DC’s full December 2023 solicitations have arrived, and the venerable publisher is closing out the year in the midst of several big stories that have characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman wrapped up like holiday packages.
For starters, December brings the conclusion and aftermath of the current ‘Gotham War’ story arc that has Batman and Catwoman at odds over the fate of the city, with Catwoman stealing from the rich to give to the poor, and Batman retreating into his bizarre Batman of Zur-En-Arrh persona.
Meanwhile, in Metropolis, Superman is dealing with his own big headaches, from having to don a suit of armor designed by Lex Luthor in Superman #9, to his other arch-enemy Zod taking over the city of New Kandor – and potentially preparing it for war, in Kneel Before Zod #1. And then there’s the landmark Action Comics 2023 Annual #1, which pulls together threads from the last several years of Superman stories for a big conclusion.
And in Wonder Woman’s world, Diana is dealing with the battle between the Amazons in Amazons Attack, which sends a splinter group of Amazons on the run, accompanied by none other than Mary Marvel.
There’s also the ongoing Titans: Beast World crossover, in which Beast Boy must save the entire world by transforming into Starro – only to find that Amanda Waller has big plans for his new form.
But that’s just scratching the surface, so read on for some of the biggest highlights from DC’s December 2023 solicitations followed by everything else that DC is coming out with. If you’re looking for more, you can also check out all of Marvel and DC’s recent solicits here on our solicitations tab.
Upcoming DC Comics December 2023: Spotlight
If there is a theme dominating DC’s end of 2023/start of 2024 solicitations then it’s surely monsters. The Titans first ever crossover event, Beast World, sees chaos erupting around the world as animal/human hybrids run rampant, forcing the Titans and Amanda Waller to intervene. The whole thing looks like a lot of weird fun and it’s great to see this superteam taking the spotlight for a change.
There are more big beasties in Justice League Vs. Godzilla Vs. Kong #3 and tell me this, can you honestly resist a comic with a synopsis that begins: “Superman and Godzilla have gone head-to-head with devastating consequences”? Because I sure can’t.
Finally, I wouldn’t normally highlight Facsimile Editions in this note, but if there’s a run of comics that I can make an exception for then it’s Batman #404-#407. Why these issues? Well, that’s because they make up Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s brutal, brilliant Year One storyline. A still vital slice of Dark Knight history, they’re the very definition of essential.
Whatever you pick up this time around, enjoy, and I’ll see you next month.
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