DC Comics is bringing back the “Batman: The Brave the Bold” title as a brand-new ongoing anthology series, with Superman set to appear in the first issue.
The title is returning May 2023 as part of the “Dawn of DC” promotion, with each issue focusing on Batman, characters in Gotham, and other DC Universe characters… including the Man of Steel.
The announcement on DC.com states, “Throughout DC’s history, The Brave and The Bold has been the launching pad for some of DC’s most beloved and enduring characters and teams, including The Suicide Squad, Justice League of America, Metamorpho, The Element Man, Teen Titans and more.”
In “The Order of the Black Lamp – Part I,” from writer Christopher Cantwell (Co-creator, Halt and Catch Fire, Briar, Marvel’s Iron Man) and artist Javier Rodríguez (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Defenders), Superman finds a decoder ring with a secret message – “Save Me” – which sends him on a quest to solve a mystery with ties to the Man of Steel’s past.
The 64-page debut issue arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, May 16. Issue #1 features a main cover by Simone Di Meo, with open to buy variant covers by Jim Cheung and Frank Cho, with a 1 in 25 ratio variant cover by Bryan Hitch, and a 1 in 50 ratio variant cover by Nathan Szerdy.