The return of both Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan to DC Comics is a big enough deal, but reuniting for a maxiseries starring their most enduring creation?  That’s just downright amazing.

Bane has been a big part of Batman comics recently, what with Tom King’s ambitious “I Am Bane” storyline just wrapping up in the main Batman title. Now, Bane will be the star of the show in the upcoming Bane: Conquest, a 12-issue maxiseries that premieres May 3rd.  That’s still a few weeks away, but in the meantime enjoy this sneak peek with a variant cover by Kelley Jones.

And remember, Trogg, Bird, and Zombie are back.  Just in case you weren’t already on board.

In addition to being written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Graham Nolan, Gregory Wright will contribute his talents on colors.