Of all the Arkham Asylum villains jockeying for territory in Gotham City, there’s only a few capable of rising to the top of the food chain. Killer Croc has the strength, Scarecrow has the cunning, and the duo of Mr. Freeze and Mad Hatter have the technology. The Crime Syndicate has left them all, along with Bane and the escapees from Blackgate Penitentiary, to tear the city apart on their own. So when Freeze and Hatter plan to start reviving super-powered Talons, and Croc and Scarecrow leave the sewers to take up residence in Wayne Towers, it’s time for Bane to show them all who truly rules a Batman-free Gotham. Bane and his Blackgate army won’t let the Arkham crazies think they’re in charge for long. This is a face-off you won’t want to miss: Killer Croc vs. Bane! FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #3, written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Scot Eaton, will be available in stores this Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in the woods behind Coffin Hill, an old deposit of skulls and bones is keeping Police Chief Nate Finn busy while the fate of two missing teenagers remains a mystery. Nate privately confesses to Eve that he knows there’s “something in the woods,” because he witnessed more of the ritual that Eve, Dani, and Mel performed that fateful night ten years ago than he has ever let on. The same blood-soaked ritual that drove Eve from Coffin Hill for a decade, caused the death of Dani, and left her best friend in a catatonic state. Eve’s homecoming proves that the past is never quite left in the past, and Nate and Eve’s history catches up with them faster than either of them is prepared for. COFFIN HILL #3, written by Caitlin Kittredge and illustrated by Inaki Miranda, hits shelves on Wednesday.