In a world run by super-computers and where the judicial system is purely digital, there is no human error, just a singular artificial intelligence that calculates the outcome of every possible crime. From murder to drug deals, the computer determines the fate of all humanity. But there’s a crime that seems to have slipped through the cracks – who or what is the Cyber Spectre? A special back-up feature, The Kromik, by Rich Emms and Carlos Zuniga rounds off this first issue.
(W) Paula Sevenbergen (A) Aneke (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino
Ever seen those hot-pink vans stationed around town advertising sexy maids who’ll come clean your house? Little did you know those sexy maids are actually part of a secret underground sting operation that only Catwoman can claw her way through to find the artifact they’ve stolen. It’s leather versus lingerie in this epic cat chase!
(W) Joelle Jones (A) Fernando Blanco, Elena Casagrande (CA) Joelle Jones
What’s a cat burglar to do? When things went bad for her in Gotham, Selina Kyle picked up stakes and moved to set up a new life in Villa Hermosa. Things went about as well as they could for an international super-criminal, particularly now that Catwoman has established herself as a major player in her new town. Too bad the past always has a way of catching up with you. Gotham comes to Catwoman in the form of the Penguin, fresh from his most recent tussle with Batman, and he’s not just looking to horn in on Selina’s new scheme; he comes bearing hot goss about everything-and everyone-Selina tried to leave behind.
(W) Gerry Conway (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Michael Del Mundo
Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for THEM!
(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Mark Brooks
“THE LAST AVENGER” PART 3: DESPERATE MEASURES
Two down. But time is running out, and there are Avengers left to kill. Can Captain Marvel finish off her former friends before the clock runs down – and all is lost?
Kendra The Vampire Slayer-and the all-new Scooby gang-must defend Sunnydale from the aftershocks of the Hellmouth and a new threat that feels very familiar! But can they fill the void left behind by Buffy? And will this issue answer the question of what, exactly, happened to Buffy?
(W) Kat Howard (A) Tom Fowler, Craig A. Taillefer (CA) Kai Carpenter
Tim’s burgeoning magical abilities got onto the radar of the London police, but he was able to keep them at bay…until Detective Celia Culpepper of the Other Side took his case. She’s a sorcerer herself-quite a powerful one, it seems-and now there’s no place Tim can hide! But should he hide? Or does Celia have much grander plans for Tim than locking him away? He’d better decide what side she’s on soon…because Tim’s evil doppelga nger is on the loose, and Tim can’t stop him on his own!
(W) David Walker, Chuck Brown (A) Sanford Greene (CA) Chris Visions
The Sangeryes split into teams to tackle various threats. Meanwhile, Harlem is under siege, and Ardo’s plans are slowly being revealed. But what role will Sylvester play, and how much of himself is he willing to sacrifice?
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Karl Story, Yishan Li, Roberto Viacava, Ronan Cliquet, Dexter Vines (A/CA) Georges Jeanty
How did Batwoman find herself in space fighting Morgan Le Fey? How did she find herself accompanied by allies as strange as Clayface, Ragman, Etrigan the Demon and her own sinister sister Red Alice?! All the answers are here in the final chapter of the Unknowns saga!
“Concrete Jungle,” a 16-page Batman story written by Mark Russell with art by Ryan Benjamin and Richard Friend
When Commissioner Gordon suspects there’s a mole in his precinct, it’s up to Batman to keep a witness safe until he can testify. But this particular witness is a crooked lawyer with ties to every criminal operation in Gotham City, and Batman finds himself under attack from both sides of the law!
“Puppets,” an 8-page story Nightwing story written by Steve Orlando with art by Tom Lyle
As a child, Dick Grayson saw his world come crashing down when his parents were killed by mobster Tony Zucco. Now Zucco’s son has been kidnapped by the Ventriloquist, and Nightwing is his only chance to make it home alive. Dick must make a choice: How far is he willing to go to save the son of the man he hates most?
Plus, these reprint tales:
“The Court of Owls Part 4: Face the Court,” from Batman #4 (2011)
“Elegy Part 3: Affetuoso,” from Detective Comics #856 (2009)
“Better than Batman Part 4,” from Nightwing #4 (2016)
Batman is going to push the Outsiders to their absolute limits in order for them to stop Ra’s al Ghul once and for all. He’ll force them all to use their powers in ways they never imagined and possibly push them over the edge in the process! Batman and Black Lightning will need to decide who the true leader of the team is, or Ra’s’s victory will be assured!
Ra’s al Ghul and his army of assassins have turned their attention away from the Dark Knight-and toward Black Lightning! They’ve done something terrible to him that can never be fixed, and Black Lightning will need the Outsiders to stop him from crossing a line that could change his life forever.
The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back-but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade-it has to do with Bruce Wayne’s recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it’s on ice!
(W) Tom King (A) Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea (CA) Jim Lee
“THE TRAVELERS” part one! Booster Gold has come to Gotham City, and he’s enlisting Batman and Catwoman to go on a time-traveling mission to rescue…Booster Gold! It seems a younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, and to rescue his own past, Booster must pursue both of his previous incarnations through Batman’s history to find out what is going on. The start of a new story that will sow the seeds for a whole new epic to come-and also the return of Master Class artist Tony S. Daniel (DAMAGE) to BATMAN!