This is the first week that comic book shops will see comics hit their shelves since Diamond stopped distributing new comics a little over a month ago. Now, we’re not exactly going to see any newness in single issues yet – those will hit next week – but reprints and new trades will be hitting shelves! Here’s an overview of what’s coming your way.
Batman #89 (third printing)
Batman must stop Deathstroke from killing the mayor of Gotham City! But to do so he has to figure out who ordered the hit in the first place. If his four main suspects aren’t ’fessing up to the crime, then is there someone even more sinister lurking in the shadows waiting to deliver the coup de grâce? Whoever it is, one victim will fall under their attack!
Find Josh’s review here!
Nightwing #70 (second printing)
How many Nightwings does it take for one Joker to strike to get to the real one? Four Nightwings. And that’s not even the punchline-how will Ric interact with the Joker when he’s not quite sure which one of his two memories is the real one…and exactly how dangerous this clown standing before him is?
Find Michael’s review here!
GRAPHIC NOVEL WATCH
Batman/ Superman Vol. 1: Who Are the Secret Six – Up in the sky, in the dark of the night, trust no one-for the Secret Six walk among us. Spinning out of the devastating events of The Batman Who Laughs, Superman and Batman are together once more and facing a terrifying new threat that could strike from anywhere. The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel must journey into the depths of Gotham City to learn which of their fellow heroes have become the horrifying horsemen of their most dangerous and deranged foe ever, with Shazam!, Supergirl, and more transformed into their twisted Dark Multiverse reflections. Our heroes will need to fight to survive, but an even more dangerous question lurks in the shadows: Can Superman and Batman even trust each other? The road to Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen and beyond starts here! Collects Batman/Superman #1-6.
Robin: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 1 – The 1970s stories of Batman’s sidekick Robin, now college age, are collected for the very first time! In these stories, Robin has moved out from the shadow of Batman to attend college, where he continues to battle crime. Collecting dozens of stories in which Robin deals with bullying, motorcycle gangs, campus protests and much more. Collects BATMAN #192, #202, #213, #227, #229-231, #234-236, #239, #240-242, #244, #245, #248-250, #252, #254, #259, #333, #337-339 and #341-343; DETECTIVE COMICS #390-391, #394, #395, #398-403, #445, #447, #450, #451 and #481-495; BATMAN FAMILY #1, #3-9 and #11-20; WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #200 and DC COMICS PRESENTS #31 and #58.
Tales of the Batman: Steve Englehart – In these moody tales from the 1970s, Batman faces his own lonely existence while struggling against one of his earliest foes, Dr. Hugo Strange. This run also includes the renowned “Joker Fish” story line, in which the Clown Prince of Crime comes up with his most off-the-wall scheme ever, along with the 2005 miniseries in which The Joker runs for office with the slogan “Vote for me or I’ll kill you!” Collects Detective Comics #439 and #469-476, Batman #311, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #109-111, Legends of the DC Universe #26-27, Batman: Dark Detective #1-6, and a story from Batman Chronicles #19.
Teen Titans Vol. 3: Seek & Destroy – Lobo, intergalactic bounty hunter, is back for some quality time with his daughter Crush. But she and the Teen Titans are not having it. In the wake of “The Terminus Agenda,” the Teen Titans are still trying to figure out what their future looks like. But when Lobo shows up for Crush, they’ll have to stand together against an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve faced before. Things go from bad to worse once Lobo accepts his “Dark Gift” from Lex Luthor, pitting both father and daughter against the Titans! Collects Teen Titans #31-38.
Also, as a reminder, if you’ve been joining us for our Quarantine Book Club, this week we will be covering two books targeted for younger audiences. So, if you’re a parent who is looking for a reading assignment for kids, or perhaps you’re just looking for a way to pass the time with your loved ones, here are some great book options for the entire family!
Batman: Overdrive (Young Reader)
Driven to solve the mystery of his parents’ murders, teenage loner Bruce Wayne hones his detective and combat skills as he scours the underbelly of Gotham City looking for clues. Feeling responsible, Bruce is eager to find someone to pin the blame on so he can absolve himself of the guilt he feels. As he rebuilds his dad’s first car, his quest for freedom-while still clinging to the past-becomes clear. Finding the correct parts forces Bruce to open himself up to new friendships and challenges, ultimately leading him to what he desires most: freedom!
Batman: Overdrive, by New York Times bestselling writer Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls) and artist Marcelo DiChiara, is a heartfelt story touching on the importance of friendship, trust, and forgiveness.
Batman: Nightwalker (Young Adult)
A ruthless new gang of criminals known only as Nightwalkers is terrorizing Gotham, and the city’s elite are being taken out one by one. On the way home from his 18th birthday party, newly minted billionaire Bruce Wayne makes an impulsive choice that puts him in their crosshairs and lands him in Arkham Asylum, the once-infamous mental hospital. There, he meets Madeleine Wallace, a brilliant killer…and Bruce’s only hope. Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?
Adapted by Stuart Moore and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose, this graphic novel presents a thrilling new take on Batman before he donned the cape and cowl.