Batman: Eternal Teaser Art

DC Comics will be celebrating the Dark Knight’s 75th Anniversary next year with a myriad of specials, including a weekly Batman series titled, Batman: Eternal. DC released a Thanksgiving-themed teaser image today by Detective Comics penciler, Jason Fabok. Similar in tone to the teaser piece released several years ago at the start of Battle for the Cowl, this piece offers clues to key story moments in the upcoming saga.

Batman: Eternal teaser by Jason Fabok
Batman: Eternal teaser by Jason Fabok

The cast (from left to right): Carmine Falcone (Is he now alive in the new 52?), Tiger Shark (from Snyder’s Black Mirror run), what looks like Bixby Rhodes aka Roadrunner (again another antagonist from Snyder’s Black Mirror), Batwoman (with glimmering wedding band), Maggie Sawyer (Batwoman’s fiancé), an owl (Court of Owls?), Gordon (hands tied), Bullock (armed and looking to the left…hmmm), purple hooded girl (gotta be Stephanie Brown), Harper Row, Tim Drake, ? (Dick Grayson as a blonde? Calvin Rose?), Batman (inspecting a dead bird…hmmmm), Alfred (in a strait jacket), Titus with a robin on his back (alert and looking to the left…the return of Damian?), Batgirl, Red Hood, Batwing, Tam Fox, Joker’s Daughter (hiding under the table), Vicki Vale (just an educated guess based on the fact that she’s wearing a press pass), Catwoman, Alfred (the cat), Professor Pyg (with a model train) and Penguin.
There are other clues in the image as well. One can see the Iceberg Lounge in the background, ivy growing on the cottage, the skeletal remains by the pot (small bones, like those of a child, by a pit… I mean pot and surrounded by things Damian loved in life), where the characters are looking and the fact that those sitting behind Batman are all Robins except for Harper (I know Steph doesn’t count in the New 52, but it’s an interesting placement). These are the things I’ve picked up. What do you guys and gals think? See anything I missed, picking up on any clues? What does it all mean?
Batman: Eternal kicks off next year.
Source: Newsarama

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.
  • Ross

    Hmmmmm very cool, i like your ideas.

  • Kristina Louise

    Haha “pit..I mean pot”