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TBU Comic Solicitations for May 2014


Here are the Batman Comic and Trade Paperback Solicitations for May 2014.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11

Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As the Dark Knight’s weekly series continues, Red Robin takes center stage in a major Gotham City mystery that has Harper and Cullen Row caught in the crosshairs!

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Something hellish is brewing in the tunnels under Arkham Asylum…and Batman’s going to need the help of The Demon to stop it!

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #7
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by EMANUEL SIMEONI
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

New players enter the gang war that’s setting Gotham City ablaze!

 

BATMAN ETERNAL #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by GUILLEM MARCH
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Is Stephanie Brown an assassination target?

 

BATMAN #31
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

The second chapter of “ZERO YEAR – SAVAGE CITY” reveals an entirely new Gotham City. Unraveling the mysteries set forth by the Riddler, Batman must learn to work with his new ally, Lieutenant Jim Gordon, and do whatever it takes to survive!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

DETECTIVE COMICS #31
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Death comes to Wayne Manor – and the number one suspect is Bruce Wayne! In order to solve this mystery, Batman’s investigations will lead him to the mysterious man known as Sumo!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

BATMAN AND FRANKENSTEIN #31
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“The Hunt for Robin” continues! Batman is on the trail of Ra’s al Ghul in the hope of recovering the stolen bodies of Damian and Talia. But when all leads grow cold, he’ll need to call in help – someone who can go where no Bat has gone before. This looks like a job for…Frankenstein?!

 

BATWOMAN #31
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The final battle between Batwoman and the Wolf Spider rages across Gotham City! What was hidden in the paintings, and why? A mystery that dates back almost a century is solved, but the danger has never been greater!

 

BATGIRL #31
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?

 

HARLEY QUINN #6
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Harley makes a new friend – and he happens to be a murderous cyborg who’s on a rampage in search of retribution! Fun!

 

CATWOMAN #31
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE and TOM NGUYEN
Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The Race of Outlaws heats up as Catwoman takes on Central City – but the hometown advantage may favor the Rogues!

 

BIRDS OF PREY #31
Written by CHRISTY MARX
Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

In the aftermath of the battle between Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul, the Birds must decide what path they will take next – and whether they will take it all together. And who exactly are the Children of Eve?

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #31
Written by WIL PFEIFER
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and PAUL NEARY
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Outlaws come face to face with the bounty hunter calling himself Lobo, but no one’s who they appear to be as Red Hood and Starfire endeavor to save Arsenal from the Main Man.

 

BATWING #31
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batwing faces his most dangerous mission yet – traveling straight into the madness that is The Gotham Underground to put an end to those behind The Uprising! Will Batman, Incorporated be in the market for a new Batwing? Or is our hero ready to prove himself once and for all?

 

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:50 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52! In this debut issue of The New 52’s weekly series, Batman Beyond arrives five years later! Grifter turns against humanity! And a Justice League member DIES!

 

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #2
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The entire DC Universe gathers to mourn a fallen hero! Plus the secrets of the DCU five years later arrive at Lois Lane’s door!

 

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DAN JURGENS and MARK IRWIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!

 

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Where is Red Robin? Who wants to steal from the world’s most famous man? And whatever happened to Stormwatch?

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Introducing the new Power Ring! But who is she? What does she want? And how will her presence affect the team?
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

SECRET ORIGINS #2
Written by JEFF PARKER, RAY FAWKES and  SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by PAUL PELLETIER, SEAN PARSONS, PAULO SIQUEIRA and others
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale MAY 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Batman headlines the second big issue of SECRET ORIGINS, which also features The New 52 origins of Aquaman and Starfire!

 

EARTH 2 #23
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

With Green Lantern resurrected, the heroes of Earth 2 go on the offensive against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips! As the heroes prepare an all-out assault, plans are put into motion for the Red Tornado to make one last, desperate attempt to stop Superman.

 

WORLDS’ FINEST #23
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Can Huntress and Power Girl at last return to Earth 2? Now that the duo know their home world still exists, the heroines debate whether to return!

