This May, veteran Batman writer Scott Snyder will reunite with artist Greg Capullo to tell one last story in the long-awaited DC Black Label miniseries Batman: Last Knight On Earth. DC Comics has revealed Capullo’s haunting cover for the first issue. Capullo treated fans to a preview of the story earlier in the month, but now fans can see just what the duo have in store for Batman.
On DC’s Twitter account, the cover shows a barren, all-red background as the black silhouette of the Dark Knight walks through a cloud of sand. In his right hand, Batman carries the disembodied head of the Joker in a jar, with the Joker’s hair and grin being the only other colors aside from Batman’s eyes.
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s final chapter in the Batman mythos begins here. Get your first look at the cover of BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 of 3, written by @Ssnyder1835, art by @GregCapullo. Available May 29. #DCBlackLabel pic.twitter.com/lanbbbgb7u
— DC (@DCComics) February 18, 2019
Above Batman floats Snyder and Capullo’s names, separated by the Batman logo. Below, the title of the series covers part of the ground the Caped Crusader treads upon. The tweet above announces a release date of May 29.
First announced back in 2017, The series was originally to be drawn by Batman: White Knight artist and writer Sean Murphy, but in March of last year it was announced that Capullo would handle the art duties for the series. During their run on Batman, Snyder and Capullo introduced the evil secret society, the Court of Owls, and were part of the crossover Death of the Family, which featured a more disturbing take on the Joker. The pair would then reunite for Dark Nights: Metal, which saw the Justice League battling evil alternate reality versions of Batman.
Written by Scott Snyder and penciled by Greg Capullo, the first issue of Batman: Last Knight on Earth is set for release on May 29, 2019.