Top 25 DC Comics September 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman, Superman, Dark Crisis & More! Plus Who Is Second New Champion Of Shazam?!

Top 25 DC Comics September 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman, Superman, Dark Crisis and More! Plus Who Is Second New Champion Of Shazam?!

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

Top 15 Guaranteed Picks

DARK CRISIS #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ
Variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
1:25 variant cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
1:50 variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY
1:100 variant cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ
Zero Hour homage variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and JONATHAN GLAPION
$4.99 | 32 pages | 4 of 7 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

Witness the birth of the new DC Multiverse!

Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the heroes have learned the secret of Pariah’s new worlds—but at what cost does this knowledge come, and what can they even do with this information—or even worse, perhaps Pariah and the Great Darkness want them to know…? On Earth-Zero, Deathstroke continues to move forward with his plans to erase legacy heroics once and for all, while Jon Kent, Nightwing, and the ragtag group of youngsters rally to step up to the increasing number of challenges. The event of the year rages on!

Dark Crisis is in many ways the direct sequel to the original Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez. In this issue Pariah’s attempt to restore the infinite Multiverse reaches a breaking point! Stay tuned for a special announcement at SDCC 2022 that will change all you know about Dark Crisis!

ANNOUNCING SPECIAL OPEN ORDER HOMAGE VARIANTS TO EPIC CRISIS EVENTS FROM YEARS PAST! THIS MONTH IT’S ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME BY THE INCREDIBLE BRETT BOOTH and JONATHAN GLAPION!

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #5
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 SCOTT KOLINS
1:50 variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

The Clockwork Killer’s identity is finally revealed as the dust settles after the showdown at Arkham Asylum. But as we learn the truth behind how the Clockwork Killer came to be, Thomas is faced with a reality-altering choice!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #7
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant cover by PETE WOODS
1:50 variant cover by TODD NAUCK

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

BRAND-NEW STORY ARC! The untold story of Superman’s short-lived sidekick is at last revealed, but what secret connection to one of DC’s most timeless tales does this story foreshadow? Only time will tell (that’s a clue, folks). The next epic arc in the World’s Finest saga begins here! INTRODUCING: BOY THUNDER!

ACTION COMICS #1047
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by WILL CONRAD
Backup by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by STEVE BEACH
Variant cover by NATHAN SZERDY
1:25 variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary variant cover by LEIRIX
$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/27/22

In the aftermath of Superman’s epic Warworld Revolution, the Man of Steel is back on Earth and stronger than he’s ever been!

As he and Steel join forces to remake Metropolis as a true City of Tomorrow, two of Superman’s most iconic villains take notice…and they have plans of their own. Meanwhile, Superman’s meddling on Warworld has had unforeseen consequences: he’s awakened an enemy so ancient and powerful, even this stronger-than-ever Superman will need the whole Super-Family to face it.

Introducing new characters and beginning this new chapter in Superman’s mythology, don’t miss the kickoff to the countdown to Action Comics #1050!

BATMAN VS. ROBIN #1
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

Variant covers by JASON FABOK, ALEXANDER LOZANO, JOSHUA MIDDLETON, and STEVE BEACH
1:25 variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
1:50 variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 foil variant cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
Team retailer variant cover by DAVE RAPOZA

$5.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 5 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/13/22

Spinning out of the events of both Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Shadow War, father and son will do battle in one of the single most earth-shattering tales ever told!

Deep in the heart of Lazarus Island, the demonic legacy of the al Ghul family line has at last been freed, and the Devil Nezha is out for blood. To reclaim his total domination over planet Earth, Nezha has supercharged magic—anyone who dares use it is overcome by a demonic evil that supercharges their abilities to dangerous, unpredictable, and in some cases deadly levels!

With Damian in Nezha’s clutches and Bruce haunted by the return of an old friend, the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder are pitted against one another in the battle of the century!

Legendary writer Mark Waid helms the next epic saga in Batman history, while superstar artist Mahmud Asrar makes his triumphant return to DC!

BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #9
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
$4.99 US | 40 pages | 9 of 10 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

Bruce Wayne has traveled the world learning from the best to be the best. Class time is now over, and the final exam is here! Enter…the Demon’s Head!

