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Batman Family October Solicits and Covers

Find out who Bruce Wayne's new love interest may be (hint: It's not Catwoman).

This morning you saw our exclusive first look at Batman and Robin #2 coming in October. Not DC has shared the rest of the Batman Family solicits on their blog, The Source. We've been seeing the same images for all the #1s and finally it's time to see what's happening after that.

Batman #2

Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by JIM LEE
1:200 B&W variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Bruce Wayne is back in the cowl, hunting a new and deadly killer in Gotham City – a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne! But who is this mysterious killer in an owl skull mask? And is he the key to unlocking one of Gotham’s oldest and most terrifying secrets? Be there for their first brutal encounter!
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Batwing #2

Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
He is called Massacre, and he brings death. What does the soldier in service of Batman Incorporated do when he’s met his match? When he’s been brought so low and been wounded so badly? What does he do when lost Super Heroes begin turning up as victims? Batwing fights back!

Detective Comics #2

Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batman sets his sights on the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings – while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.

Batman: The Dark Knight #2

Written by DAVID FINCH and PAUL JENKINS
Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND with JAY FABOK
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Something sinister surges through Arkham Asylum, and Batman finds himself bombarded by his greatest foes in this second sensational issue from superstar creator David Finch!
Bigger, meaner, and more powerful than ever before, the inmates of Arkham Asylum run rampant as the entire Bat Family struggles to keep the walls from falling down, unleashing Gotham City’s worst criminals on the unsuspecting population. And you won’t believe the jaw-dropping final page! Just keep repeating, “It’s only a comic book. It’s only a comic book…”

Batman and Robin #2

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Batman’s fears about Robin’s tendency to dish out more pain than necessary are growing! And who is the man named NoBody, visiting Gotham City to say hello to his old friend Bruce Wayne and find out where he went wrong in his battle against crime.

Batgirl #2

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The nightmare-inducing brute known as Mirror is destroying the lives of Gotham City citizens seemingly at random, and an explosive confrontation between Batgirl and Mirror leads Babs to question wearing the cape and cowl at all!
The riveting adventures of Batgirl continue in stunning fashion, with script by fan-favorite Gail Simone and stellar art by superstar Ardian Syaf!

Batwoman #2

Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
Horror! A terrifying new villain stalks the innocent children of Gotham City! Intrigue! A threatening government agency is hot on Batwoman’s trail. Romance! Kate Kane’s new relationship is heating up!
Can Batwoman stop the new evil rising from the damp back alleys of Gotham’s barrios? And overcome the many challenges she faces as both Batwoman and Kate Kane? 2011’s most anticipated new series intensifies in this exciting second issue!

Nightwing #2

Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and JP MAYER
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
When a mysterious assassin targets Dick Grayson, Nightwing must work fast to uncover the killer’s plot before he strikes again. But as Haley’s Circus continues to perform in Gotham City, Dick finds himself torn between two lives: His old one as a circus performer and his new one as a Super Hero. And they may be more connected than he ever realized!

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT and BLOND
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Red Hood is already globe-trotting in an effort to find the ancient assassins behind the slaughter of those who taught him some of his darkest skills… and if Roy and Kori are going to be of any help, well, they’ll just have to tag along – whether Jason wants them to or not!

Birds of Prey #2

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An explosion in a secure Gotham City airport terminal hurls Black Canary and Starling headlong into a nightmare involving stolen pharmaceuticals, terrorists for hire and killers in stealth suits who can appear – and disappear – at will. When Canary calls in backup, Starling’s not so sure a vengeful samurai who talks to her dead husband in a sword is the best choice.

Catwoman #2

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Posted by longbowhunter

Man that hulked out Two-Face looks ridiculous!

Posted by jointron33

YES!!!! STARFIRE'S STILL SKIMPY!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

knew it was katana. and starfire just looks.....yum
Posted by NightFang
@longbowhunter said:

Man that hulked out Two-Face looks ridiculous!

He most be on Venom.
Posted by nomadicxnightmare

Most of the covers look good. I guess the Catwoman cover tossed that rumor of her and Bruce no longer being romantically involved out the window. 
 
So when did Two-Face start pumping up with Venom? =P

Posted by KRYPTON

This is freaking amazing. Bruce Wayne's new Batman Suit looks awesome. I'm excited for this now, more than ever!

