Batman– I think it’s safe to say– is a pretty popular comic book character.
Fortnite– I also think it’s safe to say– is a fairly popular video game.
It only makes sense that the two would eventually meet, then, and not just on video game screens. Yeah, Batman and several other DC heroes have downloadable skins in the gaming phenomenon, but that synergy has also managed to reach the comic book page. Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point was a runaway success when it hit the stands, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of codes for exclusive skins in the game.
So, it’s not surprise that the comic series would get a followup at some point, which will be realized in the Batman/Fortnite: Foundation one-shot due out later this month. From an impressive slate of talent that includes Scott Snyder, Christos Gage, Joshua Hixson, Greg Capullo, and AndWorld Design, the action goes from Fortnite Island back to Gotham City as Batman has to investigate the mysterious Foundation.
…all while the Batman Who Laughs rears his ugly, smiling head.
Fortnite is a pretty big deal in my house, so needless to say we’re looking forward to this story and the goodies that come along with it.
Check out a first look at the issue, followed by more details from DC.
DC REVEALS NEW DETAILS ON
BATMAN/FORTNITE: FOUNDATION #1!
Available in Comic Shops and Internationally Tuesday, October 26
Print Comic Book Includes Bonus Code for The Batman Who Laughs Player Outfit and Exclusive Themed Fortnite Loading Screen
Exclusive DC/Fortnite Fan Gear Available from Extra Butter NY
DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee announced today that DC and Epic Games are teaming up again to combine the worlds of Fortnite and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes. Lee confirmed that Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1, arrives at participating comic shops on Tuesday, October 26.
This 48-page one-shot also releases day and date in nine international territories: Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and Spain. Each physical copy of the comic includes a bonus code to download a special Batman Who Laughs player Outfit and exclusive Batman Who Laughs-themed Fortnite Loading Screen. The Batman Who Laughs Outfit will also be available for purchase in the in-game Fortnite Item Shop on the book’s release date.
Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 follows the successful and critically acclaimed Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point series where, upon arriving on the Fortnite Island, an amnesiac Batman battles unknown enemies and must use all his detective skills to solve the mystery of the Zero Point to find his way home.
Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 is co-written by Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard, Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point writer Christos Gage and acclaimed Batman and Dark Nights Metal/Dark Nights Death Metal writer Scott Snyder. Art is provided by Joshua Hixson (pencils and inks), Roman Stevens (colors) and AndWorld Design (letters). Snyder’s longtime collaborator, artist Greg Capullo, teams up with Jonathan Glapion and Matt Hollingsworth for the main cover, with variant covers provided by Alex Garner, plus a premium variant cover by Epic Games CCO Donald Mustard (check local stores for availability).
Returning to Gotham City after the events of Zero Point, Batman is faced with a new mystery and a new arrival. The Foundation, an enigmatic figure from Fortnite Island, emerges from the depths of Gotham Harbor, and the Dark Knight wants to investigate what he is doing in his city.
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For even more DC excitement, be sure to tune in to DC FanDome on Saturday October 16 at 10amPT for the hottest DC movie, TV, animated, video game and comic book news. To register, visit the website at www.dcfandome.com.
Batman/Fortnite: Foundation #1 will hit comic shops on October 26.