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Batman moves from Gotham to New York City in ‘I Am Batman’ #6

Batman will protect New York City for the first time since 1938.

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DC Comics has revealed Jace Fox and the entire Fox family will make the move from Gotham City (following the fallout from the Fear State attack) to New York City in I Am Batman #6. It’s big news as Batman hasn’t been the protector of New York City since 1938! Written by John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, The Other History of the DC Universe, The American Way) the comic will go on sale on February 8th and will follow the latest adventures of the Fox family as the I Am Batman series shifts to the NYC setting.

“I’m incredibly excited about charting this new direction for Jace and the Fox family,” said Ridley in a statement sent to AIPT. “This new setting is a great opportunity to do some really creative world building and give Jace his own allies, adversaries, and challenges that will continue to shape and define him as his own character under the cape and cowl.”

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Ridley is joined by artist Ken Lashley, color artist Rex Lokus and letterer Troy Peteri. The book features a main cover by Olivier Coipel and Alex Sinclair, with a primary variant by Francesco Mattina. Fans can also pre-order the book with a special 1:25 ratio variant cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, as well as a special Black History Month variant cover by Alexis Franklin. Check those covers out below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

No one, including Batman and his allies, have escaped the last year without some battle scars, and Jace Fox and his family are no exception. The fallout from the Fear State attack on Gotham City forces Jace and his family to leave Gotham and Lucius & Luke Fox for a new home base. Beginning with issue #6 of Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, The Other History of the DC Universe, The American Way)’s I Am Batman, the series shifts permanently to New York.
I Am Batman #6 marks the first time an ongoing Batman title will be based in New York City since issue #47 of Detective Comics in January 1941. Gotham City makes its official debut in the DC Universe later that same year, in Batman #4 and Detective Comics #48.
“I’m incredibly excited about charting this new direction for Jace and the Fox family,” said Ridley. “This new setting is a great opportunity to do some really creative world building and give Jace his own allies, adversaries, and challenges that will continue to shape and define him as his own character under the cape and cowl.”
From his first appearance in DC’s Future State event, to developing his history and mission in The Next Batman: Second Son, to joining Batman and his allies in defeating The Scarecrow and The Magistrate in Fear State, Jace Fox has become a rich addition to the Bat-family at the hands of Ridley.
On sale February 8, 2022, I Am Batman #6 (“Empire State of Mind”) features art by Ken Lashley, colors by Rex Lokus and letters by Troy Peteri. The book features a main cover by Olivier Coipel and Alex Sinclair, with a primary variant by Francesco Mattina. Fans can also pre-order the book with a special 1:25 ratio variant cover by Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez, as well as a special Black History Month variant cover by Alexis Franklin. Be sure to check your local comic book store for details and availability.
To see exactly what drives Jace and his family to move to New York, make sure to also check out I Am Batman #5, available in stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, January 11. 2022. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service also includes a great selection of John Ridley-penned titles, including Future State: The Next Batman, The Other History of the DC Universe, The American Way, and The American Way: Those Above and Those Below. For more information and a free trial, visit the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com.

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