Thursday, March 13, 2014

Batman: Eternal June Details

Couple of surprises in June's solicits for Batman: Eternal. Jason Bard is back, so is Mr. Unknown (albeit, Hong Kong doesn't equal Japan, but we'll see) and both Ian Bertram and Mikel Janin join the art team, while Guillem March takes care of the art duties for the first two issues of the month. Janin needs no introduction after his lengthy run on Justice League Dark, but you might need a refresher for Bertram, who is the artist that illustrated Peter Tomasi's story in Detective Comics #27, where everyone was celebrating Bruce's birthday.

Here's the story text for issues #9-12:
  • As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!
  • Batman and Catwoman – together again! Professor Pyg is back! And we get some answers about Falcone’s past, and his motivations!
  • The trial of Jim Gordon begins!
  • Jason Bard makes his big play to end the gang war once and for all. And Jim Gordon’s trial becomes a family affair!
(Source: IGN)


  1. I wonder if these are the issues John Layman wrote, considering the assassins from his first issue of Detective are on that cover. Also, I wonder if the story is really going to jump around as much as the solicitations suggest, or if the solicitations are really just representing what stuff will show up eventually. Because if it's the former, I almost wonder why the authors are each writing several consecutive issues when it seems like each issue is covering a different plot line each month.

  2. Hey, I want to try out Batman Eternal but I don't want to read every issue if it's dealing with characters that I'm not that interested in.
    My question is this: Are all the issues connected to each other and should therefore be read, or is each issue a stand-alone issue?

    1. It's supposed to be a big story so I don't imagine picking and choosing random issues is going to work out.