DC sent along an exclusive preview for Bane: Conquest#2, and as someone who was 11 when Knightfall came out, I of course said yes. Here’s what they have to say about the issue.
I’m fairly sure that Knightfall was actually the third trade paperback I ever bought (the first two were the death of and funeral for Superman), so having Dixon and Nolan come back to their creation was like putting on a comfy sweatshirt that is also violent. Nolan’s art was ahead of his time then, and looks great now, and Dixon (unsurprisingly) has a handle not only on Bane’s voice, but on how to surround him with characters who help build the story.
And speaking of Bird, Trogg and Zombie: the first issue came on the heels of Tom King and David Finch’s “I am Bane” storyarc in the main Batmanbook, which was (spoilers) basically reverse Knightfall. It had Trogg and Bird and Zombie, only it also had Bane fighting all of Batman’s villains while trying to break INTO Arkham. God, what a time to be a comics fan.
Check out the preview pages:
Here’s the official solicitation info:
BANE: CONQUEST #2
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art and cover by GRAHAM NOLAN
Bane’s been captured by the charismatic cult leader Damocles, the man building a criminal empire to rival his own! But just ask anyone from his childhood home of Peña Duro…trying to keep Bane in a prison rarely ends well!
Bane Conquest #2 is in shops this Wednesday.