Welcome back to Upcoming Comics!
New York Comic Con is wrapping up, and I’m a little too exhausted to say anything beyond that. No thoughts this week – at least not until I get my head a little straighter. Will have a full article on the experience shortly, hope everyone else who went had a blast!
Now, here’s what we have for this week:
Batman Incorporated #1
From the pages of Batman comes an all-new, all-exciting adventure for Ghost-Maker and his Batman Incorporated team! The team’s trust issues and detective skills are immediately put to the test when someone from Ghost-Maker and Batman’s recent past is brutally murdered…Is this an isolated event, sending a message to the two? Or is this the start of something darker and more sinister? (Hint-it’s sinister and dark!) The all-star creative team of Ed Brisson and John Timms chart a new future for Batman Incorporated in this exciting new ongoing series, loaded with adventure, excitement, and amazing new members and villains!
Written by Ed Brisson
Pencils and Inks by John Timms
Colours by Rex Lokus
Batman News Critic: Aaron
Batman vs Robin #2
HOUSE OF SECRETS…HOUSE OF DEATH. In the wake of Damian Wayne’s devastating attack on the Batcave, Bruce and Alfred are on the run and running out of time! Magic users across the planet are experiencing dangerous and deadly power flares, and Batman must solve this mystery before his friends and allies are turned to ash. To crack this case, the Dark Knight is going to need the help of one of the greatest masters of the magic arts on the planet…Zatanna! What awaits our ragtag group of heroes in the House of Secrets? Can Damian break free of Nezha’s possession spell before he murders his own father? All this and more in the explosive second chapter of Batman vs. Robin!
Written by Mark Waid
Pencils and Inks by Mahmud A. Asrar
Colours by Jordie Bellaire
Cover Art by Mahmud A. Asrar and Nathan Fairbairn
Batman News Critic: Michael
Batman: Urban Legends #20
Jim Zub and Max Dunbar take us to the world of Batman, monster hunter! What is the Murder Club and how are they going to rock Batman’s world forever in the start of a four-part epic by Joey Esposito and Sergio Acuña? Chris Burnham’s epic Alfred saga draws to a close! And Nadia Shammas and Jahnoy Lindsay craft a deadly parenting short story starring Batman and Talia al Ghul, battling for the soul of their son, Damian.
Written by by Jim Zub, Chris Burnham, Nadia Shammas and Joey Esposito
Pencils and Inks by Chris Burnham, Max Dunbar, Jahnoy Lindsay and Vasco Georgiev
Colours by Nathan Fairbairn, Alex Guimarães, Romulo Fajardo and Jahnoy Lindsay
Cover Art by Max Dunbar and Romulo Fajardo
Batman News Critic: Cam
DC’s Terrors Through Time #1
October is here, and that means it’s time for fables of fear, time for stories of suspense, and time for tales of…time? Join us for a terrifying tour across the ages from some of comics’ top talent! Witness zombies menace the JSA in the 1940s. Experience the haunting of the Gotham City Sirens in the 1990s. Watch as Swamp Thing goes up against an irradiated monstrosity in the far future. These are just a taste of the time-hopping terrors we have in store for you in our fright-filled Halloween anthology!
Written by Paul Levitz, Matt Levine, Tim Seeley and Zac Thompson
Pencils by Raül Fernandez, Jorge Corona, Kelley Jones and Andy MacDonald
Inks by Raül Fernandez, Jorge Corona, Kelley Jones, Andy MacDonald, Tom Mandrake, Juan Doe, Peter Nguyen and Luciano Vecchio
Colours by Mike Spicer, Sian Mandrake, Justin Prokowich, Michelle Madsen, Wendy Broome, Santiago Arcas and Sarah Stern
Cover Art by John McCrea and Mike Spicer
Batman News Critic: Various
The Batgirls get help from none other than Gotham Academy’s very own Maps Mizoguchi and her brother Kyle to help decipher a clue they found that could help reveal who the killer behind all the Hill murders is, which leads them straight into…the city zoo…
Written by Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad
Pencils by Neil Googe
Inks by Neil Googe and Scott Godlewski
Colours by Rico Renzi
Cover Art by Jorge Corona and Sarah Stern
Batman News Critic: Matina
I Am Batman #14
The mystery of a pair of brutal murders is solved, a hero is born, and a mantle is passed. The conclusion of the intense “She Got Next” saga will reverberate from New York all the way back to Gotham City as it sets up the next chapters for both Jace Fox and Renee Montoya.
Written by John Ridley
Pencils and Inks by Christian Duce and Tom Derenick
Colours by Rex Lokus and Romulo Fajardo
Cover Art by Rex Lokus and Christian Duce
Batman News Critic: Jeremy
Future State: Gotham #18
It’s the last Batman standing versus Gotham’s greatest threat! Who will ultimately win the war of the Batmen? And what will be left of the city when it’s all said and done? It doesn’t look good for anyone. FINAL ISSUE!
Written by Dennis Culver
Pencils and Inks by Geoffo and Justin Greenwood
Colours by Brad Simpson
Cover Art by Simone Di Meo
Batman News Critic: Jackson
The Jurassic League #6
The League is fully assembled. Darkseid and his League of Doomasauria are on the precipice of world domination. Can our heroic herbivores and courageous carnivores defeat these ancient antagonists? Find out in this epic final issue!
Written by Daniel Warren Johnson and Juan Gedeon
Pencils and Inks by Juan Gedeon
Colours by Mike Spicer
Cover Art by Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer
Batman News Critic: Cam
The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1
There are strange things happening and the Batman can’t leave Gotham, so he’s once again calling in assistance. Nope, it’s not Robin and Batgirl, it’s Scooby-Doo and Mystery Inc.!
Written by Sholly Fisch
Pencils and Inks by Dario Brizuela
Colours by Franco Riesco
Batman News Critic: William
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