Specials and One-Shot Comics Index

2022

  • Batman/Superman: Authority Special #1 (November 2, 2021)
    Philip Kennedy; Jonathan Glapion, Trevor Hairsine, Ben Templesmith, Rain Beredo and Scott Hanna
    As Superman and The Authority prepare for their voyage to Warworld, Batman needs them for a mission that could help save the Multiverse. The Empire of Shadows, a Dark Multiverse counterpart to Ra's Al Ghul's League of Shadows, has captured a Fuginaut, a guardian of the Multiverse, as a means to invade the main DC Universe. The Enchantress' magic aids the Batman, Superman and The Authority to launch a preemptive strike on the Empire of Shadows. If they fail, all that exists will fall under their tyranny. The Fuginaut is dead, and Enchantress has been captured. While Superman and most of The Authority battle the Al-Ghuls and their undead soldiers, Batman and Midnighter take out followers who could be dark versions of Bruce Wayne's bloodline to rescue June and take away the Empire of Shadows' bridge to the main DC Universe. The Dark Knight is impressed with the Man of Steel's team. He knows they'll do what they can to liberate Warworld. However, the Empire of Shadows could be planning their next move in spite of their defeat.

  • Superman '78 #3 [of 6] (November 2, 2021)
    Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
    Brainiac hovers above Metropolis while his robots surround Superman. The good people of Metropolis stand up for Superman saying that in their city there are people from all walks of life. This prompts Brainiac to ponder whether he should excise Metropolis as well. Superman steps in and tells the good people of Metropolis that while he considers this his city as much as they do he wants to thank them for their kindness and goes with Brainiac therefore saving the city. After sending out some kind of "signal" that seems to only reach Lois, Superman and Lois say their final goodbyes. But not before ol' Lex Luthor congratulates Brainiac on his capture of Superman. While a surprised Superman wonders what Lex is up to Lex gives him a slap on the back as a final goodbye. Superman seems to find this odd. Then it's up to Brainiac's ship with Superman. Once on board Superman finally sees what Brainiac is up to, spying all the shrunken cities. At that moment a trapped Superman gets violently transported to one of the shrunken cities. Not realizing where he is Kal-El hears his name and realizes he's face to face with his Kryptonian parents Jor-El and Lara. Meanwhile at the Daily Planet building in Metropolis Lois is frantically working on the story of Superman leaving earth when Jimmy interrupts and tells her that the assignment can go to someone else because she's distraught but she tells him it's her beat and she'll finish the story. Then she breaks down and cries. Back in Kandor Superman hangs up the tights and puts on Kryptonian clothing to become Kal-El. Lara gives Kal the rundown of how they were transported to the bottled city just before Krypton exploded. While Kal explains how he was found by the Kents who raised him as their son. Lara takes Kal for a walk to a zoo on Kandor where a Thought Beast reads Kal's mind and shows an image of Lois. Lara is happy that her son at least found true love. They are interrupted by Jor-El who tells his son even with his own intellect he cannot fathom why Brainiac has done this. He tells him he's tired and would like his son to takeover his duties in the bottled city. His son agrees. Back at the Daily Planet Jimmy gives Lois an envelope brought by a special courier and tells her he misses Superman too. The letter informs Lois that this mysterious person knows where Superman is. She comes alone to the warehouse district where she's quickly chloroformed. When she awakes she's in the presence of Lex Luthor. But before she can pepper spray him he tells her that he knows how to get Superman back!

