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First Look: BATMAN #14

Last issue, Batman was trapped and things weren't looking too good for Alfred.

BATMAN #13 marked the return of the Joker in the first of the Death of the Family arc. Things are looking dreary and DC has unveiled a preview over at BuzzFeed. Check out the opening pages.

BATMAN #14

"DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues!
• The Joker is back and somehow more sinister than ever! What caused this change? And can even Batman stop a Joker so driven and dangerous?
• And where is Alfred?
• Plus: In the backup feature, The Penguin is running out of options as he’s confronted by The Joker!

Written by: Scott Snyder

Backup written by: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV

Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion

Backup art by: Jock

Cover by: Greg Capullo

== TEASER ==

Head over to BuzzFeed to see the last page of the preview.

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Posted by cc1738

Me want.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Very excited to read Batman and Batgirl next week for more Death of the Family

Posted by tahmidk

Poor alf! i wonder what it would be like if constantine ever met joker...

Posted by StMichalofWilson

@cc1738 said:

Me want.

Me too

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Ooow, really want to start getting Snyders work in trade

Posted by Loki2u

It's so hard to not read the preview. Sigh.

Posted by Mbecks14

Yes please

Posted by Reignmaker

I peeked. Looked awesome. Didn't read and didn't linger. Must...stay...strong....

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Waiting for the whole arc in a novel. It's gonna be a long wait

Posted by Mucklefluga

@Loki2u said:

It's so hard to not read the preview. Sigh.

This.

Preview is awesome! Is that Dick at the end?

Posted by SavageDragon

In the words of Bart Scott:

Cant wait

Posted by kid Apollo

10 bucks says this event ends with Alfred donning and cape and cowl...

'DC is proud to present the newest member of the Bat-family. for years he's aided Batman and his allies, now is the time for him to stand along side them... no longer will he just be the butler, he is now the BAT-LER'

Posted by Spideycap

@Loki2u said:

It's so hard to not read the preview. Sigh.

Hehe...I eventually gave up tyring not to read the previews. Snyder and Capullo's Batman has just been soo damn good and it just keeps getting better.

Posted by htb106

I promised myself I wouldn't read the previews but BATMAN is so Amazing it's hard not to!

Posted by iaconpoint

@StMichalofWilson said:

@cc1738 said:

Me want.

Me too

Me three!

Posted by Antarktischer_Ureinwohner

I want that issue so bad o.o'

Posted by Or35ti

Damn.

Edited by spinningwebs

@Mucklefluga: No its Bruce I found a longer preview on the batman facebook page. Still just as much of a cliff hanger. But as the article says last page on buzzfeed.

Posted by Cavemold

Cant wait for it! poo ALF!

Posted by sora_thekey

This is wicked!

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Posted by mightypug78

i cant imagine a joker so wicked that even harley is scared. this comic story arc is going down in comic book history.

Posted by CRTrobinson

I was a huge marvel fanboy and never like DC comics. This guy changed all that. Snyder is absolutely brilliant and this series is the best thing going for either company. HOOKED!

Posted by feargalr

I want to go to there

Posted by RedOwl_1

@iaconpoint said:

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Posted by dmkicksballs13

It's only three pages but eh. I hope Snyder doesn't turn this into a 12 issue story, he's too plodding; although I guess it works with a suspense story like this.

Posted by cameron83

I just.....I

speechless over how epic this is

Posted by cameron83

@feargalr: you'll die my friend@RedOwl_1 said:

@iaconpoint said:

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come on people,keep the cycle going...I wanna see how long we can take this

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

It's going to be amazing! Batman and Swamp Thing are 2 of my favorite books because everything Snyder touches turns to gold. I like how the car battery just says "Die" on it haha

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@cameron83 said:

@feargalr: you'll die my friend@RedOwl_1 said:

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Posted by SmashBrawler

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@cameron83 said:

@feargalr: you'll die my friend@RedOwl_1 said:

@iaconpoint said:

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Posted by JoeEddie

@dmkicksballs13 said:

It's only three pages but eh. I hope Snyder doesn't turn this into a 12 issue story, he's too plodding; although I guess it works with a suspense story like this.

Read the arc was over with in Batman #17. Then, a Riddler arc is next.

Posted by The_Soverighn

@EdwardWindsor: i admire your resolve bother, may the force be with you in your patience

Posted by Jake Fury

I'm sure this issue will get 5 stars from certain reviewers. Every other Snyder Bat-issue seems to get that as its automatic rating.

Posted by MuyJingo

I'm worried about this event after the court of owls storyline. Will it be entertaining? No doubt. What worries me is more retcons and introductions of villains as a tool to move the story alongt, rather than being written semi-realistically.

Posted by Migz13

Can't wait for this!:D 
I still can't stop myself reading Batman's lines in Kevin Conroy's voice in my head:D

Posted by gotwillpower

@kid Apollo said:

10 bucks says this event ends with Alfred donning and cape and cowl...

'DC is proud to present the newest member of the Bat-family. for years he's aided Batman and his allies, now is the time for him to stand along side them... no longer will he just be the butler, he is now the BAT-LER'

I laughed a lot from that.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Can't keep my eyes from coming unglued to the screen after looking at this preview...they can't be pried from Snyder's infinite awesomeness...

Posted by redcordialman

Its been along month but i still cant wait to own this.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

@The_Soverighn: it will have to be it looks awesome.

Posted by jaytiz27

Epic!

Posted by entropy_aegis

And Capullo keeps getting better and better,the story looks great(much to my own surprise).@Jake Fury said:

I'm sure this issue will get 5 stars from certain reviewers. Every other Snyder Bat-issue seems to get that as its automatic rating.

I'm one of those guys who feel the same way,but I just have a feeling that this issue will actually deserve it.

Posted by crazyflashfan11

@StMichalofWilson said:

@cc1738 said:

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C'mon, doesn't everyone?

Posted by alex6166

Awesome.

Posted by spiderturtle

Flippin out like Jonah Hill over here....

Edited by tomtomiii

I SOOOOOOOOOO Can't wait till Wednesday!!

This is an issue I'll go to my local shop on Wednesday rather than wait for the weekend to clean out my box.

Finally a Joker who is the right mix of smart, crazy, and VICIOUS!

Posted by Funrush

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