The Birth of Slipstream

With the introduction of Slipstream, a new super-speedster enemy, the war against Batgirl is only just getting started. Has the newly appointed representative of Batman Incorporated finally met her match?

BATGIRL #19, the next chapter in writer Bryan Q. Miller’s critically acclaimed Batgirl series, features interior art by Ramon Bachs and Guy Major with a cover by Dustin Nguyen and hits stores tomorrow.

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UPDATED: “I’m going to do what so many have failed to do… I’m going to kill him.”

Apologies. We've corrected the art credits below.

Escaping from Arkham Asylum isn’t easy, unless you have the right tools. Armed with a rusty nail, some marbles, a trick flower, and a crowbar, Harley Quinn makes a break for it. She’s done joking around in GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #20, by Peter Calloway and artists Andres Guinaldo, Lorenzo Ruggiero and Ramon Bachs, and now nothing is going to stand in her way.

On sale February 23.

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Bruce Wayne takes THE ROAD HOME

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Bruce Wayne is back – but what has he returned to?

In his absence, his closest allies and deadliest enemies have blazed a new path, creating a Gotham that’s different and in many ways more menacing than the city he left behind. So, how do his protégés, allies and foes react to the man that stands before them?

More April 2010: Batman solicits

Why stop with BRIGHTEST DAY, right? Click below for a look at all the Batman-related titles shipping in April, including BATMAN AND ROBIN, STREETS OF GOTHAM, BATGIRL and OUTSIDERS.

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BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM — MADNESS HC

Advance-solicited • On sale June 23 • 112 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Take a look at March's AZRAEL, RED ROBIN and BATMAN covers

We're in a giving mood here at The Source today. Since Batman Group Editor Michael Marts was kind enough to shoot over a look at some of the upcoming March Batman covers, we didn't want to make you guys wait until the solicited covers hit on Monday afternoon. So, here for your mid-week enjoyment are the covers to March's issues of BATMAN, RED ROBIN and AZRAEL.

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Robin and Guardian unite in WORLD'S FINEST #2

Following a trail of experimental equipment that was stolen from WayneTech, the new Robin finds himself in Metropolis and face-to-face with the straight-laced Guardian. But when Parasite and Mr. Freeze appear, the two heroes will have to band together to capture the villains and retrieve the missing tech. What are the villains really after, though, and who is pulling their strings? No clue, readers. But these pages should help answer some of your questions.

WORLD'S FINEST #2 hits 11/25.

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Our hero faces some tough choices in AZRAEL #2

Writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Ramon Bachs present the second issue of the new ongoing Azrael series, as the White Ghost presents a trial to the new Azrael: save an Angel or condemn a Devil. While it may sound like a simple choice, Azrael has to decide if the perceived saint is a sinner or if the sinner is an innocent man. And what if the architect of the experiment, Ra's al Ghul, is secretly testing all those involved to see who can best serve as his ultimate Dark Knight?

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What else is going on in the Batman universe in February?

Well, a ton, dear Source reader. Too much to capably sum up in one blog post. It's also way too early to give too much away. But, we can showcase some of the lovely artwork gracing the covers of the Bat-titles hitting in February, featuring the talents of Frank Quitely, Dustin Nguyen, Phil Noto and many more. So, take another bite of your lunch and look 'em over.

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Batman Group Editor Michael Marts is scared...

In the spirit of my favorite time of the year…here are a few things that scare me.

THE FLAMINGO. This guy has death and danger written all over him. He rides a motorcycle and rips people’s faces off for fun. Oh yeah, and to top it all off, he’s dressed head-to-toe in pink. What’s not to be afraid of? If Batman & Robin thought they had their hands full with Red Hood & Scarlet, well, they haven’t seen anything yet. Check out the Flamingo in all of his pink and face-ripping glory in BATMAN & ROBIN #6.

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