February 2017 Solicitations

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Alright, let’s get to business! Below you’ll find the solicitations for each issue, the creative team behind the issue, and the cover art (if DC has released it). Since I’m prepping and cleaning for Thanksgiving, I won’t add my two cents to any of the solicitations, but make sure you share your thoughts in the comments section below! I want to hear what you’re excited about, worried about, your predictions, etc… If you have something to say, we want to know!


February 1st

batman-16Batman #16
“I Am Bane” part one! Bane is coming for Batman. Bruce must keep those he loves safe for five days in order to save Gotham Girl once and for all. But Bane will stop at nothing, and no one is safe.

Art by David Finch
Cover by David Finch
Variant cover by Tim Sale
Written by Tom King


harley-quinn-13Harley Quinn #13
“Joker Loves Harley” finale! Just how did a gentle, “reformed” Joker come to arrive at Harley’s doorstep when everyone believed him dead and gone? The answer’s in this issue—and it’ll shock you!

Art by John Timms
Cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Frank Cho
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner


injustice-ground-zero-5Injustice: Ground Zero #5
Tired of being confined to the sidelines in the battle against Superman, Harley decides to take matters into her own hands by breaking into the Batcave to steal the Batmobile. One problem: the Batcave and all of Wayne Manor are under a force field and being protected by Shazam. Meanwhile, Batman’s crew is also out to break into the cave, but for a much more serious purpose.

Art by Tom Derenick and Jheremy Raapack
Cover by Renato Guedes
Written by Chris Sebela


Justice League #14
“REGROUP”! Broken, battered and pinned down by a new alien threat, the Justice League is forced to confront long-simmering tensions between teammates before they can save the world. Grievances are aired and secrets are revealed in this special issue written and drawn by Bryan Hitch.

Art by Daniel Henriques and Bryan Hitch
Cover by Daniel Henriques and Bryan Hitch
Variant cover by Yanick Paquette
Written by Bryan Hitch


nightwing-14Nightwing #14
“BLUDHAVEN” finale! The psychopath who’s been carrying out the killings in Blüdhaven has placed the blame on Nightwing! Now Dick Grayson must apprehend this maniac to stop the murders and to convince Blüdhaven he’s not a villain.

Art by Marcus To
Cover by Marcus To
Variant cover by Oclair Albert and Ivan Reis
Written by Tim Seeley


super-powers-4Super Powers #4
An evil menace stirs the sea dwellers of the Pacific Ocean as an angry Black Manta pays a visit to the evil genius Lex Luthor. Whatever underwater evil is being planned, Aquaman and his Super Friends can save the day! Or can they? Lex welcomes the return of his Legion of Doom!

Art by Art Baltazar
Cover by Art Baltazar
Written by Franco, Art Baltazar


February 8th

all-star-batman-7All-Star Batman #7
“Poison Promises”! Step aside, gentlemen—Poison Ivy is about to steal the spotlight in Batman’s continuing rogues gallery road trip. Scott Snyder teams up with mega-talent Tula Lotay to reimagine the Dark Knight’s most seductive villain.

Art by Tula Lotay
Cover by Tula Lotay
Variant cover by Francesco Francavilla and Tula Lotay
Written by Scott Snyder


bop-7Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #7
“VALENTINE’S DAY” part one! The new Oracle is now embedded in the Birds of Prey’s lives…and they’re going to have to make it work whether they like it or not! Plus, Huntress has decided to make Gotham her permanent home—but that means venturing into the most dangerous world of all…the Gotham City real-estate market! Perhaps an abandoned amusement park with a murder slide is up her alley?

Art by Claire Roe
Cover by Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by Kamome Shirahama
Written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson


detective-950Detective Comics #950
“League of Shadows” prologue! Celebrate 950 issues of the original Batman series with this extra-sized extravaganza! Cassandra Cain has stayed out of the spotlight on Batman’s team as she slowly comes to terms with the civilized world she was kept away from all her life…but the time for her to step up is fast approaching! Will she ever learn how to fit in among the masses, or will she always be more weapon than woman? Plus: a primer on the history of the League of Assassins, and an adventure with the team’s newest recruit: Azrael, the Avenging Angel!

