Bendis' First Batman Story is a Walmart Exclusive

Though Brian Michael Bendis has only just begun his run penning the adventures of Superman for DC Comics, the writer will also journey to Gotham for a 12-part story featuring the Dark Knight in the Walmart exclusive Batman Giant.

Batman Giant #3 will launch the "Universe" story arc, while also marking Bendis' debut on the Caped Crusader as a run-in with the Riddler sends Batman on a mystery that spans the globe.

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Beginning in July, at more than 3,000 participating Wal-Mart stores across the nation, readers will be able to pick up four “giant” monthly comics, including Superman Giant, Justice League of America Giant, Batman Giant and Teen Titans Giant. Then, starting in August, Superman and JLA will begin arriving in select Wal-Mart locations on a monthly basis, with Batman and Teen Titans following suit two weeks later. Also, the comics will be priced at $4.99 and clock in at 100 pages in length.

“We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books,” DC Publisher Dan DiDio said in a statement. “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.”

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