DC has some of the most harrowing and impactful stories of all time. Some stories are so great they can be told over and over. Such stories are keynote 90’s masterpieces like “Death of Superman” and “Batman: Knightfall”, and these stories will now be set in the Dark Multiverse. Equally important are the rest of the stories coming to the multiverse! Check out the press release below!
TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE INFECTS SOME OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS IN DC HISTORY THIS OCTOBER
BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL and THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN Debut This New Line
of One-Shot Prestige Format Stories
Future Titles to Include Twisted Takes on INFINITE CRISIS, BLACKEST NIGHT
and THE JUDAS CONTRACT
One-Dollar Reprints of Original Comics Also Available Concurrent with New One-Shots
TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL #1
Co-written by Scott Snyder (DARK NIGHTS: METAL, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS) and Kyle Higgins (DEATHSTROKE, BATMAN ETERNAL, NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER), with art by Javier Fernandez (JUSTICE LEAGUE) and a cover by Lee Weeks (BATMAN), this one-shot takes place in a Gotham City 30 years after a broken Bruce Wayne failed to take back the mantle of the Bat. In his place arose Jean-Paul Valley, also known as Saint Batman. Under his iron rule, Saint Batman has turned Gotham into the city of his dreams – killing has become commonplace and criminals live in constant fear—all in the name of justice.
In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief over the Man of Steel’s death, becomes the Eradicator, taking revenge on those who let Superman die and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she’s going to end the “never-ending” battle by any means necessary, halting the Reign of the Supermen before it even begins.
These are the first of several titles in this new line; additional one-shots will focus on other events such as INFINITE CRISIS, BLACKEST NIGHT, NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT, and more. Each of these prestige format one-shots is 48 pages long at a price of $5.99. TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL #1 will be available at comics shops and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, October 16. TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN #1 arrives at comic book shops and digital retailers two weeks later, Wednesday, October 30. Timed to the release of each TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE title, fans can also purchase a one-dollar reprint of the original comic each story is based on, BATMAN #497 (October 16) and SUPERMAN #75 (October 30).
Are you excited for the new comics? What other stories would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!