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Flashpoint Batman Recruits a New Robin

Ever since it was revealed Bane played a role in Catwoman leaving Batman at the altar in Batman #50, fans have waited to see the two rivals face off. The celebratory issue also showed the legion of villains who have chosen to stand alongside Bane, with Bruce Wayne's father from the Flashpoint Universe, Thomas Wayne, among them.

Flashpoint Batman has sent his son through a grueling "Knightmares" scenario where Batman was forced to confront some of his darkest fears. However, he came through it and is ready to take the fight to his father and Bane, with everything kicking off in Batman #75's "City of Bane" story arc.

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However, the cover to August's Batman #77 shows Thomas Wayne has recruited a new ally in his war against his own son, and it's a hero who has a close association with Batman -- Gotham Girl.

Batman #77's cover shows Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl charging into action together, with Gotham Girl wearing a very sidekick-ish costume. The issue's solicitation says are patrolling Gotham City for Bane, rounding up any villains who don't fall in line with the Man Who Broke the Bat.

The cover and solicitation text for August's Batman #76-77 can be found below:

  • BATMAN #76
  • written by TOM KING
  • art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
  • card stock variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
  • “City of Bane” continues! Bane has taken over Gotham City, and Batman is nowhere to be found. At least, not a Batman anyone recognizes. Flashpoint Batman is now patrolling the city, dispensing a violent brand of justice and taking out rogue villains who haven’t yet signed on with Bane. It’s all building to a rebellion among the bad guys who don’t want to play along— and distrust in those who do! Meanwhile, a surprising ally has come to Bruce Wayne’s aid, nursing him back to health so that he can get back to his city.
  • ON SALE 08.07.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.
  • BATMAN #77
  • written by TOM KING
  • art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
  • variant cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
  • “City of Bane” continues! The last of the independent villains are on the run, leaving Gotham City entirely to Bane and his cronies—including Flashpoint Batman and Gotham Girl! Though this means a semblance of peace on the streets, the iron grip of tyranny is squeezing all life out of Gotham. And with Bane’s machinations keeping other heroes out, the city really needs the Batman to return. Is Bruce Wayne ready to face his toughest foes yet…his father and the man who broke his back?
  • ON SALE 08.21.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.

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