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Review: Batman & The Signal #1 (of 3) (2018)

by Neil Bui

Summary: Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of the adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hammer.

Writer: Tony Patrick, Scott Snyder

Artist: Cully Hammer

Published: January 3, 2018

DC’s legendary Scott Snyder gives us a 3-issue limited series focused on Batfamily newcomer Duke Thomas as he emerges as the Dark Knight’s latest ally, The Signal. What is the story behind the name? Well, Duke says this:

“My mother, she’s a social worker, and she always goes out first thing in the morning to meet her clients. She says it’s the best time to see things clearly. To see them in a new light. She considered herself the first knight on the battlefield, defending the needy and all that, I guess. And another word for the first knight out there is… ‘Signal.’”

And for anyone who hasn’t been keeping up with Duke’s adventures recently such as in All-Star Batman, he’s discovered he has powers, “Funny when you discover your powers include using light to create a replay button.”

Batman and The Signal No. 1 Cover.

Batman and The Signal No. 1 Cover.

Batman and The Signal No. 1 Variant Cover.

Batman and The Signal No. 1 Variant Cover.


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