SPOILERS: Detective Comics #957

Spoilers: The answer is a sanctimonious hypocrite.

Batman Group August 2017 Solicitations

Metal, metal, metal, metal, metal.

SPOILERS: The Flash #22

What if it's not Dr. Manhattan, but really Geoff Johns keeping all the good continuity to himself?

SPOILERS: Batman #23

This issue was worth it for the dry humor alone.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #3

There's a bad thing happening and Batwoman has to stop it. Imagine that?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Batman Group March 2017 Solicitations


March books just in, there's some differences in creative teams, but we're getting to that point with the double shipping where art switches were expected, by me at least. I think I read somewhere they're giving time to the Detective artists so they can operate on a Batman like process with David Finch and Mikel Janin switching arcs. Kenneth Rocafort is drawing a Red Hood issue... DC, pay that man. Then there's stuff like Batgirl getting an annual... let's see if I'll still be reading it by March.


ALL STAR BATMAN #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and MARK MORALES
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Hats and Bats”! Underestimate the Mad Hatter at your own peril. Batman takes on one of his most dangerous and deranged foes in a mind-bending tale from the powerhouse creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli!
On sale MARCH 8 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #18
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“I AM BANE” part three! Bane broke the bat before, but it wasn’t enough—now he’s going to break everyone else! Bane is coming, and no one is safe!
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #19
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and DANNY MIKI
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“I AM BANE” part four! Batman is losing…Bane is going to break him for good this time. The Dark Knight must turn to a very unlikely weapon to beat Bane once and for all!
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL #9
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art and cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE
Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SON OF THE PENGUIN” part three! Meeting your boyfriend’s parents is always stressful. But when by “parents” you mean “the Penguin” and by “meeting” you mean “punching in the face”…well then, you must be Batgirl! Babs gets to the bottom of Penguin’s involvement in Burnside and decides once and for all if Ethan is a hero or a villain.
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL ANNUAL #1
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by BENGAL
Batgirl and Supergirl must team up to break into Arkham Asylum! In this all-new Rebirth annual Batgirl must seek Supergirl’s help to solve a mystery that leads them to the heart of the most insane insane asylum there is! But what they discover—and who they discover—in Arkham will lead to a much, much bigger story!
On sale MARCH 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #8
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON
Art by ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Blackbird” part one! There’s something strange afoot in Gotham City—someone’s making promises to the world’s deadliest killers, offering them things well beyond the powers of a mortal human to provide! Unfortunately, Nightwing’s been caught in the crossfire and is badly hurt…good thing he’s not the exact person whose presence is most likely to make things weird between Batgirl and Huntress, right?
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #1
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
Blank variant cover
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
“The Many Arms Of Death” part one! At last—Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld…and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Coryana, and Batwoman will have to face up to the things she did in those days…and the people she left behind, some of whom would be happier to see her dead than alive!
Writer Marguerite Bennett (DC BOMBSHELLS) is joined by James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) and superstar artist Steve Epting (Captain America, Velvet) to present an epic Batwoman story that will alter the course of her life forever! This one’s unmissable!
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #952
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“League Of Shadows” part three! Batman’s team faces the League of Shadows, which believes in only one thing: complete and utter destruction! The League’s plan for the city is revealed…but can even that secret compare to the bombshell that is the identity of Cassandra Cain’s mother?
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #953
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“League Of Shadows” part four! Help arrives from a surprising—and unwanted—source…one of Batman’s greatest foes!
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



HARLEY QUINN #15
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by FRANK CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Red Meat” part two! Harley’s managed to carve out a kind of peace with New York’s corrupt mayor…but once she gets wind of his plans for the city’s homeless population, the deal is most definitely off!
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

HARLEY QUINN #16
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI and AMANDA CONNER
Art by KHARI EVANS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant cover by FRANK CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Red Meat” part three! Harley mixes it up with the mayor’s bloodthirsty secret weapons…and now she’s taking the fight straight to the steps of City Hall!
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+



NIGHTWING #16
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Hate is coming to Bl├╝dhaven, and it will tear Nightwing’s world apart! Try and keep up as Dick Grayson spans the globe to piece together clues and uncover the mystery of who wants Nightwing dead!
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #17
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and coves by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The first stop on Nightwing’s international quest brings him to Paris, where he must face off against his own great, great grandfather: the Talon known as William Cobb!
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by guest artist KENNETH ROCAFORT
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“WHO IS ARTEMIS?” prologue! As Red Hood and the Outlaws gear up for their journey to Bana-Mighdall, shocking secrets from Artemis’ past come to light! Who is this mysterious Amazon warrior? What is her relation to Wonder Woman? And what makes her quest for the Bow of Ra so personal? Answers to all this and more in a thrilling new adventure with your favorite band of misfits!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+



GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #7
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER, BECKY CLOONAN and KARL KERSCHL
Art by ADAM ARCHER, SANDRA HOPE and MSASSYK
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Retailers: This story was originally scheduled to run in issue #6.
You know you’re in trouble when Batman calls you to the principal’s office! To stop the new threat to the Academy, Detective Club must team up with the Dark Knight. Not even Batarangs, however, can stop the sting of betrayal.
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



MOTHER PANIC #5
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
While hunting a new target, Mother Panic may have found her first ally in the strange and enigmatic Pretty. But nothing involving Gather House is ever what it appears to be. Can Pretty really be trusted? And what exactly is going on in Violet Paige’s basement?
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

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