Eisner Award-winning Rafael Grampá brings his twisted take on Batman to DC Black Label this September with new miniseries Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham.
Check out all the details for this new series in the official press release below, and be sure to pick up issue #1 on September 16.
Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham
Eisner award-winning storyteller Rafael Grampá Creates a dark and terrifying vision of
Batman and Gotham City in an all-new DC Black Label series!
The four-issue bi-monthly series debuts on Batman Day, Saturday, September 16 at North America, Brazil, Spain, Italy and Germany
The first issue features variant covers of comics’ most famous artists and will launch with a separate special “Black” edition
From its series belonging to its creator Message delivery in titles like BRZRKR And Kick ass to his work on DC titles such as wonder woman, action comicsAnd Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child, artist Rafael Grampá’s dynamic artistic style has won him legions of fans around the world. In September, the award-winning artist adds to his impressive pedigree with Batman: Gargoyle of Gothama new DC Black Label limited series (ages 17 and up).
Available just in time for Batman Day (Saturday, September 16), Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham brings Grampá’s twisted vision of the Dark Knight and the city of Gotham to life in a tale that reaches its icy black tendrils into the deepest, darkest corners of human nature to leave you breathless and craving for more!
“When its origin was introduced into Batman #1 in the 1940s, Bruce Wayne swore revenge spirits of his murdered parents and – driven by his belief in a presage– became Batman,” Grampá said. “For me, this subtle aspect of Bruce’s belief system has always been the fundamental core of Batman, and through that lens, I recognized this untold story. Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham explore ‘who he is and Why he became. It’s been my dream to bring my own interpretation of Batman to life as I delve into the darkest recesses of his essence. I sincerely hope readers enjoy the ride.
In a city of Gotham where each day seems darker and more irretrievable than the last, Batman makes a final choice: to kill the identity of Bruce Wayne for good and adopt the cape and cowl full-time. But despite knowing the streets of Gotham, Batman will soon find that he barely knows himself. A serial killer is on the loose, and though the murder victims seem random at first, every clue brings Batman closer to the terrifying truth – that they are all connected, not only to each other, but also to him. When a whole new rogue gallery of thoroughly depraved villains begins to emerge from the depths of the city, Batman will have to confront the very nature of evil, including that which lurks in the darkest corners of his own heart, to face what’s coming for the city he’s sworn to protect.
In addition to Grampá’s jaw-dropping cover and interior art, a who’s who of comic book luminaries lend their talents to this first issue in the form of incredible variant covers.
Fan-favorite artist Jim Lee will provide a variant cover (with colors by series colorist Matheus Lopes), with additional variants of the comic book icon and gifted Frank Miller collaborator and renowned Batman artist David Finch. A black and white version of Lee’s cover will be available as a 1 in 25 “ratio” variant, as well as a 1 in 50 cover variant by Priscilla Petraites (Tank, rat queens), a 1 in 100 variant cover by Paul Pope (Batman: 100 years), and a black-and-white 1 of 250 cover variant by Miller, also based on its cover art. Visit your local comic book store for availability and pre-order details.
Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #1 will also be available (at participating retailers) in a “black” version, featuring the first full issue (art and letters) of the story in crisp black and white.
Batman: Gargoyle of Gotham #1 and Batman: Gargoyle Gotham Black Edition #1 hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers on September 16, and the series is recommended for readers ages 17 and up. For the latest information on this series and the world’s greatest superheroes, visit the official DC website at www.dc.com and follow @DCOfficial And @thedcnation on social networks. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE (DCUI) digital subscription service features an incredible selection of DC stories featuring Batman and DC’s Black Label imprint; for more information and a free trial, visit the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com. DCUI is not available in all countries and is not intended for children.