DC Comics #202.2: New Releases, October 3, 2018
Adventures Of The Super Sons #3 (Of 12)
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A) Carlo Barberi, Art Thibert (CA) Dan Mora
The Super Sons find themselves tumbling through space and time without so much as a GPS to guide them! Having battled the intergalactic group of teen hoodlums known as the Gang, Superboy and Robin barely escape. However, they do end up having a shootout with gunslingers on a Western-like world before engaging in a swordfight to save a princess on a medieval-like planet. The Sons need to find their way back to Earth before the Gang does a planetary smash-and-grab with the whole planet!
(Cover A Tony S. Daniel), $3.99
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel
The Dark Knight's looking to drop both the hammer and sickle on the KGBeast, whose rampage across Gotham City takes a toll on Nightwing when he's injured in the fray. Blaming himself for his ward's fate, Batman gets grimmer than usual-and vows to take the Russian assassin down like the Berlin Wall. Is even Gotham City ready for that much violence? The streets will run red like borscht if the Dark Knight gets his way against this Soviet scourge.
Border Town #2
(W) Eric M Esquivel (A/CA) Ramon Villalobos
After barely surviving a supernatural showdown at Jack in the Box, the kids regroup over nachos to debate what to do when your town is overrun by monsters of myth. Frank's freaked and wants to go to the cops! Julietta can't because her family's undocumented. Aimi wants to know the secrets of the underworld! And Quinteh might just be hungry. Meanwhile, El Chupacabra crosses the border between worlds, bringing with him an unspeakably terrifying force to Devil's Fork.
Curse Of Brimstone #7
(W) Justin Jordan (A/CA) Eduardo Pansica
Early-warning sign you're about to get murdered: a mysterious, cursed ledger
directs you to a small, eerie town filled with an unusual amount of amputees who all take a keen interest in you. That's what the cursed Joe and his sister Annie are up against when their ledger leads them to a town where strangers check in, but they don't check out.
(Cover A Tyler Kirkham), $3.99
(W) Christopher Priest (A) Ed Benes, Fernando Pasarin (CA) Tyler Kirkham
"Deathstroke: Arkham" starts here! After being declared criminally insane, Deathstroke is committed to the infamous Arkham Asylum! It isn't long before the hunter becomes the hunted as Slade, powerless and weaponless, is targeted by some of Gotham City's most wanted. But after initially mocking and contravening the system meant to help him, Deathstroke learns that his only hope for survival may be to confront his own inner demons.
Dreaming #2, $3.99
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Bilquis Evely (CA) Jae Lee
Merv Pumpkinhead ain't happy.
Sure, Merv Pumpkinhead doesn't exactly radiate happy at the best of times, but now? Right now a bunch of blank-faced strangers from between realities are taking local jobs; foreign criminals are profiteering at the realm's expense; and the VIPs seem more interested in themselves than getting back to the "good old days."
The Dreaming used to be somewhere a vegetable-headed guy could be proud to call home, y'know?
Fact is, Merv Pumpkinhead's been pushed too far. It's time for change. Right at the top.
Green Arrow #45
(Cover A Alex Maleev), $3.99
(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Alex Maleev
In this Heroes in Crisis tie-in, Oliver Queen is forced to take a hard look at himself and evaluate his methods after he fails one too many times trying to do the right thing. It's a dark, depressing stroll down memory lane for the Emerald Archer, as Oliver must come to grips with how he's hurt the people around him. This issue guest-stars members of the Justice League and the Titans, but are they there to console Ollie...or condemn him?
Green Lanterns #56
(Cover A Mike Perkins), $3.99
(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Marco Santucci (CA) Mike Perkins
With the Green Lantern Corps at its weakest, Cyborg Superman and the Ravagers dish out damage across the cosmos! Now John Stewart, the Corps' last hope, can barely crawl out of his hospital bed!
Harley Quinn #51
(Cover A Julian Totino Todesco), $3.99
(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March
Harley broke most of DCU continuity last issue, and in this ish, she's dealing with the fallout, namely the time-tossed hero of World War II called Captain Triumph! The golden boy of the Golden Age finds his black-and-white approach failing miserably in the gray areas of the modern world (although unfortunately, there are still plenty of fascists for him to punch). It's up to Harley to return Captain Triumph to his own time, but she'll have to put the kibosh on his do-gooding first-right after she figures out what "kibosh" means!
Injustice 2 #35
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran (A/CA) Daniel Sampere
Gorilla Grodd forms a deadly alliance and leads an uprising to take out King Solovar and conquer Gorilla City. Against the backdrop of all hell breaking loose, the Suicide Squad decides it would be a good idea for teammates Killer Croc and Orca to get married! Love and death reign side by side as the series draws toward its conclusion.
Justice League #9
(Cover A Jorge Jimenez), $3.99
(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
THE ROAD TO "DROWNED EARTH"! Superman and Batman can't agree on how to put back the moon-you know, the one that went missing in issue #1. On the other hand, Wonder Woman and Aquaman have faith in each other, working together on a new addition to the Hall of Justice. Martian Manhunter takes Hawkgirl under his wing to test out the limits of her recently broken wing, and Flash and Green Lantern get up to some hijinks in the Hall's cafeteria. Can you say super food fight?!
(Cover A Mike Perkins), $4.99
(W) Ben Percy (A) Chris Mooneyham, Travis Moore (CA) Mike Perkins
"Knight Terrors" begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you've never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.
(W) Steve Orlando (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Kevin Nowlan
Are you ready for an unexpected showdown inside the walls of Castle Frankenstein? Hell yeah! The Unexpected team tracks down Hawkman, but will the Winged Wonder have a larger role to play? Meanwhile, the race to neutralize the Nth metal isotope reaches its climax as Onimar Synn and his Necro-Legions descend upon the Unexpected. But as Neon the Unknown investigates, he learns that the toxic Nth metal may not even be from our Multiverse. Finally, the true menace of Alden Quench begins to emerge from the shadows of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, FINAL CRISIS and the new HAWKMAN series!
United States Vs Murder Inc #2 (Of 6)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Michael Avon Oeming
In a world where the five families of Murder, Inc. never gave up their stranglehold on parts of America, the U.S. president tried to pit them against one another and failed. Badly. Now the families are united in their common cause. And there will be blood.
From the Eisner Award-winning creators of POWERS comes another big, bold world of crime-comic alternative history full of sexy, smart fun.
Wonder Woman And Justice League Dark Witching Hour #1
(Cover A Jesus Merino), $4.99
((W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jesus Merino
Just in time for Halloween, it's "The Witching Hour," a five-part weekly event that will rewrite the future of DC's magical heroes!
Hecate, the witch-goddess of magic, always knew a day would come when the monsters she stole her magic from would return. Now she must activate the Witchmarked, humans within whom she secreted vast stores of power. And the most powerful of the Witchmarked? Wonder Woman!