DC Unveils Covers And Solicitations For June’s Bat-Books [Exclusive]
While DC Rebirth has reinvigorated the entire publishing line, the Batman family of titles have been solid-to-great since Mark Doyle took over as group editor several years ago, and with talent like Tom King, Rafael Albuquerque and Hope Larson helming the books, it's no surprise they're so successful.
Ahead of the full release next week, DC has provided us with an exclusive first look at some of June's Batman family titles, highlighting what's to come in the pages of Batman, All-Star Batman, Batgirl and Super Sons.
The most exciting thing in this batch of solicitations is the start of a new Batman arc titled "The War of Jokes and Riddles," which brings Mikel Janin back to the title for a flashback story featuring two of The Dark Knight's most iconic villains. There's also strange things afoot in the Burnside YMCA pool, The Super Sons finally come to blows, and Batman discovers some secrets about "The First Ally, which to me sounds like we might be getting some meaty Bruce and Alfred drama, and that's always emotionally gripping stuff.
Check out the covers and solicitations below:
Written by TOM KING • Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN • Variant cover by TIM SALE
“The War of Jokes and Riddles” part one! Don’t miss this extra-sized anniversary issue! In his own words, Bruce Wayne narrates a harrowing, never-before-told story of the Dark Knight’s greatest failure…and the horrors it unleashed! In the spirit of YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN, prepare to see a side of Batman you've never seen before—get in on the ground floor of a classic Batman epic in the making!
On sale JUNE 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Written by HOPE LARSON • Art by ELEANORA CARLINI • Cover by DAN MORA • Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
“Troubled Waters”! A terrifying creature is threatening members of the Burnside YMCA—but no one can catch it! It’s up to Batgirl to plunge into the unknown depths and risk being zapped out of existence to put an end to the danger!
On sale JUNE 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
SUPER SONS #5
Written by PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
“Battle in the Batcave”! The battle with Kid Amazo leaves Jon and Damian’s friendship in ruins as the boys decide their partnership isn’t working out! It’s a rumble between Superboy and Robin like you’ve never seen as the boys rage through the house Batman built!
On sale JUNE 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
ALL STAR BATMAN #11
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
“THE FIRST ALLY” part two! Batman races to track down his new nemesis before another murder rocks Miami. But with old secrets revealing unsettling truths about his closest ally, what dark accords will the Dark Knight make in order to stop true evil?
On sale JUNE 14 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T