BATMAN Group Solicits

BATMAN Group Solicits

By David Hyde Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
BATMAN #8 Written by SCOTT SNYDER Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE Cover by GREG CAPULLO Variant cover by JASON FABOK 1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO On sale APRIL 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City’s soul…and the prelude to “The Night of the Owls.” And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls – as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. DETECTIVE COMICS #8 Written by TONY S. DANIEL Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA Cover by TONY S. DANIEL Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI 1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T Combo pack edition: $4.99 US Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, investigative journalist Charlotte Rivers, tries to protect a long-hidden secret even when her own life hangs in the balance. The Scarecrow is after knowledge only she possesses, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it from her. Can Batman uncover Charlotte’s secret past in time to save her future? With the clock ticking and a dose of newly designed fear gas in the air, Batman must first fight his own nightmare as all of Gotham City turns against him. Plus, don’t miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)! This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #8 Written by PAUL JENKINS Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND 1:25 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T A series of disturbing events captivates Gotham City as citizens turn on each other all across town. But when toxicology reports turn up negative, it’s left to Batman to determine the source of the problem, bringing him into an encounter with Tweedledum and Tweedledee at an entrance to the mysterious “Wonderland.” With Jim Gordon occupied on a tragic, high-profile case, and madness beginning to take root across the city, can Batman find the source of it all before it’s too late? BATWING #8 Written by JUDD WINICK Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS Cover by KEN LASHLEY On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Batwing vs. Massacre! The culmination of Massacre’s rampage and destruction of Africa’s first team of heroes, The Kingdom! The battle between Batwing and Massacre crashes Gotham City as Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing join the fight in a massive, action-packed rumble you won’t want to miss! And the shocking identity of Massacre is revealed at last! BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The “Born To Kill” saga concludes in a storm of fire and water, as Batman and Robin find themselves beaten and battered emotionally, as well as physically, as the fate of NoBody is revealed! BIRDS OF PREY #8 Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Rumor has it that Dinah Lance – a.k.a. Black Canary – killed a man with her sonic scream, and she’s been running from the law ever since. But it wasn’t a mere punch that shattered the victim’s skull. Now, something far more dangerous than the law is hell-bent on taking down Black Canary: a cunning enemy who knows her every weakness, both physical and psychological. The only things standing between Dinah and certain death are her friends and teammates: Batgirl, Katana and Starling. But will they still want to protect her after they learn the truth about what she was up to for the past three years? BATWOMAN #8 Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER Cover by AMY REEDER 1:25 B&W Variant cover by AMY REEDER On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Six lives moving through different points in time, all heading toward a crossroads. Batwoman faces gnashing teeth, claws and otherworldly powers. But can she defeat the villains of Gotham Harbor? Maro, an arcane wizard, harnesses violent magics to create the vile creature known as The Hook. Kate Kane struggles with living multiple lives and how that affects her relationship with Maggie. Detective Maggie Sawyer transports a double agent named Sune. Jacob Kane still holds onto hope for a life that he so desperately needs in his. DEO Agent Cameron Chase covertly aids Batwoman in abducting one of the villain Falchion’s inner circle. The creative team’s unique take on spy stories continues! BATGIRL #8 Written by GAIL SIMONE Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T The metahuman thief and killer Grotesque has set his sights on the perfect woman to add to his collection: Batgirl! Also, we reveal the other traumatic incident in Barbara’s life – one you’ve never heard about before! It’s a Gordon family secret that has never been revealed! You must not miss this story! RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #8 Written by SCOTT LOBDELL Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T Suzie Su is back, and she’s betting a hospital full of hostages will get Red Hood’s attention! If that isn’t enough to keep him and the Outlaws busy, there’s someone waiting in the wings! It’s Tim Drake knocking on Red Hood’s door with a very special package for his estranged “brother.” Don’t miss Red Robin’s cameo this issue, as it ties directly into next month’s “Night of the Owls” Batman event! NIGHTWING #8 Written by KYLE HIGGINS Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA Cover by EDDY BARROWS On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T A lead-in to next month’s thrilling “Night of the Owls” Batman event! With the Owls descending upon Gotham City, the fate of the city’s leader rests on the shoulders of Nightwing! But as our hero embarks on a mission to rescue Mayor Hady, just how do Cameron Kane and turn-ofthe-century Gotham City factor in? Plus: the untold story of William Cobb – the Talon who’s hunting Bruce Wayne! CATWOMAN #8 Written by JUDD WINICK Art by ADRIANA MELO and MARIAH BENES Cover by GUILLEM MARCH On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+ Catwoman has a new running buddy named Spark, and together, they’re taking Gotham City – literally! And when these two thieves team up, it’s twice the haul and twice the trouble. Electricity is in the air...

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