Stack Rundown, 11/27/2016

2016 takes something else from us, and this time it's Chew.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #945

The gift of Clayface, TAKE IT IN MAAAAAAAAAAN. (reference!)

SPOILERS: Batgirl #5

I could make a joke about memory and my feelings towards this arc, but that would be rude.

Batman Group February 2017 Solicitations

Batwoman returns to the world of having her own solo in February.

Stack Rundown, 11/20/2016

I'm pretty sure I got through this post without making one reference to wrestling.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Batman Group March 2015 Solicitations


So, a few things to talk about this month. First off, this will be the last solicitations post, until March, because my thoughts on Convergence can be summed up as "screw that noise." Speaking of Convergence, as I expected, quite a number of books got cancelled. Now, before the freakouts start, this basically confirms DC's going to be doing The New 52 Phase 2 in June, with a ton of new books... maybe they'll finally even drop the New 52 name! Do the cancellations effect the Batman books? You bet they do! Say goodbye to Batwoman, which has been on all sorts of declines of late, and Arkham Manor will be riding into the sunset, as many cynics predicted, that was a very limited time concept.

No major creative shake-ups to take note of, there will be a Batman and Robin annual as well is a Batwoman annual to truly wrap up the seres, then of course we've got the End Game tie-ins, so while DC is taking a two month break, they're definitely going out with a bunch of Gotham books, that's for sure.

Solicits after the jump.


BATMAN ETERNAL #48
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

BATMAN ETERNAL #49
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

BATMAN ETERNAL #50
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

BATMAN ETERNAL #51
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?

BATMAN ETERNAL #52
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by PAULO SIQUEIRA and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
1:50 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
Advance solicit • On sale APRIL 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
This month in BATMAN ETERNAL: The epic Bat-story over a year in the making comes to a stunning end! Gotham City is in flames! Villains are running wild in the streets! Bat-tech has been corrupted! And the mastermind behind it all has put a knife in Batman’s ribs! How will the Dark Knight put an end to this nightmare…and how will it shape the face of Gotham City to come?



BATMAN #40
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MARCH 25 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $5.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The finale of “Endgame” is here! Batman risks everything against The Joker! Who will laugh last?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BENGAL
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
One-shot • On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a mob of Jokerized madmen in Gotham City, and they’re determined to spread the virus into the world beyond… but they’re gonna have to get past Batgirl first! There are no words that can describe “The Battle For The Burnside Bridge”– you’ve got to see it to believe it!

ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by FELIX RUIZ
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
One-shot • On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
What do Batman’s villains do on the craziest night in Gotham City? And who will survive when the madness of Arkham Manor spills into the streets?

DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by ROGE ANTONIA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
One-shot • On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The city is overrun by Jokerized victims, but a small band of teenagers unites to take a stand. Their secret knowledge of Gotham City’s streets helps them survive, but will Batman take help from this young group of upstarts? And what could it mean for the future of the young heroes in Gotham City?

GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by KARL KERSCHL and others
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
One-shot • On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Gotham City has been overrun by craziness, and the power is out at Gotham Academy! But don’t worry. The kids are safely locked up, huddled around candles and flashlights and telling the Gotham City version of ghost stories: Joker stories! Meanwhile, a mysterious figure connected to the Academy’s past is patrolling the grounds with a crossbow, but who is it?



CATWOMAN #40
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by GARRY BROWN
Cover by JAE LEE
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
It’s the furious finale to “Family Business”! Will Selina remain the head of Gotham City’s criminal underworld, or return to her life as Catwoman? Will she even survive this battle long enough to make the choice for herself?



BATGIRL #40
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A decision Barbara made during her darkest days in Gotham City returns to haunt her! What was it? And how does it tie into the evil impostor Batgirl? Find out here!



BATMAN AND ROBIN #40
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Damian’s powers have been a source of concern to Batman – and it’s only a matter of time before he’s called up to the big leagues!



BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #3
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and GUILLERMO ORTEGO
Advance solicit • On sale APRIL 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
After a year that included death, resurrection and battles with the forces of Apokolips, it’s time for Batman and Robin to get back to basics both as father and son and partners in crimefighting. But have the events of the past year left too great a rift for them to bounce back from?



ARKHAM MANOR #6
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Batman discovers who’s been murdering the inmates of Arkham Manor, but how will he be able to bring him to justice if he’s trapped inside with them?



GOTHAM ACADEMY #6
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
1:25 Variant cover by BABS TARR
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Holy cow, it’s Taco Tuesday! Oh…and Olive battles Batman!



GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #5
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art and cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Jim Corrigan can’t keep The Spectre at bay any longer! Now he’s arrived to judge Gotham City for its many sins. Does anyone, even the Midnight Shift, stand a chance against Heaven’s blade?



GRAYSON #8
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Grayson is about to fly over this issue’s cliffhanger with no safety net! You won’t believe what happens!



DETECTIVE COMICS #40
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
1:25 Variant cover by JENNY FRISON
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Anarky rules! Can Batman save Gotham City from itself?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.



HARLEY QUINN #16
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
MOVIE POSTER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not a...whattaya call it? An imaginary story! This is where everything changes for Harley Quinn for more than forever! Introducing…The Gang of Harleys!



BATWOMAN #40
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by GEORGES JEANTY
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • FINAL ISSUE
Where will Batwoman’s adventure with her “anti-team,” The Unknowns take them? And what’s next for Kate Kane?



BATWOMAN ANNUAL #2
Written by MARK ANDREYKO
Art by GEORGES JEANTY and KARL STORY
Cover by GEORGES JEANTY
Advance solicit • On sale APRIL 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
How did Batwoman find herself in space fighting Morgan Le Fey? How did she find herself accompanied by allies as strange as Clayface, Ragman, Etrigan the Demon and her own sinister sister Red Alice?! All the answers are here in the final chapter of the Unknowns saga!

3 comments :

  1. Almost every DC book being cancelled is very predictable. Past time to trim the fat, that's for sure. Too bad it takes the two-month-long "event" Convergence to make it happen... Like you, I'm not sure what I'm going to do for those two months. Other than read new books by other publishers, I guess. Congrats, DC!

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  2. I'm curious why they didn't just call Arkham Manor a mini-series or something like that. I guess it's possible it's being cancelled for sales reasons, but they usually don't cancel books that quickly, and I would think they'd be especially reluctant to do that to a book starring Batman.

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    1. I read a tidbit today that claimed that Gerry Duggan is officially a "Marvel Exclusive" writer now. I don't know if that brought Arkham Manor to a premature end or not, but it seems like that part of the answer may lie in that situation. Of course, there's no reason it couldn't have continued with a different writer, so who knows for sure...?

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