Gotham City Villains Get Spotlight in ‘Batman – One Bad Day’

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Some of Batman’s greatest foes are taking the spotlight in a new series of one-shots from DC Comics. ‘Batman – One Bad Day’ will highlight a Gotham City rogue in each issue with comic book creators like Tom King, Mariko Tamaki, Javier Fernandez, Jordie Bellaire, John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith, and others are assigned to the various entries.

The Riddler, Two-Face, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Bane, Clayface and Ra’s al Ghul are some of the villains who are getting the spotlight in the first batch.

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“Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite in a new 64-page one-shot comic this August! Edward Nygma’s meticulous rules and systems go out the window when he kills seemingly at random, but Batman isn’t buying it! This tense intellectual thriller sees Batman unravel as he tries to decode the Riddler’s motivation,” DC Universe said of the first issue.

Two-Face will be featured in the second issue, a fitting tribute to the villain.

“Heads or Tails, when it comes to Two-Face, Batman always loses,” they said. “Is Harvey Dent back to save Gotham City? In a new 64-page one-shot comic this September, Mariko Tamaki and Javier Fernandez’s tragic noir Two-Face epic will flip that iconic coin…on its head?!”

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“When the Penguin’s criminal empire is stolen by a former associate, Batman faces both Cobblepot and THE UMBRELLA MAN on the burning streets of Gotham! John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s ONE BAD DAY one-shot arrives this October,” DC added. “Save your sympathies, Batman and Robin! Years ago, Gotham City experienced a winter so icy that Mr. Freeze could live without his containment suit! Gerry Duggan and Matteo Scalera deliver a cold new take on Mr. Freeze this November.”

Of course, Selina Kyle is getting her own entry.

“A brooch Selina Kyle’s mother once pawned for pennies is now part of a high-bid auction! The stakes are personal, and Catwoman will steal it back at any cost this December in G. Willow Wilson and Jamie McKelvie’s ONE BAD DAY one-shot,” DC Comics explained.

Perhaps Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Mad Hatter, and others will get their one entry into this series.


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