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New city, same shade of gray... but not for a lack of trying.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Batman Group May 2014 Solicitations


Not a whole lot to note here. No major changes to any teams or anything, Nightwing is still cancelled... Zero Year... Yeah, nothing exactly shocking. To be honest, they're kind of dull.

Some general things to note: DC seems to not know what the fuck the Lobo situation is. Detective Comics' solicit sounds a lot like "Bruce Wayne: Murderer?" and she-who-shall-not-be-named is listed on Catwoman, but that's okay because we know some big changes are coming to the character and book soon.


BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



BATMAN ETERNAL #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the Dark Knight’s weekly series continues, Red Robin takes center stage in a major Gotham City mystery that has Harper and Cullen Row caught in the crosshairs!

BATMAN ETERNAL #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Something hellish is brewing in the tunnels under Arkham Asylum…and Batman’s going to need the help of The Demon to stop it!

BATMAN ETERNAL #7
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by EMANUEL SIMEONI
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
New players enter the gang war that’s setting Gotham City ablaze!

BATMAN ETERNAL #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by GUILLEM MARCH
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Is Stephanie Brown an assassination target?



BATMAN #31
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
The second chapter of “ZERO YEAR – SAVAGE CITY” reveals an entirely new Gotham City. Unraveling the mysteries set forth by the Riddler, Batman must learn to work with his new ally, Lieutenant Jim Gordon, and do whatever it takes to survive!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



DETECTIVE COMICS #31
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Death comes to Wayne Manor – and the number one suspect is Bruce Wayne! In order to solve this mystery, Batman’s investigations will lead him to the mysterious man known as Sumo!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



BATMAN AND FRANKENSTEIN #31
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“The Hunt for Robin” continues! Batman is on the trail of Ra’s al Ghul in the hope of recovering the stolen bodies of Damian and Talia. But when all leads grow cold, he’ll need to call in help – someone who can go where no Bat has gone before. This looks like a job for...Frankenstein?!



BATWOMAN #31
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The final battle between Batwoman and the Wolf Spider rages across Gotham City! What was hidden in the paintings, and why? A mystery that dates back almost a century is solved, but the danger has never been greater!



BATGIRL #31
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?



HARLEY QUINN #6
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Harley makes a new friend – and he happens to be a murderous cyborg who’s on a rampage in search of retribution! Fun!



BIRDS OF PREY #31
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In the aftermath of the battle between Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul, the Birds must decide what path they will take next – and whether they will take it all together. And who exactly are the Children of Eve?



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #31
Written by WIL PFEIFER
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and PAUL NEARY
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Outlaws come face to face with the bounty hunter calling himself Lobo, but no one’s who they appear to be as Red Hood and Starfire endeavor to save Arsenal from the Main Man.



BATWING #31
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batwing faces his most dangerous mission yet – traveling straight into the madness that is The Gotham Underground to put an end to those behind The Uprising! Will Batman, Incorporated be in the market for a new Batwing? Or is our hero ready to prove himself once and for all?

8 comments :

  1. I'm taking the lack of any mention of mourning Dick Grayson's loss as a good sign for Grayson fans.

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  2. It would be reflected in the covers or the description of some of these books. I'm feeling pretty confident he's gonna pull through Forever Evil un-crippled and alive. I just hope he is treated well in the fall out.

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    1. But when you look back to when they killed Damian off, none of the covers or solicits that spoiled his death were shown until Grant Morrison made the announcement that he would die in Inc #8. They even had a cover for Batman and Robin #18 that had Damian on it to throw people off. I really think Dicks's days are numbered.

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  3. Eh, isn't Dickie boy like the oldest comic character NOT to have died (and be brought back)? Supes, Batman, heck, even Spiderman and Captain America have died...and either brought back or being brought back. But has Dick Grayson ever "died" in his 50+ years in comics?

    What's that old comic saying "No one stays dead except for Bucky?" ....and then, they eventually brought Bucky back. So it's not like Short Pants will stay dead.

    But yes, DC could easily turn this into a "Original Robin, 50+ Year Old Comic Character KILLED!!!!" moment to make the big splash headline in the USA Today and New York Times. Kinda like how Marvel has done with the Spiderman death. Still, I wonder if they got the book sales jump from all the hoopla though?

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  4. How come these issues of Batgirl and Batwoman seem to have nothing to do with their respective annual issues that come out the month before?
    I think DC is only keeping Birds of Prey around because it's like their attempt of a series written for women by a woman. But Marx needs to go.
    Could the Children of Eve have anything to do with Eve Crawford aka Starling? Reboot this series yo!
    I thought they would jump right into a new series staring Dick, but I guess we'll have to wait to see him pop up in Batman Eternal maybe?

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    1. Half the time annuals are their own story, and the Batwoman Annual is specifically telling the story that was dropped when Williams and Blackman left.

      Everything about Birds of Prey I just don't give a shit about. The story sucks, the team sucks, it all just sucks and has no place in the New 52. Needs to end, let it rest, and reboot it when there's a meaningful reason for there to be a team called the Birds of Prey, because right now, there flat out isn't one.

      They're not going to say anything in regards to Dick Grayson until whatever happens with him in Forever Evil happens. Who knows, maybe we'll find out what that'll be in two weeks.

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    2. Good point about Batwoman, The solict for the Batgirl annual said it would be kicking off a new arc, so maybe they're just taking their time getting there?

      The Birds of Prey would have more of a purpose if the team featured characters who have more relevance to Batman and the city of Gotham. Currently, they're just a random team with at least two characters that nobody cares for. Also, they don't do much of their work in Gotham at all. Batwing was more tied to the Bat-family after his reboot. The Birds of Prey just need to have someone like Oracle and Huntress, who would bring them closer, and make them more useful, to Batman's fight.

      As for Dick, I really want to find out who the blonde guy is in that Thanksgiving "Batman: Eternal" pic.

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