October Previews 2019 – DC Comics Spotlight Books

Previews gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s the spotlight of new books coming out of October Previews for DC Comics.

DC Comics is just shy in October Previews of 200 with 198 new books coming soon to a shelf near you.

This first pick is not a book I currently read but I can appreciate the cover artist, making this a Killer B. The only downside is, it is a card stock cover.

Action Comics #1018 (Card Stock Variant)

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One of the biggest Superman stories of all time continues in ‘Metropolis Doom’ part two! War and chaos strikes the heart of Metropolis.

The Invisible Mafia, Lex Luthor, and the Legion of Doom all stand their ground to take over Metropolis.

Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis reunites with comic art legends John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson to bring you a Superman story for the ages! Guest starring the Justice League, Young Justice, and more!

I’m really looking forward to reading this next series after reading the preview of issue #1.

Basketful of Heads #3 (of 7)

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Basketful of Heads continues as a seven-issue miniseries! June Branch has been hunted, haunted, and desperate; she’s got an ancient Viking axe with mystical properties and a severed head in a basket that won’t shut up.

If she can’t make her traveling companion be quiet, maybe she can get some answers out of him…answers that might spell the difference between life and death. But getting him to talk is one thing, and getting the truth out of him is another. He’s a decapitated devil who’d like nothing more than to lead June astray-and with three other killers out to finish her off, so she has no room for error.

The comic with the sharpest edge in horror returns for another swing of the axe!

Picking this next one because of the cover and it seems we still might know the identity of the new Batwoman in this series.

Batman Beyond #39 (Manapul Variant)

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The mystery of Neo-Gotham’s newest protector deepens! With Terry McGinnis missing, a new, unidentified person has stepped up to replace him as protector of Gotham!

Even the greatest detective of all time, Bruce Wayne, is unable to determine who’s hidden behind the mask. Gotham’s newest hero appears capable, but does she have what it takes to combat Terry’s greatest enemy-the murderer of his father-Derek Powers, a.k.a. Blight? Or will her time as the city’s guardian end in tragedy?

I’m not really into the BWL infected spinoff books but I can say this one might actually be a good read if the story is done right.

Infected the Commissioner #1

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Commissioner Gordon has dedicated his life to the safety of the citizens of Gotham City. Sure, he doesn’t wear a cape, but this hero has chosen a thankless job, because it’s the right thing to do.

But what happens when Jim Gordon’s sense of duty and honor is stripped away? What happens when Gotham City’s greatest public pillar of justice finally says ‘enough’?

Spinning out of the events of The Batman Who Laughs and Batman/Superman comes the story of a man who has finally given in to his worst impulses-and he might just take the entire city into the darkness with him…

I already go a chance to read the first issue and so this next issue is a must pick up to read.

Joker Killer Smile #2 (of 3)

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Ben Arnell promised his wife and child one thing: even though he spends his days attempting to reach the bottom of The Joker’s insanity, he would never bring that madness home. No matter how dark the work gets, he would never allow The Joker’s craziness to tear their family apart.

And in that, he failed. The Eisner-winning creative team of Gideon Falls kick their blackhearted chronicle of The Joker’s destructive influence into high gear with an issue that turns the entire story on its head, with disastrous consequences for Dr. Arnell!

Great new series that are just must have pickups just for the reading and great artwork.

Last God #3

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Beyond the edge of creation lies the Black Stair. And beyond it, amidst the void, he waits. Mol Uhltep, The Last God. This is the tale of those who claimed to slay him, and the world they doomed with their lies.

In the third chapter of DC’s dark fantasy epic The Last God, Queen Cyanthe and her unlikely companions make their way across the land of Cain Anuun toward the Pinnacle-city stronghold of the Guild Eldritch, a powerful order of sorcerers led by Skol, another fabled member of the original fellowship of Godslayers. There they hope to find protection from the looming forces of Mol Uhltep and his inhuman servant, King Tyr. In the past, we see young Tyr, Cyanthe, and Veikko Al Mun make their way toward a similar destination, while they uncover more secrets of the Last God’s plan and make an unlikely ally.

Make sure to pick up Last God #1 and Last God #2 as well.

Low Low Woods is another Hillhouse book that looks like it’s going to be a great read.

Low Low Woods #1 (of 6)

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Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either.

When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home. DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return.

I’ve never been big on reading Wonder Woman, I’ve given it a go a few times and maybe it’s just the writers not doing her any justice but this book, this one looks like it could pull me in.

Wonder Woman Dead Earth #1 (of 4)

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The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.

That’s it for the DC books coming out of October Previews. Just not a whole lot going for DC in my opinion. Most of the books that look entertaining are under their Black Label impression.

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