This week, Death of the Family puts Empire Penguin on the back burner, Batwing deals with dirty cops, and Legends of the Dark Knight bundles 3 short stories into one single comic to give you plenty of bang for your buck!
Here’s a list of all the Batman comics coming out this week, January 9th graded on a scale of my own anticipation.
Hell no! – I’d rather not – Ambivalent – Interested – TAKE MY MONEY
Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!
DETECTIVE COMICS #16
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE
40 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T
Anticipation Level: Interested
Really? A “Death of the Family” tie-in issue? Did we need this? I’m not sure how they are going to squeeze a Batman-centric comic in with what’s going on in Snyder’ Batman but…hey, Layman and Fabok have been doing a fine job so far so I’m probably worrying over nothing, right? Still, I can’t help but feel like I would much rather stay focused on the Emperor Penguin (dumb name, but fun story) and his rise to power rather than see that pushed to the backup.
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by ALLAN JEFFERSON
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Anticipation Level: I’d rather not
David refuses one bribe too many, and now the police have issued a hit on him! Sounds interesting and a nice change of pace from the magic and aliens that have been cropping up lately. However, if I don’t find this comic at least deserving of a 7/10 I’m going to drop it from the review rotation.
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #4
Written by T.J. FIXMAN, ANDREW DABB, JONATHAN LARSEN
Art by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN, GIORGIO PONTRELLI, TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Anticipation Level: TAKE MY MONEY
This series has been absolutely terrific so far and this one promises to be a variety pack just like the very first issue. These 40 pages include 3 unique done-in-one stories by different writers and artists including Jonathan Larsen who wrote that terrific Amazo tale from Legends of the Dark Knight #1. The first story is about a new hero who shows up in Gotham and captures the Joker, the second is a movie being filmed in Gotham about the Batman, and the third and final short focuses on Two-Face and I can only hope it’s a good one because Two-Face has had nothing but terrible stories for a couple of years now.