Tom King Teases “City of Bane”

Article by Eric Lee

Batman writer Tom King has teased the cover to his new blockbuster mega-event “City of Bane.”

Previously, King made subtle hints at a big event coming up in Batman #75. Now, he has confirmed that the next Bat-event will be “City of Bane.” This promises to be the culmination of the Bane conspiracy storyline that’s currently running through the title.

Cover of Cameos

The cover confirms the big story arc confirms that Bane is the central antagonist. It also confirms that Tony Daniel will be the artist. The cover features a lot of villains teaming-up with Bane to take down Batman. Most of these characters have already been seen working with Bane in Batman #50. Amongst the characters in both #50 and #75 are: Joker, Riddler, Psycho Pirate, Ventriloquist, and Hugo Strange.

Bane’s crew as revealed at the end of Batman #50 with art by Mikel Janin.

Notably missing on #75’s cover are Flashpoint Batman, Holly Robinson, and Gotham Girl. However, Gotham Girl’s absence was explained in the recent “The Price” storyline. Additional characters that seem to have joined Bane since issue #50 are the Mad Hatter, Penguin, Mr. Zsasz, Scarecrow, and maybe March Harriet on the left-hand side? If March Harriet has a huge role in this storyline, then that will make this the best comic ever!

Batman #75 hits stores in July 2019.


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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.