  • Dark Knights of Steel #1 (November 2, 2021)
    Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
    Krypton blows up, Jor-El and Lara arrive on earth. They are quickly confronted by Medieval warriors, whom Jor-El blows away with heat vision. Kal is then born. Meanwhile Constantine is having a seizure and prophesying to the King of the Kingdom of Storms. He concludes by saying he has seen the end of their world. Nineteen years later Kal wants to go with Bruce to confront a magic user in the kingdom. Magic has been outlawed in the kingdom because it can hurt the Els. Kal is not allowed to, but he follows Bruce to the magic user, and ends up saving him from a girl called Banshee (Black Canary). Kal and Bruce return to the throne room to report, and Kal gets into an argument about putting himself at risk around magic users and with Bruce about traditions. It is revealed that the kingdom used to belong to the Waynes, until their murder led to the Els coming to power. Bruce and Jor-El go for a walk, and that's where my summary will end, but significant things happen while they go for a walk.

  • Superman vs. Lobo #2 [of 3] (November 9, 2021)
    Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie; Mirka Andolfo
    Superman and Lobo find themselves on the newly restored Czarnia and Krypton respectively. Superman, now powerless thanks to Czarnia's red tinted sun, finds himself living next to the dangerous yet strangely kind Miss Tribb, Lobo's former teacher, and learns that Czarnia was a mostly peaceful world once, before Lobo simply chose to kill them all for fun. Meanwhile, Lobo joins The Light of Jo-Mon cult, a group believing in the notion of Krypton returning to a more primal way of thought led by Fel-Kar, a now revived schemer of Krypton's past. There, a sample of Lobo's DNA is used to create a Lobo Clone army perfect to destroy Czarnia once more. All the while, Dr. Flik continues conducting her research for her paper on Last Sons, but cannot stop herself from getting emotionally attached to her subjects, developing a respect for Superman and a crush of sorts on Lobo. After listening to Superman's words of wisdom, she attempts to fix the chaos by visiting Numen and informing him of his mistake, which he goes on to fix. But the trouble has only just started. Thanks to Numen's efforts he now must regenerate in his womb. And while the planets are now back to being gone, and Superman's powers are fully restored, the Numen Revenge Squad is on the way to kill the benevolent last son.

  • DC vs. Vampires #2 [of 12] (November 23, 2021)
    James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg; Otto Schmidt
    Green Lantern kills Anton Arcane and has a brief meeting with the head vampire who chastises him for allowing a warning about the vampires to get out. The scene then changes to the Bat family gathering in Bruce's home in costume, in the sunlight, where Batman reviews with them the seriousness of the vampire uprising. He then recruits them and gives them weapons specific for fighting vampires. He reveals that the tea was made with holy water as a test to see if any of them were infected. Interspersed with these scenes a group of villains are meeting in a park. They are discussing the disappearances of many lower-level villains. Green Arrow approaches them to talk about the vampire uprising. At first, they don't believe him, but he reveals that one of their numbers (Everyman) is a vampire, and swiftly kills him. The final scene shows Barry and Hal meeting on a beach. Hal warns Barry of an impending war and tells him that he would have preferred to change him, but it would have led to the death of everyone. So instead, Hal kills Barry.

  • Superman '78 #4 [of 6] (November 23, 2021)
    Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
    We begin with Brainiac remembering the devastation of his planet Colu. He was the last survivor. We then see in present day the A.I. in the ship putting Brainiac's body together piece by piece. He thinks how all the existence of Colu and all the knowledge he gained from every galaxy is all inside his ship and robotic body. Cut to the the bottled city of Kandor where a ceremony is taking place. Jor-El is passing his authority of all council affairs to Kal-El. After the ceremony it doesn't take long for the council and people of Kandor to swarm Kal with questions and suggestions. Afterwards Jor-El and Kal discuss fitting in. Kal remarks how he's basically a farm boy and this is all new to him. Jor-El tells him that's in the past and this is his new life from here on in. Meanwhile at Lex's secret hideout he begins to tell Lois about transmitters and alpha waves and explained when he clapped Superman on the back before Brainiac took him he planted a receiver on his cape. Under Lois' request they use the receiver to contact Superman in Kandor. When Superman sees Lois' face he's overcome. She says they never got to say goodbye. But when she tells hm Lex has a plan he gets angry and tells her not to trust him. Luthor seems to have a plan that Superman is very leary of. While this discussion is taking place Brainiac's ship intercepts the transmission and locates its origin from Metropolis. Brainiac is mad! And decides it time to excise Metropolis. Jor-El tells Superman that this receiver is what he needs to send him back to earth. Lara is against it but back in his suit he tells her how he's needed and must go back. She tells him she's proud. With this going on Lois decides she needs to write the story of everything that has transpired. She doesn't get too far before a giant earthquake hits Metropolis. Trying to be brave Lois jumps off the bridge landing safely on the ground only to witness the city being lifted away into the sky.