Posted by Jordanstine
Roy's trucker hat really looks ridiculous.
 
It's like Wonder Woman with the jacket all over again.
 
/end gripe
Posted by TheMess1428
@nomadicxnightmare said:
Most of the covers look good. I guess the Catwoman cover tossed that rumor of her and Bruce no longer being romantically involved out the window.
I think that's supposed to represent Catwoman's imagination.
Posted by djotaku
@nomadicxnightmare said:
Most of the covers look good. I guess the Catwoman cover tossed that rumor of her and Bruce no longer being romantically involved out the window.  So when did Two-Face start pumping up with Venom? =P
1) there's conspicuously no description to go along with that cover
2) DC covers [almost] ALWAYS lie.  Batman probably isn't even in the book at all.  (And he's getting w/ some reporter in DC#2.  You sayin' he's a player?)
Posted by papad1992

I love these covers... one note though.... Black Canary's costume is just not working for me!!
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

There seems to be some great stuff in store for the Bat Family in October

Posted by GraveSp
@Jordanstine said:
Roy's trucker hat really looks ridiculous.
   
 
Agreed
Posted by ImperiousRix

Still not sold on a lot of these re-designs by Jim Lee. 
Most of those doubts are centered at Red Hood and the Outlaws.  What a consistently terribly dressed team.  Roy's hat is stupid and just when I thought Starfire's costume couldn't be any more blatantly fan-service-y, there's this new suit.

Posted by The Poet

interesting...
 
on a side note: where is Batman beyond?!?!

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Posted by DomDom

Yeahhh!  Nightwing baby!!! =)
Posted by TheMess1428

I just barely noticed that Roy has his arm back. I was serious when I said that the Teen Titans' history is the most screwed up in all of this.

Posted by Samimista

All these look good I'm starting to feel comfortable with this reboot now.

Posted by difficlus
@The Poet said:
interesting...  on a side note: where is Batman beyond?!?!
gone... 
 
whats up with starfire...gosh!
Posted by Duo_forbidden

Really going to give the Birds of Prey a try. But along with Huntress miniseries, I'm looking forward to Catwoman, Nightwing, Batwoman, Batgirl, and Batman.

Posted by movieartman
@difficlus
IT WILL RETURN  
Posted by blur1528

Batman and Robin's Batmobile looks like a pig

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

The Catwoman #2 cover looks awesome! Aww.

Posted by movieartman

ok here is the thing about starfire her previous outfit really ripped of vampirella so im glad they gave her somthing new   
see what i mean? 
 
 
 

and kept her without pants dew to well with wonder woman having pants if kory started wearing pants its give us all the impression that dc is full of a bunch of bloody prudes 
and its apart of korys character to be okay with nudity and sexuality so really yall cant use this as an excuse to be all this is sexualy exploitive 
Posted by danhimself

covers all look great....the only thing that bothers me is the new Batmobile and the perspective that they used...it looks like it's modeled after a pig head

Edited by movieartman

curious what form the gotham ripper in detective comics will take  
the classic?
 
 the newer version? 
 

or somthing new whats yall thank

Posted by azza04

I love the last picture, Batman <3 Catwoman. =D

Posted by ReverseNegative

Red Hood FTW! 
Also, Nightwing is good, too.

Edited by DMC

Jeez...Who would've' thought they would make Starfire's costume even more skimpy.  She might as well dress like Deja Thoris. 
Don't get me wrong I'm glad they didn't cover her up but I don't think three-quarters-nude was the way to go either. 
 
 

at least this left a something to the imagination...by comparison

Posted by sj_esposito

This seems to be getting worse. I'm much less excited today than I was a month ago when they first announced this whole thing -- which sucks, because it could have been done well. Ugh.

Posted by nomadicxnightmare
@djotaku
@TheMess1428 
 
This was the description off The Source (link at top of the article) for Catwoman #2:  
 
CATWOMAN #2
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
She’s a thief who lives to steal just for the thrill of breaking the law. He’s The Dark Knight, obsessively driven to battle evil with every ounce of his strength. They should keep each other at arm’s length, but…they just can’t seem to help themselves! Don’t miss this issue – things are gonna get messy! 
 
