Three Flash, Four Action Comics And Four Batman And Robin Comics In September Too… The Race For Marketshare (UPDATE)

imageIt can’t have escaped Bleeding Cool readers notice that DC Comics’ marketshare has been slipping month on month. To levels not seen since before the Flashpoint event and the DC New 52. While sales are up for the market as a whole, so that DC Comics are certain making more money than two years ago, their marketshare has visibly fallen back, with Marvel increasing their dominance.

It’s certainly nothing like October 2011 when DC Comics gained half the marketshare. But this September might see DC Comics grab a little of it back.

As well as the launch of the Forever Evil series from Geoff Johns and David Finch, we have four issues of Batman, four of Detective Comics, four of Dark Knight and four of Batman And Robin as of yet, but adding on the other Batbooks will see that family take almost half of the New 52. There will also be four Action Comics, and three Flash comics too. More multiple comics to come as well, I’m sure.These are some of DC’s highest selling titles, and with all the books hitting $3.99 for one month only, one could see DC if nothing else, gaining a dollar marketshare majority on Marvel Comics.

High sales may also make the case for a Batman weekly title. Originally planned for later this year, they were dropped, but may have left their legacy by giving us four issues of the separate Batbooks in September. If they do well, see this as another way to increase the amount of books while still maintaining a New 52 headline.

Now… What on earth are they going to do with the rest of the Superman titles. Will we get four Unchained and four Superman? We know that there is at least Bizarro and H’El.

Oh and here are those Action Comics, Batman And Robin and Flash solicitations courtesy of the New York Post…, Newsarama and Zap2it.

anigif_enhanced-buzz-11961-1370114393-0Action Comics #23.1: Cyborg Superman
Written by Michael Alan Nelson
Art by Mike Hawthorne
3-D motion cover by Aaron Kuder
On sale September 4 – 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US – RATED T

Deep in space sits a cybernetic force of evil unlike any other. What terrible connection does Cyborg Superman share with Krypton? And what alien force commands the robotic terror? Find out here!

imageAction Comics #23.2: General Zod
Written by Greg Pak
Art by Ken Lashley
3-D motion cover by Gene Ha
On sale September 11 – 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US – RATED T

General Zod storms into The New 52! Witness the origin of this genocidal maniac, and learn how far he will go to destroy those who oppose him!

imageAction Comics #23.3: Lex Luthor
Written by Charles Soule
Art by To Be Determined
3-D motion cover by Aaron Kuder
On sale September 18 – 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US – RATED T

Evil genius, sadistic businessman, sociopathic inmate — Lex Luthor is all this and more. Now released from prison, there is nothing to stop Luthor from getting his way … not even Superman!

imageAction Comics #23.4: Metallo
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Will Conrad
3-D motion cover by Aaron Kuder
On sale September 25 – 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US – RATED T

Before he became Metal-Zero, John Corben had two great loves: his country and Lois Lane. Awakening from a coma after the events of Action Comics #8, Corben finds himself betrayed by both — and now his Kryptonite heart beats only for revenge! And when he joins up with the Secret Society, there’s no limit to the destruction he can cause!

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THE FLASH #23.1: GRODD
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by CHRIS BATISTA
3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Grodd believed he was destined to become the bearer of light—until The Flash raced onto the scene! What will Grodd do now that The Flash has disappeared with the rest of the world’s heroes? Conquest is on the horizon as the world becomes—Forever Evil!

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THE FLASH #23.2: REVERSE-FLASH
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and
BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL
3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Discover the untold origin of Reverse-Flash! Who is he, and what is his relationship to Barry Allen? Secrets are revealed and questions answered as we race through the history of Reverse-Flash right through to Forever Evil!

imageTHE FLASH #23.3: THE ROGUES
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
3-D motion cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Rogues have their rules and their ways of doing business—so what do they think of the Secret Society’s claims that the Justice League is dead, and that the world’s villains need to unite? It’s a culture clash that won’t end quietly!

anigif_enhanced-buzz-29602-1370114330-2BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1: TWO-FACE

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by GUILLEM MARCH

3-D motion cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Two-Face is approached to join the Secret Society! Which side will his coin land on?

BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.2: THE COURT OF OWLS

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art by JORGE LUCAS

3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Court of Owls takes stock of the new world order created in the wake of Forever Evil! What horrors will they unleash in order to maintain control!

imageBATMAN AND ROBIN #23.3: RA’S AL GHUL AND THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS

Written by JAMES TYNION IV

Art by JORGE LUCAS

3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The origin of Ra’s al Ghul in The New 52! For centuries Ra’s has had a plan for this world, and now he is faced with an offer from the Secret Society that could help him achieve what he wants…or undo everything he has worked for. Which path will the Demon’s Head choose?

imageBATMAN AND ROBIN #23.4: KILLER CROC

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

3-D motion cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

As the battle for Gotham City continues to build, the scales become unbalanced when the ferocious Killer Croc enters the fray!