June 2017 Solicitations

In June of this year, DC Comics is getting a little… Looney. As in Looney Tunes! Now, I’m not certain I’d say I’m excited about these cross-overs, but I’m definitely amused. Snyder also has an event he’ll be penning this summer. It could be could, and it could be a total mess. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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). 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!


June 7th

Batman #24
“Aftermath”! Gotham City is at peace…but a war is coming. Armed with the terrifying knowledge gained from the mysterious button, Batman prepares for the coming storm by making a proposition to one of his enemies—one that will change everything for the Dark Knight and his allies!

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


Harley Quinn #21
“Red Roses” part one! Red Tool is done waiting for Harley to take him seriously—the poor sap’s hopelessly in love with her, and it’s time he made his move! Unfortunately, he’s picked a moment of peak distraction for Harley! And in the backup, “Harley Loves Joker” part five, Harley crosses paths with an old pal—Jenna Duffy, the crook known as the Carpenter! There won’t be much palling around, though…Jenna’s convinced Harley’s trying to scam her out of one of the biggest scores of her career!

Art by John Timms
Backup Art by J. Bone and Bret Blevins
Backup Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Dini
Cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Frank Cho
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner


Justice League #22
“ONLY HUMAN” part one! Aliens live among us. Sometimes they’re refugees from war-torn planets. Sometimes they’re hidden. Sometimes they’re our world’s greatest heroes. But fear and prejudice threaten their lives when an anti-extra-terrestrial group closes the borders around Earth itself. What is the One Earth movement? And how can the Justice League exist when all aliens are outlaws?

Art by Oclair Albert and Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Bryan Hitch
Variant cover by Nicholas Bradshaw
Written by Bryan Hitch


Nightwing #22
“BLOCKBUSTER” part three! Blockbuster’s return to Blüdhaven has rocked the foundation of the criminal organizations and Nightwing stands in the middle of the chaos. Nightwing has to stop Blockbuster from achieving his goal, but does Blüdhaven’s newest villain have a plan to remove him from the equation?

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


Bane: Conquest #2
Bane’s been captured by the charismatic cult leader Damocles, the man building a criminal empire to rival his own! But just ask anyone from his childhood home of Peña Duro…trying to keep Bane in a prison rarely ends well!

Art by Graham Nolan
Cover by Graham Nolan
Written by Chuck Dixon


Injustice 2 #3
A raid on Stryker’s Prison by a newly formed Suicide Squad does the unthinkable and releases Superman from his cell. Meanwhile, Harley Quinn encounters someone she never expected to see again—and Damian Wayne is shocked by the appearance of someone he never knew existed.



June 14th

All Star Batman #11
“THE FIRST ALLY” part two! Batman races to track down his new nemesis before another murder rocks Miami. But with old secrets revealing unsettling truths about his closest ally, what dark accords will the Dark Knight make in order to stop true evil?

Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Variant cover by Sebastian Fiumara and Rafael Albuquerque
Written by Scott Snyder


Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #11
“Source Code” part one! The Birds of Prey tentatively accepted working with the new Oracle, even though they knew he’d gone down a dark road to find them…but did they have any idea how dark? His story unfolds here—including the identity of the person who trained him, to whom he owes a dangerous debt!

Art by Roge Antonio
Cover by Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by Kamome Shirahama
Written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson


Detective Comics #958
“Intelligence” part one! Azrael has found a new home in Gotham City…unfortunately, someone from his old home with the Order of St. Dumas has found him! The Order has unleashed a bizarre new evil on the world, and it’s convinced it must destroy Jean-Paul Valley!

Art by Raúl Fernández and Alvaro Martinez
Cover by Raúl Fernández and Alvaro Martinez
Variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Written by James T Tynion IV


Justice League of America #8
“THE MAN FROM MONSTER VALLEY” part one! While fighting the forces of the malevolent super-science outfit known as Skull, the League discover a secret valley deep in the Russian Tundra, home to Makson, a lone human male raised by fantastic creatures. Learning his true identity, the JLA endeavors to reunite Makson with mankind, his family, and his birthright. But not everyone wants the mysterious savage to come home…

Art by Scott Hanna and Felipe Watanabe
Cover by Felipe Watanabe
Variant cover by Doug Mahnke
Written by Steve Orlando


Red Hood & the Outlaws #11
“Who is Artemis?” finale! The Dark Trinity faces a bigger threat than ever before, with thousands of lives hanging in the balance! After Akila resurrects an army of Amazon warriors aimed at destroying an entire country, Artemis is given a choice—fulfill her destiny as the champion of Bana-Mighdall, or stand by her new allies, Red Hood and Bizarro?

