Tick... Tick...1 of 12Although November's new DC titles and tie-ins have previously been announced, the publisher's full November 2017 solicitations still offer a few surprising revelations. From unexpected creative changes to cryptic story hints, Newsarama takes a look at some of the key things we learned in DC's November solicitations.
Titans Traitor2 of 12Titans has been teasing a traitor in the midst for a while now (foretold by Psimon in Titans #12). August's issue #14 had a really surprising cliffhanger about whom the traitor might be, but it looks November's Titans #17 promises that the identity of the traitor will be revealed. And the Titans will "face their darkest hour."
Batman... Out!3 of 12The Justice League of America is a group of heroes brought together by Batman himself, but it looks like the Caped Crusader isn't sticking around. The solicitation for Justice League of America #18 says that Batman is outta here, and the team doesn't handle his absence well.
Then over in Batman Beyond #14, it looks like the Batman of the future is getting a new costume (although it doesn't look like we get to see Terry wearing it on the cover).
Recurring Dreams4 of 12The cover for Dark Nights: Metal #4 features Dream of the Endless in the center of the image — the character from Sandman who showed up at the end of the first issue. This might be the "glimmer of hope" that's cited in the solicitation, but it's surprising to see Dream still playing a role in the event series three issues after he showed up. Apparently, this is no cameo (like the last time an Endless sibling showed up).
This isn't the first crossover by a character from the Endless in the DCU, as Death showed up in October 2010's Action Comics #984. But that was a much more limited role, and its brevity supported the adamant emphasis by DC that Sandman characters would not start showing up in the DCU. Except now, of course.
Jason's Story5 of 12We knew that new writer James Robinson would be reviving Geoff Johns' "Rebirth" and "Darkseid War" mysteries in his upcoming Wonder Woman run. In particular, the return of Darkseid's daughter Grail and the mystery of Wonder Woman's brother.
It looks like November's Wonder Woman #34 will mark first adult meeting between Jason and his sister, and readers will learn more about his story in issue #35.
(Hell)Blaze of Glory6 of 12In May, DC announced that Tim Seeley was taking over Hellblazer as the new ongoing writer with Jesus Merino on art. But the run didn't last long - three issues, if the solicitation for November's The Hellblazer #16 is any indication. Richard Kadrey is listed as the new series writer, with Davide Fabbri on art, kicking off a new multi-issue storyline called "The Bardo Score."
Sorry Wally?7 of 12At the end of the "Lazarus Contract," Damian Wayne kicked Kid Flash off the team because of his mistake with Deathstroke, and the team has been missing a speedster ever since.
In November's Teen Titans #14, it looks like Kid Flash might return, but only if Damian can apologize. So…that might not happen.
Super Secret Double Private Club8 of 12There are some geek-out-worthy revelations coming up for Super Sons in November. First, Damian and Jon are getting a new ‘secret headquarters’ in Super Sons #10 - a brand new HQ for the young World's Finest.
Then in Super Sons Annual #1, readers will see a team-up between the "super-pets" - Damian's dog Titus and the Kent family dog Krypto.
Chinese Relations9 of 12In the real world, China just helped the U.S. ease tension with North Korea, and in the world of the DCU, the there's a similar story on the horizon. New Super-Man #17 promises that the Justice League of China is going to be confronted by the Justice League - a potentially fiery first meeting - but the Chinese team is going to ask for assistance from the JL.
The Trial of Slade Wilson10 of 12Christopher Priest's Deathstroke hits a milestone issue in November and DC is making it an oversized issue as Slade is confronted by the Secret Society of Super Villains. It looks like the mercenary's recent turn toward heroism - motivated by the events of "The Lazarus Contract" - is getting him into trouble with his fellow villains.
Oz Aftermath11 of 12By November, readers will have already found out the identity of Mr. Oz, but until then, we can only guess about what upcoming solicitations mean. For example, Action Comics #992's copy says Superman will actually consider leaving Earth to "answer a call from the stars" after he finds out who Mr. Oz is. Hmm…
Tim Drake will also be free of his interaction with Oz by November, but Detective Comics #968 says that when Tim returns to the DCU, he'll bring a "shadowy figure" with him - perhaps someone from Tim's prison or even Oz himself?
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