Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SWEET AS: The Top Comics From DC's October 2016 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at DC Comics' October 2016 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:


GREEN LANTERNS #8-9 (W) Sam Humphries (A) Robson Rocha and Eduardo Pansica #8 Rookie Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz face their most daunting mission yet: a night of Halloween trick or treating with Simon’s young nephew and a on-the-run Guardian of the Universe. #9 “THE PHANTOM RING” part one! Uncover the mystery of the powerful Phantom Ring that forced a Guardian of the Universe to hide away in the deepest recess of space. Will Simon and Jessica be able to prevent a universe of power-hungry invaders from claiming the new ring for their own?

 THE NEWBIE  MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #1 of 6 You wanted it? You got it—six more issues of Midnighter madness! Together again after too long apart, Midnighter and Apollo take on subway pirates in Los Angeles and demons in Opal City…but their reunion is about to take a shocking turn and send them both on an epic journey beyond all belief! (W) Steve Orlando (A) Fernando Blanco


WONDER WOMAN #8-9 (W) Greg Rucka #8 "Wonder Woman Year One," part four. The world is finally introduced to Wonder Woman, and adversaries—both ancient and new—take note. (A) Nicola Scott #9 "The Lies," chapter five. Diana takes another step closer to discovering the truth…and the mysterious Godwatch responds! (A) Liam Sharp

DOOM PATROL #2 What happened to Larry Trainor? The hero known as Negative Man is still out there, but he’s not exactly the same guy he was back when Doom Patrol was still together. Like a Russian doll, there is man inside the man, and who knows how many other men inside of them, with the guy on top possessing a mind for mischief that incites violence. Meanwhile, Casey has started rebuilding Robotman, even though she still doesn’t know exactly how Cliff Steele ended up crossing her path in the first place. 40 pg. MATURE READERS (W) Gerard Way (A) Nick Derington

GREEN ARROW #8-9 (W) Benjamin Percy (A) Otto Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra “ISLAND OF SCARS” #8 Following the life-changing events of the past few issues, Green Arrow and Black Canary are back where Ollie’s journey began: the shores of a deserted island, where DC’s most turbulent super-couple have no distraction—and no escape—from their powerful feelings for each other. #9 Lost and alone on a remote island, John Diggle finds a secret facility manufacturing illegal narcotics, and an eccentric drug king who’ll stop at nothing to protect his empire. Where are Green Arrow and Black Canary, and will they reunite with Diggle before it’s too late? 

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  BATMAN #9 “I Am Suicide” part one! Batman has always been crazy…but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes…Bane. (W) Tom King (A) Mikel Janin

What do you think? For DC's full October solicits, click here.


  1. The Batman one does sound intriguing, with Bats having to hire a Suicide Squad team, but I'm definitely sold on the Doom Patrol one. No doubts about that. As soon as I can hit a not-so-local comic book store, I need to get that one and backtrack to issue 1.

  2. If nothing else, Doom Patrol is going to look pretty. I'm looking forward to Cave Carson, Deadman, and the Hawkman & Adam Strange books myself.

  3. Thanks guys! Dale, I'm trying to guess who Bats will chose. WildDog has already been teased in GreenArrow so that counts out one of my hopeful picks!

    Doug, I'm looking forward to Hawkman and Adam too - that will be wicked. Having featured my crush on that news solo in another post I decided to slot another in its place here - so many great books from DC now its hard to trim to just 6! Been a long time since I've had that issue, but its sooo good to say.

    Seems Doom Patrol is the clear winner though - here's hoping this series soars!