DC has released their full solicitations for January 2014 on Monday afternoon. Dark Knight News readers, I have collected all the relevant Bat-related info for you.
2014 is Batman’s 75th anniversary and DC gets right on the celebration this month with several Bat-centric projects and events.
- Batman #27 continues Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s origin opus. Gordon and Batman have turned the lights back on and this issue leads directly in to the final arc of the story.
- Detective Comics #27 is a mega-sized 96 page celebration of the original Detective 27 from 1939. The all-star cast of creators includes BIG names like Frank Miller and Neal Adams. The Bat-family of books get a crossover event in Gothtopia. It begins here in a story by John Layman and Jason Fabok.
- Speaking of Gothtopia, the cross-over stretches across these titles: Batgirl #27, Batwing #27, Birds of Prey #27 and Catwoman #27. What is this world that the heroes find themselves in that just may be too good to be true? Find out in this event.
- Peter Tomasi serves up several bat-tales this month. Besides Forever Evil: Arkham War #4, he gives us two Batman and… books. First, in Batman and Two-Face #27, he continues Harvey Dent’s New 52 origin with the terrific art team of Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray. Then in Batman and Robin Annual #2 we get a tale of Bruce and Dick dealing with something left behind by Damian. This leads to a Year One flashback for the two. Illustrated by the amazing Doug Mahnke.
- Forever Evil continues and Batman and his Rogues play an integral part in the series. Forever Evil #5, Forever Evil : Arkham War and Forever Evil: Rogue Rebellion #4 cover the stories directly involving the Bat-cast of characters.
- Batman continues to battle Toymaster and Mongul with Superman in Batman/Superman #7. Batman/Superman Annual #1 gives us the not so friendly meeting of the Bat-family and the Super-family.
- Speaking of Batman and Superman, several alternate Earth comics have the two heroes squarely in focus. Tom Taylor brings us Earth 2 Annual #2 gives us the origin of Earth 2’s Batman and then Earth 2 #19 has Batman going up against Superman. But wait, there’s even more Batman and Superman written by Tom Taylor. In Injustice: Year Two #1, the series that explores the world of the best selling video game, continues where it left off with Superman driving Batman and his allies underground. There is also World’s Finest #19 with Power Girl and Huntress revealing their true origins to Batman and Superman.
- Other bat-books of note: Harley Quinn #2, Damian: Son of the Bat #4, Justice League 3000 #2, Batman: Dark Knight #27, Nightwing #27, Batwoman #27, Talon #15, Red Hood and the Outlaws #27, Batman Black and White #5, Batman ’66 #7, Batman Beyond Universe #6, DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe #6, Beware the Batman #4, Little Gotham #10, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination #1 and Scooby Doo Team-Up #2.
In terms of trades and collected editions, this moth has quite a few of note to Dark Knight News readers: Batman: Li’l Gotham Vol. 1 TP, JLA Vol. 4 TP, Justice League Omnibus Vol. 1 HC, Batman: Dark Victory TP New Edition, Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones Vol. 1 HC and Justice League: Trinity War HC.
Finally, DC has more than a few Batman-centric collectibles set for various release dates but available for preorder in January. Those include: Batman: Arkham City Riddler Statue, Batman: Arkham City Two-Face and DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 1: By Greg Capullo including Batman, Nightwing, Riddler and Talon.
Check out the gallery below and visit your local comic book store for preordering the books and collectibles you are interested in.
Source: Comic Book Resources