Forward of the return of Fables by Bunwell Willingham and Mark Buckingham, in September, DC Comics is publishing Batman vs. Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham which sees Fables’ sleuth Bigby Wolf go head-to-head with the Batman in a six-issue spinoff miniseries from DC Black Label. Written by Invoice Willingham with pencils by Brian Degree, inks by Jay Leisten, and hues by Lee Loughridge, Bleeding Cool will get a primary take a look at among the pages.
“I’ve needed to do that for the reason that very first 12 months of Fables,” says author Invoice Willingham. “Why? As a result of Batman is a detective, and Bigby is a detective, and I really like a well-crafted story crossing over characters from two totally different fictional worlds. It is routinely a fish-out-of-water story for at the very least one of many major characters, and that kind of story all the time works. Plus, I knew from the very starting of Fables that my fictional universe would enable for a lot of methods to get Bigby Wolf into the DCU and Gotham Metropolis. Though these cosmic story constructions would not be launched within the Fables books for a 12 months or extra, they had been baked in from the very starting.”
BATMAN VS. BIGBY! A WOLF IN GOTHAM #1
Story by BILL WILLINGHAM
Pencils by BRIAN LEVEL
Inks by JAY LEISTEN
Cowl by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant covers by BRIAN LEVEL, JAY LEISTEN
With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth grotesque homicide scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The identical hallmarks hang-out every investigation: brute-force entries, our bodies ripped to shreds and stamped with huge chew marks, and clumps of fur — wolf fur — scattered within the wreckage. The streets buzz with rumors of the €œWerewolf of Gotham.€ Decided to crack this case, Batman finds no leads and a mysterious, furry, chain-smoking determine dogging his each transfer. The Darkish Knight’s dangerously near shedding his cool when a collection of bombings ranges town’s libraries within the days main as much as the thirty second annual Gotham Literary Pageant. As Batman narrows in on the Bookworm and his literary henchmen, he discovers that a useful e-book from one other world is on the middle of the violence. Stranger nonetheless, the wolf is in on it. However what sort of monster is constructed from such brains and brawn — and is he an enemy or an ally?
Worlds collide as a Gotham thriller kick-starts a return to the world of Fables!
32 pages, $3.99, (card inventory, $4.99), obtainable on Sept. 21.3