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DC Comics reveals July schedule: ‘The Joker War’, ‘Strange Adventures’, ‘Death Metal’ and more

DC Comics is releasing some big-ticket books later this summer.

I’d be lying if I said DC Comics didn’t completely blow me away with their June release schedule. I said as much on the AIPT Comics Podcast when I said it’s almost a shock to see how many comics are coming out each week, too. It’s like the pandemic will be long behind us by then, but then DC revealed their July schedule and I’m even more in love with the publisher.

The schedule includes some big-ticket items like the beginning of “The Joker War” storyline kicking off in Batman #95 (plus a few tie-in issues coming out too), Joker gets even more love from Kami Garci in a special profiles one-shot, and Death Metal continues with issue #2 which was originally set for a June 10th release. Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Doc Shaner’s much-discussed Strange Adventures continues as well with issue #3.

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Possibly the most shocking element of the schedule is how new comic book day continues to be Tuesday for DC Comics. How this will change customer behavior remains to be seen–all other publishers will go back to a Wednesday release schedule–and without a doubt it makes the DC Comics feel a bit more special. Only time will tell if this Tuesday schedule change will continue.

Read below for the complete schedule which includes four new comic book day releases in July.

Tuesday, July 7:

  • New Comic Books:
    • Batman #94 (The thrilling finale to “Their Dark Designs”)
    • Batman and the Outsiders #14
    • The Batman’s Grave #8
    • Detective Comics #1023
    • The Flash #757
    • The Green Lantern Season Two #5
    • Hawkman #25
    • Justice League Odyssey #22
    • Strange Adventures #3
    • Superman #23
    • Wonder Woman #758
    • Young Justice #16
  • New Collected Editions:
    • Crisis on Infinite Earths: Paragons Rising Deluxe Edition HC
      • (Previously titled Crisis on Infinite Earths: Arrowverse Deluxe Edition HC)
    • The Flash #750 Deluxe Edition HC
    • Flash Forward
    • Green Lantern Vol. 2: The Day the Stars Fell
    • Justice League of America by Brad Meltzer: The Deluxe Edition HC
    • Superboy: A Celebration of 75 Years HC
    • Supergirl: Being Super (New Edition)

Tuesday, July 14:

  • New Comic Books:
    • Aquaman #61
    • Catwoman #23
    • Dark Nights: Death Metal #2
    • Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity Secret Files #1
    • Justice League #49
    • Looney Tunes #255
    • Metal Men #8
    • Nightwing #72 (“The Joker War” tie-in issue)
    • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #12 (Series Finale!)
    • Teen Titans #43
  • New Collected Editions:
    • Batman Vol. 13: City of Bane Part 2 HC
    • DC Super Hero Girls: Weird Science
    • The Dreaming Vol. 3: One Magical Movement
    • Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Knight – The Deluxe Edition
    • Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Victories

Tuesday, July 21:

  • New Comic Books:
    • Action Comics #1023
    • Amethyst #4
    • Batgirl #47 (“The Joker War” tie-in issue)
    • Batman #95 (“The Joker War” Begins!)
    • Batman Beyond #45
    • Books of Magic #21
    • Detective Comics #1024 (“The Joker War” tie-in issue)
    • The Flash #758
    • Justice League Dark #24
    • The Last God #7
    • Shazam! #13
  • New Collected Editions:
    • Batman Beyond Vol. 7: First Flight
    • The Flash: United They Fall
    • Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Space Traveling Heroes
    • House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2 HC
    • Wonder Woman Through the Years HC

Tuesday, July 28:

  • New Comic Books:
    • Batman/Superman #10
    • John Constantine: Hellblazer #8
    • Legion of Super-Heroes #7
    • Plunge #5
    • Red Hood: Outlaw #47
    • Suicide Squad #7
    • Wonder Woman #759
  • New Collected Editions:
    • Batman: The Deluxe Edition Book 5 HC
    • Deathstroke R.I.P.
    • Lucifer Vol. 3: The Wild Hunt
    • Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me
    • Wonder Woman: War of the Gods Omnibus HC

To find a comic shop that supplies DC Comics titles you can use this handy DC Comic Shop Tracker at www.dccomics.com/comicshoptracker. Check back here often, as we will keep you updated on the latest from DC and other comic book publishers.

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