It’s official! The very talented Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan, co-creators of one of Batman’s most lethal villains, will return to DC to helm a new 12-part series starring the character they brought to life, Bane: Conquest!
Bane is already starring in the current “I Am Bane” arc of Tom King and David Finch’s Batman series, and CBR managed to get the exclusive first word that writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan would be returning to their creation in DC Comics’ upcoming series, scheduled to debut in May.
In Bane: Conquest, the title villain will reunite with Bird, Trogg and Zombie, his henchmen that have been mostly missing in action since their introduction in Batman: Knightfall, but who re-surfaced as part of the “I Am Bane” storyline. According to DC’s official description of the series, Bane will take his criminal ambitious out of Gotham, in search of “new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush.”
“Always happy to be reunited with Graham and this is an especially heady experience returning to our most significant contribution to the Batman mythos,” Dixon, who created Bane with Nolan and Doug Moench, said in a statement. “The best aspect of this project is that it’s not a cameo or nostalgia tour for Graham and I. It’s more like we’re back after all this time to work on a truly epic story about Bane and we haven’t lost a step.”
“It’s very exciting to return with Chuck to a character we so love and are so identified with,” Nolan said in a statement, adding that this will be the “ultimate Bane adventure.” “DC has allowed us to return him to his roots, bring back old friends and create new characters that will rock Bane and Batman’s world.”
Bane: Conquest is scheduled to debut on May 3, with a cover by Nolan and a variant by Kelley Jones, another major creator from the ’90s Batman books. The full solicitation text and a look at the first issue follow below:
BANE: CONQUEST #1
Written by CHUCK DIXON • Art and cover by GRAHAM NOLAN • Variant cover by KELLEY JONES
The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.
On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T+