There are some interesting changes coming in September. There appears to be a few talent changes – granted I’m not certain if they’re permanent or just temporary. Also, All Star Batman is coming to an end in September. I’m not sure what the plan is, but apparently the other stories that Snyder and the artists had planned will continue in a different form. I wish I could give you more details pertaining to what that means… but I’m clueless. I just hope DC realizes that this is why readers find it hard to invest in certain titles. Less than a year ago, Snyder was promoting the crap out of All Star Batman because it was a fresh, new, different take. Now it’s ending, and Snyder (as well as many of the artists he’s collaborated with) are all moving on to different things. I’m all for new ideas, let’s just make sure we finish current ideas first. Fans deserve that much at the very least.

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!

 

September 6th

Bane: Conquest #5
It’s Bane vs. Catwoman—the rematch! Sure, they’ve got a common enemy, and they might be better off working together…but nothing gets under Bane’s skin quite like Catwoman’s claws.

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

 

Batman #30
“THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN” part two! In our second “War of Jokes and Riddles” interlude, it’s the making of a super-villain! He’s been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman—now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He’s lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

Art by Clay Mann
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant cover by Olivier Coipel
Written by Tom King

 

Harley Quinn #27
“Vote Harley” part one! The corrupt mayor of New York City has been a thorn in Harley’s side since the day he stepped into office…and now he’s crossed the line one time too many! Harley’s usual methods of dealing with problems like this have failed her, so it’s time for a more unconventional solution…is New York City ready for Mayor Harley Quinn? It better be!

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

 

Harley Quinn 25 Year Anniversary Special #1
Celebrate twenty-five years of Harley Quinn with this collection of stories by some legendary Harley talent and some who’ve never drawn her before! How does Harley manage her insanely jam-packed life on Coney Island? What haven’t we seen from her past with the Joker? And can even Harley’s psychological acumen crack the twisted mind of…Robin, the Boy Wonder?

Art by Amanda Conner, Various, Joseph A Quinones Jr., and Chad Hardin
Cover by Jim Lee
Variant cover by Bruce Timm and Amanda Conner
Written by Paul Dini, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Chip Zdarsky

 

Injustice 2 #9
Batman, Batgirl and their team—including a couple of important new recruits—mount a daring rescue mission into the jungle to save a group of children from the clutches of Ra’s al Ghul and his Suicide Squad! But Ra’s is prepared for any contingency, and this may be a one-way mission for some of the team.

Art by Juan Albarran and Daniel Sampere
Cover by Dale Keown
Written by Tom Taylor

 

Justice League #28
“LEGACY” part three! An outside threat has followed the League’s children back from the future in order to destroy them. His name is Arthur Curry, and he will not stop until they are all dead!

Art by Matt Banning and Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Bryan Hitch
Variant cover by Nicholas Bradshaw
Written by Bryan Hitch

 

Nightwing #28
“SPYRAL” finale! Mr. Minos has returned to hijack Nightwing’s brain and steal all his superhero secrets! Will Huntress and Nightwing be able to save every superhero in the world—or will Mr. Minos’ scheme shatter Nightwing’s mind beyond repair? who seems both foreign and familiar…

Art by Javier Fernandez
Cover by Javier Fernandez
Variant cover by Casey Jones
Written by Tim Seeley

 

Suicide Squad: Black Files #2
Trapped inside her Soultaker sword, the soul of Katana is torn between staying with her murdered husband or rejoining the world of the living. Meanwhile, Kobra’s Queen, Eve, makes nefarious use of Katana’s body as she infiltrates the Suicide Squad.

Also in this issue, Suicide Squad Black tries to leave its deadly first mission in the past and get one step ahead of the apocalypse warlock, Sebastian Faust. To beat the sorcerer, this magically fueled task force needs something he covets. But like all things Suicide Squad, their next mission is no ordinary smash-and-grab, but rather a jewel heist on Gemworld!

Art by Scot Eaton and Philippe Briones
Cover by Frazer Irving
Written by Jai Nitz and Mike Barr

 

September 13th

All Star Batman #14
“The First Ally” finale! In the final issue of Scott Snyder’s high-octane run on ALL STAR BATMAN, he and superstar artist Rafael Albuquerque put Batman to the ultimate test! Faced with either losing his future as Batman or the person he loves most, the Dark Knight must decide which ultimate price he is willing to pay. FINAL ISSUE

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

 

Batgirl & the Birds of Prey #14
“Field Trip!” Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, thought it would be a good idea to get her class of students out of Gotham City for a day…unfortunately, trouble follows the Birds of Prey wherever they go! Can the Birds complete a mission without this curiously perceptive bunch of kids catching on?

Art by Marcio Takara
Cover by Yanick Paquette
Variant cover by Kamome Shirahama
Written by Shawna Benson and Julie Benson

 

Dark Nights: Metal #2
As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?

Art by Jonathan Glapion and Greg Capullo
Cover by Jonathan Glapion and Greg Capullo
Variant cover by John Romita, Jr., Jim Lee, and Andy Kubert
Written by Scott Snyder

 

Detective Comics #964
“Dystopia”! Anarky has shown Spoiler the world he’s built beneath Gotham City, which he plans to bring into the light…but she needs to know who helped him build it! And what’s more, this alliance has put Steph back on Batman’s radar…and now the two are on a collision course!

