We showed off David Finch's already-great pencils for his BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5, but the finished piece of art is just too good not to share here. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5 will be on sale in June.
Excited about today’s earlier post, announcing BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM? Well, that’s not all, May’s going to be a major month for BATMAN – here’s your first look at May’s solicits, after the jump. BATMAN INCORPORATED #7 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM 1:25 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
STEEL #1, the first part of the REIGN OF DOOMSDAY storyline, has sold out and gone back for a second printing, this time with a blood-red cover. Foreboding, right? Check it out below. Along with that, we have a few more variants for you. First up is Andy Clarke’s variant cover to Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2 followed closely by another dynamic Felipe Massafera variant to GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #7. Rounding out the batch is Kevin Maguire’s cover to JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #19. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
Let's get this out of the way first, David Finch might be the nicest guy in comics. He's also a Batman fanatic and his love for the character is evident on every page of the upcoming BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT series. Luckily, you don't have to take my word for it. Just check out his variant cover to issue 4.
In addition to being a comic fan, I’m also a sports and music nerd. And like any fan, my imagination tends to wander. What if singer X played with guitarist Z? What if QB so-and-so had WR what’s-his-name to throw to? Would they have made one great, epic album? Would they have won the Super Bowl? The same kind of logic applies to comics. What if this writer worked with that artist on character X for an issue?
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.
It’s a Bat-heavy week in variant land, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. First up, we have Guillem March’s cover to BATMAN AND ROBIN #17, along with Gene Ha’s variant for the same issue. We’ve also got Andy Clarke’s cover to the first issue of David Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (regular and black and white). Need more? How about Amy Reeder’s BATWOMAN #0 cover, Alex Garner’s GREEN ARROW #6, Dustin Nguyen’s jam-packed JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #14 and Kevin Maguire’s morbid variant for the same issue?