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TBU Solicits for October 2014


DC has released the following solicitations for October 2014.  October will see many contiuning titles and story arcs picking up from before the publisher-wide Futures End event in September as well as some new stories, creative teams, and titles.  Batman #35 will begin the next big story arc from Snyder and Capullo which is described as "the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet" from the creative team and which will be titled "Batman: Endgame."  While this new event starts in the Batman title, Detective Comics will see the first issue of a two-issue break for its still new creative team for a short story written from Ben Percy and John Paul Leon.  Also, we'll see the continuation of the "Robin Rises" story in Batman and Robin which will have Batman travelling to Apokolips in search of Damian's body.  October's solicitations also include two issues of Justice League the descriptions of which talk about not just cooperation between Batman and Lex Luthor but also a "joining of Wayne Enterprises and Lex Corp" without speculation as to what end.   Lastly, October brings the first annual for Harley Quinn (which, coincidentally, was among the top ten highest selling comic titles for the month of June 2014). 

 

October will also see the contiunation of The New 52: Future's End (which includes a solicitation involving the Joker from the future in issue #23) and Batman Eternal (which will see Gotham plunge into martial law) as ongoing weekly titles.  Also, included in October's TBU solicits are the first issues of the third DC weekly title, Earth 2: World's End which is included because of the involvement of the Batman of Earth 2 as well potential ties to the "Robin Rises: storyline and whatever continuity events DC might have planned for next year.  Each weekly title will ship five issues in October. 

 

As was already announced on TBU, October will see the beginning of two new TBU titles (Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor – both of which are solicited under the New 52 label (for those who were wondering whether these titles would continuity with other New 52 titles and events) as well as new creative teams and directions for both Batgirl and Catwoman.

 

Lastly, October's solicitations also include Batman Essentials: Batman: The Black Mirror Special Edition #1 which is described as another promotionally priced special presenting one of the Dark Knight’s greatest tales plus related pages from the 2014 DCE Essential Graphic Novels catalogue.

 

BATMAN #35
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
MONSTERS Variant cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – “Batman: Endgame” begins here!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


DETECTIVE COMICS #35
Written by BEN PERCY
Art and cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
MONSTERS Variant cover by BECKY CLOONAN
1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
In the first chapter of a two-part tale by the guest team of writer Ben Percy and artist John Paul Leon, a civilian appearance at Gotham Airport turns into a horror show for Batman when a plane full of dead passengers arrives on the runway! What happened – and what can Bruce Wayne do about it?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 
BATMAN AND ROBIN #35
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
MONSTERS Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“Robin Rises” continues as Batman begins his trek on Apokolips to recover his son’s body. But will he walk alone?

 
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #15
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
MONSTERS Variant cover by JON BOGDANOVE
1:25 Variant cover by BENGAL
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Lord Satanas offers Superman and Batman a deal they couldn’t possibly accept…right?!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 
GRAYSON #3
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
MONSTERS Variant cover by JAN DUURSEMA
1:25 Variant cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A secret mission. A partner in danger. Dick Grayson draws his gun. Will the heir to Batman pull the trigger? Also featuring the stunning, not to be missed debut of a new key player in the DC Universe: the world’s greatest spy, the Tiger.

 
BATGIRL #35
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
MONSTERS Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes… so when a fire destroys everything she owned, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life — and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl… and discovers all-new threats preying on her peers! It’s a re-invention of Batgirl from the boots up, by the incredible creative team of Cameron Stewart (BATMAN INC.), Brenden Fletcher (WEDNESDAY COMICS), and rising star Babs Tarr!

 
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #35
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by R.B. SILVA
Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Things are spinning out of control for the Outlaws when Roy realizes that he’s the only member of the team not abusing drugs!

 
BATWOMAN #35
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by GEORGES JEANTY
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The new storyline “Batwoman and the Unknowns” starts now with new artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)! Batwoman is neck-deep in danger with her new allies Ragman, The Demon, Clayface and Red Alice! What is going on and how did Batwoman end up here? Find out beginning in this issue!

