Batman: August 2021 DC Comic Solicitations

Check out these BATMAN related titles and so much more hitting stores AUGUST 2021 as the New Age of DC takes shape! Additionally, if the Caped Crusader isn’t your only interest, check out the SUPERMAN related comics coming this AUGUST 2021 right HERE as well as all other DC titles right HERE! To snag any of these comics, trades, or related volumes through Amazon, simply click on the name of the highlighted/underlined series below. Enjoy and God Bless!

Batman: Fear State: Alpha #1

story by JAMES TYNION IV
art by RICCARDO FEDERICI
cover by BEN OLIVER
ON SALE 8/31/21

4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

card stock variant cover by DYLAN TEAGUE

US $5.99 US

1:25 card stock variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

$5.99 US

Foil Team Retailer card stock variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA

$5.99 US

The event over a year in the making begins Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe! Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0 and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy, Batman might have more than he can handle!

I Am Batman #0

story by JOHN RIDLEY
art by TRAVEL FOREMAN
cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
ON SALE: 8/10/21

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
US $5.99 (card stock)

variant cover by DAVE WILKINS
US $5.99 (card stock)

1:25 variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
US $5.99 (card stock)

Future State gave readers a preview of things to come with Jace Fox as the new Batman…but his debut in the core line arrives with a bang! Picking up immediately from the events of The Next Batman: Second Son, Jace thrusts himself into action when the Magistrate’s crackdown on Alleytown begins, using armor he’s found in the abandoned Hibernaculum. The age of a new Dark Knight starts now!

BATMAN ’89 #1

Story by SAM HAMM
Pencils by JOE QUINONES
Inks by JOE QUINONES
Cover by JOE QUINONES
ON SALE 8/10/21

Price: US $3.99 | 32 pages | FC | DC

CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by JERRY ORDWAY Price: US $4.99

1:25 Design Variant by JOE QUINONES Price: US $4.99

TEAM VARIANT by KEN TAYLOR/TAURIN CLARKE Price: US $4.99

Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!

Batman Secret Files: Clownhunter #1

story by ED BRISSON

Art by ROSI KÄMPE

Cover by MICO SUAYAN

ON SALE : 8/17/21

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variant cover by KOFI OFOSU

US $5.99 (card stock)

1:25 card stock variant cover by MICO SUAYAN

US $5.99

Clownhunter’s brutal mission to hunt down all the clowns from The Joker War continues! The untrained but focused vigilante stalks a boss-level clown, but his luck might be running out as he walks into an ambush set by Punchline! In a horrific parallel to his days at Gotham Academy, Clownhunter finds himself overwhelmed and outgunned…just the type of odds he likes!

The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox #1

Story by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Pencils by JESUS MERINO, JOSHUA HIXON
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Price: US $4.99 pages: 40

FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/3/21 1 of 7

CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by RICCARDO FEDERICI
Price: US $6.99

CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by CHRISTOPHER MOONEYHAM
Price: US $6.99

CARD STOCK 1:25 Variant by JESUS MERINO
Price: US $6.99

It’s story time! The G.C.P.D. discover a mysterious corpse, a magical box, and a murderer’s row of the city’s most dangerous villains sitting in a jail cell. Now all they need to figure out is what exactly happened. Fortunately, one suspect is willing to talk. Unfortunately, it’s The Joker. Now, superstar writer Matthew Rosenberg, magnificent artist Jesús Merino, and a multitude of rising-star artists invite you to spend a night in the Gotham Central interrogation room for a dozen tales of murder, mayhem, and mystery as told by the Clown Prince of Crime himself. Can you solve this puzzle before the sun comes up?

