Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all of DC's July 2023 comics and covers revealed

Batman/Superman: World's Finest #17 cover art
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DC is getting ready for a summer of frights and horror with the publisher’s full July 2023 solicitations which replace nearly the entire DC comic line with tie-ins to its upcoming Knight Terrors event.

Roping in everyone from Batman, to the Joker, to Superman, and every other Justice League hero and many of the most prominent villains you can think of, Knight Terrors brings a horror movie feel to DC by sending all those top heroes and villains into nightmare realms that embody their own worst fears.

But Knight Terrors isn't all DC has planned for July. Writer Mark Waid is also launching a pair of new titles, one of which ties in directly to Waid and artist Dan Mora's hit series Batman/Superman: World's Finest, titled World's Finest: Teen Titans.

Written by Waid with art from Emanuela Lupacchino, World's Finest: Teen Titans focuses on the early years of DC's most famous teen team, before their relaunch as the New Teen Titans, with an emphasis on the interpersonal dynamics of the team.

Then there's Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor, an out of continuity DC Black Label title from Waid and artist Bryan Hitch in which Lex Luthor finds himself with an incurable disease, and is forced to turn to Superman for help.

And speaking of Superman, Metropolis also gets a new hero starting in July with the debut of Hawkgirl #1 by writer Jadzia Axelrod and artist Amancay Nahuelpan in which Kendra Saunders moves to Metropolis to find some new footing.

Read on for some of the biggest highlights from DC's July 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 listings here on our solicitations tab.

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Editor's Note
Will Salmon, Comics Editor at GamesRadar+
Editor's Note
Will Salmon

It's all about Knight Terrors in DC's July solicitations. The new event - which sees the heroes and villains of the DC universe forced to confront their very worst fears - is bringing some gnarly horror-themed art to comic racks and apps, and I am here for it. Everyone from Angel Breaker to Zatanna is getting involved in the event. I especially can't wait to read the Joker's book, which sees the Clown Prince of Crime forced to work a mundane office job.

Elsewhere, I'll be looking out for the Sandman Universe special, which this time concentrates on Thessaly from Gaiman's classic A Game of You, and for the new Batman Beyond mini-series, Neo-Gothic.

Finally, and about as as far away from Knight Terrors and Batman Beyond as it's possible to get, look out for Wayne Family Adventures. If you're after a superhero comic that focuses on characters having fun and dealing with everyday situations rather than intense end of the world threats, then this collection of webcomics is the book for you. See you next time.

KNIGHT TERRORS #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CASPAR WIJNGAARD

Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI

Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Variant cover by ALEX MALEEV

1:25 variant cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER

1:50 variant cover by ALEX MALEEV

1:100 variant cover by IVAN REIS

Darkest Hour variant cover by IVAN REIS ($5.99 US)

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/11/23

Hello, ghouls and ghosts! This is Boston Brand, a.k.a. Deadman, and I’ll be your supernatural tour guide across the Knight Terrors stories! After that fancy special oversize issue you have to read first, the whole world is trapped inside their nightmares, and Batman and I are trying to figure out who Insomnia really is…and why he wants revenge on the heroes of the DC Universe!

HAWKGIRL #1

Written by JADZIA AXELROD

Art and cover by AMANCAY NAHUELPAN

Variant cover by DERRICK CHEW

Variant cover by OTTO SCHMIDT

1:25 variant cover by BRAD WALKER

1:50 variant cover by MATEUS MANHANINI

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/18/23

Kendra Saunders, the winged warrior better known as Hawkgirl, has been one of the DCU’s greatest heroes for a long time, serving as a member of both the Justice League and the Justice Society. But with the Justice League disbanded, Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings and weapons. A brand-new adventure with sky-high action, adventure, and intrigue begins here by Jadzia Axelrod (Galaxy: The Prettiest Star) and Amancay Nahuelpan (Wonder Woman, Detective Comics, The Flash).

WORLD’S FINEST: TEEN TITANS #1

Written by MARK WAID

Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Variant covers by EVAN “DOC” SHANER and JIM CHEUNG

1:25 variant cover by W. SCOTT FORBES

1:50 variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

1:100 variant cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Blank sketch variant cover

Special foil variant cover by JIM CHEUNG ($5.99 US)

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/11/23

Spinning out of the pages of the runaway hit Batman/Superman: World’s Finest comes a modern retelling of the early adventures of the original Teen Titans!

