DC - first look at batman /tags/first-look-at-batman en First Look: Surviving the Joker War /blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Surviving the Joker War</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/10-OCT/Batman-Cv101-1_5f890dbe5ce1a3.59246741.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>The work doesn’t end when the war’s been won. In fact, it’s only just getting started. With the Joker defeated, Punchline under house arrest and the people of Gotham left to pick up the pieces, a weary city asks a desperate question—what happens now?</p> <p>It’s something fans are likely wondering as well. With “The Joker War” serving as the heart of the Bat-books for much of 2020, now that it’s done, we’re all a bit curious about what comes next. <em>Batman: The Joker War Zone </em>and the climactic <em>Batman #100 </em>both make it clear there are plenty of loose threads that stand ready to be unraveled. The Joker and Punchline may be down, but they’re definitely not out. Clownhunter doesn’t seem like he’s going to heed Batman’s warning to stop killing the Joker’s men. And Ghost-Maker…? Well, we don’t know what his deal is, but it doesn’t seem like he wants to take Batman out for nachos. No, the Dark Knight still has a lot to watch out for, and he now has far fewer resources to work with.</p> <p>But before he can face these new threats, he still has a few friends to check in on…and perhaps patch things up with. There’s Catwoman, obviously. Just when Selina and Bruce were back on solid ground, her dark past with the Designer was brought to light and now things between her and Batman seem…off. There’s Damian. We suspect that one’s going to be a LOT more complicated to resolve. And then there’s Lucius Fox. From what we’ve seen, Batman hasn’t checked in on him since Lucius was poisoned by the Joker. How’s his recovery coming along? What’s he been doing? And why is he now working with Cole Cash?</p> <p>That’s right, Grifter once again returns to the DC Universe in next week’s <em>Batman #101…</em>and if you caught yesterday’s <a href="/blog/2020/10/15/dc-future-state-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-the-dc-universe" target="_blank">DC Future State announcement,</a> you know the Wildstorm character is going to be one to keep an eye on. In fact, it seems quite a few important characters are about to step into the Gotham City spotlight, so if you <em>are </em>wondering what comes next… Well, you might want to check out this exclusive preview of Batman’s newest chapter.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-101" target="_blank">Batman #101</a> by James Tynion IV, Guillem March and Tomeu Morey is in stores</em><em> and available digitally on Tuesday, October 20.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman 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property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Clownhunter</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/the-joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">The Joker</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/ghost-maker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ghost-maker</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-future-state" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC Future State</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion batman</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/guillem-march" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">guillem march</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Surviving the Joker War" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 466193 at /blog/2020/10/16/first-look-surviving-the-joker-war#comments First Look: Batman Takes on Mr. Freeze...and Sons? /blog/2020/07/31/first-look-batman-takes-on-mr-freezeand-sons <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman Takes on Mr. Freeze...and Sons?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/BM_Cv96_5f236de358aaa1.19207006.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>Yes, “The Joker War” is still raging in the city of Gotham, but let’s not forget that the Clown Prince of Crime isn’t the only villain on these streets. When last we left the Dark Knight, he had been poisoned and seemingly blown off the side of a building by one of his own bat-planes. Or rather, one of the bat-planes he <em>used </em>to own. After months of careful planning, the Joker is now in possession of all of Bruce Wayne’s assets, including the ones that are known publicly—like Wayne Enterprises and Wayne Manor—and all of the ones hidden away in safe houses and Batcaves. That means the Joker is now one of the wealthiest men in the world…and arguably the most dangerous.</p> <p>And yet, at the start of next week’s <em>Batman #96, </em>the Joker’s assault seems to be long over and it’s not the Clown Prince that Batman is battling, but Mr. Freeze and his family.</p> <p>That’s right, family.</p> <p>In what seems to be a flash forward or a glimpse at a possible future, the Fries family has expanded to include two equally cold sons, both of whom seem to have even less affection for Batman than their dad (we didn’t think that was possible!). What does this intriguing sequence have to do with “The Joker War”? Is it really happening, or just a side effect of Punchline’s poison? You’ll need to read the full issue for answers to those questions, but you can meet the Freeze family and get a glimpse at Gotham’s future right now by checking out our exclusive sneak peek!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-96" target="_blank">Batman #96</a> by James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez and Tomeu Morey is in stores</em><em> and available digitally on Tuesday, August 4.