Spoiler warning ahead of time, this article will mention the leaked spoilers for the issue. We recommend you check out Tom King’s tweet’s for more clarification without spoiling yourselves. Batman issue 50 is out tomorrow!
The New York Times spoiled one of the biggest moments from Batman’s 50th issue since Rebirth. Writer Tom King had his say on Twitter about the whole fiasco, and advises fans to avoid the spoilers as best as possible, also explaining that not everything from the issue was spoiled and that there is a lot more to come in the future. We recommend you listen to the man and also avoid these spoilers, so be advised when reading ahead in this article.
Ugh. Batman 50 spoilers are now out there. Ignore/avoid them (or try to) and read the issue.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) July 1, 2018
The issue was highly anticipated because it involved the wedding of Batman and Catwoman, a comic-book event that many fans were excited for. However, it seems that fans won’t be getting a fairy tale ending after all. According to George Gene Gustines of the New York Times, “Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne, two of the most prominent citizens of Gotham City, were to be married at 6 a.m. on July 4. It was intended to be a quiet, intimate ceremony with just the judge and two witnesses atop the city’s Finger Tower skyscraper. It was a moment that has been building since the couple first met in 1940. It was also not meant to be.” (We will avoid posting more about the spoilers, so if you want to learn more, head over to the New York Times)
Fans didn’t take issue with the fact that the spoilers were leaked, but were disappointed by the actual content within the spoilers. As many feel like the “cancelled wedding” trope has been overdone within comics, with Marvel recently having a wedding event spoiled from the pages of the X-Men comics.
However, Tom King stated that issue 50 is only halfway through a planned 100 issue arc. Meaning fans shouldn’t be too worried about the Cat and the Bat just yet.
Batman 50 is not the end. This is a 100 issue story documenting and celebrating the love of Batman and Catwoman. Whatever happens, whatever anyone says, nothing’s going to spoil that. pic.twitter.com/Crm5t0CKcI
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) July 2, 2018
Tom King’s 50th Batman issue will be released tomorrow, so make sure you pick up your copy! Catwoman will also receive her own comic series following on from the events of Batman, which will be released on the same day.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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