UPDATE: BATMAN & SIGNAL Collection Re-Solicited (With Extra Story Added)

DC Comics April 2018 solicitations
Credit: DC Comics
Credit: DC Comics

Updated April 18: As expected, DC have re-solicited the previously-cancelled Batman and the Signal trade paperback with an estimated August 22 release date.

As part of this, a extra story from New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 has been added to the collection. Here is the new solicitation:

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL TP
written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK
art by CULLY HAMNER, DECLAN SHALVEY, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and others
cover by CULLY HAMNER
The Signal, Gotham City's daytime protector, is back! Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can't. Only one teen is up to the challenge: Duke Thomas. After months of training, he's ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City's newest protector: the Signal! Collects BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1-3 plus stories from ALL-STAR BATMAN #1-4 and 6-9 and NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2017 #1.
ON SALE 08.22.18
$16.99 US | 144 PAGES
FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-7967-7
 

Original Story: Orders for the planned May 23 collection of the three-issue Batman and the Signal miniseries have been cancelled by DC Comics following delays in the serialization. The publisher states that they do plan to resolicit the collection at some point in the future.

The final issue, Batman and the Signal #3, is currently scheduled for release on April 25. Hamner has publicly stated that he has completed drawing the entire series.

No reason has been given for DC's decision to cancel the collected edition. Here is the original solictiation:

BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK
Art by CULLY HAMNER, DECLAN SHALVEY, MINKYU JUNG and KLAUS JANSON
Cover by CULLY HAMNER
Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the Signal, is back! After months of training, the Signal is ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become a hero for Gotham City’s daylight hours. But can he handle the challenge of Gnomon and his minions? And what key does Gnomon hold to Duke’s past? Find out in these stories from the three-issue miniseries, plus backup stories from ALL-STAR BATMAN #1-4 and 6-9.
On sale MAY 23 • 160 pg, FC • $16.99 US

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