Led by Robin, the Boy Wonder, a new super-team has burst onto the scene—meet the Teen Titans, DC’s grooviest group filled with super-teens with super-problems. When they’re not fighting alongside their Justice League mentors, they’re managing their image and cultivating the rabid fan base that helps them save the world…as, all the while, a danger from the shadows intends to tear these friends apart before they ever reach the big time.

Before they were the Titans of the DCU, they were the Teen Titans, and you won’t want to miss this fresh take on their origins from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Emanuela Lupacchino!

SUPERMAN: THE LAST DAYS OF LEX LUTHOR #1

Superman flying

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Written by MARK WAID

Art and cover by BRYAN HITCH

Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN

Variant cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

1:25 variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:50 variant cover By EVAN "DOC" SHANER

$6.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"

(all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch reunite to tell a tale centered on their favorite superhero. Superman learns Lex Luthor is dying, and he wants the Man of Steel to help him find the cure for whatever is causing his rapid decline. While the world wants to say good riddance to Luthor, Superman will go to the ends of the universe, through different dimensions, and across time to save his foe. But just why does he want to save the person who’s spent his life trying to destroy him? And will he even be able to find the solution?

BATMAN BEYOND: NEO-GOTHIC #1

Written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING

Art and cover by MAX DUNBAR

Variant cover by CHRISTIAN WARD

Variant cover by EJIKURE

1:25 variant cover by BELÉN ORTEGA

1:50 variant cover by DIKE RUAN

$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Terry McGinnis defeated the evil A.I. controlling Neo-Gotham and asserted himself as the one true Batman, but his next battle will bring him to the remains of Old Gotham. Children are going missing and being swallowed by the city’s old bones. Batman Beyond will have to go underground, led by a mysterious splicer named Kyle the Catboi, to find the children and confront the city’s buried sins. What happened to the green of the city? What happened to magic? And what villains never left old Gotham? All these questions will be answered by the red-hot creative team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Batman - One Bad Day: Clayface, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty) and Max Dunbar (Batman: Urban Legends).

DC July 2023 Comic Books

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: JON KENT #5

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Variant covers by JIM CHEUNG and HAYDEN SHERMAN

1:25 variant cover by ZU ORZU

1:50 foil variant cover by CLAYTON HENRY

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 5 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/4/23

The Super Sons are reunited and up against an entire world of Injustice…but in this penultimate issue, will Jon Kent have a hope of returning to his Earth? It’s a battle for the soul of Superman and the safe return of the Super Son as the Injustice saga cranks up the heat!

BATMAN: THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE SEASON THREE #7

Written by ALAN BURNETT and PAUL DINI

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Cover by JUAN FERREYRA

Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

Villain variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

1:25 variant cover by HAYDEN SHERMAN

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 7 of 8 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/11/23

The Court of Owls are back, and they’ve conscripted Man-Bat to join their fight against Batman! And while Batman faces off against the attacks of the Court, Bruce Wayne continues to be roped into Ra’s al Ghul’s mysterious scheme. Batman is besieged on all sides in this penultimate chapter!

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #3

Written by TOM KING, ED BRISSON, CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL, and COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING

Art by MITCH GERADS, JEFF SPOKES, JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ, and JORGE MOLINA

Cover by SIMONE DI MEO

Variant cover by MITCH GERADS

Variant cover by OTTO SCHMIDT

1:25 variant cover by JORGE MOLINA

$7.99 US | 64 pages | Prestige | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

The horror goes on. In the first fight ever between Batman and his deadliest enemy, the Joker came out on top, giddily laughing in Batman's swollen, bloody face. Now it’s time for round two. Bruce just learned never to underestimate the power of a man with nothing to lose—time for Joker to learn the same. The award-winning creators behind One Bad Day: Riddler continue their brutal epic!

“No More Kings “continues as Stormwatch break into S.T.A.R. Labs to retrieve Malware, a living computer infected with a virus that, if weaponized, could cause global chaos and a complete meltdown of the world’s technological infrastructure. One small mistake and Stormwatch could do the very thing they’re trying to prevent: unleash Malware upon the world!

In the conclusion of “The Order of the Black Lamp” by Christopher Cantwell (Briar, Iron Man) and Javier Rodríguez (Dead Boy Detectives, Daredevil), Superman teams with a person he never thought he’d see again as the mysteries of the secret location the Man of Steel has been led to are revealed!

