(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $4.99
“City of Bane” begins! Bane’s minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist-including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane’s program-and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It’s like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror version of it. Meanwhile, the real Bruce Wayne is on a spiritual quest to regain his fighting spirit after his showdown with his father in the desert. Can the people of Gotham hold on until their protector is strong enough to come to their rescue? Plus, what does Lex Luthor’s scheming mean for Gotham City when Bane and the villains are already in control? This extra-sized anniversary issue kicks off a new multi-part storyline that ties together all the threads of the first 74 issues of Tom King’s epic BATMAN run!
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Mitch Gerads In Shops: Jul 10, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Fall and the Fallen” concludes with a father-and-son showdown. Flashpoint Batman reveals his fiendish reasoning for dragging Batman into the desert, and who is in the coffin they’ve been dragging along with them. But is this a step too far? It’s Bruce Wayne versus Thomas Wayne for the right to wear the cowl, and all of Gotham City hangs in the balance!
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(W) Tom King (A) Sandra Hope (A/CA) Andy Kubert In Shops: Jul 03, 2019 SRP: $4.99
Available to comics shops for the first time! Following a home invasion that ends in murder, Superman is put on the trail of a Metropolis mystery by Batman-but can even the Man of Steel discover the truth behind these tragic deaths, or their ties to the far-off world of Rann? These stories by Tom King with art by Andy Kubert guest-starring Green Lantern and other heroes were originally published in SUPERMAN GIANT #3 and #4.
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Mikel Janin RATED T In Shops: Jun 19, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Fall and the Fallen” part four! Batman has been defeated by Bane’s minions and chased out of Gotham. As a last-ditch effort to save his son from the lonely fate of being Batman, his father from another universe, Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, is taking Bruce to the far ends of the Earth to try to give him the one thing that will cause him to give up crime-fighting for good.
After an impromptu hiatus, the geeks are back (again). They talk about a lot of Batman, the at the time unconfirmed news that Robert Pattinson is the new Dark Knight and go on a rather large tangent at the end as they forget they’re recording.
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It wasn’t that long ago that we learned writer Tom King‘s run on Batman would be shifting to a new max-series Batman/Catwoman. From the initial announcement the series sounds like it’ll be the continuation of King’s intended conclusion to his Batman run focusing on the relationship between Batman and Catwoman.
We now have a new teaser for the series featuring a very interesting character… Phantasm!
Phantasm debuted in the 1993 animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. The story revolves around an early relationship in Bruce Wayne’s life.
The character has appeared in Batman Beyond 2.0 and as an action figure as well in comics in Batman & Robin Adventures Annual #1 in 1996.
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin (CA) David Finch RATED T In Shops: Jun 05, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Fall and the Fallen” part three! Is this the end of Gotham City? Bane’s army of villains is taking over the city, and Batman’s back is against the wall. With all the things Bane has done to him over the last year-from breaking up his wedding to trying to assassinate Nightwing, and then invading Batman’s mind to expose his most terrible fears-could this be the worst hate the Caped Crusader has ever encountered?