If that stack comics on my desk (which I’ve kindly reposted above) from yesterday wasn’t clue enough, let me be frank: it’s an exciting time for Batman, and for Batman fans, like me. November lit the fuse and things are not slowing down. Come February, we’ve got the launch of J.H. Williams III and co.’s BATWOMAN ongoing, featuring co-writer W. Haden Blackman.
Bruce Wayne travelled through time, a living, temporal bomb – teeming with highly dangerous Omega energy. He was a caveman, a pirate, a pilgrim, a cowboy, a gumshoe… something with computer tentacles from the far future… And when he finally got home, when Bruce Wayne finally beat death, beat fate, conquered time itself, what happened?
And how does the beginning of Batman, Inc. work into Red Robin's plan to initiate an international stranglehold on crime? If Batman approves of everything Red Robin has set in motion, what will he do when his protégé decides to release the gang-leader-and-maybe-undercover-cop Lynx from prison?
And guess which surprise guest star you'll see when Red Robin takes a quick trip to Hong Kong. All thanks to the regular team of writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Marcus To.
RED ROBIN #17 hits today.
In this second issue from the team of writer Paul Cornell and artist Jimmy Broxton, our trusty heroes venture into rural England – or as they know it, home. But when someone starts using dangerous dark magic, they spring into action only to face a surprising and unassuming enemy. Can they take down a powerful magical enemy with their usual wit and charm? Let’s hope so.
KNIGHT AND SQUIRE #2 hits Wednesday.
It’s that time again – where we preview a few key variants for your viewing pleasure. What do we have this time? How about T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1, by Darwyn Cooke? A SUPERMAN #705 cover by BATMAN INCORPORATED artist Yanick Paquette? And, to close out, we’ve got another lovely JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST variant by Cliff Chiang (#13, to be exact) and GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #4 by Felipe Massafera. Click below for more. Enjoy!
It’s that time again, where we peek ahead to three months from now to tease what’s coming up in the Batman books. You’ve read about BATMAN: EUROPA and the BATMAN BEYOND ongoing series already, but we’ve got a few surprises in store, including an amazing David Finch Batman image, more info on “The Black Mirror” and more.
You’ve heard from Paul Cornell and K&S Editor Janelle Siegel. You’ve seen a few pages. But why not check out a few more from the first issue of writer Cornell and artist Jimmy Broxton’s mini-series, which hits tomorrow? Hop across the Atlantic and visit a city with its own duo of crime-fighters much like Batman and Robin – but not.
Excited by all the Batman news and art spreading around the web before and now after NYCC? Well, there’s a Grant Morrison Batman issue hitting in a few days: BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5, featuring a noir-ish tale of the Dark Knight, as Bruce Wayne struggles to return to the modern day, aptly illustrated by the masterful Ryan Sook and Pere Perez. Check out the pages below for more.
BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5 hits Wednesday.
You should be after you look over these promo images. And with NYCC in full swing, expect lots of BATMAN-centric chatter over the weekend. See you at the booth!