Old meets new at DC Comics this spring as the universe is enveloped by the two-month long event known as Convergence, a reality-bending event in which Brainiac has tied together timelines from all of DC History for a twisted experiment. During this “experiment” we will see characters of retro continuity and bizarre Elseworlds intertwine with the New 52 in a nostalgic and yet strange and unpredictable saga with something to offer fans of every era of DC Comics.

We’re unveiling two character pages from Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat, a book that will definitely make readers of 90s Bat-books happy. This exclusive preview contains classic artwork and a brief look back at Jean-Paul Valley AKA Azrael, most famous for his tenure as The Dark Knight after Bane broke the back of a worn-down Bruce Wayne. And for those who’d like to revisit that story in its entirety, we have reviews for Knightfall, Knightquest, and Knightsend available as well.

CONVERGENCE: BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #1
Written by LARRY HAMA
Art by PHILIP TAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Fresh out of recovery from a broken back, Bruce Wayne infiltrates the organized crime underworld, but the outlaw sent to test his mettle is none other than Azrael!

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