UPDATE 11/19/2013 1:30 PM PT: Batman group editor Mike Marts commented on the Jay Fabok “Happy Batsgiving” teaser in the latest installment of the weekly “DC All Access” video series, saying, “readers should look at Commissioner Gordon” — specifically his body language and the way his “hands and arms are positioned” — for a big clue, with a close-up of the image seemingly confirming Gordon is in handcuffs. According to Marts, it’s an indicator of “something crazy that happens in the very first issue of ‘Batman Eternal.'”
UPDATE 11/19/2013 9:30 AM PT: DC Comics has distributed a new version of the Jay Fabok-illustrated teaser, reading, “Happy Batsgiving.”
Last week, artist Sean Murphy revealed his and writer Scott Snyder’s Robin design for their “Detective Comics” #27 contribution, and today, Snyder has harnessed the power of social media to debut a teaser for DC Comics’ upcoming “Batman Eternal” weekly series.
Illustrated by the title’s anchor artist Jay Fabok, the image depicts a somewhat morbid Thanksgiving scene, with the extended Bat-family, several of Gotham’s villains and a symbolic stand-in for the Court of Owls “celebrating” the holiday. In his tweet, Snyder indicates that this is not a simple promotional image, and that it follows the DC teaser tradition of containing a number of clues regarding the future of Batman, his friends and foes.
– Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) November 19, 2013