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Batman: Urban Legends #7: Release Date, Plot and Cover Art

Issue #6 is out today, but when can we expect the next chapter?

By Jo Craig

August 10, 2021

Described as a “30-page cyberpunk mystery,” Batman: Urban Legends #7 will continue DC Comics’ on-going anthology series with the return of Batman Beyond

Issue #6 focused on Tim Drake’s kidnapping by the Chaos Monsters and the lengths he and his friend Bernard went to in order to escape. The issue also brought about the conclusion of Red Hood’s ‘Cheer’ story arc and Oracle formed a union with her friend Dinah Lance to help retrieve Batman weaponry from the time of The Joker War.

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Batman: Urban Legends #7 Release Date

  • Batman: Urban Legends #7 will be released on September 14, 2021.

Co-written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, with artwork by Max Dunbar, Francesco Mattina, Chris Burnham and Hicham Habchi, Issue #7 sports an attractive front cover featuring the Batman Beyond character and his futuristic costume with the red bat emblem. The character is surrounded by a glitching Gotham City skyline in the background, encompassed by a lightning storm that emits a purple and blue cast. Of course, there are bats in the vicinity too.

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Issue #7 Plot

Batman: Urban legends #7 will be set in Neo-Gotham depicting the aftermath of Bruce Wayne’s murder in the Batcave. Terry must step in as Wane’s final protégé to prowl the streets of Neo-Gotham to find out who is behind the Caped Crusader’s death. Cassandra Cain continues to be pursued by the Magistrate in Future State and a new villain will be revealed as the Dark Knight attempts to protect the deteriorating city from being overrun by a new gang.

The character of Terry McGinnis, created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm in 1999, was first introduced in the DC Animated Universe series Batman Beyond, which acted as a successor to Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures set four years in the future. Taking place in a futuristic Gotham City, Batman Beyond narrates the passing of the Dark Knight mantle from a retired Bruce Wayne to Terry. The introduction of the cyberpunk theme against Batman lore got mixed reviews after it debuted, but it has since managed to pull a cult following since its debut in 1999.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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