Batman: December 2022 DC Comic Solicitations

Check out these BATMAN related titles and so much more hitting stores November 2022 as the New Age of DC takes shape! Additionally, if the Caped Crusader isn’t your only interest, check out the rest of the December 2022 right HERE! And, 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/SPAWN #1

Written by TODD McFARLANE

Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant covers by TODD McFARLANE, GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, SEAN MURPHY, FRANCESCO MATTINA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL and JIM LEE

Blank sketch cover

Team variant cover by GREG CAPULLO and TODD McFARLANE

1:25 variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

1:50 variant cover by BRETT BOOTH

1:100 variant cover by JIM LEE

1:250 variant cover by TODD McFARLANE INKED

1:666 signed variant cover by TODD McFARLANE

1:666 signed variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

1:1000 signed variant cover by TODD McFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO

$6.99 US | 48 pages | Prestige | One-shot (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 12/13/22

Two dark heroes, cursed by tragedy, find their paths again crossing…but not by choice! What sinister foe is at work, pitting the Dark Knight against the Hellspawn? From the shadows of Gotham City to New York City, this epic event is the blockbuster you’ve been waiting almost two decades for!

BATMAN – ONE BAD DAY: CATWOMAN #1

Written by G. WILLOW WILSON

Art and cover by JAMIE McKELVIE

Variant cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, and ALEX SINCLAIR

1:25 variant cover by JESSICA FONG

1:50 variant cover by SERG ACUNA

1:100 variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

Premium variant cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and ARIF PRIANTO

$7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, is the greatest thief that Gotham City has ever seen. She’s effortlessly stolen countless items of immense value over the years and successfully evaded the GCPD and Batman. But when Catwoman finds out an item from her past is being sold for way more than it used to be worth, it sends Catwoman into a spiral, and she’ll do everything in her power to steal it back. Batman tries to stop her before she goes too far, and a mysterious figure known as the Forger will change Catwoman’s life forever. The all-star creative team of G. WILLOW WILSON (Poison Ivy, Ms. Marvel) and JAMIE McKELVIE (The Wicked & The Divine, Young Avengers) unite for this epic story!

BATMAN VS. ROBIN #4

Written by MARK WAID

Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

Variant covers by SIMONE DI MEO and SWEENEY BOO

1:25 variant cover by JOHN GIANG

1:50 variant cover by TONY HARRIS

$5.99 US | 48 pages | 4 of 5 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

As the final battle erupts between Batman and Robin at the heart of Lazarus Island, a strange tremor rocks the combatants to their senses…This isn’t an island at all—it’s a volcano! With the Devil Nezha pulling the strings and unbelievable transformative power about to explode out into the world, our heroes have no choice but to do the unthinkable—fall back! A battle between father and son goes global as the Earth enters into the Lazarus Planet…

CATWOMAN #50

Written by TINI HOWARD

Art by NICO LEON and SAMI BASRI

Cover by JEFF DÉKAL

Variant covers by SOZOMAIKA and STJEPAN ŠEJIĆ

1:25 variant cover by TULA LOTAY

1:50 foil variant cover by SOZOMAIKA

Holiday variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY

$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

Punchline and her Royal Flush gang are causing mayhem in Alleytown and things are blowing up—literally!—so Catwoman calls in backup! We all know the cat has nine lives, and the same can be said about her gang! But what’s a nine-person heist without a little danger, maybe some…death? And, uh-oh, those handcuffs definitely don’t look like the sexy kind, but what’s worse is Selina has bigger things to worry about right now: like her ex-lover and current lover in the same room! At least she’s criminally good at being bad!

BATMAN #130

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

Backup art by LEONARDO ROMERO

Variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Variant cover by STJEPAN ŠEJIĆ

1:25 variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

1:50 foil variant cover by JOCK

Holiday variant cover by LAURA BRAGA

$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/6/22

The final chapter in the Failsafe arc reaches its brutal and stunning conclusion! Batman has one desperate, final option…will he walk away from it? The answer will shock you! And in the backup, the early days of the Dark Knight and his relationship with Zur-En-Arrh continue!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1067

Written by RAM V

Art by IVAN REIS

Cover by EVAN CAGLE

Backup written by SIMON SPURRIER

Backup art by HAYDEN SHERMAN

Variant cover by JIM LEE with SCOTT WILLIAMS and ALEX SINCLAIR

1:25 variant cover by COLLEEN DORAN

1:50 foil variant cover by JIM LEE

DC Holiday Card variant cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS,

and ALEX SINCLAIR

$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

Mr. Freeze encounters an Azmer, one of the demonic beings terrorizing Gotham’s villainous underground network, and then Mr. Freeze makes an offer to the Dark Detective that he cannot refuse. Then, the Orgham’s werewolf protector gives Two-Face one more chance to tell him who Batman is.

