SPOILERS: Batman #12

I don't know if you know this, but Batman isn't exactly a happy guy.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #10

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

Stack Rundown, 12/4/2016

Here's an image of Batman looking at a dog. There you go.

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!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Batman Group April 2016 Solicitations


Woo boy... This is a confusing batch of solicits. Let's just get to the bulleted list of what's different this month.
  • The Detective team is still Tomasi and Pasarin, but they're also on Action Comics, so I'm betting something has to give there... Still not covering that book anymore.
  • Sandy Jarell is drawing Black Canary. 
  • Batgirl is written only by Brenden Fletch Eleanor Carlini. Probably a single issue thing, as I feel like I just saw tweets with Fletcher and Stewart talking about planning. And Batgirl is supposed to have some big story this year, so it makes sense to give Tarr some time off.
  • Grayson has a creative team of writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelley with art by Carmine di Giandomenico. I've tweeted at the regular creative team to see if I can get word about whether or not this is a short time thing. Don't know how to interpret this tweet from Lanzing. UPDATE: It's a temporary thing. Something big is coming from Seeley and King. No word on Janin yet.
  • Harley's Little Black Book will be illustrated by Joseph Michael Lisner, and it will co-star Zatanna.
  • John Timms is illustrating Harley Quinn while Chad Hardin is on break.
  • That Robin: Son of Batman solicit is actually the solicit for tomorrow's issue...
And that's it... a big WTF at that Grayson news. Please be short term, please be short term. Seeley's love for Morrison Bat mythology and Tom King's experience in the CIA made for the perfect writing combo all made pretty by Mikel Janin. God damn it, if they're off the title. God damn it.


BATMAN #51
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman has battled everything from the Court of Owls to Mr. Bloom to the Joker, but how does he handle a quiet night in Gotham City…?



DETECTIVE COMICS #51
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and SCOTT HANNA
On sale APRIL 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When Jim Gordon gets a call from his old Marine Corps friends, he sets off to their base to investigate a potential crime—and he’s bringing his Batman suit along, just in case.



BATGIRL #51
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by ELEANOR CARLINI
Cover by BABS TARR
On sale APRIL 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
After the events of issue #50, Barbara Gordon is at a crossroads in her life—will new horizons beckon her away from her home in Burnside?



CATWOMAN #51
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The Faceless Mask is an ancient and essential part of the history of the False Face Society...as well as the history of both Gotham City and Selina Kyle! So when the artifact resurfaces in the present day after countless generations, will a piece of Catwoman’s past long believed to be gone return with it?



GRAYSON #19
Written by JACKSON LANNING and COLLIN KELLY
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and DANNY MIKI
On sale APRIL 27 • 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’s the ultimate spy showdown! Civil war has broken out at Spyral, with Dick Grayson stuck in the middle. When true allegiances are revealed, which agents will be left standing—if any?



POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #4
Written by AMY CHU
Art and cover by CLAY MANN
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Catwoman and Poison Ivy—reunited! As the body count rises at the Gotham Botanical Gardens labs, Ivy needs Selina’s help to solve the puzzle...a mystery that seems to involve Ivy’s blossoming children!



HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #3
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
On sale APRIL 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The most ghost-filled mansion on Coney Island has been demolished—and unfortunately, every one of its spirits has decided that Harley’s hacienda is the hot new hangout to haunt! It sure is convenient, then, that Zatanna is currently booked at Big Tony’s cabaret show! It’s up to Harley and Zatanna to convince all of those ghosts to move on to the next world…but if you think Harley’s got problems now, just wait until you see the ectoplasmic baggage these specters are packing!



HARLEY QUINN #27
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale APRIL 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Harley’s known for her even temperament and economy of language—oh, we can’t even finish that sentence. Let’s face it: she’s crazy, and she talks too much. So what happens when she discovers a nemesis even more insane and more hyper-loquacious? It’s Harley vs. the unbelievable Retool!



GOTHAM ACADEMY #17
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER, FAITH ERIN HICKS, MICHAEL DIALYNAS and DAVID PETERSON
Art by ADAM ARCHER, FAITH ERIN HICKS, MICHAEL DIALYNIS, DAVID PETERSON and COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by MINGJUE HELEN CHEN
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s the final chapter of “Yearbook”! Maps and Olive now have the entire gang involved in putting together the perfect yearbook—but which story will come out on top? With art and story by Eisner Award winners Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Michael Dialynas (The Woods)!



ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN #11
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by RAMON BACHS
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Robin, Maya and Goliath must team up with an old foe to recover a relic from Damian’s past and keep the forces of evil at bay!



WE ARE ROBIN #11
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and DANNY MIKI
On sale APRIL 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Gotham City may be a place of violence, but it is also a place of heroes. With Smiley and the Jokers trying to take away everything the Robins hold dear, now’s the time for them demonstrate their value to their city—and to each other.


BLACK CANARY #11
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by SANDY JARRELL
Cover by ANNIE WU
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The true scope of what Dinah’s up against stands revealed—and it’s an infernal evil that’s out of this world! What did this sinister presence do to Dinah’s missing mother…and what horrible bargain has the mysterious white ninja made with it?



HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1
Written by FRANK TIERI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MAURICET
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by MAURICET
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones—they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!



HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Blank variant cover
1:50 B&W Sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 6 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can—which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.

3 comments :

  1. If Seeley and King are off Grayson permanently, I will be sad.

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  2. There was talk of a few books going twice a month, I wonder if Grayson could be one and this is the preparation!

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  3. Seeley's latest tweet makes it sound like Janin will be back as well.

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