It does feel like something went down. Batman/Catwoman was a twelve-issue series that existed because writer Tom King was fired off Batman, and it enabled him to finish the storyline he had planned. Tom King then specifically delayed the Batman/Catwoman series so that his Heroes In Crisis artist Clay Mann could draw all twelve issues and the series was further delayed. The Batman/Catwoman special that divided the two halves of the series saw its artist John Paul Leon, tragically die during production. Then subsequent issues of the series were delayed, and now Clay Mann has been dropped from the next three issues, with Liam Sharp drafted in to draw Batman/Catwoman #7, #8, and #9. Sharp himself is busy, he recently drew the still-going Batman: Reptilian series with Garth Ennis. And as this is a creative change announced after this last Sunday's FOC, DC Comics will make Batman/Catwoman #7 returnable to comic book stores. Batman/Catwoman #7 will now see publication on the 7th of September.
BATMAN CATWOMAN #7 (OF 12) CVR A CLAY MANN (MR)
(W) Tom King (A) Liam Sharp (CA) Clay Mann
When Batman begins to doubt Catwoman's allegiance, it leads to trouble on the streets of Gotham. Who does Selina support: Joker, Phantasm, or the Dark Knight? Well, he'll soon find out that some questions are better left unasked. If he's going to test her loyalty, she's going to test his mettle. Thus, Bruce Wayne finds himself locked in a bank vault with the Gotham PD knocking on the door!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 9/7/2021
BATMAN CATWOMAN #8 (OF 12) CVR C TRAVIS CHAREST VAR (MR)
(W) Tom King (A) Liam Sharp (CA) Travis Charest
Pulled apart and torn together! Setting new boundaries in their relationship leads to conflict at home and on the mean streets of Gotham for Batman and Catwoman. With opportunists like the Penguin waiting in the wings to strike, our hero becomes more vulnerable than ever. Meanwhile, Phantasm locates her target—The Joker!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 10/12/2021