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-war" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker war</a>, <a href="/tags/joker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-joker-war" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman joker war</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-96" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #96</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-96" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #96</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/mister-freeze" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mister freeze</a>, <a href="/tags/mr-freeze" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mr. freeze</a>, <a href="/tags/victor-fries" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">victor fries</a>, <a href="/tags/mr-freeze-sons" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mr. freeze sons</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/clownhunter" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Clownhunter</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/jorge-jimenez" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Jorge Jimenez</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/07/31/first-look-batman-takes-on-mr-freezeand-sons" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman Takes on Mr. Freeze...and Sons?" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Fri, 31 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 453483 at /blog/2020/07/31/first-look-batman-takes-on-mr-freezeand-sons#comments First Look: Is Batman Prepared for War? /blog/2020/07/06/first-look-is-batman-prepared-for-war <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Is Batman Prepared for War?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/07-JUL/BATMAN-Cv94_5efe8831a72bd9.22174213.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p> <p>Sorry if we seem out of sorts today. We’re all still recovering from <em>Batman #93’s </em>shocking conclusion. For anyone who missed it, let’s go through the list.</p> <p><strong>Designer</strong>—dead and a literal puppet of the Joker’s<br /><strong>Harley Quinn</strong>—tossed in the sewer after getting her throat cut by Punchline<br /><strong>Catwoman</strong>—seemingly shot by Punchline (Joker’s new assistant does NOT mess around)<br /><strong>Batman</strong>—penniless, and with a giant knife through his leg care of Deathstroke<br /><strong>The Joker</strong>—now in possession of Bruce’s entire multi-billion dollar fortune<br /><strong>The citizens of Gotham</strong>—pretty much %*$#ed</p> <p>Yeah, things aren’t looking great. In fact, it’s hard to imagine how they could look much worse, especially considering that Alfred’s dead and the rest of the Bat-Family is nowhere to be seen. If we know anything about Gotham’s greatest hero, it’s that you should never count him out. But it’s hard to imagine how Batman will come out on top when his single greatest adversary now has his billions at his disposal. Just imagine the sheer carnage and chaos the Joker’s now capable of, and Bruce is only one man.</p> <p>Though, as readers know, while Bruce may just be a man, he’s far from an ordinary one. That’s something we’re reminded of in this week’s <em>Batman #94, </em>in which a moment from the Dark Knight’s past sheds intriguing new light on today’s events. Who is Cassander Wycliffe Baker? And why was a pre-Batman Bruce so desperate to meet him? You’ll have to read this crucial “Joker War” prologue for answers, but you can get your first hints in this exclusive first look.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"></p> <p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-94">Batman #94</a> by James Tynion IV, Rafael Albuquerque, Guillem March and David Baron </em><em>is in stores and available digitally on Tuesday, July 7.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/preview-of-batman-94" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">preview of batman #94</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-94" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #94</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-94" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #94</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-war" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker war</a>, <a href="/tags/road-to-joker-war" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">road to joker war</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-war-prologue" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker war prologue</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-war-tie-in" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker war tie-in</a>, <a href="/tags/joker-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/harley-quinn" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">harley quinn</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/punchline-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">punchline</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/guillem-march" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">guillem march</a>, <a href="/tags/rafael-albuqerque" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rafael albuqerque</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/07/06/first-look-is-batman-prepared-for-war" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Is Batman Prepared for War?" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 453001 at /blog/2020/07/06/first-look-is-batman-prepared-for-war#comments First Look: Why are Gotham's Villains So Terrified? /blog/2020/01/16/first-look-why-are-gothams-villains-so-terrified <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Why are Gotham&#039;s Villains So Terrified?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:16</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/01-JAN/BM_Cv87_5e20c4157746c6.44704791.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p>To the many people of Gotham City, Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nygma are the stuff of nightmares. So, when there’s something out there that has <em>them </em>frightened, it’s time to get worried. Especially when Gotham’s legendary protector, Batman, seems to have no clue that anything’s wrong.