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TBU Solicitations for August 2015


batman 43DC has released their solicitations for all ongoing titles for the month of August 2015.  These solicitations include all ongoing titles as well as the various miniseries that tie into Batman family characters.  August seems to continue the stories of the new Batman (however, without continued reference to the “new” Batman, this is just an assumption that we will see the “All-new Batman” for more than the months of June and July).  Specifically, Batman #43 sees Batman beginning a new arc with a new villain called Mr. Bloom, while Batman and “his new team” deal with a band of thieves developing a super weapon in Detective Comics #43.  The Justice League of America investigates a mysterious new world religion in issue #3 while the Darkseid War continues in Justice League #43 where Batman “takes a dark journey into the depths of Godhood and unlocks the forbidden knowledge of the DC universe.”

 

Meanwhile, Grayson fights himself in Grayson #11 and Batgirl deals with Burnside’s new resident villain Velvet Tiger in issue #43.  Red Hood/Arsenal #3 sees Jason and Roy working as freelance investigators for the mysterious Tara Battleworth, while Robin works alongside Nobody II in Robin: Son of Batman #3 and the new team of Robins finally meet Batman in We Are Robin #3.  Selina Kyle investigates what really happened to Batman in Catwoman #43 and Black Canary deals with a kidnapped child prodigy in issue #3 of her solo title.

 

Harley Quinn is the title character in three different issues in August, dealing with the difficulties and responsibilities of being the boss of her new gang in Harley Quinn #19, fighting Vartox alongside her new pal Power Girl in Harley Quinn and Power Girl #3, and going on a road trip with Poison Ivy and Catwoman in Harley Quinn Road Trip Special #1.

 

In other TBU titles, the GCPD Midnight Shift deals with news anchors using mind control in Gotham by Midnight and there is a werewolf on the prowl at Gotham Academy.   Tim Drake continues his battle with Brother Eye and discovers the secret of the cyborg Justice League in Batman Beyond #3 and Robin works with Bat-Mite in issue #3 of the Bat-Mite miniseries.

 

August also sees the continuation of titles like Batman ’66, the Arkham Knight prequel comic, the origin series for the Arkham Knight called Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis, Injustice Year Four, Justice League Gods and Monsters, Midnighter, Teen Titans, and Suicide Squad.  Additionally, TBU has already reported that August will bring the beginning of a DC Bombshells comic based on the statue line of the same name and many titles will come with variant covers also based on these character designs.

 

BATMAN #43
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Bombshells Variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
In the start of a new epic, a new villain stalks Gotham City. Will Batman be able to uncover the mystery of Mr. Bloom?

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #43
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Bombshells Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman and his new team are after a band of thieves in Gotham City—but they’re about to develop a new weapon that will make them much harder to stop!

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #23
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Bombshells Variant cover by DES TAYLOR
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Truth” continues as Superman must learn to depend on the new Batman’s help—but can he trust him?

 

GRAYSON #11
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Bombshells Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It’s Grayson versus…Grayson? To save Agent 1, Dick must face his most dangerous enemy yet: himself.

 

BATGIRL #43
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Tech genius Luke Fox has brought his startup to Burnside, and he seems to be hiring all of Barbara’s friends…but not her! Unfortunately, someone else is setting up shop in Burnside as well…the mysterious Velvet Tiger!

 

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #3
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DENIS MEDRI
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Red Hood and Arsenal are open for business! After working for the mysterious Tara Battleworth as on-staff outlaws, Roy and Jason have decided to branch out on their own as freelance problem solvers, investigators, and general butt-kicking specialists. But when the sinister corporate scourge of Underbelly rears its ugly head, can our heroes overcome pure evil and corruption made manifest?

 

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #3
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Robin and Nobody II team up to take on another mission from the Year of Blood.

 

WE ARE…ROBIN #3
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by JORGE CORONA, ROB HAYNES and KHARY RANDOLPH
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Robins finally meet Batman himself…but is it everything they imagined it would be? And what will the Dark Knight think of them?

 

CATWOMAN #43
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by KEVIN WADA
Bombshells variant by DES TAYLOR
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
While Selina investigates the mystery of whatever happened to Batman, Spoiler finds a mentor in Eiko. Plus: Antonia makes a dangerous bargain.

 

HARLEY QUINN #19
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Bombshells Variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Harley’s finding out just how hard it is to be the boss! She’s finally ready to put her love life first—if only the Gang of Harleys would let her have a moment’s rest!

 

HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by BRET BLEVINS and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by BRET BLEVINS
On sale AUGUST 26 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
It’s the great American summer tradition, but you’ve never seen a road trip quite like this before! Harley, Ivy, and Catwoman are burning rubber across the U.S. of A! We recommend you all stay off the roads for the month of August, just to be safe.

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #3
Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
Art by STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Vartox are finally face-to-face…unfortunately, it’s the terrifying Dark Vartox, corrupted by an ancient cosmic evil! And good lord, what has it done to his nipples?!

