March brings a new group of solicitations for DC Comics and we are here to break all of the TBU related titles down. After mentioning last month that there are fewer Bat-Books in years, the numbers continue to drop as Batman: Damned wraps and the upcoming Batman and the Outsiders, which has been delayed, has not been resolicited. Combine that with no new DC Black Label titles planned for release along with no new miniseries after months of multiple miniseries, and it continues to seem that DC is shifting their focus to other projects that have less to do with the Batman Universe.
Because of the fewer titles planned in the coming months, we are going to include certain trades going forward. While there are multiple DC Ink and DC Zoom titles releasing in 2019, TBU plans on reviewing them. So it only makes sense for us to include them on the upcoming releases breakdown. Both imprints have advanced solicited releases this month. The first being the Catwoman story from Lauren Myracle for DC Ink and the other being a new DC Super Hero Girls title featuring Jessica Cruz. Each title is scheduled to hit stores in May.
In addition to the imprint labels, there is also a certain title that first released back in October in the US, after originally releasing in magazine form in Japan. Batman and the Justice League Manga was collected in its first volume in October and the second volume is planned to release in April.
The big story for March is the release of Detective Comics #1000, which has a huge group of all-star creators attached. While the series will release the oversized prestige format issue in March, we assume that the price tag of $9.99 is the main reason why Detective Comics only has one issue releasing in the month.
Some interesting story elements for the month include James Gordon Jr. appearing in Batgirl. the new Robin in Batman Beyond seemingly being fired by Batman, Harley becoming a mutated insect, and Red Hood becoming a businessman. It is also worth noting that Justice League will feature the beginning of a storyline dealing with the sixth dimension from a story that Jorge Jimenez helps with. Also, Deathstroke and Teen Titans will crossover for at least two months as both issues state it is the beginning of a story called “The Terminus Agenda.”
Batman will feature two artists for the issues releasing in March. Jorge Fornes will pencil Batman #66, with Lee Weeks attached to Batman #67. The Batman Who Laughs miniseries takes a month off while a one-shot tying into the series releases featuring a story by Scott Snyder and James Tynion, with art being handled by Eduardo Risso. Over in Batgirl Elena Casagrande steps in for Paul Pelletier for the month, while Evan Shaner pencils Batman Beyond. Stephen Segovia will handle the art for Red Hood: Outlaw #32, while it seems further confirmed that Dan Abnett is taking over Justice League Odyessy as he stays on the title for the second month in a row.
After last month’s lack of digital-first series, Teen Titans Go! returns in March with a single issue. However, it continues to be the single DC related title releasing at this point.
Finally, other TBU appearances in other titles this month are pretty light. Leviathan is promised for Action Comics #1009. Batman is mentioned in the solicit for Damage #15, but the appearance is probably featured in February’s issue. Talia appears in The Silencer #15. Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Killer Croc appear in Suicide Squad: Black Files #5.
Check out the gallery of some of the covers coming in March and the full details on the releases below. Let us know which books you are the most excited for this month!
BATMAN #66 [03/06] Written by TOM KING, art by JORGE FORNES; The “Knightmares” storyline continues! Something—or someone—is forcing Batman to live through some of his darkest fears, amplifying the Dark Knight’s anxieties and reimagining some of his worst traumas. Now that Batman has become aware of the nature of these delusions, he must find a way to break through and find out the source of this disruption. So who does he turn to for answers? Why, the Question, of course! But is Vic Sage just another figment of the Caped Crusaders imagination? $3.99, 32 PAGES
BATMAN #67 [03/20] Written by TOM KING, art by LEE WEEKS; The “Knightmares” continue as Batman chases a new foe in an impossible race. Over rooftops, across alleyways, up and down the streets of Gotham City, this lightning-fast crook outsmarts the Dark Knight at every turn. Is that because the man under the mask is someone more familiar than he knows? Artist Lee Weeks returns to BATMAN for an all-out action issue unlike any you’ve seen before. $3.99, 32 PAGES
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 [03/27] Written by PETER J. TOMASI, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, TOM KING, PAUL DINI, WARREN ELLIS, GEOFF JOHNS, DENNIS O’NEIL, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, KEVIN SMITH, SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and others, art by DOUG MAHNKE, NEAL ADAMS, GREG CAPULLO, TONY S. DANIEL, STEVE EPTING, KELLEY JONES, JIM LEE, ALEX MALEEV, DUSTIN NGUYEN, JOELLE JONES, ALVARO MARTINEZ and others; After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! $9.99, 96 PAGES
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 [03/13] Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV, art by EDUARDO RISSO; Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! $4.99, 32 PAGES, ONE SHOT
