Batman April Solicitations

DC Comics has released their “New 52” April solicitations, and Batfans should be excited. Here’s the list

April 2: 

Detective Comics #30- A bold new direction for Detective Comics as “The Flash” creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccelato take over the creative reins! Batman finds himself knee-deep in a new mystery involving a deadly new narcotic that has hit the streets of Gotham City.

Batwing #30- Batwing races Menace to attempt to save his family! But the Gotham Underground is about to boil over with anarchy, and no matter which tribe rises up from below Gotham City, Batwing will be the first target!

April 9:

Batman #30- “Zero Year-Savage City” begins!

Batman Eternal #1- Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

Batgirl #30- An ordinary day takes a turn for the worse when Barbara Gordon must find a way to save her roommate Alysia Yeoh from fan-favorite villain Ragdoll!

Nightwing #30- The Bat Family is forced to face the brutal aftermath of “Forever Evil”, but after everything they’ve been through, can they stand together?

April 16:

Batman Eternal #2- A notorious Batman adversary appears for the first time in “The New 52” continuity.

Batman/Superman #10- Following the events of “First Contact”, witness the last days of Batman and Superman of Earth 2 from a new perspective.

Batman and Wonder Woman #30- The quest for Damian’s remains takes Batman to Paradise Island and into direct conflict with Wonder Woman!

Batwoman #30- Assault on Arkham Asylum! Wolf Spider needs one more painting, and Batwoman will do anything to keep it out of his hands- even if it means entering the notorious asylum!

Birds of Prey #30- As her teammates fall, only Black Canary stands between the utterly helpless Mother Eve and Ra’s al Ghul. If she stands aside, her husband will be saved. If she refuses to fold, everybody else will die! What can she possibly do?

Harley Quinn #5- Sure, Harley has made some enemies along the way. So what happens when a bunch of them show up to kill her dead? She kills them right back, of course! You’ve been warned: This issue contains violence.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #30- Jason and Kori face off against the Agens of S.H.A.D.E. as they embark on a quest to save a kidnapped Roy from his alien abductors!

April 23:

Batman Eternal #3- A gang war erupts in Gotham City, but the G.C.P.D. doesn’t plan to help Batman stop it. Plus: the return of a fan-favorite Batman supporting character: Stephanie Brown!

Catwoman #30- “The Race of Outlaws” begins! Despite her best efforts, Selina Kyle just can’t stop being Catwoman. What’s dragged her back into the catsuit? A globe-trotting contest that will have her competing to earn the prize for being the best thief in the world. But watch out, Catwoman – there’s no honor among thieves!

April 30:

Batman Eternal #4- Batman battles Batgirl as Jim Gordon’s troubles take a turn for the worse!

Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane #1- The title says it all! “Forever Evil” is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back- by force! The only thing standing in his way? Bane! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!

Batwoman Annual #1- Batwoman vs. Mr. Bones! Will the DEO triumph over Kate, or will she cross the line and free herself for good! Lingering questions are answered as long-standing conflicts reach their final resolutions.

Batgirl Annual #2- It’s the start of a new story arc as Batgirl must unravel a mystery centered around her former BIRDS OF PREY teammate, the woman who betrayed her trust – POISON IVY!

There you have it. I think many clues are given through this release, in particular the possible fate of Nightwing in “Forever Evil.”

What do you think?

Source: DC Comics

Ryan Lower

A lifelong fan of the Dark Knight, Ryan Lower grew up far from Gotham in Indiana but has planted roots in Chicago. A writer for a T.V. station, he also enjoys brooding at home in his own batcave, devouring Batman comics, shows and movies.