</p><p>In <em>Batman #86, </em>which marked James Tynion’s debut on the series, Bruce single-handedly took down five of the world’s most notorious contract killers, including Deathstroke. Taking down five super-powered baddies is a pretty big night, even for Batman, and typically would mark the end of that particular crimefighting chapter. Only, it seems like there’s something bigger at play…and it may have roots that extend frightening close to home for Bruce. As Batman battled Deathstroke, Selina stopped a seemingly much less violent crime in process only to see the whole thing end in a terrifying death and a cryptic threat about a “perfect crime” from a voice she clearly recognizes.</p><p>Now, in next week’s <em>Batman #87, </em>the veil is pulled back even farther as we learn that this perfect crime has also perfectly set Gotham’s underworld on edge. While Penguin and Riddler aren’t exactly paragons of level-headedness, whatever is happening has them resorting to terrifyingly extreme measures that are out of character for both of them. How desperate are we talking about? You can find out in this exclusive first look at the issue, in which a frantic conversation between two of Gotham’s most wanted culminates in a reference to…well, check out the preview and find out!</p><p align="center"></p><p><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-87" target="_blank"><em>Batman #87</em></a><em> by James Tynion IV, Guillem March and Tomeu Morey is in stores Wednesday, January 22.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/preview-of-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">preview of batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-87" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #87</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-87" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #87</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-iv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">James Tynion IV</a>, <a href="/tags/guillem-march" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">guillem march</a>, <a href="/tags/james-tynion-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">james tynion batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comic</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman series</a>, <a href="/tags/riddler" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">riddler</a>, <a href="/tags/edward-nygma" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">edward nygma</a>, <a href="/tags/penguin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">penguin</a>, <a href="/tags/oswald-cobblepot" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Oswald Cobblepot</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/selina-kyle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Selina Kyle</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/01/16/first-look-why-are-gothams-villains-so-terrified" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Why are Gotham&#039;s Villains So Terrified?" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:16:37 +0000 Tim Beedle 450342 at /blog/2020/01/16/first-look-why-are-gothams-villains-so-terrified#comments First Look: Batman Learns the Truth About Alfred /blog/2019/11/18/first-look-batman-learns-the-truth-about-alfred <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman Learns the Truth About Alfred</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, November 18, 2019 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/11-NOV/BM_Cv83_5dce20901109a3.49927908.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1062px;" /></p><p>For months, Batman fans worldwide have collectively grieved for Alfred Pennyworth, the Dark Knight’s beloved butler, partner and surrogate father who was shockingly murdered by Bane in the pages of <em>Batman #77. </em>It’s not been easy. Alfred was as valuable a member of the Bat-Family as they come. While Bruce has grown into a father himself, he’s never <em>not </em>needed Alfred, who provided invaluable support, advice and when necessary, criticism.</p><p>Now that’s all gone, only Batman doesn’t know this. At least, not until this week’s <em>Batman #83 </em>when the tragic truth is finally uncovered by Bruce. In the previous issue, Batman had been on the verge of triumph, finally defeating Bane with the assistance of Catwoman. But then the Flashpoint Batman—Bruce’s father from another timeline who had been assisting Bane—arrived unexpectedly and shot both Bruce and Bane. Now, as the next chapter begins, Bruce awakens to find himself seated across from the lifeless body of his most trusted companion. What happens next, as you’ll see in this exclusive first look at issue #83, is absolutely heartbreaking.</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-83" target="_blank">Batman #83</a> by Tom King, Mikel Jan</em><em>ín and Jordie Bellaire is in stores Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-83" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #83</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-83" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #83</a>, <a href="/tags/city-of-bane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">city of bane</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/mikel-janin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mikel janin</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alfred Pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alfred</a>, <a href="/tags/death-of-alfred-pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">death of alfred pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworths-death" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alfred pennyworth&#039;s death</a>, <a href="/tags/bane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bane</a>, <a href="/tags/flashpoint-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flashpoint batman</a>, <a href="/tags/thomas-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">thomas wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a>, <a href="/tags/exclusive" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exclusive</a>, <a href="/tags/exclusive-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exclusive first look</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/11/18/first-look-batman-learns-the-truth-about-alfred" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman Learns the Truth About Alfred" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 449226 at /blog/2019/11/18/first-look-batman-learns-the-truth-about-alfred#comments First Look: Gotham Girl vs. Robin /blog/2019/08/20/first-look-gotham-girl-vs-robin <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Gotham Girl vs. Robin</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 11:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2019/08-AUG/BM_Cv77_5d5b5d571627f1.14204649.