Top 25 DC Comics December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman Inc., Justice League Vs. Legion Of Super-Heroes, WildCATs, Red X Vs. Shazam, Joker, Zombie Deadshot & More!

Top 25 DC Comics December 2021 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman Inc., Justice League Vs. Legion Of Super-Heroes, WildCATs, Red X Vs. Shazam, Joker, Zombie Deadshot and More!

While we have a few doubling up, tripling up and event companion one-shots, there’s around 20 series represented in December 2021.

However, while the ongoing Suicide Squad series’ December 2021 issue was not part of the official DC solicits, it was solicited last month and is out on December 7, 2021.

The below are my top picks from DC for December 2021. What do you got on your pull list?

ACTION COMICS #1038
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
and SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE and ADRIANA MELO
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

“The Warworld Saga,” part three. Everything changes! After the heart-stopping events of Action Comics #1037, Superman and the surviving members of the Authority see a side of Warworld they never knew existed. In the lower catacombs, Superman finds another survivor of the lost Phaelosian race of Krypton, a scientist turned enslaved gladiator with much to teach Superman of his new home, including how to survive…and maybe, in time, how to escape. Meanwhile, Superman’s quest to turn the hordes of Warworld against their masters begins.

AQUAMAN/GREEN ARROW – DEEP TARGET #3
Written by BRANDON THOMAS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by MARCO SANTUCCI
Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

Captured by Scorpio, Aquaman and Green Arrow must endure General Anderton’s torture long enough to find a way to escape. They are in for a big surprise as they discover that they are being held in the last place they thought possible!

BATMAN #118
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JORGE MOLINA
Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
1:50 variant by JOCK
$4.99 US | 40 pages
Variant $5.99 US (All covers card stock)
ON SALE 12/7/21

New creative team! Start of a new story arc as Batman leaves Gotham!
“Abyss” part one! As Gotham celebrates surviving Fear State, Batman retreats alone into the darkness.

But when he learns of a mystery involving Batman Inc., it forces the Caped Crusader to leave Gotham for a brand-new adventure! Thrills, chills, and international intrigue await!

The Dark Knight begins a new story with superstar artist Jorge Molina and new writer Joshua Williamson!

BATMAN #119
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JORGE MOLINA
Backup script and art by KARL KERSCHL
Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant by DAN HIPP
1:50 variant by JOCK
$4.99 US | 40 pages
Variant $5.99 US (All covers card stock)
ON SALE 1/4/22

“Abyss” part two! For years Batman used the darkness as a weapon, but now a new enemy turns that darkness against him! Batman must team with Batman Inc.’s mysterious new benefactor to bring the deadly Abyss into the light!

Wait…who is Batman Inc.’s new benefactor?

Backup: Mia “Maps” Mizoguchi must play detective when a classmate goes missing…Even with Batman’s help, can this dynamic duo solve this mystery?

BLUE & GOLD #5
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 8
ON SALE 12/21/21

Blue and Gold Restoration is open for business! Only issue is, our duo is falling apart while their waiting room is packed to the brim with mostly illegitimate problems. Now Omnizon, self-appointed ruler of Earth, is here to sentence Booster and Beetle to death for disobeying her royal rule of the land. It’ll take a friend from the future to save their present and prevent a PR nightmare that could close their operation for good!

DEATHSTROKE INC. #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by IVAN TAO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21
DEATHSTROKE VS. BLACK CANARY!
Now that they know the truth about the secretive T.R.U.S.T. organization, Black Canary and Deathstroke are at odds over what to do about it. But before they can set aside their hatred for each other, they are attacked by an army of the DC Universe’s deadliest villains!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1046
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art and cover by DAN MORA
Backup written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
Backup art by DAVID LAPHAM
Variant by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

“Fear State” aftermath! Bloody, broken, and beaten…Batman had a mission after The Joker War. He would no longer look over Gotham City from Wayne Manor; he would move to the heart of the city, get closer to its people and its problems. The fight he pursued would be different, but after Fear State he finds himself disillusioned. He is no longer the protector the city needs, and definitely not the one it deserves. Batman’s last night in Gotham City before his international sojourn is here.

