DC Comics & July 2021 Solicitations: All About Batman, Grrl Power, But What Else?!


DC Comics and July 2021 Solicitations follows.

All About Batman, Grrl Power, But What Else?!

In addition to a new ongoing Batman series will all #1 issues, his continuing monthly team-up series with Superman plus a special one-shot with Catwoman, there are more core universe Batman offerings in July 2021 with solicitations and covers below.

Batman #110
story by James Tynion IV
art by Jorge Jimenez
backup story by James Tynion IV
backup story art by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz
cover by Jorge Jimenez
ON SALE : 7/6/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by Jock
1:25 variant cover by: Riccardo Federici
US $5.99 (card stock for both covers)

Main: Batman’s bloody, no-holds-barred fight with Magistrate enforcer Peacekeeper-01 rages on in epic fashion! Simon Saint’s master plan comes to fruition as his Magistrate program makes its move on Gotham City, and things are about to heat up! (Not in a good way!)

Backup: The Instigator versus Ghost-Maker in a kung fu showdown! Need we say more?

Detective Comics #1039
story by: Mariko Tamaki
art by: Viktor Bogdanovic
backup story and art by: TRISTAN JONES
cover by: Dan Mora
ON SALE : 7/13/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Lee Bermejo
US $5.99 (card stock)

Looks like someone brought a batarang to a bazooka fight! As the explosive battle royal between Batman and Mr. Worth roars to a climax, Huntress is on the trail of the other major threat plaguing Gotham City: violence parasite Vile! By the end of this battle, one character will be dead, one avenged, and even more holding on for dear life!
Do not miss this epic issue that leads directly into the Batman Secret Files: Huntress special!

PLUS: In The Vile Truth, catch a glimpse into the secret origin of Detective Comics break-out villain Vile through the lens of writer/artist Tristan Jones!

Detective Comics #1040
story by: Mariko Tamaki
art by: Dan Mora
backup story written by: DAN WATTERS
backup story art by: KYLE HOTZ
cover by: Dan Mora
ON SALE : 7/27/21
$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Lee Bermejo
US $5.99 (card stock)

When the cops brought Bruce Wayne in for questioning last month, a giant money-man with a bazooka and a mustache for days blew the place up. So what’s that mean for Gotham’s ex-favorite son? Well, it means Bruce Wayne has to spend a weekend in lockup! Can Batman’s alter ego go the weekend without getting stabbed? (I suppose to be fair, he’s stabbed on the reg as Batman anyway…)
PLUS: A major Batman villain meets his death in a story that will rock the world of Gotham City in a monstrous way! Do not miss: The Night [REDACTED] Was Killed by Dan Watters and Kyle Hotz!

Batman: Urban Legends #5
story by Chip Zdarsky, Matthew Rosenberg, Meghan
Fitzmartin, and Marguerite Bennett
art by Eddy Barrows, Marcus To, Ryan Benjamin, Belén
Ortega, and Sweeney Boo
cover by David Finch
perfect bound
ON SALE : 7/13/21
$7.99 US | 64 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Tyler Kirkham
variant cover by : Mimi Yoon

Red Hood: Meet Cheer, the villain behind the insidious Cheerdrops altering the citizens of Gotham. When confronted with a man responsible for taking the lives of so many, including Tyler, the kid Jason Todd swore to protect, will Red Hood be able to stop himself from taking vengeance for a whole city?

Grifter: Through four chapters of blood, bullets, and Batman, the true reason for Cole Cash emerging in Gotham City reveals itself at last…but it’s not what you think!

Tim Drake: Tim is determined to find his friend Bernard, who was taken by a Chaos Monster before his very eyes. But this case is different from any Tim has taken on before, and the cracks are starting to show.

Batgirls: Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown are just two teenagers breaking into Wayne Manor so they can play some video games. But when Oracle gives them a mission, the Batgirls suit up and head to an abandoned arcade to investigate.

Catwoman #33
written by: Ram V
art by: Fernando Blanco
cover by: Yanick Paquette
ON SALE : 7/20/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Jenny Frison
US $4.99 (card stock)

Selina has worked hard to establish herself as the queen of Alleytown. But in response to Catwoman saving Poison Ivy from extermination at the hands of Saint Industries, Simon Saint has sent in the early stages of a totalitarian force that has left her kingdom shuttered. Catwoman has seen a man take his own life to avoid the consequences of crossing Saint Industries, so she knows there is no telling what they have in store for her and her gang of strays. And to make matters worse, Alleytown’s eerily quiet and empty streets now set the stage for the long-awaited confrontation between Catwoman and Father Valley!

Plus some outside-of-continuity goodness from DC Black Label.

Batman: The Detective #4
story by Tom Taylor
art by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope
inks by Danny Miki
cover by Andy Kubert
ON SALE : 7/13/21
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC
variant cover by : Andy Kubert
US $4.99 (card stock)

Bruce Wayne is facing charges for the attempted murder of former mentor and teacher Henri Ducard and faces a grueling Interpol interrogation. Nothing is as it appears, however, as the Gotham expatriate charges into a lion’s den of mystery and duplicity without the benefit of Batman’s tools. Will the onetime Dark Knight escape unscathed?


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