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1062px;" /></p><p>“All is good. All is right. We’ve won.”</p><p>Gotham Girl’s spare, chilling words brought <em>Batman #76</em> to a close as she summed up the harrowing state of Gotham City in Tom King’s “City of Bane.” Controlled by the Venom-fueled villain after he once again defeated the Dark Knight, crime now literally rules in Gotham and all hope has been squashed by Bane’s champions—Thomas Wayne’s Flashpoint Batman and the mind-altered onetime hero Claire Clover. It’s not hard to see why. With Flashpoint Batman’s formidable martial arts skill and fighting prowess and Gotham Girl’s near unrivaled power set, there are very few heroes capable of bringing them down. In fact, just last issue, Claire easily defeated no less than Captain Atom, who attempted to rescue Gotham City and nearly paid for his efforts with his life.</p><p>That’s right, Captain Atom. The man who’s literally a human nuclear bomb.</p><p>So, it’s hard to imagine what chance Robin has when he confronts Gotham Girl in our first look at <em>Batman #77.</em> Damian’s a gifted fighter, and surely, he could give his grandfather a run for his money—but the younger, superpowered Claire? There’s no chance, right? What would that even look like? It’s time to find out as King and artist Tony S. Daniel are joined by Mikel Janín for this breathtaking sneak peek of what’s ahead in part 3 of King’s climactic Bat-tale.</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-77" target="_blank">Batman #77</a> by Tom King, Mikel Janín, Tony S. Daniel, Norm Rapmund, Jordie Bellaire and Tomeu Morey is in stores Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-77" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #77</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-77-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #77 sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/damian-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">damian wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-girl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham girl</a>, <a href="/tags/claire-clover" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">claire clover</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-vs-gotham-girl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">robin vs. gotham girl</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-girl-vs-robin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham girl vs. robin</a>, <a href="/tags/flashpoint-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">flashpoint batman</a>, <a href="/tags/thomas-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">thomas wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/batcat" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batcat</a>, <a href="/tags/batmancatwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman/catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/selina-kyle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Selina Kyle</a>, <a href="/tags/city-of-bane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">city of bane</a>, <a href="/tags/bane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bane</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/tony-s-daniel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tony S. Daniel</a>, <a href="/tags/mikel-janin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mikel janin</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2019/08/20/first-look-gotham-girl-vs-robin" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Gotham Girl vs. Robin" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 447685 at /blog/2019/08/20/first-look-gotham-girl-vs-robin#comments First Look: Batman Partners with the Penguin /blog/2018/11/19/first-look-batman-partners-with-the-penguin <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman Partners with the Penguin</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/11-NOV/BM_Cv59_5bef8b8c43e5e0.19760170.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1062px;" /></p><p>In BATMAN #58, which kicked off Tom King and Mikel Janín’s Penguin-centered new storyline, “The Tyrant Wing,” Batman sent Oswald Cobblepot to Arkham Asylum. In Wednesday’s BATMAN #59, it appears the Penguin has returned the favor…in a matter of speaking. Chapter one ended with the revelation that the Penguin isn’t looking to hurt Batman, but to team up with him to bring down Bane, who is responsible for killing Cobblepot’s wife, Penny. Bruce—whether he realizes it yet or not—also knows what it feels like to have his true love stolen by Bane, who we know was behind Selina’s wedding day breakup.</p><p>In short, these guys have both had their hearts broken, and the same person is to blame.</p><p>Judging by Batman’s furious assault on Arkham Asylum, where Bane has been holding court, in our exclusive preview of issue #59, it appears that Bruce may now know about the game Bane’s been playing with his life. But Bane’s beaten Batman before, and if Bruce’s treatment of the poor guards is any indication, the Dark Knight seems a bit unhinged. He’s hardly in the right mindset to defeat his greatest foe. Is that what Bane wants? Can Batman actually trust Penguin? How much do Arkham guards make anyhow because it does NOT seem worth it! We can’t say you’ll find answers to those questions in our preview, but you should still check it out!