Backup: Harley Quinn guest-stars in the culmination of “Foundations”! Must Gotham City have an Arkham facility, and if so…will it be any different, or is doom on its way?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1047
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
1:50 variant by SIMONE DI MEO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/4/22

“The Tower” begins! The 12-part weekly Detective Comics event starts here. Arkham Asylum has fallen, and in its place, Arkham Tower has risen in the heart of the city, a pitch made by the mysterious Dr. Wear. Unlike the Asylum, Dr. Wear promises his methods and drug treatments will heal Gotham’s criminally inclined for good—a claim that skeptics like Deb Donovan and the Bat-Family don’t believe. There’s something wrong with the tower, with Dr. Wear’s methods—and with Batman away from Gotham City, the rest of the Bat-Family is going to find out what…but not before everything explodes.

Written by critically acclaimed author Mariko Tamaki, continuing her incredible Detective Comics run, and drawn by DC Comics legend Ivan Reis!

Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum. In this epic 12-part backup story, writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Fernando Blanco will explore the impact that Batman and Arkham Asylum have had on the city…through the eyes of a boy whose life was changed forever by The Joker one dreadful night early in the Dark Knight’s career!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1048
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22

“The Tower” part two! The mysteries of Dr. Wear begin to unfold as a new doctor named Frow joins the staff of Arkham Tower. The Bat-Family tries to figure out the best way to infiltrate the facility, but someone may have gotten the drop on them…someone not unfamiliar with psychiatric facilities…one Dr. Harleen Quinzel, better known to you dear readers as Harley Quinn!

Backup: “House of Gotham” part two! A boy’s parents were killed by The Joker, and he fell through the cracks of the system. Instead of being sent to a facility that could care for him and his trauma, he was sent to Arkham Asylum! Will the villains inside eat him alive or show him how to survive in a city ruthlessly overseen by Batman??

THE FLASH #777
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by WILL CONRAD
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/21/21

Justice League Dark on Gemworld!

Having traveled to Gemworld by way of the second dimension, the Flash joins Justice League Dark and the princess of Gemworld, Amethyst, in a race against time to thwart Eclipso’s evil plans.

THE JOKER #10
Written by JAMES TYNION IV and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Punchline backup written by JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
Punchline backup art by BELÉN ORTEGA
Variant covers by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA and JAY ANACLETO
1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE
$5.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21

Following the harrowing events of Batman: The Killing Joke, the course of James Gordon’s life—and that of his family’s—was forever changed! But what happened when Gordon’s path again crossed with The Joker’s…

PUNCHLINE BACKUP: Harper Row has successfully gotten Punchline’s former friend, Kelly Ness, out of Blackgate. What Kelly reveals about Punchline’s past and true nature will change her criminal case forever, but will Harper and Leslie Thompkins be able to protect her from Punchline’s loyalists?

THE JOKER #11
Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
Punchline backup written by JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
Punchline backup art by BELÉN ORTEGA
Variant covers by JIM CHEUNG and KAEL NGU
1:25 variant covers by KARL KERSCHL
$5.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22

The Joker is about to learn the harsh reality of the motto “Don’t Mess with Texas” as the Sampsons bring him back home to their ranch…for dinner!

PUNCHLINE BACKUP: While Harper Row has been making sure that Punchline stays behind bars, her brother, Cullen, has been getting closer to Punchline’s fans. His new boyfriend, Bluff, is hiding a wicked secret that promises to change the shape of organized crime in Gotham, and Punchline’s role, for years to come.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #71
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and RAM V
Art by PHIL HESTER and SUMIT KUMAR
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE and NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
Variant cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/21/21

The Royal Flush Gang hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. How does it connect to the trial of Black Adam?

When all seems lost, hope can still be found! With Wonder Woman now by their side, the Justice League Dark have survived to fight another day. Merlin is only getting started—can the team still prove they have the magic within to defeat the medieval mage?

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2021 ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by SANFORD GREENE
Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21

The return of Wonder Woman! Wait, what’s that? Also, the return of…OMAC! Jack Kirby’s greatest creation, the One-Man Army Corps, returns to the DC universe just in time to team up with the reunited Justice League to stop secret forces of evil from gathering! Join Eisner Award winner Sanford Greene as he brings the legacy of the League to life leading into Justice League vs. the Legion of Super-Heroes!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #2
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
Art by KYLE HOTZ and ANDREI BRESSON
Cover by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by JORGE FORNES
1:25 variant cover by KYLE HOTZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 2 of 5 | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/7/21

As Darkseid’s quest leaves a bloody trail across the Multiverse, the Justice League Incarnate ventures to the dark world of horror known as Earth-13. They must enlist the aid of Super-Demon and his League of Shadows against not only Darkseid but also the evil power couple of Asmodel and the Sheeda Queen!