Art by Dexter Soy
Cover by Kenneth Rocafort
Variant cover by Guillem March
Written by Scott Lobdell


Suicide Squad #19
“EARTHLINGS ON FIRE” finale! The saga of the Black Vault comes to an appropriately insane finale when General Zod breaks free of Amanda Waller’s control, lays waste to the Suicide Squad and prepares to welcome an army of Kryptonian conquerors from the twisted realm within the Black Vault. But help arrives from the least likely allies: the Eradicator and Cyborg-Superman!

Art by Sandu Florea and Tony S. Daniel
Cover by Sandu Florea and Tony S. Daniel
Variant cover by Whilce Portacio
Written by Rob Williams


Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1
“The Ballad of Olive Silverlock” part two! As everyone around him begins to lose faith in their quest, Kyle refuses to believe that all hope is lost. But which will be harder…leaving behind the friends he thought would never give up, or facing his true feelings for Olive?

Art by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, and MSASSYK
Cover by Karl Kerschl
Written by Becky Cloonan, Karl Kerschl, and Brenden Fletcher


Justice League vs Power Rangers #6
The Power Rangers have reclaimed their Power Coins and control of the Zords, but the battle is far from won. Brainiac’s treaty with Zedd has left their Earth in jeopardy—and without Zordon’s guidance, even their alliance with the Justice League may not be enough to save the day. Don’t miss the epic finale! Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

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


Dark Days: The Forge #1
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes?

The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!

Art by Jim Lee, Various, John Romita, Jr., and Andy Kubert
Cover by Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, and Scott Williams
Variant cover by John Romita, Jr. and Andy Kubert
Written by James T Tynion IV and Scott Snyder


June 21st

Batman #25
“The War of Jokes and Riddles” part one! Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight’s greatest failure…and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you’ve never seen before—get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making!

Art by Mikel Janin
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant cover by Tim Sale
Written by Tom King


Batwoman #4
“The Many Arms Of Death” finale! Batwoman’s been following the trail of the deadly weapon Monster Venom, while simultaneously trying to discover what became of her lost lover, Safiyah…but what happens when those two roads meet? And how does it all connect to the death of Batwoman’s mother? A terrifying new threat is unleashed on the world when the true nature of the Many Arms Of Death is revealed!

Art by Steve Epting
Cover by Steve Epting
Variant cover by J.G. Jones
Written by James T Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett


Harley Quinn #22
“Red Roses” part two! Poison Ivy’s back in town, and she’d like to patch up the friendship with Harley that she damaged in the Bahamas…but sadly for poor Mr. Tool, Ivy’s got some strong opinions on his courtship of Harley! And in “Harley Loves Joker” part six, Harley’s sure she’s got a foolproof plan to get back in Mistah J’s good graces, but when have Harley’s plans ever ended up the way she imagined?

Art by John Timms
Backup Art by J. Bone and Bret Blevins
Backup Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Dini
Cover by Amanda Conner
Variant cover by Frank Cho
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti


Justice League #23
“ONLY HUMAN” part two! The One Earth movement spills first blood! Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are forbidden from using their power rings while Superman himself is imprisoned in an aliens-only gulag! A planet rages as Batman and the remaining Justice Leaguers race to unravel the conspiracy behind the One Earth movement before the world tears itself apart.

Art by Oclair Albert and Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Bryan Hitch
Variant cover by Nicholas Bradshaw
Written by Bryan Hitch


Nightwing #23
“BLOCKBUSTER” part four! It’s an all-out crime war in Blüdhaven and Nightwing must confront an old enemy if he wants any hope of peace. What he discovers, though, reveals a truth about Blockbuster more shocking than he could have imagined!

Art by Marcus To
Cover by Paul Renaud
Variant cover by Oclair Albert, Ivan Reis
Written by Tim Seeley


Super Sons #5
“Battle in the Batcave”! The battle with Kid Amazo leaves Jon and Damian’s friendship in ruins as the boys decide their partnership isn’t working out! It’s a rumble between Superboy and Robin like you’ve never seen as the boys rage through the house Batman built!

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


Trinity #10
“All Along the Watchtower” part two! The Justice League Watchtower is infested. The world’s greatest heroes have been infected. And as their HQ hurls to Earth, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are faced with the difficult decision of destroying the Watchtower and their teammates to save the Earth.

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


Injustice 2 #4
Harley finds herself up against impossible odds forcing her to make a deal with the devil. Meanwhile, Batman offers counsel to one young man and then remembers happier times and a day of training with another one—his own son, Damian.

