Psycho-Pirate will get his Multiversal hooks in Detective Comics #1051

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DC begins with the return of one of the Dark Knight’s most bizarre enemies, the master of multiversal madness known as the Psycho-Pirate.

Detective Comics # 1051 variant cover (Image credit: DC)

Additionally, Psycho-Pirate appears to have some nefarious ties to the recently built Arkham Tower, which could spell disaster for Huntress, which is hidden inside.

For those who don’t know, the newly built Arkham Tower was built to replace the fabled Arkham Asylum that was destroyed in the events of Infinite Frontier # 0.

However, if you can believe it, the building that inherited the name of one of the strangest and most haunted places in Gotham City holds some secrets. And judging by the ad for Detective Comics # 1051, it is the psycho-pirate’s “mind manipulation” that powers the dark forces in Arkham Tower.

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So who the hell is psycho pirate? He began his life as an obscure Golden Age villain before playing an odd role in the seminal event of the 1980s Crisis on Infinite Earthswho restarted the DC continuity as one of the few beings to remember the timeline of the original DC universe before it was overwritten.

Psycho-Pirate returned to Gotham City during the Batman run of writer Tom King’s “Rebirth” era, with “Rebirth” eventually leading into the current “Infinite Frontier” era, which has restored most of the continuity the Psycho-Pirate remembered from his lost timeline.

Psycho-Pirate was last seen (in a new costume) as the herald / right hand man of Darkseid in. seen Infinite limit # 6 . He was fired from Darkseid on the last few pages of the series for failing at his duties and was last seen fading and saying he was “needed in another incident” …

Image from Infinite Frontier # 6 (Image credit: DC)

Interestingly, the basic role of the character in the Director’s Cut changes in light of the events of the past year Dark Nights: Death Metal, all DC characters are starting to remember their past before and after the crisis.

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The psycho-pirate-centered main story of Detective Comics # 1051 was written by Mariko Tamaki with images by Max Raynor, with a back story by writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Fernando Blanco and covers by Irvin Rodriguez, Lee Bermejo and Jorge Fornes.

Detective Comics # 1051 gors on sale February 1st.

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