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DC Comics TBU Solicitations for May


The DC solicitations for the month of May 2013 were just 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, INCORPORATED #11
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman’s world has been devastated by his war against Talia, but is he willing to give up on his own humanity?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #20
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The massive fallout from the recent events in BATMAN, INCORPORATED take Batman to the very limits of his sanity…will The Red Hood pull him back—or push him over the edge?

 

 

BATMAN #20
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Backup story art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by JOCK
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
A strange visitor comes to Gotham City when tragedy delivers the team-up you’ve been asking for since the start of The New 52!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
In “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” three of The Dark Knight’s greatest foes unite in to tackle the threat of Batman head-on! Will the diabolical scheming of Scarecrow, Mad Hatter and The Penguin be too much for Batman to handle?

 

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #20
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale MAY 22 • 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 the penultimate chapter of the definitive Mad Hatter story—and not everyone makes it out alive!

 

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #20
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK
“We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover available
On sale MAY 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The superhuman transformation of Ignatius Ogilvy is just the tip of the iceberg when an extremely unexpected character comes to The Penguin’s aid! And in the backup story, Emperor Penguin makes a trip to Blackgate Prison he won’t soon forget!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

 

BATGIRL #20
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s no time to catch your breath after last issue’s shocking ending as an emotionally unstable Batgirl must confront one of Batman’s most violent foes: The Ventriloquist!

 

 

BATWOMAN #20
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batwoman is being played right into a confrontation with Batman…and that’s the least of her problems after the final page of issue #20!

 

 

CATWOMAN ANNUAL #1
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by ARDIAN SYAF
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
It’s Cat vs. Bird for the dark heart of Gotham City! Kicking off an explosive new storyline that continues into CATWOMAN, Selina must choose work for a master—or pay a high price for her freedom!

 

 

CATWOMAN #20
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art and cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Membership in the Justice League of America is going to cost Catwoman the rest of her nine lives as Selina comes to grips with the deadly reality of her current imprisonment!

 

 

NIGHTWING #20
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
After witnessing so much death in the past few months, how will Nightwing react when he learns a key figure in his life has returned from the grave?

 

 

BATWING #20
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This issue answers the question that’s been on everyone’s mind: Who is Batwing?

 

Other Bat-Books

 

 

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #16
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, HOWARD PORTER, LIVESAY and BEN CALDWELL
Cover by NORM BREYFOGLE
On sale MAY 22 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In “Batman Beyond,” Terry squares off against the sinister Shriek, while Max uncovers the shocking truth about Undercloud. Plus: The Justice League continues the search for Kai-Ro, and you won’t believe who’s coming to the rescue in “Superman Beyond”!

 

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #14
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Based on the hit videogame Batman: Arkham City! In this issue, learn about Batman’s relationship with Talia al Ghul before the events of Arkham City! But what is the purpose of Talia’s surprise appearance at Bruce Wayne’s speaking engagement…in Metropolis?

 

 

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #8
Written by PAUL TOBIN and RICARDO SANCHEZ
Art by TRADD MOORE and SERGIO SANDOVAL
Cover by TRADD MOORE
On sale MAY 1 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In “Carved,” the new crime wave in Gotham City is stranger than ever. Will Batman solve the puzzle in time to save the citizens’ lives? Plus: The Dark Knight’s investigation into a missing mythological creature created by taxidermy takes a turn for the even more bizarre when he stumbles onto a living version of the creature in “Unnatural Selection!”

 

 

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #2
Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST
In the second issue of the new, digital-first series, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend’s motives aren’t as nefarious as they seem…
And on a festive New Year’s Eve, Catwoman thinks she’ll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year’s resolutions—until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!

 

TBU Character Appearances

 

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Backup story art by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 15 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The PROLOGUE TO TRINITY WAR continues as a revelation about Batman could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship! Plus, in the backup story, the penultimate chapter of the tale of Shazam finds Billy Batson learning the shocking secret of Black Adam!
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 #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Backup story written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale MAY 8 • 40 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.
The League uncovers the leader of The Secret Society of Super-Villains—but can such a diverse group of heroes defeat the collective might of the Society? And in the backup story, Manhunter goes behind the scenes to learn more about the Secret Society!
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’S VIBE #4
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by PETE WOODS and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Why is Vibe battling Batman? Our hero is in way over his head when he’s forced to turn against A.R.G.U.S.!

 

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Arsenal finally confronts Green Arrow, but it may be a short-lived reunion as someone from their past has targeted them both. Find out what the feud between Arsenal and Green Arrow is about, along with secrets from Roy Harper’s history.

 

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JULIUS GOPEZ
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The return of Proctor sees Arsenal and Kori reliving Red Hood’s memories—including his battles with the League of Assassins!

 

 

TEEN TITANS #20
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
1:25 B&W Variant cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“Light and Dark” continues as the fallout of last issue’s attack threatens to drag the team into darkness!

 

 

SUICIDE SQUAD #20
Written by ALES KOT
Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Cover by JASON PEARSON
On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
New team members, new direction, new creative team! After the shocking events of issue #19, the team returns to Belle Reve to lick their wounds and bury their dead—but when they find out what’s waiting for them at the prison, they’ll wish they were back out in the field! Plus: Who are the two killers Amanda Waller has recruited to shake things up, and what are their true motives for joining the team?

 

 

BIRDS OF PREY #20
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art and cover by ROMANO MOLENAAR and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The traitor revealed! Who will aid Mr. Freeze as he continues his onslaught against The Court of Owls—and how can the Birds hope to stop him?

 

TALON #8
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by MICHAEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:25 B&W Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Can the Talon escape the jaws of death? What will become of him if he doesn’t? Find out in this story that leads directly into next month’s BIRDS OF PREY #21!

 

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #5
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK and TOM DERENICK
Cover by DREW JOHNSON
On sale MAY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Based on the upcoming DC fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat! Batman has two allies: Damian and Dick Grayson. One is with him, while the other has joined Superman’s cause. The conflict between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is about to turn very personal. Plus: The Flash travels to Australia and ponders his own allegiances.

 

 

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #1
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by AXEL GIMENEZ and DIANA EGEA
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
Detective John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, steps into the Smallville spotlight in “Effigy,” a stand-alone adventure! A grisly murder in Gotham City sends Martian Manhunter on a quest to confront his past. Guest-starring Batman and Nightwing!

 

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