Now In Hardcover, the Critically Acclaimed BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR

“Because no matter how good you think you are at drawing a line between work and home, there will always be some cases that stay with you … cases that come howling back at you out of the darkness, like phone calls in the middle of the night.” – Commissioner James Gordon

Few understand the extent of darkness that dwells within the heart of Gotham City like Batman and Commissioner James Gordon do. But when the grave threats that torment Gotham may lie within Gordon’s own bloodline, he’ll be put to the test like never before.

“One of the greatest Batman epics I've ever read” - IGN

Everyone’s been talking about Batman recently. Tomorrow marks the release of the final issue of DETECTIVE COMICS prior to the launch of DC Comics-The New 52. The current run by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla has been one of the most critically acclaimed runs the title has ever had.

“Joker is Bruce's greatest foe, but he's also Jim Gordon's.” – Scott Snyder

SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #879 and do not wish to know what happened, do not read any further.

In the gripping conclusion to DETECTIVE COMICS #879, Jim Gordon was forced to come to terms with the fact that his son really is the cold-blooded monster that Barbara feared he would be all along. And while he and Barbara unmasked James Jr.’s devious plan to destroy Gotham City, The Joker made his way out of Arkham Asylum.

Batman chases down the Roadrunner in DETECTIVE COMICS #877

In the second part of "Hungry City", Batman plunges deeper into the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of a young woman whose body was found in the belly of a killer whale. But his detective skills lead him into a deadly trap set in motion by some of the Gotham underworld's newest and most fearsome players - including a slippery gun runner with titanium legs.

Scott Snyder and Jock's DETECTIVE COMICS #877 is on sale tomorrow.

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A look at Scott Snyder and Jock’s collaborative process on DETECTIVE COMICS

Here on THE SOURCE we spend a lot of time talking to writers about where they get their ideas; we also have the pleasure of showing off a lot of pieces of process artwork from our many talented artists. These are nice peeks behind the scenes, but we sometimes overlook the important process that happens in between these two steps. How does the writer work with the artist to put together a cohesive comic story?

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