Top 25 DC Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman & Superman, Dark Crisis & Flashpoint Beyond, Young Justice & Teen Justice, Black Adam & More!

Top 25 DC Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman and Superman, Dark Crisis and Flashpoint, Young Justice and Teen Justice, Black Adam and More!

Among the DC Comics full August 2022 solicits we picked out our Top 25. Do you agree or disagree with the picks?

Top 13 Guaranteed Picks

ACTION COMICS #1046
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Backup story art by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO

Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
Swimsuit variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAO
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

The climactic battle for the fate of Warworld is fast approaching, and the Authority is finally reunited…but no longer as allies! As Superman fights to retrieve a mythical ancient weapon that can free the people of Warworld, Natasha Irons, Midnighter, and O.M.A.C. fight for the souls of their own teammates. Meanwhile, in the Fortress of Solitude: it’s all hands on deck as the entire Super-family joins forces to recover the Genesis fragment from one of Superman’s earliest classic enemies!

BATMAN / SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #6
Written by MARK WAID
Art by TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by TERRY DODSON
1:25 variant cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
1:50 variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Swimsuit variant cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

THE FLYING GRAYSON FLIES THROUGH TIME! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel might have been victorious in their battle against the dreaded Devil Nezha (but were they, though? More on that to come, kids…) but there’s one thing they forgot in all the madness…Dick!

Robin the Boy Wonder is lost in time like some kind of chrono-Home Alone…and to find him, Batman and Superman will need to get creative!

BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #8
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 8 of 10 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

Bruce Wayne’s journey to become the Dark Knight has taken him around the globe several times, but his training is nearly complete. His trials, however, haven’t gone unnoticed: someone has been watching him…hunting him! The final test of the Batman begins!

BLACK ADAM #3
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ

Variant covers by RAFA SANDOVAL and RAHZZAH
1:25 variant cover by RAFA SARMENTO
Swimsuit variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

Black Adam is dead, and the Mesopotamian gods of Akkad are having a field day. Are the gods real or are they merely figments of human imagination?

Accepting death but denied redemption, Black Adam becomes an ersatz Gilgamesh as he journeys through Akkadian Hell while Malik, his young descendant, goes to extreme and unethical measures to try and revive him, all the while wondering if he should save the life of one of the greatest evils the world has ever known.

DARK CRISIS #3
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE

Variant cover by LEE WEEKS
1:25 variant cover by JOHN GIANG
1:50 variant cover by ETHAN YOUNG
1:100 foil variant cover by DANIEL SAMPERE
Homage variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
$4.99 | 32 pages | 3 of 7 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

THE BATTLE OF THE EMERALD ARMY HAS BEGUN!

Hal Jordan has launched all-out war on Pariah and the Dark Army to avenge his fallen Justice League teammates—but how can one man stand in the way of the Great Darkness? Meanwhile back on Earth, Titans Tower has burned and Deathstroke’s army has continued its scorched-earth march across the planet. To stop Slade Wilson, the young heroes of the DCU might have no other choice than to turn to the brutal tactics of Black Adam…

DEATHSTROKE INC. #12
Written by ED BRISSON
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN

Variant cover by JESUS MERINO
1:25 variant cover by IVAN TAO
Swimsuit variant cover by DAVID LAPHAM
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

Deathstroke Year One part three! Slade’s first assassination goes sideways, and he’s left to fight his way out!

Things get even more complicated, though, when Oliver Queen shows up. Deathstroke versus Green Arrow in a battle for the ages!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1063
Written by RAM V
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by EVAN CAGLE
Backup written by SIMON SPURRIER
Backup art by DANI

Variant covers by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, and ALEX SINCLAIR
1:25 variant cover by YOSHITAKA AMANO
1:50 foil variant cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, and ALEX SINCLAIR
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

Old friends Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent share a moment together asking: At what point does Gotham not need a Batman anymore? As Batman’s investigation around Gotham leads him to encounter more and more demonic beings, the one thing they all have in common is…they’re all people he fights to keep off the streets and behind bars. But when Two-Face appears asking Batman for help, is he friend or foe?

And is whatever’s going on with Batman already too late to do anything about?…Is he the detective or the devil?

THE FLASH #785
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by TAURIN CLARKE
Variant cover by GEORGE KAMBADAIS
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

A Dark Crisis tie-in: the search for Barry Allen! Just when the speedsters seem to have snapped Barry out of Pariah’s clutches, Wallace seems to be falling in… and the creator of Barry’s mind prisons isn’t about to let the team of speedsters just run off. And even if they could, where exactly would they run to…?

The Dark Crisis tie-in storyline races to its conclusion!

THE FLASH 2022 ANNUAL #1
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by SERGIO ACUNA
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
$5.99 US | 48 pages
ON SALE 8/30/22

It’s been a wild time for Wally West and Linda Park-West: their children are regaining their powers, Wally is bouncing between realms, and Linda is dealing with a mysterious power surge! Now, as Linda begins doing research for her upcoming book, Wally comes along for some quality time, and the couple end up on an adventure neither expected!

