Exclusive Preview | ‘Detective Comics’ # 961

Discover the secret of Batman's history with Zatanna and her father in this week's advance look at the next issue of 'Detective Comics'!

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Many years ago, the man who would become Batman trained with Zatanna and her father, Zatara, to learn the art of misdirection and stage magic. But within the pages of Detective Comics, Bruce Wayne has started to remember that he was exposed to a secret that he should never have been shown. But with the coming of the Dark Multiverse, the apparent death of Tim Drake, and other lingering mysteries, Batman has once again turned to Zatanna for answers…and he may not like what he finds!

In CraveOnline’s exclusive preview from this week’s Detective Comics # 961, we see for the first time exactly how and why Zatanna showed off her family’s secret to Bruce and what happened afterwards. Now, we’ll see the future Dark Knight come face-to-face with one of his greatest enemies at least a decade or more before their first confrontation.

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This issue was written by James Tynion IV, with pencils by Scott Godlewski, inks by Raul Fernandez, and colors by Brad Anderson. Yasmine Putri provided the primary cover while Rafael Albuquerque drew the open order variant cover for this issue. Here’s the official description from DC Comics:

“INTELLIGENCE” part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon…now there’s nothing left to do but pray!”

Detective Comics # 961 will be released this Wednesday, July 26, in comic stores everywhere.

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