Art by Marcio Takara
Cover by Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Written by James T Tynion IV


jla-rebirth-1Justice League of America: Rebirth #1
Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and…Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!

Art by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
Cover by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
Variant cover by Ryan Ottley
Written by Steve Orlando


justice-league-power-rangers-2Justice League vs Power Rangers #2
Lost in another dimension, the Power Rangers must face a team unlike any they’ve ever encountered! In a world teeming with god-like heroes and villains as monstrous as Lord Zedd, it will take more than superpowers to survive. Can the Power Rangers work with the Justice League to find a way back home? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

Art by Stephen Byrne
Cover by Karl Kerschl
Written by Tom Taylor


red-hood-7Red Hood & the Outlaws #7
“how do you solve a problem like Bizarro?”! Now that Black Mask is defeated, Artemis continues her quest for the Bow of Ra—a weapon of immense power. Meanwhile, Jason is dealing with an immense power of his own—Bizarro. What’s to be done about such a volatile creature…and is he too dangerous to be kept alive?

Art by Mirko Colak
Cover by Cam Smith and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant cover by Matteo Scalera
Written by Scott Lobdell


suicide-squad-11Suicide Squad #11
“BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE” part one! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Hidden somewhere deep within, the world is a burning flame. Its light is blinding. Its heat is deadly. It’s a fire fueled by hatred, by rage and by vengeance. Used, abused and left for dead, the greatest foe the Suicide Squad has ever faced returns, more powerful than ever, to burn down the world Amanda Waller has given everything to protect.

Art by Riley Rossmo
Cover by Philip Tan
Variant cover by Lee Bermejo
Written by Rob Williams


titans-8Titans #8
“Made in Manhattan” part one! As Wally West and the Titans adjust to their new lives in New York City and investigate a mysterious new threat, Karen and Mal Duncan visit Meta Solutions to discuss their future. But the meeting takes an unexpected turn when Mal delivers a shocking revelation, and Karen is faced with a difficult choice.

Art by Norm Rapmund and Brett Booth
Cover by Norm Rapmund and Brett Booth
Variant cover by Nicholas Bradshaw
Written by Dan Abnett


February 15th

Batman #17
“I Am Bane” part two! Barricading himself within the walls of Arkham Asylum still might not keep Batman and his allies safe from Bane’s assault. Which one of Bruce’s loved ones will be torn from him next?

Art by David Finch
Cover by David Finch
Variant cover by Tim Sale
Written by Tom King


batwoman-rebirth-1Batwoman: Rebirth #1
The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, “The Many Arms Of Death”!

Art by Steve Epting and Ben Oliver
Cover by Steve Epting
Variant cover by Jae Lee
Written by James T Tynion IV, Marguerite Bennett


Harley Quinn #14
“RED MEAT”! Red Tool lives up to his name and Poison Ivy drops by as Harley investigates what is happening to New York’s disappearing homeless population!

Art by Chad Hardin
Cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Frank Cho
Written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti


Injustice: Ground Zero #6
In the shadow of Wayne Manor, Shazam and Black Adam are duking it out, while deep underground, Batman and his allies have unearthed the ultimate weapon against Superman from its hiding place. But just as Batman begins to believe he may be able to turn the tide, two of Superman’s allies burst into the Batcave and attack! Has the Resistance come this far just to lose again?

Art by Juan Albarran, Marco Santucci, and Daniel Sampere
Cover by Renato Guedes
Written by Chris Sebela


justice-league-15Justice League #15
“TIMELESS” part one! A new epic begins when a mysterious young woman implores the Justice League join the fight against the Timeless, a cosmic threat they’ve never faced before—because it exists at different points throughout Earth’s history! Now, the Justice League must travel to both the past and the future in a literal race against time!

