A few weeks ago our friends at Bird City Comics announced their first exclusive cover from DC, and they are back with a second one.
Set for release on December 2nd is BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 which will see Tom King return to Gotham City along with Clay Mann who will handle the art, Tomeu Morey handling the colorist duties, and lettering by Clayton Cowles.
The issue will have a lot of exclusive covers, but Bird City Comics managed to get the trio of Scott Williams (pencils), Jim Lee (inks), and Alex Sinclair (colors) for their version of the issue. What makes this issue different is that normally Scott Williams handles inking over Jim Lee’s pencils, but for this cover the roles are reversed.
But they will be releasing not just one version of the cover, not two, but three different versions! A color trade, a minimal trade inks version, and a color virgin version. We can’t wait to get all the issues in our hands later this year.
The artwork for all three versions are below, and they will go up for sale on Bird City Comics’ website as well at The 616 Comics’ site on October 26th at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. The color trade will have a print run of 3000 copies and retail for $15 with the minimal trade inks dress version having a print run of 1500 and will cost $30. There will also be a limited color virgin cover which have a print run of 1000 and will cost $75.
For those who want to buy bundles of the covers, you can get the full trade dress and minimal trade dress inks version together for $35 or all 3 versions (full trade, minimal trade inks, virgin) for $75. If you use coupon code ConventionCollective you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase.
As part of the announcement for the title, Laura and Anthony with Bird City Comics will be chatting with Scott Williams on October 24th about the cover art, his career, and more. It should be a great chat, check back here around 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern/1am GMT for the live video on Facebook Live and YouTube where they will be taking questions from the viewers.
Official synopsis for BATMAN CATWOMAN #1 below courtesy of Diamond Comics/DC.
At last, Tom King returns to the rocky, romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman with his Heroes in Crisis collaborator, superstar artist Clay Mann!
Echoing plot points from King’s epic Batman run, this sweeping tale is told across three timelines: the past, when the Bat and the Cat first fell in love; the present, where their union is threatened by one of Batman’s lost loves; and the future, where the couple have a happy life and legacy-including their daughter Helena, the Batwoman. And as the story begins, after a long marriage, Bruce Wayne passes away-which frees Selina Kyle to settle an old score.
At every stage of their relationship, Bruce and Selina have an unwelcome chaperone: The Joker!
Oh, and that lost love of Bruce’s? It’s Andrea Beaumont-a.k.a. Phantasm. Just thought you’d want to know.