DC Comics has announced Batman #682 and #683 will tie-in to the events of Final Crisis.  The Last Rites storyline will be written by Grant Morrison, and follow the events following Final Crisis #2.  Likewise, Batman #683 will lead right into Final Crisis #6.  There’s a lot of back and forth going on, and if your head is spinning, you’re not alone.

Both BATMAN issues feature FINAL CRISIS and “Last Rites” branding on their covers.

BATMAN #682 (SEP080111) is available for reorder and is set to arrive in stores on December 3.

BATMAN #683 (SEP080113) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 24.

FINAL CRISIS #6 (SEP080099) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 14.

via DC Comics

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  1. December 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm — Reply

    Hmmm…I thought Denny O’Neil was doing a guest arc on 682-683. All of this reaks fo re-writes.

  2. Graciela
    December 2, 2008 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    O’Neil is doing Detective Comics #851 and Batman #684.

    I’m really hoping that Batman #682 and #683 offer up more answers and actually bridge the events of FC. Overall, I do look forward to seeing how it all wraps up. That is, hoping that it does indeed wrap up.

  3. Roy
    December 2, 2008 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    Wait, didn’t Bruce just “die” in the last issue of the Black Hand arc?

    I’m confused.

  4. Gaiman and Robin
    December 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm — Reply

    OK, confused now. Whatever happened to Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

  5. Brother129
    December 2, 2008 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    Try not to think about this stuff too hard. It’s obvious the editors and writers haven’t.

  6. ~wyntermute~
    December 2, 2008 at 10:55 pm — Reply

    I so officially give up. “Evil wins”? No. Confusion does.

  7. December 3, 2008 at 12:41 am — Reply

    I can’t wait until all the Black Hand and Final Crisis poopy is over with so we can just go back to regular Batman stories. If he’s going to die, then die already. If not? Then let’s move on. Everybody already knows that nobody in DC Comics ever stays dead. Come on now…

  8. Adriana
    January 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    superman carries a skeleton of a batman in the page 32 of the final crisis 6
    is this anything right?
    killing a major character…? to kill all the fans…? and make them stop buying your magazines????
    really stupid!

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