The Death of Oracle continues in BIRDS OF PREY #8, as the twisted villain Mortis has Black Canary, Huntress, Dove and Lady Blackhawk cornered. Can Oracle and Batman help them in time? And is Dove's ruse enough to keep them at bay long enough for help to arrive? Gail Simone and Guillem March's BIRDS OF PREY #8 ties in to the Batman Incorporated storyline and hits stores today. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
A new status quo. Those words are thrown around, a lot, in the comic book industry. But that’s exactly what New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison and team have created with BATMAN, INC. Bruce Wayne has extended Batman’s mission—and brand—globally. So far, we’ve met England’s Knight & Squire, Mr. Unknown (the Batman of Japan) and El Gaucho from Argentina's Batman. Judging from this advance look at Yanick Paquette’s gorgeous art from an upcoming issue of BATMAN, INCORPORATED, the international action and intrigue are only ramping up in the coming months.
Oracle can normally take care of herself, but when one of her firecest enemies finds her alone and far from her allies and safe houses, even Batman may not be able to save her. Rising star artist Ardian Syaf - fresh off some killer work in BRIGHEST DAY - makes his BIRDS OF PREY debut in a can't-miss story by Gail Simone called "The Death of Oracle"! BIRDS OF PREY #7 is on sale this Wednesday. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
The conclusion to "Batgirl Rising" begins here with part one of the four-part "Flood" storyline, from writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett. A string of bizarre, technology-based "suicides" gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they're the real targets of a nefarious madman hellbent on revenge. Just another day for Batgirl? Not quite. BATGIRL #9 hits 4/14. [gallery link="file"]
Stephanie Brown – you might recognize her from such “hits” as: 1. Becoming Spoiler to literally rebel against her father (Cluemaster). 2. Dating Tim (Wayne) when he was still Tim (Drake)… actually, when he was Alvin Draper. But she only knew him as Robin at the time. But later she found out Robin was really Tim (Drake) who was pretending to be Alvin Draper.
Pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum. Will the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman be enough help for Batman? Plus, the debuts of both the Gotham Shield Committee and Black Mask's Ministry of Death in writer/artist Tony Daniel's second issue. What more do you want? How about some pages? We can accommodate that, sure. BATMAN #693 hits 11/11. [gallery link="file"]
As the new Batgirl continues her nightly mission, the mystery of her secret identity intensifies. Now she has become the target of both Gotham City's heroes (can you say "Oracle"?) and its villains. Now that you know who the new Batgirl is and you've seen her new costume, all the more reason to head down to your shop and follow Stephanie Brown's ongoing adventures, no? BATGIRL #2, from the team of writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett, hits tomorrow. [gallery link="file"]