Welcome to another installment of the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club! This week, in anticipation of the Batman/Catwoman maxi-series by Tom King and Clay Mann coming out this coming Tuesday, we’ll be going back to the Tom King run of Batman and exploring a few stories more explicitly focused on that relationship.
First, issues #9-13, “I Am Suicide,” with art by Mikal Janin.
Batman has always been crazy…but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes…Bane. The next great Batman story begins here!
Then in #14-15, we have “Rooftops,” with art by Mitch Geralds:
Back in Gotham City, Batman and Catwoman confront their past and make a decision about their future that may change their city forever.
Finally, we’ll go through Annual #2, “Date Nights/Last Rites” with art by Lee Weeks and Michael Lark.
Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too.
This week’s reading will go from 2020-11-28T06:00:00Z → 2020-12-04T06:00:00Z, but since this is a lot of issues, this is a reminder that anyone reading these past the “deadline” can always come back to share their thoughts.
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