Specials and One-Shot Comics Index
- Heroes in Crisis #3 [of 9] (November 28, 2018)
Tom King, Clay Mann and Lee Weeks, Clay Mann
We open with Lagoon Boy being blasted by some kind of laser blast through the torso, in the forest. We then cut to Wally West/Flash lying on his bed talking to his son that no longer exists in this reality, as he holds one of the Golden Masks to his face. We then see the familiar face of Booster Gold, approaching the front door of Sanctuary that is disguised as a mid-western farmhouse. He is greeted by three individuals that run the place, that bear a striking resemblance to Ma and Pa Kent and Lana Lang. We again go back to the forest where Lagoon Boy was seen being blasted, as he gets up from the blast, and says, "again," only to be blasted back down once more. Wally is then seen in a room that artificially mimics surroundings to his desire, as he tells it what he wants to see, from his old backyard to his wife and children. In the meantime, Booster is getting a rundown of how Sanctuary works, and is told he can choose to wear the robes and mask, should he want to conceal his identity whilst he is there. Lagoon Boy tires of running the same scenario over and over again, and decides to call it a day, while Wally is having the time of his life with his kids and wife at his side. We see Roy Harper with his daughter, as he tries to be the best father he can possibly be for her, which is again a simulation run by Sanctuary. Lagoon Boy on his way back discovers the bodies of others that resided at Sanctuary, all dead, and before he can react, he is impaled by a sharp projectile, in a similar fashion to that of the laser blast. Before he dies, he starts to laugh. Everyone is startled at the sudden alert by Sanctuary, as they are all told to proceed to the nearest exit. In typical Flash manner, Wally is the first to reach the scene, only to find Roy Harper, one of his best friends and fellow Titan, dead at the front door. He is then struck on the back of his head by a big wooden mallet by Harley Quinn. Booster witnesses this, as Harley tells him "she didn't know he was there", to which he replies "It's my first day".
- Doomsday Clock #8 (December 5, 2018)
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brand Anderson
We begin with Ozymandias in a dark room, which looks like the Oval Office at the White House. We then cut to Metropolis in morning, at the Daily Planet, where Lois is telling Clark that someone has been going through her desk, when Perry White comes in asking about the story regarding the "Superman Theory". Lois assures Perry that he will have it soon, as she then discovers a package that was sent to her. Jimmy brings her Kool-Aid instead of freshly squeezed orange juice, to which she is rather upset about. On TV it is reported that Firestorm is in Moscow fighting Pohzar, and that other meta-humans are involved. Firestorm manages to hold his own, when negative Woman phases through him, causing his powers to short out. As he is swamped by an angry crowd, which he falls down into, he panics, and in a big flash of light everyone around him is turned to glass. Firestorm flies off, and everyone at the Daily Planet watches this in shock. Clark makes a quick getaway, and is as usual unseen, but who is seen flying off is Superman, and those that catch a glimpse of him rejoice in the fact that "Superman's going to clear this all up". Superman arrives at the nation of Kandaq, where he is met with other meta-humans like the Creeper and Giganta. Superman is escorted to the nation's ruler, Black Adam, who welcomes him, and shows him around his kingdom. Black Adam confirms that he has heard the rumors that Firestorm came to hide out in Kandaq, like many of the meta-human populace, but assures him that he is not there. As Superman flies off, he tells him, "Firestorm will always be welcome in Kandaq, and be safe from the world's governments and their puppets". We cut back to the Daily Planet, it is now later in the evening, Lois is talking to Superman, as he explains that he's looked for Firestorm all over, and hasn't had much luck. Lois suggests that maybe Firestorm didn't flee too far, and may still be close by in Russia. Lois' attention is then diverted to the package she received earlier that morning, and she opens it to find a flash-drive. She plugs it into her computer, and it plays a video of an old newscast, which introduces the Justice Society of America. Lois is surprised at this, as she has no clue who these heroes of yesteryear are. In Russia, Superman hears Ronnie Raymond's voice, and knows that he has found Firestorm. He walks into the building where he is hiding, and discovers the young hero attempting to bring one of the glass people back to life. Superman greets him, only to find that Firestorm is scared that Superman may want to fight him to bring him in, after reassuring him, Firestorm explains that his powers have never worked on transmuting anything organic before, and that he has no idea what happened, but wants to desperately change the glass boy in front of him, back to flesh and blood. Superman reassures him, that if he did it once, he can surely do it again, and Firestorm gives it his all to change the boy back. As the dust settles, Superman