July 2016 Solicitations

More Rebirth news! And Nightwing! NIGHTWING!!! In addition to that, we’re getting some details about Birds of Prey – which I openly admit I’m probably the most excited about because it’s the return of Helena Bertinelli as Huntress… Seriously, super stoked for that! You have no idea how happy that makes me! Also, if you remember the Rebirth press conference that DC held at WonderCon, then you’ll remember that Geoff Johns discussed the death of a major character, and the return of a major character… I think we get answers to both of those questions in the Justice League solicitation. Plus, after the solicitations, you’ll find the results from the Q-1 Best Cover Poll.

At the moment, there aren’t any details pertaining to a themed variant cover for the month of July. 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!

 

July 6th

Batman 2
Batman #2
“I AM GOTHAM” Chapter Two: In issue #2, after a brush with disaster, Batman struggles to reconcile the fate he could be leaving behind for his city, and reaches out to the idealistic new hero, Gotham. But an evil is building that may overcome both Batman and his new ally.

 

Batman 66 1
Batman ’66 Meets Steed Mrs. Peel #1
England swings and so does the Dynamic Duo in this historic pairing of two of the hippest shows from 1960s television. DC Comics and BOOM! Studios join forces to bring these iconic characters together for the first time!

As Bruce Wayne shows the beautiful head of a UK electronics company the sights of Gotham, they are interrupted by the felonious feline Catwoman! Unwilling to leave Miss Michaela Gough unprotected, Bruce resigns himself to the fact that Batman cannot save the day. But some new players have arrived in town—though even as the lovely, catsuit-clad Mrs. Peel and her comrade John Steed take control of the situation, nefarious plots continue apace!

 

Batman Beyond 14
Batman Beyond #14
The epic “Wired for Death” storyline continues as the mysterious Rewire’s true identity is finally revealed. It’s an explosive revelation that can only lead to a climactic showdown between Rewire and Batman as they’re both being manipulated by Spellbinder.

 

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Five #13

It’s Damian at the crossroads when he must make a final, fateful choice between his biological father—Batman—and his current father figure, Superman. The new Nightwing can end the conflict that’s torn the world asunder these past five years, but either the Dark Knight or the Man of Steel is going to have to die.

 

Justice League Rebirth
Justice League: Rebirth #1
Spinning out of the events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, a new day dawns for Earth’s greatest heroes as they welcome three new members to the team, including…Superman? Who is this strange visitor from a dead world—and can he be trusted? Batman and Wonder Woman aren’t so sure.

 

 

July 13th

Bombshells 15
Bombshells #15
Mera adjusts to a life without her powers—and starts to fall in love with Arthur. Meanwhile, as Batwoman reunites with Renee Montoya in hopes of freeing Jewish prisoners from concentration camps, Harley and Ivy encounter Zatanna and Constantine, and plans to form a rebellion begin.

 

Detective Comics 936
Detective Comics #936
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Three: In issue #936, Batman is M.I.A., and it’s time for Batwoman to take the reins! But can she control a strike force that’s barely worked together…including unstable wildcard Clayface?

 

Earth 2 Society 14
Earth 2: Society #14
It’s Wonder against Wonder with the fate of Earth-2 in the balance. The world is barely holding on by its fingertips. Do they dare risk an attempt to reboot their planet with the mysterious Amazonian device? Meanwhile, a new enemy is on the move behind the scenes, attempting to take advantage of situation.

 

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Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys #4
Sure, the Gang has finally figured out who Harley Sinn is and, more importantly, where she’s holding Harley hostage—but considering it’s a place called The Island of Horrible Death, they might be thinking twice about going there…

 

Nightwing Rebirth
Nightwing: Rebirth #1
He’s been Robin, Batman, a spy, a ghost. Now, Dick Grayson returns to Gotham City to reclaim the life that was taken from him. But when a new evil threatens those he loves most, Nightwing faces being torn away from home once again in order to destroy the dark force once and for all. Powerhouse artist Yanick Paquette (BATMAN, SWAMP THING) joins series writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) to return Nightwing to the DC superhero stage!

 

 

 

July 20th

Birds of Prey Rebirth
Batgirl & the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1
“WHO IS ORACLE” Chapter One: Batgirl and Black Canary are together again, working a case that strikes right at the heart of their partnership! Someone’s uncovered the greatest secret Barbara Gordon ever kept: her time as Oracle, the most powerful hacker on the planet. And not only do they know her secret, they’re using her name to sell dangerous information to criminals! Now one of those deals has brought some major heat to Gotham City…Helena Bertinelli is out of Spyral, wearing the hood of the Huntress, and making mafia blood run in the streets! Everything you thought was hidden will be revealed if the Oracle has their way…

 

Batman #3
“I AM GOTHAM” Chapter Three: Batman and Gotham strike out together to get to the bottom of the mysterious attacks against the city. Could this novel and headstrong new hero be everything Gotham City needs…at the cost of the Dark Knight?

