Batman: January 2023 DC Comic Solicitations

Check out these BATMAN related titles and so much more hitting stores January 2023 as the New Age of DC takes shape! Additionally, if the Caped Crusader isn’t your only interest, check out the rest of the January 2023 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 #131

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE and ADRIANO DI BENEDETTO

Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ

Backup art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA

Variant covers by JOE QUESADA,

STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU, and JASON FABOK

1:25 variant cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

1:50 foil variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

1:100 B&W variant cover by JOE QUESADA

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

ON SALE 1/3/23

Gotham City has never been darker or deadlier. And after Failsafe, there is no Batman to save it. Can the fractured ghost that roams the streets survive? Whatever happened to the man known as…Bruce Wayne?

LAZARUS PLANET: ALPHA #1

Written by MARK WAID and GENE LUEN YANG

Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI, BILLY TAN, and more

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

Variant covers by RICCARDO FEDERICI, FRANCESCO MATTINA,

MATEUS MANHANINI, NATHAN SZERDY, and JORGE CORONA

Trading Card Variant

1:25 variant cover by JOHN GIANG

1:50 foil variant cover by A.L. KAPLAN

1:100 foil variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

Team variant cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI

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

ON SALE 1/10/23

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CHANGE THE WORLD.

Following the explosive (literally) events of Batman vs. Robin #4, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted, spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before! It’s up to Damian Wayne to put out the distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Poison Ivy, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call…but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of…Monkey Prince?

LAZARUS PLANET: ASSAULT ON KRYPTON #1

Written by NICOLE MAINES, C.S. PACAT,

FRANK BARBIERE, and LEAH WILLIAMS

Art by SKYLAR PATRIDGE, SCOTT GODLEWSKI,

SAMI BASRI, and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

Variant covers by JEN BARTEL, NATHAN SZERDY,

MARIO “FOX” FOCCILLO and PRASAD “PRESSY” RAO

1:25 variant cover by ARIEL COLON

1:50 foil variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

$4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/17/23

With the world in chaos and Lazarus raining from the skies, the Earth’s protectors from Krypton are hit hard. In this collection of epic vignettes from in and around Lazarus Planet, we’ll see heroes transformed, secrets revealed, and power unleashed. Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen? Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory? Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone? And will Jonathan Kent ever be the same again?

LAZARUS PLANET: WE ONCE WERE GODS #1

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL, DAN WATTERS,

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON, and JOSIE CAMPBELL

Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MAX DUNBAR,

JACK HERBERT, and CAITLIN YARSKY

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

Variant covers by DAVE JOHNSON, FRANCESCO MATTINA,

and RAFAEL SARMENTO

1:25 variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:50 foil variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

$4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/24/23

As the Lazarus rain beats down upon planet Earth, human beings are only a fraction of those affected by this transformative upheaval—enter: We Once Were Gods. This series of vignettes explores Lazarus Planet’s effects across the many extraordinary locations and creatures in the DC Universe, and like their human counterparts, these beings are in for some big changes. Can Themyscira survive the resurrection of every invading army that ever graced its shores? Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest? What happens when the monsters from the Trench gain the ability to breathe air? And look out, Shazam Family…the Rock of Eternity is about to get rocked.

LAZARUS PLANET: LEGENDS REBORN #1

Written by ALEX SEGURA, GREG PAK,

ALEX PAKNADEL, and DENNIS CULVER

Art by CLAYTON HENRY, CHRIS MITTEN,

MINKYU JUNG, and JESUS MERINO

Cover by VASCO GEORGIEV

Variant covers by RAFAEL SARMENTO,

LAURA BRAGA, and MINKYU JUNG

1:25 variant cover by REILLY BROWN

1:50 foil variant cover by VASCO GEORGIEV

$4.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/31/23

NEW FRIENDS…NEW FOES…NEW LEGENDS!

Ancient and dangerous power has been awakened following the eruption of the Lazarus Volcano, and this surge of fantastical power will affect the DC Universe forevermore! In Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, we’ll explore corners of the planet newly awakened and primed to restore some heroes and villains long forgotten! With the help of Nightwing, can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it? Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven? How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City? And will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host? Not if Harley Quinn has anything to say about it!