Pennyworth #1

story by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
pencils by JUAN GEDEON
inks by JUAN GEDEON
cover by JORGE FORNES
Price: US $3.99 pages: 32

FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/10/21 1 of 7

CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by JUAN GEDEON

Price: US $4.99

Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent—this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Alfred and his partner receive intelligence that nuclear weapons are being manufactured near the Arctic Circle, they’re off to infiltrate the remote military base to learn more. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and the ramifications of this mission may be more far-reaching than anyone could have guessed, as our present-day butler gets dragged back into his past…

Batman/Superman 2021 Annual #1

story by: GENE LUEN YANG

art by: PAUL PELLETIER (Superman Side), FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Batman Side)

Connected Flip Covers by BRYAN HITCH

$5.99 US |48 PAGES |FC |DC

FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/31/21

Connected Flip Variant Covers by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Price: US $6.99 (Card Stock)

The epic epilogue to the Archive of Worlds saga! In his pursuit of perfection, the godlike Auteur.io sought to create and destroy worlds with the wave of a hand and a flair for the dramatic. But against all odds…the World of the Knight and the World of Tomorrow live on! The Batman of the noir-tinged streets of Gotham City finds himself stranded in the sunny, retro-futurist World of Tomorrow—and Superman discovers himself in the opposite predicament. With their home worlds in decay and only one chance to save them, the key to preserving their very existence is but the flip of a coin. Or the flip of this book!

This special flip book is two times the story, with one full comic on one side and one full comic on the other, meeting in the middle! Follow Superman’s journey on one side of this epic flip book annual, and turn the adventure over to crusade with the Batman and his trusty sidekick, Robin!

Harley Quinn 2021 Annual #1

story by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
ON SALE: 8/31/21

$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

Variant by DERRICK CHEW

price $6.99 US (Card Stock)

Kevin here! You know, Harley’s sidekick, and your favorite new character? I know Harley usually does these solicits, but she’s a little tied up at the moment. Like, literally. See, there’s a new villain in Gotham calling himself Keepsake, and you know how Gotham villains are: definite psychological issues. So Keepsake kidnapped Harley, while trying to convince her to be his partner and help take over the city. Now, I don’t mean to imply that Harley’s not capable all on her own, but this time she needs a little help. Which means I’m teaming up with Solomon Grundy so we can visit Gotham’s worst criminals and figure out where Harley might be. Plus, a major new Bat-villain!

Batman FCBD Special Edition

written by JOHN RIDLEY AND JAMES TYNION IV

Art by JORGE JIMENEZ AND TRAVEL FOREMAN

cover by MICO SUAYAN
on sale 8/14/21

US price $.25 Net (sold in bundles of 25 for $6.25) 32-pages

1:100 variant cover. 1:500 variant cover

The Batman creative team of James Tynion IV and Jorge Jimenez take their epic run to the next level. Gotham City is on the brink of a violent evolutionary path and the danger level to Batman and his allies reaches a fever pitch. The Magistrate now have full support from the mayor to handle high level law enforcement in Gotham and have branded the Dark Knight as Enemy #1. Plus, the Scarecrow has his own terrifying agenda as he takes this chaotic moment to launch his master plan. This is the first look at the epic FEAR STATE event that runs across the Batman titles beginning this Fall.

The new Dark Knight, Jace Fox has arrived in this sneak peek of the upcoming I AM BATMAN series written by Academy Award-winner John Ridley with stunning art by Travel Foreman. Fans will get a taste of this blockbuster storyline starring the next Dark Knight.

Batman #111

story by JAMES TYNION IV
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
backup art by RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
ON SALE 8/3/21

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by: GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

US $5.99 (card stock)

1:25 variant by: RICCARDO FEDERICI
$5.99 US (card stock)

Squad Movie Variant card stock cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
$5.99 US

Mayor Nakano announces a crackdown on masked vigilantes just as the Magistrate moves against the Unsanity Collective. Batman attempts to avert a bloodbath, while the Scarecrow makes his final move…”Fear State” is about to begin!

Backup: Ghost-Maker faces his most gruesome adversary yet…the horrific Razorline!

Batman: Reptilian #3

story by GARTH ENNIS

art by LIAM SHARP
cover by: LIAM SHARP

ON SALE 8/24/21

$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 3 (OF 6) | FC CARD STOCK COVERS DC BLACK LABEL | AGES 17+

variant cover by CULLY HAMNER

$4.99 US (card stock)

1:25 variant by MITCH GERADS
$4.99 US (Card Stock)

It got the Riddler. It got the Penguin. It got Deadshot, Hugo Strange, Two-Face, Tweedledee, and Tweedledum. It has left carnage in its wake as it moves through Gotham’s villainous underworld, and Batman finds himself vexed by one very important question: Just what on Earth is it? Now the Dark Knight’s search for clues has him tracking The Joker. But wouldn’t it be funny if the mysterious creature stalking Gotham got to the Clown Prince of Crime first?

