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TBU Solicits for January 2015


batman 42DC has released the solicitations for the month of January 2015.  January’s biggest announcement is probably the reveal of who will be taking up the mantle of Robin after the conclusion of Robin Rises: Alpha which comes at the beginning of the year marking the 75th Anniversary of the Boy Wonder.  TBU reported on this reveal shortly after it was spoiled by writer Peter Tomasi ahead of the solicitation release.  In other ongoing titles, Batman #38 still deals with the return of Joker as well as the series of backup stories about encounters with The Joker.  Detective Comics #38 sees the continuation of Manapul and Buccellato’s new arc with Anarky and Batman gets infected with the Amazo Virus in the pages of Justice League #38.  Additionally, we finally see the debut of Bluebird in Batman Eternal #42 although the solicitation for issue #42 and #43 promise a twist to the preview we got in Batman #28.

 

In addition to these titles dealing with the Dark Knight, Red Hood and the Outlaws #38 finds Jason taking Venom in order to save Starfire, crime boss Selina gets confronted by Batman in Catwoman #38, and Harley Quinn has a new love interest in Harley Quinn #14.  Also, Mr Freeze arrives at the new Arkham facility in Arkham Manor #4, and we get a big confrontation between Batman, Batman Beyond, and Tim Drake in The New 52: Future’s End #38.  Lastly, in alternate-Earth Batman news, Earth 2: World’s End #17 will focus on The Batman of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne, and his search for a cure for an infection from Apokolips.

 

All-in-all, January looks to be a huge month for DC and The Batman Universe as well.  See the full list of solicitations below.

 

BATMAN #38
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Backup story art by SAM KIETH
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Endgame” part 4. The Joker is back! This time, no more funny stuff. And in the backup story, five Arkham Asylum escapees share their encounters with The Joker!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #38
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 Variant cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The people of Gotham City have spoken – and now, Anarky runs wild in the streets!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #38
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by DAVE BULLOCK
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The team of Batman and Robin are together again! But what is the new dynamic for this crimefighting duo now that Damian has super powers of his own?

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #18
Written by GREG PAK
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and DANNY MIKI
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:25 Variant cover by JUANJO
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Superman uncovers the identity of the unseen terror that has been destroying targets related to him, while Batman seeks to protect Lois Lane! This time the truth will hurt in more ways than Superman could imagine!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

GRAYSON #6
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by JOCK
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It’s the battle you never thought you’d see, as Grayson goes toe to toe with the Midnighter!

 

BATGIRL #38
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Blank variant cover
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
Things are going surprisingly well in Batgirl’s new life! But nothing good ever lasts long in Gotham City – and the other yellow boot is about to drop…hard!

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #38
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by R.B. SILVA
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Jason Todd risks everything to save Starfire as he takes on Crux high over the skies above Arkham Asylum! He may be outmatched, but Jason Todd has a new secret weapon: the power of the super-drug Venom.

 

BATWOMAN #38
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JASON MASTERS
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Batwoman’s team of misfit vigilantes known as the Unknowns continues to dig deep into the cult rampaging across Gotham City!

 

CATWOMAN #38
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by GARRY BROWN
Cover by JAE LEE
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TY TEMPLETON
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It had to happen! Batman confronts Selina over her ascension to the top of Gotham City’s criminal underworld – and the gloves come off!

 

HARLEY QUINN #14
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by BRUCE TIMM
1:25 Variant cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
Everyone knows that Harley’s not quite over her last ex-boyfriend. Can she really open her heart to another man? Well, Mason Macabre’s not like any other guy she’s known before…and not just because he hasn’t tried to kill her yet!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #38
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JASON FABOK
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by TONY HARRIS
1:25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. This cover was previously scheduled to appear on issue #37.
The Amazo Virus infects the last Leaguer standing: Batman!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

TEEN TITANS #6
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by SCOTT HEPBURN
Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The fight for the soul of the Teen Titans continues as S.T.A.R. Labs and the team find themselves bonding over a new common enemy, just as the Titans bring in a new member: Power Girl.

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by ROB HUNTER
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Harley Quinn takes center stage! The Squad’s mission to China has gone to hell – and now an army of unstable super beings is trying to murder them and anything else that stands in their way!

