EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: "Batman" #2, "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice"

Mon, July 11th, 2011 at 9:28am PDT | Updated: July 11th, 2011 at 11:00am

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With DC Comics' September's relaunch titles having been announced and debated for the last month, the publisher has begun releasing information from their October solicitations, providing CBR News with an exclusive first look at "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice" #1 and the second issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman!"

DC has provided CBR with the cover art and solicitation text for "Batman" #2, written by acclaimed "Detective Comics" and American Vampire" scribe Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo. And while details are still somewhat thin on what the relaunch means for Bruce Wayne and his caped alter ego, Snyder did tell CBR News that the series is "big and epic. It explores the Bat mythology and the history of Gotham. It has things that will be surprising to Bruce about his own city and new enemies and all this stuff."

DC also provided CBR with the announcement of a new miniseries by acclaimed crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz and featuring art and covers by "Spawn" and "Repulse" artist Szymon Kudranski. The 5-issue miniseries debuts in early October and explores the early years of one of Batman's most famous and bizarre rogues gallery members, Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin.

PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On sale OCTOBER 5 * 1 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T
In this exciting new miniseries from novelist Gregg Hurwitz (You're Next) and rising star artist Szymon Kudranksi (Spawn), the painful and dark past of one of Batman's most devious foes is examined. How did young Oswald Cobblepot go from being the apple of his mother's eye to the leader of underworld gangs and adversary of The Caped Crusader? Find out in PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE!

BATMAN #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by JIM LEE
1:200 B&W variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 19 * 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US * RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Bruce Wayne is back in the cowl, hunting a new and deadly killer in Gotham City - a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne! But who is this mysterious killer in an owl skull mask? And is he the key to unlocking one of Gotham's oldest and most terrifying secrets? Be there for their first brutal encounter!

Keep it tuned to CBR News throughout the week as more of DC Comics' October plans come into focus!

TAGS:  dc comics, first look, penguin, batman, penguin pain and prejudice, gregg hurwitz, szymon kudranski, scott snyder, greg capullo

 
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