Eisner Award winner Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle) and the legendary artist Phil Hester (Namor, Ant-Man) have teamed up on a brand new six-issue origin story of Gotham City that launches on October 4, 2022. GOTHAM CITY: YEAR ONE will describe how the as soon as glamorous and superb metropolis changed into the present cesspool of violence and corruption.

GOTHAM CITY: YEAR ONE takes place two generations earlier than Batman. Private eye Slam Bradley will get wrapped up within the “kidnapping of the century” when Helen, inheritor to the Wayne empire, disappears in the course of the night time. And so begins the hard-boiled, epic story of a person residing on the sting and a metropolis’s descent into darkness.

“Having written a ton of Batman comics,” stated King, “I can say it’s incredibly rare to write book like this, where you can add something large and essential to the mythos of the Dark Knight, as Scott did with Court of Owls or Grant did with the introduction of Damian or Frank did with, well, everything he touched. In GOTHAM CITY YEAR ONE, Phil and I will take you to a noir drenched past, where the secrets that made Gotham become Gotham, the sins that made Batman become Batman are finally and violently revealed.”

King and Hester can be joined by Eric Gapstur, Jordie Bellaire and Clayton Cowles. Here is what Hester needed to say about his collaboration with King:

“Tom has crafted a story that will echo across Batman lore past and present,” continued Hester, “and I hope the storytelling techniques Eric, Jordie, Clayton and I are bringing to bear will augment his razor-keen approach. I’m honored to play a small part in bringing Siegel and Shuster’s landmark creation to a new audience, and in giving one of DC’s oldest legends the white-hot spotlight he deserves.”

The new sequence will debut with a variant cowl drawn by Ryan Sook and a 1:25 variant cowl by David Marquez. The sequence will run between October 2022 and March 2023.

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Gotham City: Year One Cover, courtesy of DC Comics

And listed below are pattern pages from the brand new e book:

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Gotham City: Year One pattern pages, courtesy of DC Comics

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