The identity of the star of’ Future State: The Next Batman — a book about — has remained shrouded in mystery since . But now the comics publisher has pulled back the cowl to reveal Tim Fox, son of Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox, is the future of Batman.
The news was revealed alongside a new variant cover for Future State: The Next Batman #2, but you could say it’s been teased since August, whenindicated that . Ridley is joined on the book by .
“Featuring striking art by Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez,” DC said in a press release, “Gotham’s defender in this dystopian future is revealed as Tim (Jace) Fox, estranged son of Lucius Fox and brother to the former Batwing Luke Fox.”
DC notes that Tim made his comics debut in the pages of Batman #313 on April 10, 1979. And he’s recently returned to the Fox family fold in a story in September’s, which revealed how the Fox family reacted when Catwoman gave them nearly all of Bruce Wayne’s fortune.
DC’s Future State event will take over most of its publishing, to feature a slate of books imagining a potential future of the DC Universe, from a top notch stable of unexpected writers and artists. But there will still be some places to catch Tim’s Batman after Future State: The Next Batman wraps up. DC says he will also have an appearance in the publisher’s newest incarnation of the Batman: Black & White anthology series, in a story in which Tim will get his own sidekick.