Jim Lee Armors the Dark Knight Up for New Batman: Damned Variant

Batman: Damned variant by Jim Lee

DC Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee has shared his variant cover for the upcoming second issue of Batman: Damned, which depicts a much more heavily armored version of the Dark Knight.

The DC Black Label miniseries, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, features an out-of-continuity story where Batman discovers someone has killed the Joker resulting in the arrival of a supernatural threat to Gotham City.

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The debut issue had Bruce Wayne run into the DC Universe's resident occult ne'er-do-well John Constantine and ghostly Deadman as they attempted to investigate the mystery of the Joker's murder along with the arrival of the paranormal to Gotham.

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December's second issue promises to up the stakes on the supernatural elements of the story with Batman running into Etrigan the Demon, the Spectre, Enchantress, and more as the three-issue miniseries continues. Judging by Lee's variant cover, the new armor worn by the Caped Crusader looks at least partially inspired by Etrigan's own medieval design.

Batman: Damned #2 is written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Lee Bermejo. It is scheduled to be released on Dec. 5 by DC Comics.

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