BLACK ADAM #4
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ

Variant covers by RAFA SANDOVAL and TAURIN CLARKE
1:25 variant cover by PAMELA HOOGEBOOM

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR BLACK ADAM. Thousands of years ago, did Black Adam inadvertently create a powerful race who’ve modeled themselves after the Akkadian pantheon of goddesses and gods? Or is he being gaslighted, taunted by illusions, by one of his many enemies? Theo Teth-Adam finds only more questions when he is lured to the Akkadian Hightower and given a cryptic message. Meanwhile, Adam has dispatched Etrigan the Demon, an unlikely ally, to either train his youthful successor or kill him.

DEATHSTROKE INC. #13
Written by ED BRISSON
Art by DEXTER SOY
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN

Variant cover by DEXTER SOY
1:25 variant cover by IVAN TAO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/27/22

Deathstroke Year One continues! Deathstroke’s mission went so wrong it landed him in…the morgue! In a race against time, Slade must get to his target before the entire mission is scrubbed!

DETECTIVE COMICS #1064
Written by RAM V
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by EVAN CAGLE

Backup written by SIMON SPURRIER
Backup art by DANI
Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Harley Quinn 30th variant cover by JAY ANACLETO
1:25 variant cover by MARTIN SIMMONDS
1:50 ink variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/27/22

It’s a tango to the death as Batman dances with an old flame while trying not to catch on fire. Using the new information about “black noise,” Batman investigates the music box in his possession some more, which leads him to question whether music is actually able to contain physics-altering properties. Later, this theory is tested with Two-Face.

THE FLASH #786
Written by JEREMY ADAMS
Art by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN
Cover by TAURIN CLARKE

Variant cover by GEORGE KAMBADAIS
1:25 variant cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ
Harley Quinn 30th variant cover by KIM JACINTO

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

Wally West is exhausted, and has been running nonstop since even before he had to step up in the wake of the loss of the Justice League. But, as he’s figured out what he needs to do to free Barry (while also keeping Wallace from falling into Pariah’s plans), he’s also long overdue for a chat with Linda…

THE NEW CHAMPION OF SHAZAM! #2
Written by JOSIE CAMPBELL
Art and cover by EVAN”DOC” SHANER

Variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:25 variant cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 4 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

Mary is back home in the City of Brotherly Love, and she’s feeling nothing but hate! Not only did she have to leave her dream school, but now she’s the caretaker of her siblings and a city that is skeptical about the new hero in town. Everyone wants a piece of Shazam, and super-powered misfits are lining up to take her on! When her world is falling apart, can our hero keep it together?

SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE #2
Written by MARK RUSSELL
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:25 variant cover by NICK DERINGTON
$9.99 US | 80 pages | 2 of 3 | Prestige
ON SALE 9/27/22

Superman has arrived and he’s out of sight! Right? The world may love him, but the citizens of Metropolis are growing skeptical as the cities around them suffer without the help of the Man of Steel. The world doesn’t need saving as much as it needs changing, and Superman and his super friends in the Justice League seem unqualified to save the day the way they once did. Could this be the beginning of the end that Pariah prophesied? Or is it just a sign of the times?

SUPERMAN: WARWORLD APOCALYPSE #1
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON
Art by BRANDON PETERSON and WILL CONRAD
Cover by STEVE BEACH

Variant cover by MARIO “FOX” FOCCILLO
1:25 foil variant cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Distressed variant cover by STEVE BEACH
$6.99 US | 56 pages | One-shot | Variant $7.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 8/30/22

It has all led to this: the final battle between Superman and Mongul, and between the Authority and Mongul’s Unmade Champions! The identity of the hooded stranger has been revealed, uncovering a shocking betrayal that threatens to crush Superman’s rebellion forever! But as the fate of Warworld relies on Superman, the last chance to return his powers now lies with Natasha and John Henry Irons. From the visionary creative team of Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Brandon Peterson, and Will Conrad, empires fall and rise and the fourth world is reborn in this jaw-dropping final chapter!

