BATMAN #23 Story-Switcheroo With SWAMP THING & MITCH GERADS Coming In

DC Comics May 2017 solicitations
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Credit: Mitch Gerads (DC Comics)

DC Comics have revised the solicitation for May's Batman #23, with a new story - still by series writer Tom King - replacing the originally-solicited "Aftermath" story drawn by David Finch. Mitch Gerads is now returning to Batman for a one-off story titled "The Brave and the Mold!" wherein Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City.

Based on the brief revised solicit for Batman #23 released Monday morning, this new story appears to be an updated version of the originally-planned story for January's Batman #15 - then titled "Streets and Swamps." That planned issue was changed to be the first of a two-part "Catwoman" arc with King and Gerards.

Here is the original solicitations for that Batman #15 issue and the upcoming Batman #23 issue.

BATMAN #15
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MITCH GERADS
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“STREETS AND SWAMPS”! Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City with a mysterious request for Batman—but these longtime allies will have to make up for lost time and work together in order to confront a growing threat that only they can stop!
On sale JANUARY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #23
Written by TOM KING • Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI • Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Please note that BATMAN #22 was solicited outside the Previews Order Form. It is available for advance reorder under item codes NOV169205—NOV169207.
“AFTERMATH”! In the wake of Bane’s attack, Batman must face the destruction left behind and follow through on his promises to Gotham Girl and Catwoman by making the most crushing sacrifices yet.
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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