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DC Comics launching new 64-page monthly anthology ‘Batman: Urban Legends’

New series ‘Batman: Urban Legends’ kicking off monthly 64-page anthology series at DC Comics.

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DC Comics is launching a new monthly 64-page anthology series in March called Batman: Urban Legends. This isn’t just any anthology series though as the extra-sized book will tie in to current and ongoing series. One might connect this project to the Walmart 100-page-giant anthologies as stories will be released in chapters across multiple issues.

The series will cost $7.99 per issue and will launch on March 16, 2021.

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But wait, there’s more! The first issue will feature some of the best creators today including Chip Zdarsky, Eddy Barrows, Matthew Rosenberg, Ryan Benjamin, Stephanie Phillips, Laura Braga, Brandon Thomas, and Max Dunbar.

Check out the main cover and variant covers below.

Here’s a rundown of the four stories to appear in Batman: Urban Legends #1:

A six-part story, Batman/Red Hood by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Eddy Barrows. Renegade vigilante Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood is investigating a new and lethal drug sweeping through Gotham City. In the course of one night, this investigation will change his life forever – and put him in Batman’s crosshairs.

Future State: Grifters writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Ryan Benjamin continue from the pages of Batman #101, as gun-for-hire Cole Cash is still in Gotham, on the trail of the true motives of the Halo Corporation…and yes, Batman and Grifter go head-to-head again!

Writer Stephanie Phillips and Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga team up to help Harley Quinn sort out her complicated history with Poison Ivy – but first she’ll have to find her!

A three-part tale of the Outsiders, by writer Brandon Thomas with art by Max Dunbar. This saga reunites team members Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho, but this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with the appearance of a figure from Katana’s past!

For more on this project, read the official DC Comics press release below.

Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes—and villains—who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly anthology series highlighting top talent and a mix of new voices making their mark on the city the Dark Knight calls home.

The first six issues are anchored by a Batman/Red Hood thriller from writer Chip Zdarsky (Detective Comics #1027, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1) and fan-favorite artist Eddy Barrows (Detective Comics, Freedom FightersFuture State: Robin Eternal). Renegade vigilante Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood is investigating a new and lethal drug sweeping through Gotham City. In the course of one night, this investigation will change his life forever – and put him in Batman’s crosshairs.

Future State: Grifters writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Ryan Benjamin continue from the pages of Batman #101, as gun-for-hire Cole Cash is still in Gotham, on the trail of the true motives of the Halo Corporation…and yes, Batman and Grifter go head-to-head again!

In a story set before the launch of the new ongoing Harley Quinn series, writer Stephanie Phillips and Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga team up to help Harley sort out her complicated history with Poison Ivy – but first she’ll have to find her!

This debut issue also launches a three-part tale of the Outsiders, courtesy of Future State: Outsiders writer Brandon Thomas with art by Max Dunbar (Marvel’s ChampionsDungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd). This saga reunites team members Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho, but this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with the appearance of a figure from Katana’s past!

Batman: Urban Legends #1 is a $7.99 prestige format series, debuting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 with covers by Hicham Habchi (main), David Finch (variant) and Kael Ngu (variant). For more information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, be sure and check out the website at www.dccomics.com, and follow on social media at @DCComics and @thedcnation.

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