Batman: The Adventures Continues Season Two #3

story by ALAN BURNETT AND PAUL DINI
pencils by TY TEMPLETON
inks by TY TEMPLETON
cover by STEPHANIE PEPPER
Price: US $3.99 pages: 32

FC|DC On Sale Date: 8/3/21

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CARD STOCK OPEN ORDER Variant by CHAN CHAU
Price: US $4.99

Batgirl sets off on the warpath after she learns Jimmy “The Jazzman” Peake is free and back out on the streets. She’ll do anything to capture him again especially after what Jazzman did to her father, even if it means disobeying Batman. But can she capture the criminal before he’s taken by another mysterious vigilante hitting the scene?

Batman: Urban Legends #6

story by CHIP ZDARSKY, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, MEGHAN FITZMARTIN, AND MATTHEW ROSENBERG

art by EDDY BARROWS, MARCUS TO, TREVOR HAIRSINE, BELÉN ORTEGA, AND CHRIS SPROUSE

cover by NICOLA SCOTT

ON SALE: 8/10/21 $7.99 US | 64 PAGES | FC | DC

Prestige Format

variants by: JAY ANACLETO AND EJIKURE

Red Hood: The epic “Cheer” story line reaches its conclusion, and Red Hood’s alliance with Batman will be forever changed. Will the former Dynamic Duo get the Cheerdrop drug off the streets for good? Or will they forever be at the mercy of the villain who created it? And will Red Hood find a new home for Tyler, the boy he’s sworn to protect?

Tim Drake: Tim Drake is in the den of the Chaos Monsters with the other kidnapped teenagers of Gotham City. In order to free himself and the other teens, Tim will have to embrace help from his friend Bernard and hear something about himself he never knew. A brand-new chapter of Tim Drake’s life starts here, and you won’t want to miss it!

Black Canary: Oracle locates some Batman weaponry, missing since The Joker War, and calls in her old friend Dinah Lance to help retrieve it! Fists will fly, the Canary will scream, and a stunning new mission begins. The ending will leave readers in shock and awe!

Zealot: The HALO Corporation sent their top field agent, code name Zealot, to hunt Maxwell Lord. But the villain has a guardian angel in the form of…Wonder Woman?! A throw down for the ages will ensue!

Batman/Catwoman #7

story by TOM KING

art by CLAY MANN

cover by CLAY MANN
ON SALE 8/17/21

$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

variant covers by TRAVIS CHAREST, JIM LEE & SCOTT WILLIAMS

DC Black Label

When Batman begins to doubt Catwoman’s allegiance, it leads to trouble on the streets of Gotham. Who does Selina support: Joker, Phantasm, or the Dark Knight? Well, he’ll soon find out that some questions are better left unasked. If he’s going to test her loyalty, she’s going to test his mettle. Thus, Bruce Wayne finds himself locked in a bank vault with the Gotham PD knocking on the door!

Batman/Superman #21

story by GENE LUEN YANG
pencils by IVAN REIS

inks by DANNY MIKI

cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI
ON SALE 8/24/21

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS

$4.99 US (card stock)

The dimension-shattering Archive of Worlds saga ends here—and reverberations from this titanic tale last long after the dust settles! As the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel work to halt the villainous Auteur.io’s plan here on Earth-0, the Batman and Superman of their respective archive worlds must team up with Alanna of Rann and El Diablo himself to save what’s left of their homes. Etrigan and his demon hordes rain Armageddon down on their pocket universes—and the fate of the World of Tomorrow and the World of the Knight hang in the balance!

