Monday, March 19, 2018

Batman Group June 2018 Solicitations


This is a weird set of solicits, because it's a known fact that there's some more news coming as early as this week. A lot of books seem to be throwing creators around just to fill in the gaps, like Batgirl has a new writer this month, but also Green Arrow does too after just having a new team on it. Seems like there's a lot of buying of time just to make things line up.

Some other stuff to look forward to... I guess pay attention to this week and WonderCon. James Tynion has said you'll find out where everyone in his Tec run ends up soon and (this isn't necesssarily related) there will be news about stuff this week. Joshua Williamson and Stjepan Sejic are doing a book together that isn't Flash. Snyder and King have both apparently talked up WonderCon. So we'll see where things land after this weekend I guess.

Also, jesus christ that fucking Bizarro story line in Red Hood is still going on.


BATGIRL #24
Written by SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
After narrowly escaping the mazes of her own mind, Batgirl swings back into action to help Jacob Cesaro, an old classmate who has recently made some bad life decisions. Little does she know he’s now Two-Face’s latest recruit—and the key to his plans to take over the city! But Jacob’s not in it for the money and power promised by one of Gotham City’s greatest villains...he’s got something much more valuable in mind!
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN #48
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two cover. Please see the order form for details.
“THE BEST MAN” part one! Batman and Catwoman decide it might be better to elope rather than go through some big, stodgy wedding ceremony, but no sooner do they put their marriage on the fast track than The Joker appears! And when The Joker kidnaps the Caped Crusader, will he give his old foe a piece of his mind or bash in his brains?
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #49
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.
“THE BEST MAN” part two! Now it’s up to Catwoman to rescue her one true love. It’s the Cat vs. the Clown in one exciting showdown that sets the stage for our giant anniversary issue—and the biggest union in comics!
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING — ROBIN VS. RA’S AL GHUL #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSY
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Ra’s al Ghul returns to have a heart-to-heart with his grandson, Damian. Once upon a time, Ra’s thought Bruce Wayne would be the heir apparent to his criminal empire, but now that Batman has turned his back on Talia for good, Ra’s wants to know if Damian Wayne will honor his mother by stepping into the family business at last.
ONE-SHOT • RETROSOLICITED • On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T+

BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING — NIGHTWING VS. HUSH #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Dick Grayson has a lot of responsibility. Being the original partner to Batman, he’s the natural choice to be Bruce Wayne’s best man. So if anyone has to get to the wedding, it’s going to be him. Too bad Hush has other plans—and maybe Bruce Wayne does, too!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING — BATGIRL VS. THE RIDDLER #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MINKYU JUNG
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On the eve of Batman’s wedding to Catwoman, two of Gotham City’s finest minds clash. In her role as Oracle, Barbara Gordon wired all of her allies together. But when The Riddler takes on Batgirl, will he tear everything asunder?
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING — RED HOOD VS. ANARKY #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Red Hood has always been the one standing slightly apart from the rest of the Bat crew. Some see him as the Robin gone bad—which is exactly the kind of thing someone like Anarky can exploit. Now Red Hood is running security at Catwoman’s bachelorette party—and if Anarky can crash it, that could be the final straw for Jason Todd!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING — HARLEY QUINN VS. THE JOKER #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Harley Quinn knows a thing or two about dysfunctional relationships. When she hears that her old flame is trying to get in the way of a happy new life for one of her best friends, the Maid of Mischief tracks The Joker down to give him a piece of her mind—and maybe a few blows from her hammer, too.
ONE-SHOT • On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T



BATWOMAN #16
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“The Fall of the House of Kane” part four! Alice’s deadly plague of virus-ridden bats may have been torn from the sky, but she still roams free. Now Batman must do whatever it takes to stop her—even if that means going through her sister, Batwoman, to do it. Blood ties and betrayal wage war in a clash for control that’s been in the making since the day Kate Kane put on the cowl: Batman vs. Batwoman!
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC • $3.99 US • RATED T



DETECTIVE COMICS #982
Written by BRYAN HILL
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“On The Outside” part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don’t intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher...and Black Lightning fits the bill!
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DETECTIVE COMICS #983
Written by BRYAN HILL
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“On The Outside” part two! Batman wanted Black Lightning involved in the lives of his protégés—but how involved was the Dark Knight thinking? What kind of missions will Jefferson Pierce take them on? And what, exactly, is he whispering in their ears about Batman himself?
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T



NIGHTWING #45
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by CHRISTOPHER MOONEYHAM
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA. JR
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Nightwing investigates a string of murders that at first seem disconnected…but when signs start to point to the digital underworld, the mean streets of Blüdhaven begin to transform. So how does a hero like Dick Grayson-—used to using his fists to solve problems—stop a villain he can’t get his hands on? Especially when Blüdhaven isn’t the only thing compromised by a tech implant in this new “smart city” initiative…so is Nightwing’s mind.
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and RYAN WINN
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Bizarro is teetering on the brink between brilliance and—well, Bizarro! Artemis is coming to grips with her past as a secret envoy to Lex Luthor. But it’s Red Hood who’s in for the shock of his life when he finds the cache of letters Ma Gunn kept from him when he was a ward under her care. Letters from his father. Jason Todd has hated his deadbeat dad as long as he can remember, but what he’s about to learn may threaten the future of the Outlaws—and anyone who dares to stand in Jason’s path.
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

4 comments :

  1. "Red Hood is running security for Catwoman's bachelorette party"

    That sentence is amazing. Alsi, RHATO has been better than it has any right to be, considering it's track record.

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  2. You know who would be great to lead Gotham's young heros...Dick Grayson, and for that matter why can't we get a Nightwing and Robin (Damian) book with some A list talent.

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