SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #1

I feel confident in saying this is the best thing DC has put out in years.

SPOILERS: Batman #29

All the villains had dinner, and no one died. Successes?

SPOILERS: Nightwing #27

Hey look, it's a Spyral reunion.

SPOILERS: Batwoman #6

Turns out Batwoman joining the Colony isn't exactly what you'd think.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #962

Uh oh, Azrael has gone crazy again.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Batman Group September 2017 Solicitations


Biggish Month. Metal apparently double ships? Wonder if anyone told Greg Capullo? We're getting the October solicit too for some reason? Then there's a whole bunch of Metal One-shots starting that month, which I'm not sure how I'm going to cover, as I'm not in the business of giving myself more work here anymore. Though I probably will include the Suicide Squad and Teen Titans issues that crossover with Nightwing. We'll see!


DARK NIGHTS: METAL #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6 • $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER • RATED T+

DARK NIGHTS: METAL #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT, JIM LEE and JOHN ROMITA JR.
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Superman is pulled into the mystery of the Dark Multiverse while the Justice League follows the trail to a weapon that could keep the forces of the Dark Multiverse at bay!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6 • $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER • RATED T+



BATMAN #30
Written by TOM KING
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN” part two! In our second “War of Jokes and Riddles” interlude, it’s the making of a super-villain! He’s been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman—now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He’s lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.
On sale SEPTEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #31
Written by TOM KING
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Covers by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part five! It’s tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman’s gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers better than belly laughs?
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #28
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SPYRAL” finale! Mr. Minos has returned to hijack Nightwing’s brain and steal all his superhero secrets! Will Huntress and Nightwing be able to save every superhero in the world—or will Mr. Minos’ scheme shatter Nightwing’s mind beyond repair? who seems both foreign and familiar...
On sale SEPTEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #29
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! “GOTHAM RESISTANCE” part two! One vanquished foe gives way to another, even worse threat as this crucial tie-in to DC’s METAL continues! Hopelessly lost in a kingdom of snow and ice, our heroes are set upon by Mr. Freeze and his fearsome frost giants from the Dark Multiverse! But help arrives in the form of an at once foreign and familiar Dick Grayson…
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



ALL STAR BATMAN #14
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Backup story art by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Variant covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and 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” finale! In the final issue of Scott Snyder’s high-octane run on ALL STAR BATMAN, he and superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque put Batman to the ultimate test! Faced with either losing his future as Batman or the person he loves most, the Dark Knight must decide which ultimate price he is willing to pay.
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE



DETECTIVE COMICS #964
Written by JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTOPHER SEBELA
Art by CARMEN CARNERO
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Dystopia”! Anarky has shown Spoiler the world he’s built beneath Gotham City, which he plans to bring into the light…but she needs to know who helped him build it! And what’s more, this alliance has put Steph back on Batman’s radar…and now the two are on a collision course!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #965
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by EDDY BARROWS
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“A Lonely Place Of Living” part one! It’s the story you’ve demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL #15
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.
“Summer of Lies” part two! Just as Batgirl and Nightwing discover which villain from their past has returned, they realize something worse…it was all a trap! When everything they thought they knew comes crashing down, will they be able to confront their true feelings for each other?
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #14
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNS BENSON
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
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.
“Field Trip!” Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day…unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #7
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by BEN OLIVER
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
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.
“FEAR AND LOATHING” part one! When her father, Colonel Jacob Kane, realized that Kate would never become the soldier he wanted, he chose someone else to lead his secret paramilitary group, the Colony. That man—Colony Prime—hates nobody on Earth the way he hates Kate…and the feeling is mutual! So when the two of them are stranded in the Sahara Desert, heavily dosed with Scarecrow’s fear toxin, with no way to survive except to rely on each other…they might just choose death instead!
On sale SEPTEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #14
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by MIKE McKONE
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.
“Bizarro Reborn” part one! Bizarro is back and he’s better than ever! He’s stronger, he’s faster and now he’s a genius! As if that weren’t enough to deal with, things only get more complicated when the Outlaws find themselves in the crosshairs of the one and only Batwoman, who will stop at nothing to take down the infamous Red Hood!
On sale SEPTEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



NIGHTWING: NEW ORDER #2
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
Dick Grayson’s commitment to the Crusaders is put to the test after he learns a shocking secret about a member of his own family. Eager to keep the scandal as quiet as possible, Grayson turns to an old friend for some answers—and what he learns will alter his destiny forever.
On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

1 comment :

  1. In Batgirl and the Birds of Prey the text refers to curiously perceptive students. I have a feeling that means Helena is going to be teaching at Gotham Academy. After second semester finishes in August that would provide a way to keep the characters somewhat active.

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