BATMAN & THE JOKER: THE DEADLY DUO #3

Written by MARC SILVESTRI

Art and cover by MARC SILVESTRI

Batman variant cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

Joker variant cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

1:25 variant cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH

1:50 B&W variant cover by MARC SILVESTRI

1:100 variant cover by MIKE PERKINS

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 7 | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 1/10/23

The Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime’s alliance started off shaky, but now it seems to have shattered entirely. Batman has imprisoned The Joker in the Batcave, desperate to find answers about both the disappearance of Jim Gordon and the strange, genetically modified humanoid monsters gathering severed heads across Gotham. But when one of these monsters’ tissue samples comes to life, Batman comes face-to-face with a creature even the World’s Greatest Detective doesn’t fully understand, and he may have no choice but to resume his partnership with his greatest enemy.

NIGHTWING #100

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by BRUNO REDONDO, RICK LEONARDI,

SCOTT McDANIEL, MIKEL JANIN, and JAVIER FERNANDEZ

Cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Wraparound variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

Variant covers by JIM LEE, JORGE JIMENEZ,

JAVIER FERNANDEZ and TRAVIS MOORE

1:25 variant cover by BABS TARR

1:50 variant cover by JORGE FORNÉS

1:100 foil variant cover by DAN MORA

Acetate variant cover by BRUNO REDONDO ($8.99 US)

$6.99 US | 56 pages | Variant $7.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/17/23

Come join us with big smiles and even bigger celebrations as Nightwing hits its milestone issue #100! Cheer how far we’ve come by looking through the decades at what has made Nightwing a beloved hero. What better way to celebrate than with familiar friends and artists? Then, with Heartless creating a lair in the heart of Blüdhaven to take Blockbuster’s throne, Nightwing will follow suit, setting up a headquarters of his own…with the help of some friends who helped make him who he is now, of course!

BATMAN – ONE BAD DAY: BANE #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

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

1:25 variant cover by LIAM SHARP

1:50 variant cover by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

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 1/17/23

A PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE DESTROYED BY VENOM!

Bane broke the Bat—he’s one of the only villains to ever truly vanquish the Dark Knight—but is that all he’s ever accomplished? Decades from now, Bane is a washed-up wrestler reliving his glory days in the ring, defeating someone dressed like Batman every day. But when he discovers that there’s a new source of Venom in the world, he’ll do everything he can to shut down the facility it’s coming from for good and make sure that no one takes the

poison that ruined his life. An epic saga set throughout Bane’s life, expanding on the hopes, dreams, regrets, and failures of one of DC’s most legendary villains, brought to you by the iconic creative team of Joshua Williamson (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Flash) and Howard Porter (The Flash, Justice League).

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE #1

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI

Art by JORDAN GIBSON

Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

Variant cover by KELLEY JONES

Villain variant cover by STEVE BEACH

1:25 variant cover by HAYDEN SHERMAN

1:50 foil variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/10/23

Alan Burnett and Paul Dini return once more to the world of Batman: The Animated Series! Someone is targeting the Muscle now that he’s locked up in Blackgate Penitentiary. With his deep ties to the criminal underbelly of Gotham, the worst villains are calling for his head before he turns them over to the police! Batman will need to protect him, but can even the Dark Knight figure out where the next attack will come from?

DETECTIVE COMICS #1068

Written by RAM V

Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and IVAN REIS

Cover by EVAN CAGLE

Backup written by SIMON SPURRIER

Backup art by DANI

Variant cover by INHYUK LEE

Variant cover by IVAN REIS

1:25 variant cover by COLLEEN DORAN

1:50 foil variant cover by INHYUK LEE

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

ON SALE 1/24/23

This special Two-Face issue is split in half artistically by maestros Rafael Albuquerque and Ivan Reis to portray the struggles Harvey Dent goes through trying to stay alive with the help of his more evil side… Genius writer Ram V not only devised each page of this story to be a dark reflection of the page facing it, but also of itself from front to back! This is an issue you won’t want to miss!

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF GOTHAM #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE

Art by KARL MOSTERT

Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY

1:25 variant cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

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

ON SALE 1/31/23

With Batman preoccupied, his deepest, darkest, most dangerous secrets are about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The guest list is strictly villains only, and the outlaw Red Hood fits the bill –putting him on a collision course with Batman’s deniable black-ops team, the Outsiders! With Lazarus Island spawning wild-card superpowers across the globe, the stakes could not be higher. Jason Todd, Black Lightning, and Katana will have to put aside their differences to save Batman’s legacy –and with it, the world. That’s assuming they don’t kill each other first!

