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Baturday: Second Week of July 2020


Hello there, Batman fans! And welcome back to Comic Booked’s longest-running column, Baturday! We took a week off for the holiday (and because there weren’t any new releases as DC switched to their new distributors), but there are two big Bat news items before we jump in! First and foremost, there is going to be an HBO Max cop show set in the world of The Batman film universe. Stargirl has been renewed for a second season, but this will be only on the CW. DC Universe has officially cancelled DC Daily (and is moving a lot of their content to the CW and HBO Max, so might be going away sooner rather than later). And Grifer (along with eventually, hopefully, some more of the Wildstorm characters) will be gracing the pages of Batman after Joker War. Whew! That’s a lot of news. Anyway, make sure you check out the last edition before you read all about the second week of July. Here’s what came out this week:

  • Batman #94
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue #2
  • The Batman’s Grave #8 (of 12)
  • Batman and the Outsiders #14
  • DCeased: Dead Planet #1 (of 7)
  • Detective Comics #1023
  • Flash Forward TPB
  • Harley Quinn #74
  • Justice League #48
  • Justice League Odyssey #22
  • Lois Lane #12 (of 12)
  • Young Justice #16
  • DC Universe / CW — Stargirl

And my pick of the week is:


So there you have it. James Tynion IV finishes up his first epic storyline as the main Batman writer with a seamless transition into Joker War. The Flash Forward trade paperback collection includes the entire legendary miniseries, the Wally West backup story from The Flash #750, and the cancelled Free Comic Book Day Generation Zero: Gods Among Us one-shot that bridges the gap between Heroes in Crisis and Dark Nights: Death Metal, posing Flash/Metron/Dr. Manhattan against the Batman Who Laughs and the rest of the Dark Multiverse. We get a return to two alternate realities that we love with Batman: The Adventures Continue and DCeased. Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch continue delivering their sophisticated detective mystery action in the pages of The Batman’s Grave. And Peter J. Tomasi continues his reign as the best current Batman writer in the pages of Detective Comics as the Joker enlists Lincoln March and the Court of Owls for his side of the war against Batman. I think it’s pretty safe to say that it was yet another solid release week for the Bat family of books. Let us know what you missed, what you’re looking forward to, and how you’re doing. We’d love to hear from you on social media. See you next Baturday!

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