What? An Upcoming Comics post? Didn’t Diamond announce that they were suspending shipments due to Covid-19? Doesn’t that mean that new releases won’t be hitting retailers for now? Yes. Yes. And yes. But… There are still a few things hitting digital this week, so we at least wanted to make sure you were aware of that. Before we jump into that though, we do have a few announcements and reminders.
First off, I want to start by sending out a heartfelt farewell to Brian! He is stepping away from Batman-News to put his full attention into Comics Now. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Brian has slowly been stepping away from responsibilities here due to the growth of Comics Now. While I’m sad to see him go, I couldn’t be happier for the success Brian (and Jay) have created over there! They’re friends for life, and I’m genuinely happy to see them succeed! While I will miss Brian’s content here at Batman News, I know he’s just a click away. He will be posting a farewell soon (I’m trying not to steal his thunder), so be on the lookout for that, and make sure you continue to check out Comics Now for the latest comics news and reviews!
Also, in case you missed it, we recently announced our Quarantine Book Club! With the lack of new releases hitting shelves, we wanted to make sure we continued to cover Batman books, and potentially help comic shops in the process. Thus, the Quarantine Book Club was created! Each week, we will cover a graphic novel, then post a round-table discussion on Friday sharing our thoughts on that week’s book. For full details, as well as our April schedule, please check out our official announcement!
Alright, on to this week’s releases! There are two digital-first series that will be released, so if you’re looking for some newness, check out these books!
Batman: The Adventures Continues #1
From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series comes all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, S.T.A.R. Labs in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?
Written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini
Pencils and Inks by Ty Templeton
Colored by Monica Kubina
Cover by Dave Johnson
*Note: We will provide coverage for this title once physical releases resume.
Teen Titans Go! To Camp #6
Raven’s letter to Trigon reveals her spookiest moments at camp.
Written by Sholly Fisch
Pencils and Inks by Abigail Larson
Colored by Abigail Larson
*Note: This book will be available to download for FREE!
That’s it for this week’s releases! Make sure you come back on Friday to join our discussion on Batman: Prey. And remember: Stay safe. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. We’re all in this together.