Batman to Have Knightmares Again Thanks to Joker War in June

Back during Tom King's Batman run, in the good old days of 2019, Batman had what we're pretty sure was a 47-issue arc where he was having "Knightmares," trapped in a fantasy world of endless torture. And we mean that for the readers. For Batman, it was just mildly inconvenient. At least, we're pretty sure it was 47-issues long. Maybe it was longer. In some alternate realities, the Knightmares storyline is still going on, Dan Didio is still DC Publisher, and King's run has been extended an additional 100 issues so he can fully explore his story ideas in extreme slow motion.

But in this reality, King has moved on, Didio got the ax, and Batman… well, actually he's having Knightmares again. This time its part of the Joker war storyline, and it's induced by a Joker toxin attack… though now that we think about it, inhaling a lethal dose of Joker toxin would probably be preferable to reading another long Knightmares arc. Plus, we hear it kills coronavirus. [Editor's note: Joker toxin has not been proven to kill coronavirus and Bleeding Cool does not endorse the use of Joker toxin for medical or recreational reasons.] Check out the solicits for June's Batman #96 and Batman #97 below.

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

BATMAN #96 – On sale June 3, 2020
Reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present! As The Joker's plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness is… Harley Quinn?!
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | DC

Ric is Dick, Batman Has Knightmares, Batgirl Relives Trauma, and Two-Face May Die in DC's Joker War Solicits for June

BATMAN #97 – On sale June 17, 2020
The Joker's army is growing hour by hour, armed with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city—but how can he heal the rifts he's created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed—and Catwoman assembles an army of her own!
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
FC | DC

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