Exclusive Preview: Kobra Strikes In Bane: Conquest #6

If anything can be said about Batman’s rogues gallery, it’s that it boasts the deepest and arguably most psychologically complex collection of villains in all of comics. One such baddie that’s enjoyed some time in the limelight following the success of 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises is that of everyone’s favorite militant to don a luchador mask, who was recently granted a 12-issue limited series written and illustrated by his original creators in the form of Bane: Conquest.

To this point, many longtime readers have applauded this title, and rightfully so. While it is set within Rebirth continuity, Conquest has proven to be inviting to fans both dedicated and lapsed, offering up the Bane we picture in our collective consciousness. It has a modern flavor, sure, but when giving any issue a read-through, you feel as though you’ve been transported back to the Knightfall days – and I really mean that as a compliment. Whether it’s intentional or not, there’s something about the way Graham Nolan is drawing this book that evokes nostalgia with the greatest of ease.

So, as we arrive at the halfway point, Kobra intends on giving the titular mercenary some headaches. But even though the zealots have often proven to be formidable adversaries, something tells us that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew in this case.

Before we leave you, be sure to check out this brief synopsis:

Why did it have to be snakes? If you’re setting out to build a global criminal empire, you’re bound to cross paths with Kobra eventually!

Bane: Conquest #6 arrives in comic shops next Wednesday, October 4.


Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: Graham Nolan
Cover: Graham Nolan