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TBU Solicitations for September 2015


batmanDC Comics has released their solicitations for the month of September 2015. These solicitations include all ongoing titles as well as the various miniseries that tie into Batman family characters.  The first thing worthy of note in the September solicitations is that DC will not continue their trend to have large publisher-wide events in the month of September.  This could be because DC just had their large Convergence event in April and May of 2015 and/or because the publisher had a “mini-relaunch” in June following Convergence.  However, regardless of the reason, all ongoing titles and miniseries will continue their story-arcs without interruption in the month of September.  Additionally, several of the Batman-related titles will be receiving annuals in September including Batman, Grayson, New Suicide Squad, and Batman: Arkham Knight.

 

In the stories continuing in September, we will see an origin story for the new villain Mr. Bloom and a story from Bruce Wayne’s history in Batman #44, while the new Batman and his GCPD task force deal with Joker’s Daughter in Detective Comics #44.  Additionally, we get more answers (which the solicitations spoil in advance as solicitations often do) about the fate of Bruce Wayne after Endgame as Superman finds out the truth about the death of Batman in Batman/Superman #24 and Bruce Wayne deals with his life apart from being Batman in Batman Annual #4.

 

Dick Grayson returns to Gotham for the first time since faking his death in Grayson #12, looks to Superman for advice after finding out that Batman is dead in Grayson Annual #2, and is kidnapped by Midnighter to fight vampires in Russia in Midnighter #4.  Batgirl fights Velvet Tiger to save the life of Luke Fox in Batgirl #44.  Jason Todd runs afoul of the new Batman in Red Hood/Arsenal #4.  Damian and Goliath fight Deathstroke in Robin, Son of Batman #4.  The Robins face a devastating loss in We Are Robin #4.  Selina deals with an escalating turf war in Catwoman #44.  And Tim might have put all of humanity in danger in Batman Beyond #4.

 

Also in September, Harley Quinn takes on her new city of Los Angeles in Harley Quinn #2o while also continuing her adventures with Power Girl in Harley Quinn and Power Girl #4.   The GCPD Midnight Shift is interrogated by Internal Affairs in Gotham by Midnight #9 and the gang at Gotham Academy investigate a suspicious student in Gotham Academy #4.

 

September will see the Justice League of America still struggling with the forces of the Church of Rao (and potentially the death of Superman) in Justice League of America #4 while Justice League #44 continues the Darkseid War as Darkseid faces the Anti-Monitor.

 

Lastly, September sees continuing story-lines in other TBU ongoing titles and miniseries like Black Canary, Teen Titans, New Suicide Squad, Bat-Mite, Earth 2 Society, Batman ’66, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis, and DC Comics Bombshells.  See the full list of TBU solicitations for the month of September 2015 below.

 

BATMAN #44
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JOCK
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 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 the origin of new villain Mr. Bloom! In a tale from Bruce Wayne’s past, Batman must investigate a vicious crime in the shadowy area of Gotham City known as the Narrows. Don’t miss this special issue illustrated by superstar artist Jock (Wytches, GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE)!

 

BATMAN ANNUAL #4
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art ROGE ANTONIO
Cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale SEPTEMBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Batman is gone…but Bruce Wayne is alive? What does that mean for Gotham City? And who is Bruce Wayne without Batman? This special annual delves deeper into the mystery building, and whether or not Bruce can ever really escape from the shadow of the Dark Knight.

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #44
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Blank Variant cover
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Joker’s Daughter reveals her plans to take on Batman and his task force—and they might prove deadly to Gordon, Bullock and Montoya!

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #24
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by DAVE BULLOCK
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 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 epic “Truth” arc reaches its finale as Superman discovers the true fate of Batman and makes a fateful decision.

 

GRAYSON #12
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
For the first time since he faked his own death, Dick Grayson returns home to Gotham City. But will Spyral ever really let him go for good?

 

GRAYSON ANNUAL #2
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY
Art by ALVARO MARTINEZ and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
When Dick comes home to find that the Batman he knew is gone, he seeks out his mentor, Superman. But both friends have changed since they last met. Can they find common ground and team up to stop Blockbuster’s plans for Spyral?

 

BATGIRL #44
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by BABS TARR
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Velvet Tiger’s got her claws around Luke Fox’s throat—and only Batgirl can save him!

 

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #4
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by PAOLO PANTALENA
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The boys battle Batman! Red Hood and Arsenal are taking their vigilante business to Gotham City, whether the new Dark Knight likes it or not—and they’re about to skip the introductions and get right to fighting!

 

ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN #4
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 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 Robin vs. Deathstroke! The troubles in Maya’s past come back to haunt her. Will Damian and Goliath be forced to leave her to fend for herself, or can they find a way to help their new ally?

 

WE ARE…ROBIN #4
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by JAMES HARVEY and KHARY RANDOLPH
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In the wake of a huge loss, the Robins are reeling with grief. Riko takes to the rooftops of Burnside to find a symbol of hope, and finds herself living out a dream as she teams up with her personal hero: Batgirl!

 

CATWOMAN #44
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by KEVIN WADA
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
As the mob’s turf war for control of Gotham City continues to escalate, Eiko and Selina must make some hard decisions if they are to withstand the power plays of The Penguin and Black Mask. And how does Killer Croc fit into the action?

 

HARLEY QUINN #20
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Like Los Angeles didn’t have enough problems with DC Comics moving in, now Harley Quinn is determined to take over Tinseltown! She’s an overnight entertainment sensation, but will the industry survive Harley’s fifteen minutes of fame?