Art by Carmen Carnero
Cover by Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Written by Chris Sebela, James T Tynion IV

 

Justice League of America #14
“CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE” part three! The search for Ray Palmer continues as atomic lightning threatens to tear apart the microverse! The JLA’s only hope of survival lies deep within the sentient planet Moz-Ga, where only an Atom can travel. Can young Ryan Choi accomplish what his mentor could not and persuade a cosmic consciousness to save reality?

Art by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
Cover by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
Written by Steve Orlando

 

Justice League/ 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

 

Red Hood & the Outlaws #14
“Bizarro Reborn” part one! Bizarro is back and he’s better than ever! He’s stronger, he’s faster and now he’s a genius! As if that weren’t enough to deal with, things only get more complicated when the Outlaws find themselves in the crosshairs of the one and only Batwoman, who will stop at nothing to take down the infamous Red Hood!

Art by Joe Bennett
Cover by Mike McKone
Variant cover by Guillem March
Written by Scott Lobdell

 

Suicide Squad #25
“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” finale! Inspired by Amanda Waller’s twisted vision of control, international Suicide Squads descend upon metahuman populations around the world. The People’s astonishing endgame is finally laid bare, prompting Harley Quinn to take an unbelievable action to save the world from the Suicide Squad’s own dark imitators. Don’t miss this oversize anniversary issue!

Art by Eleanor Carlini
Cover by Eddy Barrows
Variant cover by Whilce Portacio
Written by Rob Williams

 

Teen Titans #12
“KILL YOUR DARLINGS” finale! Inspired by Amanda Waller’s twisted vision of control, international Suicide Squads descend upon metahuman populations around the world. The People’s astonishing endgame is finally laid bare, prompting Harley Quinn to take an unbelievable action to save the world from the Suicide Squad’s own dark imitators. Don’t miss this oversize anniversary issue!

Art by Mirka Andolfo
Cover by Stjepan Sejic
Variant cover by Chad Hardin
Written by Benjamin Percy

 

Titans #15
“Double Agent”! The hunt for the team’s traitor takes an impossible turn when Nightwing is revealed as an agent of H.I.V.E.! As the Titans hunt for answers about their leader and friend, loyalties are tested like never before—and the Titans may never recover!

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

 

 

 

September 20th

Batman #31
“THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES” part five! It’s tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman’s gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers better than belly laughs?

Art by Mikel Janin
Cover by Mikel Janin
Variant cover by Olivier Coipel
Written by Tom King

 

Batman: The Red Death #1
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover by Jason Fabok
Written by Joshua Williamson

 

Batwoman #7
“FEAR AND LOATHING” part one! When her father, Colonel Jacob Kane, realized that Kate would never become the soldier he wanted, he chose someone else to lead his secret paramilitary group, the Colony. That man—Colony Prime—hates nobody on Earth the way he hates Kate…and the feeling is mutual! So when the two of them are stranded in the Sahara Desert, heavily dosed with Scarecrow’s fear toxin, with no way to survive except to rely on each other…they might just choose death instead!

Art by Fernando Blanco
Cover by Ben Oliver
Variant cover by Michael Cho
Written by Marguerite Bennett

 

Harley Quinn #28
“Vote Harley” part two! He’s already sent killers after her and her loved ones…what more can the Mayor do to get Harley Quinn off his back—especially now that she’s gone public in her campaign against him and become shockingly popular? The answer will surprise Harley…and you!

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

 

Injustice 2 #10
The rescue mission reaches a critical point. Harley Quinn puts her life on the line in a display of heroic defiance while Wildcat faces off against the fake Batman. And the kidnapped kids show that they are not without resources of their own!

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

 

Justice League #29
“LEGACY” part four! The deadly motivation behind the League’s future children is revealed, and the League will have none of it. For the children have targeted a current League member for assassination! And it’s not at all who you think!

Art by Matt Banning and Fernando Pasarin
Cover by Bryan Hitch
Variant cover by Nicholas Bradshaw
Written by Bryan Hitch

 

Nightwing #29
A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! “GOTHAM RESISTANCE” part two! One vanquished foe gives way to another, even worse threat as this crucial tie-in to DC’s METAL continues! Hopelessly lost in a kingdom of snow and ice, our heroes are set upon by Mr. Freeze and his fearsome frost giants from the Dark Multiverse! But help arrives in the form of an at once foreign and familiar Dick Grayson…

Art by Paul Pelletier
Cover by Stjepan Sejic
Variant cover by Casey Jones
Written by Tim Seeley

 

Super Sons #8
“Planet of the Capes” part three! The Super Sons find themselves blasted across the cosmos to a weird world called Yggardis. As Superboy and Robin endeavor to stop this strange place’s super-powered factions from killing each other, can a horde of ultra-powerful aliens, some sentient multiversal clay and a showdown with the villain Kraklow stop them from getting back to Earth?

