How Bruce Wayne is Rebuilding Gotham in Batman #87 and Batman/Superman #5

Batman #87 continues the series obsession with the architecture of Gotham and Bruce Wayne's surprising rebuilding of the city between issues. Including the Gotham City Police Department's new containment facility which is, apparently, more secure than that of the Justice League's Halls Of Justice.

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…to everyone but Batman of course. He and Lucius Fox literally put in a back door just for the Batman. You know, the argument goes if the manufacturer does that, then the spooks can follow… but it's not the only rebuilding he's doing. Over in Batman/Superman #5, also out today, sees Bruce Wayne rebuilding Crime Alley too.

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Maybe he'll put a Starbucks in there. With a back door, obviously…

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Guillem March (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The Riddler has been lying low since his humiliating defeat as part of Bane's army- but as costumed assassins start to make their way into Gotham City, Edward Nygma may have the answers he's been looking for. Or at least, the answer to why Deathstroke is trying to kill him! Is it possible that Batman's tussle with Slade Wilson was all just a ruse to get the killer closer to his true target?In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $3.99

(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez
The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don't count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the most tragic to Superman…his cousin Kara.In Shops: Jan 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Batman #87 is out today from DC Comics… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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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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