SPOILERS: Batman #36

Tom King and company have been on fucking fire lately.

SPOILERS: Batman: White Knight #3

Batman loses his moral compass, Joker finds his. This should be fun.

SPOILERS: Nightwing #34

Yeah, I'm sad Tim Seeley is leaving too.

SPOILERS: Batman Annual #2

So many emotions for only so many pages.

SPOILERS: Detective Comics #969

Oh geez, these guys again.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Batman Group February 2018 Solicitations


Metal is over! Or will be over, and my number of books will thus decrease... even though it has been steadily. Batwoman, Batgirl, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, boy do I think those books aren't very good, which is unfortunate, but based on these solicits, doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.


DARK NIGHTS: METAL #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
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.
All roads lead…to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC’s cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide—and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably changed!
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale MARCH 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • FOIL-STAMPED COVER • RATED T+



BATGIRL #20
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.
As the temperature drops even lower, Batgirl feels the pressure to find the maniac behind the worst blizzard that Gotham has seen in years! All signs point to the city’s latest villain turned hero: the Penguin. Could his efforts to help be a front for a greater crime in the making? What does his brilliant yet corrupt son, Black Sun, have to do with it? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to our wintry tale!
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #19
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON
Art by ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
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.
“Full Circle” part one! In addition to her vigilante life as Batgirl, Barbara Gordon also fought crime behind the scenes as Oracle. Now she’s taking it one step further—working to stop crimes before they happen. Her first target? Bringing down the Calculator’s intricate network of super-villains. Huntress and Black Canary are concerned she might be going too far, and it could put them all in the crosshairs when a new evildoer arrives to settle the score on behalf of the Calculator.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #40
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JOELLE JONES
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SUPERFRIENDS” part four! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does, the universe itself begins to crumble. The conclusion of Batman’s team-up with Wonder Woman.
On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #41
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“EVERYONE LOVES IVY” part one! Mikel Janin returns to BATMAN for a brand-new epic! Pamela Isley’s influence can spread as far as vegetation will allow, putting the whole world at her fingertips. Can Batman and Catwoman stand their ground against an entire planet of Poison Ivys?
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5
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.
Jack’s mind and body begin to betray him as he prepares for an inevitable showdown with Batman, and Bruce himself struggles to keep his team united. As the game gets tougher, Batman seeks counsel from a shocking source—and after Wayne Manor is infiltrated, a car chase for the ages aims to curb Napier’s supercriminal crew once and for all.
On sale FEBRUARY 7 •32 pg, FC, 5 of 8 • $3.99 US • RATED T+



BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK
Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
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!
RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T+



BATWOMAN #12
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.
After her deadly trip around the world hunting the infamous Many Arms of Death, Batwoman returns to Brussels, 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! Don’t miss the issue we’ve been building to all year, with a twist no one saw coming!
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+



DETECTIVE COMICS #974
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“KNIGHT’S FALL”! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #975
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE TRIAL OF BATWOMAN”! In a 30-page anniversary story, Batwoman faces scrutiny from Batman and Red Robin but stands up for her actions. Will Batman allow her to continue bearing his symbol after everything she has done?
On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #38
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE UNTOUCHABLE—INFILTRATION”! Another day in Bl├╝dhaven, another death tied to the Judge of all Creation. The clues lead Nightwing to Guppy, who was there when the first murder occurred. If Nightwing can’t stop the Judge, maybe Dick Grayson can.
On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

NIGHTWING #39
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art and cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE UNTOUCHABLE—FACE OFF”! In a flashback issue with art by Phil Jimenez, witness the second early encounter between Nightwing and the Judge, when Dick Grayson was a college student and a Teen Titan—a meeting that haunts him still.
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
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.
“Date Night”! By day, Artemis and Red Hood are teammates, but tonight they’re going out on their first date. Tonight they’re leaving Crime Alley behind and sampling the finer things Gotham City has to offer, including a surprise visit to the Batcave! With his friends gone for the night, how will Bizarro spend his free time? And what’s the deal with Artemis’ warning from last issue? Answers will definitely be revealed.
On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

1 comment :

  1. Man, it sucks that you dropped Batwoman. The latest issue was by far the best in this run, and I think it's going to end up playing a big role in what's going to happen soon in Detective.

    But then again, I've loved the entire series so far, so what do I know?

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