And this issue’s Batman: Black & White tale by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing and Jorge Molina takes us to a different Gotham City, where Batman is a young, arrogant monster hunter about to be humbled by a legion of bats!

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS: GENERATION JOKER #3

Story by SEAN MURPHY

Written by KATANA COLLINS and CLAY McCORMACK

Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Cover by SEAN MURPHY

Variant cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO

1:25 variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN

$4.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 7/18/23

The Jokerz return! Inspired by the exploits of the Clown Prince of Crime, this street gang is ready to take Neo Gotham by storm. But first they need some new blood…the children of the Joker! Will Jackie and Bryce take their rightful place in the criminal underworld? Not if their mother, Harley Quinn, and her new ally, Neo-Joker, have anything to say about it!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST #17

Written by MARK WAID

Art and cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG

1:25 variant cover by JAMIE McKELVIE

1:50 variant cover by DIKE RUAN

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/18/23

World War A.I. hits its climax, guest-starring dozens of DC heroes in a war against Newmazo and his machines that will determine the fate of humanity—and lay threads for a menace that will soon pop up in the pages of Shazam!

THE BATMAN & SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERIES #10

Batman and the Scooby Gang

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Written by IVAN COHEN

Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA

$2.99 US | 32 pages

ON SALE 7/11/23

All aboard the Mega-Mystery Cruise! Amateur detectives attend a new convention held on the high seas—part escape room, part dinner theater, there’s a mystery to solve in every room. In the buffet, the mystery is “How many shrimp can Scooby-Doo eat?”! But when an actual pirate tries to take the ship, he’ll find more trouble than he anticipated!

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10

Written by ED BRISSON

Art and cover by JOHN TIMMS

Variant cover by MICHELE BANDINI

1:25 variant cover by JOHN TIMMS

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/11/23

The villains of Joker Incorporated continue to wreak havoc across the globe. Can Batman Incorporated stop them without betraying a promise to Batman? Joker continues to force their hand into a bloody, winnerless battle. With one member of Batman Incorporated dead and another on life support, the team is faced with a terrifying realization that Joker Incorporated may have outplayed them.

Knight and Gray Wolf discover a startling secret about the Welsh madman Dai Laffyn that may help them turn the tide in this war— but at what cost?

CITY BOY #3

Written by GREG PAK

Art by MINKYU JUNG 정민규

Cover by MINKYU JUNG 정민규

Variant cover by CREEES LEE 이현성

1:25 variant cover by MIKE CHOI 최현민

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 3 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

After barely fighting off Intergang with the help of Metropolis, the city itself in the form of a dragon avatar, City Boy realizes the more he taps into his powers, the louder it is inside his head…hearing and feeling everything about the city and its history all at once, nonstop. So, he goes to ask for help from someone else who hears all of Metropolis all the time: Superman!

DANGER STREET #7

Written by TOM KING

Art and cover by JORGE FORNÉS

Variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

$4.99 US | 40 pages | 7 of 12 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/11/23

As Lady Cop gets closer to solving this murder mystery, she finds herself in the lair of the true killers…the Green Team! But who will be her knight in shining armor and save the maiden fair? Beware the Creeper! Plus, Warlord strikes up an unlikely friendship and allegiances begin to form as the march toward the battle to save the universe begins!

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #12

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by YASMINE PUTRI

Cover by DAN MORA

Variant cover by EJIKURE

1:25 variant cover by JORGE MOLINA

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 12 of 12 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

The cataclysmic conclusion to the bestselling series is here. The Three Kingdoms are united for the first time in a generation against a common threat—but can even their combined might prevail? Will a traitor in their midst turn the tide of the final battle? The shocking finale…but is this truly the end?

DC/RWBY #6

Batman and RWBY characters

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Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT

Art by SOO LEE

Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK

Variant cover by MIRKA ANDOLFO

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 6 of 7 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Team RWBY returns to Gotham with a plan to help Batman retake Arkham Asylum and send the Grimm back to Remnant. But with time running short and the world merger fast approaching, the girls need to face down a corrupted Dark Knight in order to save both worlds from destruction!