Art by Matt Ryan and Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Matt Ryan and Fernando Pasarin
Variant cover by Yanick Paquette
Written by Bryan Hitch


Nightwing #15
“CUPID CALLS”! In the aftermath of the “Blüdhaven” story, Nightwing has embraced his role as the city’s resident hero and met a new love interest, leader of the Run-Offs—but is a relationship between a hero and an ex-villain destined for anything other than heartbreak?

Art by Minkyu Jung
Cover by Marcus To
Variant cover by Oclair Albert and Ivan Reis
Written by Tim Seeley


super-sons-1Super Sons #1
“When I grow up” part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic—but if they want to survive, they’re going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World’s Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers—except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!

Art by Jorge Jimenez
Cover by Jorge Jimenez
Variant cover by Dustin Nguyen
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


teen-titans-go-20Teen Titans Go! #20
Robin’s “Poetry Jam” was supposed to be romantic, but things are about to get really gross instead. We’re shocked. Then it’s time for spring break! Swapping their uniforms for bathing suits, the Titans zoom to the beach…only to discover that the H.I.V.E. Five had the same idea for a “Beach-Party a Go-Go”!

Art by Marcelo Di Chiara and Jeremy Lawson
Cover by Daniel Hipp
Written by Sholly Fisch, Paul Morrissey, and Heather Nuhfer


trinity-6Trinity #6
“Better Together” part six! The horror that kept our heroes trapped in nightmares of their own making is now loose in the world, and it’s taking possession of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman! When the spawn of Mongul holds the keys to the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe—no one is safe!

Art by Francis Manapul
Cover by Francis Manapul
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Written by Francis Manapul


February 22nd

batgirl-8Batgirl #8
“Son of Penguin” part two! It’s hard enough to juggle a new boyfriend when you’re not secretly investigating him for super-villainy! But is Batgirl dating Ethan Cobblepot to get to bottom of his new tech business…or could she actually like him? Plus, Magpie strikes!

Art by Christian Wildgoose
Cover by Christian Wildgoose
Variant cover by Francis Manapul
Written by Hope Larson


batman-beyond-5Batman Beyond #5
“ESCAPING THE GRAVE” finale! Batman and Terminal face off for the last time as secrets are revealed that will affect Terry McGinnis forever! Now all that remains is to shut down Terminal’s plans for ruling Gotham City and save his friend Dana. But doing both of those things may not be possible, and that will leave Terry having to make a deadly choice!

Art by Bernard Chang
Cover by Bernard Chang
Variant cover by Martin Ansin
Written by Dan Jurgens


Detective Comics #951
“League of Shadows” part one! The next big DETECTIVE arc explodes here as the League of Shadows goes from mysterious rumor to deadly fact! What’s their plan for Gotham City? And how will their actions affect Batman and his team?

Art by Christian Duce Fernandez
Cover by Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Written by James T Tynion IV


jla-1Justice League of America #1
Meet the Extremists—self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique—not to mention dangerous!—brand of law and order on our chaotic world?

Art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Variant cover by Mark Brooks
Written by Steve Orlando


mother-panic-4Mother Panic #4
Mother Panic isn’t the only one hunting for revenge in the streets of Gotham City. The terrifying Pretty is after the next name on Violet Paige’s hit list. But is he a friend or foe—and how is he connected to the mysterious Gather House that made Violet who she is?

Art by Shawn Crystal
Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant cover by Shawn Crystal
Written by Jody Houser


Suicide Squad #12
“BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE” part two! Determined to unmake all the world’s institutions of governance and control, [REDACTED] orchestrates a series of prison breakouts across the DC Universe, forcing Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the rest of the Suicide Squad into their most dangerous mission yet: keeping their former super-villain comrades in jail.

Art by Riley Rossmo
Cover by Philip Tan
Variant cover by Lee Bermejo
Written by Rob Williams


teen-titans-5Teen Titans #5
“Damian Knows Best” finale! The final showdown between the Teen Titans and the Demon’s Fist is here! Will the Teen Titans rally behind their little leader? And will Ra’s al Ghul let anyone walk away alive?

Art by Wade Von Grawbadger and Khoi Pham
Cover by Jonboy Meyers
Variant cover by Chris Burnham
Written by Benjamin Percy