Top 25 DC Comics January 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With A Batman Milestone, Justice League Incarnate, Legion Of Super-Heroes Return, Peacemaker & More!

Top 25 DC Comics January 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With A Batman Milestone, Justice League Incarnate, Legion Of Super-Heroes Return, Peacemaker and More!

Full solicitations are here with top picks below.

ACTION COMICS #1039
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
and SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

“The Warworld Saga, Part III.” Everything has changed. 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 #4
Written by BRANDON THOMAS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by MARCO SANTUCCI
Variant cover by KAEL NGU
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

After last issue’s revelation, Aquaman and Green Arrow must double their efforts to escape and thwart Scorpio’s plot to rewrite time to their own agenda!

BATMAN #119
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by JORGE MOLINA
Backup written by KARL KERSCHL
Backup art by KARL KERSCHL

Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant by DAN HIPP
1:50 variant by JOCK
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (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?

BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #1
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
1:25 variant by GERALD PAREL
1:50 foil variant by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (All covers card stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22

The origin of Batman and his never-ending fight against crime in Gotham City is modern mythology, but what of the story in between? How did an angry, damaged young man grow into the most accomplished detective and crime-fighter the world has ever known? How did the Dark Knight…begin?

Superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and acclaimed artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash) will take Bruce Wayne on a fraught journey, making allies and enemies, on his training to become Batman in this definitive new series!

BLUE & GOLD #6
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
Peacemaker variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 8 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22

Booster and Beetle are lost in space! After a disastrous first day on their new jobs as hero business owners and operators, the duo has found themselves kidnapped and stranded on an alien world. Who’s to blame? Well, the Omnizon of course! Welcome to her home planet, Br’Honn, where a battle to the death between friends is just another Tuesday!

DEATHSTROKE INC. #5
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by PAOLO PANTALENA

Cover by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by IVAN TAO
1:25 variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY
Peacemaker variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

Deathstroke and black canary are trapped in the ghost zone! To escape the horror, the Deathstroke Inc. team must confront their own ghosts…and deal with a deadly offer from the returning Libra!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1047
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by IVAN REIS, DANNY MIKI, and FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant cover 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.

Backup: “House of Gotham” begins! For a long time two houses have overlooked Gotham City, beckoning its broken: Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum.

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

“The Tower” part two! The Bat-Family tries to figure out the best way to infiltrate Arkham Tower, 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!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1049
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Backup written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Backup art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22

When Huntress elected to go undercover in Arkham Tower, it was to investigate a place of healing that seemed too good to be true. But what happens when Helena Bertinelli really does need some healing? With Nightwing and Batwoman also on the inside, what began as an undercover mission has turned into a rescue operation as the mysteries of Dr. Wear’s Arkham Tower begin to unravel!

Then, in “House of Gotham” part three, the young boy rescued by Batman has begun his course of treatment at Arkham, so why are the only people showing him kindness those whom the law asserts are criminals? It’s a cycle of violence the Dark Knight has no answer for as Gotham’s most vulnerable struggle to keep their heads above water!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1050
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
Backup 1 written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Backup 1 art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Backup 2 written by MARK WAID
Backup 2 art by DAN MORA

Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant by LEE BERMEJO
4-part connecting variant by JORGE MOLINA
1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS
Team variant by JAY FABOK
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

It’s the landmark, oversize issue Detective Comics #1050, and some of the biggest names in comics are here to celebrate the Dark Knight! First up in “The Tower” part four, the villainous force keeping Arkham Tower’s patients sedated is at last revealed—and this villain’s return is guaranteed to catch you by surprise! It’s the dramatic conclusion to act one of Mariko Tamaki’s Arkham Tower epic, brought to life by the legendary Ivan Reis!

Then, in “House of Gotham” part four, Matthew Rosenberg and Fernando Blanco take us into the seedy underbelly of Gotham’s criminal elite through the lens of the original Robin (Dick Grayson), and reveal what it takes for a young man to survive amongst the deadliest killers in the DCU. It’s a tour de force of Gotham’s vilest villains!

Last but not least, making his grand return to the DCU, writer Mark Waid teams with Detective Comics uber-artist Dan Mora to bring you the start of a brand-new day for Batman…and Superman?

It’s the world’s finest collaboration that you’ll need to read to believe!

THE FLASH #778
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22

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 #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 #72
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/18/22

The Royal Flush Gang has 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. What in the Multiverse could the Royal Flush Gang be after? How does it connect to Black Adam’s trial? Find out here!

JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #3
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI and ANDRE BRESSAN
Cover by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Peacemaker variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS
1:25 variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 3 of 5 | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/4/22

Doctor Multiverse is caught in the clutches of Darkseid! To save her, President Superman, Flashpoint Batman, and the rest of the Justice League Incarnate team up with Earth-41 heroes Spore and Nimrod Squad; meanwhile, a villain from Multiversity returns to stake their claim on the crack in the Multiverse and the power that lies beyond.

