Coming this May, BATMAN ANNUAL #1 features the hotly anticipated introduction of Mr. Freeze into DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. But what is the icy villain’s role in the machinations of the sinister Court of Owls and their plot to control Gotham City? Is he friend or foe, ally or enemy?
When Batman found Dawn, he thought he was finally bringing her to safety. But when she reveals the origins of a hell-bent vendetta against her soul, Batman quickly learns that no matter where she is, Dawn will always need protection. Meanwhile, Gotham’s mayor mandates that Jim Gordon go on leave and gives his position to the scheming Lieutenant Forbes. And deep in the underbelly of the city, Etrigan the Demon’s loyalties are tested to the max, resulting in him unleashing a war against The Dark Knight.
This October, Gotham City will be overrun by new villains. In DETECTIVE COMICS, Batman will face the Gotham Ripper. In BATGIRL, Barbara Gordon will take on Mirror. Mysterious villains will be terrorizing Gotham in BATMAN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATWOMAN and NIGHTWING. And around the globe, evil takes new forms in BATWING and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS. Can the Bat family defeat all these foes or is the fate of Gotham – and the world at large – permanently doomed?