Batman in April 2010

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BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM — MADNESS HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 23 • 112 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by SAM KIETH • Art and cover by SAM KIETH

An original Batman graphic novel set in Arkham Asylum from Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX!
It is the most feared house in all of Gotham City. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place The Dark Knight’s most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Writer/artist Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX and artist of the acclaimed miniseries LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL, invites you to spend 24 hours in Arkham Asylum – the most unsettling house in the DC Universe.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #11
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by ANDY CLARKE & SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
“Batman vs. Robin” part 2 of 3! The Dynamic Duo fight it out in the ultimate duel to the finish. Meanwhile, Robin’s mother, Talia al Ghul, sends an old adversary of Dick Grayson’s to complete the job that her son may not be able to stomach!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #6
On sale APRIL 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Art by WALTER FLANAGAN
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
1:25 Variant cover by GENE HA

Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan’s Batman tale comes to its startling end! Thanks to Silver St. Cloud, Bruce is trying to learn how to trust people. But Batman is an integral part of who he is, so how can he really trust anyone? Batman even has a run-in with Catwoman because of his relationship with Silver. And when he decides to put all of his trust into someone, will he be rewarded…or punished?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

BATMAN #698
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY DANIEL
Art by GUILLEM MARCH
Cover by TONY DANIEL

Only two months until BATMAN #700! As the landmark issue nears, Dick Grayson’s life as The Dark Knight heats up in a big way. With Black Mask out of the way for good, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void – with no regard for the safety of Gotham City’s citizens! And what’s going on with the Riddler?

DETECTIVE COMICS #864
On sale APRIL 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by DAVID HINE
Co-feature written by GREG RUCKA
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Co-feature art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG

The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over DETECTIVE COMICS in “Beneath the Mask” Part 1 of 2! It’s Black Mask verses Jeremiah Arkham for control of the asylum. But what of the enigmatic Three Beauties, and how does Batman fit into the mad plan? Everything that was set up and teased in BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM and ARKHAM REBORN is at last revealed, but the answers to the mysteries just might drive everyone – including Batman – mad!
Then, in the co-feature, the spotlight is shone on Renee’s personal life. But just who knows about her secret identity, and what will they do with that information? That is the question…

BATGIRL #9
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by LEE GARBETT & TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

The conclusion to “Batgirl Rising” begins here with part one of the four-part “Flood” storyline! A string of bizarre, technology-based “suicides” gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they’re the real targets of a nefarious madman Hell-bent on revenge…

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #11
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Co-feature written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS
Co-feature art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Batman, Robin and Abuse join forces to combat the frightening strength of Victor Zsasz’s army! Can Batman and his allies save Gotham City’s kidnapped children? And what happens when Abuse spirals out of control?
Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, the odds are stacked against Kate as she goes up against a new adversary in the courtroom. Her increased frustration with the proceedings gets taken out on every thug in Gotham – but is Manhunter making too many enemies for her own good?

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

As Gotham City swirls in a maelstrom of evil and villainy, three of the most unlikely candidates – Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn – step forward to bring some light to the situation. But will their efforts enough to stem the tide of madness and mayhem?

OUTSIDERS #29
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by DON KRAMER & MICHAEL BABINSKI
Cover by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION

When Looker returns, her bloodlust is strong – and so is the vampire-hunter hoping to drive a stake in her heart. Her only hope for survival is The Outsiders, who are still stranded in Markovia and struggling to determine whose side they’re really on…

RED ROBIN #11
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY

“Collision” races to its conclusion as Ra’s al Ghul’s endgame for Red Robin begins. The Men of Death are on the move in Gotham City, and Red Robin, Batgirl and Prudence set out to stop them from killing everyone Bruce Wayne ever cared about. But before he can take on Ra’s, Red Robin has to get past Gotham City’s own protectors…

AZRAEL #7
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

His sanity starting to crack, Azrael tracks down Hide ‘n’ Seek, a pair of kidnappers whose actions bring back some very painful, fractured memories for Michael Lane. Can a psychiatrist assigned by the GCPD help Lane keep it together before Azrael goes berserk?

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #43
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by SAM KIETH • Art and cover by SAM KIETH

The “Ghosts” storyline comes to a thrilling close! Batman and Callie continue battling their internal ghosts and the external foe who is preying on them. But when they realize they can’t even trust the police, what can they do? Can Batman survive another loss?

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#1 Edited by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio

"   And what’s going on with the Riddler?" 
 
At a guess, not being as cool as he was in Dini's Detective run. 
 
No Batwoman? Looks like I'll be dropping Detective then.

