DC Comics #201.2: New Releases, September 26, 2018
Action Comics #1003
(Cover A Patrick Gleason), $3.99
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Yanick Paquette (CA) Patrick Gleason
How well does Clark Kent know his own city? Are the threats targeting Metropolis new or something older and more dangerous than they seem?
With mobsters being killed off and the Daily Planet staff hunting for answers, it's up to Superman to discover what lurks in the underside of the city he thought he knew so well. Who is the Red Mist, and why has Superman never heard of someone so powerful and dangerous? And what is Lois Lane doing with Lex Luthor?
(Cover A Sean Murphy), $3.99
(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Paul Pelletier, Norm Rapmund (CA) Sean Murphy
You can't go home again. But that's just where Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, is forced to go when the chip granting her mobility keeps shorting out in the aftermath of her clash with Grotesque. Will Commissioner Gordon drive Babs totally bonkers with his bedside manner? Or will the malfunctioning tech impact more than just her legs? Plus, what's the deal with killer art critic Grotesque and his murderous new M.O.? It's all in part two of "Art of the Crime."
Batman Beyond #24
(Cover A Viktor Kalvachev), $3.99
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Will Conrad (CA) Viktor Kalvachev
Bruce Wayne gets to creeping around with his old cohort Jack Ryder (a.k.a. the Creeper) to thwart the Scarecrow's attack on Neo-Gotham. But will they be in time to stop Batman and the new Robin from pummeling each other to death? Out of costume, Terry McGinnis must choose between two women who've stolen his heart. Who will win the hand of the Bat-chelor? Find out in the conclusion to "Target: Batman"!
Batman Kings Of Fear #2 (Of 6)
(W) Scott Peterson (A/CA) Kelley Jones
Scarecrow is loose in the streets of Gotham City, and Batman must drag him back to Arkham Asylum! To make matters worse, he's doused Batman with the strongest batch of fear gas in his arsenal, turning the city the Dark Knight Detective protects into his worst nightmare and enemy!
Detective Comics #989
(Cover A Stephen Segovia), $3.99
(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
Fighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn't be too difficult for Batman...but the real threat comes from the fact that they're pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn't want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he's investigating...but what's his angle?
Doomsday Clock #7 (Of 12)
(Cover A Gary Frank), $4.99
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.
(Cover A Dan Mora), $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Scott Kolins (CA) Dan Mora
Barry Allen's CSI team gets called to the scene of an arson at Iron Heights, and the victim happens to be a well-known Flash Rogue. Barry's new partner thinks it's an inside job, the warden sending a message to the inmates about who's in charge. But the real culprit turns out to be the latest "Force" threat. Can the Flash and Commander Cold snuff this flaming mystery before it becomes an inferno?
Heroes In Crisis #1 (Of 7)
(Cover A Clay Mann), $3.99
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
There's a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who've been
traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects:
Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It's up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and
Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition?
Justice League Dark #3
(Cover A Alvaro Martinez & Raul Fernandez), $3.99
(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Alvaro Eduardo Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez
Wonder Woman! Swamp Thing! Zatanna! Man-Bat! Um...Detective Chimp! The JL Dark team may not be strong or deep enough to stop the omnipotent Upside-Down Man from taking over our entire plane of existence. UDM takes the JLD apart one by one, but Wonder Woman might have enough mojo to keep everyone alive. Turns out Diana had a power not even she knew about that bursts to the surface, but will it be enough to turn the Upside-Down Man on his head, or is it just a lot of mystical mumbo jumbo?
Justice League Odyssey #1
(Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to break through the impenetrable maelstrom imprisoning the desperate collection of planets, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid...who says he's there to help?!
Looney Tunes #245
(W) Bill Matheny (A/CA) Robert Pope, Scott McRae
When a hurt foot puts the brakes on the Road Runner, the Coyote finally has the upper hand. Enter Speedy Gonzales, ready to give his fellow speedster a lift!
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #8 (Of 12)
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Pop Mhan (CA) Cully Hamner
The mystical manhunters known only as the Shadow Riders want the young arcanes surrounding Raven for their next prey. And they are all too successful: one of them dies! Introducing...the beginning of a brand-new Night Force.
Scarlet #2 (Of 5)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
Scarlet has declared war against those who would abuse their power against innocent people-and that war has shut down the city of Portland and brought the eyes of the world upon her. But as the revolution grows, will it slip through her fingers? Oh, and the president is on the phone. It's another blistering chapter of a world we may one day find ourselves in from the creators that brought you the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil and Iron Man.
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #42
(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
Faced with the combined forces of simian menaces like Gorilla Grodd, the Ultra-Humanite and Monsieur Mallah, Scooby and the gang team up with DC's greatest ape heroes: Congorilla, Sam Simeon and Detective Chimp! But when things take a turn for the monstrous, can even our heroes save the city from the king-sized carnage of...Titano the Super-Ape?
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Patrick Zircher (CA) Jonathan Glapion, Viktor Bogdanovic
Is there anything worse than a family vacation? Your spouse grouses, the kids complain, rest-stop food is gross-to make things worse, Silencer finds not one, but TWO deadly assassins on her tail! Talia al Ghul is in desperate need of a Lazarus Pit bath, and to get one she needs her top assassin Wishbone to throw Silencer off the trail! Problem is, Silencer isn't the only one on the hunt. Her rival Quietus needs Talia out of the picture, and the whole thing devolves into a mind-bending shootout at the amusement park, where Silencer's hubby and kiddie get caught in the crossfire. That's it-next year it's a "staycation"!
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham
The Terrifics find themselves stuck up a cosmic tree with the newly rediscovered Tom Strong-and the fire department ain't coming to rescue them! The team gets split up while trying to escape this devious trap set for them by a mysterious enemy known as Doc Dread, and they wind up in a bunch of weird dimensions trippier than a spin on the "Yellow Submarine"! Is there a cure awaiting our afflicted adventurers at the end of this other-dimensional adventure? Or will Plastic Man, Metamorpho, Phantom Girl and Mr. Terrific be trapped in Tom Strong's stronghold peddling snake oil instead?
(Cover A Brandon Peterson), $3.99
(W) Dan Abnett (A) Brent Peeples, Matt Santorelli (CA) Brandon Peterson
Spinning out of events in issue #25, Donna is on the trail of the newly revitalized Blood Cult, whose evil experiments have transformed an entire town into bloodthirsty zombies! Plus, Miss Martian must wrestle with her own inner demons before she completely loses control!
Wonder Woman #55
(Cover A David Yardin), $3.99
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Raul Allen (CA) David Yardin
Then, two armies stand ready to annihilate each other, with Wonder Woman and Artemis caught in the middle, fighting for the souls of the exiled Amazons living in Bana-Mighdall! Does Diana possess the might and diplomatic prowess to convince her sisters to stop their march toward war? Who will fall beneath the flaming swords of Rustam? And more importantly, how does she make sure this doesn't happen again? Will Diana have to Occupy the Amazons?!