Anthony’s DC Comics picks for October 2018

Here’s my look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for October 2018. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound Special #1, on sale Oct. 31, $5
  • Superman/Top Cat Special #1, on sale Oct. 31, $5
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43, on sale Oct. 24, $3
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #95, on sale Oct. 17, $3

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • Future Quest Presents vol. 2, on sale Nov. 28, $17

Comments

DC’s selling blank pre-stapled comics for “24 Hour Comics Day,” a day in October for drawing a comic within 24 hours. However, as some online have noted, the books are only 16 pages long (against the day’s rules of 24 pages). (Edit: DC fixed their mistake; they’re now 24 page books.)

Out this month are the first issues of Vertigo’s revivals of “Lucifer” and “The Books of Magic,” as part of a “Sandman Universe” line. I suppose it’s also a way to try to revive the Vertigo line in general. Vertigo’s popularity peaked back in the 90s, before the recent explosion in webcomics and creator-owned/independent comics.

Hanna-Barbera meets the DC Universe (again)

Superman / Top Cat
“Superman/Top Cat Special” #1 (2018). Art by Shane Davis.

DC’s releasing another round of Hanna-Barbera/DCU superhero crossovers this month. The crossovers this month: Deathstroke/Yogi Bear; Green Lantern (John Stewart)/Huckleberry Hound; Magilla Gorilla/Nightwing; and Superman/Top Cat.

Or at least DCU-ized, darker versions of the Hanna-Barbera characters. Magilla’s involved in a murder mystery, while Huck’s protesting the Vietnam War (his story’s set in the early 70s). I note trying to “DCU-ize” the Hanna-Barbera characters can sometimes be hit and miss.

Also appearing in all four issues is a Secret Squirrel storyline (no art available for Secret, unfortunately).

Scooby-Doo meets the Doom Patrol

This month’s “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” features the Doom Patrol! I wonder if Beast Boy will be mentioned, as that was his original team (before joining the Titans).

Meanwhile, the regular “Scooby-Doo” book is definitely solicited for this month. The issue sees the Mystery, Inc. gang go to a monster truck rally.

(Updated 7/26/18)

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