#2 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chane: 
>>No Batwoman? Looks like I'll be dropping Detective then.
 
agree
#3 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio
@timrothsays:
@Chane:
Batwoman will be in her own series later this year. That third arc Greg Rucka and JH Willaims were working on for Detective will be the first arc for the new series.  
 
Has anyone read David Hine's Arkham stories?
#4 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio
@johnny spam: 
>>her own series
"Batwoman"?
 
>>Has anyone read David Hine's Arkham stories? 
Reborn? I have
#5 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
  • I shall only be getting one Bat-title, Batman and Robin #11, this month, then. Shame. 
  • Batwoman is getting her own Ruck/Williams solo, I believe.
  • Tony Daniel's run is just so average and utterly forgettable. 
#6 Posted by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio
@johnny spam: is there a date or just a vague "later" at this stage.  I wonder if I should fill that slot in my pull list with a mini until it comes back. 
#7 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio
@timrothsays:
He said she was going into a new series on http://wordballoon.com/    I believe. Also were the David Hine stories good?
#8 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine said:

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  • I shall only be getting one Bat-title, Batman and Robin #11, this month, then. Shame.
"
what about red robin?  
suddenly the series became MUCH better
#9 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
@timrothsays said:
" @John Valentine said:

"

  • I shall only be getting one Bat-title, Batman and Robin #11, this month, then. Shame.
"
what about red robin?   suddenly the series became MUCH better "
I don't care about Tim Drake. 
#10 Posted by RedRyan (123 posts) - - Show Bio
@johnny spam:
The David Hine one shot during Battle for the Cowl and Arkham Reborn were both excellent he is an amazingly talented writer.He had a brief run on Brave and the Bold as well which is worth checking out.I can give you a few spoilers if you like but I'd advise just buying them,you won't be disappointed!
#11 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chane:
Like I said http://wordballoon.com/  is where he said it since it's not in the April solicitations maybe it's coming in the summer. Also JH Williams probably left so he can do the rest of the art. If it's a new series and he's part of it then he most likely will have to finish his work ahead of schedule.   
#12 Posted by timrothsays (653 posts) - - Show Bio
@johnny spam said:

" @timrothsays:
Also were the David Hine stories good? "

I really enjoyed the first issue and the last pages of #3. Basically, it's a good mini with a good story
#13 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

No Birds of Prey love?

#14 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio

i wants them all!
#15 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio
@EisforExtinction:
I don't think it's coming out that month.
#16 Posted by Chane (539 posts) - - Show Bio
@EisforExtinction:  
Not that month, it's not on DC's full april solicits. 
Neither is Justice League: Generation lost, so that'll be May along with brightest day 1 & 2.
#17 Posted by danhimself (22538 posts) - - Show Bio

that Batgirl cover is sick

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#18 Posted by The Crimson Nutcase (813 posts) - - Show Bio

Loving that B&R #11 cover and the RR #11 cover (im a lil behind in that series now, it got boring...)

#19 Posted by Benzo (621 posts) - - Show Bio

i'll start picking batman up when it turns to issue 700#.... 
not sure whether to keep picking up red robin or batman and robin??? and by the time bruce wayne comes back....those titles will probably be cancelled :(  
also not sure whether to pick up bat girl or gotham city sirens .... 
and i heard azrael is a horrible title so i wont be picking that up.....

#20 Posted by burr787 (2504 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so glad that Batwoman is out of Tec. Everything else looks great too.
 
@Benzo:
If you like lighthearted, funny books then I would give Batgirl a shot. Sirens is also pretty good, it has a great mix of funny and serious. Azreal is just okay, I'm hoping that it will get better.

#21 Posted by War Killer (20191 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
"that Batgirl cover is sick "
I agree, I love that cover!
#22 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaaaah! When did Looker become a vampire!?! I dig the painting of Batgirl. Not the biggest fan of Stephanie, yet, but that is a pretty painting. No Batwoman? Hasta La Vista, Detective Comics!

#23 Posted by RedRyan (123 posts) - - Show Bio
@Illyana Rasputin:
Looker became a vampire at the start of The Outsiders series Mike Barr did in 93.Always hated that move,hope they find some way to make her human again and get her back on the team.
#24 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedRyan said:
" @Illyana Rasputin: Looker became a vampire at the start of The Outsiders series Mike Barr did in 93.Always hated that move,hope they find some way to make her human again and get her back on the team. "
That was a DUMB move. Thanks for the information.
#25 Posted by SUPER-MAN 23 (2052 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman will be making it to his 700# cool

#26 Posted by #1ElderScrollsFan (1991 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" that Batgirl cover is sick "
#27 Posted by emif (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess all the awesome is showing up in April.

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