One of the cooler parts of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had to be Bruce Wayne’s “Knightmare,” the Superman-ruled totalitarian world that Bruce dreams up while waiting for his Luthor-porn to download, before getting rudely awaken by The Flash.
In the sequence, Batman dons his distinctly cool post-apocalyptic safari gear, and in one incredible shot, kicks the crap out of a host of Supes’ stormtroopers, until they capture him and Superman literally breaks his heart.
Well, that story line wasn’t borrowed from the comics, it was a Silver Screen special, albeit one heavily influenced by the 2013 video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which envisions a similarly terrifying netherworld. But now, thanks to this week's Batman #33 by Tom King and Joëlle Jones, the Knightmare costume is part of DC Comics canon.
Fresh off their engagement, Bruce and his betrothed, Selina Kyle, take a one-horse ride to the Middle East, to a place called Khadym. And Batman and Catwoman are geared up in their finest Knightmare chic.
Pretty cool right?
Here’s the book’s official synopsis:
“A DREAM OF ME” Part 1! Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family—each disturbed by Batman’s journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman’s stubborn determination to evolve into something better than a superhero.
Batman #33 is on sale now.