Batman/Catwoman Series Begins In December

Back in May 2019, DC Comics announced the twelve-issue series featuring Batman and Catwoman. Originally it was meant to come out January, 2020. If you’ve been waiting for the series, it’s headed our way this December.

Batman/Catwoman #1 cover art by Clay Mann.

The series, written by Tom King, will start with the on-again, off-again couple back together fighting crime. What makes this story different from what we’ve seen recently is it will be a crime story told across three different timelines while also continuing where they left off in the pages of Batman during King’s run.

From DC Comics’ blog post:

There’s the past, when The Bat and The Cat first fell in love. Did they meet on the street? Or was it on a boat? Rooftops, ramparts and gargoyles, and over 80 years of fans that have read their comics, are their only witnesses.

There’s the distant future, where after a long and happy marriage Bruce Wayne has passed away. Selina Kyle decides to settle an old score without having to worry about the Batman objecting. Catwoman is serving a very cold dish: Revenge.

And in the present, Bruce and Selina’s union is threatened by the arrival of one of Batman’s past flings, Andrea Beaumont, a.k.a. Phantasm. Beaumont’s return calls into question how each character chooses to operate in their costumed, and personal, lives, and any move by Phantasm could change the fate of Bruce and Selina’s future.

That’s right, we’ll be seeing Phantasm.

DC has also released an early look at some of the panels from the series featuring Clay Mann’s art.

Because life for Batman and Catwoman is never easy, it looks like Joker will be turning up as well. Things the Clown Prince of Crime did in the past will have consequences for “today and tomorrow.”

Batman/Catwoman is from Tom King, Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey and Clayton Cowles, edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr. The first issue is available on December 1, 2020 with a cover by Mann and Morey a variant covers by Travis Charest. There will also be a variant by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair.

New issues will be available each month with a skip month planned for a Batman/Catwoman Special in June 2021. The series will be released through DC’s Black Label banner with content appropriate for readers 17+.

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