Batman: October 2021 DC Comic Solicitations

 

Check out these BATMAN related titles and so much more hitting stores OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER 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!

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Pencils and inks by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Back-up written by BRANDON THOMAS
Back-up pencils and inks by JASON HOWARD
Cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Variant by JORGE MOLINA
1:25 Ratio Variant by DYLAN TEAGUE

Batman is racing against time to stop Gotham City from tearing itself apart as the Scarecrow’s long game is revealed. The Dark Knight has bigger problems though, as an insane Peacekeeper-01 is on a murderous rampage through the streets of Gotham! Can Peackeeper-X stop him?!

Back-Up: Clownhunter has been doused with Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow, and he is living out every anxiety, moment of pain, and heartbreak he’s ever had. Will he find his way out and resume his goal of being Gotham’s protector from clowns? Or will he succumb to Scarecrow’s greatest mind game yet?! See the end of this epic story that will change Clownhunter’s trajectory in Gotham City forever!

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
Variant Cover: US $5.99 (Both Covers Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/5/21

 

Story by DAN WATTERS
Pencils by DANI
Inks by DAVE STEWART
Cover by SAM WOLFE CONNELLY
Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 B&W Ratio Variant by STEVE BEACH

The Joker’s attack on Arkham Asylum left the long-standing Gotham establishment in ruin, most of the patients killed or missing, and only a handful of surviving staff—a few nurses, a gravely injured security guard, and one doctor. In the chaos of the assault, it is believed that several of the asylum’s patients escaped and scurried off into the dark nooks and crannies of Gotham City. Now, these Arkhamites walk among us, and it’s up to the Asylum’s one remaining doctor, Jocasta Joy, to round up her former patients.

Meet these Arkhamites: a woman with no face, a pyggy in search of perfection, a man who feels nothing and burns everything, a woman who must devour life to save herself, a man unfit for the waking world who looks instead for Wonderland, a body with more than one soul, a being unbound from time who lives in the present and the past, a boy who seeks the comfort of vermin, and the twisted man who sees them all for who they are.

And witness the avenging angel who stalks them.

This fall, join writer Dan Watters and artist Dani on an odyssey through the deepest depths and darkest shadows of Gotham City and find all-new reasons to fear the night.

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 6
Variant: US $4.99 (Both Covers Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/5/21

Writers: PAUL DINI and ALAN BURNETT
Artist: RICK BURCHETT
Cover: JAMAL CAMPBELL
Variant Cover: JUNI BA

An old face returns to Gotham when former Mayor Emerson Mayfield steps out of retirement, looking to once again rise to power. But Batman isn’t thrilled with the Mayor’s homecoming after his run-ins with him during his early years as the caped crusader. Can Batman deduce what Mayfield’s plan for Gotham is before it’s too late?!

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 5 of 7
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/5/21

Writer: MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Artists: JESUS MERINO, DOMINIKE “DOMO” STANTON, and JUNI BA
Cover: CHIP ZDARSKY

The puzzle gets more complicated…and deadly! The Joker continues story time with two more terrifying tales of this twisted treasure hunt. First, Black Mask is out for revenge, but when he crosses paths with one of the world’s greatest assassins, things don’t go as planned. Then, Killer Moth must team-up with Man-Bat if he hopes to survive the riddle of Master Engine.

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES | 3 of 7
$5.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/5/21

Story by MATTSON TOMLIN
Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Bruce Wayne’s mission as the Batman has only been underway for a year or so, but he can tell he’s making a difference. Unfortunately, he’s made some powerful enemies. All the traditional power brokers of Gotham resent the disruption the Batman has brought to town…and it seems one of them has a plan to neutralize him. There’s a second Batman haunting Gotham’s rooftops and alleys—and this one has no qualms about murdering criminals, live and on tape. With the entire might of the Gotham City Police Department and Gotham’s rich and powerful coming down on his head, Batman must find this imposter and somehow clear his name…but how can you prove your innocence from behind a mask?

Director and screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (Project Power, Little Fish) has teamed up with Eisner-winning suspense and horror artist Andrea Sorrentino (Joker: Killer Smile, Gideon Falls) to create a wholly new version of Gotham City, informed by grim reality, where every punch leaves a broken bone and every action has consequences far, far beyond Batman’s imagination!

$5.99 US | 48 PAGES | 1 of 3 | PRESTIGE FORMAT | 17+

ON SALE 10/12/21

Written by JOHN RIDLEY
Pencils and inks by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Jace Fox is on the streets as Batman, fighting the misinformation and violence flooding Gotham City during Fear State. What mysterious connection exists between the Magistrate and The Next Batman: Second Son villain Arkadine? And what Gotham vigilante pays the ultimate price when a misguided young man shoots him down in cold blood?.