 

BLACK CANARY #3
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by ANNIE WU
1:25 Variant cover by DAVE BULLOCK
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Black Canary’s worst nightmare has come true: child prodigy Ditto has been kidnapped! But the perp isn’t your average criminal mastermind…

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Bombshells Variant cover by TERRY DODSON
1:25 Variant cover by TRADD MOORE
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
Churches of Rao are being built all over the world. A new world religion has appeared seemingly overnight. Sick people are healed. The world suddenly knows peace. So what’s wrong with this picture? The Justice League is about to violently find out.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #43
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Bombshells Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“The Darkseid War” event rages on as Batman takes a dark journey into the depths of Godhood and unlocks the forbidden knowledge of the DC universe! Meanwhile, arch-enemies Superman and Lex Luthor must stand together in order to survive, and Wonder Woman leads the Justice League in an offensive against the Anti-Monitor and Darkseid! But what is Grail’s true mission during this war-—and what is the secret she holds over Wonder Woman?

 

TEEN TITANS #11
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by FELIPE WATANABE
Cover by BENGAL
Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Red Robin draws closer to proving Superboy’s innocence! But with the Titans trapped behind bars, in a prison built to house superpowered criminals, how will the truth ever be revealed?

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #11
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONNES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
Bombshells Variant cover by DES TAYLOR
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
An extremist offshoot of the League of Assassins has taken what was once a shadow war into broad daylight, attacking a crucial energy concern with a view to trading power for super-weapons of mass destruction. It’s up to new “recruits” Deadshot, Boomerang and Manta to save the world without blowing their cover.

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #8
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Two of Gotham City’s top news anchors seem to be swaying the minds of the public with sinister supernatural intentions.

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #9
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
If the gang thought it was hard to keep up with their homework before, now there’s a werewolf on campus at Gotham Academy! Talk about distractions!

 

BATMAN BEYOND #3
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
1:25 Variant cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The world starts to give up on its new Batman as the secret of the cyborg Justice League is revealed. Plus, Brother Eye takes both a giant leap and one small step toward bringing down the final stronghold of humanity: Neo-Gotham.

 

BAT-MITE #3
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
Bat-Mite and Robin! It had to happen…even if Damian fights it every step of the way! Does Bat-Mite really believe that Batman’s son will welcome his efforts to coach him? Sadly, yes. Say hello to crime fighting’s new Dysfunctional Duo.

 

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #3
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale AUGUST 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The utopic society of Earth-2 begins to show cracks as the new world reacts to the assassination plot that’s left a huge power vacuum on the planet. Which hero can step up to fill the void?

 

MIDNIGHTER #3
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by ACO
Cover by ARTYOM TRAKHANOV
1:25 Variant cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Midnighter’s up against Multiplex, the man with the power of infinite self-replication—in other words, all his dreams are coming true! Infinite clones mean infinite bones to break…

 

BATMAN ‘66 #26
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by LUKAS KETNER
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale AUGUST 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Can it be? Is Louie the Lilac really pushing up daisies? Batman’s investigation of the criminal’s apparent demise leads him to the abandoned Isley Nursery. But it’s a floral trap that awaits the Dynamic Duo as they encounter a new villainess, the one and only Poison Ivy!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FOUR #7
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by JAE LEE
On sale AUGUST 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
It’s a family feud years in the making, and raised to a devastating level, as a superpowered Batman and Robin engage in an earth-shaking battle. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman takes on Hercules, Shazam battles everyone, and even Zeus enters the fray!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FOUR #8
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale AUGUST 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The tables have been turned, and now Superman himself has been driven underground…way underground. Ares directs the Man of Steel to Hades, where he assures Superman some assistance will be found. Back on the surface world, Wonder Woman confronts Batman, and up on Olympus, Harley tries bonding with Queen Hippolyta—we’ll see how well that goes.

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #7
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale AUGUST 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
After narrowly escaping death during his battle with Bane, a battered and bloodied Batman crosses paths with a kid from Gotham City, and changes the course of his life forever. Meanwhile, the Scarecrow begins to gather his forces…

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ALISSON BORGES
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
1:10 Video game art variant cover
RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled. It will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Witness the birth of Gotham City’s newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and BATMAN AND ROBIN!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #1
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM
Art by THONY SILAS
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
1:10 Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale AUGUST 12 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman: three powerful and dangerous loners, drawn together by a man who claims he can bring humanity to the next level of evolution. But are Jackson Alpert and his immortal Forever People what they claim to be? Will they save the Earth—or conquer it?

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #2
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM
Art by THONY SILAS
Cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
On sale AUGUST 19 • 40 pg, FC, 2 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! The Forever People are at war—with humanity and with each other. The only hope of defeating them lies with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman—and they may be more dangerous than the immortal warriors they’re trying to stop!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #3
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM
Art by THONY SILAS
Cover by GENE HA
On sale AUGUST 26 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 3, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! He calls himself Imperiex, the final step in humanity’s evolution, and his first order of business is annihilating Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Will these three headstrong heroes learn to work together—or will the Justice League’s first mission be its last?

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #1
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover by ANT LUCIA
1:25 Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale AUGUST 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The ultra-popular statues from DC Collectibles come to life in their own ongoing comic book series! Learn the story behind this alternate reality where the Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines and behind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.

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