Tim Seeley Will Release ‘Batman: Prelude To The Wedding’ Ahead of Batman #50

It’s already been announced that Batman and Catwoman will finally be tying the knot this coming July. It’s been a long time coming since Batman #1 in 1940, and now we’ll see the moment we’ve all been waiting for in Batman #50 July 2018. It only took 78 years for the proposal back in June 2017’s issue of Batman #24. Since then we’ve seen the duo prepare for their nuptial bliss with double-dates, sword-fights, and preventing worldwide plant takeovers by Poison Ivy.

In an exclusive interview with Nerdist, DC has revealed the plot details for the final two Batman issues before the wedding takes place. The Joker gets wind of the impending nuptials about totally acts like a rational human being. Sure…

Now it has been revealed that there will be five new one-shots from Tim Seeley, each focusing on a specific member of the Bat-family as they prepare for the wedding. Each issue will be illustrated by a different artist with interlocking covers by Rafael Albuquerque.

We have the Nerdist exclusive right here!

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding — Robin Vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1

Written by Tim Seeley • Art by Brad Walker and Drew Hennessy • Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Ra’s al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last. On sale May 30.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding — Nightwing Vs. Hush #1

Written by Tim Seeley • Art by Travis Moore • Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans—and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too! On sale June 6.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding — Batgirl Vs. The Riddler #1

Written by Tim Seeley • Art by Minkyu Jung • Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

On the eve of Batman’s wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City’s finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder? On sale June 13.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding  — Red Hood Vs. Anarky #1

Written by Tim Seeley • Art by Javier Fernandez  • Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Red Hood has always been the one standing slightly apart from the rest of the Bat crew. Some see him as the Robin gone bad—which is exactly the kind of thing someone like Anarky can exploit. Now Red Hood is running security at Catwoman’s bachelorette party—and if Anarky can crash it, that could be the final straw for Jason Todd! On sale June 20.

Batman: Prelude to the Wedding  — Harley Quinn Vs. The Joker #1

Written by Tim Seeley • Art by Sami Basri • Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Harley Quinn knows a thing or two about dysfunctional relationships. When she hears that her old flame is trying to get in the way of a happy new life for one of her best friends, the Maid of Mischief tracks The Joker down to give him a piece of her mind—and maybe a few blows from her hammer, too. On sale June 27.

Batman: Prelude To The Wedding will be available weekly beginning May 30th. Nerdist also has more details on the Robin and Nightwing covers.

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Shaina Lucas

Hi! I'm Shaina aka the Jokergurl. I've been studying comics (namely Batman) since I was 12 years old, and possibly even before that. My forte is being up on absolutely everything there is to know about the Caped Crusader, and both the Clown Prince and Princess of Crime. I recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with an MA in English and Creative Writing. Currently I am earning my MFA at National University. I have 5 cats and 2 dogs, and spend what free time I have doing whatever (mostly Pokémon GO). Have a happy!