What Triggered Batman's Failsafe? (Batman #127 Spoilers)

Back in June when we first got a look at Failsafe, previously a teased title of the then-upcoming Batman ongoing comic book by Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez, Bleeding Cool made some very speculatory guesses as to what Failsafe might be.

But there can't be much. Failsafe, a seeming robotic entity is triggered in Batman #125. By what? Well, it has "a dark connection to Batman's past", there are a few options.

  • We have the almost death of a Robin.
  • We have the death of the Penguin,
  • We have a Batman framed for his murder.

Could he be something Batman installed to take him down if he ever becomes a murderer? Something created by Fox Tech as part of the Magistrate Future State? Is he an Amazo? Or something else entirely? What is he a Failsafe for? Who built him? And why is he a threat to Batman?

In this week's Batman #127, we get more than just Failsafe as a backup for Batman, as another Batman personality comes into play. Who has a different take on potential deaths of Robins.

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And a Failsafe that reveals his is indeed triggered when it is believed that Batman has taken a life, in this case the Penguins…

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….even if it is indeed a set-up job to make it appear that Batman killed The Penguin, in The Joker's own Dark Knight style. But help is at hand…

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…but how far do Failsafe's protocols go?

(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega (CA) Jorge Jimenez
With brutal efficiency, Failsafe hunts the Dark Knight, leaving a trail of injured heroes! Batman retreats to the manor as he prepares for a final assault…will the last few surprises he has in store be enough? And in the backup, Catwoman reaches a shocking conclusion in her search!
Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 09/06/2022

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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