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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Batman Group Futures End September 2014 Solicits


July? Old news! August? Fuck August! Who needs August? September solicits are where it's at! Well, incomplete September solicits that is.

Yes, with regular July solicits due to hit in a couple of hours, DC has already given us a glimpse into the future (heh) with a first look at the September Futures End event tie-ins. Replacing their usual titles for a month, we'll get a series of one-shots set in or near the events of DC's next weekly series. Why are we getting these so early? Well, remember last time DC had 3D covers and botched up the ordering process? Well, perhaps two months advanced notice will help fix that this time around.

There's something you may realize with these solicits... None of them have creative teams (or covers) attached to them. Why's that? Well because I can guarantee you not even DC knows who is going to be writing and illustrating all these. When the event was announced, Dan Didio spat out the pipe-dream of many of the books having their usual creative teams tackle these tie-ins, but it's naive to believe so. Take for instance Capullo and the rest of the Batman art team taking a break after Zero Year ends, I doubt they'd be drawing the the Batman tie-in issue. So we'll probably get creative teams announced in two months, and I bet there'd be a number of changes from then to release as well! Still think it's weird that no names are attached, because retailers and fans do order based on creators they follow... soooooo, whatever?

Also, Batman Eternal will probably continue throughout September.

GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 3
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Branded a traitor, Dick Grayson has become the most powerful hero in the newly resurgent and dominant Mother Russia – and now, he must battle the Beast from the East in one final struggle for supremacy!


BATMAN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
It’s five years later and Bruce Wayne is using dangerous science to help him continue his war on crime. What is it, and what forced Bruce to resort to such extremes?


DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 3
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Batman takes his war on crime to the next level, but he needs the help of his greatest ally – The Riddler?!


BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 17
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
A new super beings seeks out Batman: a creature born of hate who the broken Bat may not last long against!


BATGIRL: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
It’s five years later, and Barbara Gordon has become Bête Noire – a.k.a. The Black Beast! Part Batman and part Bane, she leads a squad of female agents through the Gotham Underground!


BATWING: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 3
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Luke Fox has rejected his father, which leads him to rebuilding a more deadly and dangerous Leviathan!


BATMAN AND ROBIN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 17
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Bruce continues to feel the fallout from his extreme new crime fighting methods — is he ready to face the might of Heretic?


BIRDS OF PREY: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Free of Ra’s al Ghul’s control at last, Black Canary claims her rightful place as the head of the League of Assassins!


CATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 24
32 pg, FC • RATED T+
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Catwoman’s battle to be kingpin of crime in Gotham City takes an unexpected turn when Selina and Black Mask are revealed to be one and the same!


BATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 17
32 pg, FC • RATED T+
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Now a creature of the night, Batwoman turns against her former lover, Nocturna, in final, deadly conflict!


RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 17
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Red Hood rides solo in the future as he reveals hints to how the Outlaws and his partners Starfire and Arsenal parted ways and how that lead to Jason Todd’s new mission of retribution and brutal justice.


HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1
Advance solicit • On sale SEPTEMBER 24
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Harley and The Joker make it legal at last! Follow the happy couple to their secret honeymoon spot, where it’s literally till death do they part!

So there you have it, September's solicits. At the initial announcement, I was skeptical about even bothering to cover these issues, because Villains Month was a total waste of time in retrospect. I'm still undecided... Some of these sound weird in a good way, some weird in a bad. As we get closer to September I'll probably pick and choose which I'll read and cover, but as of right now, it's a bit hard to tell.

3 comments :

  1. Do you think the Batman tie in with "dangerous science" will connect the Synder's '27' story line from Detective 27?

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    1. I actually thought about that to myself the other week. I wouldn't be surprised, that is, if Snyder writes September's issues. But it seems like whatever that is sort of spans through out the other Batman books this month, so I equally wouldn't be surprised if Snyder sort of wants to hold on to that element himself.

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    2. I think it's much more likely to connect to Brother Eye and the future that Batman Beyond has been sent back to prevent. Old Bruce may, in effect, be trying to commit suicide by sending Terry back in time to kill Young Bruce before he can take whatever action leads to the Brother Eye future.

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