SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read BATMAN #39 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).

The ultimate standoff between good and evil is about to commence in BATMAN #39, the second to last issue of Scott Snyder’s thrilling ENDGAME story arc.

But - as Batman has learned through his hunt for The Joker – he can’t do it alone.  Batman will need to recruit others to help him save Gotham from The Joker’s lethal virus.

With a shrinking pool of allies and no other options, Batman makes a deal with the devil(s) and plays his final card: Shining the Bat-Signal upside-down, attracting several of his most dangerous foes.

That’s Right. Knowing the upside-down batsignal is a secret pact between his enemies – signaling the death of Batman - Batman turns to his adversaries for help!

Shocking his Bat-Family, see below as Batman asks his past villains to join him and his allies to stop The Joker from destroying the city. Will they succeed? What will become of The Joker? Sound off in the comments below!

BATMAN #39, scripted by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo is available in stores now!