Monday, May 21, 2018

Batman Group August 2018 Solicitations


The New 52 is coming back ya'll! Look at them Batgirl solicits! Hell, Rocafort couldn't even be bothered to draw anything but the New 52 costumes on that Red Hood Annual cover! FINALLY! The good shit has returned!

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Also, Batwoman is cancelled, but I think an Amazon listing spoiled that news. Detective Comics still trying to be slick with those Outsiders solicits.


BATMAN #52
written by TOM KING
art and cover by LEE WEEKS
variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
“Cold Days” continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won’t vote guilty—and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze’s defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is right, that means everything he’s devoted himself to as the Caped Crusader is a lie; he is hurting more than helping. With Dick Grayson putting the Batsuit back on to keep Gotham City safe while Bruce is sequestered, could this be the out Bruce needs to discard the cape and cowl forever?
The Eisner Award-nominated team of Tom King and Lee Weeks reexamine the relationship between hero and foe, as Batman relives not just that one violent night when he took down the King of Cold, but every time the two have come to blows.
ON SALE 08.01.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

BATMAN #53
written by TOM KING
art and cover by LEE WEEKS
variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
“Cold Days” continues! The jury in the Mr. Freeze trial is hopelessly deadlocked because one man won’t vote guilty—and that man is Bruce Wayne. Freeze’s defense is that Batman used excessive force, making his arrest illegal, and Bruce is the one man who actually knows for sure what went down between Batman and his ice-cold nemesis. And if Bruce is right, that means everything he’s devoted himself to as the Caped Crusader is a lie; he is hurting more than helping. With Dick Grayson putting the Batsuit back on to keep Gotham City safe while Bruce is sequestered, could this be the out Bruce needs to discard the cape and cowl forever?
The Eisner Award-nominated team of Tom King and Lee Weeks reexamine the relationship between hero and foe, as Batman relives not just that one violent night when he took down the King of Cold, but every time the two have come to blows.
ON SALE 08.15.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



BATGIRL #26
written by MAIRGHREAD SCOTT
art by PAUL PELLETIER
cover by SEAN MURPHY
variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
“Art of the Crime” part one. During a high-speed chase with murderous art thief Grotesque, the villain K.O.’s Batgirl with a souped-up stun gun that temporarily fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up—and so does Grotesque.
ON SALE 08.22.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.


BATGIRL ANNUAL #2
written by MAIRGHREAD SCOTT
art by ELENA CASAGRANDE
cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning in this one-shot story that tracks Batgirl’s hunt for a serial killer whose M.O. strikes a familiar chord. Namely, a disturbing similarity to her brother, current convict James Gordon Jr. Family bonds are restored during a visit to his maximum- security surroundings, but Babs’ doubts linger. Is James Jr. helping to solve this case…or pulling her strings in a diabolical power play?
ON SALE 08.29.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.



BATWOMAN #18
written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
art by FERNANDO BLANCO
cover by DAN PANOSIAN
variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
It’s the series finale, and there’s a lot of drama to resolve for Kate Kane, both in and out of costume. As Batwoman, she teams with Renee Montoya to thwart Clock King’s latest time-bending enterprise: selling a drug that allows criminals to know if their crime will be successful—before it’s committed. But Batwoman’s facing a quandary to boot: Take this drug off the street, or use it herself to stop crime? The only fight tougher is the personal one: Should Kate and Renee give their relationship another chance?
ON SALE 08.15.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
FINAL ISSUE
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



CATWOMAN #2
written by JOELLE JONES
art and cover by JOELLE JONES
variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
Gotham’s a toxic litter box for Selina Kyle of late, so she hits the road looking to clear the air, change her look and clear her name, too—there’s a copycat burglar swiping her M.O. who needs sorting out. In her hometown, Catwoman runs afoul of a crime boss who’s also hunting this impostor. Can the two declare a truce to hunt a mutual enemy, or will Selina end up just more roadkill?
ON SALE 08.01.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details



DETECTIVE COMICS #986
written by BRYAN HILL
art by PHILIPPE BRIONES
cover by EDDY BARROWS
variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Black Lightning, the Signal and Cassandra Cain are working very well together…but now they’re up against a foe who can tap directly 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 08.08.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details. This story was originally solicited to run in issue #985.


