SPOILERS: Batman #31

Kite Man, still the answer to everything!

SPOILERS: Nightwing #29

I still stand by my desire for more issues of this crossover

SPOILERS: Batman: The Red Death #1

...I might end up reading (and enjoying) every tie-in to this event, if this is any indication of the quality.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #7

I feel like this book could be better...

Batman Group: December 2017 Solicitations

Times are a'changing in Bludhaven.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Batman Group May 2017 Solicitations


Some stuff this May: Rafael Albuqurque is on All-Star Batman, which I feel we knew, but just this weekend Snyder was on Twitter like "Current arc then big one from Sean Murphy." Sooo... ??? Looks like a one off issue of Detective featuring Stephanie Brown in her new direction which I find the idea of annoying. At least Batgirl's new boyfriend sounds adversarial by the end.


ALL STAR BATMAN #10
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“The First Ally” part one! When the Dark Knight is taken down by a new enemy whose attacks he cannot counter, he uncovers a plot spanning generations…whose mastermind might be one of his closest allies! But who is the First Ally?
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL #11
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art and cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE and JON LAM
Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“Son of Penguin” finale! Batgirl races to free Burnside from Ethan’s plot…but has Burnside already changed too much to be saved? Even if she manages to save the day, will Barbara ever be able to truly go home again?
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #10
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. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“Blackbird” finale! The Birds now know how the mysterious new metahuman known as Blackbird has turned also-rans into dangerous killers…but what’s her endgame? And are they prepared for the terrible secret of what her powers can really do?
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #23
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. Please note that BATMAN #22 was solicited outside the Previews Order Form. It is available for advance reorder under item codes NOV169205—NOV169207.
“AFTERMATH”! In the wake of Bane’s attack, Batman must face the destruction left behind and follow through on his promises to Gotham Girl and Catwoman by making the most crushing sacrifices yet.
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #3
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant cover by J.G. JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“The Many Arms Of Death” part three! Batwoman’s identified the cancer spreading through the lawless nation of Coryana, but to fight back, she’s going to need an army…and the only soldiers at hand belong to the island’s deadly warlords and gang leaders! Can Kate rally every one of these cutthroats to a common cause? Or will Coryana collapse into the same wretched hive of scum and villainy it’s always been? The fate of one of Kate’s greatest loves hangs in the balance…
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #956
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by MARCIO TAKARA • 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” finale! It’s all out war against the single most ruthless villain Batman’s ever faced: Lady Shiva and her army of nihilistic killers! But at least one member of the team might wind up swallowed whole by the darkness of the League…
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #957
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE and JAMES TYION IV
Art by CARMEN CARNERO
Cover by ALVARO MARTINEZ
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“The Wrath Of Spoiler”! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned—but she refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it’s all on her…and a very unlikely ally!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #20
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.
“NIGHTWING MUST DIE” finale! Very few villains have ever broken Batman—but the man who’s been tormenting Nightwing is one of them! Why has he chosen Nightwing, and not Batman, to serve him in the dark new world he sees coming?
On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #21
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MARCUS TO
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“BLOCKBUSTER” part one! After years of living in the shadows of others and traveling the globe, Nightwing has found a purpose and a city to call his own in Blüdhaven. Now, Blüdhaven’s prodigal son, Blockbuster, returns to reclaim his city and dispose of Nightwing by any means necessary.
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“Who is Artemis?” part two! After getting shot out of the sky by the Bow of Ra, the Dark Trinity finds itself stranded and separated in the war-torn country of Qurac. While Artemis squares off against her long-forgotten foe responsible for the Bow of Ra’s disappearance, Bizarro comes across a group of innocent refugees looking for a savior. Meanwhile, Red Hood faces a crisis of conscience when he’s forced to relive the trauma of his own death and comes face to face with his greatest enemy—himself!
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #9
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER, BECKY CLOONAN and KARL KERSCHL
Art by ADAM ARCHER, MSASSYK and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
“The Ballad of Olive Silverlock” part one! With alliances irrevocably shifted, the loyalty of the Detective Club undergoes its most crucial test. The time has come to leave school behind and fight for each other and the city they love.
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



MOTHER PANIC #7
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art and cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Backup story written by JIM KRUEGER
Backup story art by PHIL HESTER
Variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A life Mother Panic once saved is again struck by tragedy, causing her to take a deeper look at her mission of revenge and her role in Gotham City. And with the shadow of the Bat looming ever closer, she may not have much time to decide where she stands!
And don’t miss chapter seven of the backup story, “Gotham Radio”!
On sale MAY 24• 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

6 comments :

  1. I really, really hope that Cass is not leaving Detective. It would be a really bad pattern if a member left after each arc. Fist Tim, then Stephanie.

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  2. The Batgirl comic and Birds of Prey comic needs a complete creative change those books are bad and their not even in the top 100 anymore.

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    1. I think the Birds is a tad better than Batgirl.

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    1. Issue 22 was solicited last month for some reason.

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  4. Actually, Snyder said there'd be an arc in between the current arc and the one with Sean Murphy, so that's what "The First Ally" is.

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