Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, and more The Batman stars to be featured in March covers for DC comic books

Batman: The Knight #3 variant cover
Batman: The Knight #3 variant cover (Image credit: Rafael Albuquerque (DC))

DC's Dark Knight will enter a new cinematic era with the March 2022 debut of The Batman film - and DC is stepping up to celebrate the Robert Pattinson-led relaunch.

The Batman poster (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

DC has enlisted nine artists to draw The Batman-inspired illustrations to be used as variant covers in most of the major Batman and Bat-adjacent books for the month of March.

And they're not just drawing Pattinson's Batman in these variant covers; there's also Zoë Kravitz's Catwoman, Paul Dano's RIddler, and Jeffrey Wright's James Gordon.

Here's a list of the planned The Batman variant covers, along with when they're scheduled to arrive:

  • March 1: Batman #121 by Lee Bermejo
  • March 1: Batman: Killing Time #1 (of 6) by Carlos D'Anda
  • March 8: Detective Comics #1056 by Puppeteer Lee
  • March 8: Batgirls #4 by Jonboy Meyers
  • March 15: Justice League #74 by Ben Oliver
  • March 15: Nightwing #90 by Riccardo Federici
  • March 15: Batman: The Knight #3 (of 10) by Rafael Albuquerque
  • March 15: Catwoman #41 by Jenny Frison
  • March 22: Harley Quinn #13 by Simone Bianchi

Take a look at them all here:

Reminder - as these are variant covers, they won't be sold digitally but are exclusive to printed comic books and generally rarer than the issue's primary cover version. So call ahead to your local stores to reserve your copy.

We're still waiting to see if a comic book/graphic novel adaptation of The Batman will be forthcoming, but DC is doing a collection of three major comics which are said to have inspired the upcoming film. Read all about the comics that inspired The Batman here.

The Batman opens in North American theaters on March 4.

Get everything you need to know about this upcoming film with our guide to The Batman

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)