Upcoming Comics: December 28, 2021

Welcome back to Upcoming Comics, and Happy Holidays!

I’m currently on break, so don’t expect any substantial comments from me for the rest of the month. However, I’m still here to give you the usual information! I’ll still be checking the comments, so be sure to sound off if a particular comic has your interest this week. Also, if someone wants to talk about Dune for no reason, please do so. I’m obsessed with it right now.

Here’s what we’ve got for this week:

Upcoming Comics

Detective Comics #1046

“Fear State” aftermath! Bloody, broken, and beaten…Batman had a mission after The Joker War. He would no longer look over Gotham City from Wayne Manor; he would move to the heart of the city, get closer to its people and its problems. The fight he pursued would be different, but after Fear State he finds himself disillusioned. He is no longer the protector the city needs, and definitely not the one it deserves. Batman’s last night in Gotham City before his international sojourn is here. Backup: Harley Quinn guest-stars in the culmination of “Foundations”! Must Gotham City have an Arkham facility, and if so…will it be any different, or is doom on its way?

Written by Stephanie Phillips and Mariko Tamaki
Pencils and Inks by David Lapham and Dan Mora
Colored by Jordie Bellaire and Trish Mulvihill
Cover by Dan Mora

Batman News Critic: Casper

Robin #9

The Lazarus demon rises! The deadly end of the League of Lazarus is at hand! Countless fighters have fallen! And now, to save everyone on Lazarus Island, Damian must go one-on-one with a literal giant demon. Can Damian utilize everything he’s learned in the tournament, or will he die for the last time?

Written by Joshua Williamson
Pencils by Roger Cruz
Inks by Norm Rapmund
Colored by Luis Guerrero
Cover by Simone Di Meo

Batman News Critic: Matina

Task Force Z #3

There’s no rest for the wicked! Especially if you’re Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot. He thought the mission that killed him would be his last, but now he’s been recruited into Task Force Z. But Deadshot’s never liked playing by anyone’s rules…and Red Hood and his would-be team are going to learn that the hard way!

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils by Eddy Barrows
Inks by Eber Ferreira
Colored by Adriano Lucas
Cover by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas

Batman News Critic: Casper

DC vs Vampires #3

Vampires are hunting on the streets of Gotham City as the coming undead plague makes its first move. Batman’s investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Bennett takes him into the sewers beneath the Hall of Justice, where he makes a stunning discovery! And the fall of another hero means the war for Earth has begun!

Written by Matthew Rosenberg and James Tynion IV
Pencils and Inks Otto Schmidt
Colored by Otto Schmidt
Cover by Otto Schmidt

Review will be covered in a trade release.

Harley Quinn #10

You know those real cheesy rom-coms where two unlikely lovebirds lean in for the same book and knock heads in the poetry section of the school library and fall madly in love? Well, this story is nothing like that. For starters, Kevin met his new muse in the middle of Scarecrow attacking Gotham (how’s that for a meet-cute?). And second, despite his planning the most perfect and romantic date night with Ivy, it seems like she might have something else on her mind. Love is in the air-errr, wait…that might be toxic gas…this is Gotham!

Written by Stephanie Phillips
Pencils and Inks by Laura Braga
Colored by Arif Prianto
Cover by Riley Rossmo

Review will be covered in a trade release.

Justice League #70

Place your bets, folks! The Royal Flush Gang is BACK and ready to take down the Justice League! Find out their connection to Deathstroke and their growing plot to destroy Green Arrow and Batman. Meanwhile, a villain from the Dark Multiverse has returned and he’s about to turn the Justice League Dark’s world upside down! Could this be the end of their team AND Atlantis?

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Ram V
Pencils by Phil Hester and Sumit Moitra
Inks by Eric Gapstur, Jose Marzan Jr. and Sumit Moitra
Colored by Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Cover by Nathan Fairbairn and Yanick Paquette

Batman News Critic: Pending

Beyond the Bat

Welcome to Beyond the Bat! Here you can see everything else that DC is releasing this week, beyond the scope of the books we cover on the website.

Best wishes, and see you in the reviews!


Author’s Twitter: @ObnoxiousFinch