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Variant: $4.99 US (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/12/21

Written by ALYSSA WONG, BRANDON THOMAS, DAN WATTERS, and CHRISTIAN WARD
Art by VASCO GEORGIEV, CIAN TORMEY, NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA, and CHRISTIAN WARD
Cover by COLLEEN DORAN
Variants by KHARY RANDOLPH and RICCARDO FEDERICI

-Batwoman: FEAR STATE TIE-IN! Someone has hacked into the Oracle Network and has started spreading information around Gotham—Batman is dead, Cassandra Cain Batgirl is a killer, Fear Toxin is in the air. Which is true and which is false? Batwoman will find out with the help of Commissioner Renee Montoya and…Kate’s sister Beth, AKA Red Alice?!

-Outsiders: FEAR STATE TIE-IN! Scarecrow has stirred Gotham City into a panic, and it’s awakened one of his first students he experimented on, a man turned into a monster known as THE FEARFUL! The Outsiders will have to reunite with the Signal in order to stop the Fearful and keep the city at peace. But a message from the world of FUTURE STATE reaches the Signal and changes everything.

-Azrael: Azrael, the last acolyte of the Order of St. Dumas, has returned to the streets of Gotham City after serving with the Justice League in the stars. He’s convinced he’s strayed too far from his purpose, too far from his teachings, and needs to reassert himself. But he’ll be met with a city that’s changed forever, a city that will shake his faith.

-Professor Pyg: Just in time for Halloween, a tale of Super Hero horror from fan-favorite creator Christian Ward, writing and drawing a story of Batman hunting down Professor Pyg in order to find the victim of a kidnapping. Batman will dig back into his memories of youth to track down Pyg and save a child’s life.

$7.99 US | 64 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT

ON SALE 10/12/21

Story by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and inks by TIM SALE
Cover by TIM SALE
Variant cover by TIM SALE
1:25 Variant cover by TIM SALE

Twenty-five years ago, you thought you knew the whole story of Batman: The Long Halloween. Now, legendary creators Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale return to Gotham City to reveal that no secret remains buried forever!

Join us for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

$7.99 US | 48 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT

ON SALE 10/12/21

Story by DENNIS MCNICHOLAS, BOBBY MOYNIHAN, HEIDI GARDNER, PAUL SCHEER, and MORE
Art by LEONARDO ROMERO, JUNI BA, and MORE
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant by Tom Haskard
Open Order variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Ah, you hear that beautiful racket? That’s the music of Gotham City—the largest city in the world, the big gargoyle, the treasure of the night—anyone who calls it a crime-infested hellhole is dead wrong. No way hell has such great pierogies. So join us here (hear?) as we bring you the stories behind the stories behind the hit HBO Max scripted original podcast with this sensational prequel one-shot, written by the very creators and talent who lent their voices to the show.

And unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that after years of rumors we find out not only is the Batman real, not only is he one of the good guys, turns out, he’s gonna be a cop! With special appearances by King Scimitar, Stoveplate Sullivan, Billy Wristwatch, and others directly from the podcast, this oversize special brings you deeper into the mysteries behind Batman: The Audio Adventures!

$9.99 US | 80 PAGES | ONE-SHOT | PRESTIGE FORMAT
Variant: $10.99 US (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writer: SAM HAMM
Artist: JOE QUINONES
Cover: JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover: LEE WEEKS

As the fire rages at Royal Auto, Harvey Dent lies trapped inside, unconscious and in danger. Can Bruce Wayne get to Harvey in time, or will the district attorney leave burned—in more ways than one?

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writer: TOM KING
Artist: LIAM SHARP
Cover: CLAY MANN
Variant Covers: TRAVIS CHAREST, JIM LEE, and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Pulled apart and torn together!

Setting new boundaries in their relationship leads to conflict at home and on the mean streets of Gotham for Batman and Catwoman. With opportunists like the Penguin waiting in the wings to strike, our hero becomes more vulnerable than ever. Meanwhile, Phantasm locates her target—The Joker!

$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 8 of 12

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writers: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and DENNIS CULVER
Artist: GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS
Cover: SIMONE DI MEO
Variant Cover: ROSE BESCH

“Hunt the Batman” reaches its penultimate chapter!

ALL OUT WAR! Jason Todd, now known as PEACEKEEPER RED, must join forces with THE NEXT BATMAN to defeat the NEW supervillain WARMONGER. The only thing standing in their way is every cop and Peacekeeper inside Magistrate Headquarters!

