This week sees the second episode of what is already being seen as a perennial Batman comic book for DC Comics, Batman: Killing Time by Tom King and David Marquez. It has the feeling of a new Long Halloween about it. Even if it is half the size of a standard Tom King volume.
And Bruce Wayne, going through his rogues gallery, and a brand new case, as a Batman who is very fastidious regarding what you choose to call him. After all, he does have branding to consider at this point in his career.
After all, in his early years, in today's Batman #122, he had to contend with this sort of thing.
That's Bruce Wayne for you. While over in New York, Jace Fox, the Batman Of New York has a rather different approach to that kind of situation, in a recent issue of I Am Batman #6.
Two very different Batmen… one who cares about the trademark, and one who does not.
BATMAN KILLING TIME #2 (OF 6) CVR A DAVID MARQUEZ
(W) Tom King (A/CA) David Marquez
The epic continues, and blood will spill. Catwoman and the Riddler have pulled off the perfect crime and are now in possession of the most valuable object in the DCU. But how long can they hold on to it with not only Batman on their tail, but also a terrifying new villain known simply as the Help?
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 04/05/2022
I AM BATMAN #6 CVR A OLIVIER COIPEL
(W) John Ridley (A) Ken Lashley (CA) Olivier Coipel
Jace Fox's baptism by fire as Batman during "Fear State" was the first step toward his next great challenge—a relocation to the Big Apple! Joining his mother and sisters in the move as they arrive to the city, Jace will find new adventure, a rekindled love, and terrifying new adversaries as "Empire State of Mind" begins!
Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 02/08/2022
BATMAN #122 CVR A HOWARD PORTER (SHADOW WAR)
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Howard Porter, Trevor Hairsine (CA) Howard Porter
Ra's al Ghul is dead, and Talia is out for revenge! Batman is on the case to find Deathstroke before Talia's elite killers do! But Batman starts to piece together that not everything is what it seems in Ra's's death…and knows whom he must interrogate to get answers…Talia herself! Can the two former lovers ever work togeth-er again? Plus, a backup tale showing the secret first fight between Batman and Deathstroke!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 4/5/2022