DC has released a total of five pages from the comic, Batman #125.

Issue #125 is the starting of a new creative team at DC that leads the title, with artist Jorge Jiménez. Posted to the blog show by DC Show where the Caped Crusader deals with a hostage situation, performing Dark Knight tactics, such as appearing to leave criminals dangling from a building, lurking on them from the shadows, and more.

Batman #125 Has A LOT of surprises

Batman #125
From the pages of Batman #125

The most shocking aspect of the DC pages is that Batman couldn’t save the hostages from the gunman and he ends up pulling the trigger. However, he was hired by someone else.


Batman #125
Batman #125 from writer Chip Zdarsky
  • Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • Backup art by BELÉN ORTEGA
  • Acetate variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO A
  • 1:25 wraparound variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • Acetate variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO A
  • 1:25 wraparound variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
  • 1:50 variant cover by JOCK
  • 1:125 variant cover by ALEX GARNER
  • 1:250 variant cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • 1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
  • $5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
  • ON SALE 7/5/22
  • Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky joins legendary artist Jorge Jimenez to define a new era in Batman!
  • Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy’s involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight’s nightmares are just beginning.
  • “Failsafe” starts here.
  • And in the backup, there’s chaos in Gotham as the underworld fights over one of its crown jewels…and Selina Kyle is caught in the middle. Can she stop the bloodshed and maybe even make a little money in the process?

Zdarsky Is Known For His Popular Daredevil Series

Batman #125
Batman #125

Zdarsky will be taking over the Batman #125 from Joshua Williamson (writer) after the end of the “Shadow War” event, which was a crossover between Batman, Deathstroke, and Robin Inc. Many DC fans are very excited for how Zdarsky will take on Batman, as he has already given us a very successful Daredevil run for Marvel with artist Marco Checchetto, which was even nominated for Best Continuing Series at the 2021 Eisner Awards.

Jiménez and Zdarsky will start their first arc with the debut of a new villain for the Batman, Failsafe.  Zdarsky said previously, “When DC approached me to write Batman, I immediately thought about things that could really challenge the character mentally, physically, and in terms of his relationships,” continuing on to say that he is “really excited about where [he] could take the title.”

Batman #125 is written by Zdarsky with main cover art and interior by Jiménez, while the colors are done by Tomeu Morey and letters written by VC’s Clayton Cowles.

Batman #125 will go on sale on July 5 from DC Comics.

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