Monday, June 18, 2018

Batman Group September 2018 Solicitations


Bit of a strange month. Batgirl isn't the only one with a new costume, Red Hood has got one and from the looks of it, Batman has a new (old) costume as well. Speaking of Red Hood, I feel like at a time, everyone has just said Jason Todd should be DC's Punisher, and now we've got that and... eeeeeeh. *cue that one Larry David gif* Also! Nightwing is back to double shipping for some reason, at a higher price, of course, similarly Titans is now double shipping too. James Robinson and Stephen Segovia are the latest in the Detective Comics guest arcs, and since DC doesn't seem to want to put a permanent team on that book until #1000 (March), I'm going to pick and choose what I read, much like fill-in issues. This next arc seems to have a purpose with reestablishing the Outsiders, it seems it could lead to something else... this newest solicited arc? I don't get that same feeling, but we'll see.

So yeah, weird month.


BATMAN #54
Written by Tom King,
Art and cover by Matt Wagner,
Variant cover by Francesco Mattina.
Dick Grayson -- the original Robin -- gets to spend some quality time fighting crime with his mentor for the first time since Batman popped the question to Catwoman. It's a walk down memory lane as Bruce Wayne helps Dick get over the loss of his high-flying acrobat parents, which in turn led to his crime-fighting career.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5

BATMAN #55 
Written by Tom King,
Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel,
Variant cover by Francesco Mattina.
The KGBeast lives! The Russian super-assassin is back -- but under whose orders? Does he have a specific mission, or is this simply some leftover Cold War mayhem? Nyet, comrade -- it has to do with Bruce Wayne's recent court case involving Mr. Freeze. Something is rotten in Gotham, and you can still smell it, even if it's on ice!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19



BATGIRL #27 
Written by Mairghread Scott
Art by Paul Pelletier and Norm Rapmund
Cover by Sean Murphy
Variant cover by Joshua Middleton.
You can't go home again. But that's just where Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, is forced to go when the chip granting her mobility keeps shorting out in the aftermath of her clash with Grotesque. Will Commissioner Gordon drive Babs totally bonkers with his bedside manner? Or will the malfunctioning tech impact more than just her legs? Plus, what's the deal with killer art critic Grotesque and his murderous new M.O.? It's all in part two of "Art of the Crime."
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26



CATWOMAN #3 
Written, art and cover by Joelle Jones
Variant cover by Stanley Lau
The secret shot-caller who's been borrowing Catwoman's M.O. for a series of crimes steps out of the shadows in this issue, and her "secret origin" is unlike anything Selina's run into before! Meanwhile, the police close in on Catwoman as well, as they believe she killed a cop during one of the crimes she's been framed for. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Catwoman's running out of her nine lives fast!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5



DETECTIVE COMICS #988
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Stephen Segovia
Variant cover by Mark Brooks.
Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson. It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman...but once the World's Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels -- and leads to a conspiracy among some of the Dark Knight's strangest foes!
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 12

DETECTIVE COMICS #989 
Written by James Robinson
Art and cover by Stephen Segovia
Variant cover by Mark Brooks.
Fighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn't be too difficult for Batman...but the real threat comes from the fact that they're pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn't want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he's investigating...but what's his angle?
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 26



NIGHTWING #48 
Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Amancay Nahuelpan
Cover by Mike Perkins
Variant cover by John Romita Jr. and Danny Miki.
Guest-starring the Silencer! Dick Grayson is forced to participate in the world's greatest motorcycle race, a three-day affair hosted on a remote island and populated by the greatest riders on the planet. Nightwing reluctantly complies, but only to save the life of an old friend. That brings him into competition with the Silencer, who's also racing to save a friend. Only one rider can win...so who's gonna leg this one out? That's if they survive the onslaught of super-criminals in the race as well.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 5

NIGHTWING #49
Written by Benjamin Percy
Art by Amancay Nahuelpan
Cover by Mike Perkins
Variant cover by John Romita Jr. and Danny Miki.
What happens when the race is no longer against each other, but against Leviathan itself? As the head of the snake reappears, and as our heroes are allied against a common enemy, the bike race changes gears and the prize comes into focus -- a chance for the winner to sit in the Mobius chair and ask one question.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 19



RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26 
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art and cover by Pete Woods
Variant cover by Yasmine Putri
Jason Todd's about to take this vigilante game to a whole new level. His partners, Bizarro and Artemis? Gone! His mentor, Batman? Out! His base of operations, Gotham City? Abandoned. Cast out and alone, Red Hood embarks on a bold, brutal new mission, with a new costume, new weapons and a new plan to punish evildoers across the DCU.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

1 comment :

  1. It shows that they are waiting SDCC for some announcements (new TEC writer, new name/logo for Red Hood, new comics like Outsiders, etc).
    But I love the return of the black trunks and the belt with bigger pockets... It looks more "realistic".

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