June 2016 Solicitations
The Rebirth news continues to flow as DC releases their solicitations for June 2016! Most of the titles for June are carry over from the
New 52 DCYOU, but there are a few glimpses into what’s to come as the first Rebirth titles start hitting shelves. If you missed our previous posts pertaining to Rebirth, check out our posts Full DC Comics Rebirth Creative Teams & Details and DC Comics Officially Reveals Rebirth Details (announces the rollout schedule for Rebirth titles).
At the moment, there aren’t any details pertaining to a themed variant cover for the month of June. Once the themed variant is announced, we will share.
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!
DC Universe: Rebirth #1
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
“Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost: the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”
I know this technically falls in May, but DC just officially released the solicitation, so I’m including it with this post.
Batman: Rebirth #1
Longtime Batman and Eisner Award-winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising-star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!
Batman Beyond #13
Past and present overlap as Batman and Barbara Gordon attempt to unravel the secret of Rewire. It’s no longer the same man behind the suit, so who is it? Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into the past as Terry McGinnis Batman conducts a search for a possibly resurrected Joker. What light can this parallel search from the past shine on the mystery of the present?
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy make it to Berlin to find the Joker’s cabaret in the hands of the Joker’s Daughter, who has banished a magic-less Zatanna and Constantine onto the streets of Nazi-occupied Germany. Meanwhile, find out what happened to Mera at the Battle of Britain after being captured by Nereus as a prisoner of war.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #11
It’s on! Harley has a lot to get out of her system, and the first person who’s going to get a dose of it is the guy she had a brief crush on—Shazam. But “Shazzy’s” not buying what’s Harley’s selling, so things are about to get…complicated. Meanwhile, Superman pays a visit to a man who once head-butted him.
Teen Titans Go! #16
After a stunning bank heist, the Amazing Mumbo Jumbo uses his magic to scramble the superpowers of the Teen Titans! What will Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg do with their newfound abilities?
Detective Comics #934
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!
WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?
Earth 2: Society #13
Can the device that Fury used to bring back the Amazons also provide the means to power up the new Earth-2, a world without natural resources? Hawkgirl thinks so, but given Fury’s background and history, can she convince the other Wonders and the rest of the world? Sides will be chosen as the future of the entire world may very well hang in the balance.
Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #4
Held captive by the mysterious Harley Sinn, Harley Quinn tries to learn the identity of her captor and what Sinn intends to do with her! But the most significant question of all is why Sinn has been conducting surveillance on the family members of the rest of the Gang of Harleys, and what does she intend to do with them?
Justice League #51
It’s a brave new world in the devastation that follows “Darkseid War.”
Red Hood/ Arsenal #13
The Joker’s Daughter’s master plan is revealed! Are Jason and Roy strong enough take down both Duela and the Iron Rule? And what will it cost them? Find out in the shocking conclusion to RED HOOD/ ARSENAL!
“I AM GOTHAM” Chapter One
No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?
CAN’T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to the Dark Knight alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6
Is Gotham City ready for a new Batgirl?!
Harley Quinn #29
What’s that you said? We couldn’t quite hear you. Did you say “Boy, I sure would love to see Harley fight giant transforming robots”? Well, that’s definitely what we heard! So we’re delivering!
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #12
Batman has opposed Superman’s Regime since the beginning, while Damian (now Nightwing) threw his support behind the Man of Steel. Father and son, on opposite sides. So what act perpetrated by Victor Zsasz could be so heinous as to make these two join forces again to track him down? Don’t miss the shocking answer.
New Suicide Squad #21
What do you get when you mix the deadly Suicide Squad with the Fist of Cain killer cult and Rose Tattoo, the resurrected goddess of murder? A very, very bad day for Amanda Waller.
Poison Ivy: Life of Cycle & Death #6
Poison Ivy and her Sporelings battle for survival in the epic final chapter of “Cycle of Life and Death”! The monster Grim makes his final move, the murderer is revealed, and Pamela Isley’s life will be forever changed! Plus, someone, or someTHING, joins the fray!
