The future looks ominous for Batman... And that's the biggest understatement of the year given it's the character's 75th Anniversary this 2014. However, one of the issues intended to be part of the ongoing "Zero Year" saga has not been fitted with a different purpose... To give dedicated Bat-Fans a glimpse of what may possibly transpire with Caped Crusader beyond what we see in the present DC Comics New 52 timeline today.
As Newsarama teased in their post, current and popular Batman writer Scott Snyder's got something teased for Batman readers in the special February issue of "Batman #28", which will not only give everyone a look at what's to come in the upcoming weekly "Batman: Eternal" series, but also something... drastic and SPOILERISH that even looks more out of the ordinary than what is accustomed to Batman lore. A prison cell with a Bat key lock attached to it? What could it mean?
Several theories come to mind that aren't pretty, but it definitely means there's more to things than meets the eye, and possibly the introduction of a new Bat character as Snyder promised may also clue in eagle eyed readers.
Anyway you look at it, it's best left until February 12 to know what "Batman #28" has in store for us. For more info and theories to ponder on, visit the source post at Newsarama.