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #4
Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
Art by STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
Love is in the air—or maybe that’s just cologne? Vartox’s dreams of making Power Girl his bride may be coming true…but nothing ever goes smoothly with Harley around! Or, for that matter, with the threat of a galaxy-crushing dictator hanging over their heads!

 

BLACK CANARY #4
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by PIA GUERRA
Cover by ANNIE WU
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Guest artist Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN) joins the series! Dinah is on the hunt for her kidnapped guitarist, Ditto, and when she finds the person responsible, you better believe she’ll make them pay! Also: Uncover the secret of the band’s former singer, and how she plans to exact revenge on them for kicking her out!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
As The Flash struggles to get back to the present, the rest of the team regroups for a rematch against the overwhelming forces of the Church of Rao. And, as foreshadowed in issue #1, they must also consider how to prevent the seemingly inevitable death of Superman.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #44
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Darkseid versus Anti-Monitor! A corrupted Superman versus Lex Luthor! Myrina Black versus Grail! This chapter of “Darkseid War” has it all—plus an ending that will change the League forever!

 

TEEN TITANS #12
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art and cover by RICKEN
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by MIKE McKONE
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Titans are shaken to their foundation when the truth behind Superboy’s crimes is revealed. Now, how can the team protect its most powerful member any longer?

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONNES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by RYAN BENJAMIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The Suicide Squad’s mission to infiltrate a brutal League of Assassins splinter group is put in serious jeopardy when Manta goes too far to prove his loyalty, and Boomerang refuses to go far enough. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn is forced to look inward when confronted with her greatest enemy: boredom.

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL #1
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONNES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
On sale SEPTEMBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
The “Monsters” storyline concludes in epic fashion when the League splinter group prepares to unleash a secret weapon deadlier than anyone could have imagined. Can the Suicide Squad stop it? Do they even want to?

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #9
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
As the Midnight Shift is dragged in for interrogation by Internal Affairs, Dr. Tarr makes a startling discovery that might change everything for Corrigan and The Spectre. But will it be too late?

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #10
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!” To investigate a suspicious student, Olive and the gang join the school production of Macbeth! But is the play haunted?

 

BATMAN BEYOND #4
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
GREEN LANTERN 75 Variant cover by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 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.
Everyone knew he wasn’t good enough to be Batman, and now Tim’s mistake has put humanity at risk. But when all seems lost, an old friend takes him back where it all started. Will a gift from the past give Tim what he needs to save the future?

 

BAT-MITE #4
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
There’s a new bad guy in town: Gridlock, the villain who’s stuck in the past! And now, he’s out to stop the future from coming! Booster Gold, the hero from the future, obviously can’t allow that, but when he seeks Bat-Mite’s help in finding this purloiner of progress, it doesn’t take much of a prognosticator to predict that he’s going to regret it.

 

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #4
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The heroes of Earth-2 have been so focused on each other and rebuilding their world that they never worried about super-villains—and now, it’s too late!

 

MIDNIGHTER #4
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ACO
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Grayson and Midnighter—reunited at last! Granted, it wasn’t Grayson’s idea, and yes, technically Midnighter might have kidnapped him. And, uh, brought him to Moscow to fight a herd of feral vampires. Maybe this reunion is getting off on the wrong foot…

 

BATMAN ‘66 #27
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by SCOTT KOWALCHUK
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Riddle me this: What kind of ring isn’t round? A wrestling ring, of course. This issue, Batman finds himself in the middle of a rigged contest. The Caped Crusader pursues The Riddler south of the border and encounters half of a terrifying tag team: the masked menace known only as Bane! All this, and Batgirl too!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FOUR #9
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by TOM RANEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Battle rages on Themyscira, where Poseidon is about to sink the entire island! Wonder Woman feels betrayed by Superman’s part in this plot, and the Man of Steel begins to question his own role in this game of the gods. But an old enemy may prove to be an ally in the battle against Poseidon when Aquaman reenters the fray.

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR FOUR #10
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Harley Quinn breaks out of her prison on Olympus, tells Wonder Woman where her mother is being held and reveals the real manipulator behind the scenes! And when Superman unexpectedly departs into space, an alliance of world leaders decides the time is right to strike!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #8
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IG GUARA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST
Just as “Gotham Reborn” starts to take hold…enter: The Suicide Squad! their target? None other than Gotham City’s favorite son: Bruce Wayne!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT ANNUAL #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and ART THIBERT
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
The Arkham Knight goes hunting for the Scarecrow, but what he finds instead is even more horrifying! Don’t miss the story that’s sure to have Arkham fans talking!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS #2
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ALISSON BORGES
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+
In a story spawned by the smash-hit game of the summer, Batman: Arkham Knight, the origin of the enigmatic Arkham Knight continues! Don’t miss our stunning second issue, the details of which are too hot for solicits! Need we say more?

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #2
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by BILQUIS EVELY and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ANT LUCIA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN WADA
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Wonder Woman defies her mother’s orders and attempts to break Captain Steve Trevor out of his prison cell on Themyscira. But to accomplish this, she’s going to summon a little help from the deep in the form of Mera, Princess of Atlanta. Meanwhile, in Russia, two new heroes are about to be created to serve the Soviet Union: Supergirl and Stargirl!

 

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #12
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
An urgent cry for help sends Scooby and the gang rushing to Gotham City—but the call was made by Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy! They stole an ancient relic, and now they’re sure it was cursed. Our heroes have to join Harley and Ivy to get to the bottom of the mystery—and, with a little help from Batgirl, they just might capture the villains, too!

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