Writer Tom King and artist Tony S. Daniel kicked off their "City of Bane" arc in DC Comics' Batman #75, giving Batman another crisis to respond to in the form of Bane taking over Gotham. The story, which will be King's final arc on the Batman title, featured a segment where Bane declared the Joker and the Riddler Gotham's newest detectives. What was the duo's first move? To take over the desks of Detective Santiago and Detective Peralta, of course.
The quick reference to the Brooklyn Nine-Nine characters of the same name did not not go unnoticed by Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago on the popular comedy series.. The 36-year-old star reacted excitedly on Twitter, retweeting the panels.
She followed this up by retweeting another panel, this time from the Marvel comic in which Spider-Man referenced Brooklyn 99's surprise Season 6 renewal. The tweet features the Spider-Man and Batman panels side by side, with the caption reading, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine exists both in the Marvel world and the DC world." Fumero added, "Just incredible."
Batman #75 takes place at an unspecified time in the DC Universe's timeline. The only hint is that significant time has passed since the end of Batman #74, as indicated by a "later" caption, followed by Bane's city-wide takeover of Gotham. Ominously, he mentions "another Crisis coming" but it's unclear if he's referencing current events with Dr. Manhattan or something else entirely. Batman #76, the next installment in King and Daniels' arc will, be released on Aug. 7.
As for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the show was recently renewed for Season 7 and airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on NBC. The sitcom stars Melissa Fumero, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller and was created in 2013 by Dan Goor and Michael Shur.