Upcoming Comics: March 8, 2022

Welcome back to Upcoming Comics!

I’m a little exhausted this week, so today’s entry will be pretty basic. I’ve had two huge things come out over the past few days: my article about the Papa Johns Chicken Wings was stupid as hell, but one of my favourite things I’ve ever had the pleasure of writing for this website. I hope you enjoyed it, because I’d really love to do more of this sort of thing!

What’s even bigger, though, is I published my first ever comic:

The Well is a short horror story, and a proof of concept for something larger if it gets enough traction. I’d love for it to get to a hundred likes if it’s possible, but as it is the response I’ve recieved has already been overwhelming! This kind of stuff is a dream project, and I want to do as much as I can to make more of it happen. Let me know if you guys like it!

Now, here’s what we have for this week:

Upcoming Comics

Detective Comics #1056

The Scarecrow stalks The Tower! Dr. Jonathan Crane, who recently terrorized Gotham City during “Fear State,” is but one of many villainous inhabitants of Arkham Tower jockeying for position as leader of the hostage situation unfolding before everyone’s eyes. But with security down, Huntress, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn are no longer quite so outnumbered…here come Batwoman, the Batgirls, and Tim Drake to the rescue! Can the Bat-Family save the innocent civilians caught in the crossfire? And that’s not the only help arriving on the scene… The boy kicks his plan into gear in “House of Gotham” partt 10! On a mission to kill the source of his trauma, the boy’s aim squares solely on The Joker and the Batman…two sides of the same coin that have, in his mind, caused him and the city nothing but pain. Plus: Batgirl, a villainous run-in, and another step toward disaster for Jim Gordon!

Written by Mariko Tamaki and Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils and Inks by Amancay Nahuelpan and Fernando Blanco
Colours by Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Irvin Rodriguez

Thoughts: I’m not sure any event needs this many entries, especially since I barely see it impact the rest of the line.

Batman News Critic: Casper

Batman: Urban Legends #13

John Constantine enters the fray to help Batman and Zatanna with their mystical woes, but will he only tear the two further apart? In the final “Eternity” chapter, Christopher Freeman comes face to face with a brutal killer to help solve a decades-old murder…will he survive? Ace the Bat-Hound leads his posse of DC Super-Pets-Merton, Lil’ Nutz the thieving squirrel, and Ursa the Russian bear-as they finally break free from the evil lab! But will they get very far without knowing where Batman is held captive?

Written by Mark Russell, Vita Ayala, Mohale Mashigo and Ram V
Pencils and Inks by Nikola Cizmesija, Karl Mostert, Arist Deyn and AnandRK
Colours by Arist Deyn, Nick Filardi, Trish Mulvihill and John J. Pearson
Cover Art by Kim Jacinto

Thoughts: This issue is 13 Australian dollars. The digital copy.

Review will be covered in a trade release.

Batgirls #4

The Batgirls have enough evidence to expose Tutor for his crimes: his underground art gallery of stolen goods. But will Steph be pulled into a hypnotic trance again like last time? Meanwhile, get ready for magical bookstores, a kick-butt fight scene, and to top it all off, Babs gets asked on…a date…with an ex? Also: first appearance of new villain SPELLBINDER!

Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad
Pencils and Inks by Jorge Corona
Colours by Sarah Stern
Cover Art by Jorge Corona and Sarah Stern

Thoughts: Babs’ love life is more complicated than Kingdom Hearts.

Batman News Critic: Matina

I Am Batman #7

THE DARK KNIGHT COMES TO NEW YORK CITY! Batman’s arrival in New York City went even more smoothly than Jace could have hoped. The mayor and law enforcement are trying to cooperate with their new Dark Knight in ways Gotham never did, and his family has settled quickly into a happy routine. But there’s a rotten core to the Big Apple, and a mysterious new serial killer is going to exploit it…

Written by John Ridley
Pencils and Inks by Christian Duce
Colours by Rex Lokus
Cover Art by Ken Lashley and Juan Fernandez

Thoughts: I’m actually genuinely excited to see where this goes! Here’s hoping it continues in the direction it did with the previous issue!

Batman News Critic: Myself

The Joker #13

Vengeance has spent her short existence waiting for the moment she could kill The Joker, but she knows that if she fulfills her programming, she’ll be dragged back into the servitude of the terrifying Knightfallen of Santa Prisca. Jim Gordon may be her only way out, but a revelation close to his heart has the potential to send him down a darker path. One he may never turn back from. Backup: The trial of the century in Gotham City begins to draw to a close, and no one will be left happy with the results…except for one Alexis Kaye, a.k a. Punchline!

Written by James Tynion and Sam Johns
Pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Belén Ortega
Inks by Cam Smith and Belén Ortega
Colours by Arif Prianto, Alejandro Sanchez and Luis Guerrero
Cover Art by Rafael Albuquerque, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith

Thoughts: We’re one issue away from the finale to “Season One” of this comic! This has been a kind of insane series – crazy to think Joker has been mostly relegated to this book.

Future State: Gotham #11

The Next Joker’s rampage continues! All hell breaks loose in Gotham City as Jason Todd, a.k.a. Peacekeeper Red, enlists the Next Batman and Hunter Panic to battle the Next Joker for the life of…Tobias Whale? Plus, Talia makes a move that will change Nightwing forever!

Written by Dennis Culver
Pencils and Inks by Geoffo
Colours by Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Simone Di Meo

Review will be covered in a trade release.

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #2

“The Gold Lantern Saga” part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great Darkness.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils and Inks by Scott Godlewski
Colours by Ryan Cody
Cover Art by Scott Godlewski and Ryan Cody

Batman News Critic: Cam

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #12

Mystery Inc. gets a call from the most haunted hotel in the world. Birds are attacking! Plants are attacking! Creatures, monsters, and ghouls are attacking! Can they hold steady against so many different foes till the Bat-Family can make the trip all the way from Gotham?

Written by Sholly Fisch
Pencils and Inks by Dario Brizuela
Colours by Franco Riesco
Cover Art by Franco Riesco and Dario Brizuela

Thoughts: It feels like this book has been going on forever! It’s cute that it’s been so consistent, though – I know I’d love this if I was a kid.

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.

This week, Trial of the Amazons begins – and I’d definitely suggest checking it out to some degree! Bear in mind, Wonder Woman hasn’t had an event in quite a while, so there’s a lot of weight to this as compared fo Batman Event #50.


Not gonna lie, not much is grabbing me this week. Ah, well.

Best wishes, and see you in the reviews!


Author’s Twitter: @ObnoxiousFinch