We are gathered here today to mourn the cancelation of three books we cover from DC’s current roster: Batman ‘66, Gotham by Midnight, and Justice League United. Sad, sad day! Batman ’66 was the biggest shock for me, but for those of you that are super bummed about this particular title will be happy to know that a Batman ’66 team up book will launch in December. As for Gotham by Midnight and JLU, we will unfortunately see the last of them at the end of the year. There’s also a creative shift with Catwoman (Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!) with Valentine, Messina, and Loughridge leaving, and Frank Tieri (who happened to check out my LinkedIn this week) and Inaki Miranda.

Other titles that DC cancelled were Lobo, Doomed (which is apparently doing so poorly that it doesn’t even get a December release), and Tom King’s critically acclaimed Omega Men. Surprisingly, the fan uproar around Omega Men was so overwhelming that Dan Didio and Jim Lee have decided to give the book a 12 issue run, having it end in May of 2016 instead of in December with issue #7. So… If you ever get really unhappy about a cancellation, rally together to protest it!

In other, more positive news, we will receive some new titles this month, including the Batman/ Ninja Turtles crossover we announced back in July. Two titles that have yet to show up yet though are Poison Ivy and Katana. Both books were announced at SDCC with the titles that are being released in November/ December of this year, but they’ve been absent from solicitations. Hopefully we’ll get some news on those titles for January.

For the month of the December, DC will also release Harley’s Little Black Book themed variant covers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the variant covers anywhere online, so we’ll have to provide that poll another time.

Alright, if you’re still with me, below you’ll find the solicitations for each issue, as well as the cover art (if DC has released it). As a reminder, I’m not putting the talent credits in this post because there’s already a ton of information here. Make sure you give me a piece of your mind in the comments! I want to hear what you’re excited about, worried about, your predictions, etc… If you have something to say, I want to know!

December 2nd  

 

BR Eternal 9
Batman & Robin Eternal #9
Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the world…but that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Wayne’s darkest hour is emerging…

 

 

Batman Arkham Knight
Batman Arkham Knight #11
Double-shipping in December! After years of planning, the Arkham Knight is finally ready to make his move on Batman. But when he seeks out a surprising ally, Jonathan Crane—a.k.a. The Scarecrow—a deadly alliance is formed that may mean the end of the Dark Knight…forever!

 

 

Batman Beyond 7
Batman Beyond #7
The sun rises on a new day in BATMAN BEYOND! With the threat of Brother Eye finally gone, Tim Drake is a man lost in time and without a mission. But now that he finally has the opportunity to explore this new Gotham City, he may find it just as dark as ever beneath its shiny new surface. And what Justice League secret does Matt McGinnis think will be unlocked with Green Lantern’s severed hand? Guest artist and FUTURES END veteran Stephen Thompson kicks things off in this prologue to “City of Yesterday”!

 

 

Robin War 1
Robin War #1
THE ROBINS FACE THE COURT OF OWLS!

In part 1 of this new epic, it’s Robins vs. cops! Robins vs. Robins! Robins vs. Batman! And Robins vs. the Court of Owls?!

Damian Wayne returns to Gotham City, and he is not happy. There are kids all over the city calling themselves Robin, Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman and the GCPD, led by the new, armored-up Batman, is cracking down on anybody wearing the “R.” And things only get worse when Red Hood, Red Robin and Grayson all come back to Gotham City…

 

 

Grayson 15
Grayson #15
IT’S GRAYSON VS. THE COURT OF OWLS in “Robin War” part 2! As the Robins run wild in the streets of Gotham City, Grayson battles the Court of Owls! With chaos everywhere, the police are paralyzed—and even an Agent of Spyral has his limits!

 

 

HQ Black Book 1
Harley’s Little Black Book #1
It’s the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There’s a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)

 

 

Midnighter 7
Midnighter #7
The mastermind behind the theft of the God Garden’s technology is finally unveiled…and Midnighter never could have guessed the ultimate goal of the heist!

 

 

 

December 9th

 

Batman 47
Batman #47
While Jim Gordon is in the fight of his life against Mr. Bloom, Bruce Wayne discovers a shocking secret about his past that will change everything in Gotham City!

 


Batman & Robin Eternal #10
Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the world…but that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Wayne’s darkest hour is emerging…

 

 

Batman Superman 27
Batman/ Superman #27
To defeat Vandal Savage and his barbarian hordes, Superman must become more and more brutal. And when he reaches the point of no return, it may be up to Red Hood to take him down. Plus, Gordon makes a shocking discovery about Savage’s ultimate plan!

 

 

Batman Ninja Turtles 1
Batman/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!

 

Catwoman 47
Catwoman #47
Catwoman is back in action! Leaving the mob behind, Selina is on the prowl again. When she gets wind of what might be the biggest score of her life, she’ll need to remind everyone just who is the greatest thief around.

 

 


Dark Knight 3 1
Dark Knight III: Master Race #1 Collector’s Edition
This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1 at the same size!

