In 2011, DC Comics launched an ambitious line-wide relaunch of 52 first issues, many of which reset character timelines or introduced new status quos for familiar favorites. The New 52 was a massive financial success, and while some of its changes have since been walked back with the subsequent Rebirth relaunch, DC can still thank the New 52 for attracting or solidifying a not-insignificant portion of its current readership. Batman helped lead the salvo, with then-Detective Comics writer Scott Snyder taking over the title alongside former Spawn artist Greg Capullo, who had been largely absent from mainstream superhero comics for years.
Across five years and over 50 issues of Batman, Snyder and Capullo enshrined themselves among the most beloved Caped Crusader creative teams of all time, introducing frightening new foes like the Court of Owls and Mr. Bloom, crafting unforgettable storylines like “Death of the Family” and “Zero Year,” and even putting Jim Gordon in a mechanized Batman suit for an arc. The duo went on to create the worlds-shattering Dark Nights: Metal event, and next week they’re reuniting for Batman: Last Knight on Earth, which is being billed as Snyder and Capullo’s final Batman story.
With the three-issue, bi-monthly Batman: Last Knight on Earth hitting stores May 29th under the DC Black Label imprint, Paste is thrilled to partner with DC for our biggest comic giveaway ever. Two lucky fans who follow @PasteBooks on Twitter and retweet the contest tweet by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 31st will win not just a free copy of Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1, but a full, 10-volume trade-paperback collection of Snyder and Capullo’s entire New 52 Batman saga. That’s over 52 issues from one of the best creative teams in the business, collected in three handsome boxed sets.
You must have a U.S. address to enter. We’ll contact the winners via Twitter the following day—good luck!
Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Inker: Jonathan Glapion
Colorist: FCO Plascencia
Publisher: DC Black Label/ DC Comics
Release Date: May 29, 2019
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane. And…he was never Batman. So begins this sprawling tale of the Dark Knight as he embarks on a quest through a devastated DC landscape featuring a massive cast of familiar fates from the DC Universe. As he tries to piece together the mystery of his past, he must unravel the cause of this terrible future and track down the unspeakable force that destroyed the world as he knew it.