Your Batman solicitations for December

Your Batman solicitations for December

By DCE Editorial Friday, September 17th, 2010
We’ve given you two major sneak peeks earlier this week, but now it’s time for the whole shebang – click below for a complete rundown of the December-shipping Batman titles. bminc_cv2 BATMAN, INC. #2 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE& MICHAEL LACOMBE 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT The dynamic new era of Batman continues! The Dark Knight and Mr. Unknown – the Batman of Japan – go up against Lord Death Man. It’s going to be a fight to the end that could see the failure of Batman, Inc. before it’s even begun! Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale DECEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US bm-tdk-2 BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2 Written by DAVID FINCH Art by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS Cover by DAVID FINCH 1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE Batman faces the Penguin in the search for his childhood friend Dawn Golden…but what The Dark Knight finds sends him on a far darker and more desperate path. Now he’s forced to reach out to Etrigan, the Demon for help – a favor that may come at too high a price! Retailers please note: This issue ships with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale DECEMBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US bm-705 BATMAN #705 Written by TONY DANIEL Art and cover by TONY DANIEL Batman joins forces with a new hero who’s as dangerous as she is beautiful. When members of a secret order turn up dead and tortured in Gotham City’s Chinatown district, I-Ching informs Batman that he fears an ancient relic is the target. Batman connects this case to that of a missing satellite architect. With few clues to go by and the stakes getting higher, Batman races to locate the surviving members of the order before it’s too late. On sale DECEMBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US dtc_cv872 DETECTIVE COMICS #872 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by JOCK Co-feature art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Continuing the new series direction from the writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Jock (THE LOSERS)! A series of disturbing clues brings Batman face-to-face with Gotham City’s dark past and deadly present. Plus, Jim Gordon continues a harrowing search to uncover the truth about a frightening figure from his own past. . . Be here for part 2 of “The Black Mirror.” On sale DECEMBER 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US detective-annual-12 DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #12 Written by DAVID HINE Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU What starts as a Batman, Inc. recruitment trip soon turns into an international incident as The Dark Knight encounters a string of bizarre murders in Paris, France. Featuring both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman, this extra-sized spectacular guest-stars The Question and spotlights the debut of a new Bat-ally! In part 1, Bruce, Dick and Renee Montoya are presented with a series of cryptic clues, which lead them to the underground catacombs of Paris — and the most unexpected of assassins! Continued in this month’s BATMAN ANNUAL #28! On sale DECEMBER 8 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US batman-annual-28 BATMAN ANNUAL #28 Written by DAVID HINE Art by AGUSTIN PADILLA Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU This year’s Batman annuals collide in a 2-part story involving both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman! In this second part of the story, when a Batman, Inc. recruitment trip to Paris, France leads to a murder mystery, the heroes deduce that the assassinations are connected to a strange cult leader. But will this religious figure take them one step closer to solving the bizarre murders? Or are The Question, Bruce and Dick getting one step closer to becoming the next victims? Continued from this month’s DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #12! On sale DECEMBER 22 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US bmrob_cv18 BATMAN & ROBIN #18 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by PATRICK GLEASON & MARK IRWIN Cover by PATRICK GLEASON 1:10 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER Batman and Robin find themselves in the middle of a deadly crusade as “angels” continue falling from the skies! The White Knight is shining his heavenly light into the dark corners of Gotham City in his quest to vanquish the shadows of the soul in “Dark Knight, White Knight” part 2 of 3! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale DECEMBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US knight-squire-3 KNIGHT & SQUIRE #3 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by JIMMY BROXTON Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE Cyril and Beryl have the fight of their lives on their hands when Shakespeare’s most evil monarch, Richard III, returns! And he’s brought with him a cloned army of all the worst Kings of England, intent on taking back the country through the use of social networking! Yes, that’s the plot! On sale DECEMBER 8 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US bm-orphans-1 BATMAN: ORPHANS #1-2 Written by EDDIE BERGANZA Art and cover by CARLO BARBERI & JUAN VLASCO Robin’s been found dead! And that’s not an easy thing to face – especially when you’re Tim Drake! In this pre-RED ROBIN tale, Tim and Batman must solve the murder of an impostor Robin and follow the trail of someone putting together a new team of teenaged sidekicks