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The Roundup: Five Flavors of Batman

The Roundup: Five Flavors of Batman

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

This is a big year for our favorite Dark Knight, with a new animated movie on its way, DLC for the latest Arkham game just around the corner and an ambitious weekly comic all set to make its debut. Yes, there’s much to look forward to this year if you’re a Batman fan. Like tomorrow.

Tomorrow will see the release of five new comics starring the Dark Knight. But don’t you worry one bit about redundancy. These Bat-books are all pretty different, so no matter what particular flavor of Batman you gravitate towards, chances are pretty good that there’s one that’s right up your alley.

Do you like your Batman all dark, brooding and almost completely silent? Well, then you need to pick up BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #27, which concludes the two-part, almost entirely unspoken “Voiceless” storyline. Or do you prefer your Batman to be more colorful and all-age friendly? Feast your eyes on BEWARE THE BATMAN #4, which finds the young Caped Crusader tangling with Man-Bat. What if you prefer your Batman as one half of the Dynamic Duo? Well, then you’re in luck. BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #2 offers up a standalone story featuring Batman and the original Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson! What’s that? You say you like your Robins a lot angrier and your crime fighting more violent? Well, then you don’t want to miss the final issue of DAMIAN, SON OF BATMAN, in which Damian dons the cowl and becomes his own version of the Dark Knight. Finally, what if you feel Batman’s at his best when he’s from an entirely different dimension? Believe it or not, we have you covered as well with this week’s EARTH 2 ANNUAL #2, which tells the origin tale of Earth 2’s new Batman.



So what if you don’t like Batman at all? Well, we’re not sure we understand you, but we still love you. And we have plenty for you as well, including brand new issues of Superman, Aquaman, The Flash, Catwoman, Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S., Dead Boy Detectives, Fables and the final issue of The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires.

Check out previews of all these and more below…

LA TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX ran an exclusive preview of FOREVER EVIL: A.R.G.U.S. #4.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #9.

BLOODY DISGUSTING ran an exclusive preview of ALL-STAR WESTERN #27.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of AQUAMAN #27.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #2.

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #27.

BATMAN-NEWS ran an exclusive preview of BEWARE THE BATMAN #4.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of CATWOMAN #27.

COMICS ALLIANCE ran an exclusive preview of DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #2.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of EARTH 2 ANNUAL #2.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of THE FLASH #27.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #27.

SCIENCEFICTION.COM ran an exclusive preview of LARFLEEZE #7.

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of RED LANTERNS #27.

ZAP2IT ran an exclusive preview of SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #4.

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of TALON #15.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of TEEN TITANS #27.

MULTIVERSITY ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST ANNUAL #1.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #8 and FABLES #137.

SUPERMAN Facebook Page ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN #27.

BATMAN Facebook Page ran an exclusive preview of DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #4.

GREEN LANTERN Facebook Page ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2.