In advance of DC Comics' full April 2017 solicitations -- debuting next Monday afternoon, Jan. 23 -- DC has provided CBR with the exclusive first look at the solicitation text and covers for four of its key Batman family series: "All Star Batman" #9, "Batgirl" #10, "Batgirl and the Birds of Prey" #9 and "Batwoman" #2.
ALL STAR BATMAN #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by AFUA RICHARDSON • Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM • Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
“Ends of the Earth” finale! It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.
On sale APRIL 12 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Written by HOPE LARSON • Art and cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE • Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
“Son of the Penguin” part four! Ethan Cobblepot has shown his true colors: he’s a Penguin, through and through! Or is he? Can Batgirl turn his ambitions into a force for good—before he can turn Burnside against Batgirl?
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #9
Written by JULIE BENSON and SHAWNA BENSON • Art by ROGE ANTONIO • Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE • Variant cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
“Blackbird” part two! The Birds need answers about the mysterious Blackbird, who’s handing out massive increases in power to Gotham City’s most dangerous metahumans…and to get them they’re sending their own dangerous metahuman, Black Canary, undercover into the world of black-market super-powered fights! Roulette rules this world with an iron fist…will she give up the secrets Dinah needs? And at what price?
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Written by MARGUERITTE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by STEVE EPTING—Variant cover by J.G. JONES
“The Many Arms Of Death” part two! The criminal haven of Coryana has changed completely in the years since Batwoman left! The biggest change of all? Her closest friends are now her enemies — or they’re corpses! It’s time for Kate Kane to cut to the heart of what’s happening here, and find out who brought the deadly bioweapon Monster Venom into Coryana…but she might get her own heart cut out in the process, by the unbeatable assassin known as the Knife!
On sale APRIL 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+
Check back with CBR on Jan. 23 for DC Comics' full April 2017 solicitations!