The heroes of Gotham face off against Bane, Talia, Mad Hatter, and…Superman? This week we head into the final act of Grant Morrison’s epic, The Court of Owls must contend with the might of Bane, Mad Hatter’s master plan unfolds as Bruce reveals his dual life as Batman to a new ladyfriend, and the Injustice: Gods Among Us tie-in gets another issue.

Here’s a list of all the Batman comics coming out this week, April 24th, 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!

April 24th

BatmanInc10

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #10

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and fold-out cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by JASON MASTERS
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale APRIL 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

The last issue was very disappointing. It was a mess. But with only 4 issues left in this series and Grant Morrison describing everything from this point forward as “the vengeance of Batman,” I can’t help but find myself getting really excited.

Talon7

TALON #7

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and fold-out cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:25 B&W Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale APRIL 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Interested

I haven’t read an issue of Talon since #0, but this week I’ll try and catch up on everything before jumping into #7 for Bane alone. That’s right, Bane is back and he’s taking on the Court of Owls. If you read Detective Comics #19, you’ve seen what the newly designed Bane is capable of. He’s modeled more after the Dark Knight Rises Bane. He’s not the dumb monster from Finch’s Batman: The Dark Knight we saw earlier in the New 52. This Bane is smart and he has an army.

BatmanTDK19

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #19

Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and fold-out cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale APRIL 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Interested

I’m curious to see what the “WTF” cover will be,it’s  one of the only covers that hasn’t been spoiled for me yet. Ethan Van Sciver’s artwork has been top-notch but Hurwitz’s story hasn’t quite hooked me just yet. Should be interesting to see where the plot about Bruce revealing the truth about Batman to his girlfriend goes and perhaps we’ll see Mad Hatter’s plan more clearly here as well. I’ve got my finger’s crossed for this one.

Injustice4

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #4

Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale APRIL 24 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Ambivalent

I really loved the first three issues of this series and after playing the video game I gotta say that the comic’s storyline has been WAY better than that of the game. However, now that I’ve beaten the NeatherRealm Studios video game (and been disappointed with the story’s ending) I have a hard time getting excited about reading the comic. I know how the story ends and, also, now that I know that the whole thing

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is shown to be part of a multi-verse
instead of its own thing, the actions that shocked me before now no longer hold any weight. It’s kind of a bummer that now that I’ve beaten the game’s story mode that I’m no longer all that interested in the comic, but… there you have it. Aw, man, guys it’s kind of like when Carrie met Jon Bon Jovi in that episode of Sex & the City and he was all like “I lose interest in women after I sleep with them.” right, guys? Right? Hey, come back!

GRAPHIC NOVEL WATCH!

I forgot to mention that Birds of Prey, Vol. 2 came out last week. I’ll try and get a copy and write a review.

Another Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams book is about to be released and the last one was a fun look back on the acclaimed artist’s early career so I expect more of the same from this one.

And a big one that I think everyone, especially Superman fans should run out and buy, is the Superman Beyond: Man of Tomorrow graphic novel. That’s terrific stuff and I’m sure a lot of readers missed out on it because it was hidden inside the ongoing anthology series Batman Beyond: Unlimited.