(2018)

DC, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.99 USD
Pages
100
On-sale Date
2018-10-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941360232
Editing
Dave Wielgosz (assistant editor); Chris Conroy (editor); Jamie S. Rich (group editor); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Erika Rothberg (editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This one-shot was sold exclusively at Walmart stores. It is part of a larger partnership with DC Comics which was launched in July 2018. When this initiative began, the titles in this program were stocked in more than 3,000 participating stores across the United States.

These exclusive DC Comics are advertised to "arrive in stores by" a particular Sunday date. However, many stores have the issues on display and available for sale on the preceding Friday. It is these Friday dates that shall be used as the actual on sale dates.

New Swamp Thing story, plus reprints from:
DC Infinite Halloween Special (DC, 2007 series) #1
DCU Halloween Special (DC, 2008 series) #1
The Brave and the Bold (DC, 2007 series) #32
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #237
House of Secrets (DC, 1956 series) #92

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swamp Thing / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (signed); various (insets)
Inks
Greg Capullo (signed); various (insets)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed); various (insets)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset); Robin [Dick Grayson] (inset); The Reaper (inset); Zatanna (inset); Blue Devil [Dan Cassidy] (inset); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (inset); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Greg Capullo (signed)
Inks
Greg Capullo (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover contains the table of contents written over a grayscale image of Swamp Thing. The image is the same as on the front cover, but here it is presented without copy or inserts. The image is also cropped differently, showing 1.875" at the bottom of the page that was omitted from the cover.

Hollow (Table of Contents: 2)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Azzarello
Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion
Colors
FCO Plascencia
Letters
Travis Lanham
Editing
Dave Wielgosz (assistant editor); Chris Conroy (editor); Jamie S. Rich (group editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Briar Woodrue (intro)
Synopsis
Swamp Thing rescues children who were kidnapped by monsters from another dimension on Halloween.
Reprints
Keywords
Bi'Tal; Halloween; swamp; The Barren

Indexer Notes

Briar is not identified by name until Swamp Thing Giant (DC, 2019 series) #1.

It's the Pumpkin Sinister, Blue Devil! (Table of Contents: 3)

Blue Devil / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dan DiDio
Pencils
Ian Churchill
Inks
Norm Rapmund
Colors
Rod Reis
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Shockwave (host); Blue Devil; Enchantress; Pumpkin Sinister; Harley; Dennis
Synopsis
Two old friends of Daniel Cassidy raise a pumpkin demon to attack him to get revenge for him stealing one of their girlfriends years earlier.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; Halloween; pumpkin

Kcirt Ro Taert (Table of Contents: 4)

Zatanna / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Dini
Pencils
Dustin Nguyen
Inks
Dustin Nguyen
Colors
Dustin Nguyen
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters
Scarecrow (host); Zatanna [Zatanna Zatara]
Synopsis
Zatanna sends demons to attack the people who were lacing Halloween candy with drugs.
Reprints
Keywords
demon; Halloween; trick or treat

Strange Cargo (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Niles
Pencils
Dean Ormston (painting)
Inks
Dean Ormston (painting)
Colors
Dean Ormston (painting)
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Poison Ivy (host); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Superman
Synopsis
Jimmy and Lois find a shipping container full of zombies.
Reprints
Keywords
zombie

The Ballad of Jonathan Crane (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mikey Way
Pencils
Mateus
Inks
Mateus
Colors
Cris Peter
Letters
John J. Hill

Genre
superhero
Characters
Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Batman; Commissioner Gordon [James Gordon]; Elongated Man (cameo)
Synopsis
Scarecrow imagines himself as the lead character in the Sleepy Hollow story after accidentally dosing himself with his own fear gas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Night Gods (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman; The Demon / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
J. Michael Straczynski
Pencils
Jesús Saiz
Inks
Jesús Saiz
Colors
Trish Mulvihill
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero; horror-suspense
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Demon [Etrigan; Jason Blood]; Whitford Crane (first appearance); Philip (first appearance; corpse); Night Gods (villains)
Synopsis
Aquaman and the Demon protect the Earth from the Night Gods.
Reprints

Night of the Reaper! (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil; Bernie Wrightson (ideas); Harlan Ellison (ideas)
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
S-889
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Tom Fagan; Doctor Gruener
Synopsis
Dick Grayson and his college friends travel to the Halloween celebration in Rutland Vermont. Robin and Batman get caught between two sides, both looking for revenge against an ex-Nazi officer.
Reprints
Keywords
Halloween parade; masquerade party; Nazi; Rutland Vermont

Indexer Notes

Gerry Conway, Bernie Wrightson and Alan Weiss are caricatured in story, as they attended the real Rutland Halloween Parade. Adams draws figures of Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man and Havok in the parade and later at a party.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 11)

Swamp Thing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (as Berni Wrightson)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (as Berni Wrightson)
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-1135
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing [Alex Olsen] (intro); Linda Olsen; Damian Ridge
Synopsis
Alex Olsen, turned into a swamp monster, returns to seek revenge on his friend who rigged the explosion that killed him.
Reprints
Keywords
swamp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Greg Capullo (signed)
Inks
Greg Capullo (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover contains a grayscale image of Swamp Thing. The image is the same as on the front cover, but here it is presented without copy or inserts. The image is also cropped differently, showing 1.875" at the bottom of the page that was omitted from the cover. Additional credits for the issue are presented at the bottom of the page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Swamp Thing
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Hollow
    Swamp Thing
  4. 3. It's the Pumpkin Sinister, Blue Devil!
    Blue Devil
  5. 4. Kcirt Ro Taert
    Zatanna
  6. 5. Strange Cargo
    Superman
  7. 6. The Ballad of Jonathan Crane
    Batman
  8. 7. ["DC Vertigo"]
  9. 8. Night Gods
    Aquaman; The Demon
  10. 9. Night of the Reaper!
    Batman
  11. 10. ["Batman."]
  12. 11. Swamp Thing
    Swamp Thing
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. ["Grant Morrison"]
    Green Lantern
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