DC Erases THOMAS WAYNE from BATMAN #70 Cover & Solicits

Batman #70
New BATMAN #70 cover
Credit: Andy Kubert (DC)
Original BATMAN #70 cover
Original BATMAN #70 cover
Credit: Mikel Janin (DC)

DC has informed retailers the cover and story of May 1's Batman #70 is changing. A new Andy Kubert cover has replaced the original Mikel Janin one, and the solicitation has been changed to exclude - among other things - the previous mention of the Flashpoint Batman, a.k.a. Thomas Wayne.

Compare the new solicitation here: "In chapter one of 'The Fall and the Fallen,' Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!"

And here is the original "'The Fall and the Fallen' begins! This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Now that Batman has escaped the “Knightmares,” he’s starting to see the forces rallying against him—and that his father from another universe has joined the other side. The Caped Crusader finally digs into the mystery of how Thomas Wayne, a.k.a. the Flashpoint Batman, escaped the collapse of his dimension and ended up in this part of the Multiverse. Get all the answers in this new five-part story paving the way for the next big BATMAN event!"

New BATMAN #70 cover
New BATMAN #70 cover
Credit: Andy Kubert (DC)

Thomas Wayne was already known to be involved with Bane (as seen in last May's Batman #50), but his name is removed from the solicit and the cover - which as you can see above, originally featured the character.

As part of these changes, Jorge Fornes has been slotted in to draw a portion of Batman #70 alongside the originally-solicited Mikel Janin.

Here is the updated solicitation:

BATMAN #70
written by TOM KING
art by MIKEL JANIN & JORGE FORNES
cover by ANDY KUBERT
variant cover by LEINIL YU
In chapter one of "The Fall and the Fallen," Batman escapes his Knightmares only to wind up in a whole other bad dream. He's locked in Arkham Asylum with his worst enemies, and the only way to get out is to fight them all. It's a gladiatorial game of madness and mayhem, all for the amusement of Bane!
ON SALE 05.01.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T

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