Hello and welcome to another installment of the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club!
This week we’re going to cover some older material to get ready for an upcoming event! On January 5th is the start of the two month event “Future State,” which will show our heroes taking on new roles in a possible future, and perhaps one of the most anticipated series from it is “The Next Batman,” written by Academy award winner John Ridley! As you might expect, this series deals with a new owner of the cape and cowl, who was recently revealed to be…Timothy Fox!
Now, I know what you’re thinking:
I was thinking the same thing myself, but quickly found out that he is a character that has shown up in the past – but very few, almost exclusively in the late 70s! So let’s take a look at his history – and since his story melds into the epic four part story The Lazarus Affair, let’s go into that one too!
So this week we’ll be covering the first volume of Batman. The issues with Tim in the main stories are issues #313, 323, and 330, the first two issues written by Len Wein and the third written by Marv Wolfman, and drawn by Irv Novek. “The Lazarus Affair” is written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Don Newton.
The Lazarus Affair
This rotation of the book club goes 2021-01-02T06:00:00Z → 2021-01-08T06:00:00Z, though as always if you are from approximately five years into a fascist dark future (or even if it isn’t) you can always come back and share your thoughts.
So be sure to let us know what you think!