Suicide Squad’s Most Wanted: Deadshot & Katana #6
Kobra put the fate of the Earth at risk—and now he wants Katana and the Squad to work beside him to clean up his mistakes. As the fight on his ark heats up, they’ll all need to decide what is most important!
Titans: Rebirth #1
Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself.
I told you that Titans Hunt would lead into Rebirth…
Detective Comics #935
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Two
Batman and team find themselves in the crosshairs as the villain they’ve begun hunting turns the tables on them. Batman and Batwoman have the skills to survive, but do their young teammates? Is this where hero training ends in tragedy?
Harley’s Little Black Book #4
Harley’s been to some very strange places in her bizarre life…but an alternate-reality time-travel trip is a new one even for her! Somehow, some way, Harley’s managed to find herself in the world of the Bombshells, a universe where female heroes have taken to the battlefield of World War II! And most unbelievably of all…she’s gonna meet herself?! Our heads hurt already.
Justice League #52
A TITANS: REBIRTH #1 prelude! Set shortly after the formation of the Justice League, Batman introduces his new partner Robin (Dick Grayson) to the team just as it’s pulled into a deadly assault on Metropolis by mysterious creatures. Outclassed and terrified, the Boy Wonder must use his wits and guile to survive. And in doing so, he catches the attention of a foe that will alter the course of his life forever. This story ties directly into TITANS: REBIRTH #1!
The former Power Ring, Jessica Cruz, now possesses a Green Lantern ring. But can a coward like Jessica truly be worthy of it?
There are two separate covers and two separate solicitations floating around for this issue… and DC hasn’t posted either yet…
Justice League of America #12
Green Lantern’s ring has been hacked! Someone has a personal vendetta against the League, attacking them where they are the most vulnerable!
Robin, Son of Batman #13
The series conclusion to Damian Wayne’s quest for atonement! In the wake of a victory, Damian, Maya and Goliath discover that there is still one enemy left to vanquish—the most terrible of all. Only together, and with the help of unlikely allies, will they be able to save humanity from destruction…but will they all survive this final battle?
Teen Titans #21
While attempting to clean up their public image, the Teen Titans unexpectedly encounter an dangerous threat—the dastardly duo known as Monsieur Mallah and the Brain!
Justice League of America Annual #1
The vendetta of the League’s newest enemy puts them through the ultimate test by releasing the DCU’s most dangerous super-villains from prison!
Grayson Annual #3
Determined to find out the identity of Spyral’s Agent 37, detective Jim Corrigan gathers a collection of heroes who have seen the swirl-faced spy in order to hear their accounts. With guest appearances by Harley Quinn, Azrael, John Constantine and Green Lantern Simon Baz, get ready for some of Dick Grayson’s greatest hits!
Teen Titans Annual #2
A rare night off for the Teen Titans turns into a disaster when partygoers begin to mutate into bizarre, uncontrollable animals! Is this the work of Brother Blood? Or someone even more deadly?
Action Comics #957
“PATH TO DOOM” Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected — the new Clark Kent!
Batman is on the cover… that’s all.
With the life of his daughter Rose hanging in the balance, Slade Wilson is forced into a tense alliance with Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins. And before he can carry out his vendetta against Victor Ruiz and his mercenary army, Slade must first engage in a violent rematch with his latest deadly foes, Lawman and Snakebite. Can Deathstroke survive this all-out “Blood Feud”?
Assassins, Slade, and Ra’s – Oh my!
Green Arrow: Rebirth #1
Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero’s world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?
Canary will play a large role in Green Arrow starting with Rebirth, so if you’re a fan of Dinah, you might want to plan on adding this book to your rotation. At the moment, we don’t plan on covering this title, but we at least wanted to share this information with you.
Green Arrow #1
“THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN” Chapter One
As Oliver struggles with how he can fight “the man” when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.
See? More Dinah.