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?
Last week, we were following IGN's countdown of the top 100 heroes in comics all week on THE SOURCE. They've now posted the top twenty selections--and DC's secured eleven of those spots, with Wonder Woman landing at number five and Batman and Superman claiming the top two spots.
Here's the breakdown of the DC heroes who crack the top 20:
20 - Catwoman
19 - Jim Gordon
17 - Barbara Gordon
16 - Rorschach
15 - Dream of the Endless
11 - Dick Grayson
8 - Wally West
7 - Hal Jordan
5 - Wonder Woman
2 - Batman
Featuring two pieces of extremely rare pin-up art, the newly reissued and repackaged HITMAN, VOL. 4: ACE OF KILLERS collects issues #15-22 of Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s acclaimed series. The first is a cover that was never before published and the second is from our previous WHO’S WHO series. Take a look at both of these below.
Yowza, Guillem March. Now THAT's a striking cover.
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #22 is part of a one-month crossover with BATMAN and
RED ROBIN and hits stores in April. Won't give away too much about the storyline right now, but it involves Angels of Death fighting against Gotham's heroes over the fate of the city itself. Stay tuned...
Bruce Wayne is back – but what has he returned to?
In his absence, his closest allies and deadliest enemies have blazed a new path, creating a Gotham that’s different and in many ways more menacing than the city he left behind. So, how do his protégés, allies and foes react to the man that stands before them?
Writer/artist Tony Daniel continues to pit Batman against the Black Mask in his latest BATMAN issue. While trapped in the crime lord's headquarters, The Dark Knight must find a way to escape before all of Gotham City falls prey to the Mask's lethal toxins. Guest-starring Catwoman, Penguin, Robin and the Reaper, BATMAN #696 hits 2/17.