Two of comics’ greatest storytellers take a new look at one of Batman’s most infamous cases, as DC has announced plans for The Bat-Man: First Knight, a three-issue Prestige Plus series published under the DC Black Label imprint (readers 17+) , and written by Dan Jurgens (Superman, Action Comics), with art by Mike Perkins (The Swamp Thing, Action Comics, Tales From the Dark Multiverse). Jurgens and Perkins are teaming up to tell a Batman story inspired by some of The Dark Knight’s earliest cases, through an acutely modern lens.
|Standard cover by MIKE PERKINS||Variant cover by RAMON PEREZ||INC 1:25 Variant cover by JACOB PHILLIPS|
The year is 1939. The world, still reeling from the horrors of the First World War, is on the brink of tipping into an even more gruesome conflict, as fascism is on the march—and gathering strength in America’s darkest corners. Against this backdrop, a series of violent murders has begun in Gotham, and the recent emergence of the mysterious vigilante known as The Bat-Man has the power brokers of the city living in fear of institutional collapse. All of the evidence in the murder investigation defies logic: the perpetrators are all men who died in the electric chair. But when the Bat-Man comes face to face with one of these sickening anomalies, he barely escapes with his life—throwing into question his ability to survive in a world that is brutally evolving around him!
The debut issue of this series arrives in comic book shops Tuesday. March 5, 2024, and features a main cover by Perkins, with variant covers by Ramon Perez and Jacob Phillips, plus a “pulp novel” style variant cover by Marc Aspinall.
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THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #1
Price: $6.99 | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″
76194137959300111 – Standard – Cover by Mike Perkins
76194137959300121 – Pulp Novel Variant – Cover by Marc Aspinall
76194137959300131 – Variant – Cover by Ramon Perez
76194137959300141 – INC 1:25 Variant – Cover by Jacob Phillips