A look at BATMAN in January

A look at BATMAN in January

By DCE Editorial Friday, October 15th, 2010
It’s that time again, where we peek ahead to three months from now to tease what’s coming up in the Batman books. You’ve read about BATMAN: EUROPA and the BATMAN BEYOND ongoing series already, but we’ve got a few surprises in store, including an amazing David Finch Batman image, more info on “The Black Mirror” and more. batman-europa-1 BATMAN: EUROPA #1 Story by BRIAN AZZARELLO & MATTEO CASALI Written by MATTEO CASALI Layout art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Painted art and cover by JIM LEE 1:10 Variant cover by TBD Superstar artist Jim Lee returns to The Dark Knight with this painted issue! The impossible has happened and Batman is on the verge of being taken down by an enemy he cannot defeat: a virus for which there is no cure! And his only possible hope for salvation is The Joker! Who infected Batman, what does the Clown Prince of Crime know, and how will The Dark Knight get that information? Together, the enemies crisscross Europe, desperate to find answers before time runs out. Co-conceived by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and Matteo Casali and written by Casali, this 4-issue miniseries event will feature painted art by many of the industry’s top talents over layouts by the incomparable Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER, Dark Wolverine)! Future artists providing stunning overlay paints will include Diego Latorre (DANTE’S INFERNO) and Jock (DETECTIVE COMICS), with the first issue painted by none other than Jim Lee! Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale JANUARY 5 • 1 of 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US BMINC_Cv3_ds.indd BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE 1:25 Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III Batman and Catwoman travel to South America to reunite with Gaucho, Argentina’s Batman Incorporated representative. But their trip may be cut short when an unexpected adversary sends things spiraling downward! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. On sale JANUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US batman-706 BATMAN #706 Written by TONY DANIEL Art and cover by TONY DANIEL A powerful relic, hidden and protected by an ancient order, falls into the hands of one of Batman’s deadliest foes! The Dark Knight and his allies are outnumbered and outmatched as they struggle to free themselves from their merciless adversary. With death and destruction imminent, Batman must make a crucial sacrifice... On sale JANUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US DTC_Cv873_ds.indd DETECTIVE COMICS #873 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by JOCK Now at the mercy of the deadly Mirror House, Dick Grayson must fight for his life against one of Gotham City’s oldest and most powerful evils!. Be here for the shocking conclusion to “The Black Mirror,” the first arc by the highly anticipated new creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock! On sale JANUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US batman-beyond-1 BATMAN BEYOND #1 Written by ADAM BEECHEN Art by RYAN BENJAMIN & JOHN STANISCI Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Yep, you read that right – the future of the DC Universe continues, as BATMAN BEYOND becomes an ongoing series! Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne are stronger than ever after the battle with “Hush” brought their alliance close to the breaking point. But now a super-powered criminal has gotten in way over his head – and the whole Justice League has come to Neo-Gotham to hunt him down! To top it all off, the crook’s taken hostages... including Terry’s mom! It’s the start of a story that will change Terry’s life — and the BEYOND universe — forever... so don’t miss out! On sale JANUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US BMROB_Cv19_ds.indd BATMAN & ROBIN #19 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by PATRICK GLEASON & MARK IRWIN Cover by PATRICK GLEASON “Dark Knight, White Knight” part 3 of 3! A wave of light blankets Gotham City as The White Knight makes his horrific mission personal! Meanwhile, Robin is targeted for death, and Batman must find a way to save the Boy Wonder and the countless other Gotham innocents whose lives are now at stake! On sale JANUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US knight-squire-4 KNIGHT & SQUIRE #4 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by JIMMY BROXTON Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE MICHAEL LACOMBE The Knight battles against his own armor – in his own castle! Elsewhere, Squire struggles with romance and the possibility that she’s being set up for betrayal! And meet Hank, the Knight’s very American butler… On sale JANUARY 12 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US GCS_Cv19_ds.indd GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #19 Written by PETER CALLOWAY Art by ANDRES GUINALDO & BIT Cover by GUILLEM MARCH With Talia al Ghul’s treachery behind them, Zatanna approaches Selina with an offer Selina never even dreamed of – erasing Batman’s secret identity from her mind! The question sends Selina on a spiritual journey to learn what it means to love and live and how significantly memory plays into both. On sale JANUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US bm-streets-gotham-19 BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #19 Written by PAUL DINI Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN In this penultimate issue of “House of Hush,” a forgotten villain steps into the spotlight – Dr. Death! Batman is shocked to learn that the very first villain he ever faced once posed a deadly threat to his mother and father. Now, years later, the bad doctor is back, and Hush has him! Their sinister alliance spells destruction for all The Dark Knight holds dear! On sale JANUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US red-robin-19 RED ROBIN #19 Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY When Red Robin and his friends are trapped in the unknown world of the Unternet by the Calculator’s fail-safe program, it’s Batman and Robin to the rescue – but which Batman and Robin is it? If the Unternet is a telepathic communications gestalt where the villains’ dreams come true, can Red Robin become its waking nightmare? On sale JANUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US BOPv2_Cv8_ds.indd BIRDS OF PREY #8 Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by ARDIAN SYAF & VICENTE CIFUENTES Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU The stunning “Death of Oracle” arc continues, with complications that will resonate through the DC Universe! And find out more about Mortis, the most twisted BIRDS OF PREY villain ever, as she sets her sights on Hawk and Dove in this BATMAN INCORPORATED tie-in! On sale JANUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US bgirl-17 BATGIRL #17 Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER Art by PERE PEREZ Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN Batgirl has been given her first sanctioned Batman Incorporated assignment solving a series of high-profile kidnappings, and she’s thrilled! Well, she was – until Damian Wayne decided to ride shotgun. Can the Dysfunctional Duo stop fighting long enough to save the children of Gotham City’s elite? On sale JANUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US outsiders-36 OUTSIDERS #36 Written by DAN DIDIO Art by KEITH GIFFEN & MICK GRAY Cover by DAVE JOHNSON It’s an unhappy homecoming for Black Lightning when his reunion with his daughters, Thunder and Lightning, brings his Outsiders into a direct confrontation with the Justice Society of America! On sale JANUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US azr-16 AZRAEL #16 Written by DAVID HINE • Art by CLIFF RICHARDS Cover by GUILLEM MARCH Azrael’s fate lies in the hands of Ra’s al Ghul, and not even Batman may be able to help him! And what part will the mysterious Suit of Sorrows finally play? On sale JANUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US batman-conf-52 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #52 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM • Art and cover by JERRY BINGHAM In “Super-Powers” part 3 of 5, Batman faces the Justice League for the first time! The landmark meeting triggers a memory back to the time he met his first super-powered team – The Zhuguan! Take a trip down memory lane to a time when a young Bruce Wayne traveled the world to find the methods he’d need to embrace his fate as The Dark Knight! On sale JANUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US