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Review: Batman: The World

Batman: The World is a first-of-its-kind event featuring stories of Batman from creative teams from around the world.

Story: Brian Azzarello, Mathieu Gabella, Paco Roca, Alessandro Bilotta, Benjamin Von Eckartsberg, Stepan Kopriva, Kirill Kutuzov, Egor Prutov, Ertan Ergil, Tomasz Kolodziejczak, Alberto Chimal, Carlos Estefan, Inpyo Jeon, Xu Xiaodong, Lu Xiaotong, Okadaya Yuichi
Art: Lee Bermejo, Thierry Martin, Paco Roca, Nicola Mari, Thomas Von Kummant, Michal Suchanek, Natalia Zaidova, Etham Onur Bilgic, Piotr Kowalski, Rulo Valdes, Pedro Mauro, Jaekwang Park, Junggi Jim, Qiu Kun, Okadaya Yuichi
Color: Lee Bermejo, Theirry Martin, Paco Roca, Giovanna Niro, Thomas Von Kummant, Michal Suchanek, Natalia Zaidova, Ethem Onur Bilgic, Brad Simpson, Rulo Valdes, Fabi Marques, Jaekwang Park, Yi Nan
Letterer: Jared K. Fletcher, Thierry Martin, Dolores Faraco, Andrea Accardi, Thomas Von Kummant, Michal Suchanek, Olga Varlamova, Aykut Tanay, Tomasz Bratkowski, Eduardo Lopez Castan, Carlos Estefan, Dongmin Baek, Li Xiaobing, Okadaya Yuichi

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Batman: The World Takes Batman on a Worldwide Event

This September, DC takes Batman’s war on crime worldwide in a new hardcover anthology, Batman: The World. This 184-page book is a first-of-its-kind publishing event, featuring Batman stories by top creative teams from across the globe, taking place in their home countries. Batman: The World launches worldwide on Tuesday, September 14, 2021—just in time for Batman Day 2021 (Saturday, September 18, 2021). The complete anthology will be localized to the following international territories: North America, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, China, Korea, and Japan.

Kicking off the anthology is a story from the award-winning duo of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo. In the story titled “Global City,” Batman reflects on his time in Gotham, protecting his city and its inhabitants from all manner of threats. But when he looks beyond the bridges, alleys, and skyscrapers, the Dark Knight realizes that the call for justice knows no borders, as there are wrongs to be righted everywhere. Their story sets off a series of tales chronicling Batman’s past and present, stories told by some of the best-known international voices in comics:  

  • Mathieu Gabella (writer)/Thierry Martin (artist) – France
  • Paco Roca (writer/artist) – Spain
  • Alessandro Bilotta (writer)/Nicola Mari (artist) – Italy
  • Benjamin von Eckartsberg (writer)/Thomas von Kummant (artist) – Germany
  • Stepan Kopriva (writer)/Michal Suchánek (artist) – Czech Republic
  • Tomasz Kolodziejczak (writer)/Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson (artists) – Poland
  • Ertan Ergil (writer)/Ethem Onur Bilgiç (artist) – Turkey
  • Alberto Chimal (writer)/Rulo Valdés (artist) – Mexico
  • Carlos Estefan (writer)/Pedro Mauro (Artist) – Brazil
  • Inpyo Jeon (writer)/Jae-kwang Park, Kim Jung Gi (artists) – Korea)
  • Xu Xiaodong, Lu Xiaotong (writers)/Qiu Kun, Yi Nan (artists) – China
  • Kirill Kutuzov, Egor Prutov (writers)/Natalia Zaidova (artist) – Russia
  • Okadaya Yuichi (writer/artist) – Japan

Each international version of Batman: The World will also feature its own unique cover art by the local creative team. International publishing and distribution partners include Urban Comics (France), ECC Ediciones (Spain), Panini (Italy, Brazil, Germany), CREW (Czech Republic), Azbooka-Atticus (Russia), Egmont Polska (Poland), JBC (Turkey), Editorial Televisa (Mexico, Central America), Sigongsa (Korea), Starfish Media (China), and Shopro (Japan).

Preview: Gung-Ho: Sexy Beast #1

Gung-Ho: Sexy Beast #1

(W) Benjamin Von Eckartsberg (A) Thomas von Kummant (CA) Daniel Clarke
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The return of Gung-Ho! “Sexy Beast” picks up a few weeks after the events in “Short Circuit”, where at Fort Apache, the situation is more tense than ever, as the threat posed by the rippers adds to an increasingly difficult life for the colony. Kingsten briefs the fort council on the situation following the stolen goods from the train. The colony is running out of supplies, heavy weapons and ammunition, and so it is decided to ration even more. She orders a team to be set up to find the stolen delivery in the danger zone. She also asks Bagster to put pressure on the government again for help. She believes a white wave is coming, a big attack from the rippers…

Gung-Ho: Sexy Beast #1
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