Around the time that The Dark Knight III: Master Race was announced, I was online, being a typical sarcastic asshole going "Where's Dark Knight: Boy Wonder?" then a few seconds later, said something along the lines of "Oh, how about Batman: Europa too!?" As both of those books have become the
Well... the sky must be falling, because here it fucking is, Batman: Europa #1, coming November 18th... maybe.
BATMAN: EUROPA #1
Written by MATTEO CASALI and BRIAN AZZARELLO
Layouts by GIUSSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Art and cover by JIM LEE
1:25 Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:100 B&W Sketch variant by JIM LEE
On sale NOVEMBER 18 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Superstar artist Jim Lee returns to the Dark Knight with this premiere issue! The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And the only hope for his salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will the Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out.
Co-conceived by Matteo Casali and Brian Azzarello, this 4-issue miniseries event will feature art by top talents over layouts by the incomparable Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER, Dark Wolverine), with the first issue pencilled and inked by none other than Jim Lee!
Let's put things in perspective... I started Gotham Spoilers shortly before this book was announced... over five years ago. I was on tumblr back then, and remember adding the tag to the "Future Series" to cover section. Hell, I think it was still there until I closed the original site down.
Frankly, I don't believe any of this is happening. I was real sick yesterday and as far as I'm concerned, I'm in a coma somewhere having some fever dream.
Either that or the end times are upon us.