DC Comics Universe & May 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: Even More Batman Family Titles Including TAS!

DC Comics Universe and May 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Even More Batman Family Titles Including TAS! This goes beyond the two issues with Joker’s new ally Punchline plus the kick off to Joker War in a few other titles. Solicitations and covers below.

BATMAN SECRET FILES #3
written by JAMES TYNION IV, VITA AYALA, MARIKO TAMAKI, DAN WATTERS, and PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
art by SUMIT KUMAR, ANDIE TONG, RILEY ROSSMO, JOHN PAUL LEON, and VICTOR IBAÑEZ
cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Spinning out of the pages of Batman! Discover the origins and motivations behind the cabal of assassins who have come to Gotham to stop Batman from enacting his plans to save the city—including Deathstroke, Cheshire, Merlyn, and the new threats of Mr. Teeth and Gunsmith. What brought this team together, and who is frightening enough to boss Deathstroke around? It’s five killer tales from five killer creative teams in this can’t-miss issue!

ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 05.20.20
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
FC | DC

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE #1
written by PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
art by TY TEMPLETON
cover by DAVE JOHNSON
variant cover by DAN MORA
blank variant cover

From the visionary producers of Batman: The Animated Series come all-new stories in this seminal animated world. In this opening chapter, Wayne Enterprises in Gotham City is attacked by a giant robot that steals an entire room from the laboratory. Who’s controlling the robot? How will Batman stop the mechanized menace? And what does it all have to do with Lex Luthor’s sudden appearance in Gotham?

ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 6 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
DIGITAL FIRST
This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

BATMAN: THE SMILE KILLER #1
written by JEFF LEMIRE
art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS

It wouldn’t be a Joker story without a surprise…and right on cue, here’s an unexpected one-shot epilogue to Joker: Killer Smile! Young Bruce Wayne grew up watching The Mr. Smiles Show—and the show might have been watching him back! And not only was young Bruce watching, he was listening…listening as Mr. Smiles spoke across the airwaves only to him…

The Eisner Award-winning creative team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Andrea Sorrentino land one last gut-punch—turning the mythos of the Batman on its head in the most devastating trick The Joker has ever devised!

ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE PLUS
ON SALE 05.13.20
$5.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | APPROX. 8.5” x 10.875”
DC BLACK LABEL
AGES 17+
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

RED HOOD: OUTLAW #46
written by SCOTT LOBDELL
art and cover by PAOLO PANTALENA
variant cover by PHILIP TAN

Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro have their hands full—and until now they thought the biggest problem they had to face was the uprising of the Untitled during the political protests in Qurac! They’re about to learn this ancient race might very well be the lesser of two evils when the Outlaws square off against one of the oldest and most dangerous threats in all the DC Universe! (We’re not kidding—we know better than to say his name out loud! Yeah, he’s that scary!)

Meanwhile, Artemis has united with Mistress—but at what price? Bizarro meets…his mother? And Jason is forced to choose between Essence and Isabel if he’s going to defeat the Untitled once and for all!

ON SALE 05.27.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

MAN-BAT #1
written by DAVE WIELGOSZ
art by SUMIT KUMAR
cover by KYLE HOTZ
variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

For years Kirk Langstrom has struggled with his monstrous alter ego Man-Bat and the serum that transformed him. But he’s finally hit rock bottom following a devastating setback, and he’s going to take out his anger on every single citizen of Gotham City. Will the combined might of Batman and the GCPD be enough to stop Langstrom once and for all? Or will this just be the start of Man-Bat’s devastation?

ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 5 | 32 PAGES
FC | DC
This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the order form for details.

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