BATMAN: DAMNED #3 [03/27] Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, art by LEE BERMEJO; The stunning conclusion to the groundbreaking miniseries by the critically
acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo is here! Batman’s most baffling case brings him face to face with his worst nightmare in this highly anticipated finale! $6.99, 48 PAGES, 3 of 3, DC Black Label Title
BATGIRL #33 [03/27] Written by MAIRGHREAD SCOTT, art by ELENA CASAGRANDE; It’s Election Day in Gotham City and Barbara Gordon is running ragged on both ends as she tries to balance campaigning for her new boss with keeping the peace as a superhero. Could the sudden appearance of her murderous brother, James Jr., push her over the edge? $3.99, 32 PAGES
BATMAN BEYOND #30 [03/27] Written by DAN JURGENS, art by EVAN “DOC” SHANER; Robin no more?! It’s a turning point for the brothers McGinnis as Terry and Matt face a tough road ahead in the wake of The Joker’s attack. But the real question is: Does Batman really need a Robin, or is it time for Neo-Gotham’s Caped Crusader to fly solo once more? $3.99, 32 PAGES
CATWOMAN #9 [03/13] Written by JOELLE JONES, art by FERNANDO BLANCO; With the power vacuum left behind by the fall of the Creel family, Catwoman finds herself in a unique position to become the top crook in Villa Hermosa. Her only obstacles are all the other bad guys who call the city home. Can Catwoman run this gauntlet to reach boss level herself? $3.99, 32 PAGES
HARLEY QUINN #59 [03/06] Written by SAM HUMPHRIES, art by SAMI BASRI; When Harley Quinn awoke one morning from troubled dreams, she found herself transformed into a horrible vermin! “What th’ heck’s goin’ on?” she thought. But it wasn’t just a dream…it was the next trial of Harley Quinn! $3.99, 32 PAGES
NIGHTWING #58 [03/20] Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, art by CHRIS MOONEYHAM; The Joker’s Daughter is back! Or is she? While she wasn’t shot in the head like Nightwing, Duela Dent might be facing an identity crisis even more traumatic than Ric Grayson’s. Fortunately, the new Nightwings are doing their best to protect Blüdhaven—learning as they go—allowing Ric to try to help steer Duela away from the life of a homicidal zealot of the crazy Clown Prince of Crime! $3.99, 32 PAGES
RED HOOD: OUTLAW #32 [03/13] Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA; “Prince of Gotham” part one! After months on the road, Jason Todd has returned to Gotham City! But where the Red Hood once operated as an underground criminal mastermind, Jason Todd is a businessman. Unfortunately for the Penguin, his first order of business is a hostile takeover of the Iceberg Lounge and Casino! A bold new era for Jason Todd begins, and Batman is going to be so pissed off when he finds out about it. $3.99, 32 PAGES
UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE TP [05/01] Written by LAUREN MYRACLE, art by ISAAC GOODHART; When 14-year-old Selina Kyle, the girl who will grow up to be Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. Selina rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to win. And if Selina is going to survive on the streets, she’ll have to learn to be tough. Can she find her humanity and reconcile toughness with her desire for community…and love? From Lauren Myracle, the New York Times bestselling author of books like ttfn and ttyl, comes a new graphic novel that tells the story of a teenage Catwoman as she struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham City. $16.99, 192 PAGES, DC Ink Title
GREATER DC UNIVERSE
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #8 [03/06] Written by PETER J. TOMASI, art by CARLO BARBERI and MATT SANTORELLI; Incarcerated on the prison planet of Takron-Galtos, Superboy and Robin face off against their fellow inmate Rex Luthor and the newest members of the Gang! But Robin has a plan, and it involves a piece of glittering jewelry called a Green Lantern ring! Be here for the start of “No Evil Shall Escape Their Sight”! $3.99, 32 PAGES, 8 of 12
DEATHSTROKE #41 [03/06] Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, art by LARRY STROMAN and JASON PAZ; A prelude to “The Terminus Agenda”! The road to the highly anticipated Teen Titans/Deathstroke crossover event starts here! Deathstroke’s body count has grown even higher after murdering his therapist en route to escaping from Arkham Asylum, which prompts Commissioner Gordon to expose Slade’s identity as Deathstroke to the public! Now the world’s most wanted criminal, the walls are closing in on Slade Wilson, and a new threat, Damian Wayne’s newest Teen Titans, waits around the corner…Is there any hope of escape for the World’s Deadliest Assassin? $3.99, 32 PAGES
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10 [03/27] Written by GEOFF JOHNS, art by GARY FRANK; This stunning issue of the critically acclaimed hit maxiseries reveals the secrets behind Dr. Manhattan and his connection to the DC Universe. $4.99, 32 PAGES, 10 of 12
HEROES IN CRISIS #7 [03/27] Written by TOM KING, art by CLAY MANN; The Trinity may have uncovered the true killer responsible for the deaths at Sanctuary, but the artificial intelligence that ran the institution is the one thing standing between them and the culprit. Now, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must face off with their own creation—and face the consequences for what they created. Also, as the truth is uncovered, Booster and Harley go from being enemies to allies. $3.99, 32 PAGES, 7 of 9
