|Batman: The Imposter|
|Publication date||October – December 2021|
|No. of issues||3|
|Written by||Mattson Tomlin|
Batman: The Imposter is an American comic book published by DC Comics under its Black Label imprint. The three-issue limited series, written by Mattson Tomlin and illustrated and lettered by Andrea Sorrentino, began publication on October 12 and concluded on December 14, 2021.
Batman: The Imposter was written by Mattson Tomlin and illustrated and lettered by Andrea Sorrentino, with colors by Jordie Bellaire. The limited series was officially announced by DC Comics as a title under the DC Black Label — an imprint designed to allow comic book writers to submit their own unique interpretations of traditional DC Universe (DCU) characters for a more mature audience. The three issues of Batman: The Imposter were released by DC Comics at monthly intervals, with the first being published on October 12, 2021, and the last on December 14. Batman: The Imposter was also published simultaneously in the following territories: Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. The three issues were collected into a hardcover edition of the series, which was published on February 22, 2022.
|#1||October 12, 2021|||
|#2||November 9, 2021|||
|#3||December 14, 2021|||
Reviewing Batman: The Imposter, Dustin Holland of Comic Book Resources described the life-like version of Batman featured in the series as "a refreshingly vulnerable vision of the Dark Knight". Holland also commented on how the brutal fight sequences increase the "human quality" of the comic book. At the end of his analysis, Holland wrote: "Batman: The Imposter kicks off the series with a bang and promises more thought-provoking, beautifully drawn excitement is to come". Chris Arrant of GamesRadar+ compared Batman: The Imposter to Batman: Year One, Gotham Central and Batman: Earth One, due to the realistic tone the series addresses, which is similar to the other three comics.
According to Comicscored.com, the series received generally favorable ratings, with a Comicscore Index of 73 based on 30 ratings from critics.