(W) Ram V. (A) Ivan Reis (CA) Evan Cagle In Shops: Feb 28, 2023 SRP: $4.99
Batman investigates the frozen Azmer that Mr. Freeze gave him, and makes a huge discovery about the ancient demons. Meanwhile, Azmer begin to pour into Gotham’s streets, controlling helpless people and those poor souls the city cares not for…all to do the Orghams’ bidding. Then, in the backup story, what kind of deal have the Orghams struck with Mr. Freeze, and is he also controlled by an Azmer?
Dark Horse Books and CD Projekt Red present a new collection: The Witcher Omnibus Volume 2. The comic miniseries collected in this omnibus are written by Bartosz Sztybor and Aleksandra Motyka. Joining them are artists Marianna Strychowska, Amad Mir, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Nil Vendrell. Colors for the comics are by Lauren Affe, Hamidreza Sheykh, Jordie Bellaire, and Miquel Muerto. The comics are lettered by Steve Dutro, Aditya Bidikar, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.The Witcher OmnibusVolume 2 features cover art by Evan Cagle.
This new Omnibus is a collection of more than 300 pages of action, mystery, and suspense featuring Geralt of Rivia in three standalone stories. These include encounters with familiar faces, to a small town besieged by a pack of foglets, and to the dwellings of witches.
The Witcher OmnibusVolume 2collects The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #1-4, The Witcher: Fading Memories #1-4, The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1-4, and the Free Comic Book Day 2021 short story “The Witcher: Once Upon a Time in the Woods,” and includes a cover gallery, expanded sketchbook section, and more.
The Witcher Omnibus Volume 2will be available in bookstores September 12, 2023 and comic shops September 13, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic shop and will retail for $29.99.
(W) Stephanie Phillips (A/CA) Matteo Lolli In Shops: Nov 22, 2022 SRP: $3.99
Like the old Russian proverb says, if you wanna catch a killer, kidnap a different killer and force them to walk you through their process until you eventually find the person who murdered you in cold blood on your newly renovated Gotham ferry…point is, I’m makin’ Victor Zsasz help with my murder mystery and this Sherlock and reluctant Watson are about to blow the doors wide open on some universe-alterin’ shenanigans. Plus, Bud and Lou get belly rubs, I lose my deposit on a fog machine I rented, and my killer is revealed!
(W) Ram V., Simon Spurrier (A) Ivan Reis, Hayden Sherman (CA) Evan Cagle In Shops: Nov 22, 2022 SRP: $4.99
As the Azmer demon takes hold of the Harvey Dent side of Two-Face, it’s up to the bad side to save them both before it’s too late…that is, if Harvey will give up the identity of Batman to help them. Meanwhile, the young Orgham heir Arzen meets Bruce Wayne for the first time, and Bruce see potential in the boy.
(W) Ram V., Simon Spurrier (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Hayden Sherman (CA) Evan Cagle In Shops: Oct 25, 2022 SRP: $4.99
The Orgham family has dramatically arrived after traumatic events at the docks in Gotham, and they are ready to reclaim the land that belongs under their name…an English surname you may better know as Arkham. As Bruce Wayne and the young Orgham prince Arzen discuss how they both want to change Gotham for the better, it seems Batman and the Orghams might have different ways to go about doing so…
(W) Ram V., Simon Spurrier (A) Rafael Albuquerque, Dani (CA) Evan Cagle In Shops: Sep 27, 2022 SRP: $4.99
It’s a tango to the death as Batman dances with an old flame while trying not to catch on fire. Using the new information about “black noise,” Batman investigates the music box in his possession some more, which leads him to question whether music is actually able to contain physics-altering properties. Later, this theory is tested with Two-Face.
(W) Danny Lore, Ivan Cohen, Devin Grayson, Greg Lockard, Stephanie Williams, Stephanie Phillips, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Travis F. Moore, Jadzia Axelrod, Dani Fernandez, Alyssa Wong, Tini Howard, Kevin Conroy, (A) Nick Robles, Giulo Macaione, Meghan Hetrick, Samantha Dodge, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt, Travis G. Moore, Lynne Yoshii, Zoe Thorogood, W. Scott Forbes, Brittney Williams, Evan Cagle, J. Bone In Shops: Jun 07, 2022 SRP: $9.99
DC’s 2022 celebration kicks off with more stories, more characters, and more pride than ever before! This anthology features 13 all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites new and old including Superman (Jon Kent), Nubia, Tim Drake, Kid Quick, Aquaman (Jackson Hyde), Green Lantern (Jo Mullein), Alysia Yeoh, the Ray, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batwoman, and more! This special also includes: o A Multiversity: Teen Justice kickoff story spotlighting Kid Quick and written by the miniseries team, Danny Lore and Ivan Cohen! o An introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines that will include a teaser for her upcoming Dreamer project! o Pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more!
DC Pride 2022’s storytellers have ambitious goals: to deliver new stories, highlight DC’s fan-favorite LGBTQIA+ characters, and show fans more pride than ever before. DC has released more details about DC Pride 2022, including an excerpt from Nicole Maines’ introduction, the addition of Kevin Conroy (the iconic voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series), J. Bone and Aditya Bidikar to an already packed roster of talent, a first look at some of the artwork coming in from the creative teams, and more. Local comic shops are taking preorders through May 1 and the 104-page Prestige format comic will publish in print and on digital platforms on May 31.
