Upcoming Comics: May 24, 2022

Welcome back to Upcoming Comics!

Nothing all that new to report. How are you guys doing?

I’m starting to listen to Batman: Unburied, which I hear is really good. The opening is very strange, and I’m not sure I like it, but I’m gonna keep listening as I hear it’s a very deliberate choice. Let me know what you guys are feeling about it!

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

Upcoming Comics

Batman: Fortress #1

When an unknown alien ship enters Earth’s atmosphere, disrupting global power and communications and plunging the planet into chaos, the world is left wondering…where is Superman when he is needed most? In the mysterious absence of the Last Son of Krypton, Batman must rally the rest of the Justice League to counter the alien threat…but first, he must quell a crime wave on the blacked-out streets of Gotham! Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Darick Robertson (The Boys) have joined forces to tell a brutal and shocking adventure that will turn everything you think you know about Superman upside down!

Written by Gary Whitta
Pencils and Inks by Darick Robertson
Colours by Diego Rodriguez

Thoughts: I’m not keen on Batman mini after Batman mini, but I like this premise! It’s nice to see more stories about the relationship between Batman and Superman, especially ones that hinge on Superman’s importance as a character.

Batman News Critic: William

Detective Comics #1060

Batman has deployed one of his most powerful weapons in the hunt for the mysterious bomber plaguing Gotham City…but it’s not the Batmobile, the Batwing, or even the batarangs. It’s Bruce Wayne! As Bruce investigates the courtroom bombing that nearly left Deb Donovan’s daughter a splatter on the wall, could there be…love in the air?

Written by Mariko Tamaki, Nadia Shammas and Sina Grace
Pencils by Ivan Reis, David Lapham and Max Raynor
Inks by Danny Miki
Colours by Brad Anderson and Trish Mulvihill
Cover Art by Ivan Reis, Danny Miki and Brad Anderson

Thoughts: Dear god, this Riddler design is awful! Awful! But I must admit, I CAN see Riddler adopting this look.

Batman News Critic: Matina

Robin #14

FIGHT! Batman Inc. versus the League of Shadows versus the Secret Society! Deathstroke versus Talia…and only one will walk away from the fight alive! Robin knows the truth behind Ra’s al Ghul’s death and races to stop the Shadow War!

Written by Joshua Williamson
Pencils by Roger Cruz
Inks by Norm Rapmund 
Colours by Luis Guerrero

Thoughts: It looks like Skeletor at the front of the page there.

Batman News Critic: Matina

Task Force Z #8

All-new team! Same old problems! After losing everything, Task Force Z has finally discovered who their real enemy is. Jason and his team are on the run, underpowered, and outgunned. But everyone knew this was really just a Suicide Squad when they signed up, right? One way or another, they are going to finish this. Only one thing stands in their way…but that one thing happens to be the Bat-Family.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils by Eddy Barrows Jack Herbert 
Inks by Eber Ferreira and Jack Herbert
Colours by Adriano Lucas
Cover Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira and Adriano Lucas

Thoughts: omg, spill the tea sis bane!!!

Batman News Critic: Casper

Harley Quinn #15

They really tried to throw me in prison for somethin’ I didn’t do! I mean, this time I didn’t do anything. In the past, I did things. Lots of things…But that’s not the point. The point is, I’m innocent! It’s a frame job, I tell ya! The only way out of this is to catch the real culprit, and for that I need Batwoman. Seriously, who doesn’t need Batwoman? Skintight suit, mucho muscles, and that hair! Anyways, Batwoman’s in this one, and we might finally reveal Verdict’s true identity! Will the mystery be solved in time to save my good name? DUN DUN DUN!

Written by Stephanie Phillips
Pencils and Inks by Riley Rossmo
Colours by Ivan Plascencia

Batman News Critic: Theresa

Batman: Beyond the White Knight #3

The future of Gotham is coming to destroy its past! Batman…murderer? After discovering Bruce Wayne facilitated the murder of his father, Terry goes on the hunt, ready to unleash as Batman Beyond. The clock is ticking for Bruce in more ways than one after Harley Quinn’s daughter goes missing. And if she takes after her father, the fate of the city is in her hands! Can the former Batman find and stop her before the police do?

Written by Sean Gordon Murphy
Pencils and Inks by Sean Gordon Murphy
Colours by Dave Stewart

Batman News Critic: Theresa

DC vs Vampires: Hunters #1

A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race…Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Pencils and Inks by Neil Googe
Cover Art by Jonboy Meyers, Mico Suayan and Rex Lokus

Thoughts: Holy cow, Damian looks cool as hell here.

Batman News Critic: Theresa

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.

…Well, “beyond the Bat” is a bit of a stretch. One of these books has Nightwing, and the other is an issue of Shadow War.

Ratings

Most Excited: Batman: Fortress #1.

Least Excited: Batman: Beyond the White Knight #3. It’s a damn shame that the art is so fantastic, because I can never get into the story.

Wild Card: Task Force Z #8. I actually love the cover here – seeing Bane again has been surprisingly refreshing, and his absence has made his return really cool.

Best wishes, and see you in the reviews!

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Author’s Twitter: @ObnoxiousFinch