Batman & the Signal

Batman & the Signal

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Overview

From the New York Times best-selling author of Batman and All-Star Batman

Gotham's newest defender steps into the light!


Duke Thomas always wanted to be a hero. During the "Robin War," he led an insurgency of teen Robins who insisted that their movement's namesake didn't really need a partner. In the aftermath, Batman himself has taken Duke under his wing to train him—not to be a sidekick, but to be his own man.

Now, Duke is ready to emerge from his mentor's shadow and take his place as Gotham's protector by day: the Signal. But is he ready for what the light will reveal?

Someone has been giving deadly metahuman powers to teenagers living in the Narrows, Gotham's poorest neighborhood—Duke's neighborhood. Even stranger, these newly powered teens seem to have some sort of connection to both Duke and his own barely understood abilities.

With the help of the Bat-Family, the Signal and Batman must protect the city from the rampaging adolescents while also keeping them from harming themselves. But when Duke discovers the true nature of his connection to the crisis, will it signal a dark new chapter for Gotham's bright new hero?

Critically acclaimed author Scott Snyder teams with red-hot rookie writer Tony Patrick to introduce Gotham's newest crime-fighter in Batman and The Signal! Featuring art by Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight) and Francesco Francavilla (Detective Comics), this volume collects Batman and The Signal #1-3 as well as "The Cursed Wheel" from All-Star Batman #1-4 and #6-9.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401279677
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 745,524
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Scott Snyder is a #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer and one of the most critically acclaimed scribes in all of comics. His works include ALL-STAR BATMAN, BATMAN, BATMAN: ETERNAL, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING. He has also been published in ZOETROPE, TIN HOUSE, ONE-STORY, EPOCH, SMALL SPIRAL NOTEBOOK, and other journals, and has a short story collection, VOODOO HEART, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.

Tony Patrick is an alumnus of DC's New Talent Development Workshop. Patrick is the creator of X'ED (Black Mask Studios) and Black Card (HBO/Cinemax). BATMAN & THE SIGNAL is Patrick's first series with DC Comics.

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