The long-awaited (by some) BATMAN: THREE JOKERS story has been given a new release date of August 25 (hey, that’s my birthday!) and DC has released some new art, including this page:
Artist Jason Fabok is clearly channelling his best Brian Bolland there, but one panel leapt out at me:
If Batman, Robin and Batgirl are wandering around the Gotham Aquarium, just please let one of them mention this, even in passing:
That would make me and Mrs Earth-Prime very happy.
Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.
By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.
Sure, I could have found some Christmas related mash-up but I’ll stick to Hitman.
As I post this, though, I’m now thinking – I should have put a Green Lantern symbol on Hitman’s chest. That flat black T-shirt could easily cope with that.
Maybe I’ll do a “2nd printing” 😉
Most new series get one of the big hitters to appear in their first or early issues – it boosts sales and cements the new title’s position in the DCU. While I’ve no statistics, I’d be willing to bet Batman, probably followed by Superman, is the character that has the most guest appearances in new titles.
Working through my old comics, I think I’ve found the best Batman guest appearance ever:
Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman #1 where star Tommy Monaghan gets to throw up on Batman’s boots.