DC Comics has released a short preview of the first chapter of the Batman story by “The Great One” Brian Bendis and artist Nick Derrington. The book has shipped to Walmart stores, though whether your Walmart has chosen to stock them somewhere you can find or crumple them into balls and toss them onto a shelf filled with year-old candy, seen-on-TV gadgets, and Pokemon cards is anyone’s guess.
But assuming you can find one, a press release provides some details on what to expect:
On the heels of Tom King and Andy Kubert’s debut in the exclusive-to-Walmart Superman 100-page Giant #3, Batman fans of all stripes will get their own dose of superstar talent as issue #3 of the Batman 100-page Giant ships to stores, featuring part one of an original 12-part story, “Batman Universe,” written by Brian Michael Bendis, (SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, JINXWORLD) with art by Nick Derington (MISTER MIRACLE, DOOM PATROL).
Along with colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Josh Reed, Bendis and Derington weave a tale that leads Batman on a wild goose chase spanning the DC universe, tracking down a mysterious artifact that contains the literal key to evolution. But Vandal Savage has his own plans for this artifact and the Dark Knight will have his hands full in stopping the evil immortal before he gains control of both the key and humanity as well.
But this is a “giant” comic; it’s right there in the title. So there’s more to be found inside as well:
The Batman Giant also includes chapters from the iconic Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee story BATMAN: HUSH, as well as Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows’ “Welcome to Gotham,” and Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin’s “Hot in the City,” from the New 52 NIGHTWING and HARLEY QUINN.
Arriving with the Batman Giant is issue #3 of the Teen Titans Giant, featuring “Enter… The Disruptor,” a new chapter of the original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens (BATMAN BEYOND, GREEN LANTERNS) and Scot Eaton, plus more from from Geoff Johns’ version of the Teen Titans from The New 52 (with art by Mike McKone), Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez’ Super Sons from REBIRTH and New Age of Heroes Sideways, by Kenneth Rocafort, Dan DiDio and Justin Jordan.
Look for Batman 100-Page Giant #3 at your local Walmart, selling for $4.99. DC says they should arrive by Sunday, September 23rd.