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TBU Solicits for April 2015


covDC has released their solicitations for April 2015, the first month of DC’s two-month Convergence event which is filling in for their regular titles as DC moves it’s offices from the East Coast to the West Coast, made up of a title series and several two-issue titles.  This article will only highlight titles that include or feature TBU characters.  For the full list of titles and all of the Convergence issues, see this link.  However, DC still has several comics which are published outside the New 52 label which will continue through the month of April including the tie-in comic Arkham Knight (which will have two issues in April), Batman ’66, Teen Titans Go!, and Injustice: God’s Among Us.

 

CONVERGENCE #1
Written by JEFF KING and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Foldout cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1: 25 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
1: 100 BATMAN sketch variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
Blank variant cover
On sale APRIL 8 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with five covers. Please see the order form for more information.
This is it! The entire DC Universe, from the dawn of time through The New 52, must fight to survive against a threat that bends the Multiverse to its will. Your favorite characters from every era and every forgotten series are all here! But are you going to say hello again just to say goodbye forever? The stakes have never been higher as the heroes of Crisis, Zero Hour, Elseworlds, and more are brought together for Convergence!
In the first issue of this weekly series, Brainiac has collected cities of doomed and forgotten worlds, who must battle each other – and the losers will be destroyed! But why is he forcing this conflict? Join the refugees from Earth-2 as they unlock the truth behind this world that exists outside time and space and is very much alive! Is Brainiac really in control – or is this planet named Telos an unparalleled force of evil?
This extra-sized issue is packed with twists and turns and appearances you NEVER thought you’d see – including the heroes from the hit series INJUSTICE!

 

CONVERGENCE #2
Written by JEFF KING
Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1: 25 Variant cover by JAE LEE
1: 100 WONDER WOMAN sketch variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
As Telos, the Planet Incarnate, easily defeats the survivors of Earth 2, Thomas Wayne and Dick Grayson set off to find help in the pre-Flashpoint Gotham City. The emotional implication of these worlds colliding comes crashing down when Thomas Wayne confronts this world’s Batman, as father meets son!
Plus, Alan Scott’s attempts to connect with The Green yield unexpected results, setting our team on a quest to escape the planet. And the cyborgs of Futures End engage in a battle to the death against the reimagined heroes of the Just Imagine Universe, while the city of Superman Red and Blue takes on the opposing forces from GENERATIONS!

 

CONVERGENCE #3
Written by JEFF KING
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1: 25 Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
1: 100 AQUAMAN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Death comes calling as an injured Telos takes out his rage on the people of Kandor, while the Earth-2 team endures another brutal casualty. And major plans are set in motion as Green Lantern and the others follow Deimos into the lost city of Skartaris to find Rip Hunter and the missing Time Masters, who could be their only hope of escape from this apocalypse for Infinite Earths!

 

CONVERGENCE #4
Written by JEFF KING
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and MARK MORALES
1: 25 Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1: 100 GREEN LANTERN sketch variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information
Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth-2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers – but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them?
Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet!

 

CONVERGENCE: BATGIRL #1
Written by ALISA KWITNEY
Art by RICK LEONARDI and MARK PENNINGTON
Cover by RICK LEONARDI and DAN GREEN
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! After a year living under the confinement of the dome, Stephanie Brown isn’t sure she wants to be Batgirl again. But when she’s attacked by Catman and Gorilla Grodd from the world of Flashpoint, she’s forced to put on the cape and cowl to fight alongside Red Robin and Cassandra Cain!

 

CONVERGENCE: BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
Written by RON MARZ
Art and cover by DENYS COWAN and KLAUS JANSON
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Being trapped in a domed city makes for a tense, inescapable family reunion as Batman struggles to keep the friction between Damian Wayne and Jason Todd from exploding!

 

CONVERGENCE: HARLEY QUINN #1
Written by STEVE PUGH
Art by PHIL WINSLADE and JOHN DELL
Cover by STEVE PUGH
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Life for Harley Quinn has become downright normal over the last year. Will she be ready to go nuts when Catwoman and Poison Ivy draft her to fight – Captain Carrot?!