sees that Firestorm was successful, as the once glass statue is bought back to life. The child calls out to Superman, and runs into his arms and Firestorm takes a sigh of relief. Later in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin, holds a press conference regarding the tragedy the day before, when Superman arrives. He is welcomed to the nation by the President, and is given an opportunity to address the nation and the media. Superman tells the world that what Firestorm did was an accident, and that it can be undone. Meanwhile Batman is hearing this as he travels in the Batwing, he opens a channel to Superman's coms, and tells him to stop talking, and not to "pick a side" regarding the meta-human problem. Superman tells the media that Firestorm is not a villain that the media is making him out to be, when he is stopped by President Putin, who tells Superman that Pozhar has proof that Firestorm is an American agent, and what he did is considered to be an attack on the people of Russia. It appears that simply by trying to explain the situation, the media has taken it as Superman siding with Firestorm, and the meta-human populace, exactly what Batman tried to prevent. Superman tries to explain that Firestorm can actually reverse the effects of what happened, when Firestorm arrives on the scene, with the transmuted child in his arms. President Putin is shocked, and asks Superman "what trickery is this", but before he can answer, the military soldier opens fire on Firestorm. Superman rushes to the aid of the child, trying to protect him from the gunfire, and Firestorm watches as some stray bullets hit the glass statues that were once people. Firestorm lashes out at the soldiers' weapons, and the Russian meta-humans are ordered to put an end to the so called attack by Pozhar, who himself goes after Firestorm. President Putin is rushed away, and the army move in with their tanks, and in doing so, they begin to run over and crush the glass statues. Superman sees this and topples the tank, and all this is being shown live across the world. Lois sits in shock in her and Clark's apartment as she watches on TV whilst Batman doubles his efforts to get to Moscow as fast as he can. Firestorm manages to fight off Pozhar, and tries to calm everyone down, yelling that he can fix the situation by transmuting the people back, but becomes distraught at the sight of the broken statues. His powers look as if they are ready to detonate, as they react to Ronnie's emotions. Superman makes his way to Firestorm to calm him down, and help him not lose control, while Batman yells through the coms that the power readings are spiking. Firestorm tells Superman that he is ok, and indicates that he is not losing control. Batman screams that the power readings are spiking, and that it's not Firestorm, just then there is an explosion, all news feeds are cut. Batman is thrown of course, and Superman and Firestorm are caught right in the middle of it. "Yes... It begins"... Ozymandias.
- Heroes in Crisis #4 [of 9] (January 2, 2019)
Tom King, Clay Mann, Clay Mann
We open with Garth of the Titan's getting drunk in a bar, and passing out, causing Donna Troy to have to carry him home. We then cut to Sanctuary, where Batman and The Flash investigate the crime scene, to determine who killed Wally West. Flash is quick to point the finger at Booster Gold, but Batman assures him that it was Harley Quinn. Wonder Woman interrogates Booster Gold, using her Golden Lasso. Booster recounts the events of the day everyone was seemingly killed by Harley Quinn. He is stunned at the fact that he was left alive, and was the only one that woke up. We then cut to Lois and Clark's apartment in Metropolis, where they discuss the fact that someone named "The Puddler" has sent Lois videos of those being treated at Sanctuary. Lois asks Clark what he wants her to do about it, while at the same time reminding him that "this is news", and if she doesn't report it, The Puddler will find someone that will. Somewhere at that moment, Batgirl meets up with Harley, where the two fight, and then eventually give in and embrace one another. Booster lies in a holding cell at the Hall of Justice, where he is visited by Blue Beetle, and he asks Booster if he "did it," Booster says that the Golden Lasso revealed that he didn't, however Wonder Woman told him that he may have convinced himself that he didn't, so that's what he could perceive the truth to be. Blue Beetle busts him out, in the hope that he will help prove his innocence. We end with Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman at the Batcave, as they discuss what has been transpiring. Wonder Woman is angry that Blue Beetle broke out Booster Gold, when Superman tells them both about the leaked videos to Lois. Batman gets angry that Superman kept this information from them for a few days, and is even more annoyed when he learns that Lois is reporting on it, and as of 35 seconds ago, the story is posted online. Currently at that time Batgirl and Harley Quinn are flip flopping over rooftops, when Batgirl gets the alert of the story. She tells Harley that this will most likely change the world, now that it's out. "Okay good... &$@@ the world... It needs changing". - Harley Quinn.