made up of kids who’ve been promised that they’ll become the new Robin…IF they survive! Shipping both issues of this stand alone tale in December! Issue #1 on sale DECEMBER 1 Issue #2 on sale DECEMBER 15 1 and 2 of 2 • 56 pg, FC, $3.99 US bm-odyssey-6 BATMAN: ODYSSEY #6 Written by NEAL ADAMS Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS 1:10 Black and white variant cover by NEAL ADAMS The first part of Neal Adams’s Batman epic comes to a dramatic conclusion as Batman, Deadman and The Joker – working together and against each other – break into Arkham Asylum and confront the doctors who control the most heinous criminals. But does some other powerful individual control these monsters? Is it the Sensei, the deadliest martial artist in the word and leader of the League of Assassins? Or is it Ra’s al Ghul, the greatest opponent Batman has ever faced? And is The Dark Knight willing to let Talia die to bring this monstrous clash to an end? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale DECEMBER 1 • 6 of 13 • 40 pg, FC $3.99 US bm-streets-gotham-18 BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #18 Written by PAUL DINI Co-feature written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS Co-feature art by SZMON KUDRANSKI Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN In part 3 of the 5-part sequel to “Heart of Hush,” Tommy Elliot’s masquerade as Bruce Wayne backfires when he’s shot and taken prisoner by vengeful gangster Judson Pierce. With Pierce determined to exterminate the last survivor of the Wayne family, it looks like the wounded Hush will finally pay the ultimate price for his deception. Meanwhile, in the RAGMAN second feature, things in the Robbinsville section of Gotham City heat up as yet another mysterious suicide is discovered – and Ragman prepares for Firefly’s return! On sale DECEMBER 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US gcsirens-18 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #18 Written by PETER CALLOWAY Art by ANDRES GUINALDO & BIT Cover by GUILLEM MARCH How far will Zatanna go for the people she loves? How far will Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn go for Catwoman when they find out that she’s been lying to them? And how long can Talia al Ghul hold off an enraged Ivy? Find out here! On sale DECEMBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US azrael-15 AZRAEL #15 Written by DAVID HINE Art by CLIFF RICHARDS Cover by GUILLEM MARCH The prophecy is fulfilled! Azrael has been found crucified, and a mystery swirls around his fate. It’s time for the world’s greatest detective to step in and figure out how this destiny came to pass. And how will this continue to play into the founding of Batman, Inc? Guest-starring The Dark Knight! On sale DECEMBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US bgirl-16 BATGIRL #16 Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN The “Order of the Scythe” has drawn first blood, framing Batgirl for a crime she didn’t commit. Can she outrun Gotham City’s Finest long enough to prove her innocence? The birth of Batgirl’s gallery of rogues begins here as “The Lesson” continues! On sale DECEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US bopv2_cv7 BIRDS OF PREY #7 Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU One of Oracle’s fiercest enemies finds her alone and far from her allies and safe houses – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Batman returns! Rising star artist Ardian Syaf (BRIGHEST DAY) makes his BIRDS OF PREY debut in a story you must not miss, which we’re calling ”The Death of Oracle”! On sale DECEMBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US out_cv35 OUTSIDERS #35 Written by DAN DIDIO Art by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION Cover by PHILIP TAN Deep in the Pacific Northwest of Canada, Freight Train’s origin is revealed as he battles for the life of Black Lightning against the equally unstoppable Shaggy Man. On sale DECEMBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US batman-80page-giant-2010 BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2010 #1 Written by BRAD DESNOYER, MATT MANNING, MANDY MACMURRAY, JOHN STANISCI, PAUL TOBIN and PETER MIRIANI Art by LEE FERGUSON, GARRY BROWN, MATT SOUTHWORTH, RYAN KELLEY and SZYMON KUDRANSKI Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Some of the most promising new talent in comics are corrupted by the most depraved villains in Gotham City in this all-new special featuring The Joker, the Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow, and yes, even Humpty Dumpty! It’s seven short stories, all in one giant issue! The joke’s on you if you think you’ll make it out of this alive! ONE-SHOT • On sale DECEMBER 1 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US bmcon-51 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #51 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Art and cover by JERRY BINGHAM “Super-Powers” part 2 of 5! Now: Batman gets to the bottom of the mysterious disappearances in Gotham City only to find himself facing something very alien to his experience as The Dark Knight! Then: Bruce Wayne finds himself facing something very deadly to his existence – the sword of the villain, Huairen! On sale DECEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US rrob_cv18 RED ROBIN #18 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY To infiltrate the computer systems of a Russian industrialist tied to the mysterious Unternet, Red Robin must stop a vengeance-driven vigilante named Promise from killing the oligarch while making sure his former ally Red Star doesn’t stop him! On sale DECEMBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US