SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3: THE SCARECROW yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
Following the events of “Trinity War,” Gotham City has lost the protection of the Dark Knight. As the numerous members of Batman’s Rogues Gallery begin to come out of the shadows, each villain realizes that they’re not willing to give up the city they feel rightfully belongs to them now.
While Batman and Commissioner Gordon race against time to uncover the mystery behind the hundreds of bodies that have washed up on the shores of Gotham, the Mad Hatter decides to strike at Batman in the place he least expects: his heart. Can the Dark Knight foil the Mad Hatter’s plans in time or will his secret identity fall into the hands of one of his most twisted enemies?
Earlier today, we announced that acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz will be taking over as the series writer for BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, beginning with issue #10 in June. But in the meantime, don't miss the miniseries Hurwitz is currently writing, PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE.
DETECTIVE COMICS #8 will feature the first in a multi-part series of back-up stories following Harvey Dent and his villainous alter ego, Two-Face. Written by Tony S. Daniel (writer/artist of DETECTIVE COMICS) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, the 10-page stories will offer a unique look into Dent’s secret past and an in-depth examination of the monster he’s become. Daniel and Kudranski collaborated previously on “Russian Roulette,” the one-shot back-up in DETECTIVE COMICS #5, which was released last week.
Can the Penguin have finally found love? Despite his harsh childhood and his brutal leanings, Oswald Cobblepot has a new raison d’etre in the feminine form of a potential soulmate – but the balance between his courtship and his life of crime is undermining his bid for power in Gotham City.
The penultimate issue of the critically acclaimed series from bestselling novelist Gregg Hurwitz and artist Szymon Kudranski, PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREDJUDICE #4 goes on sale tomorrow.
In the wild, when penguins mate, they stay together for life. One of the few monogamous animals, penguins are exemplary models of the idea of soulmates.
DETECTIVE COMICS #5 will feature a one-shot back-up story, highlighting an alternate, gutter-level view of the Penguin’s plot against Gotham. Written by Tony S. Daniel (writer/artist of DETECTIVE COMICS) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, the eight-page story will offer another perspective on the unfolding events of the series, tying back to DETECTIVE COMICS’ primary arc – and will also feature a surprise guest appearance by another Gotham regular.
In the first issue of PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE, you read the beginning of Oswald Cobblepot’s origin story. And if you thought that was dark, just wait until you read issue #2.
PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #2 lifts the curtain on Oswald’s disturbed childhood even higher, revealing the root of his evil. Through the issue’s fragmented parallel stories, see young Oswald discover his thirst for blood and witness how he sheds it on the streets of contemporary Gotham.