Batman solicitations for October

Batman solicitations for October

By DCE Editorial Monday, July 19th, 2010
Did you really think things would slow down? After a week that was all-news, all the time, we’ve got plenty more to throw your way as we head into San Diego Comic-Con. But before we do, let’s stop and take a look at the Batman titles hitting in October. Specifically, the BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME one-shots. Click below. road-home-br BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: BATMAN & ROBIN #1 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by CLIFF RICHARDS Cover by SHANE DAVIS BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME kicks off here as Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne rush to quash a damaging news item that could threaten the secret identities of the entire Bat-family! And as if that weren’t enough to occupy their time, their father figure, Bruce Wayne, has returned… ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-red-robin BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: RED ROBIN #1 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN LUCAS Cover by SHANE DAVIS Master detective Tim Drake takes center stage in this one-shot as the one person who continued to have faith that Bruce Wayne was alive. But now that Tim’s belief is proven accurate, how will that affect the important changes about to bombard the life of Red Robin? ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-batgirl BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: BATGIRL #1 Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by PERE PEREZ Cover by SHANE DAVIS Batgirl no more? Is Stephanie Brown’s brief tenure as Batgirl in jeopardy now that Bruce Wayne has returned? Or will Bruce’s homecoming mean bigger and better things for Gotham City’s premier heroine? ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 13 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-outsiders BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: OUTSIDERS #1 Written by MIKE BARR Art by TBD Cover by SHANE DAVIS Bruce Wayne’s former team of heroes star in this issue penned by longtime OUTSIDERS writer Mike Barr. How will everybody react to the return of their former leader? Featuring Black Lightning, Owlman, Metamorpho and more! ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 13 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-catwoman BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: CATWOMAN #1 Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS Art by PETER NGUYEN Cover by SHANE DAVIS The last time Selina Kyle saw Bruce Wayne, she was lying in a hospital bed, her life having just been saved by the man she loved. Can Catwoman handle Bruce’s return after having mourned his death? ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 20 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-gordon BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: COMMISSIONER GORDON #1 Written by ADAM BEECHEN Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI Cover by SHANE DAVIS For several months now, Commissioner Jim Gordon has known he’s been working alongside a “different” Batman. But with Bruce Wayne now returned, what will that mean for the future of Gotham City and their own crime fighting chemistry? ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 20 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-oracle BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: ORACLE #1 Written by MARC ANDREYKO Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA Cover by SHANE DAVIS Barbara Gordon and Bruce Wayne have long been allies and friends, acting as Gotham City’s primary defenders. Their reunion is sure to have lasting effects on Barbara’s role as Oracle and the other Birds of Prey. ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 27 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US road-home-ras-al-ghul BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: RA’S AL GHUL #1 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by TBD Cover by SHANE DAVIS When Ra’s al Ghul first heard that Bruce Wayne had died, he refused to believe it. Now The Demon’s Head is proven right as his longtime arch enemy returns and the villain’s master plan can continue in earnest… ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 27 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US batman-the-return BATMAN: THE RETURN #1 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS Cover by DAVID FINCH 1:25 Variant cover by TBD 1:200 Variant cover by TBD The event of the year is here! Bruce Wayne made his long journey back through the timestream in RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, Dick Grayson and Damian uncovered important secrets in BATMAN & ROBIN, Gotham City’s bravest heroes made their mark in BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME…and now it’s time for BATMAN to return! What happens to Dick Grayson now that the “real” Batman is back? How will Bruce Wayne handle a reunion with his son, Damian? This special one-shot bridges two exciting eras of The Dark Knight and sets up a surprising new status quo that’s just on the horizon. Featuring the talents of Batman mastermind Grant Morrison and superstar artist David Finch providing interior art, this issue is a can’t-miss for comics fans! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 27 • 56 pg, FC $4.99 US knsq_cv11 KNIGHT & SQUIRE #1 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by JIMMY BROXTON Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE 1:10 Variant cover by BILLY TUCCI Just as Gotham City has Batman and Robin, London has Knight and Squire – the British heroes and frequent allies of The Dark Knight! In a secret bar within the city where peace is kept magically, heroes and villains gather to enjoy a pint and talk about their day. But what happens when the magical barriers that disallow fighting are dropped and a building full of heroes and villains confront each other all at once? Knight and Squire have to keep the peace and save both friend and foe in this 6-issue miniseries from hot writer Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, Captain Britain and MI:13) and up-and-coming artist Jimmy Broxton (THE UNWRITTEN). Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale OCTOBER 13 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US bmody_cv4 BATMAN: ODYSSEY #4 Written by NEAL ADAMS Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS 1:25 Black and white variant cover by NEAL ADAMS The fourth chapter of Neal Adams’ epic Batman tale sees Bruce Wayne confronted with a terrible moment that harks back to his origin. Will this shocking episode derail Batman from his Odyssey? Guest-starring Aquaman, Deadman, Talia and Man-Bat! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale OCTOBER 6 • 4 of 12 • 40 pg, FC $3.99 US batman_lost_treasurestif BATMAN: HIDDEN TREASURES #1 Written by RON MARZ and LEN WEIN Art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON & KEVIN NOWLAN Cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON At long last, the legendary “lost” Bernie Wrightson story starring The Dark Knight comes to life! Written by Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN) and inked by Kevin Nowlan (SUPERMAN VS. ALIENS, Doctor Strange), this astonishing Batman/Solomon Grundy story features full-page illustrations on every page! Also included in this can’t-miss issue is the newly colored, classic Bernie Wrightson/Len Wein Batman story “Night of the Bat,” which originally appeared in SWAMP THING #7! Both stories feature colors by acclaimed artist Alex Sinclair (BATMAN: HUSH, 52) and both present particularly startling looks at The Caped Crusader as only Wrightson could present! On sale OCTOBER 6 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US dtc_cv870 DETECTIVE COMICS #870 Written by DAVID HINE Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL & ANDY OWENS Cover by PETER NGUYEN The battle lines have been drawn. The insane Impostor Joker will lead his army of Jokerz against the imposing Impostor Batman and his Guardian Bats – and the battleground will be the Gotham City World’s Fair. The only hope Gotham has is The Dark Knight himself, but can even Batman stop both Impostors before more blood is shed? All will be revealed, including the mystery behind the Impostors, in this shocking and horrifying conclusion to “Batman: Impostors”! On sale OCTOBER 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US azr_cv13 AZRAEL #13 Written by DAVID HINE Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH “The Killer of Saints” part 4 of 4. What makes a man into a saint? As the killer creates his greatest martyr, Azrael learns the final secret, and it just may tip him over the edge into madness. Michael Lane is a crusader forever linked to Batman’s destiny…he is Azrael! On sale OCTOBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US bmcon_cv49 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #49 Written by JAMES PATRICK Art by STEVE SCOTT and BOB PETRECCA Cover by ANDY KUBERT With a life hanging in the balance, the world’s greatest detective is put to the test! Just how fast can Batman deduce, profile and make his way from crime scene to killer? Don’t miss this special glimpse inside the mind of The Dark Knight! On sale OCTOBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US rhood_cv5 RED HOOD: LOST DAYS #5 Written by JUDD WINICK Art by JEREMY HAUN Cover by BILLY TUCCI With a terrorist attack set to send London into mayhem and countless lives held in the balance, Jason Todd is forced out of the shadows and must call upon all he has learned to prevent this disaster. Can this fallen hero embrace what he used to be – and stop this catastrophe? On sale OCTOBER 6 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US