 

CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! The Justice League story you never expected to see begins when Supergirl, Zatanna, Vixen and Jade attend Jesse Quick’s baby shower, which quickly turns into a life-and-death struggle with Flashpoint Aquaman!

 

CONVERGENCE: NIGHTWING/ORACLE #1
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by JAN DUURSEMA and DAN PARSONS
Cover by JILL THOMPSON
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Just as they’ve finally been reunited, the romance between Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon is sentenced to execution by Flashpoint Hawkman and Hawkwoman!

 

CONVERGENCE: THE QUESTION #1
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 8 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
STARRING HEROES FROM THE PRE-FLASHPOINT DCU! Two-Face is fighting another world’s Harvey Dent, and it’s up to Renee Montoya as The Question to help him beat the odds.

 

CONVERGENCE: BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #1
Written by LARRY HAMA
Art by PHILIP TAN and JASON PAZ
Cover by PHILIP TAN
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! Fresh out of recovery from a broken back, Bruce Wayne infiltrates the organized crime underworld, but the outlaw sent to test his mettle is none other than Azrael!

 

CONVERGENCE: CATWOMAN #1
Written by JUSTIN GRAY
Art by RON RANDALL
Cover by CLAIRE WENDLING
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! A year under the dome can change anyone – even Catwoman. She’s set aside her life of crime to become the protector of Suicide Slum, but when the dome falls she will face her greatest challenge: Kingdom Come Batman!

 

CONVERGENCE: SUICIDE SQUAD #1
Written by FRANK TIERI
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM ZERO HOUR! When Kingdom Come’s floating fortress of New Oa threatens Metropolis, it’s up to Amanda Waller to assemble a team of Metropolis’s deadliest villains to stop it.

 

CONVERGENCE: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art CARLOS D’ANDA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.

 

CONVERGENCE: CRIME SYNDICATE #1
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by PHIL WINSLADE
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control over their city of a bygone era comes crashing down when Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights the One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

 

CONVERGENCE: DETECTIVE COMICS #1
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
On sale APRIL 29 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, IG GUARA and ART THIBERT
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
1: 25 Variant cover by JAE LEE
On sale APRIL 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Shipping twice in April! In issue 2, will the Clown Prince of Crime have the last laugh from inside the grave? Find out when Harley Quinn is Batman’s only hope to save Commissioner Gordon from The Joker’s Last Will and Testament!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #3
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, IG GUARA and ART THIBERT
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
1: 25 Variant cover by PAOLO RIVERA
On sale APRIL 22 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Shipping twice in April! The Arkham Knight’s shadow spreads across the city as Batman digs deeper into the murders of villains – and it will soon put him on a collision course with the most dangerous enemy he’s ever faced! All this and more as the stunning prelude to the highly anticipated video game continues!

 

BATMAN ’66 #22
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JON BOGDANOVE
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale APRIL 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
The guest team of writer Ray Fawkes (BATMAN ETERNAL, CONSTANTINE) and artist Jon Bogdanove (SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL) bring back Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, for another bejeweled bout with the Dynamic Duo. When she strikes at a gala ball for Gotham City’s elite, will even guests Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson fall under her spell?

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE ANNUAL #1
Written by RAY FAWKES and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by SERGIO DAVILA, XERMANICO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale APRIL 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The Year of Magic is over, and the stalemate between Superman’s regime and Batman’s resistance continues. But some mysteries remain to be explained, like the true start of John Constantine’s involvement. What secret role did Dr. Occult play? And what have the Titans been up to all this time?

 

TEEN TITANS GO! #9
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and MERRILL HAGAN
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale APRIL 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
It’s Titan vs. Titan in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all…staring contest! In the end, it’s Robin vs. Raven with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Which will turn the tide: Robin’s focused glare, whose intensity can rip through to the deepest core of a man’s soul…or Raven’s just not caring?

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