Top 25 DC Comics February 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Justice Leagues, Supermen, Batman Inc.! Plus Deathstroke, Suicide Squad & More!

Top 25 DC Comics February 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Justice Leagues, Supermen, Batman Inc., But No Robin?! Plus Deathstroke, Suicide Squad & More!

Culling DC Comics solicitations via DC Connect for February 2022 below are my top picks.

ACTION COMICS #1040
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON and SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI and ADRIANA MELO
Cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Black history month variant by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

Superman has become a force to be reckoned with inside Warworld’s arena, and Mongul questions his decision to keep his enemies alive. As Superman’s new Phaelosian ally Kryl-Ux teaches him new ways to fight without powers, he starts to win Warzoons over to his cause…but someone within his inner circle finds their allegiances tested.

Meanwhile, the elusive Midnighter uses his talents to find the missing members of the Authority.

AQUAMAN/GREEN ARROW – DEEP TARGET #5
Written by CHUCK BROWN and BRANDON THOMAS
Art by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by MARCO SANTUCCI
Variant cover by EJIKURE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

Bang! Zoom! To the moon?! After finding themselves stranded on the moon, Aquaman and Green Arrow work to get back to Earth. The problem is that this isn’t the Earth either of them remember! Scorpio has once again altered the timeline to resemble something a little more…Jurassic?!

AQUAMEN #1
Written by CHUCK BROWN and BRANDON THOMAS
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
Variants by KAEL NGU and NICK ROBLES
1:25 ratio variant cover by JIM LEE and
SCOTT WILLIAMS
Black History Month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

Dive deeper following the thrilling conclusions of Aquaman: The Becoming and Black Manta!

When a terrorist in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen—Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde—are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy!

If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping—from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson—could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!

BATMAN #120
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 cover by DAN HIPP
1:50 variant cover by JOCK
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/1/22

“Abyss” part three! The new Batman Inc.’s heinous crimes have landed them in a high-security prison. Batman believes the only way to help his old allies is to break them out…but they don’t want his help! Meanwhile, Batman Inc.’s mysterious benefactor uses the chaos to enact their plans, but finds themselves lost in the dark against Abyss!

Backup: The mysterious disappearances being investigated by Maps and Batman take a violent turn…Could this missing persons case be something much darker?

BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #2
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/15/22

Bruce Wayne’s journey toward becoming the Dark Knight has begun, and he has many hard lessons to learn before his education is complete. His adventure begins in the City of Lights, Paris, where he’ll train with a world-renowned cat burglar and come into contact with a horrifying serial killer stalking the city’s wealthy elite…

BLUE & GOLD #7
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 8
ON SALE 2/15/22

Blue & Gold Restoration is up and running, with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle taking on any number of strange cases, from paranormal extremes to lost civilizations, ancient aliens, gateways to other dimensions, and even super-villains looking for help in going straight!

But what happens when one of the threats turns out to be an old friend? Guest-starring Jaime Reyes as the Blue Beetle!

DEATHSTROKE INC. #6
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by PAOLO PANTALENA
Cover by HOWARD PORTER
Variant cover by IVAN TAO
1:25 variant cover by ALEX GARNER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

The reign of king Deathstroke begins!

After the shocking truth about T.R.U.S.T. is revealed, Deathstroke finds himself the leader of a new army. Does he use that army for good or evil?

Can Black Canary escape and warn the Justice League that there is a new force in the DCU?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1051
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by MAX RAYNOR
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 2/1/22

Psycho-Pirate! Qu’est-ce que ç’est? The mind manipulations of one of the DCU’s most calamitous villains are revealed at the heart of Arkham Tower…but who’s really calling the shots? As Batwoman’s undercover operation takes a disastrous turn, Huntress finds her own mission inside the Tower growing more perilous by the moment! All is revealed in this explosive first chapter in act two of the “Shadows of the Bat” weekly event!

