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Date Night, Last Rites
Batman Annual 2
Batman Annual #2
November 29, 2017
Written by Tom King
Cover by Lee Weeks
Interior Art by Lee Weeks (pp 1-30), Michael Lark (pp 31-38)
Colored by Elizabeth Breitweiser (pp 1-30), June Chung (pp 31-38)
Lettering by Deron Bennett
Edited by Maggie Howell, Jamie S. Rich
Previous Issue Detective Comics #969
Next Issue Detective Comics #970
Read one of the year's most buzzed about comics, with a surprise ending that will be talked about for years to come!

Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina's first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King re-teams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowl, and a little crime fighting.

Summary of Stephness: Many, many decades in the future, Steph is seen with the Batfamily at Bruce's bedside.

Batman (2016-) 002 - Annual-037

Behind the Scenes: Tom King confirmed that the blonde in the Batfamily is Stephanie in a podcast (around 41 minutes): https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/H1y8Jb

The identities, from left to right, are: Jason, Helena Wayne, Babs, Dick, Carrie Kelley, Duke, Damian, Steph, and Tim.

King has mentioned that he tried to include all Batfamily members who were Robin, or had multiple connections to Bruce (like Barbara through Batgirl, Jim, and Dick).



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