DC’S HARLEY QUINN ROMANCES #1

Written by GREG LOCKARD, ALEXIS QUASARANO, FRANK ALLEN,

ZIPPORAH SMITH, AMANDA DEIBERT, IVAN COHEN, RAPHAEL

DRACCON, CAROLINA MUNHÓZ, and others

Art by MAX SARIN, FICO OSSIO, ADRIANA MELO,

GIULIO MACAIONE, and others

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Variant cover by DAVID TALASKI

1:25 variant cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE

$9.99 US | 80 pages | One-shot | Prestige

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 1/31/23

DC is proud to present a selection of eight stories of rapscallion romance, prodigious passion, and undulating, unbridled affection. Tension builds as Apollo and Midnighter are captured by an unknown alien species who are determined to learn the secrets of their supersoldier success. Harley Quinn gets caught in a scintillating fantasy: What would life have been like if she and Ivy had met in high school? Also featuring Fire and Ice heating things up, fan-favorite heroine Power Girl’s romantic tale, John Constantine’s mysterious tryst, an amorous Aquaman adventure, and many more! These are lovelorn fantasies as only DC can tell them…but it’s not a Harlequin romance…prepare yourself for the Harley Quinn Romances!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #11

Written by MARK WAID

Art and cover by DAN MORA

Connecting variant covers by JONBOY MEYERS

1:25 variant cover by JUNI BA

1:50 variant cover by CLAIRE ROE

Jack White lll variant cover by THE THIRD MAN, ROB JONES, and

EMERY SWIRBALUS. Additional photography by DAVID SWANSON.

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

ON SALE 1/17/23

The saga of Boy Thunder crashes to a close as Batman, Superman, and the Titans frantically attempt to save their wayward ward! The choices the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel make in this moment will affect the future as we know it, as the secret identity of this über-powerful last son—that of someone DC fans have known for decades—is at last revealed!

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BATGIRLS #14

Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD

Art by JONATHAN CASE

Cover by JORGE CORONA

Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

1:25 variant cover by DAN HIPP

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

ON SALE 1/10/23

This is a special all-silent issue of Batgirls featuring Cassandra Cain as she mourns her bestie, Steph Brown Batgirl, who was kidnapped by her own dad! If Cass doesn’t act fast, she might lose Steph forever…so it’s a good thing she has a single clue about where Cluemaster might’ve taken Steph from when Cass was still body-swapped with her…

BATMAN INCORPORATED #4

Written by ED BRISSON

Art and cover by JOHN TIMMS

Variant cover by INHYUK LEE

1:25 variant cover by MICO SUAYAN

1:50 variant cover by JOHN TIMMS

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

ON SALE 1/10/23

Batman Inc. have been defeated. Ghost-Maker is on his own and finds himself in the crosshairs of a friend turned foe as more secrets are exposed and Phantom-One’s plans are finally revealed! Has Ghost-Maker been outmaneuvered…has student truly become master? You won’t want to miss the thrilling penultimate issue of “No More Teachers.”

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS – GILDED CITY #4

Written by EVAN NARCISSE

Art by ABEL

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

Variant cover by KEYLA VALERIO

Games variant cover

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/24/23

The Golden Iris Virus maintains its stranglehold on Gotham City, with its manic victims now descending upon a car dealership with explosive results for the Bat-Family. Elsewhen, in the Gotham City of the 1800s, Runaway finds themselves in a shaky alliance with Vandal Savage, who holds clues to the origins, and possibly the antidote, to the strange illness plaguing the city across centuries. Each issue will also offer a code for readers to redeem in the Gotham Knights game for an exclusive item. For issue 4, readers will receive a code for an exclusive skin variant for Red Hood Gilded Age Pistols! Readers who redeem the codes for all 6 issues will receive a special 7th item!

*Terms apply. See the FAQs on dc.com for details.

BATMAN: THE AUDIO ADVENTURES #5

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 | 5 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/24/23

Batman scours the city in pursuit of the Demon’s Brood, who will not be satisfied until the sword they seek is purified with the blood of 13 souls. Unfortunately, when all you have is an ancient ceremonial sword, everyone looks like a human sacrifice—and that means anyone in Gotham is a potential victim. Meanwhile, Penguin calls on Killer Croc to collect on an old debt of gratitude. All this and the Boy Wonder too in the next installment of the world’s greatest audio show picture magazine!

CATWOMAN #51

Written by TINI HOWARD

Art by SAMI BASRI

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

Variant cover by SWABY

Variant cover by SWEENEY BOO

1:25 variant cover by NICO LEON

1:50 foil variant cover by SWABY

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

ON SALE 1/17/23

CAT IN A CRATE. Never cage her. Never chain her. Never ty and keep her down. After the explosive events in Alleytown…the Cat wants out. But with Selina Kyle locked up while under investigation for murder, there still has to be a Catwoman on the streets of Gotham to keep the mob families behaving under the Cat’s claws…it’s a good thing Eiko Hasigawa has a Catwoman costume in the back of her closet that’s just waiting to be put on again!

