Batman and the original Robin are back together again. Or at least they will be in Batman #99, when the Caped Crusaders must team up once again to take on the combined forces of Joker and Punchline in “The Joker War” storyline event.
Dick Grayson has been recovering from amnesia after being shot in the head by the villain KGBeast in the pages of Batman; as a result of his grievous injury, Dick inadvertently ditched his Nightwing moniker and took up the name Ric Grayson — a divisive move among DC Comics readers.
DC has released preview cover art and synopses for Batman #98 and Batman #99, where the Joker War storyline starts to heat up and Batman must team up with Harley Quinn and then Nightwing to stop the Joker from overthrowing the city.
Cover by David Finch
“The Joker War” officially kicks off in Batman #95 in July, but when Batman #98 hits shelves on September 1, Harley Quinn steps in to become Batman’s savior! Batman is at his most vulnerable following a massive dose of an experimental new Joker toxin, so while the Dark Knight haunted by demons and visions it’s up to Harley Quinn to protect him while he recovers—because Punchline is on her way!
- Batman #99
- Written by James Tynion IV
- Art from Jorge Jimenez
- Cover art by Jorge Jimenez
- Nightwing returns to Gotham City in “The Joker War” part four! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can’t fight this war alone. He’s going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?
In comic shops September 15, 2020.
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