</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-59" target="_blank">BATMAN #59 </a>by Tom King, Mikel Janín and Jordie Bellaire is in stores this Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-59" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #59</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-59" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #59</a>, <a href="/tags/tyrant-wing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">tyrant wing</a>, <a href="/tags/penguin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">penguin</a>, <a href="/tags/oswald-cobblepot" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Oswald Cobblepot</a>, <a href="/tags/bane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bane</a>, <a href="/tags/arkham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arkham</a>, <a href="/tags/arkham-asylum" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arkham asylum</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/mikel-janin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mikel janin</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-comics-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">DC 24ֱ</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/11/19/first-look-batman-partners-with-the-penguin" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman Partners with the Penguin" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 443281 at /blog/2018/11/19/first-look-batman-partners-with-the-penguin#comments First Look: Batman and Nightwing Face the Wrath of...Crazy Quilt?!? /blog/2018/09/04/first-look-batman-and-nightwing-face-the-wrath-ofcrazy-quilt <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman and Nightwing Face the Wrath of...Crazy Quilt?!?</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/08-AUG/BM_Cv54_5b89b040bfadf1.66995441.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1062px;" /></p><p>Over the past two years, Batman and Nightwing have gone head to head with some of the worst villains in Gotham.</p><p>Joker. Bane. Poison Ivy. Mister Freeze. The Riddler.</p><p>In fairness, I suppose you could call their latest adversary “the worst villain in Gotham” as well...but you’re certainly not referring to the type of “worst” that inspires dread. In this week’s BATMAN #54, guest artist Matt Wagner joins writer Tom King to craft a moving tribute to Batman’s longtime relationship with Dick Grayson, who recently donned the cowl once again to allow Bruce to grieve his failed wedding. It’s just the latest example of the sort of support Dick has given to his mentor over the years, and that Bruce has reciprocated in turn, as we see in a series of flashbacks throughout the issue. Which brings us back to Mr. Quilt, who attempts to take down Batman and Nightwing by flashing lights at them.</p><p>It goes about as well as you’d expect.</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="/comics/batman-2016/batman-54" target="_blank">BATMAN #54</a> by Tom King, Matt Wagner and Tomeu Morey is in stores this Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-54" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #54</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-54" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman #54</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-at-batman-54" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek at batman #54</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-robin" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and robin</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/matt-wagner" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">matt wagner</a>, <a href="/tags/matt-wagners-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">matt wagner&#039;s batman</a>, <a href="/tags/crazy-quilt" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">crazy quilt</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book first look</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a>, <a href="/tags/dcu" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dcu</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/09/04/first-look-batman-and-nightwing-face-the-wrath-ofcrazy-quilt" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman and Nightwing Face the Wrath of...Crazy Quilt?!?" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 441449 at /blog/2018/09/04/first-look-batman-and-nightwing-face-the-wrath-ofcrazy-quilt#comments First Look: Batman's Rooftop Rendezvous /blog/2018/01/15/first-look-batmans-rooftop-rendezvous <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman&#039;s Rooftop Rendezvous</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2018/01-JAN/BM_Cv39_ds_5a582b043c97f2.46534448.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 922px;" /></p><p>Batman’s recently renewed romance with Catwoman began on a rooftop…but is it possible it might end on one as well?</p><p>When last we left Tom King’s “Superfriends” storyline, Bruce and Selina had just wrapped up a charming double date with Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but things are about to get a lot more serious. After all, Catwoman isn’t the only powerful woman in Batman’s life. Bruce’s friend and fellow Justice Leaguer, Wonder Woman, has something to say, and she’s chosen a pretty dramatic way to say it in this exclusive preview of this week’s BATMAN #39. Who is the mysterious “Gentle Man,” and what does he have to do with Bruce and Diana? What exactly is it that Bruce is supposed to be ready for? And seriously, can the Gotham Knights get it together already? Fumbling the ball on the one-yard line…twice?!? Where did they find these bums?!</p><p>Um…that would be a big “I don’t know” for all of those questions, but we encourage you to read our little sneak peek and ponder them yourselves. Enjoy, bat-fans!