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BATMAN ANNUAL #1 Introduces Mr. Freeze to the 'New 52'

Is Batman going to take a chill pill when he faces Mr. Freeze.

Earlier today we mentioned the upcoming TEEN TITANS ANNUAL due in May. Now they're ready to start announcing more. Also coming in May, we'll see BATMAN ANNUAL #1 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV and Jay Fabok.

Because you can't really have a party without getting some ice, they're bringing along Mr. Freeze in his "New 52" debut. What does he have to do with the Court of Owls?

Scott Snyder said the following:

Mr. Freeze is a character full of pathos and tragedy and at the end of the day, he’s one of Batman’s deadliest. So as you can imagine, I’m very excited to be able to do a story that establishes him in the new DCU, with rising stars James Tynion IV and Jay Fabok. This will be tale that really digs into Freeze’s psyche, explaining his connection to the Court of Owls in the present, and exploring dark secrets about his past. Really thrilled to see what you guys think!

Don't be left out in the cold when this issue goes on sale in May. BATMAN ANNUAL #1 will expand on the story of the "Night of the Owls."

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Posted by DarkChris

Nice!

Posted by The_Tree

YES! I love a good Mr. Freeze story!

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Posted by spider-man 2996

Can't wait

Posted by Walley

Yes one of my favorite Batman villains is revealed in the new 52 ^.^ Can not wait to read this.

Posted by JangoCrossfire

Hell yeah! I'm so excited for this already.

Posted by BlackArmor

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

Posted by RavenT2

:) This makes me happy! Can't wait!

Posted by sora_thekey

I can never take Mr. Freeze seriously... No matter how tragic his story is. But I trust Scott Snyder, he hasn't disappointed yet.

Posted by Morpheus_
I've never really read a Freeze centric story to match the quality of Heart of Ice, so hopefully this will be it.
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Edited by ReVamp

@Morpheus_ said:

I've never really read a Freeze centric story to match the quality of Heart of Ice, so hopefully this will be it.

You mean the B:TAS episode?

Posted by mikeclark1982

GREAT! the batman new 52 trade drops then, and then the annual?!?!?! OH YES!

Posted by Morpheus_
@ReVamp said:

You mean the B:TAS episode?

Indeed.  
 
Batman: Freeze didn't even come close.
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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I wonder if they have change Freeze much post reboot. It doesn't look like they have done a redesign by the cover,

Edited by Mediumflyer7

Could be interesting and I love Snyder's work but I have never liked Mr freeze. I would have preferred the Riddler but in Snyder I trust :)

Posted by BatClaw89

Sh**t just got hot(or cold?)

Posted by ReVamp

@Morpheus_: Ah. Aight. Kinda got me confused, by I get what you're saying. The way you phrased it had me thinking you were referring to preceding story, not an adaptation.

@BatClaw89: Reminds me of the J. Cole pun.

Posted by pspin

Mr. Freeze is so under rated I hope he can breakout of Batman titles and cause havoc somewhere else. Maybe he could even team up with Captain Cold and try and put the hurt on the Flash

Posted by The Poet

@BlackArmor said:

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

my sentiments exactly...

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Posted by RiddlingGambit

@The Poet said:

@BlackArmor said:

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

my sentiments exactly...

THIS.

Posted by WildValentine
@The Poet said:

@BlackArmor said:

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

my sentiments exactly...

As much as I love the Riddler, he was turned into a bit of a blubbering idiot just prior to the New 52. I mean, in Gotham City Sirens ... poor Edward.
Posted by BritishMonkey

... cool....

Posted by cosmo111687

I think that's great. :) Mr. Freeze doesn't have the best run of story-lines in comics, but with Scott Snyder at the helm, I'm sure we'll get something memorable. :)

Posted by deadpool25mm

Sounds Cool.

Hmm maybe Mr. Freeze was once one of the Owl assassians/ Talon, his eyes on the cover look like it.

Posted by Gordo789

do want.

Posted by War Killer

Hope they change up his design for the New 52 and base it off of his Arkham City version...