  • Justice League Incarnate #1 [of 5] (November 30, 2021)
    Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver; Brandon Peterson, Andrei Bressan and Tom Derenick
    Though her intentions are unclear, Doctor Multiverse, while she battles Earth-8's Retaliators, warns that the Multiverse is in grave danger on various fronts. Darkseid has tricked a version of Barry Allen to run so fast he creates a fissure in order for the Lord of Apokolips to take whatever power he deems necessary. Barry used the Speed Force to trap Darkseid. Now a new group called the Justice League Incarnate, whose base - the House of Heroes - is in a fixed point in the Multiverse's lifeblood. The Earth-0 Flash is the key to finding Barry with the aid of the Quantum Treadmill. If he isn't found soon, all that exists could perish at Darkseid's hand. Earth-8 has been attacked by the forces of Tartarus in spite of the Retaliators' deal with Machinehead and a Darkseid controlled Psycho Pirate. However, the Darkseid arriving on Earth-8 shortly after the Justice League Incarnate is not the same one with whom Tartarus had spoken. Doctor Multiverse describes him as an evil that encompasses all worlds, which could describe most Darkseids perfectly. Doctor Multiverse and the Justice League Incarnate must take the dimensional crack to another universe while Tartarus and Darkseid are occupied fighting each other. The Justice League Incarnate escapes to an unknown Earth while Orion arrives at the House of Heroes to assist those who remained behind. However Kalibak and Darkseid's forces have followed him.

  • World of Krypton #1 [of 6] (December 7, 2021)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    We begin with Nir-Ur in the Jeweled Mountains following a herd of Thought Beasts. To her horror she finds the herd dead. Back on Kryptonopolis Jor-El and Lara are on their way to the Naming Day ceremony for their niece Kara. While Jor-El and his brother Zor celebrate, their wayward cousin Kru-El enters and interrupts the conversation. Kru tries to get the ear of one of the council but they're not hearing of it. In walks General Zod back from battle. After a friendly discussion Zod declares he's planning his retirement. Nira-Ur enters and approaches Jor-El telling him about the herd of Thought Beasts and how it seemed they just gave up their will to live. Suddenly a group of insurrectionists crash the party taking aim at the El family. While fighting over a gun Jor-El accidentally kills one of the insurrectionists. Meanwhile Lara tries to save the life of one of the guests. She is not successful. While the crowd is settling down Jor-El and Lara discuss what has just occurred. They are interrupted by General Zod carrying Kru-El. It seems Kru-El is responsible for the attack and plans on taking over the El family.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #2 (December 7, 2021)
    Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
    In a furious rage Batman leaps from the castle battlement and with Alfred in tow, speedily tracks down Oliver and swiftly hacks his arm off. En route he grabs an arrow shot right at Alfred's face. The dark night of the murder shifts to the light of day in the Kingdom of Storms. The Green Man reports his exploits to Constantine while King Jefferson trains his children in the use of their powers. Anissa, Jennifer, and Jacob all exhibit great elemental powers. But it's Jacob's mastery of the rain that draws his father's highest praise. He notes that it has been generations since a royal family member last controlled the rain. Constantine relays the Green Man's report, but also warns of repercussions. We then cut back to the Els and their advisors arguing about the best response. There is a division between responding in war or peace. It climaxes with Kal exploding on Bruce, telling him it is a family matter and he is not family. The story then follows Lois Lane back to Themyscira where she tells Hippolyta the news of Jor-El's death. The Amazonian queen fears a great conflict breaking out. And it is revealed that Kal's sister, Zala, is living with the Amazonians, and the lover of Diana. When she is told of Jor-El's murder she flies off in a rage. Kal is then seen in the dungeons, it is revealed that many magic users are in the dungeon. He confronts Oliver over the murder and insists his family is not made up of killers. But Zala has other plans. She breaks into Jefferson's palace and steals Jacob flying him high to the sky. Jefferson yells at her to release him and she does, dropping Jacob to his death. An explosion of lightning is hurled at her from Jefferson, to which she just states, "it tickles."

