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A New Creative Team and Story Arc for The Dark Knight!

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Comic shops were among the first to get the news that a new ongoing team is taking on DC’s flagship title, beginning in July. Following Joshua Williamson’s six issue run, writer Chip Zdarsky (Batman: The Knight) joins returning artist Jorge Jimenez as the new team on BATMAN, beginning with an oversized issue #125, on sale July 5.

Along with Tomeu Morey on colors, “Failsafe” is the team’s six-issue debut story arc. Bruce Wayne is having nightmares of a future he can’t stop. But he may not make it to that future, as a startling enemy from Batman’s past has one relentless goal. To end Batman, no matter what it takes.

“To say that this is a dream job is an understatement,” said Zdarsky. “Writing Batman, carving out his terrifying future has been so much fun, and getting to do it with Jorge, the perfect modern Batman artist, is almost overwhelming! Failsafe is just the beginning; Jorge and I are taking Bruce Wayne to some really wild places and we hope everyone enjoys the ride!”

During his tenure on the title, artist Jimenez has quickly cemented his place as one of the great Batman artists of all time, and a true fan-favorite, eager to return with new and exciting takes on the Caped Crusader. “Returning to Batman is something really special for me,” says Jimenez. “Doing this with Chip, one of the best writers in comics, is simply the best possible scenario at this point in my career. Chip’s writing is inspiring me to create a new narrative and aesthetic, and I can’t wait to show Batman fans something different from my previous run.”

In addition to interiors from their debut issue, retailers were treated to an early look at incredible cover art, featuring a main wraparound cover by Jimenez, with variant covers by InHyuk Lee and Simone Di Meo.

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IMAGE COMICS
STILLWATER BY ZDARSKY & PEREZ TP VOL 01 (JAN210116) (MR)
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mike Spicer (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
Nobody dies.
In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise.
It's a threat.
Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (Daredevil, THE WHITE TREES) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K. PÉREZ (Tales of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new Skybound original series. Collects STILLWATER #1-6.
In Shops: Apr 13, 2022
SRP: $16.99
PREVIEWS Page #60

MARVEL COMICS
DEVILS REIGN TP
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
The story that's been building for years is finally here! Wilson Fisk has risen from Kingpin of Crime to mayor of the biggest city in America. Now he's going to bring his full criminal and political power to bear on the super heroes who call NYC home! The man who once destroyed Daredevil has targeted the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more. Fisk has an army of super villains at his command - including Crossbones, Taskmaster, Typhoid Mary, Shocker, Whiplash, Rhino and Kraven - and that's just his opening salvo. Wait until you meet his Thunderbolts! But Mayor Fisk isn't the only one with ambitions - and you know what they say about honor among thieves. From the blockbuster creative team of DAREDEVIL comes the final act in Wilson Fisk's master plan! Collecting DEVIL'S REIGN #1-6.
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 24, 2022
SRP: $34.99
PREVIEWS Page #90

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
JUGHEAD TP VOL 01
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Erica Henderson
In the grand tradition of comic book reboots like Archie, Archie Comics proudly presents... JUGHEAD VOL. 1-from the comics dream team of Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck) and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)! Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, Jughead Jones swears vengeance! Well, I mean, he doesn't "swear." This is still Archie Comics after all. Collects issues #1-6.
In Shops: Jun 29, 2016
SRP: $19.99
PREVIEWS Page #212

DC COMICS
BATMAN KNIGHT #1 CVR A GIANDOMENICO
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Carmine Di Giandomenico
"The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight...begin?
Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and acclaimed artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash) will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman in this definitive new series! "
In Shops: Jan 19, 2022
SRP: $4.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #9999

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