Then, in “House of Gotham” part five, the Boy emerges from his Scarecrow caper with a new perspective on the world…but what’s scarier: Dr. Crane’s fear toxins, or Batman’s control of Gotham’s militarized youth?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1052
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by MAX RAYNOR
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 2/8/22

“His hold is breaking!” That’s the message written in blood across the minds of Arkham Tower’s inhabitants, after a nightmare melee is unleashed! With Gotham’s deadliest criminals reverting to their former, murderous selves in one horrific night, Dr. Wear has a lot of explaining to do…and a lot of covering up to perform. Can Nightwing get to the bottom of this mystery before the people of Arkham Tower are put in peril again?

Plus, Batman’s iron grip on Gotham is enough to drive the desperate to madness…and madness is on the mind of the Boy in part six of “House of Gotham.” When an average night at coat check at the Iceberg Lounge turns into a violent battle royal between the Dark Knight and the Penguin, lines are blurred, people are hurt, and the Boy’s descent into a life of crime deepens…

DETECTIVE COMICS #1053
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by MAX RAYNOR
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 2/15/22

War in the streets! As Dr. Wear desperately tries to keep his plans for Arkham Tower from crumbling, a major drug deal gone bad puts the nervous doc in the sights of both the Party Crashers and the Penguin! The list of people very badly wanting to kill Dr. Wear grows, and Nightwing is on the precipice of cracking the whole scheme wide open! But with the maniacal Party Crashers waging war against the Bat-Family across Gotham, Dick must choose between helping a tower full of villains and helping his family!

Then, it’s Knightfall in Gotham during part seven of “House of Gotham,” as the Boy (growing into a man before our eyes) runs afoul of an uber-violent, unhinged Azrael Batman! This latest conflict pushes Gotham’s most vulnerable into madness, and one man’s rogues gallery reveals itself as another man’s salvation.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1054
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by MAX RAYNOR
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 2/22/22

It’s Nightwing versus Psycho-Pirate in the grand finale of “Shadows of the Bat” act two of three! As Gotham’s elite gather to celebrate the formal opening of Arkham Tower, Dr. Wear’s secret weapon is more unhinged than ever, and the storm clouds of disaster gather above the city’s monument to reform! The Party Crashers, the Bat-Family, Penguin’s forces, and a tower full of innocent civilians and villainous patients converge in the chapter you’ll need to see to believe! Spoiler alert: not everyone makes it out alive!

Every story has two sides, and as much as Batman has reached out his hand through the darkness to try to help the Boy, there are too many hands in the shadows of Gotham pulling in the other direction. The finale of act two of “House of Gotham” poses a stark choice: Live with the family you know, or betray everything you’ve learned to be true?

JUSTICE LEAGUE #73
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by ANICK PAQUETTE and NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
Variant cover by KYLE HOTZ
$4.99 US | 40 pages | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/15/22

“Lords of Chaos” part two! The Justice League and Justice League Dark team up to navigate the remade world of chaos. All the heroes must come together to save what’s left of the world they have dedicated their lives to protecting. But has Doctor Fate gone bad? Oh no, he has.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and ANDREI BRESSAN
Cover by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS
1:25 variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 4 of 5 | $5.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/1/22

THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES!

Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice League Incarnate meets their end!

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS.THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | $4 .99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/8/22

“The Gold Lantern Saga” part two! Who is the Gold Lantern? And what does his power source have to do with the Great Darkness? Is the Gold Lantern everything it promises to be? The Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes team up and travel to each other’s time periods to unravel the mysteries that have led them to the precipice of this Great Darkness.

NIGHTWING #89
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO
Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
1:25 variant cover by BENGAL
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/15/22

Superman/Nightwing crossover! Years ago, when Robin took his first uncertain steps away from Batman as his own hero, Superman stepped in and offered Dick Grayson crucial advice, support, and a name: Nightwing. Now it’s time for Nightwing to return the favor.

To be concluded in Superman: Son of Kal-El #9 in March!

