Bruce Wayne goes from Batcave to caveman

May 06, 2010 | 4:00 p.m.

FIRST LOOK

Batman Return of Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne is back but he’s still lost in time — it’s sort of like The Dark Knight meets Land of the Lost but, well, hopefully not just like that.

Here’s a first look at issue No. 1 of “Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne,” by writer Grant Morrison and artist Chris Sprouse (with inks by Karl Story), the first in a six-issue series that will feature a different artist for each issue. I’m a big fan of Sprouse’s polished style. Here are some of the interior pages…

Batman Return of Bruce Wayne

Batman Return of Bruce Wayne

For those of you not keeping track, Wayne is believed to be dead and his old sidekick, Dick Grayson, has assumed his cowl. He is struggling to reconcile his place in the Batman legacy — and also trying to deal with his grief, the new wild child wearing the Robin costume and, of course, all the madness that is Gotham City. Good stuff from the always interesting mind of Morrison.

Meanwhile, Wayne is in the past trying to get back to the future — which is the present. Got that? This issue goes on sale May 12. You can read more about this series over at the DC Comics’ The Source blog.

– Geoff Boucher

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