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TBU Solicitations for October 2015


batman and robin eternal coverDC Comics has released their solicitations for all ongoing titles and miniseries in the month of October 2015, and October looks to be a big month for Batman fans.  The biggest piece of news out of these solicitations is the beginning of the new weekly series, Batman and Robin Eternal, that was announced at San Diego Comic Con.  This new weekly series will run for six months (half the length of the other Batman Eternal series) and the first issue will be a little more expensive for fans who want to follow the series with a cover price of $3.99 (the first series was $2.99).  All four of the initial issues have the same solicitation to avoid spoilers and promise to give us a look back at a case that Batman and Robin (with Dick Grayson as Robin) dealt with five years earlier with a human trafficker known only as “Mother”.  Now, in the present, the full consequences of that old case are finally coming to bear and Dick and the rest of the Bat-family have to deal with these consequences without Batman.  However, the solicits are unclear why Batman is not involved (possibly due to Bruce’s being outside the cowl in current continuity).

 

Meanwhile, in the pages of Batman #45, Jim Gordon deals with a new threat (possibly meaning that the Mr Bloom arc will end with the annual in September) and questions what it means to wear the cowl of Batman.  In Detective Comics, we get a new story from a completely new creative team (written by Peter Tomasi with art by Marcio Takara who is new the Batman Universe) in which the new Batman gets his first team-up with the Justice League to solve a mass murder case.

 

Grayson #13 sees Dick back with Spyral after his trip to Gotham City still as an infiltrator in the spy organization while continuing his team-up with Midnighter in Midnighter #5.  Batgirl must deal with a “familiar face from her past” in issue #45 of her title.  Red Hood and Arsenal continue to fight with Batman while Damian finds himself fighting his mother, Talia al Ghul, and the Robins seek to learn more about “The Nest.”

 

Catwoman #45 finds Selina reeling from a tragedy and still searching for Batman and Black Canary fights a new nemesis called Bo Maeve.  Harley Quinn finds herself dealing with the dark side of Hollywood in issue #21 of her title while we see the climax of Harley and Power Girl’s fight with Oreth Odeox in the penultimate issue of that miniseries. In Gotham by Midnight, the squad deals with the fallout of their internal affairs investigation while Corrigan faces down the Spectre to save Gotham, while in the pages of Gotham Academy, the gang explores downtown Gotham to investigate Calamity and the possibility that Olive’s mom may still be alive. Meanwhile, Batman Beyond #5 promises to have fan-favorite characters “coming out of the woodwork” to help Tim fight against Brother Eye and the Cyborg Justice League to save the Earth.

 

We see the Justice League of America depending on Batman to save them after having been defeated by Rao in JLA #5, while the second wave of the Darkseid War begins in Justice League #45 with members of the Justice League having gained the power of Gods.  We will also get a tie-in one shot called Justice League: Gods and Men – Batman which focuses on Batman’s new role as the God of Knowledge in this story.

 

October will also bring new issues of other Batman Universe titles like Teen Titans, the new series Titan Hunt which spins off from the events of Convergence, New Suicide Squad, Bat-mite, Earth 2: Society, Batman ’66, Injustice Year Four, Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis, and DC Bombshells.

 

See the full list of solicitations from the month of October below.

 

BATMAN #45
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Monsters Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When Batman almost gets taken out by a new threat, Jim Gordon might have to reevaluate what it means to wear the cowl before it’s too late for Gotham City!

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #45
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Monsters variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A brand-new epic begins as the superstar team of writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes the new Batman on his first mission with the Justice League! When Jim Gordon is approached by the Justice League to solve a series of mysterious mass murders, he must turn his focus away from Gotham City and test his mettle with the World’s Greatest Heroes!

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #25
Written by GREG PAK
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Monsters variant cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
What impact will the revelation of Superman’s secret identity have on the rest of the heroes of the DC Universe? As Superman seeks to serve justice to the villains behind his power loss, find out who the Man of Steel’s new crimefighting partner will be!

