Batman Solicitations – May 2012

BATMAN #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Variant cover by DALE KEOWN
1:200 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale MAY 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• Batman must stop the TALONS that have breeched the Batcave in order to save an innocent life…and Gotham City!
• In the backup story, learn more about the PENNYWORTH family and the secrets they’ve kept from the Wayne family!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

 

BATMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JAY FABOK
On sale MAY 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• MR. FREEZE is introduced to The New 52!
• What is Mr. Freeze’s relationship to the COURT OF OWLS? Is he an ally – or do they want him dead?
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!

DETECTIVE COMICS #9

Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, JOEL GOMEZ and SANDU FLOREA
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:200 Variant cover by TK TK
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
• BATMAN has been poisoned at the hands of the deadly MR. TOXIC!
• Featuring a TWO-FACE backup story written by TONY S. DANIEL with art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9

Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• Guest-writer JUDD WINICK joins artist DAVID FINCH for the return of RED ROBIN!
• Red Robin is back in Gotham City just in time to face off against TALON and THE COURT OF OWLS!

 

BATWING #9

Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by MARCOS TO and RYAN WINN
Cover by MARCOS TO
On sale MAY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• BATWING arrives in Gotham City just in time to fight the chaos the Court of Owls has unleashed! Outgunned and on unfamiliar turf, can Batwing survive?

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN #9

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• NIGHT OF THE OWLS continues here!
• ROBIN faces TALON alone with the skies of Gotham City at stake!

 

BATWOMAN #9

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by AMY REEDER and ROB HUNTER
Cover by BEN OLIVER
1:25 B&W Variant cover by AMY REEDER
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
• The next chapter in “TO DROWN THE WORLD!”
• An unconventional spy thriller of six interweaving lives with only one thing in common: BATWOMAN!

 

BATGIRL #9

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• BATGIRL faces off against the Court of Owls to protect the life of her father, Commissioner Gordon!

 

BIRDS OF PREY #9

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• BLACK CANARY, BATGIRL, KATANA and POISON IVY risk their lives in Gotham City to battle THE TALON and The Court of Owls!
• A secret is revealed about Black Canary’s husband…Kurt Lance?!

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• The Court of Owls is attacking, and the last person in the world you’d expect to answer Batman’s call to arms is the RED HOOD!
• Also featuring MR. FREEZE!

 

NIGHTWING #9

Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• NIGHTWING faces another villain claiming to be THE TALON at City Hall as the Court of Owls’ plans go into action – but will he be able to figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?

 

CATWOMAN #9

Written by JUDD WINICK

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here!
• CATWOMAN and SPARK are forced to defend THE PENGUIN against the Court of Owls!

 

ALL-STAR WESTERN #9

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and DAN GREEN
Cover by LADRONN
On sale MAY 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
• A tie-in to “NIGHT OF THE OWLS!”
• Concluding JONAH HEX’S battle with THE AUGUST 7!
• Discover what the Court of Owls was up to in GOTHAM CITY circa 1880!
• NIGHTHAWK and CINNAMON hunt down killers and fall in love in this issue’s backup story.

-Chris

SOURCE: CBR

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