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Variant cover by Travis Moore
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22

One thousand years in the future, a Legion of Super-Heroes comes together to dedicate their lives to recapturing the great age of heroes of the 21st century. When the heroes discover that reality is falling to a great darkness in both times simultaneously, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes must team up to stop it all. But what is the connection between the secrets of the new Gold Lanterns and the coming of the Great Darkness? A monumental DC epic event miniseries!

NIGHTWING #88
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 1/18/22

The blue stripes are back! Nightwing gets an updated suit starting this issue!

Meanwhile, after the distressing events of rescuing Haley from getting dognapped by bad guys, Nightwing discovers there are way more hits on Dick Grayson than he realized, thanks to going public about his fortune, and he needs to find a clever way to be Dick Grayson and Nightwing at the same time. Meanwhile, Heartless tries to buy power away from Blockbuster in order to take control of Blüdhaven, and both of these big bads have Nightwing in their crosshairs.

ONE-STAR SQUADRON #2
Written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6
ON SALE 1/4/22

Meet Minute Man, the greatest hero probably never heard of! It’s not easy being Red (Tornado)! As the boss, he’s got everyone relying on him for their next paycheck. Enter Minute Man, a 1990s has-been superhero looking for 15 more minutes of fame…or at least a way to pay for Miraclo pills. Without them, he’s a super-zero and he’s willing to do anything for one more chance at power. How far will he go? Meet Metropolis Comic Con’s newest special guest!

PEACEMAKER: DISTURBING THE PEACE #1
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by GARRY BROWN
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
Variant by GARRY BROWN
1:25 variant by RYAN BROWN
1:50 variant by AMANDA CONNER
$6.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot | Prestige
ON SALE 1/25/22 | 17+

The breakout character from The Suicide Squad gets his own tale of peace ahead of the upcoming HBO Max TV show!

Long before joining the Suicide Squad, Christopher Smith, code name Peacemaker, meets with a psychiatrist—a woman dangerously obsessed with his bizarre and violent past. From his tragic childhood to his military service overseas to his multiple missions with Special Forces, Smith has more than his share of skeletons in the closet. But who’s actually analyzing whom? And will this trip down memory lane result in yet more fatalities?

Garth Ennis and Garry Brown delve deep into Christopher Smith’s history of violence, and reveal what might bring peace—or not—to the Peacemaker.

ROBIN #10
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by ROGER CRUZ and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 variant cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

The Lazarus Tournament has ended, but Mother Soul is not going down without a fight! As Damian Wayne battles for the fate of his family line, a last-ditch effort by an unlikely ally will lead to a major power shift in the DCU!

It’s Robin versus his hyper-powerful great-grandmother in a battle so gripping you’ll need an extra butterscotch candy from her little dish to make it through!

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.

SUICIDE SQUAD #11
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA, and MARCELO MAIOLO
Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/4/22

RICK FLAG ATTACKS! The Suicide Squad barely manage to steal an alien technology from Oa only to find themselves cut off from their transport back to Earth and on the run from Lanterns and Thanagarians. And no backup is coming from Earth because Amanda Waller is under fire from her onetime ally, current-time enemy: Rick Flag!

SUPERMAN & ROBIN SPECIAL #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
Variant by JORGE JIMENEZ
1:25 variant by RAFA SARMENTO
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 1/25/22

As the Super Sons, Jon Kent and Damian Wayne put evil to bed…past its bedtime. But a new day has dawned, and Jon Kent is now the Superman of Metropolis—all grown up and fighting for truth, justice, and the kinds of grown-up things that Superboy was only beginning to understand as a child.

Now a ghost from Jon’s past has reared its head, and to battle this evil, he’ll need to reunite with Robin for one last mission into the heart of darkness. This time they’ll be battling not as Super Sons, but as Superman and Robin! This thrilling adventure is written by acclaimed Super Sons scribe Peter J. Tomasi!

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #7
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by JOHN TIMMS
Variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 1/11/22

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.

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #11
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 1/25/22

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 #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.

In addition, you’ll note that with the imminent release of HBO Max’s Peacemaker streaming series featuring John Cena, spinning off from The Suicide Squad film, a few January 2022 books will have Peacemaker variant covers.

Here are the titles with Peacemaker variant covers.

January 4: Justice League Incarnate #3 (of 5) by Jorge Fornes
January 4: The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox #6 (of 7) by Fico Ossio
January 18: Blue & Gold #6 (of 8) by Simone Di Meo
January 18: Suicide Squad: King Shark #5 (of 6) by Kaare Andrews
January 25: Deathstroke Inc. #5 (of 7) by Lucio Parrillo
January 25: Harley Quinn #11 by Dima Ivanov
January 25: Task Force Z #4 by Dan Mora

Here are the variant covers revealed thus far.

A fun start to 2022.

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