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1
Story and script by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:50 Variant cover by MIKEL JANIN
Blank variant cover
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #2
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #3
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by TIM SEELEY and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #4
Story by JAMES TYNION IV and SCOTT SNYDER
Script by STEVE ORLANDO and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s here at last—the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL!
Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers—bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman?
Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly!

 

GRAYSON #13
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Monsters variant cover by JENNY FRISON
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Back on the job at Spyral, Dick now has a mission all his own: find out more about Agent Zero. What could this mysterious shadow leader want with Agent 37?

 

BATGIRL #45
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER and CAMERON STEWART
Art and cover by BABS TARR
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As Barbara’s friends gather for a major celebration, a familiar face from her past returns…and he’s got a lot to say about their future together!

 

RED HOOD/ARSENAL #5
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DENIS MEDRI
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The brawl with Batman continues as Roy and Jason go head-to-head with both the new hero of Gotham City and the villainous Underbelly in the streets! Plus, a shocking revelation leads Jason to a secret rendezvous with an old friend…

 

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #5
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Monsters Variant cover by TY TEMPLETON
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Damian, Mya, and Goliath are attacked by the mysterious faction known as the Lu’un Darga, and dragged deep inside the earth where they find…Talia al Ghul?! How will Damian face the mother who betrayed him?

 

WE ARE ROBIN #5
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by JORGE CORONA
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Some of the Robins are ready to return to the streets, but others aren’t putting the “R” back on until they knows who’s pulling the strings behind The Nest. Meanwhile, a new player takes interest in the Robins. Will they all be united or pulled apart forever?

 

CATWOMAN #45
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by KEVIN WADA
Monsters variant cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
In the wake of a tragedy, Selina and Eiko try to pick up the pieces. Can they each control their side of the turf war when a shocking development in Selina’s quest to find Batman is revealed?

 

HARLEY QUINN #21
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by JOHN TIMMS
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Monsters Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Harley’s trip to California takes a dangerous turn—she stole a stone-cold killer’s gig, and he’s not taking it well! They say Hollywood has a dark side…but so does Harley Quinn!

 

HARLEY QUINN AND POWER GIRL #5
Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and JUSTIN GRAY
Art by STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T
The battle against Oreth Odeox reaches its climax—and so does WAIT WAIT NO STOP RIGHT THERE!

 

BLACK CANARY #5
Written by BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by PIA GUERRA
Cover by ANNIE WU
Monsters Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 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 secrets of Ditto’s bizarre abilities come to light—and Dinah and her newfound nemesis Bo Maeve come face to face! It’s not gonna be pretty…

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Monsters Variant cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
With the League utterly defeated by Rao, only the failsafes devised by Batman can possibly save them now!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #45
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Monsters Variant cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The critically acclaimed “Darkseid War” continues as the second wave of war begins with “Darkseid War: Gods and Men”! Writer Geoff Johns is joined by superstar artist Francis Manapul for this special issue featuring the all-new, all-powerful Justice League! In the aftermath of the cataclysmic events of JUSTICE LEAGUE #44, members of the League have gained great power —the power of Gods!— but at a great price. And that price may be their destruction, unless Wonder Woman and Mister Miracle can help the League escape the curse of the New Gods and hold on to their humanity.
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

 

TEEN TITANS #13
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art and cover by RICKEN
Monsters variant cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
With Superboy’s fate revealed and the world turned against them, the Teen Titans must decide a new course—or go their separate ways!

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #13
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILLIPE BRIONES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
Monsters variant cover by CARY NORD
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A brand new story begins! Task Force X tries to pick up the pieces after their harrowing mission against the League, and more questions are raised about the enigmatic Vic Sage.

 

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #10
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by JUAN FERRERYA
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
After the shocking ending of the Internal Affairs investigation into the Midnight Shift, Drake and Corrigan find themselves on the run from the GCPD! Can Corrigan face The Spectre once and for all in order to save Drake…and all of Gotham City?

