Batman #9 Preview

DC Comics sent us a preview of Batman #9, and while it’s since made the rounds everywhere, I thought we should still share it with you, because I have some serious love for Psycho Pirate as a villain. Maybe it was his appearance in the All-Star Squadron/Infinity, Inc. crossover that cinched it for me, but his role in Crisis On Infinite Earths certainly helped and his story in Grant Morrison’s Animal Man run was some of what proved what could be done with a meta-type of story.

Writer Tom King stated in his Batman Day Interview, “I don’t think of him as a fringe character. He plays a huge part in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. That’s where I was first introduced to him. He’s the guy who kills Barry Allen! So he’s played a role in the DCU for years. And then Grant Morrison took him into ANIMAL MAN and made him the one character in all of DC continuity who can remember the Multiverse. He remembers what happened beforehand. So he has both those aspects of him—he’s played a key role in this huge crossover and he also has this bizarre memory. He’s this huge character…and he’s a wimp. He’s a nobody! He’s terrible. He’s always manipulated by other people.”

“After Jessica Jones came out, I think people saw the seriousness of the Purple Man and the idea that one person who could take over a mind could take over the world. That’s what Psycho Pirate can do. I just think there’s a lot there. It wasn’t a tough pick.”

Enjoy the preview.

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Writer: Tom King
Art/Cover: Mikel Janin
Colors: Clayton Cowles

“I Am Suicide” part one! Batman has always been crazy…but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes…Bane. The next great Batman story begins here!

In Shops: Oct 19, 2016
SRP: $2.99

Preview Pages:

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