The DC Universe is gearing up for the return of the fan favourite group up e-book, Batman/Superman, with the inventive group of Joshua Williamson and David Marquez this August–and to have a good time, they’ve launched a primary have a look at the primary 5 pages of the primary subject, which you’ll take a look at under.
Here’s some context in the event you’ve lapsed in your DC studying over the previous 12 months or so. Remember that evil, fanged Robin who simply launched himself as Billy Batson? He’s a member of the Batman Who Laughs’ crew–a group of monstrous, brainwashed youths who run round with crowbars gnashing their enamel at no matter their evil overlord factors them at. And, for some time, that is all their actually was to it. The Batman Who Laughs and his underlings are all invaders from an evil alternate actuality referred to as the Dark Multiverse (as a result of comics, don’t be concerned an excessive amount of about it) so after all, it simply went to observe that an evil Batman would have evil Robins, proper?
But there’s extra to the story now, apparently–and one of many Robins has revealed himself to really be none apart from Shazam, himself: Billy Batson. No, not our Billy Batson–at least, not that we will tell–but a model of Billy Batson from the Dark Multiverse who was corrupted by The Batman Who Laughs. Maybe, no less than. From the context of the preview, it is laborious to inform whether or not or not that is the Billy from our universe or not.ither method, he is undoubtedly in some critical bother.
Batman/Superman plans on delving deep into the mysteries of The Batman Who Laughs and the “sleeper agents,” a brand new Rebirth-era “Secret Six,” who he is planted throughout the world–superheroes he has corrupted who proceed to dwell and exist of their regular lives none-the-wiser however who could be reworked into the evilest variations of themselves at any second. Anyone might be a possible menace and when the reality is lastly uncovered, the DC Universe won’t ever be the identical. So what does this imply for Billy and his heroic counterpart, Shazam? Only time will tell–but it is in all probability nothing good.
Batman/Superman #1 hits cabinets August 14.