Take an early look at BATMAN titles for May

Take an early look at BATMAN titles for May

By DCE Editorial Thursday, February 11th, 2010
Bruce Wayne returns, Andy Clarke joins BATMAN AND ROBIN, the Riddler continues to muck up the works for Batman and much more in May. Click below for covers and solicit info for all the Bat-titles. batmanrobw01cvrv2 BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-2 Issue #1 on sale MAY 12 • Issue #2 on sale MAY 26 • 48 pg (#1), 40 pg (#2) FC, $3.99 US Written by GRANT MORRISON • Issue #1 art by CHRIS SPROUSE; Issue #2 art by FRAZER IRVING Covers by ANDY KUBERT • Issue #1 1:25 variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE Issue #1 1:200 Sketch variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Issue #2 1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING The most anticipated series of 2010 is here! Superstar writer Grant Morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, a special six-part series that chronicles the return of the original man behind Batman’s cape and cowl! Each issue spans a different era of time and features the dynamic artwork of one of today’s artistic juggernauts, starting with Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG) on the extra-sized issue #1 and Frazer Irving (SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION) on the 40-page issue #2! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. bnr12 BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by ANDY CLARKE & SCOTT HANNA Cover by FRANK QUITELY 1:25 variant cover by ANDY CLARKE All is revealed in this final installment of “Batman vs. Robin” – the identity of the Domino Killer, the terrifying secret of the dominoes, and the shocking truth behind El Penitente! All of this, plus the surprising return of a fanfavorite character! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. bm-cv699 BATMAN #699 On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by TONY DANIEL Art by GUILLEM MARCH Cover by TONY DANIEL Only one month until BATMAN #700! As the anniversary issue nears, Dick Grayson’s life as the Dark Knight inches dangerously closer to the edge! With the Falcone crime family and The Riddler creating havoc in Gotham City, Batman is completely occupied with no idea what shocking surprise awaits him in the near future! dtc-cv865 DETECTIVE COMICS #865 On sale MAY 26 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US Written by DAVID HINE Co-feature written by GREG RUCKA Art by JEREMY HAUN Co-feature art by CULLY HAMNER Cover by CLIFF CHIANG Batman spends the night in the bowels of Arkham Asylum attempting to uncover its mysteries. Plus, the horrifying fate of Black Mask is at last revealed! In the co-feature, The Question discovers the shocking true identity of the man responsible for the human trafficking and gunrunning. bmsog-cv12 BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #12 On sale MAY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US Written by PAUL DINI Co-feature written by MARC ANDREYKO Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS Co-feature art by JEREMY HAUN Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Batman deals with the aftermath of Zsasz’s crime wave when a new threat walks upon Gotham City’s stage! And in the co-feature, an enemy Kate made in both the courtroom and on the streets of Gotham has decided to make his fight a little more personal… gcs-cv12 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12 On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by PAUL DINI Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH Poison Ivy’s new job as a research technician may have her working undercover, but that doesn’t mean a new threat to Gotham City will stay secret! Dr. Pamela Isley is spotlighted in this special issue of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS. azr-cv8 AZRAEL #8 On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA Azrael follows a deadly series of attacks on Order of Purity members to Europe where he confronts members of a cult who escaped Gotham City in the 2009 Bat-family Annuals. To learn secrets behind his cursed uniform, will Azrael be forced to act as the host for the resurrected Eighth Deadly Sin of Man? bg-cv10 BATGIRL #10 On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by LEE GARBETT & TREVOR SCOTT Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU In “The Flood” part 2 of 4, the Calculator plans to exact his revenge on Oracle by first unleashing a nanovirus upon the citizens of Gotham City that will turn them into mindless techno-zombies! The next step in his plan? Killing everyone close to her – including Batgirl! out-cv30 OUTSIDERS #30 On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by DAN DIDIO Art by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU Due to their alliance with New Krypton, the Outsiders are “enemies of the world,” and with Alfred unable to help, Black Lightning and team must turn to an unlikely source for aid in returning back into the United States. But the dangers there may be greater than the ones they face now. rrob-cv12 RED ROBIN #12 On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY Every single moment of the last year has led to this fight between Red Robin and Ra’s al Ghul. Who has Ra’s been talking to all this time in the shadows? Why was Lucius Fox so desperate to find Tim Drake? And why was Tim so certain that Bruce Wayne is alive in issue #1? All questions are answered. bmcon-cv44 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #44 On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by KEVIN VANHOOK • Art and cover by TOM MANDRAKE “Batman vs. the Undead” begins here! When Doctor Herbert Combs escapes from Arkham Asylum, he travels to New Orleans in an attempt to once again raise the dead. The only ones who can stop him are Dimeter – a vampire with a score to settle – and The Dark Knight. Can Batman join this creature of the night in order to stop Combs’ mad plan?