In the gripping final issue of Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla’s critically acclaimed run on DETECTIVE COMICS, all bets are off. We caught up with series writer Scott Snyder to discuss the epic finale and what the experience of working on this book has been like for him.
In an issue full of illusions, twists, and misdirection, Batman and Robin must cling to reality in order to survive. After four murderous psychopaths are released from Le Jardin Noir, the French equivalent to Arkham Asylum, the ensuing chaos is as much of a visual trip as it is a mental one. But who is the ringleader of this insanity and can Batman, Robin and Nightrunner stop him from turning the whole world abstract?
Whether hero or villain, everyone has an origin story. In BATMAN BEYOND #8, writer Adam Beechen and artists Chris Batista and Rich Perotta weave together the never-before-told full tale of the misunderstood anti-hero Inque. When a young girl is torn apart by personal tragedy, she does not turn onto the path of justice like her nemesis Batman once did. Instead, she channels her suffering into an involuntary transformation that results in her becoming a member of Gotham’s criminal underbelly.
With only a limited amount of time left before more innocent blood is shed, the Bat-Team must find The Architect and diffuse the bomb that will drown half of Gotham City. But even when he is found, how will The Architect be persuaded to not go through with his sinister plan? It’ll be up to Batman to figure out the answers from an artifact that dates back to 1800s Gotham …
A new Reaper is on the loose, but is he a vigilante or villain? With both of the men who previously masqueraded as The Reaper dead, Batman must reveal the killer’s identity before he massacres every mobster in Gotham City.
Last week during San Diego Comic-Con, there was a lot of buzz on the convention floor about the DC Comics books. Fans and press alike were raving about FLASHPOINT and its tie-in titles, particularly FLASHPOINT: BATMAN – THE KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE.
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.
SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #879 and do not wish to know what happened, do not read any further. In the gripping conclusion to DETECTIVE COMICS #879, Jim Gordon was forced to come to terms with the fact that his son really is the cold-blooded monster that Barbara feared he would be all along. And while he and Barbara unmasked James Jr.’s devious plan to destroy Gotham City, The Joker made his way out of Arkham Asylum.
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. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]