BATMAN #38's Story Delayed One Issue, With New Bruce Wayne Origin Story In Its Place

DC Comics January 2018 solicitations
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The third part of Tom King and Joelle Jones' "Superfriends" storyline scheduled to appear in January 3's Batman #38 is being pushed back to appear in Batman #39. No reason has been given for this change, but it stands to reason that subsequent solicited issues' stories will also be pushed back.

In its place, Batman #38 will feature a new story by King and Fables artist Travis Moore titled "The Origin of Bruce Wayne."

Here are the updated soliciations - a new cover for Batman #38 has not been released as of yet.

BATMAN #38
Written by Tom King
Art by Travis Moore
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant Cover by Olivier Coipel
"THE ORIGIN OF BRUCE WAYNE"! If Mattie could grow up to be anybody, he'd grow up millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. But what would happen if he was forced to relive the worst tragedy of Bruce's life and his parents were murdered? Batman's hunt for the killer puts him face to face with a strange mirror version of his own past.

BATMAN #39
Written by Tom King
Art by Joelle Jones
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant Cover by Olivier Coipel
"SUPERFRIENDS" part three! Batman and Wonder Woman fight together in an epic battle that will define and then redefine their relationship. What bonds these two pillars of the DCU together? What tears them apart? Find out as Batman continues on his quest for the one thing he's never had, happiness.

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