While the first DC Black Label miniseries, Batman: Damned, may have faced a number of delays, the final issue is slated for release next month and DC Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee has shared a sketch of his variant cover for the issue.
The sketch, which Lee posted on Twitter, shows Batman undergoing a monstrous transformation into some sort of plant creature, with leafy tendrils erupting all over his body while his face is demonically contorted.
The mature-reader oriented miniseries by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo launched this past September, with its second issue arriving the following December. The third and final issue had originally been solicited to go on sale this past March before being pushed back, first to May and then to its current release date in June.
The out-of-continuity Batman story sees the Dark Knight team up with John Constantine, Etrigan and other magical figures within the DC Universe as he explores the hidden, supernatural side of Gotham City during his investigation to discover who murdered The Joker. Judging by the solicits for the issue and Lee's variant cover, Bruce Wayne's greatest nightmares about Gotham may soon be coming to life.
Batman: Damned #3 is written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo. It is scheduled to go on sale on June 19 from DC.