BATMAN solicits for June

BATMAN solicits for June

By DCE Editorial Friday, March 19th, 2010
As promised, here are all the Bat-related titles hitting your shops in June. ja2clayface-cv1 ja2mhatter-cv1 ja2hq_cv1 ja2riddle-cv1 ja2kcro-cv1 THE JOKER’S ASYLUM ONE-SHOTS • RIDDLER on sale JUNE 2 • HARLEY QUINN on sale JUNE 9 • MAD HATTER on sale JUNE 16 KILLER CROC on sale JUNE 23 • CLAYFACE on sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: THE RIDDLER #1 • Written by PETER CALLOWAY • Art by CLAYTON HENRY • Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: HARLEY QUINN #1 • Written by JAMES PATRICK • Art by JOE QUINONES • Cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: MAD HATTER #1 • Written by LANDRY WALKER • Art and cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: KILLER CROC #1 • Written by MIKE RAICHT • Art by DAVID YARDIN • Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: CLAYFACE #1 • Written by KEVIN SHINICK • Art and cover by KELLEY JONES Top creators lend their talents to a new installment of THE JOKER’S ASYLUM – a special month-long, weekly series of one-shots starring the greatest villains in Batman’s rogues gallery. Each issue is narrated by The Joker and tells a special stand-alone story that gives readers an inside look into the insane lives of The Dark Knight’s greatest adversaries! This batch of tense tales spotlights The Riddler, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, Clayface and Killer Croc! Can you stand the madness?! bmreturnbrucewayne-cv3 BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 On sale JUNE 16 • 3 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by YANICK PAQUETTE • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • 1:25 variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE The most anticipated miniseries of 2010 continues! As Bruce Wayne’s astonishing journey through time continues in this 6-issue miniseries, The Dark Knight travels to the eras of high seas thievery! Mastermind writer Grant Morrison’s most ambitious project to date continues to chronicle the return of the original man behind the cape and cowl – Bruce Wayne! Featuring the dynamic artwork of YANICK PAQUETTE. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. rhood_cv1 RED HOOD: LOST DAYS #1 On sale JUNE 2 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by JUDD WINICK • Art by PABLO RAIMONDI • Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA 1:25 variant cover by BILLY TUCCI Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD) returns to write the adventures of Jason Todd in this special 6-part epic exploring the lost days of this misunderstood character. Learn what secret events led Jason on his eventual path of death and destruction. Guest-starring Ra’s al Ghul and Talia with amazing artwork by Pablo Raimondi (BATTLE FOR THE COWL: THE UNDERGROUND, X-Factor). Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. batmanbeyond_cv1 BATMAN BEYOND #1 On sale JUNE 30 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by RYAN BENJAMIN • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN 1:25 variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III Terry McGinnis – the Batman of the future – and an elderly Bruce Wayne – the original Batman – are the sworn protectors of Neo-Gotham. But when someone targets The Dark Knight’s old foes, the new Batman must begin a case that reaches back into Bruce Wayne’s past and puts Terry’s future directly in danger! Don’t miss the long-awaited return of the popular Batman Beyond franchise in this 6-issue adventure from Emmy Award-nominated animation writer Adam Beechen (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and artist Ryan Benjamin (BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS). And be sure to check out the SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #4 from writer Paul Levitz and artist Renato Guedes starring the Batman Beyond characters! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. bmrob-cv13-var BATMAN AND ROBIN #13 On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by FRAZER IRVING Cover by FRANK QUITELY 1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING Writer Grant Morrison is joined by artist Frazer Irving (BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE) for the first chapter of a 3-part epic! Thomas Wayne – a man believed murdered over 20 years ago – has returned with an incredible tale to tell, and he’s claiming the entire Wayne fortune! He’s slyly demanding that Bruce Wayne must return if Bruce wishes to oppose the claim! Plus, the long-awaited return of the ultimate Batman villain! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. dtc_cv866 DETECTIVE COMICS #866 On sale JUNE 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US Written by DENNIS O’NEIL Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN 1:25 “DC 75 Anniversary” Variant cover by WALTER SIMONSON Continuing the spirit of celebration from BATMAN #700, comics legend Dennis O’Neil’s returns to the Batcave in this stand-alone, 40-page issue! O’Neil spins a tale of the Dick Grayson Batman intertwined with those classic days when Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, patrolled the mean streets of Gotham City! And come back next month for the return of The Question and Batwoman! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. bmsog_cv13 BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #13 On sale JUNE 23 • 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 Hush finally breaks his silence and decides to make life difficult for Batman. What is Tommy Elliot’s gameplan? And what will Bruce Wayne’s return mean for the man who’s been masquerading as Bruce all these months? Also, the final, thrilling installment of the Manhunter co-feature is here! Kate confronts a vicious enemy who has infiltrated her personal life. Everyone she cares about is in danger, and so is her secret identity! Can she protect her loved ones? And when it’s all said and done, will she decide to stay in Gotham City – or return to the relative peace of Los Angeles? bg-11 BATGIRL #11 On sale JUNE 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by LEE GARBETT & JONATHAN GLAPION Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU In part 3 of “The Flood,” Oracle faces off against the Calculator, while Batgirl is forced to team up with the Calculator’s daughter in an attempt to save the citizens of Gotham City from a crippling techno-plague. But who will save Batgirl from an infected and rampaging Man-Bat? rrob_cv13 RED ROBIN #13 On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY Fabian Nicieza joins RED ROBIN as the new regular writer! A surge of organized mobs spreads across Gotham City like a virus! Who are The Socials and what is their mysterious agenda in moving young people across the city in self-organizing crowds? Is it mind-control or simply youth boredom? What starts as fun and games becomes deadly serious and leads to an unexpected confrontation between Red Robin and Robin! gcs-cv13 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #13 On sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by PAUL DINI Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH Poison Ivy’s new romance hits some turbulence as she discovers something weird going on around the office! She loves her job and doesn’t want anything to get in the way – not even her new boyfriend! But when Ivy discovers an old ally is behind everything, will she turn against her employers? And what do the other Sirens think of Ivy’s odd romance and even odder choices regarding her job? out_cv31 OUTSIDERS #31 On sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by DAN DIDIO Art and cover by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION WANTED: The Outsiders – dead or alive! The Outsiders are officially enemies of the state and on the run for their lives. Can Geo-Force and Black Lightning bring the team back together in time to prove their innocence? And what will become of the Eradicator’s role in Markovia? Will he help the Outsiders? Or will he be the one responsible for their deaths? Be here to find out! azr_cv9 AZRAEL #9 On sale JUNE 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA In Europe, a cult has turned Azrael into the host for something evil, but can his faith overcome the possession? As the walls of sanity begin crumbling around Michael Lane, only his enemy the White Ghost can save him. bmcon_cv45 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #45 On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Written by KEVIN VANHOOK • Art and cover by TOM MANDRAKE “Batman vs. the Undead” continues as Batman fights alongside the vampire Dimeter to stop a horde of reanimated corpses. But the living dead are just a distraction by the evil Professor Herbert Combs, who intends to unleash black Voodoo magic upon the world. The Dark Knight may need a little help from his friends…

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