Hot off the heels of the epic Batman story that culminated in the “City of Bane,” terror has returned to Gotham already as Penguin, Deathstroke, Riddler, and more execute mysterious and deadly plans that have Bruce penned in on all sides. When DC ComicsBatman #88 launches next Wednesday, you’ll learn more about Penguin’s turn towards lethal brutality, as well as gain insight into the mysterious benefactors whom have hired Deathstroke and his cohort of assassins.

In the meantime, however, check out the Beat’s exclusive preview of Batman #88 after the jump!

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Guillem March
Colorist: Tomeu Morey
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

The conspiracy that will rock Batman’s world continues to unfold as the Dark Knight travels to Arkham Asylum to get answers from the Penguin! What dark secret does he share with The Joker, the Riddler, and…Catwoman? Plus, the plague of assassins descending upon Gotham City in its weakest moments continues! Will this be the moment when Deathstroke finally takes down Batman?!

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