By now, you’re well aware of how comic books can often see changes before release – be they in content or personnel – due to the fact they’re solicited three months in advance. Obviously, we don’t find it imperative to discuss every instance of this because it happens all the time, but when it has to do with a situation involving Batman that we’ve been following for some time now, you’d better believe we’re going to give it a closer look.
Not long ago, we reported on how the brief interlude dividing “The Button” and “The War of Jokes and Riddles” no longer consisted of a two-issue “Aftermath” arc tying up loose ends from “I am Bane.” Well, at least that’s the case for Batman #23, which has since been altered to include a team-up with Swamp Thing that’ll be illustrated by Mitch Gerads.
While that’s all well and good, we did express some concern at not learning how the Dark Knight’s brutal battle with Bane reverberated throughout Gotham City. As of now, thankfully, it appears as though Batman #24 will still tell that tale, albeit as a done-in-one. David Finch is still slated to pencil the issue, but according to Bleeding Cool, Clay Mann will be joining him, possibly to help meet the deadline.
After visiting DC’s website, I found the original solicit still stands, so we can only still assume that the “Aftermath” story will remain intact. Here it is in case you’re curious:
“Aftermath”! Gotham City is at peace…but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies—one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!
Batman #24 arrives in comic shops on June 7.
Source: Bleeding Cool