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | B&W
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writers : TEE FRANKLIN
Artist: MAX SARIN
Cover: MAX SARIN
Variant Cover: BABS TARR

ON THE ROAD TO ROMANCE (a.k.a. an ataxia-filled, Thelma and Louise-style road trip), Harley and Ivy head to Catwoman’s to ask for a massive favor (hey, Selina’s a natural born cat sitter…). Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon, on the hunt for the chaos queen herself, crosses a line he might not be able to come back from…for solicit copy

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 of 6
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writer: SCOTT BRYAN WILSON
Artist: JUAN GEDEON
Cover: JORGE FORNÉS

Continuing the hit spy series that tells the tales of Alfred Pennyworth’s pre-Gotham years! As Alfred fights his way through the tunnels below the North Pole base—without wrinkling his suit—he searches for information about the Soviets’ bizarre weapons. Finding himself trapped in the belly of the operation, he discovers threats more terrifying than anything he’s ever faced and realizes that in the end, he may prefer violence and danger to that most famous of all foes: a broken heart.

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 7

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writer: SHOLLY FISCH
Artist: DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover: DARIO BRIZUELA

Alfred’s old friend from butler school is in town, and he’s brought along his charges: Daphne and Scooby-Doo! When Scooby and his pal Ace are dog-napped, the humans will have to rescue them without giving away any family secrets. That might be harder than finding the pets!

$2.99 US | 32 PAGES

ON SALE 10/12/21

Writer: JAMES TYNION IV and SAM JOHNS
Artist: GUILLEM MARCH and SWEENEY BOO
Cover: GUILLEM MARCH
Variant Covers: JORGE MOLINA, ACKY BRIGHT, and JAMES STOKOE (1:25 ratio)

Jim Gordon was warned, to “head back to the light while you still can,” but his quest to apprehend The Joker is taking him deeper into darkness. Could The Joker actually be innocent of the attack on Arkham Asylum?

Punchline Back-Up: It’s a jailbreak as Bluebird must escape from Blackgate before Punchline and her gang can murder her!

US $5.99 (Card Stock) | 40 PAGES

ON SALE 10/12/21

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Pencils and inks by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Back-up written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
Back-up pencils and inks by JORGE CORONA
Cover by JORGE JIMÉNEZ
Variant by JORGE MOLINA
1:25 Ratio Variant by ARIST DEYN

Batman and Miracle Molly are all that stands between Gotham City and absolute insanity! But an unhinged Simon Saint brings all the resources of the Magistrate to bear on the Dark Knight…is victory at hand for the Scarecrow?

Back-Up: Batgirls Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown have each other’s backs no matter what—even if it means punching some Magistrate soldier butt, and putting an even bigger target on their backs. Meanwhile, a mysterious Anti-Oracle character finally makes contact directly with Babs and has a few things to say about the unethical nature of Oracle’s powers, and what they think should be done about it.

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
Variant: US $5.99 (Both Covers Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

 

Story by JAMES TYNION IV and ED BRISSON
Pencils and inks by JOSHUA HIXSON
Cover by RAFAEL SARMENTO
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
1:25 Variant by RAFAEL SARMENTO

Picking up after the events of Fear State: Alpha, follow Sean Mahoney, a.k.a. Peacekeeper-01, in the wake of his exposure to highly potent Fear Toxin at the hands of the Scarecrow! Now, dosed with terror and facing a lifetime of fear and insecurity, Mahoney has found himself frantically reflecting on his past as a GCPD officer, and then as a prison guard at Arkham Asylum—all while desperately attempting to keep his mind from fracturing. Will Peacekeeper-01 give into fear…or become terror incarnate?

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
Variant: $5.99 US (Both Covers Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

Written by RAM V
Art by NINA VAKUEVA
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant by JENNY FRISON

The Gotham City Sirens reunion no one saw coming! As Ivy senses Queen Ivy’s presence and her behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Catwoman decides that she is too vulnerable to keep in Alleytown and a plan is hatched to get her out of Gotham. But to do it, she’s going to need the help of The Riddler—but even after Selina saved him from certain doom, can he be trusted? Meanwhile, the flickering assassin known as the Wight Witch, flanked by Magistrate soldiers, has arrived to return Ivy to Simon Saint! Harley Quinn and The Gardener join the fight against Wight Witch and the Magistrate! Also featuring…Ghost-Maker!

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Variant: US $4.99 (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

Written by TOM TAYLOR
Pencils and inks by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
Variant by JAMAL CAMPBELL

Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other.

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Variant: $4.99 US (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

Story by CLIFF CHIANG
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Variant by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 variant by JOCK

Ten years ago, the massacre known as Fools’ Night claimed the lives of Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Commissioner Gordon…and sent Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, to prison. A decade later, Gotham has grown up—it’s put away costumed heroism and villainy as childish things. The new Gotham is cleaner, safer…and a lot less free, under the watchful eye of Mayor Harvey Dent and his Batcops. It’s into this new city that Selina Kyle returns, a changed woman…with her mind on that one last big score: the secrets hidden inside the Batcave! She doesn’t need the money—she just needs to know…who is “Orpheus”?

