Bane Co-Creators Reunite For New Series

Bane is stepping out of Gotham and taking on the world.

DC has announced that Bane co-creators Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan are reuniting with their villain for a new series, called Bane: Conquest. The book will take the back-breaker out of Gotham, and into other cities, encountering villains along the way. The two talents were equally excited about their project.

Nolan: “DC has allowed us to return him to his roots, bring back old friends and create new characters that will rock Bane and Batman’s world. Dixon, Nolan, Bane…what’s not to love?!  This is, without a doubt, going to be the ULTIMATE Bane adventure!”

Dixon: “The best aspect of this project is that it’s not a cameo or nostalgia tour for Graham and I. It’s more like we’re back after all this time to work on a truly epic story about Bane and we haven’t lost a step.”

The first issue of Bane: Conquest is set for a May 3 release. Get your first look below, followed by DC’s press release.

Press Release

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.

“It’s very exciting to return with Chuck to a character we so love and are so identified with,” said Nolan. “DC has allowed us to return him to his roots, bring back old friends and create new characters that will rock Bane and Batman’s world. Dixon, Nolan, Bane…what’s not to love?!  This is, without a doubt, going to be the ULTIMATE Bane adventure!”

“Always happy to be re-united with Graham and this is an especially heady experience returning to our most significant contribution to the Batman mythos,” said Dixon. “The best aspect of this project is that it’s not a cameo or nostalgia tour for Graham and I. It’s more like we’re back after all this time to work on a truly epic story about Bane and we haven’t lost a step.”

Bane: Conquest #1, written by Chuck Dixon with art and cover by Graham Nolan and colors by Gregory Wright, hits shelves May 3rd.

Images courtesy of DC entertainment.

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Ryan Lower

A lifelong fan of the Dark Knight, Ryan Lower grew up far from Gotham in Indiana but has planted roots in Chicago. A writer for a T.V. station, he also enjoys brooding at home in his own batcave, devouring Batman comics, shows and movies.