 
CATWOMAN #35
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by GARRY BROWN
Cover by JAE LEE
MONSTERS Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Meet Selina Kyle – Crime Boss of Gotham City! Spinning out of events in BATMAN ETERNAL Selina has accepted the family mantle and embraced her true criminal side, but is Gotham City ready for her reign? And with the Cat away, who’s the stranger haunting the empty rooftops of the city? Don’t miss the start of a bold new direction for Selina Kyle by the new creative team of novelist Genevieve Valentine and Garry Brown (Five Ghosts, Iron Patriot).

 
HARLEY QUINN #11
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
MONSTERS Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Harley continues with her toxic Max Macabre relationship – but everything changes when Power Girl comes crashing into Coney Island from outer space! PG has a severe case of amnesia, and Harley is happy to remind her that they are best friends – and a crimefighting team!

 
HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant by ANT LUCIA
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
We have to warn you, readers: This issue stinks! Seriously! Like, unpleasant odors are literally in the story! In this first-ever HQ ANNUAL, take a trip to Harley’s home of Coney Island in a groundbreaking “scent-ticular” issue, featuring actual, honest-to-gosh smells. This issue comes polybagged to contain the stench.

 
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #3
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art and cover by JEREMY ROBERTS
1:25 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Enough is enough! The tensions and anger has been building and they can no longer be held back. It’s Harley vs. Joker’s Daughter in an all-out brawl through the streets of Moscow! Meanwhile, Deadshot has been captured by the Russians and is being tortured for information. How can things get any worse? Deadshot’s about to find out.

 
TEEN TITANS #3
Written by WIL PFEIFER
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
MONSTERS Variant cover by GENE HA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN WADA
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A free night out for Raven leads the Titans into another battle! And that brings them one step closer to a dark secret at the heart of S.T.A.R. Labs.

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE #34
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and KEITH CHAMPAGNE
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
RESOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Paranoid survivalist. Wanted fugitive. Damned soul. Meet the newest member of the Justice League: Jessica Cruz, a.k.a. Power Ring! With the most dangerous weapon in the universe in her possession, Jessica has been transformed into a dark prophet – one who will force the other members of the League to confront their greatest fears in preparation for a horrific new threat. Meanwhile, Batman and Lex Luthor continue their mission to cure the world of super-villains – but will the extremes they’re willing to go to threaten even their closest allies? Lex hopes so.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 
JUSTICE LEAGUE #35

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
MONSTERS Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 Variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
"THE AMAZO VIRUS" begins here! Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor join Wayne Enterprises and LexCorp – but why? And then, it's HUMAN VS. SUPER-HUMAN when a dangerous and bizarre virus is unleashed upon the Justice League – but what exactly is the Amazo Virus? Who unleashed it and why? And what unforeseen effects will it have on the greatest heroes of the DC Universe? Plus, Batman and the League uncover Lex's most guarded secret at Lexcorp Headquarters.

 
BATMAN ETERNAL #26
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Martial law is imposed on Gotham City! Learn the secret history of one of Batman’s most dangerous foes as he takes center stage!

 
BATMAN ETERNAL #27
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by JAVIER GARRON
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In the grips of martial law, the criminal underground is going berserk – and the only person who can stop it is…Catwoman?!

 
BATMAN ETERNAL #28
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Can Batman stop Catwoman from becoming the most dangerous person in Gotham City?

 
BATMAN ETERNAL #29
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV,
RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by SIMON COLEBY
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Hell is bursting out of Arkham Asylum, and the only being that can stop it is The Spectre – but first he must stop himself from razing all of Gotham City!

 
BATMAN ETERNAL #30
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The last time Deacon Blackfire took control of Gotham City, Batman nearly died…How will the city fare now that he wields unspeakable power?

 
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #22
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
How will the world react to discovering the identity of the masked Superman?

 
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #23
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Discover what the victorious Brother Eye has in store for The Joker 35 years from now. Will he go down laughing?

 
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #24
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Terry’s heist team comes face to face with the man who’s been pulling their strings from the very beginning.

 
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #25
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The revelation of their ultimate adversary forces the S.H.A.D.E. team to find a new ride as they learn what it means to watch for the Storm.

