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DC’s May Solicitations

Here are the Flash-related DC solicitations for May, courtesy of Newsarama. Early May will also see the last half of the FlashBatman crossover, of course, and DC chose to group those solicits with their April listings. And in case you missed it earlier, there’s more about the TitansTeen TitansDeathstroke crossover “The Lazarus Contract” here.

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #11
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part one! When Deathstroke discovers that Wally West’s return holds the key to bringing his son back from the dead, he’ll stop at nothing to do just that! Don’t miss the debut chapter of the epic crossover event that you’ve been waiting for!
On sale MAY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part two! The Teen Titans collide with the Titans after both groups are targeted by the World’s Deadliest Assassin—Deathstroke! But when Robin interrogates Nightwing about his history with Deathstroke, dark secrets are revealed and alliances are broken!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

DEATHSTROKE #19
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN and JASON PAZ—Cover by MIKE McKONE—Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World’s Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL: THE LAZARUS CONTRACT #1
Written by DAN ABNETT, BENJAMIN PERCY and CHRISTOPHER PRIEST—Art by PAUL PELLETIER—Cover by MIKE McKONE
“THE LAZARUS CONTRACT” finale! The conclusion to our epic crossover is here, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come! What does the future hold for the Titans teams after this game-changing run-in with their greatest enemy? Find out here as we set the stage for the next era of Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
On sale MAY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” part one! The League find themselves trapped in a time loop after they are attacked by a man wielding a mysterious alien weapon. The result is one member dead, and many civilians obliterated!
On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
Written by BRYAN HITCH • Art by BRYAN HITCH and DANIEL HENRIQUES • Cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“ENDLESS” finale! In order to save the lives of a fallen friend and many innocents, the League must make the dangerous time loop work for them and stop it all from happening. All that stands in their way is one man’s hatred—and a hammer that can bend time!
On sale MAY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH VOL. 9: FULL STOP TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by JESUS MERINO, PHILIPPE BRIONES, PAUL PELLETIER, GUS VAZQUEZ and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
In the aftermath of his clash with Zoom from issues #48-52, The Flash is on the run from the law—and the task force charged with arresting him is made up of the Rogues! With villains like Captain Cold, Weather Wizard and Mirror Master nipping at his heels, the Scarlet Speedster must clear his name while a new enemy emerges: the Riddler!
On sale JUNE 28 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE FLASH UNWRAPPED BY FRANCIS MANAPUL HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
For the first time ever, experience Francis Manapul’s acclaimed run on THE FLASH through beautifully reprinted original ink art that showcases the artist’s masterful skill and creative vision. THE FLASH BY FRANCIS MANAPUL UNWRAPPED collects THE FLASH #0-8.
On sale JULY 19 • 200 pg, B&W, $34.99 US

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM, JONBOY MEYERS and DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
The Teen Titans are further apart than ever before…until Damian Wayne recruits Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the new Kid Flash to join him in a fight against his own grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul! Collects issues #1-5 and TEEN TITANS: REBIRTH #1.
On sale JUNE 14 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 OMNIBUS HC NEW EDITION
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, CURT SWAN, ROMEO TANGHAL and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez introduced a timeless team including Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire—young heroes with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and the adventures they shared.
This omnibus edition collects the team’s debut in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26, plus the first sixteen issues of their smash-hit monthly series, including the first appearances of foes including Deathstroke and Trigon, as well as a confrontation with the Justice League of America.
On sale AUGUST 30 • 688 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Got your eye on anything that month? Share your thoughts!

Sneak Peek At Flash #23 Solicitation

DC’s full solicitations for May won’t be out for a while, but Newsarama has a preview of several issues, and one of them is Flash #23. You may recall that we’ve already seen solicits for Flash #22, which is the issue due out in the first half of May.

THE FLASH #23
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!
On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

This seems to suggest that we will indeed be seeing Professor Zoom during the Flash-Batman crossover, so it’s interesting to get a bit more information about that.

Early April DC Solicitations

April solicitations aren’t due out until next Monday, though for some reason Bleeding Cool has most of them up already. Trades aren’t listed, so it’s possible there will be a Waid or Johns TPB announced that day. But until then, here are the Flash-related solicitations for April. Spoilers, naturally!

THE FLASH #20
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash’s inner circle!
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TITANS #10
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
“Made in Manhattan” finale! While Wally and Dick are trapped inside Meta Solutions with the raging Mammoth, Psimon reveals that his employers have big plans for Bumblebee! Can the rest of the Titans rally before the Fearsome Five unleash hell on New York City?
On sale APRIL 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #7
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by KHOI PHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
“The Rise of Aqualad” finale! Out of the depths of the San Francisco bay rises King Shark, backed by an army of mutant shark-people! Outnumbered and out…teethed, can Damian, the Teen Titans and their new ally Jackson Hyde defend their city from the jaws of disaster?
On sale APRIL 26 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

 

I’m not certain whether this is the final solicitation for the Flash-Batman crossover, or if we’ll be seeing something different on Monday. But here’s how it’s been listed so far.