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

 

Trinity #13
“DARK DESTINY” part two! The Pandora Pits’ origins reveal themselves to Circe and Ra’s al Ghul as John Constantine and the mystical trinity work with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to host a superpowered exorcism on Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro.

Art by V Ken Marion
Cover by David Finch
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Written by Rob Williams

 

September 27th

Batgirl #15
“Summer of Lies” part two! Just as Batgirl and Nightwing discover which villain from their past has returned, they realize something worse…it was all a trap! When everything they thought they knew comes crashing down, will they be able to confront their true feelings for each other?

Art by Christian Wildgoose
Cover by Dan Mora
Variant cover by Joshua Middleton
Written by Hope Larson

 

Batman Beyond #12
In a special issue by the guest team of writers Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala and artist Siya Oum, Batman and Bruce Wayne are away—so who’s left to protect Neo-Gotham? Enter Nissa, the seldom seen 15-year-old Batgirl of the future! Crime and corruption lead Commissioner Barbara Gordon to the lawless neighborhood of Crown Point where she soon finds herself under siege. Can this young, self-made caped crusader save Gordon without the resources of Batman?

Art by Siya Pol Oum
Cover by Bernard Chang
Variant cover by Dave Johnson
Written by Vita Ayala and Steve Orlando

 

Batman: The Murder Machine #1
As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

Art by Ricardo Federici
Cover by Jason Fabok
Written by Frank Tieri

 

Batman/ The Shadow #6
In this final team-up issue, all-out war has broken out in the streets of Shamba-La! The Stag and The Joker are hell-bent on stealing all of the city’s secrets and ensuring absolute darkness falls across the globe. It’s the last stand for Batman and the Shadow, and the Dark Knight will have to decide once and for all if he’s going to embrace the destiny the Shadow has set out for him.

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

 

Detective Comics #965
“A Lonely Place Of Living” part one! It’s the story you’ve demanded: Where in the world (or otherwise) is Tim Drake? Red Robin faces a crossroads…escape the most devious prison ever devised, or find himself abandoned beyond time and space for all eternity! Not much of a choice, right? But when he finds out just who is locked in there with him, Tim’s world will change in ways he never imagined! This is one of the biggest stories of the REBIRTH era, setting the stage for an explosive DETECTIVE COMICS epic!

 

 

Justice League of America #15
“CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE” part four! Special guest artist Felipe Watanabe joins the fray to tell the two-part story of how Ray Palmer, the original Atom, first discovered the microverse! Witness this untold chapter in the DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH mythology, and learn how Palmer came to find himself betrayed and marooned within the dying microverse.

Art by Felipe Watanabe
Cover by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
Written by Steve Orlando

 

Mother Panic #11
An unexpected face from the past throws Mother Panic’s mission into turmoil. But things from Gather House are never what they seem, especially friendships. Meanwhile, a plan is set in motion at the Pike Hotel to figure out exactly what’s going on in Rebecca’s head. Also features the next exciting chapter of “Gotham Radio” by critically acclaimed team of Jim Krueger and Phil Hester!

Art by Shawn Crystal
Backup Art by Ande Parks and Phil Hester
Backup Written by Jim Krueger
Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
Variant cover by Jay Shaw
Written by Jody Houser

 

Nightwing: New Order #2
Dick Grayson’s commitment to the Crusaders is put to the test after he learns a shocking secret about a member of his own family. Eager to keep the scandal as quiet as possible, Grayson turns to an old friend for some answers—and what he learns will alter his destiny forever.

Art by Trevor McCarthy
Cover by Trevor McCarthy
Written by Kyle Higgins

 

Suicide Squad #26
A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! “GOTHAM RESISTANCE” part three! With realms dominated by twisted visions of Firefly, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Bane stretched out as far as the eye can see, the chances of saving Gotham City from the incursion of the Dark Multiverse are next to impossible. Which sounds like a job for the SUICIDE SQUAD! Harley Quinn, the most unlikely of team leaders, must use her special ops experience to command a charge of heavy metal heroes into their deadliest adventure yet!

Art by Stjepan Sejic
Cover by Stjepan Sejic
Variant cover by Whilce Portacio
Written by Rob Williams

 

 

Noteworthy Releases

Green Arrow #31
“HARD TRAVELING HERO” finale! For a year Oliver Queen has been one step behind the Ninth Circle. Now he knows why: an orbiting fortress from which the super-villain financial empire secretly spies, steals, buys, sells and kills everyone and everything Green Arrow needs to defeat them. And. It. Is. Going. DOWN. It’ll take the whole Justice League to clean up the mess in this epic conclusion to the most star-studded GREEN ARROW story ever!

Art by Juan Ferreyra
Cover by Otto Schmidt
Variant cover by Mike Grell
Written by Benjamin Percy

 

New Super-Man #15
“Equilibrium” part one! A simple recon mission to gather intel on the new Super-Man of China goes pear-shaped when Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad find themselves trapped in the siege of Shanghai and must team up with the Justice League of China to defeat Emperor Super-Man!

Art by Philip Tan and Brent Peebles
Variant cover by Bernard Chang
Written by Gene Luen Yang