You may have first heard the words City Of Bane on Bleeding Cool – and that Tony S Daniel was drawing this Batman arc that leads to the finale of Tom King‘s run. But now everyone knows as it all kicks off in DC’s July 2019 solicitations.
As one solicit for Batman #74 shifts forward, it’s all about Thomas Wayne – and Bane.
written by TOM KING
art by MIKEL JANIN
“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! ON SALE 07.03.19 $3.99 US | 32 PAGES FC | RATED T
And #75 puts the Bane among the pigeons. Two versions, two different prices, two SKUs to skew the charts…
written by TOM KING
art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“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!
ON SALE 07.17.19 $4.99 US | 48 PAGES CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $5.99
BATMAN SECRET FILES #2
written by ANDY KUBERT, TIM SEELEY, STEVE ORLANDO, MAIRGHREAD SCOTT, COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING
art by EDUARDO RISSO, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, CARLOS D’ANDA, AMANCAY NAHUELPAN and others
cover by ANDY KUBERT
“City of Bane” is upon us! Bane’s conquering Gotham City, but he’s not doing it alone. In this Secret Files issue, read about Bane and his cabal: The Joker, the Riddler, Hugo Strange and the Psycho-Pirate. Brutal stories of madness, murder and hatred done by some of comics’ greatest talents!
ON SALE 07.10.19 $4.99 US | 48 PAGES FC | RATED T
Funny, over in Detective Comics, the Joker is fed up of playing in other people’s gangs…