DC Comics Universe & August 2020 Solicitations Spoilers: Joker War Erupts Across 8 Batman Titles To A Tune Of Around $40! All Roads Lead To Batman #100 & MORE Milestones!

DC Comics Universe and August 2020 Solicitations Spoilers follows.

Joker War Erupts Across 8 Batman Titles To A Tune Of Around $40!

All Roads Lead To Batman #100 and MORE Milestones!

    • Batman is set to reach Batman #100 in October 2020.
    • Batgirl is set to reach Batgirl #50 in October 2020.
    • Catwoman is set to reach Catwoman #25 in September 2020.
    • Detective Comics reaches Detective Comics #1025 in August 2020.
    • Harley Quinn reaches Harley Quinn #75 in August 2020 and is abruptly canceled?!
    • Nightwing is set to reach Nightwing #75 in October 2020.
    • Red Hood is set to reach Red Hood: Outlaw #50 in October 2020.

Robin and Drake are MIA above, but they are front-and-center in August 2020’s Teen Titans and Young Justice titles; the former also including Batman hunting his son Robin.

Solicitations and covers below.

      BATMAN #96
      written by JAMES TYNION IV
      art by JORGE JIMENEZ
      cover by GUILLEM MARCH
      card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
      1:25 Clownhunter card stock variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
      Wonder Woman 1984 variant cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

      Reeling from the effects of the worst Joker toxin attack ever, Batman is on the run through Gotham City, pursued by the dark shadows and voices that haunt his past and present! As The Joker’s plan materializes, the only person who can save Batman from the brink of true madness…is Harley Quinn?! Plus, who is the mysterious new figure known as Clownhunter?

      RESOLICIT | ON SALE 08.04.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
      CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
      This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
      This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

      BATMAN #97
      written by JAMES TYNION IV
      art by JORGE JIMENEZ
      cover by GUILLEM MARCH
      card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
      1:25 Harley Quinn card stock
      variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

      The Joker’s army is growing hour by hour, with weapons beyond anything the Clown Prince of Crime has ever used before. Batman must hold his mind together so he can strike the final blow and take back his city—but how can he heal the rifts he’s created in his life to get the help he needs? And while all this is happening, the villains of Gotham City are waiting out the carnage Joker has unleashed—and Catwoman assembles an army of her own!

      RESOLICIT | ON SALE 08.18.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
      CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
      This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.
      This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

      BATGIRL #48
      written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI
      art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
      cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
      variant cover by IAN MacDONALD

      “The Last Joke” part one! Why is Barbara in the hospital and what is James Gordon Jr. doing here? After an encounter with the Joker leaves Barbara temporarily handicapped, Babs is determined to find the technology she needs, but her journey’s cut short when a redhead-serial killer is on the loose! Who’s the obsessive freak? And will Gordon Jr. prove to be the changed person he claims to be?

      RESOLICIT | ON SALE 8.25.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.
      Please see the order form for details.
      This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

      DETECTIVE COMICS #1025
      written by PETER J. TOMASI
      art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
      card stock variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

      “The Joker War” explodes with an assault on Wayne Enterprises! The Joker has taken control of Waynetech R&D—and with it, all the weapons hidden in its sublevels—plus Lucius Fox as a hostage! The Joker and his clown-masked henchmen are now using Wayne Enterprises as an armory, using sophisticated 3-D printers to produce weapons to rule Gotham City…but Batman and Batwoman might have something to say about that. It’s all-out action in this nonstop issue!

      ON SALE 08.11.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.

      DETECTIVE COMICS #1026
      written by PETER J. TOMASI
      art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
      card stock variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

      As “The Joker War” rages on, the casualties are mounting, and the underground residents of Gotham City must deal with the devastating effects of the Joker toxin that’s been pumped into the old city’s tunnel system. Batman must risk everything to guide them to safety, but a familiar face has mobilized these forgotten souls to rise up in anger…and Killer Croc takes no prisoners!

      ON SALE 08.25.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.

      HARLEY QUINN #75
      written by SAM HUMPHRIES
      art by SAMI BASRI, RILEY ROSSMO, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, RAMON VILLALOBOS, JOE QUINONES, NICOLA SCOTT, and NGOZI UKAZU
      cover by GUILLEM MARCH
      variant cover by FRANK CHO

      At last, it’s the star-studded roast of Harley Quinn! Nothing is off-limits, no topic is out of bounds, and no one—and we mean no one!—will escape unscathed. Harley may be the funniest person in the DC Universe, but how well can she take a joke?
      Plus, in a backup story illustrated by superstar artist Riley Rossmo tying into “The Joker War,” Harley Quinn faces off against Punchline!

      ON SALE 08.04.20
      $5.99 US | 48 PAGES
      FC | DC
      FINAL ISSUE — YES, WE’RE SERIOUS!
      This issue will ship with two covers.

      NIGHTWING #73
      written by DAN JURGENS
      art by RYAN BENJAMIN and RICHARD FRIEND
      cover by TRAVIS MOORE
      variant cover by ALAN QUAH

      The Joker knows Dick Grayson is Nightwing—and the plans the Clown Prince of Crime has set in motion in “The Joker War” will haunt Batman forever. Under the control of The Joker’s new henchperson, Punchline, Nightwing must battle the people he once loved most: Batgirl, the Robins, and…himself.

      RESOLICIT | ON SALE 08.18.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.
      Please see the order form for details.
      This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

      RED HOOD: OUTLAW #48
      written by SCOTT LOBDELL
      art by BRETT BOOTH and DANNY MIKI
      cover by DAN MORA
      variant cover by PHILIP TAN

      In the aftermath of the war between Batman and The Joker, Jason Todd has a few decisions to make. Does Gotham City—or the world at large—really need the Red Hood? If Jason contemplates retiring the Red Hood mask altogether, what does that mean for Artemis and Bizarro? Can the Outlaws continue to exist without their leader? A family reunion with Ric Grayson doesn’t go as planned as he brought along his new friend: Punchline!

      FC | ON SALE 08.25.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.

While August 2020’s Catwoman is not officially part of Joker War, it’s next two issues are. So am including here in case it ends on a cliffhanger. It’s not included in my count in the headline.

      CATWOMAN #24
      written by SEAN MURPHY and BLAKE NORTHCOTT
      art by CIAN TORMEY
      cover by SEAN MURPHY
      variant cover by JUNGGEUN YOON

      The cat’s out of the bag! Everyone at Snowflame’s auction is there for the same thing: the list. But what is the market value of a list containing all the intel the world’s greatest crime-fighters have on super-villains? And who exactly is on the list? You’ll have to ask Catwoman to find out.

      RESOLICIT | ON SALE 08.18.20
      $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
      FC | DC
      This issue will ship with two covers.
      Please see the order form for details.
      This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

Something big brewing for the Batman family.

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