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Preview: Detective Comics #993

Detective Comics #993

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Two-Face… dead?! Did the multifaceted mafioso really get killed in a massive explosion? Batman’s the detective-let HIM figure it out! And that’s just what the Caped Crusader sets out to do, because something’s fishy about Dent’s latest demise. What the Dark Knight uncovers about his former friend not only threatens Gotham City, it’s big enough to threaten the whole world.

Batman Celebrates 80 Years with Two Anniversary Books

Leading into Batman’s big 80th celebration next year, DC announced today the World’s Greatest Detective will be honored with two milestone book releases in March 2019. Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman the Deluxe Edition will be a spectacular oversize hardcover book, and Detective Comics #1000 will be a collector’s edition of the 1,000th issue of the periodical comic that launched the high-flying adventures of the world’s most popular Super Hero. Retail orders for these books will be available soon.

Since his debut in Detective Comics #27 in March 1939, Batman has been the most popular DC Super Hero in the world, resulting in repeated waves of pop culture “Bat-mania” for many generations. Whether known as the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader or simply Batman, his appeal is global, and he has headlined comic books consistently since 1940, representing thousands of comics titles that have regularly been industry best-sellers no matter the comic book era.

DETECTIVE COMICS: 80 YEARS OF BATMAN THE DELUXE EDITION will feature an all-new cover by Jim Lee and several unpublished treasures, including a story about a traumatic early moment in Bruce Wayne’s life by Paul Levitz and acclaimed artist Denys Cowan and an extraordinary look at a work in progress—Bob Kane “ghost” Lew Sayre Schwartz’s original layouts for the Batman tale from Detective Comics #200. In addition, the celebratory book will include essays looking at Batman from extraordinary perspectives including Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Glen David Gold, Denny O’Neil, former San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman and pulp historian Anthony Tollin.

The collectible hardcover book follows the best-selling ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN and again features guest editor Paul Levitz. Classic reprints of the Dark Knight’s most memorable adventures will also be highlighted, from his first appearance to peak moments and the debuts of Robin, Batwoman, Bat-Mite, Batgirl and Super-Villains such as Two-Face, the Riddler, Clayface and Man-Bat. Plus, the must-have book will include the first tales of Slam Bradley, Air Wave, the Boy Commandos and the Martian Manhunter.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 periodical commemorates the anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics, the title from which the DC brand itself was born. The 96-page landmark issue will feature an original story written by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi with stunning artwork by Doug Mahnke. Paying tribute to the Caped Crusader’s 80-year legacy, the book will also include a series of supporting stories by top DC talent, including Geoff Johns, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Christopher Priest, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Kelley Jones, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Maleev and more.

Marking eight decades of crime-fighting, the oversize 1,000th issue of Detective Comics will reveal a never-before-seen iteration of the Arkham Knight, as well as original stories by some of the biggest names in comics. To further celebrate the cultural legacy of the iconic Super Hero, DC will present a special hardcover release, Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman the Deluxe Edition, including new artwork, all-star contributors and thrilling untold stories.

These two special publishing exclusives, available in March 2019, are certain to become collector’s items as part of DC’s yearlong plans to honor 80 years of Batman storytelling.

Preview: Detective Comics #992

Detective Comics #992

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

There’s a new Dynamic Duo in Gotham City-introducing Batman and Two-Face! What the what?! The Dark Knight is forced to team with old friend and current enemy Harvey Dent to stop a Kobra-sponsored terrorist attack. Can Batman really trust his life to a coin flip? Even worse, Bats and Two-Face are of two minds over recruiting the two Fireflies for help-if Batman’s gonna work with so many villains, he may as well join the Legion of Doom.

Preview: Detective Comics #991

Detective Comics #991

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Batman’s newest partner…Two-Face? As Harvey Dent’s persona asserts fragile control over the villain’s psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra’s terrorist attack against Gotham City.

Preview: Detective Comics #990

Detective Comics #990

(W) James Robinson (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) John Paul Leon
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Batman is hot on the trail of a murder suspect, but first he’ll have to get past Two-Face. Even though Harvey Dent seems to be asserting control, how long before he becomes a sociopathic criminal once again? More importantly, what is Dent’s connection to the victim, and what does it all have to do with the terrorist organization of slithering serpents called Kobra?! Whatever it is, it’s big enough to reunite Jim Gordon and former district attorney Harvey Dent, and that meeting alone is worth the cover price.

Batman’s newest partner…Two-Face? As Harvey Dent’s persona asserts fragile control over the villain’s psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra’s terrorist attack against Gotham City.

Preview: Detective Comics #989

Detective Comics #989

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Fighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn’t be too difficult for Batman…but the real threat comes from the fact that they’re pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn’t want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he’s investigating…but what’s his angle?

Preview: Detective Comics #988

Detective Comics #988

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson (writer of the Batman classics “Blades” and “Face the Face”) with art by rising star Stephen Segovia! It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman…but once the World’s Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels-and leads to a conspiracy among some of the Dark Knight’s strangest foes!

Preview: Detective Comics #987

Detective Comics #987

(W) Bryan Hill (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Eddy Barrows
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Then, the pulse-pounding “On the Outside” storyline hurtles toward its cataclysmic conclusion! Batman has tasked Katana, Black Lightning, the Signal and Orphan (a.k.a. Cassandra Cain) with stopping a rogue operator using alien technology that can crack into any mind on Earth! What does this case have to do with the Brainiac Files seen in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1? And how does Amanda Waller factor in? Guess you’re “outside” of Batman’s circle of trust… for now.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What do you plan on getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – July 2018 comics sales estimates: Batman #50 ships more than 441,000 copies, Spidey #1 289k – For those that enjoy the horse race.

CBR – Don’t Worry, Thor’s Ex-Roommate Darryl Survived Thanos’ Finger Snap – We can sleep at night now, how about you?

Newsarama – Marvel Reaches Out to John Byrne About New Work – After a Bitter Break-Up 18 Years Ago – Um…

 

Reviews

The Outhousers – Detective Comics #986

Talking Comics – She Could Fly #2

The Outhousers – Superman #2

Newsarama – The Thrilling Adventure Hour #1

Preview: Detective Comics #986

Detective Comics #986

(W) Bryan Hill (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira
In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $2.99

Black Lightning, the Signal and Cassandra Cain are working very well together…but now they’re up against a foe who can tap directly into their worst emotions and play them like music! When you’ve seen the kinds of horrors these poor souls have, there’s plenty of trauma to work with…and with that, you can turn these heroes into deadly weapons! Meanwhile Batman’s “side project” has been revealed-what are the Brainiac Files, and what, exactly, does Batman plan to do with them?

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