Gotham City Has Fallen In This First Look Preview Of Batman #76

Long live the breaker of the Bat

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Even if you haven't picked up a Batman comic in a while, you probably won't be surprised to learn that things haven't exactly been easy on Bruce Wayne for these past few months. Not only was he left at the alter and then subjected to a series of horrible Scarecrow-induced hallucinations, he also recently uncovered a secret cabal of villains lead by his archnemesis Bane who has secretly engineered just about every misfortune Batman has faced for the last year or so. It was all, it turned out, part of Bane's master plan to conquer the unconquerable--to crush Batman so completely that Gotham City itself would belong to him.

And now, it seems, Bane has succeeded. Gotham as we know it is no more, and in its place is a hellscape ruled by villains, puppeteered by Bane himself while Bruce is nowhere to be found.

How are things going? Well, take a quick look at this exclusive preview of issue #76 to get some idea. The short answer is: about as well as you might expect.

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Issue #76 is part two of the appropriately named City Of Bane story arc, which kicked off in the last issue and will bring us through the grand finale of writer Tom King's work on the series. Can Bane be dethroned? And even if Bruce does somehow manage to take him on and win, can Gotham ever recover from the damage? It's been a long, long time since the city-destroying stories of epic events like Batman: No Man's Land or Batman: Zero Year, so here's hoping the city's infrastructure and population learned some valuable lessons--otherwise, taking Bane out of the picture may actually be the least of Batman's problems.

Batman #76 hits shelves this Wednesday, everywhere comics are sold.

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He was left at the altar, not the "alter".

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Wait? Did I click on the incorrect link? Or was I directed to another site? I thought I was reading Gamespot and not Comicbook.com.

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@BMWPro77: Gamespot has covered multiple media for years now.

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@uninspiredcup: I am fully aware of that. I have been reading this site since it was "videogames.com." Sometimes though it feels shoehorned. This to me was not relevant to anything they otherwise report on.

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@BMWPro77: Batman is a pop culture icon linked to video games, movies, books and basically, almost any form of media. With the video games themselves having borrowed heavily from the comics.

More to the point, if it doesn't interest you, and you've been here since the dawn of man, fully aware of what it is, maybe just... don't click it?

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@uninspiredcup: I am allowed to express myself without offending anyone. I don't think this should really be here so I chose to voice my opinion. No harm, no foul. I said my peace and I'm all set. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. You also took the time to express yourself which you have every right to do. To that end I say have a nice day.