DC Entertainment presents a mega-sized celebratory issue featuring an all-star roster of Batman creators past and present! Don't miss a modern-day retelling of the Dark Knight's origin by the incredible team of writer Brad Meltzer and artist Bryan Hitch. Plus, all-new stories by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams, new art by legendary Batman writer/artist Frank Miller and more! Also in this issue, John Layman and Jason Fabok kick off the new storyline 'GOTHTOPIA'! It's a bright, shiny, happy place where dreams come true...as long as you don't look at things too closely.
A brand-new epic begins as the superstar team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes the new Batman on his first mission with the Justice League! When Jim Gordon is approached by the Justice League to solve a series of mysterious mass murders, he must turn his focus away from Gotham City and test his mettle with the World's Greatest Heroes!
For the first time since taking on the mantle of Batman, Jim Gordon has left Gotham City. But he's not alone! Recruited by the Justice League, Gordon taps into his detective skills to help Superman, Wonder Woman, and the World's Greatest Heroes solve the murder of a mysterious, super-powered being.
In the wake of the Robin War and globe-hopping with the Justice League, Jim Gordon is looking forward to getting back to what he, and Batman, do best: taking out crime in Gotham City. But lurking in the shadows at home is a case from Jim's past that may decide the future of Batman.
Caught up in a cold case from his days on the force, James Gordon grapples with the new freedom he has as Batman to investigate the crimes of Gotham City and the slippery slope that this freedom can be. Does the system he's believed in all this time still work? Or is it the only thing he has left to hold on to?
Batman invades the Penguin's floating casino as Bruce Wayne to uncover a brutal string of slayings--but he finds the chips stacked against him! With the Iceberg's maiden voyage out of Gotham Harbor under way, the evening's festivities threaten to throw Batman off the killer's trail.
There's been a series of assassinations in the criminal underworld, and The Penguin is among Batman's first suspects! But when seemingly ordinary women become part of the killings, Batman discovers a common denominator that leads him on the trail of a vicious killer who is spiraling down a path of destruction. Bruce Wayne's girlfriend, investigative reporter Charlotte Rivers, ends up on the killer's hit list. And with her missing, can Batman uncover the layers of lies and deception within the underworld in time to save her?
The city is overrun by Jokerized victims, but a small band of teenagers unites to take a stand. Their secret knowledge of Gotham City's streets helps them survive, but will Batman take help from this young group of upstarts? And what could it mean for the future of the young heroes in Gotham City?
Batman sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who's visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings--while also trying to uncover Bruce's own mystery.