 

Bombshells 6
DC Comics Bombshells #6
Having defected from Russia, Supergirl and Stargirl arrive on the Western front. In Berlin, Batwoman has to learn that she can’t fight every battle, while Zatanna consults her favorite rabbit, the former John Constantine. Meanwhile, Harley and Ivy race across France, taking on every Nazi they encounter.

 

 

Detective Comics 47
Detective Comics #47
LOCKED UP! In Robin War” part 3, the GCPD cracks down on the Robins, Batman must choose sides—and the mysterious Court of Owls stands behind it all pulling the strings!

 

 

Earth 2 Society 7
Earth 2 Society #7
As the fledgling society of new Earth threatens to disintegrate into chaos, can the raw power of the Green Lantern overcome the godlike abilities of Doctor Impossible? Or is Alan Scott just a man, after all?

 

 

Gotham Academy 13
Gotham Academy #13
A “Robin War” tie-in! With Robins fighting cops all over the city, the student body is starting to take sides. What happens when Olive and her friends find themselves on opposite sides of this struggle? And what happens when the real war comes to the halls of Gotham Academy?

 

 

JLU 16
Justice League United #16
Artist Travel Foreman returns for this “trippy” trip to the House of Secrets to reveal at last how Adam Strange came to be trapped in the Zeta Beam! And just what will that mean for the mysterious, reality-warping Breakers that have brought so many disparate heroes and villains to the team?

 

 

Suicide Squad 15
New Suicide Squad #15
Task Force X’s mission to destroy a cartel trafficking in super-drugs has completely unraveled, leaving the critically wounded Deadshot with only one person he can to turn. But newly minted field agent Amanda Waller couldn’t care if he lives or dies, especially since she’s closing in on the hidden truth behind the Squad’s recent activities.

 

 

Red Hood 7
Red Hood/ Arsenal #7
A “Robin War” tie-in! The boys are back in Gotham City and tensions are high! As battle lines are drawn, Red Hood and Arsenal will be forced to choose sides-—but will they side with each other? It’s brother versus brother, as the Robin War rages on!

 

 

 

December 16th

 

Batman 66 30
Batman ’66 #30
BATMAN ‘66 comes to a close as we unleash cover artist Michael Allred on the entire issue! Mobs of villains arrive in Gotham City for what appears to be a full-blown Criminal Convention. But one bad guy is not happy with how he’s being treated, and decides to tip off Batman and Robin. Will even this valuable bit of information be enough to help the Dynamic Duo overcome the overwhelming odds?

 

 

Batman & Robin Eternal #11
Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the world…but that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Wayne’s darkest hour is emerging…

 

AK Genesis 6
Batman Arkham Knight: Genesis #5
How did the Arkham Knight, once a penniless criminal, amass hundreds of tanks and a veritable army of mercenaries to take down the Caped Crusader? With the help of the world’s most dangerous assassin: Deathstroke the Terminator!


 

Batman Europa 2
Batman: Europa #2
Forced to work with his greatest foe, The Joker, Batman reaches Prague just as the virus he’s been infected with starts to affect him. While the Czech version of Mardi Gras is in full swing, Batman and The Joker search for the mysterious Trojan Horse, a man who knows the secrets of the Colossus virus…but they’ll find more than they bargained for!

 

 

Black Canary 7
Black Canary #7
It’s the deafening finale of the band’s debut tour! Dinah will have to scream louder than she ever has before…so loud that the walls of reality will crumble! It’s gonna get crazy, folks.

 


Harley Quinn 24
Harley Quinn #23
It’s all-out action on two fronts as the Gang of Harleys must split up to tackle two missions at the same time! Zena Bendemova’s vendetta against Harley has to be stopped before innocents are caught in the crossfire…and they have to bust Mason Macabre out of prison before he gets killed! There’s no way Harley will be ready for this shocking twist ending, though…

 

Justice League 47
Justice League #47
Super-star artist Jason Fabok returns as the second act of “DARKSEID WAR” begins! As the members of the Justice League struggle with their new Godhood abilities, Wonder Woman must turn to the beings that have fought the Anti-Monitor before: the Crime Syndicate! Plus, what secret does Grail hold that will change Diana’s world forever?

 

Secret Six 9
Secret Six #9
The team’s attempt to defend the Earth from invasion by the Elder Gods takes them to a creepy New England town, inhabited by one very nasty creature. And just when they need Black Alice’s abilities the most, a shocking turn of events puts her down for the count. Guest starring Swamp Thing!

 
Teen Titans Go 13
Teen Titans Go! #13
Beast Boy does too. Many. Chores. So he joins his buddy Aqualad for the easy life under the sea. But making his lazy dreams come true isn’t as simple as he had hoped! And stick around as we explore the single most terrifying word in the English language: “Dentist”!

