The latest Batman came out this week, continuing to put both Batman and the Penguin through the ringer. Series writer Tom King continued to do some pretty interesting stuff in the issue, ending in a very tantalizing way.
On Twitter, King teased ‘a huge Bat event’ and rather excitingly revealed the names of some upcoming Batman arcs, with some very welcome details too. Interestingly, he revealed the ‘huge Bat event’ has a ‘secret name’, which is intriguing. It seems to mean he has a name for the story, so hopefully revealing it too soon doesn’t spoil it.
Coming in Batman:
Issue 60 (Wednesday) wraps up post-wedding Cold Days arc.
61-69 Knightmares. Epic arc scraping at the soul of Batman. (With a Flash break at 64, 65).
70-74: The Fall and the Fallen.
75-: A huge Bat event with a secret name that sets us up for the end at 105. pic.twitter.com/nlDHUdkuGW
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) December 4, 2018
Given that he states the arc “sets us up for the end,” one has to wonder if issue #105 will be his last. It’s often impressive how far ahead writers plan their stories, and I’m particularly excited to find out what this Bat event is, especially given all the great ones there have been over the years.