ONE-STAR SQUADRON #3
Written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
$$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6
ON SALE 2/1/22

Things just keep getting worse for Red Tornado as he’s called in to face his most ferocious foe yet…the Board! This group of money-hungry investors are willing to do just about anything to turn a profit, and that could mean the end of Heroz4U. Now, as the company’s stock plummets, our hero questions why he got into the lifesaving business in the first place. When the time comes, will there be anyone left to save him?

ROBIN #11
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by GLEB MELNIKOV
Cover by SIMONE DI MEO
Variant by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 variant by CRYSTAL KUNG
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

They survived the League of Lazarus tournament! Damian, Flatline, Ravager, and Connor Hawke celebrate with the rest of the fighters, but their party quickly turns into another deadly fight!

Secret crushes are revealed, hearts are broken, and Hawke has one last confrontation with an old enemy before he can return to his former life!

SUICIDE SQUAD #12
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA, and MARCELO MAIOLO
Variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/1/22

Rick Flag attacks!

The Squad has their hands full with the marvel that is Earth-8, and soon learn that this “test” was actually just a decoy for Waller’s real Suicide Squad. If they’re going to get off Earth-8, they’ll have to get through a whole other Squad in the process! And just as Flag is about to take down Waller once and for all, he’s betrayed by a double agent in his ranks!

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #8
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by CIAN TORMEY
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE
Variant cover by INHYUK LEE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/8/22

Henry Bendix’s plans for ultimate control threaten every superhero on Earth. And, in trying to stand against the dictator of Gamorra, Superman makes himself a target of business and world leaders. He is seen by too many as a force that must be stopped. How much can even a Man of Steel stand against before he bends?

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #12
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 2/22/22

It’s all come down to this! As their lives are literally tumbling down around them, the Titans must contend with the betrayal of their most troubled student—who has just unmasked themselves as Red X—plus a familiar face from deep in their darkest days, determined to exact an unholy vengeance upon Nightwing. In the end, after the epic collision of past, present, and future, who and what of Teen Titans Academy will still be standing?

THE FLASH #779
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and MATT RYAN
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
Black history month variant cover by ALEXIS FRANKLIN
$3.99 US | 32 pages | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/15/22

Unexpected heroes arrive to help the Flash in his final confrontation with Eclipso. Can Wally West move fast enough to save the universe? Find out in part three of “the Eclipso War!”

THE JOKER #12
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 GERARDO ZAFFINO and JONBOY MEYERS
1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE
$5.99 US | 40 pages
ON SALE 2/8/22

There are dark, sinister secrets in the world, and then there are the secrets held by the infamous Sampson family on their compound down in Texas! Jim Gordon is about to enter a hell he never imagined to save…The Joker?

Punchline Backup: The Trial of Punchline grows volatile as the Royal Flush Gang makes their biggest and most wicked move in Gotham Ever. Punchline’s endgame is here!

THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! #1
Written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Variant by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/22/22

Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family…kinda hard to do when you’re all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she’s been left powerless.

Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Will she embrace the power? Or will it die alongside this world’s hope of survival against the mysterious magical forces waiting to take control?
Find out in Mary’s first solo miniseries, brought to you by up-and-coming comics writer Josie Campbell (Future State: Green Lantern) and fan-favorite Shazam! artist Evan “Doc” Shaner (Strange Adventures, Convergence: Shazam!)!

TITANS UNITED #6
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 | 6 of 7 | $4.99 US Variant (Card Stock)
ON SALE 2/8/22

Blackfire victorious! Earth has fallen to the queen of the Tamaraneans, with the Titans completely at her mercy…all except one. It’s a family reunion like no other as Starfire faces her sister with a surprising ally in tow. And all the time Black Zero wrestles with his new identity…Is he ready to leave being Superboy behind?

WORLD OF KRYPTON #3
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | $4.99 US Variant (Card stock)
ON SALE 2/1/22

As evidence of Krypton’s environmental precarity mounts, the ruling council fights even harder to hide behind the myth of utopia. But a refusal to confront the problem is truly a refusal to attempt a solution! Zod is determined to force their hands and turns to his old friend Jor-El for backup, but their methods may be too dissimilar.

What caught your eye with DC’s love month offerings?

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