Over the last year, the relationship between the Dark Knight and the World’s Greatest Thief has been pushed to its limits. Now, with the imminent crossover event, “The Gotham War“, on the horizon, it may now have reached its breaking point.
Is the greatest, most tragic romance in the Batverse doomed forever? Here’s the full press release from DC, including a sneak peek at some of the art and covers from Batman #137 and Catwoman #57:
A CITY-SPANNING CONFLICT THAT WILL
CRACK THE BAT-FAMILY IN HALF!
THE BAT/CAT WAR STARTS AUGUST 29TH!
“Crime is down in Gotham City… Could that be a bad thing? A coordinated effort has led to a reduction in violent crime, but at what cost? Villains scatter as their lives begin to crumble under a new regime, and, as Batman recovers from his epic battle through the Multiverse and the horrors of Knight Terrors, one name runs through his mind; the name at the heart of this new, safer Gotham…
A conflict that’s been brewing for well over a year finally hits the streets, and it will fracture the Bat-Family as war erupts! From bestselling writers Chip Zdarsky and Tini Howard, and artists Mike Hawthorne and Adriano Di Benedetto come the opening shots in the Gotham War!”
THE BAT/CAT WAR CONTINUES SEPTEMBER 5TH, IN BATMAN #137!
“Batman descends on Gotham City, full of rage and force, more driven than ever to save his home, but the new landscape has turned friends into foes. Can anyone stop his brutal justice? Should they? The Gotham War continues in this second chapter by Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez!”
THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE BAT/CAT WAR
ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 19TH IN CATWOMAN #57!
“While Batman finds himself more and more isolated, Selina is never alone. With a volunteer army and two powerful generals by her side, the ballet between her and Bruce enters its next act with a shocking twist! The Gotham War amps up the action in this third chapter by Tini Howard and Nico Leon!”
It’s tragic that these two people belong together, and deserve to be together, but instead seem tragically fated to constantly be at odds with each other. To make things worse, their conflict has split the Bat Family right down the middle!
Who’s right, who’s wrong, and who will win the “Gotham War”?
Personally, I can’t wait to find out.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC