Exclusive DC Preview: Batman Eternal #9

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Exclusive DC Preview: <i>Batman Eternal</i> #9

Writers:   Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes & Tim Seeley
Artist: Guillem March
Publisher: DC Comics 
Release Date: June 4, 2014

Batman Eternal, DC Comics’ year-long weekly series that began in April, features the infamous Dark Knight, his allies and their enemies against the backdrop of the craziest Gotham ever. What makes the series truly unique, however, is that it’s comprised of three-issue arcs led by various creative teams.

“Each arc reflects the tastes and the real talent of each writer,” writer Scott Snyder tells USA Today, “and yet at the same time it will feel really seamless and singular—like one bombastic game-changing story that rolls forward through these different neighborhoods of writing in an interesting way.”

Snyder also hints that the series will include Batman villains and allies that have largely been ignored in the recent canon. “Gotham is the best toy box in the comics industry,” he says, “and we’re getting to play with all of the toys, even the ones that are sort of in the bottom of the bin that have been forgotten about.”

In issue #9, we discover that a character known for her tricks is causing a stir in Gotham. Check out an exclusive preview below.