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Exclusive: BATMAN #9 Cover Reveal and Commentary

Batman isn't out of the fight against the Court of Owls just yet.

Hopefully by now you've read the amazing and insane BATMAN #5 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. While facing the Court of Owls, Batman was put through the ringer and the issue ended with things not looking too great for the Caped Crusader.

Today we are proud to reveal an exclusive first look at the cover to BATMAN #9 by Greg Capullo.

Look at that image carefully. What does it remind you of? If you haven't figured it out or looked down below, here are some words from Mr. Snyder.

First of all, huge thanks to Comic Vine - great site, great people. As for the cover, this is the big one, the issue in BATMAN that parallels the Night of the Owls crossover event. I can't say too much about it, but I can say that for a long time you've seen Bruce on the defensive, with the Court making its (deadly) case. Well, just like the cover to #4 was all about the Owls claiming Gotham, this cover is almost the reverse image - this is Bruce's time to win the city back, with everything at his disposal. Really, this issue is the biggest of the bunch - the battle for the soul of Gotham. Be there! And thanks again to Comic Vine and to all of you from team Batman.

In case you've somehow forgotten, here's the cover to issue #4.

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Posted by kingjoeg

WOOOO! Awesome can't wait.

Posted by longbowhunter

Nice! I dig the reversal here. Owls are scary!!!

Posted by The Lobster

You know you've got a great villain when you can't wait for the hero to come back with a vengeance and destroy him in anyway possible. .

Posted by shawn87

That is awesome 

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous


Posted by feargalr

sooooooooo pumped for this

Posted by LordRequiem

Liking the weird cycloptic visor.

Posted by Hector

Awesome, easily my favorite story arcs of the new 52.

Posted by bladewolf

Looks awesome!

Posted by DarthShap

Is i just me or does this Batman look way too much like Jean-Paul Valley's Batman (Azbats)?

I have no reason not to trust Snyder so far and I really hope he will resist the 90's comeback of the reboot.

Posted by doordoor123

Batman is getting a "newer" costume?

I have been liking this a lot as well. Can't wait for this book to pick up steam.

Posted by DarthShap
Posted by BurnSide

I don't know why, but it reminds me of the kingdom come version of batman... It looks great though!

Posted by Iron Apollo

Those covers would be nice framed, can't wait for the story!

Posted by Iron Apollo

Also batman look a little az-bat ish

Posted by Kallarkz

This has been a great series. Each issue has delivered more and more each time. But since this is comic vine give me 2 min to find a problem with it.

Posted by Or35ti


Posted by DEGRAAF

He looks like he is going to have a robotic suit of armor

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@DarthShap said:
pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas
Posted by KRYPTON

This is freaking AWESOME!!!

Posted by Sky_Jokiel

Batman is going to finally build a replica Iron Man Suit!!!! lol

Posted by DarthShap

@spiderbat87: Please don't. :'-(

It was awful in the 90's, it won't be better now.

Posted by lemontron

God damn I'm excited!

Posted by BatClaw89

And Batman tells the court of owls:  I am vengeance... I am the knight... I am Batman

Posted by BlackArmor


Posted by Saren

So.....a sinister enemy breaks Batman, only for him to return and show that you don't break Batman, Batman breaks you?

Never read that before. Except for the two times that I did.

Posted by deadpool25mm

@Sky_Jokiel: LoL

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm so wanting to read this too, I just hope people realize the ideas of this arc in Batman is hardly new since it smacks a lot of Knightfall and RIP. Still, when the trade on this is out finally I will definitely read it.

Posted by BatClaw89
@RedheadedAtrocitus: This is new in the sense that it affects not him as Batman but Bruce Wayne and the Wayne family and deep into the History of Gotham the city he thought he knew. But you will see when you get the TPB
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Interesting stuff

Posted by kingjoeg

@BatClaw89: true dat

Posted by squidnosis

The court of owls has been really good so far, and greg capullo is amazing, but that fucking chin on batman...

Posted by jsphsmth

Thank you DC for hiring Scott Snyder. I haven't been this excited about a Bat-event since No Man's Land.

Posted by Azrael66

Please, PLEASE, PLEASESAPLEPSALPELAPSLE let it be Jean-Paul Batman. Wow. Excited now.

Posted by B_Heart

looks nice

Posted by DarkLantern

Sweet! I am loving this storyline.

Posted by KEROGA

yupp,new armor\costume

Posted by guyver 0

looks like batman is gonna fuck up the court of owls!

Posted by The_Tree

Really cool, looks like Bruce is going to bring the pain.

Posted by Skies327

I went into the New 52 expecting Green Lantern to be my favorite book (Because of my love for Sinestro) but Batman has been, in my opinion, the best one by far. The story with the Court of Owls gets better as each issue comes out, and this cover reveal just screams bigger and better. Love it.

Posted by Deadcool


Posted by redhoodx

One picture says it all? Say Whaaatt!

Posted by redhood21

Azbats would be awesome!!!! AZBAAAAAAAAAAAAATS! but what about young michael lane :(

Posted by The Impersonator

@kingjoeg said:

WOOOO! Awesome can't wait.

Posted by StarKiller809

Supper excited! One of the best books currently on the shelves.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

You're all wrong, it's the new Wingman.

Posted by BigCimmerian

I really want to see Batman destroying court of owls.

Posted by drewscruff

Loving this cover and the one for #4 would indeed look good framed

Posted by daredevil21134

@redhood21 said:

Azbats would be awesome!!!! AZBAAAAAAAAAAAAATS! but what about young michael lane :(

Michael Lane is more interesting imo

Posted by mbembet

i just hope snyder won't become the next morrison or geoff johns

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