We’ve got a simple good news/bad news situation for you all this morning. Bad news: Artist Cameron Stewart won’t be handling the art chores on the fourth issue of BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE. We’ll have more Cameron news, however, in the coming months, so — as usual — keep it locked here at The Source. So, wait. That’s not bad news at all.


It’s all been building to this, folks. Bruce Wayne – Batman – has been lost in time and believed dead by his closest allies. His former sidekick has taken the cowl. Gotham remains under constant assault. But the question remains: where – or when – is Batman? BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 launches a special, six-issue event that chronicles the return of the original Dark Knight, springing from the mind of writer Grant Morrison. With each issue spanning a different era of time and featuring the dynamic artwork of a different, A-list comic book artist.

Take a look at Pirate Batman variant cover for RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3, by Yanick Paquette

We’ll have a first look at BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 later this week, but to tide you over until then, we’ve got a new image for you to enjoy. While, as most of you know, superstar artist Andy Kubert is handling cover duties for the entire series, the variants are being provided by each issue’s interior artist. You’ve seen the variants to #1 and #2 in this space already, but why stop there? Here’s Pirate Batman in all his glory, courtesy of artist Yanick Paquette:

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.

Welcome to Batman VERSUS Robin

Rising star artist Andy Clarke joins writer Grant Morrison just in time to see the new Dark Knight face off against the new Boy Wonder -- thanks to the manipulations of Ms. Talia al Ghul. But is everything as it seems? Probably not. Hopefully the pages below can serve as a bit of a clue. And did I mention this issue ties in directly to THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE? Well, it does. BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 hits 3/10. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]

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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