While on Earth-11, the Batwoman Who Laughs begins her schemes?

NIGHTWING #87
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO
Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
1:25 variant cover by BRUNO REDONDO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/21/21

This special Nightwing issue is ONE CONTINUOUS IMAGE! That’s right—if you placed every page next to each other, you’ll have one poster image with this story!

Now that billionaire Dick Grayson has publicly dedicated his funds to save Blüdhaven, he’s a wanted man—and that’s why he finds hired killers breaking in to steal his dog, Haley!

ROBIN #9
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 variant cover by CRYSTAL KUNG
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

The Lazarus demon rises! The deadly end of the League of Lazarus is at hand! Countless fighters have fallen! And now, to save everyone on Lazarus Island, Damian must go one-on-one with a literal giant demon.

Can Damian utilize everything he’s learned in the tournament, or will he die for the last time?

ROBIN & BATMAN #3
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
$5.99 US | 40 pages | 3 of 3 | Prestige
ON SALE 1/11/22

To reconcile his trauma and move toward an optimistic future, Dick Grayson must first confront his tragic past. Unfortunately, that step includes a confrontation with an enraged Killer Croc, who is out for Grayson blood! This action-packed issue concludes the epic tale of a young man learning to live and love in a nightmarish world.

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #6
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by JOHN TIMMS
Variant cover by INHYUK LEE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21

Superman has recovered from the devastating attack against him. After the life-changing events of issue #5, Jon Kent and his new ally Jay Nakamura are ready to strike back. They are on a collision course with the type of power that is used to swatting problems out of the way. But Superman is not so easily swatted!

SUPERMAN VS. LOBO #3
Written by TIM SEELEY and SARAH BEATTIE
Art and cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO
Variant cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 3 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″ | 17+
ON SALE 12/28/21

Superman and Lobo must unite to save the bumbling god from the forces of the universe he destroyed. Some knew them as the WildC.A.T.s, but now they go by the Numen Revenge Squad. But can Superman trust the Main Man with an artifact that gives one the power to reshape reality to their whim? I mean, no, of course not. He’s Lobo. The conclusion to this comedy epic is here!

TASK FORCE Z #3
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
1:25 variant cover by PAMELA HOOGEBOOM
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

There’s no rest for the wicked! Especially if you’re Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot. He thought the mission that killed him would be his last, but now he’s been recruited into Task Force Z.

But Deadshot’s never liked playing by anyone’s rules…and Red Hood and his would-be team are going to learn that the hard way!

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #10
Written by TIM SHERIDAN
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant cover by FICO OSSIO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/28/21

Dane, a.k.a. Nevermore, came to the academy to become a hero, but circumstance and fate are leading him down a much darker path. To understand their future, the Titans must look into the complicated past of their most mysterious student—and unearth truths that may leave them with an impossible choice.

TITANS UNITED #4
Written by CAVAN SCOTT
Art by JOSE LUIS and JONAS TRINDADE
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant cover by KAEL NGU
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 12/14/21

Starfire takes on Lady Vic as more super-powered sleeper agents activate, displaying powers far beyond those of the Titans. Just who is behind the Cadmus experiment, and what is Blackfire planning as she brings Superboy to his knees?

TITANS UNITED #5
Written by CAVAN SCOTT
Art by JOSE LUIS and JONAS TRINDADE
Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant cover by KAEL NGU
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22
Black Zero strikes! Superboy has turned on the Titans as Tamaranean forces move to invade Earth. As Donna Troy falls to Conner’s newly restored powers, Raven tries desperately to reach the friend and ally they once knew.

WORLD OF KRYPTON #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant by A. D’AMICO
1:25 variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6
Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 12/7/21

A modern telling of one of the most storied periods in comics! Krypton is a utopia admired across the universe for its achievements in science and culture, but its shining towers and regal people conceal a planet rotting at its core. When a catastrophic event befalls Krypton’s natural world, it points toward a mass extinction in the making. Jor-El, head of Krypton’s revered Science Council, embarks on a mission to save a world that may already have passed the point of no return.

Shining new light on the famous characters of Krypton’s past—including Jor-El, General Dru-Zod, and even a young Kara Zor-El—World of Krypton combines action, cosmic wonder, and political intrigue in a story as much about our world as the one on the page.

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