With anticipation for May’s “The Night of the Owls” crossover building across the extended Bat-family, DETECTIVE COMICS will also now be part of the greater battle for Gotham City. Written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Daniel and Sandu Florea, the issue finds the sinister secret society targeting one of Gotham’s most iconic institutions. “In DETECTIVE #9, Batman finds himself in the unlikeliest of situations—saving Arkham Asylum administrator Jeremiah Arkham from a mysterious Talon assailant,” said Mike Marts, BATMAN Series editor.
DETECTIVE COMICS #5 will feature a one-shot back-up story, highlighting an alternate, gutter-level view of the Penguin’s plot against Gotham. Written by Tony S. Daniel (writer/artist of DETECTIVE COMICS) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, the eight-page story will offer another perspective on the unfolding events of the series, tying back to DETECTIVE COMICS’ primary arc – and will also feature a surprise guest appearance by another Gotham regular. DETECTIVE COMICS #5 won’t hit shelves until January, but we’ve got a look at the back-up’s atmospheric first page right here on THE SOURCE.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1, by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel, will be going back to press for its fourth printing. This makes DETECTIVE COMICS the second title from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 to reach four printings, following JUSTICE LEAGUE. Check out what the people saying about the series so far: "Detective Comics is head-spinningly spectacular from top to bottom.” – MTV Geek “Perfect.” – COMPLEX MAGAZINE “A great Batman story with some truly killer art.” – IGN
DETECTIVE COMICS #1, by Tony S. Daniel and Ryan Winn, and SWAMP THING #1, by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette, two of the most critically acclaimed and fan adorned titles in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, are heading back to press for third printings. DETECTIVE COMICS #1 and SWAMP THING #1 join the ranks of the previously announced ACTION COMICS #1, BATGIRL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 as titles to receive third printings (JUSTICE LEAGUE is already in its fourth printing). And don’t miss DETECTIVE COMICS #2 and SWAMP THING #2, both on sale tomorrow. On DETECTIVE COMICS #1:
The Labor Day weekend didn’t slow down the publicity wave for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, including high profile exclusive previews: USA TODAY has the exclusive first look at DETECTIVE COMICS #1 and an interview with writer/artist Tony S. Daniel who told the paper that “fresh, brand-new villains are the ones who will give Batman challenges he's never faced before.”
In the final issue of this run of TEEN TITANS, the team faces down with their most invincible enemy yet: Superboy prime and his army of Superboy clones. This oversized 100th issue written by J.T. Krul with art by Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood, Jack Purcell and Greg Adams, packs action and mayhem into every page. In the end, the Teen Titans must face the question: when your enemy is unstoppable, how do you punish or contain him?