SPOILERS: Dark Nights: Metal #3

SPOILERS: It goes bad for all involved, again.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #966

Tim is back, also, Tim is back too!

SPOILERS: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15

This book always seems to do things that I liked but is weighed down by a bunch of little dumb things.

SPOILERS: Red Hood and the Outlaws #15

Heroes fighting heroes for no reason... everyone's favorite!

SPOILERS: Batman #32

God, I really want to see what the Batman Wedding Special #1 would be like.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Batman Group December 2017 Solicitations


Merry Christmas! Things seem to be going poorly for Batman. Uh-oh. Also, Metal is shipping in January instead?


DARK NIGHTS: METAL #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Variant covers by TONY S. DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT and JIM LEE
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness—somewhere. But…what if there’s not?
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER • RATED T+



BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK
Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
As Bruce Wayne fulfills his corporate duties at Wayne Industries, Duke Thomas (a.k.a. the Signal) embraces his role as Gotham City’s daytime protector while battling a deadly new rogues gallery. Could these teenage villains be connected to the recent metahuman population boom in the Narrows? To find out, the Signal must learn to work with a different kind of ally…the GCPD!
On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T+



BATGIRL #18
Written by HOPE LARSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
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.
It’s the holiday season in Burnside, and everyone is getting into the spirit…including Harley Quinn! After the maid of mischief infects Barbara Gordon’s company party with a killer virus, Batgirl must embark on a wild-goose chase around the city to find a cure. The clock’s ticking—will our hero save the day in time?
On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #36
Written by TOM KING
Art and covers by CLAY MANN
Variant covers by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SUPERFRIENDS” part one! Batman and Superman. For so many years they’ve fought together for justice. Sometimes, they’ve even fought each other. Now, from the creators who broke your heart in “The Ballad of Kite Man” comes a look at how the flaws of each frightens the other and how the hope in each inspires the other. Don’t miss this two-part event that everyone will be talking about as the relationship between these two men is forever changed.
On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #37

Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by CLAY MANN
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SUPERFRIENDS” part two! The stunning conclusion to the two-part story. Torn apart by betrayal, Batman and Superman try to find a way back to friendship, to trust. Both understand that the future of the DCU depends on this relationship; both understand that without the help of the other, their lives will fall apart. And yet, one is still the spoiled rich boy, and the other is still the naive farm boy. Men from two worlds confront each other and try to see the hope behind the madness.
On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #17
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.
“MANSLAUGHTER” finale! A mysterious plague has infected all the men in Gotham City! The Birds of Prey have united the city’s female heroes to stop whoever’s behind this manfluenza, but even their combined might may not be enough to defeat the Daughters of Gotham and their mysterious leader, Patient Zero. They’ll have to act quickly if they want to save Batman and the men of Gotham before they succumb and the virus spreads far beyond the city limits.
On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #10
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
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.
“Home Horrors” part one! After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Geneva, the site of her most brutal losses and memories. As the clock begins to tick on a new cycle of violence, Kate must overcome her haunted past to ensure her terrorist foes don’t begin the new year with a bang!
On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #3
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Tragedy strikes, and the Bat-family face the fight of their lives against an army of super-villains and waning public support. A new discovery reinforces Jack’s plot to jeopardize the Dark Knight’s standing in Gotham City, and Harley’s obsession with The Joker reaches a new height—and threatens to change the game for good!
On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #970
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Fall of the Batmen” part two! Spoiler and the team still have unfinished business to resolve...and unfortunately for everyone, the Victim Syndicate feels the same way!
On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #971
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Fall of the Batmen” part three! With the Victim Syndicate on the move and Clayface on the edge, the team faces a crossroads—but Batwoman believes she knows the way forward! The trick is...does Batman agree?
On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #34
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“RAPTOR’S REVENGE” finale! With Nightwing injured, Raptor attempts to turn the citizens of Blüdhaven into monsters. It will take everything Nightwing has to stop Raptor. Will his rocky alliance with Blockbuster stand long enough to take down Raptor, or will Nightwing be forced to take down his two greatest foes alone?
On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #35
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant cover by CASEY JONES
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE UNTOUCHABLE: HUNTERS!” Nightwing finally feels like he’s got his life in Blüdhaven under control. But the one thing he wasn’t expecting was for a case from his past in Gotham City to rear its head here—a murderer he never set eyes on, but whose unmistakable signature has arrived in his new city! How many people will die before he’s stopped this time? Or worse than that...what if Dick can’t stop him? Incoming creative team Sam Humphries and Bernard Chang kick off a story that will take Nightwing back to his days as Robin and force him to question his future as well!
On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #5
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
After a stunning revelation about the nature of Jake’s powers, the former Titans head to Metropolis to join forces with the one person who they believe they can restore the world’s superpowers—the depowered Superman! Caught between his old friends and the new order he created, Dick Grayson refuses to let his son become a weapon for either side…but is it even his choice anymore? How far will Dick go to protect his son?
On sale DECEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DEXTER SOY
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 four! Meet the newest reluctant members of the Suicide Squad—Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro! The Outlaws are forced to join Harley, Deadshot and the rest of the Squad for a mission to the Arctic. If the cold doesn’t kill them, and they don’t kill each other, what’s hiding in the wreckage of the Colony will definitely finish the job!
On sale DECEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

6 comments :

  1. Really wish Panosian was doing the interiors for Batwoman and not just the cover...

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  2. Wait... the main Batman book has a story that's only TWO parts?! But how are you going to collect that in a trade, DC?

    (I know, there was that Swamp Thing one-and-done.)

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  3. They've been advanced soliciting (can I get a grammar check on that) all the issues of Metal. #4 comes out in Dec. but is in the Nov. solicits, Batman Lost comes out in Nov., etc.

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  4. The advance solicits may have something to do with printing requirements? DC is probably trying to keep the print runs real tight and not overprint so they're pushing back the initial order date.

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    1. You may be right. Aren't all the covers some foil print? (I've literally no idea, I read digitally)

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    2. I'm not sure how technical they are to make, but the metal covers are cardstock and have an embossed "Metal" title font covered in some type of foil. And there's usually some other part that is glossy and metallic looking.

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