Detective Comics Explores the City of Bane Fallout in December

This December marks the end of Tom King's acclaimed run on Batman, concluding with the Dark Knight battling Bane for the fate of Gotham in the "City of Bane" storyline. Its immediate aftermath will be explored in an upcoming issue of Detective Comics by Peter J. Tomasi and Scott Godlewski.

DC has released its advance solicitation information, revealing Detective Comics #1018, on sale on New Year's Day on January 1, will have Batman face a supernatural threat as he copes with a huge loss affecting both his life as the Caped Crusader and as Bruce Wayne.

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Tomasi started his run on Detective Comics this past December, and has explored numerous aspects of Batman and Bruce Wayne's double life. He previously had the Dark Knight face the paranormal when he teamed up with the Spectre to investigate a murderous cult operating in Gotham City. Judging by the covers and solicit info, Batman is about to face a new monstrous threat as he continues to pick up the pieces from his battle against Bane.

The solicitation information, standard cover illustrated by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona, and variant cover illustrated by Igor Kordey for Detective Comics #1018 are below.


  • written by PETER J. TOMASI
  • variant cover by IGOR KORDEY
  • In the aftermath of “City of Bane,” the Dark Knight has found himself cold, alone, and missing one of the very foundations of his life as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman. But personal problems will have to wait—a mysterious series of deaths have been peppered throughout Gotham and it seems an element of the supernatural is at play in the form of a monstrous pagan spirit. Can Batman silence the demons within to stop the killing? Or will this silent night be for keeps?
  • ON SALE 01.01.20
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC|DC
  • This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

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Detective Comics #1018 is written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Scott Godlewski. It is scheduled to go on sale Jan. 1, 2020 from DC Comics.

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