DC COMMEMORATES THIS ISSUE WITH AN ADDITIONAL VARIANT COVER
Since the announcement that the next hero to don the cape and cowl as Gotham City’s protector in DC Future State might be a person of color, the big question has been: Who exactly is this new Batman? Today, the speculation ends with the reveal of this surprise open to order variant cover to Future State: The Next Batman #2.
On a cover featuring striking art by Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez, Gotham’s defender in this dystopian future is revealed as Tim (Jace) Fox, estranged son of Lucius Fox and brother to the former Batwing Luke Fox, who made his comics debut in Batman #313, April 1979.
This issue features a lead story of the next Batman written by John Ridley with art by Laura Braga, plus tales of the Batgirls, by writer Vita Ayala and artist Aneke, and Gotham City Sirens, by writer Paula Sevenbergen and artist Emanuela Lupacchino.
This issue also an open to order variant cover by Francesco Mattina.
Future State: The Next Batman #2 “The Next Batman” written by JOHN RIDLEY “The Next Batman” art by LAURA BRAGA”Batgirls” written by VITA AYALA”Batgirls” art by ANEKE”Gotham City Sirens” written by PAULA SEVENBERGEN”Gotham City Sirens” art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINOcover by LADRÖNNIn this second Future State: Batman chapter, wearing a mask in Gotham City is now a crime-and when it’s compounded with murder, it can be a shoot-on-sight offense! Batman is on the trail of a murderous couple but quickly finds that all is not as it seems…and finds himself in the firing line of the Magistrate and their Peacekeepers! The gritty, street-level adventures of the new Dark Knight continue! Also in this issue, Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown find themselves in a prison where the Magistrate throws heroes and villains alike! What no one knows, though, is that Cassandra was sent there with a mission… And in a story of the Gotham City Sirens, some girls just want to have fun-so what do you do when you find Gotham City in turmoil and overrun by Cybers? You go shopping, of course! Join Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and a new Siren on a gal’s night out. They’re on the town, looking for trouble…and finding it!
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