- Heroes in Crisis #5 [of 9] (January 30, 2019)
Tom King, Clay Mann and Travis Moore
We open with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle hiding out in some low rent motel, trying to figure out their next move to prove Booster innocent. Booster suggests ambushing The Flash, and getting him to figure out what really happened. Beetle reminds him that he already tried that, and Flash beat him to a pulp. Booster tells him, he wouldn't expect the same plan twice... Fist bump! At the Batcave, Batgirl convinces Batman to let her look over Skeets, to determine if he knows the whereabouts of Booster Gold. Later she and Harley Quinn literally beat it out of him. In Metropolis, Clark is having a hard time writing the speech Superman is to give, regarding Sanctuary to the media. Lois helps him the best way she can, but Clark's struggles are more serious than what she anticipates. Booster and Beetle get the drop on The Flash, and manage to knock him out at his lab, and go over the data he has collected. Booster tells Beetle, that something is wrong with the state of Wally West's body, and that it's a week older than it should be. Superman addresses the media the next day, with Wonder Woman at his side. He tells the world why the hero community needs a place like sanctuary, and why it was kept a secret from the rest of the world. We end with Batgirl and Harley catching up to Beetle and Booster, Harley has her mind set on grievously injuring Booster, even against Batgirl's wishes.
- Man and Superman 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 (February 6, 2019)
Marv Wolfman, Claudio Castellini, Claudio Castellini
Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis. He has trouble adjusting to the big city and struggles to find a way to use his abilities to help people. Crime is out of control and there is controversy surrounding how the authorities should deal with that. Clark works as a janitor to earn money while trying to find work as a reporter. His goal is to work for the Daily Planet, but his attempt to get an interview with Perry White fails. Clark is forced to use his abilities to save people when the Lexcorp building is attacked. During the aftermath he sees Lois Lane for the first time. Lois writes about the mysterious flying man and is determined to prove that he is not a threat. Lex Luthor returns to Metropolis after a five-year absence and announces that he will do whatever he can to stop this terrorist attacks in the city. His press conference is interrupted by another attack, but in the aftermath, Clark realizes Lex was behind the whole thing. Clark works with Lois on the story and soon Clark decides to adopt the uniform and identity of Superman. He confronts Luthor as Superman and tells the billionaire that one day Lex will make a small mistake, and on that day, Lex will know exactly who Superman is. Later, Clark begins his career at the Daily Planet thanks to an exclusive interview with Superman and the rivalry between Lois and Clark begins.
- Heroes in Crisis #6 [of 9] (February 27, 2019)
Tom King, Mitch Gerads with Clay Mann
We open with Gnarrk, Wally and Ivy narrating the reasons they are at Sanctuary. We follow with Harley's arrival at Sanctuary, as she needed to be with her friend and ally Poison Ivy. Wally continues to show his struggles of adjusting to a new reality, where his family no longer exists, and he is alone. Gnarrk recounts his early prehistoric history. We end with Harley seeing Booster murder everyone at Sanctuary, learning that she is innocent of the whole situation.
- Doomsday Clock #9 (March 6, 2019)
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brand Anderson
We begin with Dr Manhattan on Mars, holding a Legion of Superheroes ring, and watching it cease to exist, due to the actions of his own doing, stretching back to his moving Alan Scott's power battery out of his reach when he needed it most. We then witness most of Earth's Superheroes travel to Mars, to confront Dr Manhattan. Each ship contains different teams and families, as there is a sombre feeling in the atmosphere. On Earth, in the Hall of Justice, Superman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, as he recovers from the events of the explosion in Moscow. Lois arrives, and breaks down at the sight of her husband in such a condition. In the White House, the President is forced by his advisors, to condemn Superman for his actions, in trying to stop the Russian super soldiers from killing Firestorm and innocent bystanders. Batman also recovering, wakes from his unconscious state, and tells Alfred that all the heroes are going after the wrong person in Dr Manhattan, and the real threat is Ozymandias. He attempts to send a message to them, but knows that by the time the heroes get the message, it may be too late. There is a state of unrest in the world, and we catch a glimpse of Reggie, sitting in the streets, with a sign around his neck saying "You see what you want to see". Lex arrives at the Hall of Justice, and confronts Lois who is with Superman. He reveals to Lois that he is the one that sent her the flash drive, with the images and video of the forgotten heroes in the Justice Society. On Mars, the Martian Manhunter attempts to communicate with Dr Manhattan, as a way of peaceful resolution, but Guy Gardner attacks Manhattan, and a battle ensues. After a lengthy battle with most of the heroes, Manhattan manages to come out the victor, and then reveals to Ronnie Raymond, that his becoming the hero Firestorm was no accident, but rather a clever set up by Prof. Stein, in order for him to infiltrate the superhero community, and learn more about them. Ronnie is shocked and feels betrayed after learning this. Meanwhile on Earth, Wonder Woman addresses the United Nations, only to be interrupted by Black Adam and Giganta. "I heard your friends were all on vacation. What am I doing?... I'm making a move." - Black Adam.
Rebirth - Specials and One-Shots Comics Index
IntroductionHere is a listing of comic book specials, one-shots and other miscellaneous post-Rebirth publications. The Writer, Penciller and Inker for each issue are listed within the Comic Index pages, directly below each title's name and number.
Note: Remember, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic was on sale.
CONTENTS:2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
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