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March 2019 Comic & Graphic Novels

Batman Vol. 9: The Tyrant Wing
By (author): Tom King
9781401288440 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes Mar 26, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 6.66 x 10.18 x 0.33 in 152 pages DC Comics
The Penguin claims Bane, the man who broke the Bat, is the one pulling the strings in Batman’s life. But how could that be when Bane is safely locked away in Arkham Asylum—and a broken man himself? He’s been in a padded room, in a nearly catatonic state, since his last encounter with the Bat.

Is Bane’s incapacitation all a slow grift to get the upper hand? Or is the Penguin leading the Bat on a wild-goose chase? Regardless of the cost, Batman won’t stop until he uncovers the truth.

The acclaimed team of Tom King (Heroes in Crisis, Mister Miracle) and Mikel Janín (Grayson) push the Dark Knight further than ever when Batman discovers that his brutal recent encounters with Mr. Freeze, KGBeast and more were all orchestrated by the same unseen Gotham mastermind.

Plus, the secrets of Alfred are revealed in an extra-length story from writer Tom Taylor (Injustice 2) and artist Otto Schmidt (Green Arrow) in Batman Volume 9: The Tyrant Wing, collecting Batman #58-60, Batman Annual #3 and Batman Secret Files #1.

Tom King is one of the fastest-rising stars in all of comics, having won a 2017 Eisner Award for Marvel’s The Vision

King has written the critically acclaimed DC Comics series Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men and Vertigo’s The Sheriff of Babylon, as well as the breakout hit The Vision for Marvel Comics

Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham was DC’s best-selling Rebirth graphic novel in 2017

The previous BATMAN series was a perennial bestseller for DC Comics in both periodicals and books

Batman has never been as popular as he is now after the record-breaking release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, as well as through his cameo in Suicide Squad

Batman continued to appear in films with 2017’s Justice League

Rated T

Collects Batman #58-60, Batman Annual 3 and a Story from Batman: Secret Files.

Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including Batman, Mister Miracle, Grayson and Omega Men. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent and experiences during the recent conflicts in the Middle East in his writing, especially apparent in Grayson (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley), Omega Men and in The Sheriff of Babylon, published under the Vertigo imprint.

Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

Author Hometown: Washington, D.C.

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Digital galley available December 2018

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Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage.

Extensive online support including EW, USA TODAY, PopMatters, Ain’t It Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comic Vine, Newsarama and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites.

Author Social Media: @TomKingTK

Praise for Batman:
“Beautiful and emotional.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Fresh and adventurous.” —Nerdist
“Challenges both canon and conventional wisdom.” —Paste Magazine

“Beautiful literature and unbelievable revelations, all of which makes for an intriguing yet gritty Batman story—honestly the best kind.” —Comicosity

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