Anthony’s DC Comics picks for October 2016

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for October 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #4 (of 6), on sale Oct. 5, $3 (digital first)
  • DC Comics Bombshells #18, on sale Oct. 5, $4 (digital first)
  • Future Quest #6, on sale Oct. 26, $4
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #74, on sale Oct. 12, $3
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19, on sale Oct. 23, $3
  • Astro City #40, on sale Oct. 19, $4

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • DC Super Hero Girls, vol. 2: Hits and Myths, on sale Nov. 2, $10
  • Adam Strange: The Silver Age, vol. 1, on sale Nov. 9, $25
  • The Legend of Wonder Woman (HC), on sale Dec. 7, $30
  • The Multiversity, on sale Nov. 16, $30
  • Superman: The Golden Age, vol. 2, on sale Nov. 30, $20
  • Sugar & Spike: Metahuman Investigations, on sale Nov. 9, $15

Comments

Two of DC’s most popular gay superheroes, Midnighter and Apollo, are getting their own book. As usual for the Wildstorm characters these days, it’s set in the current DCU, alongside the heroes the couple are meant to be pastiches of, Batman and Superman.

In time for the holidays is a graphic novel of the “DC Super Hero Girls” line. The cover features the girls, plus some boys (Flash, the Demon) fighting what looks like Raven’s father Trigon. Also in time for the holidays is a hardcover of “The Legend of Wonder Woman.”

“The Multiversity” gets a trade paperback collecting the whole storyline. How relevant it still is between “Convergence” and “Rebirth” is iffy, but it features Captain Carrot, the classic Marvel Family, and isn’t set on the main New 52 Earth, so it makes this list.

“Sugar and Spike”‘s adult revamp is getting collected in November, though “Legends of Tomorrow” doesn’t seem to be a series that’s made the “Rebirth” cut. However, depending how the CW series of the same name does, I imagine a more faithful, digital-first title based on the show will be introduced.

“Scooby-Doo” sees a parody of “Hamilton” (“Franklin”). However, the bigger Scooby-related news is that “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” has now been fully promoted to a monthly series, rather than bimonthly. Imagine being one of the stronger-selling non-DCU titles must’ve helped, including the sales spike for the issue with Harley Quinn‘s appearance.

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