It’s a Bat-heavy week in variant land, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. First up, we have Guillem March’s cover to BATMAN AND ROBIN #17, along with Gene Ha’s variant for the same issue. We’ve also got Andy Clarke’s cover to the first issue of David Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (regular and black and white). Need more? How about Amy Reeder’s BATWOMAN #0 cover, Alex Garner’s GREEN ARROW #6, Dustin Nguyen’s jam-packed JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #14 and Kevin Maguire’s morbid variant for the same issue?
What an amazing week, huh folks? Not only did we hear from a legendary collection of Wonder Woman creators past and present, but we also got a bit of news as well. But more on that later today. To close things out, we’ve got a gallery of Grade-A pinups from WONDER WOMAN #600, featuring some of the biggest and most talented artists to ever put pen to paper. So take a few minutes out of your Friday to see the Amazon Princess interpreted by the likes of Shane Davis, Ivan Reis, Guillem March, Jock and Greg Horn. [gallery link="file"]
As BATMAN careens toward its landmark 700th issue, Dick Grayson’s life as the Dark Knight inches dangerously close to the edge. With the Falcone crime family and the Riddler making a mess of Gotham, Batman finds himself completely occupied and unable to see the shocking surprise that’s sure to blindside him. Writer Tony Daniel and guest artist Guillem March present the latest issue, which you can take a sneak peek at below. BATMAN #699 hits 5/12. [gallery link="file"]
Artist Guillem March steps in to give writer/artist Tony Daniel a breather as the title rolls toward BATMAN #700. And as the landmark nears, Dick Grayson's life as Batman begins to heat up. With Black Mask out of the way, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void with little regard for the safety of Gotham's citizens. And what's up with the Riddler? Find out in BATMAN #698, which hits 4/14. [gallery link="file"]
With BATMAN writer/artist Tony Daniel taking a brief break to gear up for the major fireworks hitting the Dark Knight in the pages of BATMAN #700, it was a no-brainer to call up GOTHAM CITY SIRENS artist Guillem March for a two-issue Gotham romp, focusing on the fallout of the big Black Mask reveal. Batman Group Editor Mike Marts was kind enough to email me a few pages of Guillem’s lovely work after I whined a bit, and it was well worth it. Check ‘em out below. [gallery link="file"]
The Riddler continues leading the Gotham City Sirens into a labyrinth of puzzling predicaments. Is Edward Nigma friend or foe? Whatever the case may be, the girls are going to get their revenge, thanks to the deft handiwork of writer Paul Dini and artist Guillem March. GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #9 hits Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]