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DC Comics TBU Solicitations for April 2014


The DC solicitations for April 2014 have been released, and below you'll find the solicitations for all the main Bat-Books, as well as other DC books that feature characters from The Batman Universe.

 

Main Bat-Books

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
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!

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
“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
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
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+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
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!

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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!

 

 

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!

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?

 

Other Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #9
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS and DEXTER SOY
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale APRIL 30 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The epic “JUSTICE LORDS BEYOND” crossover starts here! Following the shocking events of BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #8, Wonder Woman is back! But where did she go? And why does she seem like she’s hiding something? Find out in the first part of a 4-part, world-spanning event in both “Batman Beyond” and “Justice League Beyond”!

 

 

BATMAN ‘66 #10
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by DAVID WILLIAMS, KELSEY SHANNON and ERIC WIGHT
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
A snowstorm in Gotham City in the middle of summer? Only one man can be behind this: that frozen fiend Mr. Freeze. And Batgirl is back in another solo story, as she clashes with Cleopatra.

 

TBU Character Appearances

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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.

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
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.

 

 

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?

 

 

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!

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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!

 

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #30
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by IG GUARA and RUY JOSE
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
On sale APRIL 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ •
FINAL ISSUE
In the ashes of FOREVER EVIL, A.R.G.U.S. and Task Force X leader Amanda Waller must face the consequences of her failure to protect the United States from the Crime Syndicate.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #30
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It all changes here with the first chapter of “INJUSTICE LEAGUE”! The next era of the Justice League begins as heroes quit, villains join and a Justice League roster you’ve never seen before emerges, led by the world’s greatest hero — LEX LUTHOR?! As the dust settles and the bodies are buried, the violent consequences of FOREVER EVIL must be dealt with — while a mysterious new force sets its target on the League. But is this force friend or enemy? And why does he want Luthor dead? (If you ask Batman, it’s a long list.)
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US •
FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, the Justice League of America’s mission has come to an end – so where do they go from here? No one’s survival is assured! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

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
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
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!

 

 

WORLDS’ FINEST #22
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Following their team-up with Batman and Superman, Power Girl and Huntress have some difficult choices ahead. What’s next for the Worlds’ Finest…and what world will they choose?

 

 

EARTH 2 #22
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 MAD Variant cover
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When all looks lost – Green Lantern returns!

 

 

INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #4
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO
Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
On sale APRIL 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
With the Guardians concerned about Superman’s increasing dominance over Earth, Hal Jordan is called to Oa to discuss an intervention. But a recent revelation about the Guardians has left Hal’s loyalties divided. Jordan is beginning to doubt whether the Green Lantern Corps is truly the best force to protect Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, a dark power is whispering dangerous ideas in Superman’s ear.

 

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