Bruce Wayne is no longer part of the equation. In an upcoming DC Comics Black Label miniseries, Batman will reject his Wayne heritage and become a new kind of Dark Knight in ‘Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham.’ The story will have artists Rafael Grampá and Mat Lopes on board as the creative team for all four issues.
DC Comics said in a statement, “Available just in time for Batman Day (Saturday, September 16), Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham brings Grampá’s twisted vision of both the Dark Knight and the city of Gotham to life in a tale that reaches its icy black tendrils into the deepest and darkest corners of human nature to leave you gasping for breath—and begging for more!”
The story takes place in “a Gotham City where every day feels darker and more irredeemable than the last, Batman makes a definitive choice—to kill off the Bruce Wayne identity for good and embrace the cape and cowl full-time. But though he knows the streets of Gotham, Batman will soon come to find that he hardly knows himself. A serial killer is on the loose, and while the murder victims seem random at first, every clue draws Batman closer to the terrifying truth—that they are all connected, not just to each other, but to him as well. When an all-new rogues gallery of utterly depraved villains begins to emerge from the depths of the city, Batman will have to contend with the very nature of evil—including that which lurks in the darkest corners of his own heart—to face what is coming for the city he has sworn to protect.”
DC also revealed a variant cover of the first issue from David Finch:
@rafaelgrampa and @_matlopes_ create a Grim and Terrifying Dark Knight in this new DC Black Label series, just in time for Batman Day. Learn more about BATMAN: GARGOYLE OF GOTHAM: https://t.co/VIsp2X84nV pic.twitter.com/uyBYi6wXZu
— Batman (@Batman) June 14, 2023
Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Paul Pope, and Priscilla Petraites will also be creating variant covers of the first issue.
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