BATMAN #21
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 19

THE FLASH #21
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale APRIL 26

BATMAN #22
Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MAY 3

THE FLASH #22
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by HOWARD PORTER
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MAY 10

“The Button”: Two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!

Each issue of “The Button” will feature both a lenticular cover along with a regular cover, each drawn by Fabok. The lenticular cover editions will retail for $3.99, with the regular covers at the standard Rebirth price of $2.99.

March DC Solicitations

Newsarama has posted the full complement of DC’s March solicitations, and there’s a lot going on that month. Posted above is the cover for the Titans annual, which promises a team-up between the Titans and their mentors!

THE FLASH #18
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SINS OF THE FATHER” part one! With his superhero career finally underway, Wally West must learn the truth about his father, Daniel West, the long-lost villain known as Reverse-Flash. To retrace his steps, Kid Flash and The Flash must travel to the most dangerous place in the DC Universe: Belle Reve Prison!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

THE FLASH #19
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by NEIL GOOGE
Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SINS OF THE FATHER” finale! Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive.
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TEEN TITANS #6
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by KHOI PHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE RISE OF Aqualad” part one! New story! New city! New member? As the team adjusts to their new lives at Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans!
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS #9
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“Made in Manhattan” part two! The Titans come face-to-face with the Fearsome Five and their newest member…Bumblebee?! Meanwhile, Dick and Wally make a stunning discovery about Meta Solutions!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

TITANS ANNUAL #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by MINKYU JUNG
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien invasion!
On sale MARCH 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

EARTH 2: SOCIETY #22
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by BRUNO REDONDO
In this series finale, a new dawn rises on Earth-2. After a terrible struggle, the Wonders have restored their world, better than ever. Can they become the new heroes and caretakers the reborn planet needs to protect it from future threats? And what of the price they paid for peace—what is the final fate of the Earth-2 Batman and his legacy?
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

THE FLASH BY MARK WAID BOOK TWO TP
Written by MARK WAID and GERARD JONES
Art by GREG LAROCQUE, M.D. BRIGHT, PHIL HESTER and PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
Once Wally West was Kid Flash, sidekick to his mentor and friend The Flash, a.k.a. Barry Allen. But the death of Barry made Wally the fastest man alive—and the new Flash! Now, somehow, Barry has returned—as a violent and paranoid speedster determined to eliminate what he’s created! Is Barry really back? This second collection of stories from Mark Waid’s epic run on THE FLASH includes THE FLASH #69-79, THE FLASH ANNUAL #6, GREEN LANTERN #30-31 and #40, plus a story from JUSTICE LEAGUE QUARTERLY #10.
On sale APRIL 26 • 432 pg, FC, $34.99 US

TEEN TITANS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER, BOB HANEY, PAUL LEVITZ and others
Art by NICK CARDY, CARMINE INFANTINO, GEORGE TUSKA, JIM APARO, NEAL ADAMS and others
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
In these tales from the 1970s, the assassination of a world leader forces the Teen Titans to rethink their mission, leading to time travelling and cross-country adventure as they take on social issues of the day. This new title collects TEEN TITANS #25-53; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #94, 102 and 149: BATMAN FAMILY #6, 8 and 9; and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #205.
On sale JUNE 7 • 776 pg, FC, $125.00 US

Some interesting-sounding issues that month, and a couple of cool collections/trades. “The Return of Barry Allen” is always a popular story, so it’s good to see it released in another trade. And, as I noted a few days ago when we saw the sneak peek at the Flash solicitation, it’s nice to have Captain Boomerang officially back as part of the Flashverse.

Anything you’re looking forward to in March? Share your thoughts!

Sneak Peek At March Solicitations

The full list of DC’s March solicitations hasn’t been posted yet (they’ll probably be out on Monday), but the Teen Titans and one of The Flash solicits/covers are out already.

THE FLASH #19
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON—Art by NEIL GOOGE—Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO—Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“SINS OF THE FATHER” finale! Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive.

TEEN TITANS #6
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by KHOI PHAM and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
Cover by KHOI PHAM
Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
“THE RISE OF Aqualad” part one! New story! New city! New member? As the team adjusts to their new lives at Titans Tower, Damian investigates a series of strange disappearances in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Jackson Hyde heads west to fulfill his destiny…and finds himself in the crosshairs of the Teen Titans!
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It’s good to see Captain Boomerang back in the Flashverse, because in the New 52 there was absolutely no sign that he was connected to it at all. We’d already seen a hint that Boomerang has faced the Flash in the Rebirth Suicide Squad book, but this is the first time in The Flash book itself.

You can see the rest of the solicitation snippets at Bleeding Cool at the site. Be back here for the full list of solicitations next week!