Yesterday. Bleeding Cool broke the news that Batman #89 and Hell Arisen #3 were getting third printings – we have the artwork below now. But we also pointed out that Nightwing #90 was also getting a second printing ahead of going on sale this coming Wednesday, and that this was rare for DC Comics – and that Batman#89 and Hell Arisen #3 were rare recent examples. Those two comics were fuelled by the first appearances of new character Punchline, but Nightwing #70 is not – it is just the start of the Joker War event. However, completely erroneously, the solicitation does use the word 'punchline'. That, combined with the reported sellout, has made a comic that was selling quite happily in advance for cover price or less on eBay, to rocket in value. And will give retailers an instant sellout and then a headache dealing with lots of new people they have never seen before and will never see again, suddenly wanting to buy ten copies for cover price.
Here are details on the new printings.
BATMAN #89 3RD PTG
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Guillem March, Carlo Pagulayan, Danny Miki (CA) Tony S. Daniel
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren't 'fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack! In Shops: Apr 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #3 (OF 4) 3RD PTG
(W) James TynionIV (A) Javi Fernandez (A/CA) Steve Epting
Apex Lex Luthor's first run-in with the Infected didn't go as planned, and the Batman Who Laughs' influence is continuing to spread. Now Lex must find out who in the world can think like the Batman Who Laughs-and there are only two folks who come to mind. The first is Batman, who probably has his own ideas for Lex; the other is The Joker, who also likely has his own ideas, but who just maybe wants to see this twisted doppelgänger sent back to the Dark Multiverse he came from. It's a gamble Lex has to take, because the Infected are gearing up for round two!
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020
NIGHTWING #70 2ND PTG
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ryan Benjamin (CA) Mike Perkins
How many Nightwings does it take for one Joker to strike to get to the real one? Four Nightwings. And that's not even the punchline-how will Ric interact with the Joker when he's not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one…and exactly how dangerous this clown standing before him is?
In Shops: Apr 01, 2020