 

ARKHAM MANOR #4
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As if Batman didn’t have enough trouble containing the Spider in Arkham Manor, now he has to contend with the newest inmate to arrive: Mr. Freeze!

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #4
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The hunt for the Ghost of Gotham Academy begins!

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #3
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art and cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
There’s a dark secret in Gotham General Hospital – a supernatural menace that could infect the whole city! But Detective Lisa Drake of the Midnight Shift has a dark secret of her own…and when this new threat brings it out, the only thing Jim Corrigan can do is get out of the way!

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #40
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s three-way battle for survival between Batman, The Riddler…and Mother Nature?

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #41
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by JOE QUINONES
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Nanites are tearing The Narrows apart! Can Red Robin stop them while the rest of the city burns?

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #42
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by JOE QUINONES
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
You’ve been waiting for the debut of Bluebird – and here it is, though this story may not have a happy ending!

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #43
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Don’t miss this special issue that loops our story all the way back to where it started in BATMAN #28 – but with a twist you won’t see coming!

 

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #36
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by SCOT EATON and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
How much will the Nth metal change Frankenstein? Will he still be the monster we all love to fear? His journey will push him to face every part of his past, even as he faces the question of his own mortality. First stop: the House of Mystery and the Justice  League Dark.

 

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #37
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The War changed everyone, and not for the better. After last issue’s shocking ending made one hero a murderer, find out how far Constantine went to win, and how Amethyst lost her magic! Don’t miss the return to Gemworld!

 

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #38 – Solicited Cover
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by ANDY McDONALD
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The fight you knew was coming since issue #12 – and you’ve been dreading since issue #23! Batman, Batman Beyond, Tim Drake, and…you know who!

 

THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #39
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Dr. Polaris is finally aboard the Justice League satellite, and he’ll be sure the Justice League faces the ghosts of every civilian they might’ve saved during the war, if only they didn’t consider themselves too godly to care. Also – up in the sky! It’s definitely not Superman. And it isn’t good!

 

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #14
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, ROBSON ROCHA, JAN DUURSEMA and JACK HERBERT
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Mister Miracle, Mister Terrific and Fury fight for their lives as they try to escape Apokolips!

 

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #15
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, EDUARDO PANSICA, JORGE JIMENEZ and PAULO SIQUERA
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The final fate of Earth-2’s Clark Kent is revealed!

 

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #16
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by JACK HERBERT, EDDY BARROWS, EDUARDO PANSICA and JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The avatar of the Red of Earth 2 is released – and the battle turns for the heroes of Earth 2 as her power is used for both good and evil.

 

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #17
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by ANDY SMITH
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Earth 2 becomes infected by the soul of Apokolips! Can former surgeon Thomas Wayne, the Batman of Earth-2, find a cure – or is it already too late?

 

EARTH 2 #30
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by ANDY SMITH
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the Avatars of Earth 2, led by Green Lantern, try to defend the planet from the forces of Apokolips, find out how these heroes became the protectors of their world and possibly its only hope for survival.

 

BATMAN ‘66 #19
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by LEONARDO ROMERO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale JANUARY 28 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Lord Marmaduke Ffogg has come to Gotham City, and he’s brought a bit of old Londinium with him. Specifically, some of that city’s famous fog! But this is no normal fog. His malicious mist may just find the entire populace saying “Gor Blimey!” Can Batman and Robin see their way clear to stop this cloudy culprit in time, or will the city swing like a pendulum, too?

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #7
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by MIKE S. MILLER
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
It all began when Superman learned that his wife, Lois Lane, was pregnant. But then came The Joker’s terrible machinations, and the horrible tragedy that took her life and destroyed Metropolis. From that moment, Superman – and the world – were changed forever. But suppose none of that had ever happened?

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #8
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Wonder Woman is back – and she’s not happy with what’s happened since she left. She’s kicking butt and taking names, and Sinestro is the first on her list! Plus, it’s payback time for Superman’s enemies, and neither Batman’s Gotham City-based resistance nor Constantine and his mystical allies are safe from the coming storm. But Constantine still has a trump card to play.

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