The One Opponent Batman Couldn't Defeat [Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]

The following contains final page spoilers for Batman Annual #2 out today. And it may be one of the reasons it has become a sudden collectable. It tells the story of Batman and Catwoman, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, from their almost-earliest contretemps, while keeping exactly when they first met as a point of contention, through to the far future as an old married couple. And a couple receiving news…

The One Opponent Batman Couldn't Defeat [Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]

The C-Word isn't mentioned, but it affects his lungs. He talks about a mentor who smoked, and we are left to draw conclusions. But this is the DC Universe — aren't there things you can do?The One Opponent Batman Couldn't Defeat [Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]

It seems not. No Magic, no Lazarus Pits, nothing. But we do have Helena Wayne, Huntress, the daughter of Batman and Catwoman in other continuities, now here as Batwoman, to give the bad news.

But death is the ultimate trap. And doesn't Batman have a way to cheat? It seems not…The One Opponent Batman Couldn't Defeat [Batman Annual #2 Spoilers]But surrounded by his family, his friends, his loved ones. The man who defeated all his enemies, brought down by the one thing he couldn't defeat.

The only thing left, is the last word…

(W) Tom King (A) Michael Lark (A/CA) Lee Weeks
Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina's first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too.In Shops: Nov 29, 2017
SRP: $4.99

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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