Batman's Bat-Themed Equipment Fetish Has Finally Gone Too Far

We all know Batman loves Bat-things. But his latest Bat-thing is just so absurd, even in comparison to Batarangs, the Batmobile, and arguably even Shark Repellant Bat-Spray.

DC has released a new preview for tomorrow’s issue of All-Star Batman #3—by Scott Snyder, John Romita Jr., Declan Shalvey, Danny Miki, Dean White, Jordie Bellaire, and Steve Wands—which sees the Dark Knight take on a bloodthirsty KGBeast attempting to hunt down Two-Face. As KGBeast slaughters some police officers with some savage weaponry, Batman deploys a savage weapon of his own.


Bat knuckles. They’re absurdly hilarious—a weapon of such lunacy befitting a series with the name “All-Star Batman” in the title.

It’s like the sort of thing you’d make up as a kid, doodling in the margin of your schoolbooks instead of paying attention in class. “Batman’s got Bat-Knuckle dusters! With spikes! And the spikes have more spikes attached, shaped like bat wings!!


But that’s what makes it so great, too. It’s such a dumb idea, but you can tell Snyder and his team are committed to this sort of OTT-silliness in the best way. They look like they really hurt, too:


Bat-ouch. All-Star Batman #3 is out tomorrow.



James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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