Catwoman #34

story by RAM V
art by FERNANDO BLANCO

cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

On Sale Date: 8/17/21

variant cover by JENNY FRISON
Price US $4.99 (Card Stock)

Suicide Squad movie variant by STEVE LIEBER $4.99

The Magistrate comes to Gotham, and Alleytown stands as the last place in the city untouched by their totalitarian forces. But being the last bastion of freedom in a police state makes Selina’s kingdom most inviting for Gotham’s rogues! Surrounded on all sides by law enforcement gone bad, and facing a potential invasion by the city’s villains, Catwoman finds herself fearing that her quest to keep Alleytown safe could instead lead to its demise…but all is not lost, as Batman arrives in Alleytown, breaking his and Selina’s vow to give one another a one-year break.

Detective Comics #1041

Story by MARIKO TAMAKI

Art by DAN MORA
Backup Story by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Backup Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover by DAN MORA

ON SALE: 8/10/21

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by LEE BERMEJO

Price $5.99 US (Card Stock)

As Gotham’s Dark Knight of vengeance, Batman is seen by many (mostly criminals, let’s be honest) as judge and executioner of the city’s vilest villains. Well, it’s time for him to meet the Jury! In a last-ditch effort to avenge his daughter’s death, Mr. Worth has teamed with the Penguin’s criminal empire, the Party Crashers gang, and the Falcone crime family to form the kind of villain team-up that would leave a Boy Wonder sweating in his booties.

Backup: Countdown to Task Force Z: Part One! Deb Donovan is on the trail of some weird happenings in Gotham…missing bodies from the morgue…tales of shady criminal activity the likes of which Gotham has never seen…and the person trying to keep her quiet is…Batman?

Detective Comics #1042

story by MARIKO TAMAKI
art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC
backup Story by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
backup Art by DARICK ROBERTSON

cover by DAN MORA
ON SALE: 8/24/21

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by LEE BERMEJO

price $5.99 US (Card Stock) )

Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury’s “Vile” serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury’s plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possibly end well for Mr. Worth and his Jury? That giant plunge from a building might be the answer…

Backup: Countdown to Task Force Z: Part Two! When Red Hood shows up in your apartment, you know you’ve done something drastically wrong. Jason Todd teams up with Deb Donovan to uncover the mysterious disappearances in Gotham, and their search brings them to the missing body of Bane! Look alive because death seems to be knocking at the door…

Future State: Gotham #4

story by DENNIS CULVER

art by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA

cover by SIMONE DI MEO

ON SALE: 8/10/21

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by SIMONE DI MEO
price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

Suicide Squad movie variant by DIMA IVANOV

“Hunt the Batman” continues as Punchline prowls Gotham searching for the one thing she needs before leaving the city forever! The only person standing in her way is a revenge-fueled Harley Quinn! And just when things couldn’t get any worse, the brand-new hero Hunter Panic comes for them both!

Harley Quinn #6

story by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
art by LAURA BRAGA

cover by RILEY ROSSMO

ON SALE: 8/24/21

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by DERRICK CHEW

price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

Suicide Squad movie variant by RICCARDO FEDERICI $4.99 US

Yer pal Harley Quinn back again! Now, there might be a lot of new faces in Gotham, but it’s always nice to see an old friend. Okay, so Catwoman explicitly asked me not to call her my friend, but I know she secretly loves me under that tough, broody, leather-clad exterior. You’re not gonna wanna miss this one as we tangle with those boring Magistrate goons in Alleytown like a real dynamic duo! I smash a lot of stuff with my bat, and Selina does a bunch of flips and awesome things with her whip. She’s so cool.

Legends of the Dark Knight #4

story by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

art by MAX DUNBAR
cover by MAX DUNBAR

ON SALE: 8/17/21

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

Variant by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

1:25 variant by JORGE FORNÉS

Price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

At the turn of the 20th century, Gotham City’s most prominent businessmen were being murdered by a serial killer known only as the West End Wrath. Their cases were never solved. Over a hundred years later, Bruce Wayne comes into possession of a box of clues that will shine a light on who the West End Wrath was and what motivated the killings. But some people in Gotham want the secret of the murders to never come to light, including Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin! The Penguin leads an all-out assault on Wayne Manor while Batman steps back into Gotham history to try and solve this cold case in what promises to be a stellar stand-alone issue from the rising-star creative team of Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Infinite Frontier) and Max Dunbar (Batman: Urban Legends).

