The following includes significant spoilers for Batman: Fortress #1, on sale now from DC Comics.
It might not be lawfully approved by the federal government, however the Dark Knight has actually discovered himself in the middle of an informal Purge in Batman: Fortress #1.
Batman: Fortress #1 originates from writer Gary Whitta, artist Darick Robert, colorist Diego Rodriguez and letterer Simon Bowland. In the concern, whatever is cast into darkness after an around the world power interruption. While some cities are faring much better than others, Gotham has actually come down into madness as bad guys are running widespread and triggering chaos with no instant repercussions. Batman goes to fulfill Commissioner Gordon, who informs the Dark Knight simply how bad the scenario truly is. “Radios and cell phones are down, so we’ve got no way to coordinate a response,” Gordon states. “Landlines are still working, so I’ve got at least some uniforms on the street, using pay phones to stay in touch with their precincts. But the 9-1-1 system’s offline, so people can’t even call for help. And the bad guys know that.”
Gordon includes that the scenario is incredibly comparable to Blumhouse Productions’ Purge franchise. “It’s like that movie, where all crime is legal for one night and the cops can’t do a damn thing about it,” he informs Batman, who does not detect the recommendation.
The Dark Knight requires to the streets of Gotham and discovers turmoil in almost every instructions. After collaring a couple of low-level bad guys, Batman makes his method to Gotham Harbor to stop the Penguin from drowning somebody in the water. Quickly after that, he encounters the Joker, who has actually abducted a variety of kids inside a school bus. His night lastly ends after he secures some extra opponents in Criminal offense Street when the sun increases.
Back at the Batcave, Bruce and Alfred attempt to figure out the reason for the blackout. Alfred finds an “unidentified aerial phenomenon” hovering above the Indian Ocean he thinks to be “clearly extraterrestrial in origin,” though it’s uncertain what types it is. Batman states it to be a “warship” and understands the power interruption might have been a “prelude to an attack.” The concern ends with him dressing as soon as again and stating it time to strike back versus the brand-new viewed opponent.
Batman: Fortress #1 functions cover art by Robertson and Rodriguez and an alternative cover art by Doaly. The concern is on sale now from DC.