 

GOTHAM ACADEMY #11
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The gang is going downtown! Olive and Maps use Kyle’s tennis tournament as an excuse to explore Gotham City and investigate the mysterious appearances of Calamity. Could Olive’s mom really be alive?

 

BATMAN BEYOND #5
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
Monsters variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
It’s all-out war for Neo-Gotham and humanity as Brother Eye and his army pour over the city, with the cyborg Justice League in the lead! But this isn’t a city that will go down without a fight; it’s a city with history—and with defenders. Be on the lookout for some fan favorite characters coming out of the woodwork to stand in humanity’s last defense and to join Batman Beyond in the DCU!

 

BAT-MITE #5
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E
Bat-Mite faces his greatest makeover challenge yet when he comes up against those dolorous denizens of the DC Universe, The Inferior Five! The Light Mite wants them to go from Inferior to Superior, but the half-witted heroes are not quite ready for prime time.

 

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #5
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the hunt for the traitor who stalks Earth-2 comes to a close, the Fastest Man Alive may not be quick enough to escape his fate on this new world!

 

MIDNIGHTER #5
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ACO
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Grayson and Midnighter have finally cornered the man selling the tech that was stolen from the God Garden! Unfortunately for them, he’s saved all the best toys for himself! Somebody’s not leaving Russia alive…

 

BATMAN ‘66 #28
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by LUKAS KETNER and DEAN HASPIEL
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Two new additions to the ’66 Rogues Gallery are introduced in two stories. The Scarecrow is here to say “boo” to the good citizens of Gotham City, and to chase off the Caped Crusader. Then, a former henchman of King Tut has taken on a green, scaly look and roams the sewers under the city streets!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #11
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
The series builds toward its climactic finish as a still-absent Superman leaves an open window for Earth’s leaders to launch a nuclear attack against his reeling allies! Meanwhile, former enemies Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn set off to save Queen Hippolyta.

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #12
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
The shattering conclusion to the Year of the Gods! In this final issue of Year Four, the balance of power may be tipped by the arrival of a force that could challenge even the Gods of Olympus. Also, Wonder Woman must make a stand, and the final fate of Ares is revealed.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #5
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a new Batman in town—and the real Batman takes it upon himself to seek this imposter out. Plus, a new threat approaches our galaxy. Will the Justice League be prepared for it?

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #9
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale OCTOBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
It’s the team-up you’ve been waiting for! Batman, Nightwing and…Deadshot?! And just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier—enter: Metamorpho!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS #3
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Based on the smash-hit game Batman: Arkham Knight! Dive even further into the secret origin of the titular character in our darkest and most twisted issue yet—this is the one you’ve been waiting for!

 

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #3
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and LAURA BRAGA
Cover by ANT LUCIA
1:25 Variant cover by KATE LETH
On sale OCTOBER 14 • 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.
A dark ritual is performed in a German cabaret, and a supernatural servant is brought forth to serve the Reich— has Zatanna been manipulated by The Joker’s Daughter? Plus, Batwoman leaves Gotham City, and Amanda Waller introduces her to an unearthly ally. And Wonder Woman gets into combat as she joins Mera on the European war front.

 

TITANS HUNT #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
1:25 Variant cover by TITANS HUNT
On sale OCTOBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
CONVERGENCE is over, but the ripples are still being felt, especially by a young precog named Lilith. What are these visions she’s having of a Teen Titans team the world never knew? And why does she feel compelled to seek out Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth and warn them that something dark and sinister is coming after them? Who are Mal, Gnarrk, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, and what is their connection to the others—and to the fate of every soul on Earth? This is the Secret History of the TEEN TITANS!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – BATMAN #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
ONE-SHOT • On sale OCTOBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
As the Darkseid War rages on, Batman’s role in Gotham City-—and the world—alters drastically as he’s forced to accept his new role as a God of Knowledge.

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