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Manix Abrera reveals first DC Comics cover for ‘Batman: The Night’

By Kara Santos Published Dec 29, 2021 3:04 pm

Manix Abrera is launching his first ever DC Comics cover with the release of Batman: The Knight in 2022.

The Filipino artist and komikero shared his artistic interpretation for the upcoming superhero comic exploring the origins of the Dark Knight via Facebook and Instagram Tuesday evening (Dec. 28).

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“To say we are super proud is an understatement. This is the first DC Comics Cover of Manix Abrera and we are absolutely thrilled!” the caption read.

The exclusive Manix Abrera variant cover is presented by Comic Odyssey and Sanctum Sanctorum Comics. The special edition will be available for pre-order in January. 

According to Sanctum Sanctorum Comics, Manix describes his cover as being "inspired by alchemy's "Philosopher's Stone."

"The transmutation of base metals into gold, wherein enlightenment is reached in distinct processes. Young Bruce undergoes the different stages of grief (written on his path to the temple) to be fully transformed into Batman. The temple symbolizes the bat cave (forming a Batman symbol on the chest of Batman silhouette)' while Lady Justice and his parents' graves serve as a reminder for his ultimate purpose in life."

Batman: The Knight, written by Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and illustrated by Carmine Di Giandeomenico (The Flash), will explore Bruce Wayne’s past. 

The 10-issue miniseries will fill in the gap between the tragic night in Crime Alley and Bruce’s return to Gotham City after having traveled around the globe, training to become Batman.

Here’s DC’s solicitation for Batman: The Knight issue #1:

“The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what about the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin? Chip Zdarsky (DAREDEVIL) and Carmine Di Giandomenico (THE FLASH) explore Bruce Wayne’s journey to become Batman in this definitive new series.”

Batman: The Knight's Manix Abrera variant cover is currently available for pre-order at www.sanctumsanctorumcomics.com and is priced at $14.99 (roughly P765).