  • Justice League Incarnate #2 [of 5] (December 21, 2021)
    Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver; Kyle Hotz, Paul Pelletier, Andrei Bressan and Norm Rapmund
    As Orion, Aquawoman and Dino-Cop must help prevent the House of Heroes from falling into Kalibak's hands, the rest of the Justice League Incarnate is searching for Darkseid on the darkly supernatural Earth-13. They encounter Hellblazer, Fate and other beings including Superdemon, this world's amalgam of Etrigan and Superman. The Techno-Psychic Demento has commenced a cosmic séance to help the Justice League Incarnate find Darkseid. Flames engulf them, transporting the team of multiversal heroes to a place worse than Hell. It's a war zone where Darkseid is battling the angel Asmodel. Meanwhile, the crack in the multiverse has been found. Unfortunately, the Batwoman Who Laughs from Earth-11 has arrived as a servant of the Great Darkness. She must be imprisoned in the House of Heroes while the Justice League Incarnate moves to seal it. Otherwise, there will be more chaos than our heroes can handle. Orion is moving the team base through a multiversal bleed in an attempt to keep his brother Kalibak from taking its Monitor technology. Yet, the Batwoman Who Laughs' attack causes the House of Heroes to lose control. To make matters worse, the self-destruct sequence must be activated to stop the horde of villains aboard the station. As for Superman's faction of the League, they've been separated. Each member is in a different Earth.

  • Superman '78 #5 [of 6] (December 28, 2021)
    Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
    While Brainiac readies to shrink Metropolis Jor-El prepares Luthor's device to enlarge Superman and send him back to defeat Brainiac. Superman and his parents say their goodbyes with Jor-El getting particularly emotional. The city of Metropolis watches the skies as Brainiac attempts to shrink them only to be stopped by the appearance of Superman. The people of Kandor cheer on as Superman makes short work of his robots. As Superman searches the ship for Brainiac he gets caught from behind. A giant robotic arm grabs Superman while Brainiac navigates the armor it's attached to. He's not going down without a fight.