GCPD: THE BLUE WALL #4

Written by JOHN RIDLEY

Art by STEFANO RAFFAELE

Cover by REIKO MURAKAMI

Variant cover by STEVE EPTING

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/17/23

Officer Danny Ortega was always at the top of his class at the academy—but nothing could have prepared him for what it actually takes to be a cop in Gotham City. Ortega is ready to make a dramatic choice about his future with the blue wall…until one traumatic incident on the streets of Gotham changes everything.

HARLEY QUINN #26

Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS

Art by MATTEO LOLLI

Cover by JONBOY MEYERS

Variant cover by ALEX GARNER

Variant cover by JENNY FRISON

1:25 variant cover by TAURIN CLARKE

1:50 variant cover by LEIRIX

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

ON SALE 1/24/23

What’s fifty Harley Quinns from all over the Multiverse plus one interdimensional murderer hell-bent on killing all of the aforementioned Harleys, divided by two very hungry hyenas, all to the power of Kevin…? 23. Obviously. But, also, a really weird way to spend your weekend. Nothing like meeting yourself 49 times to give you a real good existential crisis! I’m not one for self-doubt and all that…but it’s hard not to be at least a little jealous of mermaid Harley.

HARLEY QUINN: THE ANIMATED SERIES: LEGION OF BATS! #4

Written by TEE FRANKLIN

Art by SHAE BEAGLE

Cover by YOSHI YOSHITANI

Variant cover by DAN HIPP

1:25 variant cover by RENAE DE LIZ

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/17/23

As Ivy becomes increasingly engrossed in her new job, and increasingly tempted by an old flame who has re-entered her life, Harley finds herself assisting Batgirl on an important mission that goes horribly awry. Meanwhile, Clayface and King Shark have been pursuing Harley, confused about their old friend’s new allegiances.

I AM BATMAN #17

Written by JOHN RIDLEY

Art and cover by CHRISTIAN DUCE

Variant cover by JESÚS MERINO

1:25 variant cover by JASON HOWARD

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

ON SALE 1/10/23

Following the shattering revelations of the previous issue, Jace must set aside his renewed bitterness toward his father and go save his mother. But Jace doesn’t go it alone. Ready or not, Tiff steps up as New York’s newest hero.

PUNCHLINE: THE GOTHAM GAME #4

Written by TINI HOWARD and BLAKE HOWARD

Art by MAX RAYNOR

Cover by VASCO GEORGEIV

Variant cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

Variant cover by WARREN LOUW

1:25 variant cover by SWEENEY BOO

1:50 foil variant cover by CLAIRE ROE

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 1/24/23

BOYS’ CLUB! Punchline and the Royal Flush Gang’s crusade to reshape the Gotham City underworld continues with a vengeance. But Punchline is done dealing with henchmen and hired assassins…she’s going right to the top, forcing a meeting with Black Mask and his criminal hive. Will Punchline have their ear, or will they rip out her heart?! And how will Bluebird recover from the vicious defeat Punchline dealt her as she tries to help her brother?

THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #4

Written by AMANDA DEIBERT

Art and cover by SCOTT JERALDS

$2.99 US | 32 pages

ON SALE 1/10/23

Batman can’t be everywhere at once, so when a ghostly problem in Gotham resurfaces in nearby Beach City, the Scooby gang gets to play tourist. But when the action turns spooky, they need the Dark Knight to hit the beach with them!

TIM DRAKE: ROBIN #5

Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN

Art and cover by RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ

Variant cover by DAN MORA

1:25 variant cover by NICK ROBLES

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

ON SALE 1/24/23

Tim’s mysterious new admirer/nemesis is closing in and they could be anyone. With everyone he trusts potentially compromised or in danger, the World’s Greatest Robin™ has no one and nowhere left to turn for help…except for himself. But can Tim Drake get out of his own way for long enough to catch up to a villain who seemingly knows everything about Tim, down to the very way he thinks?

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 November 2022 Solicits, click HERE. Or, if you missed the December 2022 Solicits, click HERE so we can get you all caught up! And, if you’re a MARVEL COMICS fan, click HERE for the January 2023 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 January 2023 DC Comic Solicitations and continued support. Stay safe and stay healthy.

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