A teaser posted by acclaimed comics writer Tom King portrays Batman preparing for a cage fight in the upcoming Batman Annual #4. King shared the image by artist Jorge Fornes to his Twitter account.
The image portrays the Caped Crusader in a UFC-style outfit, with Batman stripped down to his black cowl, some light athletic wear and protective fighter gloves. An unspecified but menacing figure looms before him as a jeering crowd rises from behind only to eventually fade into opaque darkness.
A sense of claustrophobia ensues as Batman is encased in a cage with his unknown opponent with nowhere to run. There is a lot of light in the image, from the garish lighting over the cage to the flashing cameras in the crowd, but the lack of color gives the art a very menacing feeling.
BATMAN ANNUAL #4
- written by TOM KING
- art by LEE WEEKS and JORGE FORNES
- cover by LEE WEEKS
- In this new annual, it’s two unique stories by BATMAN mastermind Tom King! First, King reteams with Lee Weeks, his collaborator on the Eisner-nominated BATMAN/ELMER FUDD #1 to send the Caped Crusader into space in search of the rare element he needs to save a life on Earth. But what terrible gauntlet of tyrants and monsters will he have to go through to reach his objective? Then, it’s back down to Earth and the grimy streets of Gotham City as King and acclaimed newcomer Jorge Fornés task the Dark Knight Detective with a dangerous case only he can solve.
- ON SALE 10.30.19
- $4.99 US | 48 PAGES
- FC | RATED T
Batman Annual #4 goes on sale October 30th.
KEEP READING: Batman: Is Gordon Heading for Retirement?