  • DC vs. Vampires #3 [of 12] (December 28, 2021)
    James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg; Otto Schmidt
    The Justice League find the Falsh's corpse on the beach. They mourn his passing and make plans to find his murderer. Hal leads the investigation, but Batman refuses to take part in it. Batgirl is then shown fighting a vampire, before getting saved by Nightwing. During the fight it's revealed that the vampires were told not to engage with the Bat family. Afterwards we catch up with Batman investigating the sewers underneath the Hall of Justice. Jayna is there looking for the remains of her brother. The story shifts to vampires hunting the Penguin, in an attempt to eliminate anyone Luthor may have contacted. Zatanna reveals herself to be a vampire too. On the beach where Barry died, Diana and Hal converse. She gets her lasso around him and he confesses to the murder, but then hypnotizes Diana into letting him infect her. Batman finds a small remain if Jayna's brother and learns his bones were cut by light. Meanwhile Black Canary gets some blood sample from Damian and takes it to Green Arrow. Finally Hal and Diana convince the League that Batman murdered Barry.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #3 (January 4, 2022)
    Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
    Master Olsen witnesses a green object plummet to earth, he urges his page to fetch a Robin to take the news to Batman. Bruce takes Alfred to go and find the object as part of the prophecy could pertain to it. In the Lands of Magnus the Metal Men are riding towards the crash site. They are confronted by Zala Jor-El dressed as a peasant in a green cloak. They ask her why she is in their lands, to which she replies they wont be their lands long before killing them. On Themyscira Lois notifies Queen Hippolyta that King Jefferson is on his way to meet her about the murder of his son. After a tense moment on the dock, the King and Queen agree to meet on his ship. There's a really funny moment where King Jefferson questions why Queen Hippolyta wouldn't be safe with him, to which Lois remarks that he's killed one king already. The beginning of the meeting King Jefferson mourns the loss of his son. The queen asks him about murdering Jor-El, which he admits he did to protect the world. He then states that it was Zala Jor-El who murdered him. Diana, who is present at the meeting, explodes in wrath, denouncing the king's accusation. He calls on the Amazonians to honour the past alliances if war with the Els happens, a call that Queen Hippolyta accepts. This acceptance causes Diana to leave Themyscira to find Zala. On the ship home, Constantine discovers that King Jefferson did this to remove Diana's pro El influence from Themyscira's court. As Constantine admires his king's real politik, Zala confronts the ship. Jefferson unleashes his full power against her, driving her deep into the ocean. Constantine immediately begins to cast his magic, but before he can protect the king, Zala erupts through the mid deck of the ship and thrusts a wooden beam through the king's chest. As she kills King Jefferson she utters the words, "No more kings." As he dies he beseeches Constantine to take care of the new Queen of Storms Anissa. The issue ends with Bruce and Alfred discovering the dead Metal Men. Bruce laments that he knew these people, and recites a portion of the prophecy about men being torn like parchment. Then in the crater they discover a green rock fragment. Immediately Bruce collapses to the ground, while Alfred is unharmed. Bruce decides this is because of his El heritage and begins to confide in Alfred about it, Alfred says he knows and is ready to tell Bruce the whole truth.

  • Justice League Incarnate #3 [of 5] (January 4, 2022)
    Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver; Andrei Bressan, Ariel Olivetti, Nik Virella, Todd Nauck and Mikel Janin
    The Justice League Incarnate has been separated with House of Heroes group on Earth-7 and each member who fought Darkseid on a different Earth. The cracks in the Multiverse are getting worse as Darkseid, as usual, seeks ultimate absolute power. Every superhero on every world may be needed to keep the Dark Lord of Apokolips at bay. Whether they can stop him is anyone's guess. The only thing certain is all that exists depends on the Justice League Incarnate's success. It seems that creating and reading comic books are the key to bringing the Justice League Incarnate back together in full force. The Flash peruses a treasure chest full of them on Earth-31 to find her comrades while Superman and Doctor Multiverse write and draw for DC Comics on Earth-33. However, their editor reveals himself to be none other than Darkseid when The Flash reveals that the crack in the Multiverse is on Earth-41 where Captain Carrot is stranded. During the battle with Darkseid, Doctor Multiverse contains the energy in the fissure where Barry Allen is imprisoned. Yet, it may not be enough. The Great Darkness is liberated.

  • World of Krypton #2 [of 6] (January 4, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    Two years have passed. The Krypton news network catches us up on what happened last issue. We hear of Nira Ur's findings about the animals' mysterious deaths and Kru-El's attempted takeover of the El family. Meanwhile Jor-El and Zor-El are testing a new dimensional projector that sends Jor-El into a mysterious void that lasts six months for him but only minutes in real time. Jor-El wants to destroy the machine but Zod has other plans. At Kru-El's trial he is found guilty with help from Jor-El's testimony. Two months later at the sentencing Zod, now chief of security, is in charge of Kru's fate. Unbeknownst to Jor-El Zod has confiscated the projector and now plans on sending Kru-El to the Phantom Zone. Jor-El pleads for Zod not to use it because of the danger but it falls on deaf ears. Kru-El is sent to the Phantom Zone. Zod is finally showing his true colors.

