The work doesn’t finish when the battle’s been received. In reality, it’s solely simply getting began. With the Joker defeated, Punchline beneath home arrest and the individuals of Gotham left to select up the items, a weary metropolis asks a determined query—what occurs now?
It’s one thing followers are seemingly questioning as properly. With “The Joker Struggle” serving as the guts of the Bat-books for a lot of 2020, now that it’s carried out, we’re all a bit interested by what comes subsequent. Batman: The Joker Struggle Zone and the climactic Batman #100 each make it clear there are many unfastened threads that stand able to be unraveled. The Joker and Punchline could also be down, however they’re undoubtedly not out. Clownhunter doesn’t seem to be he’s going to heed Batman’s warning to cease killing the Joker’s males. And Ghost-Maker…? Effectively, we don’t know what his deal is, but it surely doesn’t seem to be he desires to take Batman out for nachos. No, the Darkish Knight nonetheless has rather a lot to be careful for, and he now has far fewer sources to work with.
However earlier than he can face these new threats, he nonetheless has just a few pals to verify in on…and maybe patch issues up with. There’s Catwoman, clearly. Simply when Selina and Bruce have been again on strong floor, her darkish previous with the Designer was dropped at mild and now issues between her and Batman appear…off. There’s Damian. We suspect that one’s going to be a LOT extra difficult to resolve. After which there’s Lucius Fox. From what we’ve seen, Batman hasn’t checked in on him since Lucius was poisoned by the Joker. How’s his restoration coming alongside? What’s he been doing? And why is he now working with Cole Money?
That’s proper, Grifter as soon as once more returns to the DC Universe in subsequent week’s Batman #101…and for those who caught yesterday’s DC Future State announcement, you understand the Wildstorm character goes to be one to control. In reality, it appears fairly just a few necessary characters are about to step into the Gotham Metropolis highlight, so for those who are questioning what comes subsequent… Effectively, you may need to take a look at this unique preview of Batman’s latest chapter.
Batman #101 by James Tynion IV, Guillem March and Tomeu Morey is in shops and out there digitally on Tuesday, October 20.