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Monday, November 16, 2015

Batman Group February 2016 Solicitations


So, some creative news... Well, not much really. Yanick Paquette will be illustrating Batman #49, as I can almost guarantee we'll get an extra sized #50 which might be Capello's last for the foreseeable future. Fernando Pasarin is on Detective, which I'm not happy about... Hate how he draws Batman's cowl. What else? Harley Quinn don't give a crap about continuity apparently. That's not the Robin cover for February (actually, it's this month's), and in outside of Gotham news, Tim Seeley is taking over New Suicide Squad.

I've said it countless times, especially with the movie coming out, DC really needed to kick that book in the ass, because from what I read, it wasn't anything special and boy did it not look like anything special either. I've always said Suicide Squad needs a writer with an edge and a unique voice for all those characters, and I can't think of a better character writer currently at DC other than Seeley. He just nails it with every character he uses. I remember back when I was reading Hack/Slash and Revival had just started, he released a one-shot in Legends of the Dark Knight and I went "man, he should be writing more at DC." Yep, I'm pretty happy with the outcome, some odd years later. So yeah, I'm real excited about that book now.

On to the solicits!


BLACK CANARY #9
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by ANNIE WU
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Black Canary barely escaped the army of martial artists who abducted her to a mysterious battleground! Unfortunately, they've followed her right back to Gotham City…but Batgirl owes her a favor or two!



POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #2
Written by AMY CHU
Art and cover by CLAY MANN
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Murder in the lab! As the police investigate the death of her mentor, Dr. Pamela Isley suspects poisoning! But by whom, and why? Before the cops suspect her alter ego, Poison Ivy, Pam needs to find the true murderer. Meanwhile, her DNA experiments are about to pay off!



BATMAN #49
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It is time. Bruce Wayne has reclaimed his true past as Batman. Now he must descend into the cave and face what he once was. Can he truly leave behind a life free from the pain and anguish of the Bat? Can he plunge once more into the madness and purpose that once consumed him? In this special, thrilling issue, watch as the fate of Bruce Wayne, and Batman, is decided once and for all.



BATGIRL #49
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER and CAMERON STEWART
Art and cover by BABS TARR
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
To unravel the secret of Batgirl’s bizarre new nemesis, her friends must travel to strange and uncharted territory: the inside of Barbara Gordon’s spectacular mind!



BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #18
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by ED BRISSON
Art by SCOT EATON and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #19
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #20
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL #21
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Everything that can go wrong does in both the past and the present! Batman spent years believing Mother was dead…and when you see their blood-soaked confrontation, you’ll know why! Now that she’s returned in the modern day, Batman’s allies will find themselves under siege from a world-destroying weapon they never saw coming! And on top of everything…Harper Row learns a devastating secret that will change her life forever—and potentially make her the most dangerous foe the Robins have ever faced!



CATWOMAN #49
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Catwoman’s been on the run before, but now it’s not just the cops that are on her tail! With a bounty on her head, it seems like every member of the New York underground is gunning for her…and that includes some familiar faces from Gotham City! When sometime allies Batgirl and Killer Croc decide to get in on the chase, Catwoman might be all out of tricks.



DETECTIVE COMICS #49
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Caught up in an cold case from his days on the force, James Gordon grapples with the new freedom he has as Batman to investigate the crimes of Gotham City…and the slippery slope that this freedom can be. Does the system he’s believed in all this time still work? Or is it the only thing he has left to hold on to?



GOTHAM ACADEMY #15
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER, BECKY CLOONAN, KARL KERSCHL, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, EDUARDO MEDEIROS and others
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, COLLEEN COOVER, EDUARDO MEDEIROS, HELEN MINGJUE CHEN and others
Cover by HELEN MINGJUE CHEN
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s part two of “Gotham Academy Yearbook”! This month we have more stories of the gang’s past and present shenanigans by some of the best names in comics. Detective Club, Scarecrow attacks, and water polo fights are just the beginning for another amazing issue!



GRAYSON #17
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Agent 37 has run out of allies to turn to in his fight against Spyral. His only choice is to go even deeper into the shadows and recruit a team of spies that will help him challenge the monster that Spyral has become since his former friends Tiger and Helena took over the organization.



HARLEY QUINN #25
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by CHAD HARDIN
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
At long last, it’s Harley Quinn and The Joker, face-to-face! The life of Harley’s new love, Mason Macabre, is in the Joker’s hands…but can he or Harley survive another round of The Joker’s twisted mind games?



HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by JOHN TIMMS
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Guest-starring Green Lantern! Black and red are kind of Harley Quinn’s thing…so when the most unique power ring in the universe crosses her path, she has no choice but to put it on, right? Unfortunately for Harley—and everyone else—this hybrid ring is fueled by rage and death…and things are gonna get out of hand very quickly!



ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN #9
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Damian and Goliath are reunited! Criminals, thugs, villains—and everyone else—better beware! The fur is going to fly in Gotham City as Damian tries to keep the collateral damage from Goliath’s return to a minimum!



WE ARE ROBIN #9
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Jokers are growing in power while the Robins remain divided on how—or if—they should respond. While Dre tracks Smiley and his gang, Dax tries to reach out to Izzy. But with Duke and Riko out of the game, will their team mean anything once the Jokers’ plans unfold?

8 comments :

  1. I too am ecstatic that Seeley is getting a chance to write a book like Suicide Squad. The "team of misfits" idea (Suicide Squad, Secret Six) when handled by a good writer can be a ton of fun. Suicide Squad has a lot of characters that I can see Seeley doing fun things with. I haven't read the title in years (certainly not during the New 52), but I'm a Seeley fanboy, so I'll be picking this up for sure.

    Now if DC could get the Green Arrow book in order; it hasn't been interesting since Lemire and Sorrentino jumped to Marvel...

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  2. Suicide Squad should be the easiest DC book to write. You should be able to pick obscure villains, build them up into an interesting character, murder them in the face, then repeat. It should be a book where anything could happen bc the writer does not have to worry about "returning the toys to the toybox" when they are done.
    Also couldn't agree more regarding Green Arrow....went from a top 2 book to garbage... Green Arrow is becoming a werewolf????? That is the best you can come up with????

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  3. Are you still holding out for Seeley on Catwoman, or is Catwoman basically treading water until it gets cancelled in May?

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  4. I'm an instant sell for Seeley Squad. That's the most maximized damage he can do with the most interesting characters in the corner that needs it the most. And Ferreyra is no slouch, either. I wouldn't call Seeley's devotion to continuing Morrison threads slavish, but he's definitely a guy who respects what's come before, so I expect he'll have been reading the heck out of Ostrander & Yale lately, with maybe a dash of Rucka Checkmate or Simone crossover material to get prepped. But even so he's not a guy lacking for cool new ways ideas for utilizing characters in those kinds of stories. I'm itching to see how he handles Harley.

    That news made my day. I'm interested in the prospect of Pak on Teen Titans as well, but it's N52 Titans, so like, mitigated interest, not sheer enthusiasm.

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  5. So, Joker's back and Bruce is back. Interesting.

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    1. It's Harley Quinn, that book gives no shits about continuity.

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  6. Man, I'm scared about Gotham Academy possibly ending. That arc screams final.

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