DC Black Label's acclaimed miniseries Batman: Last Knight on Earth has been pushed from its initially solicited release date of November 13 by five weeks to December 18.
Hailed as the last Batman collaboration between the fan-favorite creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, both creators separately posted messages through Twitter explaining the month-long delay to the third and final issue. Snyder noted the page count increased to 54 from its initially solicited 48, as well as the duo's respective contributions to Spawn #300 this past August.
Batman: Last Knight 3 is pushed back 5 weeks bc it's bigger than we expected at 54 pages and bc we helped on Spawn 300 - which was an honor we couldn't turn down.— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 11, 2019
But it’s coming, and it’s my favorite thing we’ve done as the end to our Batman.
Thanks so much for understanding.
In a separate tweet, Capullo observed that had he, Snyder, inker Jonathan Glapion and colorist FCO Plascencia rush, they may have been able to hit the original release date but preferred to ensure the final product was top quality.
Debuting this past May, Last Knight on Earth follows Batman in a post-apocalyptic vision of the DC Universe accompanied by the Joker's detached, but still-living head in a lantern. As the two traverse the wasteland, they encounter several familiar DCU locations and characters, radically transformed by the cataclysmic event.
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3 is written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo. The final issue is scheduled to go on sale December 18 from DC Comics.