  • Superman/Robin Special #1 (January 25, 2022)
    Peter J. Tomasi; Viktor Bogdanovic; Daniel Henriques, Scott Hanna & Viktor Bogdanovik
    [Note: This story occurs immediately after "Superman: Son of Kal-El #1"]. The temporal cube Superman and son found during their adventures in time with Captain Storm (Superman #8-9, Superman Special and Adventures of the Super Sons) begins whirring to life creating havoc in the arctic Fortress. Damian, alerted to the danger, races to Kansas to meet with Jonathan. Though the now much older Jon, is annoyed that Damian had hidden spy equipment in the Fortress, he agrees they need to reform their partnership for one last mission. Damian dons the Hellbat suit and they discover the Fortress in disarray. The duo discover a creature has come through a portal the cube accidentally opened. Damian leaps into action, but Jon, pensive decides to take an alternate route to saving the day. Through differing methods they try to deal with the creature but their every action causes bigger problems, that is, until they work together. Jon realizes the creature is pregnant and the only way to save it is to return it to the time stream. The temporal cube bursts to life again and opens a portal to World War II bringing in a troop of Nazis into the mix. Donning their battle suits the Super Sons fight back the Nazi soldiers and send them back into the portal before also activating a time portal for the displaced creature to return home too. Damian apologizes to Jon. He felt the older Jon would not have time for his best friend now they have a wider age gap. Jon says that regardless of the age difference they'll always be SUPER SONS!

  • Superman '78 #6 [of 6] (January 25, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Wilfredo Torres
    Brainiac taunts Superman while they fight aboard his ship. He asks why Superman protects Earth when there is no good in the world and the world only gets worse. Superman tells him when he landed he was taken in by a kindly couple. They taught him there is good in the world. Brainiac asks what can he do he's only one man. No he tells him he's Superman! With that Superman finishes his fight leaving Brainiac's robotic body all but crushed. With the destruction of Brainiac his ship is ready to detonate. Quickly Superman grabs all the bottled cities and escapes. Just then Brainiac's consciousness reverts to a new body but it's too late... the ship explodes. That's the good news. The bad news is that with the ship destroyed the city of Metropolis drops through the sky like an anchor shaking up the people of the great city. But as we might have guessed Superman saves the day, setting the city back on the ground! The people rejoice as Superman and Lois have a private moment. The next day in the city room of the Daily Planet, Lois gets the story of the century while Clark tells Perry he couldn't get the story because when the city started shaking he got hit in the head with his cuckoo clock. (Sigh!) After Lois tells them Lex fled and the military confiscated his equipment, Perry puts Clark on the story with Lois who nicely packed them each a lunch. Peanut butter and pickles. Sounds delicious. Back at the Fortress of Solitude Superman apologizes for being unable to enlarge the bottled cities. Jor-El and Lara tell hm they have faith because he's given them hope.