Art by Juan Albarran and Bruno Redondo
Cover by Bruno Redondo
Written by Tom Taylor


Teen Titans Go! #22
Something “Smells like Teen Titans Spirit” when Raven judges a musical competition and Punk Rocket’s band threatens to shake the city to pieces! Then our heroes grow “Bored of the Dance” when Starfire’s plans for a Titans Prom go predictably well. As in, not well at all.

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


June 28th

Batgirl #12
“Troubled Waters”! A terrifying creature is threatening members of the Burnside YMCA—but no one can catch it! It’s up to Batgirl to plunge into the unknown depths and risk being zapped out of existence to put an end to the danger!

Art by Eleanor Carlini
Cover by Dan Mora
Variant cover by Francis Manapul
Written by Hope Larson


Batman Beyond #9
“RISE OF THE DEMON” part four! Can an older, physically weakened Bruce Wayne come out of retirement to rescue Batman? As Terry battles a renewed and more deadly Ra’s al Ghul in Tibet, only Bruce knows that Terry is facing two life-threatening menaces—Ra’s and the experimental Batman suit that he’s now wearing. It’s a race against time and a battle against impossible odds.

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


Detective Comics #959
“Intelligence” part two! While his team comes to grips with Azrael’s past, Batman is on the trail of the shocking secret he learned at the end of last month’s epic BATMAN/FLASH crossover, “The Button”—and it’s brought him directly to the Mistress of Magic, Zatanna!

Art by Raúl Fernández and Alvaro Martinez
Cover by Yasmine Putri
Variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Written by James T Tynion IV


Justice League of America #9
“THE MAN FROM MONSTER VALLEY” part two! The hidden truth of Makson and his family is brought to the surface—as are his superhuman powers, which the Man from Monster Valley turns on the Justice League in this tale of treachery and revenge!

Art by Scott Hanna and Felipe Watanabe
Cover by Felipe Watanabe
Variant cover by Doug Mahnke
Written by Steve Orlando


Suicide Squad #20
“FALSE FLAG” part one! Task Force X needs a new team leader, and the pickings are slim: a cannibalistic crocodile-man, a schizophrenic witch-demon, a one-armed assassin, a lady who talks to her sword and a racist drunkard. But there’s also the homicidal clown-girl who, devastated by the loss of her crush, returns to a dark and violent path from which there can be no escape…

Art by Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows
Cover by Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Whilce Portacio
Written by Rob Williams


Teen Titans #9
“Blood of the Manta” part one! Still dealing with the consequences of “The Lazarus Contract,” Kid Flash’s status with the team is challenged by Damian…and the Teen Titans will never be the same. Meanwhile, Aqualad learns more about his powers and the truth about his lineage is revealed!

Art by Wade Von Grawbadger and Khoi Pham
Cover by Khoi Pham
Variant cover by Paolo Pantalena
Written by Benjamin Percy


Batman/ Elmer Fudd Special #1
After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.

Art by Lee Weeks
Backup Art by Byron Vaughns
Cover by Lee Weeks
Variant cover by Bob Fingerman
Written by Tom King


Batman/ The Shadow #3
The Joker has entered the fray, and he’s been offered unspeakable power in return for helping the Stag kill Batman! It’s up to the Shadow to protect Batman from the pair’s combined onslaught and the mystical powers of Shamba-La! Co-published with Dynamite!

Art by Riley Rossmo
Cover by Riley Rossmo
Variant cover by Eduardo Risso and Tim Sale
Written by Steve Orlando and Scott Snyder


Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #6
Batman retired to let his protégés defend the streets of Gotham City, but his peace is threatened when an old enemy comes to town. Will our heroes thwart Ra’s al Ghul and save the ’70s? Tune in for the epic finale!

Art by Karl Kesel and David Hahn
Cover by Mike Allred
Written by Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko


Mother Panic #8
No one ever said detective work was Violet’s strong suit, but she’s never been one to let details get in her way. Mother Panic’s got a hunch about the new murderer in Gotham, but are impulsiveness and a thirst for vengeance really the right tools to stop a killer?

Art by John Paul Leon
Backup Art by Phil Hester
Backup Written by Jim Krueger
Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant cover by Emanuela Lupacchino
Written by Jody Houser



Noteworthy Releases:

Supergirl #10
“ESCAPE FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE” part two! The Phantom King holds all the cards, and he’s forcing Supergirl and Batgirl to turn to the alien antagonist in order to save themselves and the humans trapped inside the Phantom Zone.

Art by Brian Ching
Cover by Daniel Henriques and Robson Rocha
Variant cover by Bengal
Written by Steve Orlando