Dawn of DC Crossover Event Kicks Off in Late August 2023
Posted by Brigid Alverson on May 26, 2023 @ 3:43 pm CT
The storyline will kick off on August 29, 2023, with the one-shot Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War – Battle Lines #1, by writers Chip Zdarsky and Tini Howard and artists Mike Hawthorne and Adriano Di Benedetto, with a main cover by Jorge Jimenez, open-to-order variants by Joe Quesada and Kael Ngu, a 1:25 variant by Otto Schmidt, a 1:50 variant by Ngu, and a 1:100 inked version of Quesada’s cover.
The story continues through Batman #137, by Zdarsky and Jimenez, which will be released on September 5 with a main cover by Jimenez, open-to-order variant covers by Quesada, Gabriele Dell’otto and Rose Besch, 1:25 variant by Salvador Larroca, and a 1:50 variant version of Quesada’s cover. Next up is Catwoman #57, written by Howard with art by Nico Leon. That comic will be out on September 19 with a main cover by David Nakayama, open-to-order variants by Jamie McKelvie and Joshua “Sway” Swaby, a 1:25 variant by Rian Gonzales, and a 1:50 variant based on Sway’s cover.
That will be followed by the two-issue miniseries Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War: Red Hood, by writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Nikola Cizmesija, which will launch on September 26. It will continue with Batman #138 and Catwoman #58 and will wrap up with Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War – Scorched Earth #1, by the same team that did the Battle Lines opening one-shot, which will be released on October 31.
“From the moment Tini and I started working on these titles, we realized we had a huge opportunity to build toward something that would shake up the power structure of Gotham City,” Zdarsky said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “The Gotham War is just that: relationships explode, relationships are formed, and it all leads to massive changes!
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