  • DC vs. Vampires #4 [of 12] (January 25, 2022)
    James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg; Otto Schmidt
    Zatanna tries to turn Constantine, but he is aware she is a Vampire and subdues her. He keeps her imprisoned in his magic to force her to be his friend, which given their history in the main DCU, is just... so Constantine. It then shifts to Bruce in the Batcave, he gets a suspicion and triggers a failsafe. Green Arrow attacks a dummy Bruce, which leads to then fighting before they realize neither are infected. Meanwhile Dick and Barbara playfully banter while she investigates dirt in a hotel room that could be linked to the queen of the Vampires. Dr. Fate then appears to Constantine and Zatanna, quickly beheading her and coercing John to join him in saving the world. Bruce reveals to Ollie that Hal is a vampire and killed Barry, while across town Jason Todd and Cassandra fight off an infected Grodd. They discover a joker card insinuating that the Joker is a king of the vampires. At the end the Justice League arrives to apprehend Bruce and Ollie leading to a fight.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #4 (February 1, 2022)
    Tom Taylor, Bengal
    After Bruce had been exposed to Kryptonite in the last issue, Alfred helps him understand why the rock affected him that way. He explains that when the Els landed in the kingdom they hid in isolation as simple farmers until a volcano threatened to destroy the kingdom. This threat caused them to come out of hiding, delivering a plan to King Thomas Wayne's chief advisor, Luthor, on how to save his kingdom from the volcanic eruption. Out of jealousy Luthor, burnt the plans up. The volcano erupts, and nothing has been done to save the people. Jor and Lara use their powers to protect the kingdom and expose themselves as beings with incredible powers. They form a bond of friendship with the Waynes that causes Luthor to leave in anger. Luthor later finds Kryptonite shards and it transforms him into the Green Man. Meanwhile the kingdom loves the Els, but their arrival prompts King Jefferson Pierce to seek council from Constantine about the prophecy received earlier. The closeness of the Waynes and the Els leads to Jor-El and Martha Wayne having an affair. The affair rips the friendship apart, until Bruce is born. Bruce reunites the families in friendship and love, on account of Thomas being unable to produce an heir. This new status quo would last for years, until it was torn apart by the deranged Green Man, also knowns as the Joker, who murders Thomas and Martha, leaving Bruce to be raised by the Els. The issue ends with Alfred helping Bruce up and encouraging him to help stop this war.

  • Justice League Incarnate #4 [of 5] (February 1, 2022)
    Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver; Andrei Bressan, Mike Norton and Chris Burnham
    After a rundown of every Crisis in the DC Multiverse, the Great Darkness has taken over Batman. The Justice League Incarnate's only option may be to work with Darkseid, who has taken some of Doctor Multiverse's powers and killed the Dark Knight. However, it isn't enough to defeat the Great Darkness. The armies of the Lord of Apokolips have been decimated, Darkseid himself has literally been stomped by the Great Darkness, and it has taken over the JL Incarnate members who crash landed on Earth-7. Superman, The Flash and the rest of the team who aren't infected will have their hands full trying to defeat the Great Darkness.

  • World of Krypton #3 [of 6] (February 1, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    Alura tries getting Kara a good education. Meanwhile Planetary Security run by Zod is out in full force tracking down protesters and those Zod finds unworthy. Jor-El and Nira-Ur state their case to the Science Council about Krypton's eminent doom and what may be done to help. Of course there's a lot of grumbling within the council but the head of the council feels Jor-El is the perfect person to pursue this so he steps down making Jor-El leader. On his way back home Jor-El adopts a rescue puppy named Krypto. After arriving to show Lara his new friend Zod stops by saying he has a plan to save Krypton.

  • DC vs. Vampires #5 [of 12] (February 22, 2022)
    James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg; Otto Schmidt
    Task Force X has entered a warehouse in Gotham City. The warehouse is full of Joker imagery and dead bodies. As they wander through they begin to believe there are vampires around. Their revelry is broken by the arrival of King Shark who bites Black Spider in half. Batgirl arrives to help turn the tide and save the day. While this is going on the Justice League attacks Batman and Ollie. The fight rages with Superman quickly attempting to hold Bruce down. He is incapacitated by the return of Kryptonite gum. Cyborg then gets everyone to calm down and talk. Diana and Hal have convinced the Justice League that Batman and Ollie are vampires and killed Barrie. Bruce tricks Vic and uses the Batcave to knock him out. Hal and Diana then try to take down Bruce and Ollie, who escape into the night with aid from a few Robins. The vampires then turn their attention to an unconscious Superman.