 

BATMAN ‘66 #11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by JONATHAN CASE
Cover by JONATHAN CASE
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

This one has it all! The Joker, Catwoman, and a cameo by just about every Bat-villain ever. No wonder Batman and Robin need Batgirl to help! Jonathan Case, the artist who launched BATMAN ‘66, returns to illustrate this epic full-length story.

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY and others
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale JUNE 4 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In the stories from BATMAN AND ROBIN #15-17, BATMAN #17 and BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1, Damian battles The Joker—with catastrophic results! What secrets will be revealed?

 

BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: EMPEROR PENGUIN TP
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Art by JASON FABOK and ANDY CLARKE
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale JUNE 25 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The Dark Knight faces deadly foes including Poison Ivy, Clayface and the Penguin in these stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #13-18. This volume also includes chapters from the epic “Death of the Family” and “Requiem” sagas.

 

BATMAN – THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 4: CLAY HC
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by ALEX MALEEV, CLIFF RICHARDS and ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale JULY 30 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In these tales from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #22-29, the origin of the classic Batman villain Clayface is revealed – and a new mystery is introduced! Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. But what led Clayface to become a monster? The answers lie here…

 

DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by ANDY KUBERT and GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JULY 16 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US

Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own… but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It’s a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham City! Collecting DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 4: LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS TP
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art by JULIUS GOPEZ, JEREMY HAUN, AL BARRIONUEVO and others
Cover by AL BARRIONUEVO
On sale JUNE 11 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Following The Joker’s attack, Jason Todd finds himself lost in his own past. Kori and Arsenal set out to the far reaches of the globe to rescue him, but when they come face to face with Hugo Strange and the League of Assassins, the team might reach its breaking point. Collects issues #19-24 and ANNUAL #1!

 

WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 3: CONTROL ISSUES TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by ROBSON ROCHA, WAYNE FAUCHER and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JUNE 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In these tales from issues #13-18, Desaad and the Hellhounds of Apokolips are hunting Huntress and Power Girl, who may not survive the encounter! to find out what Desaad is really after, they must go deep underground and discover who is impersonating the missing Mr. Terrific!

 

TALES OF BATMAN: J.H. WILLIAMS III HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON, PAUL DINI, DOUG MOENCH and D. CURTIS JOHNSON
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, MICK GRAY, KELLEY JONES and JOHN BEATTY
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale JULY 16 • 448 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Don’t miss these stories featuring the art of J.H. Williams III from BATMAN #526, 550 and 667-669, BATMAN ANNUAL #21, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #86-88 and 192-196, CHASE #7-8 and DETECTIVE COMICS #821!

 

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 4 HC
Written and illustrated by CHIP KIDD and MICHAEL CHO, NEAL ADAMS, MARIS WICKS and JOE QUINONES, DAN DIDIO and J.G. JONES, RAFAEL GRAMPA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JEFF LEMIRE and ALEX NINO, LEE BERMEJO, DAMIAN SCOTT, PAUL DINI and STEPHANE ROUX, MARV WOLFMAN and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, NATHAN EDMONDSON and KENNETH ROCAFORT, DUSTIN NGUYEN, MICHAEL ALLRED and LAURA ALLRED, KEITH GIFFEN and JAVIER PULIDO, BLAIR BUTLER and CHRIS WESTON, LEN WEIN and VICTOR IBANEZ, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and ANDREW ROBINSON and others
Cover by PHIL NOTO
On sale JULY 23 • 288 pg, B&W, $29.99 US
The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new volume featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics’ greatest writers and artists!

 

JLA VOL. 5 TP
Written by MARK WAID
Art by BRYAN HITCH, PAUL NEARY, JAVIER
SALTARES, DOUG MAHNKE, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale JUNE 11 • 434 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In these tales from JLA #47-60 and JLA: HEAVEN’S LADDER, Batman’s betrayal and expulsion from the group leads to a loss of trust in the team! How can Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man face the fairy-tale nightmare of the Queen of Fables and the world-altering abilities of Dr. Destiny.

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOL. 1 TP
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Video game art cover
On sale JUNE 25 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In these stories from issues #1-6, things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves most. Now the heroes of our world must whether they are with Superman or against him.

 

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