Batman Doc Savage Special (Batman gun)This November the caped crusader trades in his utility belt for a gun belt in Batman/Doc Savage Special, a prologue to a 6-issue “pulp-influenced” miniseries by Brian Azzarello.

This won’t be the first time Batman has packed heat but that was before his mythos was fully established so it’ll be interesting to see how Azzarello squares a gun toting hero with the gunning down of his own parents.

And Batman’s gun won’t be the only thing cocked. In a 5-page preview available in… well,  just about every comic out this week, a very roguish-looking Batman is seen SMILING! (at a girl even)