Spoilers: DC Retail Solicits Reveal New Sept.-Oct. Details

 

Last week Newsarama brought you news that a comic book retailer version of the Green Lantern #13 solicitation copy revealed the name of the upcoming new Green Lantern as Baz.

Since then, we’ve uncovered a few other differences between the publicly released versions of solicitation entries for a handful of DC’s September and October titles, and the versions that appear on Diamond’s retailer website.

What these differences mean – if anything – remains to be seen, but if you’re careful to avoid what might be considered a spoiler, you may want to stop reading at this point.

Below are the full, publicly released versions of the solicitation copy, followed by (in bold) the retailer version of the story teasers.

Widely released version:

 

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #0

Written by DAN DIDIO

Art by BRENT ANDERSON and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by BRENT ANDERSON

On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Learn what happened to The Phantom Stranger after the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY story!

• Who has been sacrificed? Who is guilty? Who can save us? And who...is The Phantom Stranger?

• Major players in The New 52 will be introduced in these pages!

Retailer version:

· Learn what happened to The Phantom Stranger after the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY story, and how he is responsible for the creation of The Spectre!

· And what else has he done that may have sealed the fate of the entire DC Universe?

· Major players in The New 52 will be introduced in these pages!

 

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!

· How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl?

· A tale never before told in the DC Universe!

 

RED LANTERNS #0

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

PROLOGUE TO THE THIRD ARMY!

• Don’t miss this secret chapter of the Red Lantern Corps, as the legacy of Atrocitus’s violent past unfolds!

• Witness a prophecy that threatens to change everything!

· Don't miss this secret chapter of the Red Lantern Corps, as the legacy of Atrocitus's violent past unfolds!

· Witness the prophecy of the Manhunters' return!

 

G.I. COMBAT #0

Written by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and J.T. KRUL

Art by STAZ JOHNSON and ARIEL OLIVETTI

Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

• What exactly was the Unknown Soldier before the experiments that changed him forever?

• The War that Time Forgot claims another casualty in the strangest origin story of them all!

· What exactly was the Unknown Soldier before the experiments that changed him forever?

· Plus: In the wild lands of The War that Time Forgot, one soldier must embrace the monster if he's going to retain humanity.

 

THE FLASH #13

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

1:25 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• “GORILLA WARFARE” starts here!

• Gorilla Grodd’s army attacks Central City, and The Flash is forced to team up with the Rogues!?

· "THE SIEGE OF CENTRAL CITY" starts here!

· Gorilla Grodd's army attacks Central City, and The Flash is forced to team up with the Rogues!?

 

SUPERMAN #13

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

1:25 B&W Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

• It’s a deathrap for Superman as he matches wits with his greatest enemy for the final time as The Man of Steel loses it!

· It's a deathrap for Superman as he matches wits with his greatest enemy for the final time as The Man of Steel loses it!

· Plus: The death of...?!

 

BATWOMAN #13

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 OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up!

• Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up! (We’re so excited we had to say it twice!)

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.

· Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up to fight Medusa!

· Batwoman and Wonder Woman team up to fight Medusa! (We're so excited we had to say it twice!)

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