Sometimes you're just better off showing the art. On July 22, the Deluxe Edition of NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman and artist Andy Kubert's two-part "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" story will hit, and will also feature an all-new cover from Kubert. Consider this an early Christmas gift.

A few links of note for Friday

bmrob-cv2 It's been a busy week here, and I'm sure it's been equally hectic everywhere else. But it is Friday, which means a few minutes should be taken to scan the wide expanse of the Internet for some interesting early afternoon reading. Ask and ye shall receive.

Two more pages from Gaiman and Kubert's "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" conclusion

You just saw the first four pages from DETECTIVE COMICS #853 over at IGN, but why stop there? It's Neil Gaiman, New York Times bestselling novelist, winner of more awards than we can list and one of the true trailblazing creators in the industry. Artist extraordinaire Andy Kubert. Batman. Here, for your continued reading pleasure, are two more pages from the issue -- which concludes the two-part "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" story -- picking up where IGN left off. [gallery link="file"]

Get your first look at WEDNESDAY COMICS

The brainchild of DC Comics Art Director Mark Chiarello, WEDNESDAY COMICS is a unique and groundbreaking storytelling method -- 16 pages, printed on broadsheet-size newsprint, featuring weekly stories by the best and brightest creators out there. It's gotta look great, right? We have your first peek at a page from writer John Arcudi and artist Lee Bermejo's SUPERMAN strip, along with a page from the 100 BULLETS team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, re-teaming on the Dark Knight for the first time since their acclaimed "Broken City' arc. [gallery link="file"]

Check out some pages from THE OUTSIDERS #17

Peter Tomasi and artist Lee Garbett turn the heat up on the newly-formed Outsiders team in this issue, the third part of "The Deep." Can the team properly hold off the Thrashers with the Creeper on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Also, who are The Insiders and why are they talking to a certain Slade Wilson? For some answers, click below. THE OUTSIDERS #17 goes on sale 4/22. [gallery]


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