Last Friday, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles hosted a wrap party for the first month of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. The writers and artists in attendance included Brian Buccellato, Bernard Chang, Mike Costa, Dan DiDio, Josh Fialkov, Sterling Gates, Adam Glass, Kyle Higgins and Scott Lobdell. Head on over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to hear all of these creators talk about what titles from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 were their favorites.
Whether hero or villain, everyone has an origin story. In PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1, novelist Gregg Hurwitz and artist Szymon Kudranski examine the painful past of one of Batman’s most iconic adversaries.
In a story that is divided between flashbacks of a dark and troubled youth and an insider’s look into the criminal underbelly of Gotham City, learn what provoked and inspired Oswald Cobblepot to become the infamous Penguin.
Writer Judd Winick and artist Mark Bagley kick off part three of their four-part BATMAN story with a bang, as Penguin ups the ante in his bid to become the top crook in Gotham and enlists a few of Arkham's finest to keep the Dark Knight occupied. Meanwhile, a new player enters the scene to help the Penguin -- or does he have more devious goals? All this while Two-Face gets closer to making a startling discovery about who Batman really is.
BATMAN #690 hits today.
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.