The story starts in Batman #125 which sees the Dark Knight getting plagued by some visions of a really terrible future. Meanwhile, someone starts murdering Gotham’s wealthy elites, and Batman’s greatest foe is involved. As per the official synopsis of the upcoming series, “Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight‘s nightmares are just beginning.”
You can see the trailer below:
Chip Zdarsky Had Talked About The Upcoming Batman Arc
Zdarsky opened up about this new run back in February when the story was only announced. He had also suggested his plans for the Dark Knight and why he had decided to get Tim Drake back into the whole mix.
“When DC approached me to write Batman, I immediately thought about things that could really challenge the character mentally, physically, and in terms of his relationships,” Zdarsky said. “Failsafe is his Doomsday. When I started mapping out the story I got really excited about where it could take the title.”
“The past few years have had a lot of Batman on his own, with so many (SO MANY) Robins, etc. in his orbit But I wanted to really highlight the “Batman & Robin” aspect of the characters while still maintaining the darker feel we’re going for. Tim Drake is a favorite of mine and being able to highlight him here has been a lot of fun. Really, I’m just writing the Batman book that I want to read. A dark book with wild action, huge stakes, and hopefully a lot of fun. The main Batman reader that I care about is my brother! He’s followed the book for a long time and I really just want to make him happy for once in my life!!!”
As for working with Jimenez, Zdarsky said, “He’s a superstar! Not just as an artist, but as a person! He’s really delightful and excited about the character and the direction we’re going in, which is great. We talked about going darker with the book and he’s been all aboard, with some really stunning pages that showcase the tone. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Jorge. He creates beauty at an amazing speed. I’m angry that he’s also so handsome as it’s just not fair. The only good thing about the pandemic is that I probably won’t have to be on a panel next to him which would only serve to highlight how old and gross I look.”
Batman #125 is set to go on sale from July 5th.