DC Comics has announced the latest addition to their Black Label line of books. Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins will team for The Bat-Man: First Knight, a three-issue series reimagining some of the dark knight’s earliest cases.

Here’s how DC describes The Bat-Man: First Knight:

The year is 1939. The world, still reeling from the horrors of the First World War, is on the brink of tipping into an even more gruesome conflict, as fascism is on the march—and gathering strength in America’s darkest corners. Against this backdrop, a series of violent murders has begun in Gotham, and the recent emergence of the mysterious vigilante known as The Bat-Man has the power brokers of the city living in fear of institutional collapse. All of the evidence in the murder investigation defies logic: the perpetrators are all men who died in the electric chair. But when the Bat-Man comes face to face with one of these sickening anomalies, he barely escapes with his life—throwing into question his ability to survive in a world that is brutally evolving around him!

Along with a main cover by Perkins, The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 will be available with variant covers by Ramon Perez and Jacob Phillips, plus a “pulp novel” style variant cover by Marc Aspinall

The Bat-Man: First Knight is not the first time that the story of Batman’s earliest supernatural cases have been revisited and reimagined for a new audience. Cartoonist Matt Wagner took a similar tack on the 2006-2007 series Batman and the Monster Men and Batman and the Mad Monk. Jurgens has also previously written an early version of The Bat-Man in the pages of 2021’s two-part Generations miniseries.

The Bat-Man: First Knight #1 (of 3) is set to hit stores and digitally on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024.


  1. “The new series will reimagine the Dark Knight’s earliest, supernatural-tinged adventures with a modern sensibility.”

    So, pretty much what Matt Wagner already did years ago.

  2. The art on this looks great and I’m always up for a detective based Batman story. I’m curious what an “uncensored” Dan Jurgens story looks like or why this is Black Label?

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