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This Just Happened: Is Batman's Fate Tied to The Joker's Defeat?

This Just Happened: Is Batman's Fate Tied to The Joker...

By Sara Ruiz Friday, May 1st, 2015

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN #40 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s legendary ENDGAME story arc comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in BATMAN #40.

In this action-packed issue, Batman and team have rallied together in an iconic battle between good and evil. Even Batman’s villains have joined in the fight against the clown prince of crime.

With all hands on deck, all roads lead to a final face-off between Batman and The Joker in the Gotham caves. Filled with endless mind games, card tricks, brutal body blows and knives to the back, both adversaries are on their last breath when Batman FINALLY gets the upper hand.

Using the dionesium against him, Batman is able to take The Joker down in just enough time to save Gotham…

But maybe not enough time to save himself…

As the caves begin to collapse, see below as Batman orders Julia to leave him behind and save Gotham. Is this Batman's endgame?! What will Gotham’s future look like without him?! Sound off in the comments below!

BATMAN #40, written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo is available in stores now.