When Batman found Dawn, he thought he was finally bringing her to safety. But when she reveals the origins of a hell-bent vendetta against her soul, Batman quickly learns that no matter where she is, Dawn will always need protection. Meanwhile, Gotham’s mayor mandates that Jim Gordon go on leave and gives his position to the scheming Lieutenant Forbes. And deep in the underbelly of the city, Etrigan the Demon’s loyalties are tested to the max, resulting in him unleashing a war against The Dark Knight.
Today’s Batman panel at SDCC showed you exclusive first looks at the interior art for many of the books in the Batman family of DC Comics-The New 52, including BATMAN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATMAN AND ROBIN, BATWING, BATWOMAN, CATWOMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, NIGHTWING and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. Below, click through the gallery to take a look at the art we revealed.
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This October, Gotham City will be overrun by new villains. In DETECTIVE COMICS, Batman will face the Gotham Ripper. In BATGIRL, Barbara Gordon will take on Mirror. Mysterious villains will be terrorizing Gotham in BATMAN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATWOMAN and NIGHTWING. And around the globe, evil takes new forms in BATWING and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. Can the Bat family defeat all these foes or is the fate of Gotham – and the world at large – permanently doomed?
As time runs out for Batman to rescue Dawn Golden from deep beneath Gotham City, the city above is at the mercy of the Demon possessing Ragman. And when The Penguin kidnaps innocent civilians and Commissioner Gordon begins to lose hope, will Batman’s efforts be enough to save the city from its demons?
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #3 is written and pencilled by David Finch, inked by Scott Williams and Richard Friend and hits stores on Wednesday.
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The Batman does not like guns. Specifically, Bruce Wayne does not like guns. The reason why was established long ago. An alley. A mugger. A murder.
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