 
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #26
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by SCOT EATON and DREW GERACI
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
BATMAN of five years later appears for the first time in Futures End as he reveals a truth that will unravel Firestorm’s world.

 
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #1
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by ARDIAN SYAF, JORGE JIMENEZ, EDDY BARROWS and PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and JAIME MENDOZA
1:50 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’ greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!

 
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #2
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM and PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Huntress and Power Girl returned to Earth 2 to help save it from the threat of Apokolips, but even their combined power isn’t enough to protect against the first of four furies from that deadly world: the girl known as War.

 
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #3
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES and JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and JONATHAN GLAPION
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
With Earth 2’s United Kingdom falling under the rule of one of Apokolips’s invaders, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate race to London. But with Nabu in control, Fate’s motives might not be as pure as they seem.


EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #4
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES, JORGE JIMENEZ and PAULO SIQUIERA Cover by ARDIAN SYAF
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Aquawoman returns to Atlantis – too late!

 
EARTH 2 #27
Written by TOM TAYLOR and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by ANDY SMITH
Cover by GARY FRANK
MONSTERS Variant cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
World’s End is here! Everything the Wonders of Earth 2 have fought for stands to be destroyed. Be here as their powers are tested and hard choices are made!

 
ARKHAM MANOR #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL
1:25 Variant cover by ERIC CANETE
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals, and when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Arkham’s madness comes home in ARKHAM MANOR! A bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men).

 
GOTHAM ACADEMY #1
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
1:25 Variant cover by BECKY CLOONAN
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
WELCOME TO GOTHAM ACADEMY! Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very weird place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by…like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange is the students!
Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that Freshman MAPS is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?!
GOTHAM ACADEMY is a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City, with new characters and old plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past…

 
BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #5
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
The Dynamic Duo are prisoners of General Gumm and trapped beneath a giant pasta stamp, about to be turned into Bat-spaghetti. Meanwhile, the explorer Signor Bollo is about to hit Gotham City with a crippling lawsuit for the loss of his valuable collection, and the authorities have no choice but to recruit the outlaw Green Hornet to help them recover it. Holy conundrums! The pot boils over in this penultimate issue!

 
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #15
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and ALEC SIEGEL
Art by THONY SILAS
Cover by MATTEO SCALERA
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Rewire is out of Arkham. Ghoul is back on the streets and selling modified Joker toxin. And now Terry’s girlfriend Melanie might have gone back to her old habits. Can things get any worse? Oh yeah – Inque’s back and more powerful than ever!

 
BATMAN ‘66 #16
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by BRENT SCHOONOVER
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST It’s “Egghead Unbound” as Batman’s most egg-centric foe returns to terrorize Gotham City. Frustrated by his repeated defeats at the hands of the Caped Crusader, he invents a device that will egg-celerate his brain development to that of a being from the 40th century. Is this really possible? Does he now possess super-human abilities? Or has his mind simply gotten scrambled?

 
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO ANNUAL #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and DAVE YARDIN
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Featuring two untold tales! Hal Jordan’s alliance with Sinestro is tenuous at best. How can it continue? Then, as the resistance in Gotham City digs in, Commissioner Gordon works with his daughter Barbara for the first time. But their time together is running out!

 
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Superman’s new world order is in effect across the globe. The world is transformed. Violent dictatorships have fallen. Wars have ceased. But this order comes at the expense of freedom. Now, Batman has found an unlikely ally against Superman’s regime – and John Constantine is ready to unleash a bit of chaos.

 
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #2
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and TOM DERENICK
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
A new resistance to Superman’s reign is forming, and it’s ready to take on Superman from a new angle – one Batman isn’t comfortable with. John Constantine has begun to gather demons and supernatural beings to bring down this dictatorship. Might has failed. It’s time for magic!

 
BATMAN ESSENTIALS: BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR SPECIAL EDITION #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JOCK
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
Batman’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with another promotionally priced special presenting one of the Dark Knight’s greatest tales plus related pages from the 2014 DCE Essential Graphic Novels catalogue! In this special, a series of brutal murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils.

 

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