SPOILERS: Nightwing #25

Nightwing stories end up in two categories: 1. Dick has a new girlfriend or 2. Oh no, they broke up!

SPOILERS: Dark Days: The Casting #1

Oh don't mind me, just a retcon to the entire fabric of the DC Universe passing through.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #960

If you thought you'd avoid Metal prelude stuff, boy you're wrong!

SPOILERS: Batman #26

Mass murder fueled civil wars are better with friends.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Batman Group July 2017 Solicitations


The month before Metal. Dark Days wraps up and Batman gets a dose of Kite-Man. Other than that, comics are happening as usual. Top tier effort there, me.


DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss?
The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 12 • 40 pg, FC, card-stock cover, $4.99 US • RATED T+



ALL STAR BATMAN #12
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“THE FIRST ALLY” part three! When Batman discovers the truth about the man under the Nemesis mask, it could change everything between him and Alfred forever.
On sale JULY 12 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL #13
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art by CHRIS WILDGOOSE
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
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.
“BATS AND CATS”! When an innocent bystander close to Batgirl’s heart gets caught in between a feud between herself and Catwoman, what started as just another case could become direly important.
On sale JULY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #12
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.
“SOURCE CODE” part two! Oracle crossed half the criminal underworld in his early years—and now, he’s caused a black cat to cross the Birds of Prey’s path! Catwoman’s been waiting for a chance to get her claws on this guy for a while…but at this point, do the Birds even want to stand in her way?
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #26
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part two! The Riddler and The Joker escalate their bloody feud, and the villains of Gotham City are forced to choose sides or be caught in the crossfire! It’s up to Batman to push himself to the limit and keep innocent citizens out of harm’s way.
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #27
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Variant covers by TIM SALE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part three! The war has spread to every corner of Gotham City, and while Batman battles back the forces of Joker and Riddler, an unlikely criminal becomes the pivotal key to its potential resolution…but it could cost him everything.
On sale JULY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #5
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by STEPHANIE HANS
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” epilogue! In this special one-off issue with art by Stephanie Hans (Angela), learn the truth of what went down between Kate and Safiyah, which led to the future Batwoman having to leave Coryana for what she was sure would be forever!
On sale JULY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #960
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. “INTELLIGENCE” part three! With Zatanna joining the ranks of Batman’s allies, there shouldn’t be any foe the team can’t take on…but does that include their teammate Azrael himself, who just might be cracking up?
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #961
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“INTELLIGENCE” part four! Batman and Batwing have thrown every technological trick they have at the powerful A.I. that the order of St. Dumas dubbed Ascalon…now there’s nothing left to do but pray!
On sale JULY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #24
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA and MINKYU JUNG
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“BLOCKBUSTER” part three! Nightwing is trapped on a submarine, and in order to escape he must defeat the most lethal villains in the DCU, led by Tiger Shark! And if he can’t escape, Blockbuster will get what he wants: all of his criminal competition at the bottom of the sea, along with Nightwing!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #25
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA and MINKYU JUNG
Covers by PAUL RENAUD
Variant covers by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“BLOCKBUSTER” part four! In this special oversize issue, the boardwalk is the heart and soul of Blüdhaven, and Tiger Shark and Blockbuster are willing to kill each other and whoever else stands in their way to rule it. Nightwing has to find a way to stop them both or suffer a Blüdhaven ruled by crime!
On sale JULY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by CLAY MANN
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.
“THE LIFE OF BIZARRO” part one! Bizarro’s final days are upon us! As Red Hood and the Outlaws rush home to Gotham City in an effort to save Bizarro’s life, a new threat is unleashed in the form of Solomon Grundy! Can the Outlaws stop Grundy’s rampage without their most powerful member? Who unleashed the monster in the first place? And can Grundy defeated in time to save Bizarro from certain death? Find out in the start of a brand new adventure!
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #11
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 three! A terrible revelation sends Maps on a quest for answers at Wayne Manor! With Two-Face hot on their trail, Maps and Damian Wayne must work together to stop Olive’s rampage of destruction across Gotham City.
On sale JULY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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