Visionary creator Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman, Paper Girls) writes, draws, colors, and letters the story of a world without Batman, where one woman’s wounds threaten to tear apart an entire city! It’s an unmissable artistic statement that will change the way you see Gotham’s heroes and villains forever!

$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | 1 of 4 | 17+
Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″

ON SALE 10/19/21

Writer: BILL WILLINGHAM
Artists: BRIAN LEVEL and JAY LEISTEN
Cover: YANICK PAQUETTE
Variant Cover: BRIAN LEVEL and JAY LEISTEN

Taking down the big bad wolf is at the top of Batman’s agenda, but the Dark Knight is the least of Bigby’s concerns. He has the pulse of more sinister forces at work when he takes to the streets to track down a magical book that’s gone missing from Fabletown!

$3.99 US | 32 PGS | 2 of 6 | 17+
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

Writers: BECKY CLOONAN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Artists: DIKE RUAN and CIAN TORMEY
Cover: DIKE RUAN
Variant Covers: BECKY CLOONAN and JORGE FORNÉS

Two Gotham City horror stories! One following a possessed Solomon Grundy and the other a story where Batman is forced to join forces with Killer Croc!

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/19/21

Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Pencils and inks by DAN MORA
Back-up story written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
Back-up story art by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by DAN MORA
Variant by LEE BERMEJO

When the terrorist organization known as THE RED CROWN took control of Mayor Nakano’s personal security detail, only the Batman could protect Gotham’s highest-ranking city official from certain death! But when the pair is thrust into the sewers below, a much more sinister threat lurks in the darkness. Better look sharp, Batman, because a hundred thousand eggs with a hundred thousand little monsters inside are about to hatch…and they look HUNGRY…

Back-up: Arkham Asylum may have been decimated during A-DAY, but its legacy lives on. Now, Mayor Nakano has given the green light for a brand-new ARKHAM TOWER to be erected in the heart of Gotham City, and some strange and horrific things are going down at the construction site. Don’t miss this epic kick-off to a story arc that will shape the Batman universe for years to come!

$4.99 US | 40 PAGES
Variant: US $5.99 (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/26/21

Written by STEPHANIE PHILLIPS
Pencils and inks by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover by RILEY ROSSMO
Variant by DERRICK CHEW

Sorry, Harley’s not here right now, but this is her trusted sidekick Kevin, and I’m happy to be keeping watch over the streets of Gotham. The city’s gone a little crazy with the Magistrate’s forces cracking down. I just hope that Harley’s mission to Alley Town with Catwoman and the Gardener is successful in finding the missing piece of Poison Ivy that could be the very key to saving Gotham. In the meantime, I’ll help put fires out around Gotham…literally…and I might get some unexpected help in the process! Fear State part two continues here!

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
Variant: $4.99 US (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/26/21

Story by Scott Snyder, Christos Gage, and DONALD MUSTARD
Pencils and inks by JOSHUA HIXSON
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Open Order variant cover by Alex Garner
1:25 Variant cover by Donald Mustard

Directly from the bestselling, groundbreaking Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point miniseries, comes an oversized one-shot that brings the action from the island to Gotham City. If you thought the Batman/Fortnite saga was over, think again…it only gets bigger from here!

$4.99 US | 48 PAGES | ONE-SHOT
Variant: $5.99 US (Both Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/26/21

Writer: GARTH ENNIS
Artist: LIAM SHARP
Cover: LIAM SHARP
Variant Cover: CULLY HAMNER
1:25 Variant: FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

After following a trail of carnage, Batman has finally come face-to-face with the reptilian that’s been menacing Gotham’s underworld. And this horrific creature only wants one thing: its mother. But who is its mother? Pick up this penultimate chapter to find out the impossible answer to that question!

$4.99 US | 32 PGS | 5 of 6 | 17+
VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/26/21

Writer: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Artist: GLEB MELNIKOV
Cover: SIMONE DI MEO
Variant Cover: FRANCIS MANAPUL

It was the smooch heard ‘round the world…and it’s the one thing Damian Wayne DIDN’T see coming his way in the Lazarus Tournament! As Robin battles for the secrets of eternal life against the deadliest killers on the planet, can he—will he—DARE HE—survive…a girlfriend?

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
$4.99 US VARIANT (Card Stock)

ON SALE 10/26/21

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 August 2021 Solicits, click HERE. Or, if you missed the September 2021 Solicits, click HERE so we can get you all caught up! And, if you’re a MARVEL COMICS fan, click HERE for the OCTOBER 2021 Solicits as well!

Moreover, if you’re interested in DC Comics, check out the most recent DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL event by clicking HERE and follow through to the 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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