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Batman Sees His First Violent Death in Exclusive DC Reveal

In Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1, a young Bruce Wayne witnesses his first act of random violence in Gotham City, shaping the eventual Dark Knight.

Before Gotham City becomes the centerpiece of Shadows of the Bat, a ghost from Batman’s past will come back to haunt him in Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1.

Written by Mariko Tamaki and Matthew Rosenberg and drawn by David Lapham, Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1 explores the first violent crime that a young Bruce Wayne witnessed. On an otherwise uneventful day, the Wayne family find themselves caught in the middle of an act of random violence. Though Bruce escapes without any physical scars, the emotional weight of the event will be part of the foundation for Shadows of the Bat, a 12-part storyline unfolding in Detective Comics.

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Originally announced in September, Shadows of the Bat will be written by Tamaki and drawn by Ivan Reis, Danny Miki, Max Raynor, Amancay Nahuelpan and Jordie Bellaire. In the wake of the destruction of Arkham Asylum, Gotham City moves forward with plans to construct Arkham Tower. But before Shadows of the Bat begins in earnest, Detective Comics 2021 Annual #1 shows Batman and Nightwing butting heads on whether the tower is the right way for the city to rebuild.

In addition to Detective Comics, Shadows of the Bat spins out of the events of Fear State, the crossover event currently engulfing the Batman line of books. In it, the Dark Knight wages war with the Scarecrow over the soul of Gotham City, leaving chaos in their wake. The resulting devastation will be used as the catalyst for Batman’s exodus from Gotham, as he prepares for the “Abyss” storyline, the first from the new Batman creative team of writer Joshua Williamson and artist Jorge Molina.

Outside of Shadows of the Bat, the team of Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown will be uniting in the new ongoing series Batgirls. The book will be written by Bellaire and Michael Conrad and is drawn by Jorge Corona. It is the first ongoing series to star the unified force of all of DC’s Batgirls. Also overlapping Shadows of the Bat will be a new story from writer Mark Waid and artist Dan Mora in Detective Comics #1050. The first original Batman story that Waid has written in over a decade, it will see Batman teaming up with Superman in a flashback tale. DC teases that this is only the beginning of Waid and Mora’s time together.

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Batman and Nightwing on the cover to Detective Comics Annual 2021 by Viktor Bogdanovic

Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Mr Freeze and Penguin on the cover to Detective Comics Annual 2021 by Jason Fabok


  • “We don’t choose who we save, Bruce. You treat the patient who needs your help.”—Thomas Wayne
  • “Shadows of the Bat” begins here! In the prelude to January’s epic new Detective Comics event, Mayor Nakano has signed off on the construction of a new Arkham Tower in the heart of Gotham City, and the Bat-Family is torn. Batman has long seen Arkham as a necessary, if flawed, cog in the gears of Gotham City—a temporary solution to larger problems that in many ways mirrors his approach as Batman. Nightwing, however, who grew up watching Arkham mutate into a villain factory, believes a different approach is needed. But Bruce and Dick will need to see eye to eye on more than just Arkham Tower, as a new villain known as THE MEAGER MAN wreaks havoc in the streets and becomes the embodiment of Gotham’s broken system!
  • Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
  • $5.99 US | 48 PAGES
  • Variant by JASON FABOK
  • $6.99 US (Card stock)
  • ON SALE 11/30/21

Interior art from Detective Comics Annual 2021 by David Lapham

Interior art from Detective Comics Annual 2021 by David Lapham

Interior art from Detective Comics Annual 2021 by David Lapham

Interior art from Detective Comics Annual 2021 by David Lapham

Interior art from Detective Comics Annual 2021 by David Lapham

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