Joker and Riddler Team Up In First Look At Batman #75

Earlier this month, Bruce Wayne fought an alternate version of father, Thomas Wayne, at the edge of a Lazarus Pit. In the battle between Batman and Flashpoint Batman, only one Dark Knight could emerge as the victor. While the outcome of that fight was initially ambiguous, the first few pages of Batman #75 reveal the winner!

DC has released an advance look at Batman #75 by Tom King and artist Tony Daniel. In these pages, we see that change has come to Gotham, and Bane openly rules the city. Bizarrely, the Joker and Riddler appear to be sharing a beat like common cops. Meanwhile, there’s a new Police Commissioner and a new Dark Knight protecting the city. But if this Batman is free, then what happened to the other one at the Lazarus Pit? And where have Gotham’s other defenders disappeared to?

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Here’s the official description from DC: “‘City of Bane’ begins! Bane’s minions have moved into Gotham City, taken control and are ruling with an iron fist—including rounding up any villain who refuses to sign onto Bane’s program—and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least not the Batman anyone knows. It’s like someone has replaced the real Gotham City with a twisted funhouse-mirror version of it.”

Batman #75 will hit comic shops on Wednesday, July 17. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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