SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN ETERNAL #1 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

BATMAN ETERNAL is going to be the biggest, boldest Bat-story of the year! From the first page showing Gotham in flames and Batman exposed, to the derailment and explosion in the subway, culminating in the incarceration of Commissioner Gordon, BATMAN ETERNAL #1 has set itself up to show us Gotham as it’s never been seen before. Can the GCPD contain the situation without the direction of Jim Gordon?

In the midst of the chaos, Detroit-transfer Lieutenant Jason Bard lands on the scene just in time to meet the man who has recruited him to the force. And his first task is to cuff his would-be mentor and read him his rights! 

Below, take a look at the last page of BATMAN ETERNAL #1 as Bard leads Gordon away from the scene of the crime. And we’re reminded that this year-long story opened with “The End…” and we’re shown a single final panel of Bruce Wayne confronted with what might be his worst nightmare. Then sound off in the comments section about the debut of BATMAN ETERNAL!

BATMAN ETERNAL #1, written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, and Tim Seeley and illustrated by Jason Fabok, is available in stores now.

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