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TBU Solicits for June 2015


detectiveDC has released their solicitations for all ongoing titles for the month of June 2015.  This is the first month of regular solicitations after the end of all of DC’s weekly titles, Snyder and Capullo’s epic “Batman: Endgame” arc, as well as the first month after the publisher-wide event – Convergence.

 

As a result, there are a lot of changes amongst the June’s solicitations.  TBU has already reported on many of these changes including the addition of several new books to the regular line-up and the debut of the “all-new Batman” as well as how these things have contributed to the end of the New 52 imprint and how DC has moved away from single-line continuity.  All of these changes and more are reflected in the solicitations for June.

 

We see the impact of Endgame directly with the beginning of a new status quo in Batman #41 with Batman and Superman both getting used to new circumstance and new character designs in Batman/Superman #21.  Detective Bullock heads up a new task force alongside Renee Montoya in Detective Comics.  In Grayson #9, Dick gets a new partner. In Batgirl #41, Barbs seems to struggle with the new Batman.  Red Hood debuts in a new title (Red Hood/Arsenal) without Starfire (who now has her own book included in this list at least for it’s debut issue).  Selina Kyle sees if she can be both Gotham’s kingpin of crime and Catwoman in Catwoman #41.

 

We get two completely new looks at Robin with Damian starring in the debut of Robin: Son of Batman #1 and Duke Thomas and “hundreds of new Robins” taking the forefront in We Are Robin #1.  Harley Quinn deals with a gang of Harleys in her own book while starting a new mini-series with Power Girl.  Black Canary starts a new adventure and Midnighter gets a new ongoing title as well.  We get an all-new look at Batman Beyond with the beginning of a new title in Gotham’s future, while Bat-Mite gets a mini-series of his own as well.  The Justice League begins a war with Darkseid and the Justice League of America returns.  We also see Damian visiting the students at Gotham Academy in Gotham Academy #7 and the GCPD Midnight shift beginning a new story-arc in Gotham by Midnight #6.  All of this and more including the continuation of titles like Injustice, Batman ’66, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Teen Titans Go! will be coming in June.

 

BATMAN #41
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
THE JOKER Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #41
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
THE JOKER Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Following the events of “Endgame,” get ready to ride with the GCPD in a whole new city! Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force, but what are his duties, and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF
THE JOKER Variant cover by JOCK
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues! In this chapter, what are the consequences of a bond broken?This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

GRAYSON #9
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Everything changes as Helena takes over SPYRAL! Plus: Grayson gets a new partner!

 

BATGIRL #41
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
THE JOKER Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a new Batman in town…and that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secret…and now she’s looking to get even more involved in Batgirl’s business!

 

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DENIS MEDRI
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:25 Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
These brothers in arms face off against incredible odds while burning their way through the underbelly of the DC Universe – and it’s only a matter of time until they get gunned down in return!

 

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #1
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
1:25 Variant cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The son of a Bat and a Demon, Damian al Ghul has set out to forge his own destiny – and atone for the shameful Year of Blood! Will he be aided or hindered by the behemoth Goliath? And what mysterious legacy trails behind him? Join writer/artist Patrick Gleason as he chronicles the globe-hopping adventures of ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN!

 

WE ARE…ROBIN #1
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by ROB HAYNES and KHARY RANDOLPH
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Variant cover by TBD
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Spinning out of the pages of BATMAN! The teenagers of Gotham City have adopted the “R” and made it their own. A new Robin? No, HUNDREDS of new Robins! Don’t miss the start of this new series from rising star writer Lee Bermejo (JOKER, SUICIDERS), who also provides the covers!

 

CATWOMAN #41
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by KEVIN WADA
THE JOKER Variant cover by JAVIER PULIDO
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
She’s still Gotham’s queen of crime – but now, in order to work all the angles, Selina Kyle is back as Catwoman!

 

HARLEY QUINN #17
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
THE JOKER Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
They’re here – the Gang of Harleys has arrived! Because the world demanded more Harley Quinn, Harley has answered the call – will a dozen more Harleys do the trick? Meet Carli Quinn, Harley Queen, HanukQuinn, and many, many, MANY more in a story that will have your sides splitting!

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
Art by STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by STEPHANE ROUX
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
Hey, remember the panel gutter between panels 3 and 4 of page 20 of HARLEY QUINN #12? What? You DON’T? It’s only, like, the most memorable panel gutter of the twenty-first century. Well, either way, have we got the miniseries for you, in which the full tale of that momentous and momentary pause can be told! It’s a cosmic adventure beyond your wildest imaginings: Power Girl and Harley Quinn, stranded in a forgotten dimension, on the homeworld of the amorous warlord Vartox! They’ll sacrifice anything they have to in order to get home…except their dignity! Kidding! That’ll be the first thing to go.