Nightwing #83

story by TOM TAYLOR
art and Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

On Sale Date 8/17/21

variant Cover by MAX DUNBAR
price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

It’s a fight for the soul of the city! Now that Dick Grayson has inherited more money than he could possibly need, he has an idea on how he can help the city with it—and it’s time for him to announce it to the world! But with Blüdhaven’s so beyond saving, what idea does he have that could possible save it? Meanwhile, an unexpected figure comes into play with a plan to buy the city (and all the power that goes with it) from Blockbuster. Things are about to get messy for new public figure Dick Grayson, but maybe he can enlist some help from his “friend” Nightwing!

Robin #5

Story by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by GLEB MELNIKOV
Cover by JORGE CORONA

ON SALE: 8/24/21

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | FC | DC

variant by Francis Manapul

Price $4.99 US (Card Stock)

Robin reunion! Nightwing, Red Hood, Tim Drake, and Spoiler guest-star as they track Damian down with a plan to bring the young hero back to Gotham. Back to his family. But the son of Batman plans to win the Lazarus Tournament and refuses to return. What starts as a happy reunion quickly turns into a Robin rumble!

Suicide Squad: Get Joker! #2

story by BRIAN AZZARELLO
art by ALEX MALEEV & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH

cover by ALEX MALEEV
ON SALE 9/7/21

$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | FC | DC

card stock variant cover by JORGE FORNES Black Label | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″

17+

After turning the tables on the Suicide Squad, The Joker gained control of the device that could detonate the bomb implanted in each of the team members’ heads. Now forced to do The Joker’s bidding, Red Hood, Harley, and the rest of Task Force X find themselves hunted by a newly formed Squad with a single mission: kill the previous Squad and take over hunting The Joker.

The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #5

story by IVAN COHEN

pencils by RANDY ELLIOTT
inks by RANDY ELLIOTT

cover by RANDY ELLIOTT
price: US $2.99 pages: 32 FC|DC

On Sale Date: 8/10/21

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When Bane kidnaps Ra’s al Ghul, only one detective can help the assassin’s daughter, Talia, track him down. But it’s not Batman or guest-star Huntress. It’s…Velma? Mystery Inc. joins the chase in a globe-spanning adventure!

The Joker #6

story by JAMES TYNION IV
art by GUILLEM MARCH

backup Story by JAMES TYNION IV AND SAM JOHNS

backup Art by SWEENEY BOO
cover by GUILLEM MARCH

ON SALE: 8/10/21

$5.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC | DC

variants by TONY HARRIS AND TERRY DODSON
1:25 variant by RICCARDO FEDERICI
Suicide Squad movie variant by JONBOY MEYERS

After barely surviving in the jungles of Belize, The Joker flees to Europe! Jim Gordon pursues the madman, but the seeds of doubt begin to sprout…if The Joker didn’t gas Arkham Asylum, who did? And what’s the next move for Vengeance, daughter of Bane?

Backup: Punchline’s takeover of Blackgate Penitentiary continues as her most insidious goal becomes clear: find a woman she used to call her friend in her college days and make her pay for her betrayal. On the outside, Harper Row tries to pull her brother, Cullen, back from the brink of Jokerized radicalization!

Dig into our other Comic Book Dispatch Reviews HERE. Or, if you’re curious as to what’s arriving in comic shops each week, check out our Previews right HERE. Furthermore, if you missed the July 2021 Solicits, click HERE. Or, if you missed the June 2021 Solicits, click HERE so we can get you all caught up! And, if you’re a MARVEL COMICS fan, click HERE for the AUGUST 2021 Solicits as well!

If you’re interested in DC Comics, check out the most recent DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL event by clicking HERE! Not only did this event reshape and connect all of DC Comics, but it ushered in a new FUTURE STATE. If you’re intrigued by DC’s FUTURE STATE, click HERE for issues and trades that began in January 2021. Additionally, watch the current DC Landscape take shape in this new Infinite Frontier by clicking HERE! And finally, if you’re looking for something else to read, check out my Amazon Online Comic Shop by clicking HERE. Thank you all for the read and continued support. Stay safe and stay healthy.

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