‘Batman and Robin’ No. 14 first look: The Dark Knight vs. zombies?

Nov. 12, 2012 | 4:00 a.m.

The cover for "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Page 1 of "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Page 2 of "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Page 3 of "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Page 4 of "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Page 5 of "Batman and Robin" No. 14, written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. (DC Comics)

Batman and Robin are facing a ravenous new enemy in the pages of comics — a horde of flesh-eating zombies. Or so it seems to the citizens of Gotham in a new “Batman and Robin” storyline by Peter J. Tomasi.

Hero Complex readers get a sneak peek at “Batman and Robin” No 14., in stores Wednesday, the second installment in the story.

In issue. No. 13., a solar eclipse ignited a feeding frenzy among a group of cultists called the Saturn Club. Batman was summoned to investigate an attack at a cemetery in which the victims were chewed on and several graves were opened, seemingly from the inside. Meanwhile, Damian Wayne — Bruce Wayne’s son and latest crime-fighting sidekick Robin — was overcome by bloody-mouthed cultists chanting, “Eat to live!”

Issue No. 14 picks up where No. 13 left off — Damian being carried away by the cannibal crew, and Batman far away, unaware of his son’s predicament.

Whether the toothy foes are zombies or merely bizarre humans, as Batman believes, remains to be seen, but the timing is bad for the Caped Crusader, who is also worrying about a bounty on his son’s head and the Joker on the loose as the comic gears up for its part in the Bat-family’s “Death of the Family” series.

Click through the gallery above for a preview of “Batman and Robin” No. 14, drawn by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, or click on the links below for larger versions of the pages.

Cover | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

– Noelene Clark
Twitter.com/@NoeleneClark

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