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DC Returns To Barnes &#038 Noble With 3 New Batman Exclusive HC

DC Returns To Barnes & Noble With 3 New Batman Exclusive HC

Almost a year ago now, Barnes & Noble was getting several exclusive DC hardcovers, at least one a month, if not more, as the 2019 Christmas season was coming.  Then the pandemic shut that all down, as DC has put out one exclusive Hardcover through Barnes & Noble, Batman: Last Knight on Earth.  Now timed […]

How Catwoman Creates Batmans New Reality In 2021 (Spoilers)

How Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021 (Spoilers)

Bleeding Cool mentioned this was coming, and today's Catwoman #25 certainly confirms… some of it. But maybe not all. Maybe you have to read between the lines. We see the run-up in today's Batman #99, with Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler going to get their money – and Bruce Wayne's money – back from […]

Does Batman #99 Set Up Harley Quinn Killing The Joker (Spoilers)

Does Batman #99 Set Up Harley Quinn Killing The Joker? (Spoilers)

A few spoilers for Batman #99 but nothing too substantial. The Joker War sets itself up as the ultimate Batman Vs Joker battle, the one where the Joker knows who Batman is, and who all his family are, and targets them individually to get at Bruce Wayne. But what if it isn't the Batman's battle […]

Tom King Tells Us Who Kills Batman (Detective Comics #1027 Spoilers)

Tom King Tells Us Who Kills Batman (Detective Comics #1027 Spoilers)

Tom King gave us two deaths of Batman in his truncated 85 issue run – now intended to be completed almost as intended with the Batman/Catwoman. In Batman #5, with Dave Finch, he showed us Gotham Girl, mourning the loss of her brother from the future, but also stating that she kills Batman at some […]

Is Warner Bros Okay With Batman #99 Painting Cinemas as Death Traps

Is Warner Bros Okay With Batman #99 Painting Cinemas as Death Traps?

So, there I am reading Batman #99 (and looks like one of those DC 2021 Spoilers has already come to fruition)  and something occurs, that has been playing out in The Joker War crossover, just as Warner Bros announced that Wonder Woman will be delayed, again, to December 25th. Is this really the time for […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers &#8211 Generations: Future State #1 (UPDATED)

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers – Generations: Future State #1 (UPDATED)

Once upon a time, DC Comics was going to publish a series of one-shots, the Generations books, which would lay out the new DC Timeline and lead to a relaunch and a rewriting of the DC Universe as 5G or Generation Five. Then publisher and champion of the project, Dan DiDio, was fired and the […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: DC Toys Reveal New Look For The Joker

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: DC Toys Reveal New Look For The Joker

Bleeding Cool gets word of an upcoming Joker figure for 2021 that may suggest where the Joker War may be going. So obviously it's time to light up the Spoiler signal, just in case. That big enough for you? This far enough down the article. I've gotten a little grief of later, which is fair […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: How Catwoman Changes The Future Of Batman

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: How Catwoman Changes The Future Of Batman

The current Joker War storyline in Batman has seen The Joker use the old plans of The Designer to get Catwoman to steal Bruce Wayne's billions. One hundred billion, in fact, the entire Wayne fortune now owned by The Joker. At the DC Fandome Joker War panel, wrote John Ridley talks about how this changes […]

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain Henchmaster

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain, Henchmaster

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool scooped the news about a new Batman villain in the current James Tynion IV naming tradition to follow Punchline, Clkownhunter and Ghost-Master… we heard for the first time about Henchmaster. And as part of the Joker War panel at DC Fandome with Batman editor Ben Abernathy talking to John Ridley, we saw […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

Last year saw the conclusion of Tom King's Batman run, which was structured like a remake of the moment in Knightfall when Bane broke Batman's back, just stretched out in a meta-fashion across fifty issues.  I loved it. We saw the Joker return, as one of Bane's men, running Gotham, controlled via the Psycho Pirate […]

DC Comics Addresses Comic Stores Over Batman Day 2020

DC Comics Addresses Comic Stores Over Batman Day 2020

DC Comics was the receipt of criticism from comic book retailers last week over their decision to go ahead with their annual Batman Day – but only to sell things from DC directly online, rather than through comic book stores. In a statement issued at the end of the week, DC Comics stated "due to […]

Batman And The Outsiders #17 Drops Dexter Soy For Final Issue

Batman And The Outsiders #17 Drops Dexter Soy For Final Issue

Batman and the Outsiders #17 has been cancelled with its final issue. And, as is often the case, DC Comics has decided that they don't want to throw good money after bad, and the much-in-demand Dexter Soy is being pulled off the final issue, for something else. And it will now be drawn by Marcio […]

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

As the long-standing storyline of Batman And The Outsiders draws nearer to its denouement, two costumed heroes make all-star showings as Batman plays the background. They face the immortal eco-terrorist Ra's Al Ghul, who has acquired an energy weapon that could get him closer to his Thanos-esque goal of population reduction. The best parts about […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

This is how you create a new Batman villain if you are James Tynion IV. Take a noun. Take a traditional occupation. But the former before the latter. Clownhunter. Ghost-Maker. Punchline is close. The Designer also. But Bleeding Cool has been tipped off about a third. Okay, he might actually have been co-creator by writer […]

The Joker Snake Returns For More Tales From The Dark Multiverse

The Joker Snake Returns For More Tales From The Dark Multiverse

DC Comics has announced three new Tales from the Dark Multiverse comic book one-shots in December, playing off previous big event storylines including for the first time, the first Metal arc. Could the Joker Snake be eating its own tale? TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: WAR OF THE GODS #1 (December 1) Written by VITA […]

Tom King Clay Manns Batman/Catwoman Finally Scheduled For December

Tom King, Clay Mann's Batman/Catwoman Finally Scheduled For December

Once upon a time, Tom King was fired from his Batman run, twenty issues shy of its planned completion. His run ended with City of Bane, and James Tynion IV took the book on. As a kind of sop, Tom King was given a twelve-issue spinoff to finish his storyline in a non-continuity fashion with […]

The Walmart Report: DC is Back After 3 Months Away

The Walmart Report: DC is Back, After 3 Months Away

DC's departure from Diamond was the first big change that has come about, as other changes, such as the upcoming departure of many of DC's editorial staff, have grabbed a lot of attention.  One change that didn't get quite as much attention was the change over of going from the DC Giant Line to DC […]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Name for Poison Ivy

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Name for Poison Ivy

DC Comics has had a Poison Ivy problem for a while. There has been a division at the company between those who want to see her to return to the villain-with-a-point role. An ecological terrorist and maybe someone who has a thing for Batman, or who Batman may have a thing for. With a power […]

Confirmed: Batman Black &#038 White Returns in December

Confirmed: Batman Black & White Returns in December

Earlier this year, Bleeding Cool reported that DC Comics had moved some creators from certain books onto a new Batman: Black And White series, rather than furlough them or tell them to stop working. Today, DC Comics has confirmed that series exists and will be launching in December. Batman Black and White was a series […]

Confirmed: Three Jokers #1 Gets A Second Print &#8211 and a 1:25 Variant

Confirmed: Three Jokers #1 Gets A Second Print – and a 1:25 Variant

One week ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Batman: The Three Jokers #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok was going to a second printing on top of its reported 300,000 sales from DC Comics, for October 13th. Today, they confirmed the news, and the date, and showed off the covers. With the Joker […]