Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 delves into the man who will one day retire Batman

The dark origin of Batman’s Future State adversary, Peacekeeper-01, will be explored in the upcoming one-shot Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 (opens in new tab)

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 will fill in the gaps from the Arkham Asylum guard readers met in March’s Infinite Frontier #0 (opens in new tab) to become the sinister superhero hunter named Peacekeeper-01 who rules Gotham City in the near-future storyline ‘Future State.’

Peacekeeper-01 is really Sean Mahoney, who following the attack on Arkham Asylum was enlisted for a new Gotham private security force. In one of his early missions however, he was dosed with the Scarecrow’s Fear Toxin which led him into a tailspin that has him going rogue from his organization – and running wild in Gotham City.

Check out this preview of Batman Secret Files: Peacemaker-01:

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Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 preview

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But unless there’s a twist in the story, we already know Peacekeeper-01 will takeover Gotham eventually as part of the organization known as the Magistrate. In the ‘Future State’ event, Peacekeeper-01 kills Batman – or so he thinks, as Bruce Wayne survived but decides to leave the mantle of Batman behind and instead become a vigilante known as the Dark Detective.

Future State’s Peacekeeper-01 is known to have a deep and personal hatred for Batman, so the seeds of that may become evident during this Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 one-shot.

James Tynion IV and Ed Brisson are co-writing Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01, with art by Joshua Hixson – who’s also drawing the upcoming Batman/Fortnite: Foundation.

Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 goes on sale on October 19 with a primary cover (and a variant) by Rafael Sarmento, along with an additional variant by Tyler Kirkham. Check those covers out here:

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Batman Secret Files: Peacekeeper-01 covers

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Peacekeeper-01 sounds like he has the makings to one day be one of our 50 greatest Batman villains. 

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