Batman: Damned

Launched in 2018 as a 3-issue mini-series by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo, Batman: Damned immediately became one of the most important Batman comic books of the 21st century, largely because it featured the first (and last) appearance of the Batpenis when Bruce Wayne appeared fully nude in several panels in the first issue. Batman's nudity sparked an internet sensation which resulted in hundreds of clickbait articles, also sending the book rocketing up the sales charts and, eventually, causing Warner Bros to rethink its entire publishing strategy.

The plot of Batman: Damned sees an alternate-universe Batman team up with John Constantine to investigate the death of The Joker. We may never see another comic like Batman: Damned outside of Tijuana Bibles, but its impact on the comic book industry earns it a place alongside seminal works like Watchmen, Dark Knight Returns, and X-Men Forever as amongst the greatest comic books ever published.


Now Dave Sim Parodies Batman Damned In Cerebus In Hell One Shot

Now Dave Sim Parodies Batman Damned In Cerebus In Hell One Shot

and in September it's the comic book that killed Vertigo, Batman: Damned The one that managed to get on Stephen Colbert and saw DC Comics crack down on all content as a result of Bruce Wayne showing us all that he was circumcised Now with the solicitation-friendly title Batvark: Penis One-Shot.BATVARK PENIS ONE SHOT AARDVARK VANAHEIM JUL200945 (W)[...]

More Batman Damned Statues Resurface with Sideshow Collectibles

More Batman Damned Statues Resurface with Sideshow Collectibles

Batman is back and this time things are getting a little supernatural with Prime 1 Studio. The Batman Damned statue was announced back in 2019 but it looks like he is returning once again. Some new pre-orders have popped up on Sideshow Collectibles for both standard and deluxe statues. The statue is based on the […]

Will DC Comics Ever Publish Lee Bermejo: Inside On Dark Ground Hardcover in English

Will DC Comics Ever Publish Lee Bermejo: Inside, On Dark Ground Hardcover in English?

Last year, Urban Comics, a DC Comics licensor in France, published a hardcover gallery of Lee Bermejo's work for DC Comics. It included finished art, sketches, work in progress alongside extensive interviews with Lee Bermejo and his colleagues, including writers, colourists, publishers and friends, telling the stories behind the scenes of his work on Batman […]

Brian Azzarello Talks Batman Damned Birds Of Prey Black Label and DC Comics

Brian Azzarello Talks Batman Damned, Birds Of Prey, Black Label and DC Comics

The interview, translated into French, also sees Brian Azzarello talk about the controversy that dogged Batman: Damned a year ago For those with short memories, the comic was the launch title for DC's Black Label imprint for mature readers superhero comics, and it involved a naked Bruce Wayne hitting headlines worldwide, including late-night talk show[...]

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo Working Together Again &#8211 But Not at DC Comics

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo Working Together Again – But Not at DC Comics?

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo have been one of the more perfect creative pairings. With perennial sellers for DC Comics such the Luthor and Joker collections, the Rorschach chapter of Before Watchmen getting a new boost from the TV show, and the recent release of the collected Batman Damned topping the charts, they should be […]

DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format Prestige Plus

DC Comics Names the Batman: Damned Format, "Prestige Plus"

Starting with comic books solicited for January 2020, DC Comics introduces the term Prestige Plus. It's a new name for DC Comics' periodical format with square binding and card stock covers that measure approximately 8.5" by 10.875". Periodicals that fit the Prestige Plus format would include the first such volume, Batman Damned, as well as […]

Batman: Why is Thomas Wayne A Meanie Now

"Batman": Why is Thomas Wayne A Meanie Now?

In the Black Label comic Batman: Damned, Bruce Wayne relives the trauma of realising Thomas Wayne cheated on his wife.Now, on top of Tom King bringing back Flashpoint Batman That Makes No Sense, we have the the Joker movie. Here, Thomas Wayne is a full-on rich scumbag He’s smug, entitled and condescending to the poor[...]

Lee Bermejo on the Origins of Batman Damned and Not Wanting to Draw Guns at #NYCC

Lee Bermejo on the Origins of Batman Damned and Not Wanting to Draw Guns, at #NYCC

Comic book creator Lee Bermejo talked on panel yesterday at New York Comic Con about his work and his process, at the New York Comic Con. Artist on books such as Joker, Before Watchmen: Rorschach,  Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, the recent Batman Damned, and writer/artist on Suiciders and Batman: Noel, his work gained infamy when a […]


Funko Round-Up: Batman: Damned Captain Marvel and Jason Blum

Funko Round-Up: Batman: Damned, Captain Marvel, and Jason Blum!

Let's dive in shall we? Funko Batman: Damned PopThe latest Batman Funko Pop, after the crazy amount we have already gotten this tear celebrating his 80th anniversary, is based off his look in the series Batman: Damned No, there is no visible...piece to the costume I was hoping that this one would be a little more[...]

Did We Nearly Have A Batpenis Slippage In 1989

Did We Nearly Have A Batpenis Slippage In 1989?

In 1989, Christopher Priest – then known as Jim Owsley – wrote a story for Batman Annual #13 called Faces, with art by Michael Bair and Gray Morrow. Which featured this scene, Bruce Wayne rising from bed in the nip, and heading out to change into his Batman clobber. A functional, non ezplicit nude scene. […]

LATE: Batman Damned #3 Slips Another Month Joined by Goddess Mode and Shazam

LATE: Batman Damned #3 Slips Another Month, Joined by Goddess Mode and Shazam!

The final issue of Batman Damned #3 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo was originally solicited for March, on a bi-monthly schedule. But that was before Batman's penis appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and newly appointed publisher Pamela Lifford had to tip the entirety of DC Comics' schedule in the bin and […]



Batman: Damned Team Reunite on Boom Studios First Erotic Comic Faithless

Batman: Damned Team Reunite on Boom Studios First 'Erotic' Comic, Faithless

Even before the fuss, Batman: Damned with Lee Bermejo was a prestige format comic selling over 100,000 copies, and because DC wouldn't reprint the first issue, it rocketed in price. And then Batman: Damned #2 sold even more than #1, something almost unheard of. But Batman: Damned #3 is delayed Orders have been cancelled and the book resolicited for[...]

Next Weeks Punisher #7 Exposes the Size of Frank Castles Penis (Spoilers)

Next Week's Punisher #7 Exposes the Size of Frank Castle's Penis (Spoilers)

Things aren't going great for The Punisher. First of all, he's in a prison in Bagalia, and second of all, there are no good barbers there. Also, the other residents really don't respect people's privacy. Confronted in a steamy locker room by a prison boss nun, Frank Castle lets it all hang out. You might […]

Chris Claremont Puts Batman Damned #1 In Perspective

Chris Claremont Puts Batman Damned #1 In Perspective

I've been hearing more about how the reaction to the publication of Batman: Damned#1 is affecting other books, creators and employees at DC Comics But over the weekend at MCM London Comic Con I heard a tale from comic book writer Chris Claremont that put in it perspective.He recalled the publication of Superman #75, which featured[...]