In June…DC Books Go BOOM!

by JC Alvarez
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DC is keeping out the summertime blues with a full line-up of all-new books, novels, and special releases that will be hitting comic shops on Tuesdays with something for everybody featuring fan-favorites and the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!

The warm weather season isn’t exactly looking like it’ll be bright beach weather days and frosty double-dipped ice cream cones by sundown. Stickball along the concrete curb and courtside quarrels over who wore the Bat Suit best (Affleck or Keaton? Dick Grayson or Bruce Wayne? Definitely Kate Kane!) will more likely be a debate left for 2021. After all WB is pushing its entire blockbuster line-up, so both The Batman and The CW’s Batwoman may have to wait to get in on the ballot. 

What fans can count on, is a whole line-up of new books! June is shaping up as a huge publishing hit for the DC with a series of ongoing adventures, highly anticipated graphic novels and all-new collected volumes ready to fill the imaginative void that might strike even the most expert social isolationist among us. DC is delivering on epic story-arcs from James Tynion IV with the June 9 release of Batman #92 which is bringing The Designer’s mad scheme to a close. Audiences who have been following this thread are no doubt mesmerized by this new Bat-nemesis!

If you’re looking for something to appeal to your bombastic-widescreen sensibilities, strap yourself in as Dark Night: Death Metal brought to you by the blockbuster team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo unveil the first issue of the earth-shattering sequel to their epic Metal series as the Justice League find themselves at the mercy of none other than The Batman Who Laughs and his dominion of the Dark Multiverse. This is going to a brawl for the ages that is promising the span the DC multiverse with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance.

June also marks the milestone 80th Anniversary of The Joker with a 100-Page Super Spectacular in the works and a tome celebrating 8 decades of the Clown Prince of Gotham with original works from today’s greatest talents and classic tales that remind us all why this villain is unparalleled in and annals of infamy, and will always be heralded as one of DC’s greatest characters. Not to be outdone, June also features the reveal of the Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 which will feature exclusive variant cover art of the femme fatale in all her glory!

Check out the list below of books scheduled to bloom in June (also available same day digitally at participating stores and digital platforms):

Tuesday, June 2:

New Comic Books:

  • Action Comics #1022
  • Batman/Superman #9
  • Birds of Prey #1
  • Catwoman #22
  • Catwoman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
  • Detective Comics #1022
  • Event Leviathan: Checkmate #1
  • Far Sector #6
  • John Constantine: Hellblazer #6
  • Justice League Dark #22
  • The Last God Sourcebook: Tales from the Book of Ages #1
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #104
  • Shazam! #12
  • Swamp Thing Giant #4
  • Wonder Woman #756

New Original Graphic Novels/Collected Editions:

  • Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed (OGN)
  • Absolute Fourth World by Jack Kirby Vol. 1
  • DC Goes to War
  • Martian Manhunter: Identity
  • The Joker: 80 Years of The Clown Prince of Crime
  • The Terrifics Vol. 3: The God Game
  • Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Just War
  • Young Justice Vol. 2: Lost in the Multiverse
Batman #92
Dark Night: Death Metal #1

Tuesday, June 9

New Comic Books:

  • Amethyst #3
  • Batman #92
  • Batman Secret Files #3
  • Batman: The Adventures Continue #1
  • The Batman’s Grave #7
  • DC Classics: The Batman Adventures #1
  • Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #7
  • The Flash #755
  • Harley Quinn #73
  • The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
  • Justice League #46
  • Justice League Odyssey #21
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #6
  • Lois Lane #11
  • Nightwing #71
  • Superman Giant #3


New Original Graphic Novels/Collected Editions:

  • You Brought Me the Ocean (OGN)
  • DC Poster Portfolio: Stanley “Artgerm” Lau Vol. 2
  • DC Comics: The Astonishing Art of Amanda Conner
  • Dial H for Hero Vol. 2: New Heroes of Metropolis
  • Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen


Tuesday, June 16

New Comic Books:

  • Aquaman Giant #4
  • Batman & the Outsiders #13
  • Daphne Byrne #5
  • Dark Nights: Death Metal #1
  • Detective Comics #475 Facsimile Edition
  • The Flash Annual #3
  • The Green Lantern Season Two #4
  • Hawkman #24
  • MAD Magazine #14
  • Metal Men #7
  • Nightwing Annual #3
  • Strange Adventures #2
  • Superman #22
  • Wonder Woman #757
  • Young Justice #15


New Original Graphic Novels/Collected Editions:

  • Catwoman Vol. 3: Friend or Foe
  • Batgirl Vol. 7: Oracle Rising
  • Doomsday Clock Part 2 Slipcase Edition
  • Joker: The Deluxe Edition
  • Super Friends: Saturday Morning Comics Vol. 1
  • Superman/Batman Omnibus  Vol. 1


Tuesday, June 23:

New Comic Books:

  • Aquaman #60
  • Batgirl #46
  • Batman #93
  • Batman: The Smile Killer #1
  • Batman Beyond #44
  • Books of Magic #20
  • The Flash #756
  • Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1
  • Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey #2
  • John Constantine: Hellblazer #7
  • Justice League #47
  • Justice League Dark #23
  • The Low, Low Woods #6
  • Plunge #4
  • Red Hood: Outlaw #46
  • Suicide Squad #6
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #11
  • Teen Titans #42


New Original Graphic Novels/Collected Editions

  • Primer (OGN)
  • Year of the Villain: The Infected
  • Justice League Vol. 5: Justice/Doom War
  • Legends of the Dark Knight: Matt Wagner
  • Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed (Graphic Novel)
Primer (Graphic Novel)

Tuesday, June 30:

New Comic Books:

  • Batman: The Adventures Continue #2
  • DC Classics: The Batman Adventures #2
  • DCeased: Dead Planet #1
  • Event Leviathan: Checkmate #2
  • Harley Quinn #74
  • Justice League #48
  • Lois Lane #12 (series finale)

New Original Graphic Novels/Collected Editions:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (New Edition)
  • Infinite Crisis Omnibus Hardcover (New Edition)
  • Nightwing: Year One Deluxe Edition Hardcover
  • Red Hood: Outlaw Vol. 3: Generation Outlaw

To find a comic book store near you that’s open and operating, check out the DC Comic Shop Tracker at Check the page often, as it will be updated with new retailers.

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