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Bruce Wayne Returns in May, Batman vs. Robin ends with issue #12, and DC is still printing Azreal. The company released an early look at the cover images and solicitation information for Batman titles arriving in May.

bmrbwayne-cv1.jpgBATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-2
Issue #1 on sale MAY 12 • Issue #2 on sale MAY 26 • 48 pg (#1), 40 pg (#2) FC, $3.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON • Issue #1 art by CHRIS SPROUSE; Issue #2 art by FRAZER IRVING
Covers by ANDY KUBERT • Issue #1 1:25 variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE

Issue #1 1:200 Sketch variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Issue #2 1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
The most anticipated series of 2010 is here! Superstar writer Grant Morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, a special six-part series that chronicles the return of the original man behind Batman’s cape and cowl! Each issue spans a different era of time and features the dynamic artwork of one of today’s artistic juggernauts, starting with Chris Sprouse (TOM STRONG) on the extra-sized issue #1 and Frazer Irving (SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION) on the 40-page issue #2!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with multiple covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


bnr12.jpgBATMAN AND ROBIN #12
On sale MAY 5 • 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

All is revealed in this final installment of “Batman vs. Robin” – the identity of the Domino Killer, the terrifying secret of the dominoes, and the shocking truth behind El Penitente! All of this, plus the surprising return of a fanfavorite character!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers.
Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


bm-cv699.jpgBATMAN #699
On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TONY DANIEL
Art by GUILLEM MARCH
Cover by TONY DANIEL

Only one month until BATMAN #700! As the anniversary issue nears, Dick Grayson’s life as the Dark Knight inches dangerously closer to the edge! With the Falcone crime family and The Riddler creating havoc in Gotham City, Batman is completely occupied with no idea what shocking surprise awaits him in the near future!


dtc-cv865.jpgDETECTIVE COMICS #865
On sale MAY 26 • 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

Batman spends the night in the bowels of Arkham Asylum attempting to uncover its mysteries. Plus, the horrifying fate of Black Mask is at last revealed! In the co-feature, The Question discovers the shocking true identity of the man responsible for the human trafficking and gunrunning.


bmsog-cv12.jpgBATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #12
On sale MAY 19 • 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 deals with the aftermath of Zsasz’s crime wave when a new threat walks upon Gotham City’s stage! And in the co-feature, an enemy Kate made in both the courtroom and on the streets of Gotham has decided to make his fight a little more personal…


gcs-cv12.jpgGOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12
On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Poison Ivy’s new job as a research technician may have her working undercover, but that doesn’t mean a new threat to Gotham City will stay secret! Dr. Pamela Isley is spotlighted in this special issue of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS.


azr-cv8.jpgAZRAEL #8
On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Azrael follows a deadly series of attacks on Order of Purity members to Europe where he confronts members of a cult who escaped Gotham City in the 2009 Bat-family Annuals. To learn secrets behind his cursed uniform, will Azrael be forced to act as the host for the resurrected Eighth Deadly Sin of Man?


bg-cv10.jpgBATGIRL #10
On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by LEE GARBETT & TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

In “The Flood” part 2 of 4, the Calculator plans to exact his revenge on Oracle by first unleashing a nanovirus upon the citizens of Gotham City that will turn them into mindless techno-zombies! The next step in his plan? Killing everyone close to her – including Batgirl!


out-cv30.jpgOUTSIDERS #30
On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAN DIDIO
Art by PHILIP TAN & JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

Due to their alliance with New Krypton, the Outsiders are “enemies of the world,” and with Alfred unable to help, Black Lightning and team must turn to an unlikely source for aid in returning back into the United States. But the dangers there may be greater than the ones they face now.


rrob-cv12.jpgRED ROBIN #12
On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY

Every single moment of the last year has led to this fight between Red Robin and Ra’s al Ghul. Who has Ra’s been talking to all this time in the shadows? Why was Lucius Fox so desperate to find Tim Drake? And why was Tim so certain that Bruce Wayne is alive in issue #1? All questions are answered.


bmcon-cv44.jpgBATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #44
On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEVIN VANHOOK • Art and cover by TOM MANDRAKE

“Batman vs. the Undead” begins here! When Doctor Herbert Combs escapes from Arkham Asylum, he travels to New Orleans in an attempt to once again raise the dead. The only ones who can stop him are Dimeter – a vampire with a score to settle – and The Dark Knight. Can Batman join this creature of the night in order to stop Combs’ mad plan?

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7 Comments

  1. Ocho
    February 11, 2010 at 10:10 am — Reply

    Is Batman and Robin ending with issue #12 or is the 3-issue Batman vs. Robin story arc ending with issue #12?

    • Carl
      February 11, 2010 at 10:56 am — Reply

      I’m presuming it’s the end of the arc. The listing doesn’t have FINAL ISSUE in it.

  2. Muz
    February 11, 2010 at 11:34 am — Reply

    Morrison has said there will be at least another year of Batman and Robin after #12

    • astrodinosaurus
      February 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm — Reply

      That makes me a very happy camper..Now if only the Batman title would be more in line with the Batman and Robin title…Well then I would be an orgasmic camper.

      Streets Of Gotham is different it therefore gets some leeway. Its the same with Detective Comics. But just because Dick runs around alone in “Batman” doesn’t mean he suddenly becomes Bruce…Where’s the fun, adventure and weirdness!?

  3. ~wyntermute~
    February 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I think our Mighty Spoilers misread the solicit. It’s the “end of Batman _VS._ Robin”, not the end of Bats AND Bird… But it’s an easy mistake to make if one is reading/posting in a hurry. :-)

  4. February 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    Looking forward to Red Robin: everything else just seems a little goofy. Although, I’ll probably still check out Batgirl.

    • ~wyntermute~
      February 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm — Reply

      Of all the Cowl Fallout, these two have become beacons of bright, shiny hope… Well, okay, that’s a bit much, but they are my two favorite Post-RIP Bat-Family books.. Mostly because they’ve got continuity that the other Bat-Books don’t. I mentioned this before, so forgive my old-man-style repetition, but I don’t feel like “Batman” is one dude. He’s doing “Fun and Weird” in B&R, and running solo in other books, and none of it seems to mesh. When does what take place? Is B&R some kinda “Damian: Year One”, and all the action in the other batbooks happens later? Are the other stories “What Dick Does When Damian Is In…Not-School”? Are we supposed to ignore anything that does not directly lead to “The Return Of Bruce”? I know some people prefer continuity, and some prefer “good stories, regardless of continuity”, but comic books are unique because (ideally) they mesh “progression” AND “creativity”. This is all too disconnected for someone with my tastes. End Rant. Yay BatSteph and Tim Robbin! :D

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