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DC's Batman and Justice League Solicits Reveal Next Marketing Ploy?

DC's Batman and Justice League Solicits Reveal Next Marketing Ploy?

A sneak peek at DC's solicitations may reveal a new publishing initiative for September!



It's been almost a year since DC's Nu52 universe reboot boosted sales and reinvigorated the comic book industry, if you listen to DC fans, or failed miserably if you listen to Marvel fans. Is it time for another world-shattering gimmick? The Outhouse has heard rumors from some very unreliable sources (I.E. we're making this up) that DC may be abandoning its current line of comics to republish old comics from the nineties. Our evidence? Firstly, note the abundance of comics by nineties superstar Rob Liefeld below. Secondly, notice the "issue zero" theme running through all the books. Are we looking at Zero Hour redux? Zero Hour 2: The Zeroest Hour? Stay tuned to the Outhouse for more unfounded rumors and idle speculation.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #0
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by GARY FRANK
Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GARY FRANK
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
• Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story!
• Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

AQUAMAN #0
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It's the first appearance of Atlantis – and Aquaman's first encounter with Atlanteans!
• How will this story of Arthur's past set the stage for his future? Find out here!

WONDER WOMAN #0
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• A facet of the past is revealed – and a foe is introduced!
• How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?

THE FLASH #0
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 B&W cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• At last, it's the origin of The Flash!
• The loss of his mother put Barry Allen on the road to becoming a hero, but only when he gains his powers will he understand her most important lesson.

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #0
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON
Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Discover Hawkman's connection to Thanagar and why he came to Earth!

GREEN ARROW #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II and ROB HUNTER
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Oliver Queen is young, rich and reckless...what could possibly go wrong?
• Discover the events leading up to the birth of Green Arrow, and Ollie's history with Roy Harper!

EARTH 2 #0
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It's the tragic origin of Earth 2's greatest villain!
• Don't miss Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in action on Earth 2!

WORLDS' FINEST #0
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
1:25 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It's the origin of Supergirl and Robin on Earth 2!
• How did their first mission on that world affect their situation as Power Girl and Huntress today?

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0
Written by TONY BEDARD, JAMES ROBINSON, ROB LIEFELD and DAN DIDIO
Art by CAFU, MARAT MYCHAELS, TOM DERENICK, ERIC BATTLE and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 64 pg, FC, $5.99 US • RATED T
• Five all-new adventures featuring the Blackhawks' Mother Machine, Hawk and Dove, Mister Terrific and O.M.A.C. in this super-sized issue!
• Featuring the beginning of storylines that will play out across the entire New 52!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #0
Written by JOE HARRIS
Art and cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and MARLO ALQUIZA
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond try to return to civilian life after losing the power of the Firestorm Protocols...but when danger threatens them, will they be able to survive?
• Is this the end of Firestorm?

CAPTAIN ATOM #0
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• Captain Nathaniel Adam volunteers for a dangerous experiment that will make him one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe!
• How much can man lose before he is no longer human?

TALON #0
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• A new series featuring the Court of Owls' unstoppable killing machine!
• Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life...but that's impossible, since he's being hunted by his former masters!

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0
Written by GRANT MORRISON and CHRIS BURNHAM
Art and cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Variant cover by AARON KUDER
1:100 B&W Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $3.99
• Batman, Incorporated wants you!
• Batman has a war to fight, but first he must recruit an army to combat the menace of Leviathan.
• See how The Dark Knight assembled his lieutenants!

BATMAN #0
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Backup story art by ANDY CLARKE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE
1:100 B&W Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
• Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands!
• This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

DETECTIVE COMICS #0
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by TONY DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
Backup story art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
• Discover how young Bruce Wayne learned to wield the martial arts, and how a major villain was introduced into his life.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #0
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Batman takes on the most important case of his career as a detective – who murdered his parents?
• Meet Joe Chill and explore the epic conspiracy to wipe out the Wayne family!

BATMAN AND ROBIN #0
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Damian's complicated relationship with his mother, Talia al Ghul, takes center stage.
• Bred to kill and not to care, this is the birth of an assassin!

BATWOMAN #0
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• See how Kate Kane shed her life of excess and disgrace to become the costumed vigilante known as Batwoman!
• Has she truly put her demons to rest?

BATGIRL #0
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art and cover by ED BENES
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl?
• Witness Barbara Gordon's shocking injury and her inspiring drive to recover and walk again!

NIGHTWING #0
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by EDDY BARROWS, RUY JOSE and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• It's the origin of Dick Grayson in The New 52!
• From orphan to super hero – it's all here!

BATWING #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by MARCUS TO and RYAN WINN
Cover by MARCUS TO
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Batwing has been chosen as one of Batman's main allies...but is he worthy?
• Guest-starring Batman!

BIRDS OF PREY #0
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR
Cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The first meeting of Black Canary and Batgirl...is not at all what you expect!
• After Team 7, how did the Birds of Prey come to be?

CATWOMAN #0
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The secret origin of Selina Kyle!
• Major shocks are in store for Catwoman this year – and this is just the beginning!

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by DWAYNE TURNER
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Learn how Jason Todd came back to life after being killed by The Joker.
• Do you really need another reason to check out this issue?

Click here and here for image galleries of the covers at DC's blog. 



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