The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 1 (April 2014)

The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 1 (April 2014)

By Alex Nagorski Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

BATMAN ETERNAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
1:50 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

BATMAN ETERNAL #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A notorious Batman adversary appears for the first time in The New 52 continuity!

BATMAN ETERNAL #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A gang war erupts in Gotham City, but the G.C.P.D. doesn’t plan to help Batman stop it. Plus: The return of a fan-favorite Batman supporting character: Stephanie Brown!

BATMAN ETERNAL #4
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batman battles Batgirl as Jim Gordon’s troubles take a turn for the worse!

FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The title says it all! FOREVER EVIL is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back – by force! The only thing standing in his way? BANE! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!

NIGHTWING #30
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #10
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Following the events of FIRST CONTACT, witness the last days of Batman and Superman of Earth 2 from a new perspective.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN #30
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

“ZERO YEAR – SAVAGE CITY” begins!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #30
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO and FRANCIS MANAPUL
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

A bold new direction for DETECTIVE COMICS as THE FLASH creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccelato take over the creative reins! Batman finds himself knee-deep in a new mystery involving a deadly new narcotic that has hit the streets of Gotham City.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #30
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The quest for Damian’s remains takes Batman to Paradise Island and into direct conflict with Wonder Woman!

BATWOMAN ANNUAL #1
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale APRIL 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

Batwoman vs. Mr. Bones! Will the DEO triumph over Kate, or will she cross the line and free herself for good! Lingering questions are answered as long-standing conflicts reach their final resolutions.

BATWOMAN #30
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 MAD Variant cover

On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Assault on Arkham Asylum! Wolf Spider needs one more painting, and Batwoman will do anything to keep it out of his hands – even if it means entering the notorious asylum!

CATWOMAN #30
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

“The Race of Outlaws” begins! Despite her best efforts, Selina Kyle just can’t stop being Catwoman. What’s dragged her back into the catsuit? A globe-trotting contest that will have her competing to earn the prize for being the best thief in the world. But watch out, Catwoman – there’s no honor among thieves!

BIRDS OF PREY #30
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As her teammates fall, only Black Canary stands between the utterly helpless Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul. If she stands aside, her husband will be saved. If she refuses to fold, everybody else will die! What can she possibly do?

HARLEY QUINN #5
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Sure, Harley has made some enemies along the way. So what happens when a bunch of them show up to kill her dead? She kills them right back, of course! You’ve been warned: This issue contains violence.

BATGIRL ANNUAL #2
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale APRIL 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

It’s the start of a new story arc as Batgirl must unravel a mystery centered around her former BIRDS OF PREY teammate, the woman who betrayed her trust – POISON IVY!

BATGIRL #30
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

An ordinary day takes a turn for the worse when Barbara Gordon must find a way to save her roommate Alysia Yeoh from fan-favorite villain Ragdoll!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #30
Written by WIL PFEIFER
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Jason and Kori face off against the Agents of S.H.A.D.E. as they embark on a quest to save a kidnapped Roy from his alien abductors!

BATWING #30
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batwing races Menace to attempt to save his family! But the Gotham Underground is about to boil over with anarchy, and no matter which tribe rises up from below Gotham City, Batwing will be the first target!

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and wraparound cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Backup story art by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:25 Variant wraparound cover by DAVID FINCH
1:50 Variant wraparound cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 B&W Variant wraparound cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • FINAL ISSUE

This is it – the extraordinary finale of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman saga, surrounded by an epic wraparound cover! It’s a battle in the sun as Superman and Wraith accept their destinies…and Lex Luthor pulls the trigger on his ultimate weapon!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #7
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Doomsday has awakened and the Earth and heavens tremble! And discover how Superman and Wonder Woman survived a nuclear blast!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

ACTION COMICS #30
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by AARON KUDER
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Following the events of FOREVER EVIL, Superman confronts Lex Luthor – but the world has turned around for these two. The hero has become the villain and the villain the hero as forces beyond these two gather to destroy the Man of Steel, beginning with a dormant Doomsday who has crossed over from the Phantom Zone!

SUPERMAN #30
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Every man, woman and child in Smallville has suddenly fallen into a coma while the citizens of the Bottled City of Kandor begin to rise again. Meanwhile, Superman has his hands full as Doomsday cuts a swath of destruction through the heart of the earth itself!

SUPERGIRL #30
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

In “Red Daughter of Krypton” part 2 of 3, the newest, most powerful Red Lantern finally meets her match! Worldkiller-1 is a cosmic menace from the darkest recesses of Kara’s past, and he will gladly destroy every one of her crimson teammates to get to her…

SUPERBOY #30
Written by AARON KUDER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A FOREVER EVIL aftermath issue! Superboy is returning to the world post-FOREVER EVIL, but it may not be strong enough to survive this twisted Teen of Steel and his allies from the future. His plan is simple: Wipe out all Super Heroes!

ALL-STAR WESTERN #30
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by STAZ JOHNSON
Backup art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale APRIL 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Now back in the Old West, Hex finds readjusting to his old life a bit more difficult than he expected – especially when he finds out that there’s a NEW Jonah Hex! Plus: This extra-sized issue features a back-up story drawn by the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez that introduces Madam 44 to The New 52!

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale APRIL 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Skitter finally returns to the team – and it’s perfect timing, because the Teen Titans are going to need all the power they can muster in this final battle against the man known as Harvest! Plus, the team must deal with the staggering betrayal by one of their own!

TEEN TITANS #30
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM and ART THIBERT
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, The Titans return to learn that Harvest has grown more powerful in their absence! And with the body of Jon Lane Kent gone from its chamber, Harvest is marshaling all the resources of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to get it back! All this and the return of Bunker and Beast Boy!

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