The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. They're two of the most well-known, popular, and instantly recognizable super heroes in all of fiction. They both strive to uphold justice. They both take on dangerous criminals and super-powered madmen. They both serve on the legendary Justice League. Separately, they're two of the world's greatest super heroes. Together, they're the World's Finest.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN comes to a close as the Joker attempts to kill his second reporter: Clark Kent. Cautious not to reveal his true identity, Clark must defend himself without making his superhuman strength obvious. His only hope in doing this successfully? The Dark Knight.
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #87, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tomas Giorello, hits stores tomorrow.
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A reporter working on a story about Batman’s true identity has been murdered. In addition to his own moral struggle over whether or not he is responsible, Batman must hunt the killer down and figure out why he’s so desperate to stop the story’s publication. Meanwhile, Clark Kent is assigned to finish the piece. But will Superman really reveal who Batman is to the world? And furthermore, does taking over this assignment mean that Clark Kent is the killer’s next victim?
...with a lot more Doomsday than they bargained for.
As announced earlier this week, the Reign of Doomsday story will continue through SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #5, as Supergirl must team up with Batman to try to stop Doomsday and Cyborg Superman from tearing them apart. The issue will hit in early April, written by James Robinson with art by Miguel Sepulveda.
Writer Judd Winick and artist Marco Rudy kick off a new arc on SUPERMAN/BATMAN by jumping back to the days following FINAL CRISIS. In the shadow of the “Return of Bruce Wayne,” Superman remembers the fall of The Dark Knight, as Dick Grayson takes on the mantle of the Bat. But as a threat both alien and mystical erupts in Gotham, does the new World’s Finest team stand a chance?
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #76 hits 9/22.