Forbidden Planet And DC Comics Launch ‘Batman: The Detective’ #1 With Store Exclusive By Brian Bolland

by Olly MacNamee

Forbidden Planet, the world’s largest comics/entertainment store chain has teamed up with DC Comics to present an exclusive Batman: The Detective #1 comic book cover featuring the Liver Building – the most recognisable landmark in the city of Liverpool, UK – to tie in with its Forbidden Planet Liverpool store reopening after lockdown.

The inspiration for this exclusive cover came from the Liver Building’s appearance in the upcoming The Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell.

Drawn by superstar British artist Brian Bolland – the artist of the most famous Batman comic-book of all time: The Killing Joke, written by Alan Moore – this special cover will be a huge part of Forbidden Planet’s reopening celebrations in Liverpool from April 12th.

Written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Andy Kubert, we follow Batman on a globe-trotting adventure that brings him to Europe to solve a mystery:

“An epic tale begins that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert! A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight — one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he lands in Europe, Batman will face a difficult investigation and unheard-of adversaries and find the assistance of a partner once more—all in the hunt for the villain known as Equilibrium! New villains! New allies! A thrilling overseas adventure begins for the Dark Knight, starting with an extra-sized 26-page debut story!”

Batman: The Detective #1 Forbidden Planet exclusive variant cover is available to pre-order now from and will be on sale at Forbidden Planet stores on April 14th, 2021.

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