 

BLACK CANARY #1
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by ANNIE WU
1:25 Variant cover by BABS TARR
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Dinah Lance hits the road! After years as a soldier and vigilante, the LAST place Dinah saw herself is on stage…but she’s quickly learning she’d die to protect the gang of misfits she’s fallen into. And she just might have to – for some reason, the newly rechristened band Black Canary seems to be a magnet for trouble…and Dinah’s not gonna believe it when she finds out the reason why! Martial arts, super-spies, and rock ‘n’ roll combine, from Brenden Fletcher (BATGIRL) and Annie Wu (Hawkeye)!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #41
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
Blank variant cover
On sale JUNE 17 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of “DARKSEID WAR”! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the frontlines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC Event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by BRYAN HITCH and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
THE JOKER variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
AQUAMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
BATMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
CYBORG variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
THE FLASH variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
GREEN LANTERN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
SUPERMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
WONDER WOMAN variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 seven-panel foldout cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale JUNE 3 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
It’s massive widescreen JUSTICE LEAGUE action and adventure from superstar writer/artist Bryan Hitch! In this extra-sized debut issue, the League comes up against an armada of aliens heading for Earth that claims to be a peaceful religious tribe. But something sinister is lurking in their ranks…something with ties to ancient Krypton! This amazing kick-off issue is available with seven different open-to-order variant covers by Bryan Hitch, each spotlighting one of seven core members of the JLA, plus an incredible 1:100  seven-panel foldout variant cover that presents all seven open-to-order covers together!

 

TEEN TITANS #9
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover by BENGAL
THE JOKER Variant cover by SCOTT McDANIEL
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
On the run with Superboy, the Titans must uncover the truth behind the Boy of Steel’s crimes – or they all might end up serving time with their former teammate.

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
THE JOKER Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
An unstable, violent group has broken away from the League of Assassins! Only the Suicide Squad stands a chance of stopping them – if they’re willing to get even more unstable and violent!

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #7
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by MINGJUE HELEN CHEN
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
THE JOKER Variant cover by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Special guest student Damian Wayne drops by the academy – and he is not pleased to meet his new classmates!

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #6
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JUAN FERRERYA
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
THE JOKER Variant cover by JOHN VAN FLEET
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The Midnight Shift is in danger from both its members and the rest of the GCPD! In a deadly new Gotham City, does the paranormal really still pose a threat? As the task force struggles to rebuild after their tragic loss, their only weapon against the supernatural and Internal Affairs both might be in the form of attorney Kate Spencer. Ray Fawkes and new series artist Juan Ferreyra are ready to take Jim Corrigan and his motley crew on the adventure of their lives – or afterlives!

 

BATMAN BEYOND #1
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
1:25 Variant cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSKY
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
At last, Batman Beyond gets his own ongoing series in THE definitive future of the DCU! But this isn’t the Beyond you think you know! With the Justice League missing and without Bruce to guide him, this new Batman will need to explore this bizarre world on his own while fighting to raise humanity from an opponent that’s already won. The heroes Batman knew have failed, the world he knew has been turned on its head, and every step he takes will lead him either toward finding home – or further down the road of disaster!

 

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #1
Written by DANIEL WILSON
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
1:25 Variant cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The survivors of Earth-2’s war with Apokolips find themselves on a new world, but can Green Lantern, Power Girl, a new Batman and the other heroes of Earth-2 create a new world that’s better than the last, or will their interference and good intentions doom this world, just like the old one?

 

BAT-MITE #1
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
1:25 Variant cover by CORIN HOWELL
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe – one hero at a time! Convinced that he’s the imp that put Batman on the map, he’s spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help.” Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!

 

MIDNIGHTER #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art and cover by ACO
1:25 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move… but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was!

 

SECTION 8 #1
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by JOHN McCREA
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by JOHN McCREA
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+
The greatest super heroes of all time, unseen since the end of the hit series HITMAN, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told! Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces – but he still needs that elusive eighth member. And that’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

 

STARFIRE #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
From the writers of the outrageous smash hit HARLEY QUINN comes former Outlaw Starfire in her all-new ongoing series! She’s an alien warrior princess trying to find peace on Earth, and she’ll fight anyone and anything to get it!

 

BATMAN ‘66 #24
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JON BOGDANOVE
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: These contents were previously scheduled to run in issue #22.
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 FOUR #3
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by BRUNO REDONDO, MIKE S. MILLER and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by TOM RANEY
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Having suffered some heavy losses, Batman sets out to recruit new allies, including and Aquaman and…Lex Luthor? Meanwhile, Harley Quinn returns to Green Arrow’s abandoned hideout with a special prisoner, and an army of Amazon warriors pays a visit to the Hall of Justice. Plus, there’s a possible new ally on the scene: Batgirl!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #4
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by BRUNO REDONDO, MIKE S. MILLER and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The Gods have decided that Superman must step down as ruler of the Earth and Wonder Woman finds herself at odds with her fellow Amazonians. She demands a “judgment by combat” with one champion from each side. But when the Gods select her to fight on their behalf, how can she possibly battle Superman to the death?

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #5
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale JUNE 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
DIGITAL FIRST
One of Batman’s deadliest enemies is back and more powerful than ever! That’s right – it’s Bane, who’s now leading a small army of followers! Can the Dark Knight stop this brilliant behemoth from claiming Gotham City as his own?

 

TEEN TITANS GO! #10
Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by DAN HIPP
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid to use them!

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