HARLEY QUINN: BLACK + WHITE + REDDER #1

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY, LEAH WILLIAMS, PAUL SCHEER, and NICK GIOVANNETTI

Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, NATACHA BUSTOS, and TOM REILLY

Cover by BRUNO REDONDO

Variant cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU

Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH

1:25 variant cover by TOM REILLY

1:50 variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

$4.99 US | 40 pages | 1 of 6 | (all covers are card stock)

ON SALE 7/18/23

The bloody brilliance of 2020’s Harvey-nominated Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red deserved an encore—this time in print periodical! In this all-new miniseries, 18 short tales of Gotham’s most unpredictable antihero unspool in black, white, and red ink (because she’s never seen the world in just black and white). In this issue: Comedic legends (they made us say that) Chip Zdarsky and Kevin Maguire team up to send Harley and Ivy deep into the heart of the Fortress of Solitude! Leah Williams and Natacha Bustos reveal Harley’s teenage past as a high-flying gymnast with vengeance on her mind! And actor Paul Scheer joins co-writer Nick Giovannetti and artist Tom Reilly to send former Joker sidekicks Harley and Gaggy Gagsworthy on a heist that’s worth the risk…but can the pair walk out on their vendetta in 30 seconds flat when they feel the heat around the corner?

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN

Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

1:25 variant cover by DEMETRIUS DAWKINS

$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/18/23

Reunions are cut short when the JSA and the Lost Children face down a new threat! Can this group of heroes and sidekicks find their rhythm or will it be curtains for both? What happens here has massive ramifications for the next stage of THE NEW GOLDEN AGE!

KNIGHT TERRORS #2

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CASPAR WIJNGAARD

Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI

Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Variant cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

1:25 variant cover by JEFF SPOKES

1:50 variant cover by IVAN REIS

1:100 variant cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

Darkest Hour variant cover by IVAN REIS ($5.99 US)

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 2 of 4 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Oh dang—I gotta do another one of these this month? Batman and I are joined by…Wesley Dodds, the Sandman?! What the heck? I thought I was the only dead person allowed in this story. I guess not! We uncover one of Wesley’s oldest cases, which haunted him until the day he died—and it points us in the direction of the Nightmare Stone. But Insomnia has unleashed his own army to hunt us down…the Sleepless Knights. And this issue is their first appearance, kids! Get scared!

KNIGHT TERRORS: ACTION COMICS #1

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS and PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON

Art by VASCO GEORGIEV and MICO SUAYAN

Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL

Variant cover by MICO SUAYAN

Variant cover by GERALD PAREL

1:25 variant cover by OTTO SCHMIDT

1:50 variant cover by MEGHAN HETRICK

Midnight variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

$4.99 US | 48 pages | 1 of 2 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Slipping into the world of nightmares is only the beginning as Power Girl faces off with the scariest dream of all…herself! Paige may have narrowly escaped the grasp of the devious Johnny Sorrow, but all of that was just a warm-up for the real villain inside. Meanwhile, the Super-Twins are lost in a terrifying dreamscape and being hunted by a nightmare version of their own adopted father, the murderous Cyborg Superman. Can Superboy, Kong Kenan, and the Steel family find the twins in time to save them, or will they join his bloody list of victims?

KNIGHT TERRORS: ANGEL BREAKER #1

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by ACKY BRIGHT

Cover by MATTEO LOLLI

Variant cover by IVAN TAO

Variant cover by LEIRIX

1:25 variant cover by CHUMA HILL

1:50 variant cover by MATTEO LOLLI

Midnight variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 2 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/25/23

Deep in an abandoned Kobra safe house is a device able to access the dream powers of John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny. As heroes across the world succumb to nightmares, Angel Breaker wants it. Now, to infiltrate a hall of horrors, she'll need the help of a professional thief—the man known as Raptor. But Angel Breaker and Raptor aren’t exactly friends. Can the mysterious merc trust a man who feels nothing but grudges as the strange pair encounter a horror as old as the Coda Sisterhood and even more dangerous? While the world sleeps, Angel Breaker might be the final girl still awake!

KNIGHT TERRORS: BATMAN #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

Backup art by DAVID LAFUENTE

Variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Variant cover by PUPPETEER LEE

1:25 variant cover by KAEL NGU

1:50 variant cover by DAN MORA

Midnight variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

$4.99 US | 40 pages | 1 of 2 | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 7/4/23

Ever since becoming Batman, Bruce Wayne has been a creature of the night. He transformed himself into a symbol that gave the criminals of Gotham nightmares. But now, trapped in the Nightmare Realm, Bruce is stalked by the horror he’s created! Can he escape before his own nightmares pull him deeper into the darkness?

KNIGHT TERRORS: BLACK ADAM #1