With another Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's time for a new DC Comics anthology to deliver readers tales of romance, betrayal, intrigue, and emotion -- all starring the beloved heroes of DC's Universe. Now fans can mark their calendars for the arrival of DC's Crimes of Passion this February.
It's an annual tradition, with last year's Mysteries of Love in Space giving fans a mixture of heartwarming and heartbreak. But this year, DC is giving fans a somewhat more relatable dose of drama, putting the spotlight on the romantic entanglements of of the street level DC heroes: Batman, Nightwing, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Slam Bradley, and more. Screen Rant has the exclusive reveal ahead of DC's February solicitations, with the talent assembled and first look at the (highly controversial?) cover art.
This Valentine's Day special one-shot will arrive on February 5th just in time for the holiday, bringing readers 10 tales told across 80 pages. The anthology will be calling upon current DC writers like Batman's James Tynion IV, Wonder Woman and Gotham City Monsters' Steve Orlando, The Infected: King Shazam's Sina Grace, as well as Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris), and more. There are always a few special guests as well, with actor and writer Jay Baruchel (This is The End, How to Train Your Dragon) spinning a story starring DC's greatest will they/won't they of all time, Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon. Check out the official cover art for DC's Crimes of Passion below:
The cover art is guaranteed to raise eyebrows -- not that any Catwoman fan would hold seducing Nightwing against her (pun absolutely intended). But fans need not worry about Crimes of Passion injecting bombshells relationships or romantic entanglements into the ongoing DC continuity. Lucky for Batman, these books are purely to get the romantic and sentimental juices flowing. Fans can check out the official solicitations details and plot synopsis below:
- DC's CRIMES OF PASSION #1
- Written by: James Tynion IV, Steve Orlando, Sina Grace, Jay Baruchel, Stephanie Phillips, and More
- Art by: Greg Smallwood, Riley Rossmo, Andi Tong, Mike Norton, Anthony Spay, and More
- Cover by: Yasmine Putri
- Passion. Betrayal. Murder. When you’re a private investigator, these are things you experience daily. But when you add capes to the mix—like Batman, Catwoman and Harley Quinn? Things get even messier. The name’s Slam Bradley and I’m telling you that this year’s Valentine’s Day special has more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. Ten tales of love—the kind of love that can push people over the edge. Don’t miss it...or I’ll make you pay.
DC's Crimes of Passion will arrive at your local comic book shop on February 5th, 2020. The 80-page prestige one-shot will retail for #9.99 USD.