Will The Joker Do For Bruce Wayne What Brian Bendis Did For Superman? (Batman #85 Spoilers)

Today sees the release of Batman #85, the end of Tom King's run on Batman. But also, rather cheekily the beginning of James Tynion IV's run, with a short story drawn by Guillem March. And, just as the Superman comics have seen Superman reveals his secret identity of Clark Kent, with all of the repercussions that come with such a decision, it may have inspired someone else… because we have learnt in recent years that the Joker is very aware of just who Batman really is as well.

Dawn Of

The final laugh. The last battle. Well now, that sounds like a Batman story-and-a-half doesn't it? Call this Chekhov's secret identity (he was really Super-Playwright).

BATMAN #85
(W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin (CA) Tony S. Daniel
The stunning conclusion to "City of Bane" is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she's betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer now closes out the year, setting the stage for a whole new path for the Dark Knight Detective. You don't dare miss the extra-sized concluding chapter to Tom King's epic run on Batman-and it all leads to the new Batman and Catwoman series!In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Batman #85 by Tom King and Mikel Janin (with a short by Tynion and March) is published 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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