JUSTICE LEAGUE #19-20 [03/06, 03/20] Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JORGE JIMENEZ, art by JORGE JIMENEZ; #19: “The Sixth Dimension” part one! At last, the Justice League has the map to the Sixth Dimension in hand—and with it, they have the key to saving the Multiverse from utter destruction! But things aren’t as simple as they seem, because they still need to get to the doorway—and to do that, they’ll have to go through the only being in all of existence who can get them there: Mr. Mxyzptlk! #20: “The Sixth Dimension” part two! The Leaguers come face to face with their future selves in the Sixth Dimension and explore the path that lies before them. Meanwhile, Superman is trapped on a world with no light and hundreds of dead Supermen! Can the Man of Steel escape before his powers completely disappear? To do that, he’ll need to learn who captured him! $3.99, 32 PAGES
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9 [03/13] Written by JAMES TYNION IV, art by ALVARO MARTINEZ BUENO and RAUL FERNANDEZ; Doctor Fate has assembled his Lords of Order, and it means certain destruction for the Justice League Dark! As Doctor Fate traps the magical community on Earth, the team fights against the Otherkind. The walls are closing in on them, and they’ll need to find a way to stop Fate if there’s any hope for magic’s survival! $3.99, 32 PAGES
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #7 [03/27] Written by DAN ABNETT, art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO; The trouble on Tamaran becomes a fight to the death as the team slugs it out with Blackfire. Will Cyborg, Starfire, Azrael, and Jessica Cruz learn to work as a team, or will they be destroyed before they even have the chance? Time is running out, and Darkseid’s warning may prove to be the only truth they can believe in. A great threat is rising in the Ghost Sector, and the entire Multiverse is at stake! $3.99, 32 PAGES
TEEN TITANS #28 [03/20] Written by ADAM GLASS and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, art by BERNARD CHANG; “The Terminus Agenda” part one! The hunter becomes the hunted as Robin and the Teen Titans set out to end Deathstroke once and for all! But no man has ever gone toe-to-toe with the World’s Deadliest Assassin and walked away unscathed! Lines will be crossed, secrets will be revealed and blood will be shed! Don’t miss the crossover event of the spring, which kicks off a bold new era for Teen Titans and Deathstroke! $3.99, 32 PAGES
YOUNG JUSTICE #3 [03/06] Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, art by PATRICK GLEASON and VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC; Young Justice is back, baby! Bendis and Gleason reunite all your favorites in one place! Robin (Tim Drake—the best Robin) and Amethyst (best Princess of Gemworld!) team with Wonder Girl, Jinny Hex and the new Teen Lantern (not even close to the best Green Lantern) to take back the mysterious Gemworld from the evil forces of dark Opal. Meanwhile, the reunited Impulse and Superboy have a lot of explaining to do. Also in this issue, find out where Connor Kent has been all this time. This is a big issue for Superboy fans! $3.99, 32 PAGES
SECONDARY DC BOOKS
BATMAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE MANGA VOL. 2 TP [04/24] Written by SHIORI TESHIROGI, art by SHIORI TESHIROGI; In the second serving of manga adventures by writer/artist Shiori Teshirogi, Lex Luthor and The Joker have a new ally in their plan to take control of Earth’s mystical ley lines—Aquaman’s half-brother Orm, a.k.a. Ocean Master. Manipulated by The Joker and seduced by the potential power of the lines, Ocean Master hopes to crush the surface world and establish the supremacy of Atlantis. Aquaman’s determined to stop him, but it’s going to take the combined power of the Justice League to keep Orm in check, especially when he summons a tidal wave to engulf Gotham City. Meanwhile, young Rui is learning that his mother—who has been held prisoner by The Joker for the last year—now possesses great powers that may either save the world or destroy it. $12.99, 208 PAGES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT TP [05/29] Written by SHEA FONTANA, art by AGNES GARBOWSKA; There’s a new student at Super Hero High in DC Super Hero Girls: Spaced Out, and she’s about to take some of her new friends on an out-of-this-world mission as DC Super Hero Girls joins the DC Zoom lineup! Earth’s new Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz, must report to Oa and introduce herself to the Green Lantern Corps—as if learning new powers and being the new girl at Super Hero High weren’t enough! Luckily, some of her new friends are willing to accompany her. But when they arrive, instead of the Green Lantern Corps they find General Zod, Faora, and Non. While the spacefaring girls take on this intergalactic threat, the Earthbound students are faced with their own challenge—pet-sitting Krypto! It’s Kryptonian chaos across the universe! $9.99, 128 PAGES, DC Zoom Title
TEEN TITANS GO! #33 [03/20] Written by SHOLLY FISCH, P.C. MORRISSEY and HEATHER NUHFER, art by SARAH LEUVER and SANDY JARRELL; Tragedy—a.k.a. puberty—strikes the Titans, and Cyborg faces the most dreaded crisis a teenager can endure in “Whatzit?” And stick around for game night at Titans Tower as Robin DMs a session of “Basements and Basilisks.” When Raven plays a portal-casting spell, a real portal opens up and sucks the Titans into a dimension where “Weirder Things” are happening! $2.99, 32 PAGES