Batman: King Promises to Answer Long-Running Question in Issue #80


Tom King, writer of DC's Batman and Mister Miracle, revealed a long-running question will finally be answered in Batman #80, part of the current "City of Bane" story arc that will wrap up his time on the Dark Knight's main title.

"It's the beginning of the end," King continued. "My run is about two things -- Bane is bad, and this is about that. And then, after that, we get back to Bat-Cat. And the street/boat question will be definitively answered in Batman #80." The news comes from the prolific writer's panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday.

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"I remember putting this on the board for DC and Bendis coming up to me," King added. "He told me 25 issues of Batman suffering was gonna be tough on my audience. But dude, you need to be knocked down before you can get the fuck up again."

After Batman and Catwoman's marriage didn't take place in Batman #75, Bruce Wayne has been put through a gauntlet for 25 issues as he's battled Bane and his father, Thomas Wayne, the Flashpoint Batman that has found his way to the DC Universe.

"City of Bane" sees the titular villain take control of Gotham City, with help from mind-controlled Joker, Riddler and more. Batman's rogues gallery is under the mental control of Psycho-Pirate, who is also controlling Gotham Girl.

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