DC Comics Solicits: Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, Beyond DC Comics- August 2013

Interested in knowing what DC has coming your way in August Comics wise, from the Batman, Green Lantern, Superman and Beyond DC Comics lines? Look No Further.

Batman Group Solicits

Batman August Solicits

Batman Group Solicits: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/05/13/batman-group-solicits-august-2013#2.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1

Written by CHRIS BURNHAM, JOE KEATINGE, DAN DIDIO and others

Art by CHRIS BURNHAM, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, JASON MASTERS and others

Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale AUGUST 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

An all-star special featuring the various members of Batman Incorporated—Man-of-Bats, Red Raven, El Gaucho, Dark Ranger, Knight, Batman himself and more! In the wake of their epic struggle with Talia al Ghul, the Heretic and Leviathan see what’s next for the members of Batman’s army. Featuring stories written and drawn by a collection of industry greats! Plus: Bat-Cow makes her solo debut in a tale by writer Dan DiDio and artist Ethan Van Sciver!

BATMAN #23

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI

Backup story art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:25 Variant cover by GARY FRANK

1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale AUGUST 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Witness the moment Bruce Wayne becomes Batman as “Zero Year” makes history! And in the backup story, a young Bruce Wayne fights for his life in a death match in Russia!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

TALON #11

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The clash between Talon and Bane’s forces comes to an epic finale on Santa Prisca as Casey Washington desperately seeks Batman to help him eliminate the Court of Owls once and for all.

DETECTIVE COMICS #23

Written by JOHN LAYMAN

Art and cover by JASON FABOK

Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE

1:25 B&W Variant cover by JASON FABOK

On sale AUGUST 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Alfred is forced to confront the Anti-Batman known as the Wrath! Taking care of Batman all these years has left Alfred with more than a few tricks up his sleeve, but will they be enough?

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art and cover by ALEX MALEEV

1:25 B&W Variant cover by ALEX MALEEV

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. But hope surfaces when the Mad Hatter emerges as an unlikely ally.

BATMAN AND NIGHTWING #23

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Could Batman have saved Damian’s life after all? Guest starring Nightwing!

BIRDS OF PREY #23

Written by CHRISTY MARX

Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by RICKEN

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Birds are locked in combat with Basilisk when Black Canary learns a devastating truth!

BATGIRL #23

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by ALEX GARNER

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The new “Batgirl: Wanted” epic begins here, as Commissioner Gordon must track down his son’s murderer—who happens to be his daughter! But has Barbara already given up the Bat?

BATWOMAN #23

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

Art by TREVOR McCARTHY

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Batwoman must confront the chaos and destruction that she helped unleash in Gotham City as part of the DEO’s scheme to destroy Batman!

CATWOMAN #23

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA

Cover by TERRY DODSON

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Beneath Gotham City, Catwoman fights for her life! Plus, this issue will make you ask the question “Who is The Joker’s Daughter?”

BATWING #23

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Luke Fox’s personal life is already in turmoil, but as Batwing he must confront a dangerous new threat in the form of assassin for hire Lady Vic as she makes her first appearance in The New 52!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art by JULIUS GOPEZ

Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Roy Harper lives up to the name Arsenal as he wages a one-man attack on the secret city of the League of Assassins to save Jason Todd!

NIGHTWING #23

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A city under siege as the Prankster’s attacks take over Chicago! Can Nightwing find the madman before he kills again? And just what is the Prankster’s endgame? Plus, don’t miss Tony Zullo’s shocking decision.

Superman Group Solicits

Superman August Solicits

Superman Group Solicits: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/05/13/superman-group-solicits-august-2013#2.

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Backup story art by DUSTIN NGUYEN

1:300 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Superman’s found out the secret the U.S. Army tried desperately to keep from him—or more specifically, that secret’s found him! But with hijacked drone aircraft tearing Tokyo apart, there’s not much time for mystery…and with Lois Lane on the case as well, what’s in the darkness will come to the light!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

ACTION COMICS #23

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Backup story written by FRANK HANNAH

Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Backup story art by PHILIP TAN and JONATHAN GLAPION

1:25 B&W Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

On sale AUGUST 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Superman battles the constructs of an immense alien civilization that has built a feudal system based on pure evil! Plus, in the backup story, Jor-El and Lara try to save the Science Council from the colonel who seeks to make all of Krypton kneel before him!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #23

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The “Psi-War” epic begins! Psi-War erupts as Hector Hammond tries to take control of H.I.V.E. from its queen, but there are other forces in play as well, as a new Psycho Pirate emerges, and Superman is caught in the middle, unable to protect those closest to him.

