Monday, April 16, 2018

Batman Group July 2018 Solicitations


The wedding happens, Catwoman gets a new book, and a few minor things. Given the Batgirl solicit, it seems like Marighread Scott and Paul Pelletier are taking over that series. Now that the Bat books have a head editor again, I'd be curious to see how they look say six months from now. That said... I don't know what there would be to chagne. Figure we'll get the Detective team that'll take us to #1000... but is Red Hood even a Batbook? Cus the fucking Bizarro storyline is still going on, over a year later. Nightwing just got a new team and Batgirl seems to be getting one. No one really seems to talk about Batwoman and Birds is gone now... I don't know, something just seems to be missing from the Bat line up and I can't tell what.


BATMAN #50
written by TOM KING
art by MIKEL JANIN, DAVID FINCH, JOELLE JONES, MITCH GERADS, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, NEAL ADAMS, ANDY KUBERT, BECKY CLOONAN, TY TEMPLETON, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, FRANK MILLER, LEE BERMEJO and more
cover by MIKEL JANIN
variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
It's the wedding you never thought you'd see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can't-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages.
Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbeat nuptials, joined by an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists doffing their hats to the lucky couple in a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.
ON SALE 07.04.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

BATMAN #51
written by TOM KING
art and cover by LEE WEEKS
variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
The honeymoon's over for Bruce Wayne as Gotham City's most prominent citizen gets selected for jury duty in a chilling court case involving Mr. Freeze! Freeze claims the charges should be dismissed because Batman used excessive force; cue the outrage and media circus. While doing his civic duty, Wayne's forced to take a hard look at the Dark Knight's methods. And hey…what is Dick Grayson doing running around the city dressed as Batman?
ON SALE 07.18.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Each FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



CATWOMAN #1
written by JOELLE JONES
art and cover by JOELLE JONES
variant cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU
blank variant cover available
The wedding night's barely over, but Catwoman's back on the streets, this time to expose a copycat who's pulling heists around Gotham City. As Selina cracks the whip on her former criminal cohorts, she's attracting unwanted attention from one of Gotham's most dangerous groups. The mob? Nope. Try the GCPD. And as if the Bat-Bride didn't have enough problems, don't miss the debut of an all-new villain determined to make trouble for all nine of Selina's lives. Don't miss the start of an all-new monthly series written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominee Joëlle Jones!
ON SALE 07.04.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
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.



BATGIRL #25
written by MARGUERITE BENNETT, MAIRGHREAD SCOTT and PAUL DINI
art by DAN PANOSIAN, PAUL PELLETIER and EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On her return to Gotham City, family matters force Barbara to confront her complicated relationship with Dick Grayson. But does Dick have time for a heart-to-heart while subbing as Batman when Bruce Wayne is out of action?
This extra-sized anniversary issue also offers a look at the next arc of the series by Mairghread Scott and Paul Pelletier as the monstrous villain Grotesque murders wealthy art owners and defiles their bodies to create his own "art."
And since this is the issue that keeps on giving, also look for a special backup story by Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini and artist Emanuela Lupacchino.
ON SALE 07.25.18
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



BATWOMAN #17
written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
art by FERNANDO BLANCO
cover by DAN PANOSIAN
variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
Kate Kane's latest assignment is leaving her cold-it's a cold case that forces her to team up with GCPD Detective Renee Montoya, and which, as usual, has Gotham City running out of time. Is this the start of a beautiful crime-fighting partnership? No spoilers, but expect sparks and punches to fly!
ON SALE 07.18.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



DETECTIVE COMICS #984
written by BRYAN HILL
art by PHILIPPE BRIONES
cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Batman called Black Lightning to Gotham City for help with a specific case-but what is Batman hiding from Jefferson Pierce? It looks like he's in touch with somebody from their mutual past, and he doesn't want Black Lightning to know about it -and that operative might be in over their head!
ON SALE 07.11.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.


DETECTIVE COMICS #985
written by BRYAN HILL
art by PHILIPPE BRIONES
cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Then, Black Lightning, the Signal and Cassandra Cain are showing how well they work together…but now they're up against a foe who can tap into their worst emotions and play them like music! When you've seen the kinds of horrors these poor souls have, there's plenty of trauma to work with…and with that, you can turn these heroes into deadly weapons! Meanwhile, Batman's "side project" has been revealed-what are the Brainiac Files, and what exactly does Batman plan to do with them?
ON SALE 07.25.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



NIGHTWING #46
written by BENJAMIN PERCY
art by CHRISTOPHER MOONEYHAM
cover by MIKE PERKINS
variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
A new high-tech corporation setting up shop in Blüdhaven claims to be the cure for what ails the crumbling city. But Nightwing learns it's a very hostile takeover when he runs afoul of their metahuman operative, a digital phantom impervious to physical attack. Luckily, Nightwing has his very own I.T. backup: Batgirl! But can the two work together after their meeting in BATGIRL #25, also in stores this month?
ON SALE 07.04.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #24
written by SCOTT LOBDELL
art by DEXTER SOY and ALISSON BORGES
cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Bizarro is getting…worse. Worser? Worsest. The backward Superman's diminishing cognitive state is causing problems for the rest of the Outlaws. Complicating things is the Red Hood's vendetta against the Penguin-can the Outlaws stop Jason Todd from crossing a line he can't return from?
ON SALE 07.11.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

3 comments :

  1. DG as Batman again!!??!!! I am in for this trip....

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  2. I think in the coming months we will be seeing new bat-titles with the new bat-group editor. Because it's been a while since we have one (since Mark Doyle).
    My bets are a new Outsiders book (duh!), maybe cancel Red Hood in the 25th issue and a red robin (tim drake) book...

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  3. So that thing where Seeley and Humphries swapped Green Lanterns and Nightwing was sure short-lived.

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