All the buzz is around Batman Inc. #8 but we also get some trippy Mad Hatter shenanigans, and a follow-up to the mind-blowingly awesome first issue of Injustice: Gods Among Us!

Here’s a list of all the Batman comics coming out this week, February 27th graded on a scale of my own anticipation.

Hell no!  –   I’d rather not   –   Ambivalent  –  Interested  –  TAKE MY MONEY

Scroll to the bottom of the page and post in the comments section what books you’re most looking forward to this week!

February 27th

BatmanInc8

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #8

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

Word is that DC called comic distributors and urged them to buy more of this comic. Since then rumors have been running rampant. Solicitations state “Everything Grant Morrison has been planning since the start of BATMAN, INCORPORATED leads to this stunning issue! You must not miss this one!” And when Grant Morrison was interviewed on last week’s Fat Man on Batman with Kevin Smith a segment of the recording had to be edited out because Morrison dropped major spoilers about issue #8. So… even though we should all be pretty apprehensive about comic book hype right now after how Death of the Family wrapped, I can’t help but believe that something really important will indeed happen in Batman Inc. #8.

 

BatmanTDK17

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #17

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

1:25 B&W Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   Ambivalent

Ethan Van Sciver proved to be a great fit for this series, but I wasn’t fan of the reinvention of Mad Hatter. Granted, we’ve only seen a couple pages of Gregg Hurwitz’s new vision for the character, but seeing a 4ft tall ultra-violent incarnation was quite off-putting. Still, the psychedellic cover is awfully cool and I’m hoping the characterization improves as we dive headfirst into the “gory details of The Mad Hatter’s past” as the solicitation says.

 

INJUSTICE2

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #2

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art and cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   TAKE MY MONEY

Who would’ve thought that the most kick-ass comic I read last month would be based off a video game? These marketing tie-ins are typically going to be crap whether they are connecting to a movie, a TV show, or a video game, but Tom Taylor delivered a single issue that really shocked me. Not only that, but it made me laugh as well. He really captured the voice of several DC characters perfectly. Batman, Superman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, and the Flash were all spot on and I’ve been counting down the days until issue #2’s release. I wasn’t even that excited for the video game, but now that I see the kind of story they are going to tell? Hell, if it can keep this up then I’m going to buy this game on day one.

 

TeenTitans17

TEEN TITANS #17

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Anticipation Level:   I’d rather not

The solicitation says that “something is very wrong with Red Robin! What did The Joker do?” but I’m not expecting much. I’m curious to see how the new art team of Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira looks though. They did great work on Nightwing but the ads I’ve seen for this? Well, the Teen Titans didn’t look like teenagers. I’m going to read this comic, but unless it deals with a lot of the Death of the Family aftermath, I’m not going to bother writing a review for it. There have simply been too many comic books for me to write about lately because of the recent crossover event and if I can cut one I will. Next month I’ll have a poll up for you guys to vote on the top 10 or so books you want me to review. I run the risk of getting burned out right now because of all the graphic novel articles I’m working on at the moment and those things keep coming.

 

Graphic Novel Watch!

Catwoman, Vol. 2: Dollhouse $14.99 issues #7-12. I can hardly remember this arc. That can’t be a very good sign.