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DC Comics TBU Solicitations for December


The DC solicitations for the month of December 2013 have been released, and below you'll find the solicitations for all the main Bat-Books, as well as other DC books that feature characters from The Batman Universe.

 

Main Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN #26
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
ZERO YEAR continues! With Gotham City thrown into total chaos by The Riddler, Batman and Jim Gordon must learn to work together! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #26
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by JASON FABOK
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman works to contain a swarm of genetically altered killer bats, as well as She-Bat and other humans who have been mutated into bat-people.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATGIRL #26
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The shocking conclusion of “Batgirl: Wanted”! Can Barbara save her father’s life without compromising the truth about her brother’s death?

 

 

BATWING #26
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Luke’s journey to Italy gets him deeper into the criminal underworld – unfortunately for him, that means fighting superpowered villains in a death tournament where he can’t use the Batwing armor!

 

 

NIGHTWING #26
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by WILL CONRAD
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
With the events of FOREVER EVIL looming, Nightwing enters the final stages of life as he knows it!

 

 

CATWOMAN #26
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Catwoman’s adventure in the Gotham Underground comes to a deadly end as she tries to pull off a heist by pitting Doctor Phosphorus, Warhog and The Joker’s Daughter against each other!

 

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #26
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
A sweeping visual tale of Gotham City’s forgotten citizens: the abused and the voiceless. Will these desperate souls find their angel in The Dark Knight? Find out in this special mostly silent issue.

 

 

BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #26
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
It’s double trouble as Batman investigates Harvey Dent’s past to try to find him in the present—but is he ready to face the dark truth behind Two-Face’s origin?

 

 

BATWOMAN #26
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Kate Kane's life has always been one of intrigue and adventure, but since she took on the mantle of Batwoman, things have been in overdrive with no sign of slowing down! Join us as Batwoman starts her next chapter and faces a threat that might just have her rethinking her career as a hero!

 

Other Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #4
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED, LEE ALLRED, DAVID MACHO and SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED, RUBEN PELLEJERO and SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 48 pg, B&W, 4 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T
The latest issue of the new BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE miniseries serves up new tales of the Dark Knight from the creative talents of Nathan Edmondson and Kenneth Rocafort, Dustin Nguyen, Michael Allred and Lee Allred, David Macho and Ruben Pellejero and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway!

 

 

BATMAN ‘66 #6
Written by TOM PEYER and JEFF PARKER
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:25 Variant cover by JONATHAN CASE
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Guest writer Tom Peyer unleashes the Bookworm on the Dynamic Duo! At first, it appears that he’s only made a public display of stealing a giant, worthless check. But it’s actually a front for a more nefarious plot to uncover all of Batman’s secrets! And then get ready for Olga, Queen of the Cossacks.

 

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #5
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Art by THONY SILAS and IBAN COELLO
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In the fallout of Rewire’s attack on Neo-Gotham, one of the original Batman’s foes makes a shocking return! Plus, the Justice League encounters the biggest threat they’ve ever faced when all the world’s technology starts to rebel! But who or what is behind this global crisis?

 

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by DAN MISHKIN and JIM ZUBKAVICH
Art by TOM MANDRAKE and NEIL GOOGE
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In “Without Sin,” when the disfigured body of a priest is uncovered at a Gotham City demolition site, all clues lead Batman to suspect one of his old foes. But in Gotham City, not everything is as it appears. Plus: In “Dr. Quinn’s Diagnosis,” Batman interrogates Harley Quinn, who might reveal her puddin’s secrets…if Batman agrees to one strange demand.

 

 

BEWARE THE BATMAN #3
Written by SCOTT BEATTY
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Tobias Whale has not forgotten the store of weapons sunk under Gotham City’s bay. He’s ready to salvage the ship, but Batman’s also made plans. When they collide undersea near the continental shelf, who will prevail?

 

 

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #9
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
When Batman and Robin chase the cunning Clayface into Gotham City’s biggest Comic-Con, they run into security, other heroes, and trouble! And on Labor Day, Jenna Duffy—carpenter to Gotham City’s criminal class—takes the day off. But will interruptions doom her personal project?