TIM DRAKE: ROBIN #1
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by RILEY ROSSMO
Cover by RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ

One Year Later Era variant cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Harley 30th variant cover by DAVID BALDEON
Debut Era 1:25 variant cover by SWEENEY BOO
Young Justice Era 1:50 variant cover by DAN MORA
Teen Titans Era 1:100 variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/27/22

Step aside, Damian—the world’s favorite Robin has got this! That’s right, after years away, Tim Drake is taking center stage in a brand-spanking-new Robin series of his very own!

A mystery over a year in the making takes shape, as a new villain who’s been hounding Tim from afar decides to take things up close and personal, putting Bernard and everyone else Tim cares about in peril as things go from bad to worse for the world’s oldest and canonically tallest Robin [no, I will not be fact-checking that]. All that and Tim finally carves out a corner of Gotham City just for himself, and sets up shop in his very own…murder shack boat?

Fan-favorite writer Meghan Fitzmartin teams up with beloved Harley Quinn artist Riley Rossmo to define the next chapter in Tim’s life. and as if that wasn’t enough, break out your skateboards and motorcycles cuz we’ve assembled a murderer’s row of artists to draw the 1990s’ One True Robin™ in his various looks from over the years!

TITANS UNITED: BLOODPACT #1
Written by CAVAN SCOTT
Art by LUCAS MEYER
Cover by EDDY BARROWS

Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW
1:25 variant cover by TAURIN CLARKE
1:50 variant cover by STEPHEN BYRNE
Hispanic Heritage Month variant cover by JORGE MOLINA

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

The Titans are back, united against a common foe…aren’t they?

All seems lost when Tim Drake wakes, out of uniform and seemingly out of time. Surely he was just fighting alongside Nightwing, Superboy, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Donna Troy? But where is Raven and what links her to the Fearsome Five? A blood sacrifice is coming that will change the world forever.

Top 10 Honorable Mentions AKA Possible Picks

DARK CRISIS: YOUNG JUSTICE #4
Written by MEGHAN FITZMARTIN
Art by LAURA BRAGA
Cover by MAX DUNBAR
Variant cover by SERGIO ACUÑA
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

Young Justice against the world! The fake reality that Superboy, Impulse, and Robin are trapped in has completely turned against them, sending the full force of the JLA and the Titans they grew up with against them. It will take all of their combined might to fight through this onslaught and find out who is responsible for their imprisonment. Meanwhile, Wonder Girl, Arrowette, and Red Tornado head to San Francisco’s Titans Island in search of assistance, but all they find are bad memories.

DARK CRISIS: WORLDS WITHOUT A JUSTICE LEAGUE – WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art and cover by LEILA DEL DUCA
Backup written by DAN WATTERS
Backup art by BRANDON PETERSON
1:25 variant cover by AL BARRIONUEVO
1:50 foil variant cover by LEILA DEL DUCA
$4.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot
ON SALE 9/13/22

When Pariah and his forces of the Great Darkness laid waste to the most powerful superheroes of all time, all hope was lost…until now. To power his weapons of war, Pariah has captured each member of the Justice League and trapped them on worlds suited to their every dream and desire…while the planets themselves slowly eat away at their respective inhabitants. As Wonder Woman begins a new chapter in her life, Pariah has uprooted her to a reality he controls—how will the Amazon Princess adapt? Also, Dan Watters and Brandon Peterson combine forces for a noir tale featuring Martian Manhunter!

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!

BATMAN #127
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
Backup art by BELÉN ORTEGA

Wraparound variant cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
Harley 30th variant cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
1:25 variant cover by INHYUK LEE
1:50 variant cover by JOCK

$4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

With brutal efficiency, Failsafe hunts the Dark Knight, leaving a trail of injured heroes!

Batman retreats to the manor as he prepares for a final assault…will the last few surprises he has in store be enough?

And in the backup, Catwoman reaches a shocking conclusion in her search!