SUPERGIRL #23

Written by MICHAEL ALAN NELSON

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Supergirl struggles to survive against one of the most dangerous villains in the entire universe – Cyborg Superman! But what could superman’s robotic doppleganger want with Supergirl? The answer will blow your mind—and set the stage for a massive story this fall!

SUPERBOY #23

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“Psi-War” continues! Superboy’s ultimate nemesis is revealed as the secret head of H.I.V.E. steps forward! Bonds will be broken and the game will change in this important issue, as a major threat to the DC Universe debuts!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #3

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by JAE LEE

1:25 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON

1:100 B&W Variant by JAE LEE

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

It’s a showdown that could shatter two worlds when Batman and Superman battle the Superman and Batman of Earth 2!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

Green Lantern Group Solicits 

Green Lantern August Solicits

Green Lantern Group Solicits: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/05/13/green-lantern-group-solicits-august-2013#5.

GREEN LANTERN #23

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by BILLY TAN and RICHARD FRIEND

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Hal struggles with his new role as leader of the Green Lantern Corps while he tries to solve the mystery of why the universe is atrophying! And an escaped prisoner has gotten hold of a power that makes her nearly unstoppable! The stage is set for the ultimate test against Relic!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

John Stewart is the new training officer for the Green Lantern Corps, but he’ll have to put his new job on hold when the Durlans attack! Meanwhile, Fatality’s on a mission of her own—one that could make John’s life even more difficult! And what is going wrong with the Corps’ rings?

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #23

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSY

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Relic deals a game-changing blow to the Corps as the final pieces are put in place for the ultimate battle to save the universe! Do not miss this issue!

RED LANTERNS #23

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by ALESSANDRO VITTI

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Guy Gardner is embedded deep within the Red Lantern Corps—but did he just lose his only way out? And what does Atrocitus intend to do with the terrible power of the embodiment of rage known as the Butcher?

LARFLEEZE #3

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

1:25 Variant cover by RAGS MORALES

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Larfleeze and Stargrave find an unlikely ally when the Wanderer comes calling!

Beyond DC Comics – The New 52 Group Solicits

Beyond DC Comics Solicits August 2013

Beyond DC Comics – The New 52 Group Solicits: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/05/13/beyond-dc-comics-the-new-52-group-solicits-august-2013.

DC UNIVERSE VS. THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by DEXTER SOY

Covers by ED BENES

On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

After narrowly escaping his last battle with He-Man, Skeletor has fled to the most unexpected realm to recover: EARTH! Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth’s core magic. Forging an unlikely hunting party, He-Man and company go in search of Skeletor. Finding themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must find a way to stop Skeletor and his mysterious new master!

This debut issue features two covers by Ed Benes, both available for ordering: one featuring the heroes of the DC Universe, and the other featuring The Masters of the Universe!

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4

Written by DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING, TOM DeFALCO and ROB WILLIAMS

Art by WES CRAIG, PETE WOODS and CHRIS WESTON

Cover by BRUCE TIMM

On sale AUGUST 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Join comics’ finest talents as they celebrate The Man of Steel himself: Superman! This issue features The Last Son of Krypton in timeless tales of truth and justice, featuring appearances by Lex Luthor and Brainiac! Plus: A meteor that’s headed straight for Earth!

BATMAN ‘66 #2

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art by RUBEN PROCOPIO and DEAN HASPIEL

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

1:25 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER

On sale AUGUST 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

From the sands of time and halls of higher learning comes one of Batman’s deadliest foes: King Tut! Tut returns to assert his royal status and challenge the Dynamic Duo with his most far-reaching plan yet to rule the modern Thebes, Gotham City! Also in this issue, doors smash in and jaws crack from the fists of the newest tough in town: introducing the 1966 incarnation of that reptilian rogue Killer Croc! How can Batman battle this brawny brute?

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #17

Written by KAREN TRAVISS

Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE

Cover by CHRIS MITTEN

1:10 DC Collectibles Photo Variant Cover

On sale AUGUST 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

With a new curfew in effect, arrests for civil disobedience are taxing the prison system and the GCPD. With street crime still on the rise, Batman is coming up cold in his attempts to find Gotham City’s latest bizarre killer, but finds his hands full with petty thugs and corrupt officials.