 

 

DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #3
Written by ANDY KUBERT
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
1:100 B&W Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Damian Wayne has been bruised and beaten to a pulp…but nothing before will compare to his latest confrontation with the horde of villains in this issue. When pitted against Professor Pyg, DC villain’s month darling Jakanapes and other baddies, how will Damian survive—especially when he finds a certain clown waiting for him at the finish line?

 

TBU Character Appearances

 

 

HARLEY QUINN #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Harley is set to begin her new life, but she needs a job first! Enter the Coney Island Roller Derby! It’s game time as Harley sets out to destroy her competition—literally!

 

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #6
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:100 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Throughout the cosmos, one name commands respect and fear above all others. That name is MONGUL, and the world-conquering despot has his eyes set on Earth! And unless Batman and Superman can take down the mad, monstrous might of Mongul, the whole world will suffer!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #26
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Variant cover by AARON KUDER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! Why has the Crime Syndicate really come to our Earth? What are their darkest secrets? And how will their actions fundamentally change the Justice League as we know it? Meanwhile, Grid controls the world’s power and communications, but what does he truly want from the Syndicate? Plus, a member of the League struggling to survive plots a path of return…and revenge.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
1:25 Variant cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
1:100 B&W Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! The survivors of the Crime Syndicate’s attack now face a world where Earth’s most dangerous criminals are in charge. Can they bring a new team together in time to combat them?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #26
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by STEVE SKROCE
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
A FOREVER EVIL tie-in! With a murderous King Shark on her tail, Amanda Waller must go deeper into the depths of Belle Reve to free a mysterious prisoner so dangerous that only she knows of his existence! Meanwhile, it’s a battle royal between the Squad’s two Gotham City psychos: Harley Quinn and James Gordon, Jr.!

 

 

TALON #14
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by EMANUEL SIMEONI
Cover by EMANUEL SIMEONI
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Court of Owls’ machinations threaten to tear Gotham City apart, and no one but Calvin Rose can take them down once and for all!

 

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JULIUS GOPEZ and RAY McCARTHY
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The last stand of Jason Todd? Ra’s al Ghul is back and more powerful than ever! The Outlaws are being held captive and Jason Todd has lost his memories…can things get any worse for the team?

 

 

BIRDS OF PREY #26
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The Birds strike back! Canary cuts loose against Regulus! Condor cuts loose on Tsiklon! Batgirl and Strix cut loose on everybody! Will it be enough for them to escape with their lives?

 

 

TEEN TITANS #26
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM and ART THIBERT
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Secrets are revealed and trusts tested as the Teen Titans finally begin to understand Kid Flash’s criminal actions before he became a heroic member of the team.

 

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #12
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by MIKE S. MILLER and TOM DERENICK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
1:10 DC Collectibles photo variant cover
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
FINAL ISSUE—FOR NOW! Will a hero’s sacrifice have been in vain? Batman races against time to synthesize the pill that Luthor created to produce an army of super soldiers. He knows Superman is coming for him, but he has no choice but to try. Don’t miss the shocking turn of events that leads to the next phase of INJUSTICE!

 

 

EARTH 2 #18
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The new Batman of Earth 2 tries to turn the tide in the war against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips, but even as new allies reveal themselves the planet trembles before its new rulers.

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:50 B&W Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
RESOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information. This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
The new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow is resolicited, now with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA) on board! But what are these heroes doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a dose of wonder from the writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis!

 

 

FOREVER EVIL #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 Villain A cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Villain B cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Villain C cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:200 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 7, $3.99 US
RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for more information.
It’s all-out chaos as the DC Universe continues its march through darkness! War erupts across the Earth between the villains! Allegiances are formed! Rivals are murdered! And at center stage it’s Lex Luthor versus Batman—and their fight couldn’t come at a worse time as Deathstroke’s Hunting Party closes in on the world’s only hope against the Crime Syndicate!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #3
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by JASON FABOK
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
As the battle for control over Gotham City escalates, a new protector rises. But first, it’s the face-off you won’t want to miss: Killer Croc vs. Bane!

 

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