 
Titans Hunt #3
Haunted by a past they no longer recognize, Dick Grayson and Roy Harper hunt for the truth. Somehow, somewhere, there must be someone who can explain the memories that obsess them but don’t belong to them.  Their search has unleashed the rage of Atlantis, but that’s nothing compared to the fury of the Amazonian outcast waiting for them in the shadows.

 

We Are Robin 7
We Are Robin #7
RED ROBIN VS. RED HOOD—TO THE DEATH! “Robin War” part 4 pits Tim Drake against Jason Todd in a steel-cage match—and only the Court of Owls can say who will escape the cage with his life!

 

 


December 23rd


Batgirl 47
Batgirl #47
Batgirl’s about to lose the greatest weapon in her arsenal…her mind is failing her! Is her ragtag group of allies enough to pick up the slack?

 

B 66 U 1
Batman ’66 Meets the Man From U.N.C.L.E. #1
Two 1960s television icons cross paths for a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries. The deadly organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H. has a new twist in their plans for world conquest—they’re recruiting some of Gotham City’s most infamous villains! Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin bring this information to the one man who knows everything about these new enemies: Batman. Before you can say “Open channel D,” the Dynamic Duo and the Men from U.N.C.L.E. are jetting off to Europe to thwart the schemes of this deadly criminal cartel.

 


Batman: Arkham Knight #12
Double-shipping in December! After years of planning, the Arkham Knight is finally ready to make his move on Batman. But when he seeks out a surprising ally, Jonathan Crane—a.k.a. The Scarecrow—a deadly alliance is formed that may mean the end of the Dark Knight…forever!

 

Batman & Robin Eternal #12
Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the world…but that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Wayne’s darkest hour is emerging…

 

Bombshells 7
Bombshells #7
Presenting the Batgirls! While Batwoman is away in Europe, a group of young women decide to pick up her mantle and protect the streets of Gotham City themselves!

 

Dark Knight 3 2
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2
The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into—well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself.

 

 

Gotham by Midnight 12
Gotham by Midnight #12
The final battle for the soul of Gotham City begins, and The Spectre might be facing more than just the ancient spirit called Ikkondrid. What will Corrigan and the Midnight Shift do if they discover that The Spectre is on the wrong side of this fight after all?

 

 

JL 3001 7
Justice League 3001 #7
The world is overrun…and we lost?! For the past few months, they’ve slowly taken over the U.P. space. Now they’re simply exterminating any and all threats in their occupied territory. No one is safe. And we mean NO ONE!

JLA 7
Justice League of America #7
The devastating climax of last issue has the League scrambling for revenge! Only problem is, they’ll need to get through millions of super-powered Kryptonians to get it!

 

 

Robin Son of Batman 7
Robin, Son of Batman #7
DAMIAN SAVES GOTHAM CITY—YES, AGAIN!

“Robin War” part 5. In the aftermath of the cage match in WE ARE ROBIN #7, it’s utter chaos as the Court of Owls unleashes hundreds of imprisoned Robins to fight for survival— and to become the one and only Gray Son!

Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to “Robin War” in next month’s ROBIN WAR #2!

 

 

Teen Titans 15
Teen Titans #15
A “Robin War” tie-in! With Tim Drake missing, the Teen Titans track him back to Gotham City, where the Robin War rages—but Professor Pyg stands between the team and their leader.

 

 

 

December 30th

 

Batman Europa 3
Batman Europa #3
Weakened by a deadly virus, Batman arrives in Paris to find some answers. But with The Joker along for the ride, Batman’s guaranteed to face terrifying challenges as they follow a trail that leads to their common enemy.

 


Batman & Robin Eternal #13
Red Robin and Red Hood have followed a trail of technology to the island nation of Santa Prisca and the mysterious monastery built on the site of what was once the worst prison in the world…but that prison was once the kingdom of Bane, and he wants his kingdom back! Meanwhile, Dick Grayson and Harper Row meet the mysterious Sculptor, a woman who reshapes minds! And with every clue they assemble, a terrible picture of Bruce Wayne’s darkest hour is emerging…

 

Injustice 4 Annual 1
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 4 Annual #1
Tom Taylor (EARTH 2, Superior Iron Man) returns to the series he launched for this one time special event that kicks off the story you’ll see in the upcoming INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: YEAR 5. In his efforts to maintain world peace and wipe out crime, Superman has locked up all of Earth’s villains, as well as his enemies (including the Green Lantern Corps), in an undisclosed, impenetrable facility. Now, a surprising new prisoner may have discovered how to free himself and everyone else from this previously inescapable location.

 

 

Noteworthy Releases:

Deathstroke 13
Deathstroke #13
The showdown between Slade Wilson, the Suicide Squad and Amanda Waller looms in what’s left of Belle Reve Penitentiary…but first he’ll have to face off against a deadly new super-villain who could bring an end to Deathstroke’s “Suicide Mission”!

 

Starfire 7
Starfire #7
It’s the final showdown between Starfire and the wicked Soren Hook! As the battle reaches its end, a familiar face arrives in Key West! Will sparks fly when Kori is reunited with Dick Grayson?