December Looks To Be An Exciting Month For ‘Batman’ Comics

DC Comics has officially released solicitations for December 2016, and it looks like a stellar month for Batman-related comics. Check out a few of the selections below, with their cover images and official descriptions.



The first major event story line of De’s Rebirth era begins with a day Amanda Waller always knew would come: the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad! This government-sponsored black-ops team of super-villains with bombs implanted in their brains is obviously a deal-breaker for Earth’s paragons of truth and justice! But you can bet that the Wall and her Task Force X won’t go down without the fight to end all fights as this weekly series gets underway! #1 on sale DECEMBER 21 • #2 on sale DECEMBER 28 • Each 40 p9, FC, 1-2 of 6, $4.99 US



“THE BLACK VAULT part eight! Harley Quinn goes sane! The prisoners and staff of Belle Reve Penitentiary have succumbed to the devastating effects of General Zod’s Black Vault, rendering them all insane. But it has the opposite effect on Harley, who must fight her way through a crazed Suicide Squad-with the help of the Enchantress to stop Zod from waking and conquering the world. No pressure, right? And in a bonus backup story, learn how super villains are conscripted into the Suicide Squad! The unlucky Killer Frost is about to find out when she arrives for her first day at Belle Reve. Her story continues from this month’s single issue of SUICIDE SQUAD directly into JUSTICE LEAGUE vs. SUICIDE SQUAD #1! On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 p9, FC, $2.99 US



DC’s biggest and brightest heroes celebrate the holidays in this new special! Don’t miss a Chanukah crisis for Huntress, a Flash family Christmas, Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s hellblazing pagan party and more-including the return of Detective Chimp! Today’s top talents bring you a very special holiday gift that’ll keep on giving through the New Year! And writer Paul Dini crafts a Harley holiday tale featuring DCU guests that bridges all the stories in the weirdest, wildest way. PRESTIGE FORMAT• ONE-SHOT • On sale DECEMBER 14 · 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US



“MY OWN WORST ENEMY” conclusion! Batman, Duke and Two-Face square off in a fight for Harvey Dent’s soul. With assassins flooding in from across the countryside, Batman learns that even his most trusted allies might choose evil over good. On sale DECEMBER 14 • 40 p9, FC, $4.99 US

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“I AM SUICIDE” part four! As Bane decimates Batman’s team, the Dark Knight must decide how far he’s willing to go-and who he’s willing to sacrifice-for those he left in Gotham City. “I AM SUICIDE” conclusion! Batman and the remains of his team come- face to face with Bane and the Psycho-Pirate in a final battle at Santa Prisca-and learn whether this was truly a suicide mission! #12 on sale DECEMBER 7 • #13 on safe DECEMBER 21 • Each 32 1?9, FC, $2.99 US



“THE VICTIM SYNDICATE” part four! The Victim Syndicate is taking their message to the streets in an attempt to turn the citizens of Gotham City against Batman and his allies! They can fight villains, but what happens when the whole city turns against them? “THE VICTIM SYNDICATE” conclusion! Has the First Victim succeeded in dividing and conquering Batman’s team? The final attack will come from someone they’d all put their faith in … #94 6 on sale DECEMBER 14 • #94 7 on sale DECEMBER 28 • Each 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

You can check out these and more in the new online preview reader from DC Comics right here!

Joshua Howell

Joshua Howell

Joshua Howell has been a fan of the caped crusader since before he could speak. When he's not reading Batman/Detective Comics, Joshua writes his own novels and graphic novels, including The Fierce Are Fading. His work can be found at