SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63 -- Grodd wins?!

Well, the cover says it all, no? Writers Michael Green and Mike Johnson re-team with artist Rafael Albuquerque to kick off an all-new arc, bringing an old, simian foe back from the dead, as he endangers the loved ones of both Superman and Batman. With Lois and Alfred kidnapped, who can survive in a world where "Grodd wins"? Find out with a few pages from the issue below.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #63 hits 8/19.

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'This ain't your grandfather's Doc Savage... or your father's Batman.'

We decided Brian Azzarello put it best, so why try and spruce things up with a cheeky headline?

Yesterday, we caught a look at J.G. Jones' amazing cover to the BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL, which kicks off a new era for the Doc, and and provides the springboard for more stories focusing on characters like The Blackhawks, Rima and more. Oh, and Batman.

And, as we promised yesterday, we've got comments from Azzarello, who's masterminding the whole shebang. Take it away, Brian:

Two-Face makes his move as 'Long Shadows' continues in BATMAN #689

Isn't that a lovely Andy Kubert cover? You know what's better than that? Having an Andy Kubert cover with interiors by Mark Bagley. Words from Judd Winick don't hurt either. And here, in the second installment of the three-part "Long Shadows" arc, we find the newly-minted Batman scrambling to retrieve the Arkham Asylum escapees, while Two-Face begins a ground war of his own. But what's the Penguin up to? Catch a glimpse below.

BATMAN #689 hits 8/12.

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Some Thursday news: Meet the new artist on RED ROBIN, Marcus To

Counting down the hours until the weekend? Aren't we all? Well, we've got some news and art for you, so time can crawl by a bit faster.

Starting in November with RED ROBIN #6, Marcus To (Aspen's Soulfire) will step in as the new ongoing artist on RED ROBIN, taking over for Ramon Bachs, who steps over to launch AZRAEL with writer Fabian Nicieza. And, in lieu of me saying nice things about Marcus, I've cornered his editor, Michael Marts to give us the skinny on why Mr. To is the perfect choice to chronicle the continuing adventures of Tim Drake. Take it away, Marts:

Can a bat beat a bear? BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL has the answer

Writer Peter Milligan and artist Andy Clarke continue their five-part Batman story, with a second installment that finds the Tsar threatening to take over the Gotham mob. But how far will Batman go to protect not only the city, but the nation? And can Batman survive a Moscow excursion? Check out some of the pages below to get an idea and for some ultra-detailed and eye-pleasing art.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32 hits 8/5.

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Time to talk some Batman at San Diego

The Battle for the Cowl is over – what’s next?

That’s the big question that will be answered in a few short minutes during the San Diego Comic Con “Batman: New Dynamic” panel, as Batman Group Editor Michael Marts rounds up a band of creators, including writers Paul Dini, Greg Rucka and artist Dustin Nguyen, to discuss what the future holds for the new Caped Crusader.

And since we’re a little early for the panel ourselves, what questions do you, Source readers, have about the Bat-verse? What’s gotten your attention? What titles have you added to your pull list?

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