The year is 1939. The world, still reeling from the horrors of the First World War, is on the brink of tipping into an even more gruesome conflict, as fascism is on the march—and gathering strength in America’s darkest corners.
Against this backdrop, a series of violent murders has begun in Gotham, and the recent emergence of the mysterious vigilante known as The Bat-Man has the power brokers of the city living in fear of institutional collapse.
All of the evidence in the murder investigation defies logic: the perpetrators are all men who died in the electric chair. But when the Bat- Man comes face to face with one of these sickening anomalies, he barely escapes with his life—throwing into question his ability to survive in a world that is brutally evolving around him!
Legendary writer Dan Jurgens and superstar artist Mike Perkins return to the earliest days of the Dark Knight, retelling one of his most infamous cases through an acutely modern lens, depicting a world paralyzed by anxiety and a desperate populace crying out for release!
This is the kind of Batman story I have wanted to see for years, set in 1939, under the Black Label imprint.
Funny enough in the Generations series that Dan Jurgens wrote. He brought back the golden age Batman in a time traveling adventure. It is probably unlikely this is the same exact Batman, but it’s a interesting thought.
Yes that’s right! When I first heard the news of this series coming out, I was struggling to remember if Jurgens had written Batman before. I doubt this will tie into Generations, but it is a pretty remarkable coincidence.
Personally, I’m hyped for this story. If it was simply another take on Batman’s early years, I don’t think I’d be as enthusiastic, but with the 1939 setting added to the mix, it’ll definitely be a series I’ll pick up when it hits the stands.
Oh yeah, I saw that on the most recent solicits and I’m definitely intrigued. Mike Perkins is a great artist and has a perfect vibe for a creepy, gritty 30s Batman.
I’m honestly surprised that Jerkins is writing this one – maybe this is just a misconception on my front, but he feels like the epitome of the basic, popcorn popping superhero stuff, but I wouldn’t expect something that sounds like a more dingy, borderline horror story with a message about current times. Cool to see a creator like him step out of his boundries and try something new – especially one who is enough of a legend in the industry that he could just coast on his laurels if he wanted.
Now this is a Batman story I’m interested in. Can’t wait to see what this series brings.
1939 batman villains were dr death, monk, dr carl kruger.