DC Announces Bane Maxiseries From Original Co-Creators

Bane sets his sights on the bigger world outside of Gotham City when Bane: Conquest launches this May.

A prominent character in the “I Am Bane” arc of Tom King and David Finch’s Batman series, Bane will soon look beyond Gotham and the dark knight, when Bane: Conquest launches this May. Announced today (via CBR) the twelve issue maxi-comic book series will reunite the character with his original co-creators writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan.

The series will follow Bane as he seeks to “create a global crime empire.” He’ll be joined by members of his original gang, Bird, Trogg and Zombie; characters who returned as part of the “I Am Bane” storyline after having mostly been absent from DC comics since their introductions back in 1993’s “Batman: Knightfall storyline.

“Always happy to be reunited with Graham and this is an especially heady experience returning to our most significant contribution to the Batman mythos,” Dixon remarked to CBR. “The best aspect of this project is that it’s not a cameo or nostalgia tour for Graham and I. It’s more like we’re back after all this time to work on a truly epic story about Bane and we haven’t lost a step.”

“It’s very exciting to return with Chuck to a character we so love and are so identified with,” Nolan said in a statement to CBR, calling the upcoming series the “ultimate Bane adventure.”

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Bane: Conquest #1
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Preview of Bane’s look in the new series

Check out the solicitation for the first issue below.

BANE: CONQUEST #1

Written by CHUCK DIXON • Art and cover by GRAHAM NOLAN • Variant cover by KELLEY JONES

The co-creators of Bane make a triumphant return to the character, with a twelve-issue series that will push him to the limit! Bane is seeking to create a global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. The Man Who Broke The Bat moves beyond Gotham to find new cities to conquer and new enemies to crush. He won’t stop until he stands at the top of the world of crime! For Bane, it’s all about CONQUEST.

On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T+

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