In the backup story, take a stroll inside Two-Face and Harvey Dent’s mind as they try to have a secret conversation outside the listening ears of a mysterious shadow stalking them in this headspace…

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS – GILDED CITY #3

Written by EVAN NARCISSE

Art by ABEL

Cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

Variant cover by E.M. GIST

Video Game Variant cover

Designs variant cover by JIM LEE

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

In the Gotham City of the 1800s, Runaway has awoken in the subterranean laboratory of the Court of Owls! But when a new, rather savage ally enters the fray, Runaway is faced with a centuries-old mystery. Meanwhile, in the present, Nightwing and Robin are thrown for a loop when they face off against crazed victims of the Golden Iris Virus…in an abandoned amusement park!

Each issue will also offer a code for readers to redeem in the Gotham Knights game for an exclusive item. For issue 3, readers will receive a code for an exclusive skin variant for Batgirl’s tonfa! Readers who redeem the codes for all 6 issues will receive a special 7th item!

THE RIDDLER: YEAR ONE #2

Written by PAUL DANO

Art by STEVAN SUBIC

Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Variant cover by STEVAN SUBIC

1:25 variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS

1:50 variant cover by KENT WILLIAMS

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

Writer Paul Dano continues the origin tale of the character he portrayed in Matt Reeves’s The Batman. As brilliant forensic accountant Edward Nashton follows the trail of illegal payments and front companies, holding on to his own sanity becomes ever more challenging. Disturbing childhood memories that include an obsession with Thomas Wayne threaten to derail him. Meanwhile, his investigation focuses on a low-level human cog in the crime machine, which leads him to a shocking conclusion that may put his own life at risk.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #10

Written by MARK WAID

Art and cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by DAN SCHOENING

1:25 variant cover by BRANDON PETERSON

1:50 variant cover by A.L. KAPLAN

Holiday variant cover by DAN MORA

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

The deadly duo of The Joker and the Key have twisted the increasingly powerful Boy Thunder into a walking time bomb of destructive power! Batman and Superman’s quest to guide young David toward the light takes an unexpected turn when the Teen Titans learn of the dark secret he’s been hiding from the World’s Finest! The Titans issue their ultimatum—tell Superman and Batman, or they will!

HARLEY QUINN: UNCOVERED #1

Art by DERRICK CHEW, RYAN SOOK, WARREN LOUW, AMANDA CONNER, and others

Cover by JAY ANACLETO

Homage variant cover by RYAN SOOK

1:25 variant cover by ADAM WARREN

1:50 foil variant cover by RYAN SOOK

$5.99 US | 40 pages | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 12/13/22

In celebration of Harley Quinn #25 comes a gorgeous, irreverent look at the amazing variant covers that helped make the Maid of Mischief magnificent! Enjoy an art book of epic proportions featuring some of the hottest creators in the industry!

HARLEY QUINN #25

Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Art by MATTEO LOLLI

Cover by JONBOY MEYERS

Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

1:25 variant cover by JENNY FRISON

1:50 variant cover by EJIKURE

Holiday variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

There can be only one Harley Quinn…or, ya know, maybe like 100? The Multiverse is a strange place. Old Lady Harley, Harley Who Laughs, Harley who joined a bowling league in Indiana for the free chicken wings…we’ve got the whole gang together and we’re ready to put the fun in this Multiversal murder mystery, and maybe also cause more murder with a side of mayhem. Join the team for an epic 25th issue of Harley Quinn!

HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: LEGION OF BATS! #3

Written by TEE FRANKLIN

Art by JON MIKEL

Cover by YOSHI YOSHITANI

Variant cover by DAN HIPP

1:25 variant cover by REILLY BROWN

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, a.k.a. Harlivy, a.k.a. the DCU’s most favoritest couple. They’re inseparable, right? Right? Well, maybe not. While Ivy focuses on prepping for her new job with the Legion of Doom and Harley dives mallet-first into her role as a member of the Bat-Family, the DCU’s most favoritest couple find themselves stretched thin. But are they at their breaking point?

