With the beginning of Joker WarGeneration One, Dark Nights: Death Metal and the Green Lantern 80th issue, DC has a busy month in May! Batman News in particular has a lot to cover, including a brand new series about… Man-Bat? Sure, why not!

After enjoying a significant role in the pages of Justice League Dark, it seems that Kirk Langstrom has gone down the path of Lex Luthor, Clayface, Doctor Doom and many others in recent years, abandoning his good side and once again taking a more villainous place in the world of DC. While solicits are meant to dramatize and are not always indicative of the end product, it paints Man-Bat as a villain – though one hopes the struggle between his two personas will be a central part of the story.

The story is written by Dave Wielgosz, an Assistant Editor for DC who has begun to branch out more and more into writing, and is illustrated by Sumit Kumar, who recently did some impressive work on Detective Comics Annual #3! We’ll be covering this story, and discussing where it goes as it progresses across these five issues. Best wishes to the team! Here’s the official solicit, along with Kevin Nowlan’s variant cover:

MAN-BAT #1
written by DAVE WIELGOSZ
art by SUMIT KUMAR
cover by KYLE HOTZ
variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
For years Kirk Langstrom has struggled with his monstrous alter ego Man-Bat and the serum that transformed him. But he’s finally hit rock bottom following a devastating setback, and he’s going to take out his anger on every single citizen of Gotham City. Will the combined might of Batman and the GCPD be enough to stop Langstrom once and for all? Or will this just be the start of Man-Bat’s devastation?
ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 5 | 32 PAGES

For more information on the series and other comics from the world of DC, keep an eye on this space. I’m also pretty interested in the new Manhunters book!