BLACK ADAM – THE JUSTICE SOCIETY FILES: ATOM SMASHER #1
Written by CAVAN SCOTT and BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by TRAVIS MERCER and MARCO SANTUCCI
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Photo variant cover
$5.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

Al Rothstein has big shoes to fill. Very big shoes. But he needs to prove himself before he can call himself Atom Smasher. He has the costume, and he has a mission…he just has to make it through the night in one piece. And in part 3 of the Teth-Adam backup story: history begins to repeat itself as, in ancient Kahndaq, Teth-Adam’s son, Hurut, crosses a line for the greater good, while, in the present, Adrianna’s son, Amon, joins the race to save the sought-after eternium idol from Intergang’s clutches.

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1
Written by KENNY PORTER
Art by RICARDO LÓPEZ ORTIZ
Cover by MAX FIUMARA
Variant cover by ANDY MUSCHIETTI
1:25 pencil variant cover by ANDY MUSCHIETTI
$5.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | Variant $6.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/13/22

Race through the streets of Central City in this lead-up to the hotly anticipated blockbuster The Flash!

After Barry’s adventure with the Justice League, he’s determined to become a truly skilled and inspirational hero. As a new threat emerges in Central City going by the name of Girder, Barry turns to Batman for advice on training to master his powers. Can the Dark Knight help show the Scarlet Speedster a way to defeat this metallic menace, or will the Flash be crushed by Girder’s strength?

MULTIVERSITY: TEEN JUSTICE #4
Written by DANNY LORE and IVAN COHEN
Art by MARCO FAILLA
Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

Variant cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Hispanic Heritage Month variant cover by VANESA DEL REY
3.99 US | 32 pages | 4 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

An action-packed issue finds Kid Quick and their allies on Earth-11 face-to-face with a worlds-shaking threat! At last…why Raven refuses to join the team! Will the revelation prevent a tragedy…or somehow make it worse? Plus: an unexpected ally helps Troy escape the Church of Blood, the reunion the team’s been hoping for finally takes place, and the villainy of the Core comes to light! On a scale of 1 to 10 for surprises and all-around awesomeness, this one’s a solid (Earth-) 11!

NIGHTWING #96
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Variant cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
1:25 variant cover by SERGIO ACUÑA
Harley 30th variant cover by ALAN QUAH

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/20/22

They say love is when two hearts find their happy place right next to each other, but to Heartless, that’s just the wall of jars of hearts he has in his back office. As Dick and Babs’s two hearts do find their happy place next to each other, one question they ask each other proves difficult to answer.

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #15
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by CIAN TORMEY
Cover by TRAVIS MOORE

Variant cover by DAVID TALASKI
1:25 variant cover by PAMELA HOOGEBOOM
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/13/22

This is it! The ultimate battle pitting Superman and the forces of The Truth against Bendix and his monstrous machinations has begun! But victory will be an uphill climb for our heroes as they lay siege to Gamorra. Plus…the smooch heard ’round the world.

SWORD OF AZRAEL #2
Written by DAN WATTERS
Art and cover by NIKOLA ČIŽMEŠIJA

Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant cover by MATEUS MANHANINI
1:50 variant cover by GLEB MELNIKOV

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/6/22

Vengeance of the Poor Fellow! Vengeance has arrived to capture Brielle, the young woman who has come to Azrael for help, but Azrael won’t let this stand. He will fight back against Vengeance and her forces…but will he be able to keep the murderous programming of the System at bay? And is Brielle all she seems, or is she hiding secrets that could shatter Jean-Paul Valley forever? All this as Azrael’s foe the Poor Fellow pulls the strings…

TASK FORCE Z #12
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

Variant cover by JIM CHEUNG
1:25 variant cover by TRAVIS MERCER
Hispanic Heritage Month variant cover by CHRIS BATISTA

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 12 of 12 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 9/27/22

Jason Todd’s final second chance. Red Hood and what remains of Task Force Z have seen the true horrors that Powers International has released upon Gotham City and the world. When he shares all of this with Batman, it will lead them to their worst confrontation yet and lead Jason Todd to change his direction in the DCU. What’s the point of forgiveness when the world is so broken? Find out in this epic series conclusion!

Pulse Taking

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

Top 25 DC Comics September 2022 Solicitations Spoilers With Batman, Superman, Dark Crisis & More! Plus Who Is Second New Champion Of Shazam?!