DC Has Big Plans For The Flash, Harley Quinn And Wonder Woman This May

It’s getting to be about that time of the month when publishers start rolling out solicits for books they’ll be shipping three months from now. As such, DC has given us all some juicy hints pertaining to what the future has in store for the likes of The Flash, Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

First, let’s talk about the Scarlet Speedster, who will be fresh off what’s sure to be a game changing crossover with Batman once issue #23 arrives in comic shops. And from what we can tell, he won’t be done with team-ups anytime soon because Green Lantern Hal Jordan is set to drop by for a little Brave and the Bold style action. Not only that, but Eobard Thawne threatens to cause more trouble as well.

Here’s the official solicit for said issue:

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON • Art and covers by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO • Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

“RUNNING SCARED” prelude! Barry Allen is at a crossroads. He’s lied to the woman he loves about his life as The Flash, and a rift is growing between him and his heroic young partner. Now, his greatest enemy has threatened to strike down everyone close to him! It’s time to make a tough choice that will launch The Flash into his most incredible mission yet: a siege on the 25th century stronghold of Eobard Thawne!

On sale MAY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Moving on, we come to one of my personal favorite series, Harley Quinn, which will be wrapping up the “Deadly Sin” story arc that we know will involve Harley Sinn. Suffice it to say, this is something all those who read the Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys miniseries have been waiting for. In addition to that, Amanda Conner’s cover art seems to point toward the titular character retaining her Margot Robbie-esque hair coloring as opposed to returning to the red and black look that was hinted at in a previous solicit.

Anyway, here’s the skinny on Harley Quinn #19:


Backup story written by PAUL DINI and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Backup story art by BRET BLEVINS and J. BONE • Cover by AMANDA CONNER • Variant cover by FRANK CHO

“DEADLY SIN” finale! Harley Sinn’s shown Harley her absolute worst…but she—and you—are not ready to see Harley Quinn’s rage unleashed! This one will shock you to your core! And in the backup story, “Harley Loves Joker” part three, a simpler time in the past for Harley and The  Joker becomes much more complicated when they’re forced to mix it up with Batman!

On sale MAY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Finally, we come to the first Wonder Woman Annual produced by the Rebirth era. In it, we’ll see how Diana first met Superman and Batman in current continuity, which should be interesting given that New 52 Superman is dead and that’s obviously not his costume depicted on the cover.

For those eagerly awaiting this oversized special, here’s what we know as of now:

Written by GREG RUCKA and others—Art by NICOLA SCOTT, LIAM SHARP and others—Cover by NICOLA SCOTT

Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

The world of the Amazing Amazon expands in a collection of short stories that take Wonder Woman around the globe! In the days after “Year One,” Diana comes face-to-face with Superman and Batman for the first time, as illustrated by “Year One” artist Nicola Scott…and years later, Liam Sharp brings you the story of how their friendship has evolved!

On sale MAY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Tell us, what are you most looking forward to this May? The Flash reuniting with Hal Jordan? Or maybe those enticing offerings from Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman? Sound off in the usual place below!