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DC Preview, Batman: Dark Age #1 – The Dark Knight’s Iconic Origin Story, Retold Against the Backdrop of Real World Events

The team of writer Mark Russell, Mike Allred and Laura Allred have created a unique take on The Man of Steel with the Eisner Award-nominated Superman: Space Age, dropping one of DC’s foundational Super Heroes into the real-world historical and cultural events of the 1960’s. On March 26, the trio are poised to deliver an equally distinctive take on Batman, with the launch of their new DC series, Batman: Dark Age.

In an origin story like no other readers will witness how Bruce Wayne, Gotham City’s favorite delinquent son, evolves into its protector, shaped by a city in turmoil, marching towards prophesied doom. In the hands of these acclaimed and talented storytellers, Gotham City comes alive like never before, filled with the iconic characters that have loved and hated Batman over the years. In Batman: Dark Age, fans get an opportunity to see Batman as a figure in American history, fighting for justice in a world gone mad.

The debut issue of Batman: Dark Age is available for pre-order now and arrives in participating comic book shops and e-tailers on Tuesday, March 26. Issue #1 features main and variant covers by Mike and Laura Allred, and variant covers by fan-favorite artists Yanick Paquette and Frank Quitely. Visit your local comic book shops for further details and pre-ordering. If you missed Superman: Space Age, the collected edition softcover is available  for pre-order now at participating comic book stores and book sellers and on sale April 30.

For the latest information on Batman: Dark Age, Superman: Space Age, and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the official DC website at, and follow @DCOfficial, @thedcnation, @Superman, and @Batman on social media.

Other classic and fan-favorite Batman and Superman stories (including Superman: Space Age) can be enjoyed on the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Digital Subscription platform (DCUI). For more information and a free trial, visit the DCUI website at DCUI is not available in all countries and is not intended for children.

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