BATGIRLS #13

Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD

Art by JONATHAN CASE

Cover by JORGE CORONA

Variant cover by DAN MORA

1:25 variant cover by RIAN GONZALES

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/13/22

Batgirls Steph and Cass were taken off guard when they were captured by their own parents while magically swapped inside each other’s body in the 2022 Annual, and now it’s time for them to take the power back and do their own confronting! But sometimes it’s easier to kick butt than it is to talk about feelings, especially when those feelings hit close to home. Lady Shiva and Cluemaster seem to want to make amends with their daughters, but if the girls know anything, it’s that nothing is ever what it seems!

BATMAN – KNIGHTWATCH #5

Written by J. TORRES

Art and cover by MARCELO DI CHIARA

$2.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 5

ON SALE 1/3/23

The kids of Knightwatch talk about what would be Batman’s ultimate adventure and how they want to make a comic book to tell the story!

BATMAN INCORPORATED #3

Written by ED BRISSON

Art and cover by JOHN TIMMS

Variant cover by INHYUK LEE

1:25 variant cover by LUDO LULLABI

1:50 variant cover by HAINING

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/13/22

The senses-shattering third chapter of “No More Teachers” continues as the Batman Incorporated team find themselves at war with…a rival Bat-group? And Ghost-Maker is about to come face-to-face with his greatest failure and his deadliest enemy—the mysterious PHANTOM-ONE!

 

BATMAN: BEYOND THE WHITE KNIGHT #7

Written by SEAN MURPHY

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

Variant cover by CLAY MANN

1:25 variant cover by SEAN MURPHY

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 8

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

After a freak accident, Derek Powers has been transformed into the super-villain Blight! With his metahuman abilities, he’s more powerful than ever and it’s only a matter of time before Gotham becomes his forever. The Wayne family’s reign is over unless the heir to the name, Bruce, and his found family of heroes can figure out a way to take Powers down. Find out what’s next for Neo-Gotham in this thrilling penultimate issue!

BATMAN: FORTRESS #8

Written by GARY WHITTA

Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

Variant cover by KEN LASHLEY

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 8 of 8 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

The final battle for Earth is at hand and the World’s Finest are together again! But what dark connection does Superman hold to the visiting aliens, and how will his secrets forever change Batman and Earth?

 

BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES #4

Written by DENNIS McNICHOLAS

Art by ANTHONY MARQUES and J. BONE

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

It’s a chase through the sewers of Gotham as Batman races to catch Killer Croc, still delusional, and the mighty sword of King Scimitar! Can the Dark Knight retrieve the fabled blade, or will Croc make his escape into the city’s underworld? Meanwhile, Robin is interrogated by the villainous Penguin!

BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS #23

Written by JAMAL CAMPBELL, JOEY ESPOSITO, DENNIS CULVER, and KENNY PORTER

Art by JAMAL CAMPBELL, VASCO GEORGIEV, HAYDEN SHERMAN, and SIMONE DI MEO

Cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA

Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER

$7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 1/10/23

The final issue of the landmark anthology series is here! Jamal Campbell’s epic Nightwing two-parter draws to a close. Batman has to defeat the Time Commander to get the Waynes back to their time. The first graduating class of Arkham Academy decides their fate and future course! And in a flashback story to the beginning of Dick Grayson’s tenure as Robin, he has to save Batman’s life. FINAL ISSUE.

G.C.P.D.: THE BLUE WALL #3

Written by JOHN RIDLEY

Art by STEFANO RAFFAELE

Cover by REIKO MURAKAMI

Variant cover by STEVE EPTING

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

A high-profile criminal operation is foiled by the GCPD, and in the eyes of Commissioner Renee Montoya, there’s only one suspect worth investigating: the murderous gangster known as Two-Face. But every report appears to show that Harvey is back on the straight and narrow. Is the duplicitous former villain once again leading a double life? Or are ghosts from Renee’s past influencing her objective judgment?

