The conclusion to “City of Bane” arrives in Batman #85, the final chapter that both brings Tom King‘s acclaimed run on the series to a close, before he gets to finish what he originally intended with Clay Mann in a truncated spin-off series, Batman And Catwoman later in 2020. As the solicitation reads;
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The stunning conclusion to “City of Bane” is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she’s betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer now closes out the year, setting the stage for a whole new path for the Dark Knight Detective. You don’t dare miss the extra-sized concluding chapter to Tom King’s epic run on Batman-and it all leads to the new Batman and Catwoman series! In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019 SRP: $4.99
Now, on the Final Order Cut-Off weekend, competing with many other attractions for what we have dubbed DC Massive Pre-Christmas Week, it’s getting some added presents under the Bat-tree.
As a bonus, this issue also features a prelude to Their Dark Designs, the new Batman story written by James Tynion IV that gets underway in Batman #86 and touches on the revelation of Superman’s secret identity. This two-page sneak peek, guest-starring The Joker, features art by Guillem March, and sets the stage for what’s to come in 2020.
Published on December 18th, Batman #85 is a 48-page issue priced at $4.99 and $5.99 for the card stock cover variant.