 

Harley 30
Harley Quinn #20
As Harley’s monthly series comes to an end, the world prepares for twice as much Harley when her new series debuts in August! And you’d better believe Harley’s burning the place down on the way out the door…

 

Injustice 5 14
Injustice: Gods Among Us Year 5 #14
Since the rise of the Regime, The Flash has always been one of Superman’s most tenuous allies. Now his loyalty is really going to be tested, as someone he loves has to face Superman’s unswerving justice. Then, with the Speedster at his most vulnerable, Batman offers him a risky way out.

 

Justice League 1
Justice League #1
“THE EXTINCTION MACHINE” Chapter One

The oceans rise. The earth quakes. And an ancient power rises to reclaim not just the world, but the universe itself—and not even the combined might of the Justice League can stop it. An all-new era begins with this epic by comic book legend Bryan Hitch (JLA, The Ultimates) and master storyteller Tony S. Daniel (BATMAN: R.I.P., DEATHSTROKE).

 

Suicide Squad
New Suicide Squad #22
Delve, if you dare, into the twisted mind of Harley Quinn as she wrestles with her past and questions her future in the mind-bending finale of NEW SUICIDE SQUAD.

 

 

 

July 27th

Batgirl 1
Batgirl #1
“Beyond Burnside” Chapter One: The Batgirl you know and love is going global with Eisner Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Goldie Vance) and all-star artist Rafael Albuquerque (AMERICAN VAMPIRE). In order to up her game, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with the most elite modern combat masters of the East. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills to solve a deadly mystery.

 

Detective Comics #937
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Four: In issue #937, Batman’s found his way into the heart of the Colony, the mysterious new organization cutting its way through Gotham City! Unfortunately, now that he’s in he may find there’s no way out!

 

Nightwing 1
Nightwing #1
“BETTER THAN BATMAN” Chapter One: Batman taught Nightwing everything he knows—but what if everything he taught him is wrong? When Dick is stuck with a new mentor who challenges everything Batman taught him, Nightwing has to shatter his concept of justice in order to fight for what he knows is right. Writer Tim Seeley (GRAYSON, BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL) launches Nightwing onto a new quest alongside rising talent Javier Fernandez (RED HOOD/ARSENAL).

 

Red Hood 1
Red Hood & the Outlaws: Rebirth #1
When a shocking encounter with Batman solidifies the Red Hood’s status as a villain, Jason Todd goes deep undercover to take down Gotham City’s criminal underworld from the inside. Along the way, Jason meets two unlikely allies: a disgraced Amazon warrior named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone called Bizarro—and the DCU’s “Dark Trinity” is born!

 

Teen Titans 22
Teen Titans #22
When the Teen Titans find themselves at odds with the law, an unlikely enemy emerges: Amanda Waller! Can the team prove they really are heroes before “The Wall” hunts them all down?

 

Titans 1
Titans #1
“REMEMBER THE TITANS” Chapter One

After an old ally returns to the team, the Titans set their sights on a dangerous enemy with the power to change reality itself! But the Titans have never faced a threat this massive before, and with so much on the line, will they be able to stand united as a team? Or will their past mistakes be their undoing?

 

 

 

Noteworthy Releases:

Deathstroke 20
Deathstroke #20
It’s all-out war! Slade Wilson attacks the island stronghold controlled by the mercenary army called “the Dead Bastards,” while his one-time comrade Victor Ruiz leads a lethal strike group from the League of Assassins. But in order to protect his children, Rose and Jericho, Slade may be forced to battle Ra’s al Ghul…to the last killer standing. Will this be the end of Deathstroke?

 

 

Best Cover: Q-1 2016 Cover Poll Results

Below you will find the top eight covers from the Q-1 2016 Best Cover Poll. These covers will move on and be included in the Best Cover of 2016 poll at the end of the year. The covers are listed in no particular order.

*Note: There was a three-way tie for the 8th position, so a total of ten titles will advance.

Spoiler

Batman BvS
Batman #50 variant by Jim Lee

 

BR Eternal 26
Batman & Robin Eternal #26 by Tony Daniel

 

Grayson 18
Grayson #18 by Mikel Janin

 

Justice League 48
Justice League #48 by Jason Fabok

 

Batman 50
Batman #50 by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and FCO Plascencia

 

BR Eternal 22
Batman & Robin Eternal #22 by Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Carlo Pagulayan, and Jason Paz

 

DK III 3 by Greg Capullo
Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 by Greg Capullo

 

Batman 48
Batman #48 by Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, and Francisco Perez

 

Superman 50 Kaare Andrews
Superman #50 variant by Kaare Andrews

 

Grayson 17
Grayson #17 by Mikel Janin