</p><p style="text-align: center;"></p><p><em><a href="http://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-2016/batman-39" target="_blank">BATMAN #39</a> by Tom King, Joëlle Jones and Jordie Bellaire is in stores this Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-39" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman #39</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman preview</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman first look</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-sneak-peek" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-woman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder woman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-wonder-woman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and wonder woman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-wonder-woman-rooftop" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and wonder woman rooftop</a>, <a href="/tags/wonder-woman-and-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wonder woman and batman</a>, <a href="/tags/superfriends" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">superfriends</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/joelle-jones" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Joelle Jones</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-marriage" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman marriage</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-engagement" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman engagement</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/gcpd" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gcpd</a>, <a href="/tags/commissioner-gordon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">commissioner gordon</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman Rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comic" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comic</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2018/01/15/first-look-batmans-rooftop-rendezvous" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman&#039;s Rooftop Rendezvous" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 436765 at /blog/2018/01/15/first-look-batmans-rooftop-rendezvous#comments First Look: Bruce and Selina's First Date /blog/2017/11/27/first-look-bruce-and-selinas-first-date <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Bruce and Selina&#039;s First Date</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2017/11-NOV/BMANN_Cv2_5a14f84a9ca753.64287184.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 922px;" /></p><p>First dates can be awkward, but we’re guessing even the worst of them don’t involve stolen cars, breaking and entering, and major property damage. Then again, most of us aren’t Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. While many stories have been told about the early days of Batman and Catwoman, it’s rare that we’ve seen tales about their early relationship. How exactly did a professional thief manage to win the heart of a driven crimefighter sworn to bring people like her to justice?</p><p>In BATMAN ANNUAL #2, writer Tom King answers that question with a story set well in their past, before even the War of Jokes and Riddles. Partnering with him on this one is his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD artist Lee Weeks (with an assist from Michael Lark). Is there room in a young Bruce’s life for both courtship and caped crusading? Will Selina even give him a choice? She certainly takes him—or rather, his <em>car—</em>for a ride in this exclusive first look.</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="http://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-2016/batman-annual-2" target="_blank">BATMAN ANNUAL #2 </a>by Tom King, Lee Weeks, Michael Lark, Elizabeth Breitweiser and June Chung is in stores this Wednesday.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-annual" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman annual</a>, <a href="/tags/catwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">catwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-catwoman-date" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and catwoman date</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-catwoman-first-date" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and catwoman first date</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/selina-kyle" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Selina Kyle</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-wayne-and-selina-kyle-date" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce wayne and selina kyle date</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-and-catwoman-romance" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman and catwoman romance</a>, <a href="/tags/preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">preview</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-and-catwoman-date" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman and catwoman date</a>, <a href="/tags/sneak-peek-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sneak peek</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-rebirth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman Rebirth</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-universe-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc universe</a>, <a href="/tags/tom-king" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Tom King</a>, <a href="/tags/lee-weeks" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">lee weeks</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-annual" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman annual</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2017/11/27/first-look-bruce-and-selinas-first-date" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Bruce and Selina&#039;s First Date" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 436071 at