Upcoming Comics: January 4th, 2022

Welcome back to Upcoming Comics, and Happy New Year!

I’m currently on break, so don’t expect any substantial comments from me for one last week. However, I’m still here to give you the usual information! I’ll also still be checking the comments, so be sure to sound off if a particular comic has your interest this week. I’m a little stressed right now as my computer has completely bricked itself during my final days on break, so I’m currently using a family member’s computer and desperately trying to remember all of my passwords for accounts.

Anyway, here’s what we’ve got for this week:

Upcoming Comics

Batman #119

“Abyss” part two! For years Batman used the darkness as a weapon, but now a new enemy turns that darkness against him! Batman must team with Batman Inc.’s mysterious new benefactor to bring the deadly Abyss into the light! Wait…who is Batman Inc.’s new benefactor?

Written by Karl Kerschl and Joshua Williamson
Pencils by Mikel Janin, Karl Kerschl and Jorge Molina
Inks by Adriano Di Benedetto, Mikel Janin, Karl Kerschl and Jorge Molina
Colored by Tomeu Morey and John Rauch
Cover by Jorge Molina and Tomeu Morey

Batman News Critic: Jay

Dark Knights of Steel #3

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems… From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU!

Written by Tom Taylor
Pencils by Yasmine Putri
Inks by Yasmine Putri
Colored by Arif Prianto
Cover by Yasmine Putri

Batman News Critic: Matina and myself

Detective Comics #1047

“The Tower” begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Mariko Tamaki
Pencils by Fernando Blanco and Ivan Reis
Inks by Fernando Blanco and Danny Miki
Colored by Brad Anderson and Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Irvin Rodriguez

Batman News Critic: Casper

Arkham City: The Order of the World #4

Dr. Joy is now face to face with the ghost of Amadeus Arkham-the ghost that she had assured all her patients did not exist. Now faced with overwhelming evidence that the Ten-Eyed Man’s “delusions” were anything but, she has found herself questioning everything. Meanwhile, Dr. Phosphorus and Nocturna attempt to live a “normal” life in Gotham, but the good doctor’s radioactive body may be having unforeseen side effects on their unsuspecting neighbors.

Written by Dan Watters
Pencils and Inks by Dani Strips
Colored by Dave Stewart
Cover by Sam Wolfe Connelly

Review will be covered in a trade release.

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox #6

It’s all falling apart! The Joker’s stories have all led to this moment, which also happens to be the beginning of our story. But a different perspective on this mysterious murder reveals some new suspects: Clayface, Mr. Freeze, and…Batman? Commissioner Gordon is going to get the answers he needs. Unfortunately, so is The Joker. The GCPD have one last witness, though, and she knows everything.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Jesús Merino, Shawn Crystal, Vicente Cifuentes, and Juan Doe
Cover by Chip Zdarsky

Review will be covered in a trade release.

Suicide Squad #11

RICK FLAG ATTACKS! The Suicide Squad barely manage to steal an alien technology from Oa only to find themselves cut off from their transport back to Earth and on the run from Lanterns and Thanagarians. And no backup is coming from Earth because Amanda Waller is under fire from her onetime ally, current-time enemy: Rick Flag!

Written by Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson
Pencils by Eduardo Pansica and Dexter Soy
Inks by Julio Ferreira and Dexter Soy
Colored by Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo and Eduardo Pansica
Cover by Julio Ferreira, Marcelo Maiolo and Eduardo Pansica

Batman News Critic: Cam

Justice League Infinity #7

The entity released from the Mirrored Room has accomplished its goal and is erasing the Multiverse and all of existence once and for all. In a last-ditch effort, using all his willpower, John Stewart saves what friends he can. Trapped in a construct bubble, the team works to formulate a plan of action, but is it too late? Is this the end of the Justice League?

Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Pencils and Inks by Ethen Beavers
Colored by Nick Filardi
Cover by Ivan Plascencia and Riley Rossmo

Review will be covered in a trade release.

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!


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