I think it's a safe bet there'll be a little something going on between them. And yeah, Bruce totally IS a player =P
Posted by elayem98
hulked out 2 face looks kinda stupid and
 Batman and Robin's Batmobile looks like a pig  
but detective comics #2's cover is awesome 
everything looks pretty good too.
Posted by darkrider

nice covers and starfire wow  just wow

Posted by movieartman

One thing people need to keep in mind is that Starfire's power is solar generated. She absorbs the sun's rays and it allows her to fly - but it also helps create her starbolt blasts. It only makes sense that she would expose as much skin as possible to recharge.  
and i think there is some kind of suction on the breast peices that keeps them firmly stuck to the boob and the pressure from the suction keeps the boobs pressed where they are and so they dont start to hang or be thrown about too much  
and with it being an alien tech made outfit its a perfectly logical idea
Posted by darkrider

huntrees will get a mini series in october

Posted by Texaswatermelon

@darkrider: I am very interested in hearing more about that.

Posted by darkrider
@texaswatermelon said:

@darkrider: I am very interested in hearing more about that.

go to the dc The Source
Posted by MatKrenz

Wow, I had no idea that Dick will be facing off against Daken. It seems that Marvel and DC are going to do more crossovers with each other now. Sweet !
Posted by Roldan
@Jordanstine said:
Roy's trucker hat really looks ridiculous.
 
It's like Wonder Woman with the jacket all over again.  /end gripe
Yes, because Roy's defiantly from a cult of warriors that have never heard of trucker hats. I'd take the trucker hat over them erasing Cry for Justice any day. Which i'm guessing because of his arm being back.
Posted by BlackPookie

in detective comics bruce has a relationship with Charlotte and in Catwoman theres a Batman kissing selina... 
what a mess this is... 
Posted by DMC
@movieartman said:
One thing people need to keep in mind is that Starfire's power is solar generated. She absorbs the sun's rays and it allows her to fly - but it also helps create her starbolt blasts. It only makes sense that she would expose as much skin as possible to recharge. 
uh huh, so does Superman but you don't see him wearing a mankini now do ya?
Posted by KDP2

Now I'm just excited for this reboot more than ever!

Posted by jubilator

BATWOMAN! 
holly her covers are beautiful, can't wait.
Posted by kingskeletor

These don't look bad.  I knew I'd pick up Batman, Batwoman, Batman and Robin, but the cover to Batwing looks good enough to buy on that basis.
 
Batman The Dark Knight probably has the stupidest looking cover.  I really hope that Two-Face doesnt get roid'd up.

Edited by doordoor123

Whatever. I like all of these cotumes.  
I think Black Canary looks MUCH better from any of her previous costumes. And im liking Katana's costume. I get it. Shes in all bacl because she is a widow. Her costume fits her story well.
IM fine with Roy looking like a midwest Bro. Hes a druggy. He should look the part. And Starfire is an alien, get over it.
Posted by whatisair

hmmmm, interestingggg!

Posted by maxicere

The only thing I love is the art of Batwoman cover

Posted by movieartman
@maxicere:  
 
 
 
most definalty its amazing and the interior art is just like it :)
Posted by movieartman
Posted by batman_is_god
@movieartman
Yeah that does look stupid.
Posted by Fantasgasmic

sigh, none of those write-ups  sound intriguing to me. 
  
Why is Crossbones in the Batwing book? 

That venomed up Two-Face looks horrible. Aside from the bulging veins, his head is normal sized, and thus appears tiny.
  
Nightwing's new costume still looks like Chris O'Donnell in Batman & Robin.

You DO NOT want fans thinking about THIS, Mike Marts!!!
 I wonder if they talked to the Arkham CIty designers. Their Robin seems to be based off Chris O'Donnell in Batman Forever

Roy's hat and tattoos look stupid. Kori's armor looks somehow worse than before. Not like her Borat-bathing suit thing looked like it could protect her, but her bra doesn't connect at all in the front. Clearly it's not being worn for protection or support. And shoulder-pads that connect to a collar but nothing else?! SERIOUSLY, WTF?! Worst of all, Jason. He sucks as a hero. He's better as a villain than an "anti-hero" and what the hell is up with the brown jacket with black everything else? Did they just not want him to look the same as his original Under the Hood getup? And the red Bat symbol on his chest; there is no f***ing way Bruce would let him go around with that on!
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