Tom King's Batman will be coming to an end soon once City of Bane concludes. While it does feel a bit anticlimactic, fans have nothing to worry about since King will be penning 12-issue maxi-series Batman and Catwoman, which introduces The Phantasm to DC Comics continuity. Most of us expected to see these two reunite during the 12-issue series but it's going to come earlier than that as Batman and Catwoman will reunite during the City of Bane Interlude in Batman #78 and Batman #79.
Considering how we haven't seen these two together since their wedding back in Batman #50, this is huge news. Absence makes the heart grow fonder but when you consider how Selina left Bruce during a day that would have made him happy forever, they are going to need one hell of a talk. Maybe some sex too. Probably both.
Here is the synopsis of both issues from Newsarama.
In the first part of a "City of Bane" interlude, Batman receives help from an ally he thought he had lost for good: Catwoman! Still recovering from the beatings he took from Bane and Flashpoint Batman, the Dark Knight readies himself for a return to Gotham City, and it's Selina Kyle who holds the key. She knows how Bane is fueling his regime, and she'll help Batman shut down the supply line—but first she has to whip the battered hero into shape.
In the concluding chapter of the two-part "City of Bane" interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane's supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It'll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over…but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?
Fans will be delighted to know that Clay Mann will be illustrating these issues. Mann has become one of DC's most popular artists after his work on The Ballad of Kite Man and Heroes in Crisis. Mann is also expected to draw all 12 issues of Batman and Catwoman so fans can consider this as a preview for that upcoming project, minus The Phantasm.
DC fans will be able to purchase Batman #78 and Batman #79 this September.