Monday, June 14, 2010

Batgirl and Birds of Prey: Brightest Day and Batman Solicits for September 2010

As regular readers will have noticed, I'm reading a lot of DC - and particularly Batman - titles these days. The Source have today published details of September's Batman and Brightest Day releases with some intriguing solicits and great looking covers.

Here are, for me, some of the stand-out releases:

Batgirl #14
Written by Bryan Q. Miller with art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott and cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
It’s terror in the third dimension starring Batgirl, Supergirl and Dracula ... and Dracula, and Dracula! When Supergirl decides to get away from it all and visit Stephanie Brown on the campus of Gotham City University, a quiet, relaxing weekend turns into a monster movie mash-up! After a science experiment goes horribly wrong, 24 black-and-white Draculas are brought to life, and Batgirl and Supergirl are forced to become vampire hunters in order to stop an army of the celluloid undead!
On sale 8 September 2010, 32 pages, $2.99

Birds of Prey #5
Written by Gail Simone with art by Alvin Lee and cover by Alina Urusov
Join writer Gail Simone and guest artist Alvin Lee as two Birds track down a missing team member in Thailand ... where someone is hunting them to make sure they never return! Plus, the shocking events of Brightest Day continue to rock Hawk and Dove, the newest recruits to Oracle’s organization!
On sale 15 September 2010, 32 pages, $2.99

Batman #703
Written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Tony Daniel with a 1:10 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant cover by Kevin Nowlan
Celebrating the “Return of Bruce Wayne”! Those closest to The Dark Knight look back on the legacy he has created. Featuring appearances by Alfred, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Selina Kyle and more!
On sale 8 September 2010, 32 pages, $2.99

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #6
Written by Grant Morrison with art by Lee Garbett & Walden Wong
Cover by Andy Kubert with a 1:25 variant cover by Lee Garbett
Grant Morrison and Batgirl artist Lee Garbett deliver the final chapter of this time-spanning epic! With Bruce Wayne just steps away from returning to present day Gotham City, the timestream might have a few more surprises in store for The Dark Knight! Do not miss this issue, as it paves the way for the shocking future era of Batman!
On sale 1 September 2010, issue #6 of 6, 40 pages, $3.99

Batman and Robin #16
Written by Grant Morrison with art by Cameron Stewart and cover by Frank Quitely with a 1:25 variant cover by Ethan van Sciver
Don’t miss this fantastic finale as Batman and Robin’s storyline connects with The Return of Bruce Wayne! The climactic showdown between Batman and the Black Glove is finally here. It’s payback time for The Dark Knight as Batman and Robin face the ultimate evil. Will Damian betray his father’s legacy? Will Bruce Wayne return just in time to see Dick Grayson die? Plus, The Joker and Professor Pyg!
This is only the beginning of a startling new status quo for the Batman ...
On sale 15 September 2010, 32 pages, $2.99

Red Robin #16
Written by Fabian Nicieza with art and cover by Marcus To & Ray McCarthy
The new Anarky has his own version of Red Robin’s Hit List! Ulysses Armstrong has made a record of Gotham City teens who could be Red Robin – and he’s murdering them one by one. With an incapacitated Tim Drake crossed off his list, can Red Robin stop Anarky before the villain attacks his next target? And with the deaths of innocents weighing on his conscience, how far will Red Robin go to cross Anarky off his own Hit List?
On sale 8 September 2010, 32 pages, $2.99

For full solicits and preview covers of Septembers Brightest Day and Batman releases visit
The Source.