A look at Chris Sprouse’s variant cover to BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1

Last week, we announced that Frazer Irving was going to be handling the art duties on the next arc of BATMAN AND ROBIN. Along with that news we showcased Frazer’s lovely RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #2 variant cover. But what of #1, you ask?

Well, here you go. Courtesy of superstar artist Chris Sprouse and inker Karl Story, the art team on #1:

The BATGIRL/RED ROBIN crossover kicks off

Writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Talent Caldwell kick off a crossover with RED ROBIN, as Tim Drake returns to Gotham Cit. But who does he find in the Batcave? None other than Stephanie Brown, the new Batgirl. And when Ra's al Ghul attacks one of Batman's closest allies, Red Robin and Batgirl will have to put the past aside to save Leslie Thompkins's life. Continued in Red Robin #10.

BATGIRL #8 hits 3/10.

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BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-6, colored and connected

We had a great time showcasing Andy Kubert's amazing pencils to the six BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE covers. And some of you figured out that when put together, the covers form one over-arching image. So, it's a no-brainer to want to showcase the covers together in all their glory. And because it's Friday, we're unveiling Andy's handiwork all at once. So click on the thumbnail below to see BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-6 as one magnificent piece of art.

In the wake of CRY FOR JUSTICE, the team regroups

James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley present a team reeling from the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, as a member is tended to after the horrific events of the mini-series. And, will the new Batman join the ranks of the team? Or does he have more pressing issues in Gotham?

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42 hits 2/17.

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Complete your set with the fifth and sixth covers to RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE

Well, we weren't going to leave you hanging there, especially considering the reaction to the first four covers we debuted here on The Source.

So here, to help get you through the week, are the final two covers of writer Grant Morrison's BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, courtesy of legendary artist Andy Kubert. Including my personal favorite -- noir detective Batman:

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