WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Batman/Superman #1, on sale Aug. 21.
DC's sneak peek at Joshua Williamson and David Marquez' Batman/Superman #1 reveals Billy Batson has been infected by The Batman Who Laughs.
As Batman and Superman ruminate on who they can and can't trust, someone dressed like one of The Batman Who Laughs' Dark Robins attacks. This person is later revealed to be Billy Batson, whose alter-ego is the superhero Shazam. A look at the cover for Batman/Superman #2, which Williamson shared on Twitter, indicates Bill will be able to use his Shazam powers. Like the Damian Wayne Dark Robin from Earth-22, Billy seems to have retained his ability to speak. as he's able to say more than just "crow."
You can see the sneak peek for Batman/Superman #1 and the cover for the second issue, by Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez, below.
Batman/Superman #2 cover! By @DaveMarquez & @loquesunalex! The first of the characters corrupted by the Batman Who Laughs. You’ll fear the Power of the Dark Multiverse. SHAZAM!!! pic.twitter.com/cBpnEhWwdU— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) June 14, 2019
Batman/Superman follows the conclusion of The Batman Who Laughs miniseries by Scott Snyder and Jock. Williamson and Marquez' story will see the two superheroes tracking down sleeper agents infected by The Batman Who Laugh.
Batman/Superman #1, by Joshua Williamson, David Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez, is slated to hit store shelves Aug. 14.