So, what’s insideDC Pride 2022? Will there be a Harley and Ivy story? Will there be a Tim Drake story? What other characters are getting a spotlight? The answers are “yes, yes, and wait and see!” but before DC reveals of the full list of talent contributing to DC Pride 2022, please take a moment to read a passage from Nicole Maines’ introduction. The author, actress and real-life superhero is on the front lines of activism and has an important message for readers:
“Representation is something that so many take for granted. But as queer people, we have always understood not only its necessity, but its power. Seeing yourself in the media you consume is validating in a way that says, “You are not alone.”
Seeing yourself in comic books, though, in your favorite superheroes, is especially powerful. It tells us that not only are there other people like us out there (something that this young trans girl growing up in rural Maine desperately needed), but that they stand alongside the very best of us.
They are the best of us.
Superheroes set the bar and they set it high. Because if you can be a superhero, you can be anything. And superheroes are categorized as such not due to their superhuman abilities, extraterrestrial origins, or truly fabulous fashion choices. They are superheroes because they stand up for what is right against any odds.
It is their courage that sets them apart.” —Nicole Maines, DC Pride 2022
Check out all the incredible stories that DC Pride 2022will include and the talent behind them, then scroll down for a few sneak-peek previews and more!
The DC Pride 2022creative teams will include:
“Super Pride” by Devin Grayson, Nick Robles, Triona Farrell and Aditya Bidikar
“Confessions” by Stephanie Williams, Meghan Hetrick, Marissa Louise and Ariana Maher
“Special Delivery” by Travis Moore, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Ariana Maher
“Are You Ready for This?” by Danny Lore & Ivan Cohen, Brittney Williams, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Ariana Maher
“A World Kept Just For Me” by Alyssa Wong, W. Scott Forbes and Ariana Maher
“The Gumshoe in Green” by Tini Howard, Evan Cagle and Lucas Gattoni
“Think of Me” by Ted Brandt & Ro Stein and Frank Cvetkovic
“Public Display of the Electromagnetic Spectrum” by Greg Lockard, Giulio Macaione and Aditya Bidikar
“The Hunt” by Dani Fernandez, Zoe Thorogood, Jeremy Lawson and Aditya Bidikar
“Bat’s in the Cradle” by Stephanie Philips, Samantha Dodge, Marissa Louise and Lucas Gattoni
“Up at Bat” by Jadzia Axelrod, Lynne Yoshii, Tamra Bonvillain and Ariana Maher
and “Finding Batman,” a personal story by Kevin Conroy with art by J. Bone and Aditya Bidikar
With over 100 pages of original stories and content, DC Pride 2022celebrates the strength and courage it takes to be a DC Super Hero. Here’s a sneak peek into what a few of the teams will be delivering:
This July, a new ongoing creative team is taking over the storied Detective Comics, with writer Ram V and artist Rafael Albuquerque. Starting with Detective Comics #1062, on sale July 26, Batman finds himself in a strange, dark Gotham City as he’s pulled into a high Gothic story like nothing he’s seen, or heard, before.
The story starts with “Gotham Nocturne” part 1 of 4: “Overture.” Something is terribly wrong with Batman. No matter the tests Bruce takes, nor the numbers he counts, the greatest detective in the world can’t pin down the source of this creeping dread—of his own inner demons and a looming mortality. He’s not alone in the grips of this terror, as it seems real demons are creeping through the shadows of Gotham City, answering the clarion call of a strange melody that’s haunting Gotham…and seems to be turning its denizens into something else.
The curtains are rising on a new, terrifying mystery as Batman tries to figure out what’s happening to both the city he protects and his own mind in this lush, operatic mystery.
Each issue of Detective Comics will also feature a back-up story by writer Si Spurrier exploring other stories of Gotham City—starting with Jim Gordon’s return as a private investigator. Artist Dani joins Si to tell this noir-tinged story as Gordon’s investigation weaves into Batman’s.
Issue #1062 will have main cover drawn by Evan Cagle, with variant covers by Lee Bermejo and J.H. Williams III, as well as a 1:25 variant cover by InHyuk Lee, and 1:50 foil variant by J.H. Williams. Artist Ivan Reis will also return to the book in Issue #1066, as the story continues to wind through the shadowed back-alleys of Gotham City.
DC Pride 2022, containing all-new stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ fan-favorites, is DC’s annual Pride-themed anthology comic. The 104-page Prestige format comic, publishing on May 31, will have an introduction by activist, actress, and real-life superhero Nicole Maines (including a teaser for her upcoming DC project!) and will feature a main cover by Phil Jimenez and Arif Prianto, an open-to-order wraparound variant cover by Joshua “Sway” Swaby, and a 1:25 variant cover by Jen Bartel. The DC Pride 2022 creative teams, and the characters they’re developing stories for, include:
Alysia Yeoh and Batgirl by Jadzia Axelrod and Lynne Yoshii
Aquaman/Jackson Hyde by Alyssa Wong and W. Scott Forbes
Green Lantern/Jo Mullein by Tini Howard and Evan Cagle
Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy by Dani Fernandez and Zoe Thorogood
The Ray by Greg Lockard and Giulio Macaione
Superman/Jon Kent by Devin Grayson and Nick Robles
Tim Drake by Travis G. Moore
and more to come!
DC’s Pride anthology comic will also include contributions from J. Bone, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, Samantha Dodge, Brittney Williams, and others; and new pinups by P. Craig Russell, J.J. Kirby, and more. With over 100 pages of original stories and content, DC Pride 2022 celebrates the strength and courage it takes to be a DC Super Hero.