Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1 Preview: Just What Batman Needed

Welcome, dear readers, to Friday Night Previews, North Korea's favorite weekly comic book preview column. In Friday Night Previews, we take all of the Marvel and DC previews coming out next week, lovingly construct articles out of them using state-of-the-art computer algorithms, and then add our secret ingredient: clickbait headlines and SEO-rich keyword text. The result: perfection, if by perfection, you understand it to mean a lower article quota for your pal Jude Terror and a sneak peek at next week's comics for you. We win. You win. We only really care that we win, but the other is a nice bonus for you. You're welcome. Shadows of the Bat kicks off in Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1, in stores on Tuesday from DC Comics, and we've got a preview below, which somehow finds a way to add even more trauma to Batman's childhood. Check it out below.

DETECTIVE COMICS 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT)
DC Comics
0921DC073
0921DC074 – DETECTIVE COMICS 2021 ANNUAL #1 (ONE SHOT) CVR B JASON FABOK CARD STOCK VAR – $6.99
(W) Mariko Tamaki, Matthew Rosenberg (A) David Lapham (CA) Viktor Bogdanovic
"We don't choose who we save, Bruce. You treat the patient who needs your help."—Thomas Wayne "Shadows of the Bat" begins here! In the prelude to January's epic new Detective Comics event, Mayor Nakano has signed off on the construction of a new Arkham Tower in the heart of Gotham City, and the Bat-Family is torn. Batman has long seen Arkham as a necessary, if flawed, cog in the gears of Gotham City—a temporary solution to larger problems that in many ways mirrors his approach as Batman. Nightwing, however, who grew up watching Arkham mutate into a villain factory, believes a different approach is needed. But Bruce and Dick will need to see eye to eye on more than just Arkham Tower, as a new villain known as THE MAEGER MAN wreaks havoc in the streets and becomes the embodiment of Gotham's broken system!
In Shops: 11/30/2021
SRP: $5.99

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