Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Demon Etrigan Pays a Visit to Finch's Batman



The DC Blog The Source released pencils from an upcoming cover to Batman: The Dark Knight from writer and artist David Finch.

Here is what Finch had to say:

“Batman is a global brand, with corporate funding and vigilante operations worldwide, but Bruce has been fighting for Gotham City his whole adult life. And he can’t walk away that easily. Gotham’s villians band together to remind him who his real enemy is, and his friends need  him more than ever. Batman is building an empire, but its foundation is showing deep cracks.

“And there’s a wildcard. Arcane forces have been unleashed in  Gotham, and they very quickly threaten to turn Gotham City into hell on earth. Batman enlists the help of Etrigan the Demon, who has intimate knowledge of the threat he faces, but Etrigan has loyalties of his own, and helping Batman puts him at odds with his masters. He’s been demoted in the hierarchy of hell, but when he’s offered the honor of being a rhymer once again if he betrays Batman, he has a terrible decision to make. Meanwhile Batman’s attention is almost completely consumed by the beautiful  Dawn Golden, who he’s been trying to rescue from capture. He becomes so obsessed with finding and saving her, that he goes to places within himself that he has always held in check. And he doesn’t see the forces that are aligning themselves against him. There would be no hope if it weren’t for an unlikely new friend who is there to help when he needs it the most. But helping Batman comes at a high price.”

I reviewed Finch's first issue here which wasn't bad. The art was great, so there is that. I'll be onboard for a couple issues.

Look for a new Demon series soon from Anthrax's Scott Ian as well!