Arkham City Mr Freeze
Posted by GamerGeek360

Excited for this!

Posted by The Impersonator

@The_Tree said:

YES! I love a good Mr. Freeze story!

Posted by Wolverine97

@BlackArmor: to be fair, the Joker hasn't been seen in a comic since he got his face cut off at the end of Detective Comics #1

Posted by BlackArmor

@Wolverine97 said:

@BlackArmor: to be fair, the Joker hasn't been seen in a comic since he got his face cut off at the end of Detective Comics #1

Well yeah....but getting your face cut off and being a looming force behind the story is better than having a question mark shaped mowhawk and disappearing

Posted by Mandrewgora
Edited by Gambit1024

Mr. Freeze? Great. Snyder? Even better.

Game on.

@War Killer: They'd be dumb if they didn't. Freeze was one of the best parts of that game

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Really interested by this Batman arc, would like to pick up the trade eventually.

Posted by jsphsmth

I am looking forward to reading all three of the annuals that DC announced today.

I am happy that we get an extra dose of Scott's work in May. It has been too long since we have had someone with this much talent guiding the bat-comics.

Posted by garrison12795

@BlackArmor: I'm so with you on this one.

Posted by JonesDeini

Huge fan of Freeze, definitely looking forward to seeing Snyders take on him as well as the other classic rogues in the future.

Posted by RedOwl_1

The cover looks AWESOME, I love owls (obvious fact) and the Tytos look beautiful

Edited by entropy_aegis

Meh Freeze never interested me(Captain Cold ftw) but Snyder has the potential to do something great.Though the COO connection has me skeptical.

Posted by entropy_aegis

@Morpheus_ said:

@ReVamp said:

You mean the B:TAS episode?

Indeed.

Batman: Freeze didn't even come close.

You should check out the Bane and Poison Ivy one shots which were released simultaneously,miles ahead of Freeze.

Posted by zackattack529

@RiddlingGambit: batman has MANY villains they cant all be expected to be put all within only 6 months of the new 52. i mean were talkin about the batman rougue gallery here. its gonna take time before all his villains are introduced into the stories. and to top it off batman is facing a new mysterious villain which is going to lead into an event(night of the owls) so just be patient...i myself am just waiting for Two-Face to get his appearance/arc in the new 52 bat-series.

Posted by zackattack529

iam soo excited about this book! i will be buying this issue. just name your price scott snyder!

P.S After the Owls arc in batman (which im loving btw) PLEASSSE right a good Two-face or Joker arc story!

Posted by longbowhunter

Awesome cover!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Art is amazing, and about darn time Victor Fries made his return to DC in the New 52. Great stuff!

Posted by TheWitchingHour

Super excited for Mr. Freeze. While I actually really liked what the New 52 did with Captain Cold I hope they don't make Freeze a meta. The technology is one of the better aspects of his aesthetic.

Posted by InnerVenom123

This isn't his debut.

He's already been in the DCNU.

Twice.

Why does no one remember this?

Posted by notarandomguy

@RiddlingGambit said:

@The Poet said:

@BlackArmor said:

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

my sentiments exactly...

THIS.

Riddle me this, when does a super villain becomes plain nothing?

Posted by BlackArmor

@notarandomguy said:

@RiddlingGambit said:

@The Poet said:

@BlackArmor said:

Penguin gets a mini, Scarecrow is the main villain in TDK arc 2, Mister Freeze is the antagonist of Batman annual, Joker is intertwined with Detective Comics current story, Poison Ivy is a key player in BOP, Catwoman gets her own ongoing, even Harley Quinn has her own arc in SS, When does The Riddler get some love?

my sentiments exactly...

THIS.

Riddle me this, when does a super villain becomes plain nothing?

When placed in comic limbo?

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

James Tynion IV...what a bad ass name.

Posted by pikahyper

That is a pretty sweet cover ^_^

Such a shame that so much of it will be covered by the title and all the other cover elements :(

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Posted by NightFang

The Freeze is coming!

Posted by TDK_1997

This will be nice

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