Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one—for the Secret Six walk among us! Spinning out of the devastating events of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS, Superman & Batman join together once more in an all-new monthly series—and they’re facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. Writer Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, JUSTICE LEAGUE/SUICIDE SQUAD) and artist David Marquez (Civil War II, Avengers) announced today in an interview with THR’s Heat Vision that DC’s World’s Finest Heroes will team-up in BATMAN/SUPERMAN, debuting on August 14, 2019.
To launch the new DC series, the first arc of BATMAN/SUPERMAN will follow the two titular heroes as they hunt down six infected heroes in the DCU. These people are revealed to be infected by the Batman Who Laughs with a deadly pathogen that violently transforms them into the evilest versions of themselves. The two heroes must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes has been transformed into the horrifying horseman of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever.
But before the Caped Crusader teams up with The Last Son of Krypton this August, DC will extend Scott Snyder and Jock’s thrilling mini-series THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS to a surprise seventh issue. This will highlight the final showdown between Batman and the Jokerized version of himself who originated from the Dark Multiverse in DARK NIGHTS: METAL. Bruce Wayne will have to outsmart Bruce Wayne in this ultimate test of good vs. evil! You definitely don’t want to miss the finale to the epic miniseries that will tear up the very foundations of Gotham City!
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1, written by Joshua Williamson , will hit shelves August 14, 2019. BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1 cover art is by Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez with a variant cover by Leinil Yu.
The final issue of THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS will hit shelves July 31, 2019.
Find out more about the new BATMAN/SUPERMAN series by Williamson and Marquez in DC’S YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1, on shelves this Wednesday, May 1, 2019.