AME-COMI GIRLS #6

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO FRANCISCO, HORACIO DOMINGUES and RUBEN GONZALEZ

Cover by JONBOY MEYERS

On sale AUGUST 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

“Earth In Crisis” heralds the beginning of the end of the world as the girls are whisked away to the planet Rann. There they are greeted by Adam Strange and Hawkgirl and told of the imminent threat of the evil Sinestra. It’s not just Rann in danger, but the universe itself!

ARROW #10

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by MIKE GRELL, XERMANICO and SERGIO SANDOVAL

Photo cover

On sale AUGUST 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

A deadly virus tearing through Starling City leaves the Arrow frantically searching for Patient Zero! Plus, a powerful flashback reveals Diggle’s search for his brother’s killer—and don’t miss Shado’s comics debut, as drawn by her creator, Mike Grell!

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #8

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, MIKE S. MILLER and TOM DERENICK

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

On sale AUGUST 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

From the ashes of Metropolis comes Superman and the JLA’s newest ally: Lex Luthor! Against all odds, he’s not only survived but now embraces Superman’s goals. Of course, Lex has his own ideas for how to create a better world. The Man of Steel trusts him, but can the rest of his allies be so sure?

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #16

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by JORGE JIMENEZ

Cover by CAT STAGGS

On sale AUGUST 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

“Olympus,” part 1! Twenty years ago, a young boy washed up on a mysterious island and met a princess. Now, that princess has come to look for the mother who disappeared when she took the boy back. But if Smallville is prepared for strange beings, Washington, DC, certainly is not!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Art by OMAR FRANCIA

Cover by GREG LUZNIAK

On sale AUGUST 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

“What Happened Was…” When Calendar Man and Batman battle during a Gotham Knights game, things go very, very wrong. But with everyone in the crowd giving a different eyewitness account, will the GCPD even be able to figure out what happened?

BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1

Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Art by THONY SILAS and IBAN COELLO

Cover by SEAN MURPHY

1:25 Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale AUGUST 21 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

The new series begins here with all-new creative teams and all-new adventure!

Now a freshman at Gotham University, Terry McGinnis’s role as Batman threatens his education and his life as a teenager. And when the Mayor is murdered, Terry’s life is thrown into even greater turmoil! Meanwhile, the Justice League must stop Superman when his powers rage out of control!

LOONEY TUNES #214

Written by SCOTT GROSS

Art and cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Much has been made of the famed magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, but less is known of his diminutive waterfowl understudy, The Great Houducky. This is his story. It’s also a Daffy tale of derring-do, escape and adventure!

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #36

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art and cover by FABIO LAGUNA

On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Terry the Terror is terrorizing the pit crew at the big races! Will Scooby and the gang figure out what this monstrous apparition wants…or will their day at the races end in disaster?

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #5

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and DUSTIN NGUYEN

Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

April showers bring…Mr. Freeze? When Victor is granted his freedom from Arkham Asylum, he is welcomed back into Gotham City. But that will quickly turn into a cold reception if Batman can’t stop his latest scheme. And then, it’s Cinco de Madness as Damian and friends take their battle to the seedy underworld of street racing, cage wrestling and back alley taco-eating competitions! Will Batman arrive before the horchata overflows on our Gotham City boys and girls?

MAD #523

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale AUGUST 28 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Feeling the heat this summer? Why not cool down with a brisk, refreshing MAD?

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by ED BENES

On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Despara’s origin revealed! Plus, Hordak tells a shocking story that will change her world forever!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: PEARL OF PANDARIA TP

Written by MICKY NEILSON

Art and cover by SEAN “CHEEKS” GALLOWAY

On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 128 pg, FC, 10.875” x 7.0625”, $16.99 US

In this original graphic novel published in a landscape format, meet the Pandaren, one of the most beloved (and mysterious) races in World of Warcraft! The tale introduces Li Li Stormstout, a precocious young student who lives atop a giant turtle called Shen-zin Su. Like the rest of the wandering island’s pandaren, Li Li comes from a line of adventurers who left their homeland long ago to explore the world…and she wants nothing more than to chase that dream. But when Li Li runs away to find her famous uncle Chen, how will she survive Azeroth’s perils?

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