It doesn't happen often, but I always appreciate those rare stories where Batman leaves Gotham City and makes his way to the American South. It's one of the reasons that Justice League of America #200 will always hold a special place in my heart, because he doesn't just go to the south, he goes to the swamps of my home state of South Carolina --- which look an awful lot like the ones I used to drive through on my way to the comic book store.

All of which is to say that I was ready to love All Star Batman #8, by Scott Snyder and Giuseppe Camuncoli, before I even saw the first page --- and then it got better. No, Batman doesn't head to the Carolinas to settle the mustard-based vs. vinegar-based barbecue debate once and for all, but he does head to the Mississippi Delta on the trail of a crime, and then ends up clocking someone in the friggin' face with a robot flamingo, and then delivers one of the best Batman Family lines of all time.

Check it out for yourself with a preview below!

 

All Star Batman #8, DC Comics
All Star Batman #8, DC Comics
All Star Batman #8, DC Comics
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All Star Batman #8, DC Comics
All Star Batman #8, DC Comics
All Star Batman #8, DC Comics

 

ALL-STAR BATMAN #8

Written by SCOTT SNYDER—Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and MARK MORALES—Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI—Variant cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI—Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

“Hats and Bats”! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!

On sale MARCH 8 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T