Earlier today, the official DC Comics twitter account debuted the cover to the much-anticipated three-part story about a young Bruce Wayne trekking across a post-apocalyptic landscape with the Joker’s severed head in tow.  Or at least that’s as much as we can surmise from what little has been said about the mysterious project.

Originally, the saga was pitched as “Batman wakes up in a desert. He doesn’t know what year it is or how the Joker’s head is alive in a jar beside him, but it’s the beginning of a quest unlike anything the Dark Knight has undertaken before. In this strange future, villains are triumphant and society has liberated itself from the burden of ethical codes. Fighting to survive while in search of answers, Bruce Wayne uncovers the truth about his role in this new world—and begins the last Batman story ever told.”

Now, however, the official synopsis reads “Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And…he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar fates from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it. This could be the last Batman story ever told.”

 

Issue #1 is expected to hit shelves on May 29th, and since it is being released under DC’s Black Label, you can expect heightened violence, foul language, and, if it’s anything like Batman: Damned, Bruce’s “Johnson” as well.

Are you looking forward to this one? Let us know in the comments!