GOTHAM CITY: YEAR ONE #4

Written by TOM KING

Art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR

Variant cover by TONY HARRIS

1:25 variant cover by MIKEL JANÍN

$4.99 US | 40 pages | 4 of 6

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 1/3/23

The new crime-noir classic rolls on! Slam Bradley’s search for the Wayne heiress takes a tragic, deadly turn and the simmering pot that is Gotham City is about to boil over! As the world falls apart around him, Slam must decide between justice and revenge—a choice that will echo down the generations and redefine both Gotham and Batman!

I AM BATMAN #16

Written by JOHN RIDLEY

Art and cover by CHRISTIAN DUCE

Variant cover by JESÚS MERINO

1:25 variant cover by CULLY HAMNER

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/13/22

Though the Fox family has always excelled at keeping secrets from one another, a seemingly random act of violence sets them on a collision course with a painful truth with which there may be no reconciliation.

NIGHTWING #99

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by DANIELE DI NICUOLO

Cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

1:25 variant cover by DAN MORA

Holiday variant cover by MARIO “FOX” FOCCILLO

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant 4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/20/22

With Blockbuster off the table, the crime families all head to Bludhaven in an attempt to claim the city as their own…including Tony Zucco himself! This should be easy, right? Since his “daughter” Melinda Zucco is currently the mayor, and definitely not secretly working with Nightwing to take down crime bosses?

PUNCHLINE: THE GOTHAM GAME #3

Written by TINI HOWARD and BLAKE HOWARD

Art and cover by GLEB MELNIKOV

Variant covers by ROSE BESCH and EJIKURE

1:25 variant cover by DIKE RUAN

1:50 foil variant cover by DERRICK CHEW

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

PUBLIC ENEMY number one! Punchline crossed a dangerous line at ACE Chemicals, and crossed Batman in the process. Now every masked vigilante and officer of the law is after Punchline, but this is exactly what she wants. What’s the point of being a public enemy if you’re not going to be public enemy number one? But the scariest person in the Gotham world isn’t the Bat…it’s the Cat. Catwoman will hunt Punchline and make her pay.

SWORD OF AZRAEL #6

Written by DAN WATTERS

Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA

Variant cover by WALTER SIMONSON

1:25 variant cover by JAMES STOKOE

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/3/23

ANGELS AT WAR! Brielle has embraced her violent destiny as the warrior angel Sariel, despite all of Azrael’s interventions. Azrael will once more have to raise his flaming sword and gauntlets in violence to see if Brielle’s soul can still be saved. If it can’t, Father Valley and the Poor Fellow’s full machinations will come to pass and the world will be damned. The epic conclusion of Sword of Azrael is here!

THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #3

Written by MATTHEW CODY

Art and cover by ERICH OWEN

$2.99 US | 32 pages

ON SALE 12/13/22

The abandoned Owl Court Hotel is said to be home to the most terrifying ghost in Gotham. But tonight it’s also home to, like, the grooviest dance party! Scoob and the gang barely have time to dance the Batusi before

guests start disappearing—victims of the legendary owl-beast Talon!

THE JOKER: THE MAN WHO STOPPED LAUGHING #4

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Backup art by FRANCESCO FRANCVILLA

Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

Variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO

1:25 variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

$5.99 US | 40 pages | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 1/3/23

Why did The Joker cross town? To get to the bottom of the mystery that has been haunting him: Who is the man pretending to be The Joker and what does he want? But every lead he follows is a dead end, and every move he makes brings the Red Hood one step closer to him. What happens when the former Clown Prince of Crime comes face-to-face with the current crime boss of Gotham? Everyone is dying to find out.

TIM DRAKE: ROBIN #4

Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN

Art and cover by RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ

Variant cover by DAN MORA

1:25 variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO

1:50 variant cover by EDWIN GALMON

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 12/27/22

Bernard has been kidnapped and only one person can save him: his boyfriend, Tim Drake! Plus, the Gotham Marina continues to be the target of both political unrest and a string of bizarre crimes. With every part of Tim’s life seemingly ready to explode, can the young sleuth crack the case of his abducted admirer before it’s too late?

 

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 October 2022 Solicits, click HERE. Or, if you missed the November 2022 Solicits, click HERE so we can get you all caught up! And, if you’re a MARVEL COMICS fan, click HERE for the December 2022 Solicits as well!

Moreover, if you’re interested in DC Comics, check out the most recent ongoing DARK CRISIS event by clicking HERE and follow through to the FLASHPOINT: BEYOND event 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 checking out the December 2022 DC Comic Solicitations and continued support. Stay safe and stay healthy.