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JEREMY ADAMS, and TIM SHERIDAN
Art by XERMÁNICO
Cover by MITCH GERADS

Variant cover by XERMÁNICO
1:25 variant cover by JIM CHEUNG
1:50 variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

Thomas Wayne is quickly closing in on the Clockwork Killer, but his investigation might be impeded by young Dexter Dent and his own vigilante agenda: breaking his mother out of Arkham!

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Variant cover by TRAVIS MOORE
3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/9/22

The blockbuster shocking conclusion to the Gold Lantern saga. Which legendary DC villain is behind this great darkness that is about to destroy all the ages of heroes all at once? Find out right here: all this AND the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes is revealed!

THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! #1
Written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
Art and cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant cover by GARY FRANK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

Mary Bromfield has always struggled to determine who she is outside her family… kinda hard to do when you’re all superheroes! Now, after Billy Batson’s heroic sacrifice, the power of Shazam has vanished, and she’s been left powerless. Most heroes would be distraught, but not Mary. It’s finally time for a voyage of self-discovery as she prepares for her freshman year of college and a civilian life. But nothing is ever truly normal for this young hero, because she’s just been chosen as the new champion of Shazam! (At least according to a talking rabbit sent by her estranged brother Billy.) Will she embrace the power? Or will it die along with this world’s hope of survival against the mysterious magical forces waiting to take control?

Find out in Mary’s first solo miniseries, brought to you by up-and-coming comics writer Josie Campbell (Future State: Green Lantern) and fan-favorite Shazam artist Evan “Doc” Shaner (Strange Adventures, Convergence: Shazam!)!

OLYMPUS: REBIRTH #1
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and MICHAEL W. CONRAD
Art by CAITLIN YARSKY
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant cover by TULA LOTAY
1:25 variant cover by LEE WEEKS
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

After years of bitter and violent conflict, the Greek pantheon of gods stands united to welcome their latest goddess…Hippolyta of Themyscira!
Due to her heroic efforts in the mortal realm, the former queen has earned her rightful place among the gods and plans to use her newfound powers to take care of her Amazon sisters from beyond. Little does she know, some of the gods are wary of the new future Hippolyta brings and will do just about anything to stop it!

Join the Wonder Woman writing duo of Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad—along with artist Caitlin Yarsky (Black Hammer) in her DC debut—for an unforgettable new adventure on Mount Olympus. It’s only the beginning of many exciting things to come for Wonder Woman and her world!

Top 12 Honorable Mentions AKA Possible Picks

AQUAMAN & THE FLASH: VOIDSONG #3
Written by JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY
Art by VASCO GEORGIEV
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Variant cover by VASCO GEORGIEV
$6.99 US | 56 pages | 3 of 3 | Prestige
ON SALE 8/16/22

THE WORLD-SHATTERING CONCLUSION! Their friendship is fractured. The Earth is crumbling under their feet. How can the Flash and Aquaman possibly face the overwhelming threat of the Voidsong’s full power? It’s a star-bound showdown for the ages—with the entire DC Universe in the balance—as super-gods and aliens collide!

BLACK ADAM – THE JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES: CYCLONE #1
Written by CAVAN SCOTT and BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by MARIA LAURA SANAPO and MARCO SANTUCCI
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Photo variant cover
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

When she was young, Maxine Hunkel dreamed of flying with the Justice Society. Now she finally has the powers and the opportunity…but will she say yes? Guest starring Hawkman on the road to Black Adam! Plus, continuing the Teth-Adam backup story: trouble hits home for Adrianna Tomaz as Intergang mercenaries invade the hallowed halls of her university, on the hunt for the sacred totem she “liberated”—but what strange metal is the idol made from, and why does Intergang need it so badly?

DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE – GREEN LANTERN #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art and cover by FERNANDO BLANCO
Backup written by NADIA SHAMMAS
Backup art by JACK HERBERT
1:25 variant cover by MARIO FOCCILLO
1:50 foil variant cover by FERNANDO BLANCO
$4.99 | 40 pages | One-shot
ON SALE 8/9/22

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…but the spirit of the Justice League can never truly die. John Stewart takes flight to defend his planet as the Emerald Knight of Justice alongside allies Red Hood and the blind prophet Kyle Rayner! Plus: Hawkgirl takes to the skies in her own unique world! Where there’s life there’s hope, and with that hope comes a deeper unraveling of the tapestry of the DCU’s biggest event of 2022!

DARK CRISIS: YOUNG JUSTICE #3
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by LAURA BRAGA
Cover by MAX DUNBAR
Variant cover by JORGE CORONA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

Sins of the old! In response to their lack of gratitude, the world holding Superboy, Impulse, and Tim Drake captive has brought back the three villains who have caused them the most pain to keep them in their place: Deathstroke, Captain Boomerang, and Lex Luthor. Old wounds will open. Wonder Girl and her search team will have to hurry up before there’s no Young Justice left to save!

MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE #3
Written by IVAN COHEN and DANNY LORE
Art by MARCO FAILLA
Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Variant cover by STEPHANIE HANS
3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

The miniseries that goes to 11 (Earth-11, that is) gets even wilder, as the mysteries of a gender-flipped universe become clearer…and more shocking! From the depths of space to Superwoman’s island fortress to the heart of the Church of Blood, Kid Quick and the rest of Teen Justice discover the threat they face is even greater than they imagined! What secret does a stranded Aquagirl learn from Green Lantern Hal Ferris? Why has Raven lost so much of his power? And what does Sister Blood have planned for Troy?

NIGHTWING #95
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
1:25 variant cover by DAVID TALASKI
Swimsuit variant cover by NICOLA SCOTT
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/16/22

Heartless has an extra-giant jar that has Blockbuster’s name on it, but as a man of refined taste, Heartless doesn’t just collect any type of heart…he waits for someone to experience a specific emotion in particular before taking it all away from them and adding it into his collection.

Does Nightwing have what it takes to save the life of the very man who’s been trying to take everything away from Dick Grayson, including his life?

ROBIN #17
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by ROGER CRUZ and NORM RAPMUND

Variant cover by SIMONE DI MEO
1:25 connecting variant cover by CLAYTON HENRY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

Heartbreak! Lord Death Man reveals the truth about Flatline! Can Robin forgive her?! Since leaving Gotham, Damian has grown and trained to be a hero, but now that story comes to an end as he’s pulled into a shocking new story line that will test his role as Robin and his place in the DCU!

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #14
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by CIAN TORMEY
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE

Variant cover by RAFAEL SARMENTO
1:25 variant cover by TRAVIS MERCER and DANNY MIKI
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/9/22

Henry Bendix has threatened and manipulated and killed without consequence. Now, after a shocking coordinated attack on Earth’s heroes, it’s time for Superman, Jay, and the Revolutionaries to strike back. But first, Jay Nakamura must embrace his powers and become the hero Jon knows he can be.

SWORD OF AZRAEL: DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1
Written by DAN WATTERS
Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA
Variant cover by JUNI BA
$3.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

The Angel of St. Dumas’s faith is challenged! This issue collects the critically acclaimed three part story that ran in the pages of Batman: Urban Legends ahead of the August debut of the new Sword of Azrael miniseries. Azrael has returned to Gotham City after a long time away, unsure of his purpose and having his faith constantly challenged by demonic developments in the city. The arrival of the new antagonist the Poor Fellow will change Azrael’s future forever. Reprints the Azrael stories from Batman: Urban Legends #8-10 that lead into Sword of Azrael #1!

SWORD OF AZRAEL #1
Written by DAN WATTERS
Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA

Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant cover by CLAIRE ROE
1:50 variant cover by JOE QUESADA and TOMEU MOREY
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/2/22

The warrior angel of St. Dumas returns! Jean-Paul Valley does not want to be Azrael ever again. All it has brought him is pain, violence, and misery. He has sequestered himself away at a monastery in Europe to find peace. But when a young woman who claims to have the same System programming that made Jean-Paul into Azrael arrives at the monastery, he won’t have a choice but to don his violent mantle of Azrael once more to protect her from the deadly assassins who wish her harm.

From the rising star creative team of Dan Watters (Arkham City: The Order of the World, Lucifer) and Nikola Čižmešija (Batman: Urban Legends, Future State: Gotham) this miniseries will redefine one of the Batman world’s most iconic and fierce characters.

WONDER GIRL 2022 ANNUAL #1
Written by JOËLLE JONES
Art by ADRIANA MELO, SWEENEY BOO, JILL THOMPSON, and EMI LENOX
Cover by JOËLLE JONES

Variant cover by CHRIS WILDGOOSE
1:25 variant cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
$5.99 | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/30/22

After an unforgettable first visit to Themyscira (see Trial of the Amazons), Yara Flor has been crowned Wonder Girl and her Esquecida tribe accepted into the Amazon sisterhood…so what now? The jungles of Brazil beckon our heroes home, just in time for some new adventures! You won’t want to miss this oversize issue packed with never-before-seen stories about the mysterious new tribe and their most famous member!

YOUNG JUSTICE: TARGETS #2
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
Variant cover by MEGHAN HETRICK
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/23/22

With Queen Perdita nowhere to be found, an APB has been sent across the planet! Now, in Markovia, the Infinitors have been assembled to track her down, but are the Infinitors to be trusted? How deep does this evil conspiracy run, and who will be able to unravel the web of deception in time?

Pulse Taking

That’s our top picks from DC Comics’ August 2022 solicitations, but what caught your eye from their offerings?

 

Top 25 DC Comics August 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman & Superman, Dark Crisis & Flashpoint Beyond, Young Justice & Teen Justice, Black Adam & More!