DETECTIVE COMICS #987
written by BRYAN HILL
art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
cover by EDUARDO PANSICA
variant cover by MARK BROOKS
Then, the pulse-pounding “On the Outside” storyline hurtles toward its cataclysmic conclusion! Batman has tasked Katana, Black Lightning, the Signal and Orphan (a.k.a. Cassandra Cain) with stopping a rogue operator using alien technology that can crack into any mind on Earth! What does this case have to do with the Brainiac Files seen in JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1? And how does Amanda Waller factor in? Guess you’re “outside” of Batman’s circle of trust…for now.
ON SALE 08.22.18
$2.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



NIGHTWING #47
written by BENJAMIN PERCY
art by CHRIS MOONEYHAM and KLAUS JANSON
cover by MIKE PERKINS
variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI
Dick Grayson may want to consider a new career in cyber-security, because the major tech upgrades coming to Blüdhaven mean deadly danger for everyone in the city. Nightwing battles the mysterious tech mogul Willem Cloke, who it turns out is just a front man for the real threat—the organization known only as the Dark Web! Time to change those passwords, Blüdhaven!
ON SALE 08.01.18
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | RATED T
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1
written by BENJAMIN PERCY
art and cover by OTTO SCHMIDT
The smart city overhaul of Blüdhaven was just the beginning—a single battle in a larger cyberwar that Nightwing is only starting to understand. But now the story of the Dark Web organization begins to expand as Grayson travels to Gotham City and partners up with Vicki Vale. We live in an era of fake news, alternative facts, disinformation. The gatekeepers of truth can’t be trusted anymore, and sometimes elections, businesses and even lives are at stake. Nightwing faces off against the first of three lieutenants in the army of the Dark Web: Vire, the psychic embodiment of malware who can unearth your darkest secrets.
ON SALE 08.29.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T
Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #25
written by SCOTT LOBDELL
art by DEXTER SOY
cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
variant cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Batman versus Red Hood for the right to fight in Gotham—grab your ringside seat for the battle 25 years in the making! Jason Todd broke a promise to his mentor, and must now confront an angry and betrayed Batman. That means a good time for readers, but probably not so much for Jason: it’s likely going to take more than the Outlaws’ help in order for the Red Hood to avoid wearing an orange jumper in prison.
ON SALE 08.08.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+
This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #2
written by SCOTT LOBDELL
art by CLAYTON HENRY
cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
The boys are back—Red Hood and Arsenal, together again! Sort of. While Jason Todd is recovering after a brutal beatdown from the man who taught him everything he knows about brutal beatdowns, Roy Harper divides his time between being a nursemaid to his bestie and tracking down the source of tainted drugs that have killed thousands. It isn’t long before the two find themselves in Beijing battling the Sisters of Suzie Su! All this and…the inexplicable fate of Artemis and Bizarro!
ON SALE 08.29.18
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

3 comments :

  1. Still wigged out the BatCat wedding just comes and is gone... Does not bode well.

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    1. It could very easily be like the initial Rules of Engagement solicits, which omitted Catwoman, the real arc title, and some context to hide her answer to the proposal. Not for sure that's what's up, but it's a plausible explanation to hang on to.

      At a guess, I'm leaning towards them getting married, but Selina immediately needing to go off to resolve something related to Holly.

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  2. Hm, that "Mr. Freeze on trial" arc might be interesting. And I might pick up Batgirl again if they're bringing back Jim Jr. I'm also curious about that Catwoman series. If nothing else, it should look really good.

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