  • Justice League Incarnate #5 [of 5] (March 1, 2022)
    Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver; Andrei Bressan and Jesus Merino
    "Remember who you are." These words from his mother echo in Darkseid's mind as he and his forces reluctantly work together to battle the Great Darkness as its increasing power seeps through the multiverse. Doctor Multiverse and the Flash help those controlled by the Great Darkness return to themselves. Yet, Darkseid has been captured while attempts to rescue Barry Allen fail. The Justice League Incarnate and Orion's soldiers from Apokolips may not be enough to stop the omniversal cataclysm as the latter takes his father's place as ruler. Darkseid, meanwhile, has been engulfed in the Great Darkness. He is chained and pondering how he can liberate himself. His mother's words still echo in his mind. "Remember who you are."

  • World of Krypton #4 [of 6] (March 1, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    Jor-El and Zod discuss Krypton's fate. They disagree over Zod's Planetary Security Force. They fight! Lara breaks up the fight and throws Zod out. Cut to a month later where a holographic Jor-El tells the people of Krypton that with their help conserving energy the planet might be saved. Zor-El and Alura watch Jor-El from home. Zor-El wants to restart the Survival Zone project. Amid all this Zod implements his plan of sending all the planet's "criminals" into the Phantom Zone under the pretense of helping the population. Meanwhile Lara has some news to tell Jor-El.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #5 (March 1, 2022)
    Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
    Zala and Kal meet at their father's coffin. Zala confides that she had to do something to avenge their father and Kal vows that justice will be meted out. Harley meets Ivy in the forest and the two agree that Ivy will not let any army pass through. They are soon interrupted by an angry Diana. Ivy and Diana fight to a stalemate before they talk. Diana reveals that she is looking for Zala because she trusts her. Zala arrives and the two discuss the current events. Bruce and Alfred return to the kingdom, Alfred entrusts Bruce with the kryptonite. Bruce tells Kal their shared heritage, Kal then tries to murder Bruce with the kryptonite only for Bruce to be rescued by the Kents.

  • Superman vs. Lobo #3 [of 3] (March 8, 2022)
    Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie; Mirka Andolfo
    Superman, Lobo, and Dr. Flik attempt to defend Numen from the Numen Revenge Squad, and after a hard battle, and Superman's words convincing the more understandable of the squad (plus Flik managing to convince Numen his life is worth saving), it seems as if all is going to be okay. But Lobo's anger at Superman's successful analysis of him leads to disaster, as he kills Numen and Flik, and using Dr. Flik's technology, creates his own universe, where he is Superman ("Main-Man") and Superman is a fascist dictator hellbent on killing him. Of course, this unravels fast once Lois Lane realizes it's all just Edgelord storytelling, and Lobo, realizing that the only person who ever liked him was murdered by him, sobs and reverses his decision, even giving the members of the Numen Revenge Squad a second chance in a new combined universe. Superman returns to being Superman, Lobo hosts his own talk show, and Dr. Flik posts her article, finally realizing the difference between good guys and bad guys.

  • Batman/Superman: World's Finest #1 (March 15, 2022)
    Mark Waid, Dan Mora
    In the not too distant past, Metropolis is invaded by Poison Ivy. Superman, Batman and Robin rush to stop her, but are taken by surprise by Metallo, who manages to inject the Man of Steel with a red kryptonite blend syringe, causing his powers to go crazy, and his mind to hallucinate. Two shadowy figures in the background enjoy the opening moves of their master plan. Years before the attack, it is revealed that Batman truly began to trust Superman after he helped save Robin from an attack by The Penguin, who had managed to obtain some interdimensional warriors from Luthor for his operations. Back in the not too distant past, Batman calls the Doom Patrol (Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man) to help him stop Superman so they can take him to Dr. Niles Caulder, the Doom Patrol Chief, who might be able to heal Superman. Superman hallucinates the Patrol as Zod, Ursa and Non, and Batman as Lex Luthor, and a fight ensues. Batman, with help from Negative Man's radiation powers, creates the effects of a Red Sun, and manages to snap Superman out of his illusions for a moment, and stabilize him... for the time being. At the Caulder Mansion in Midway City, Batman and Robin wait to see if Dr. Caulder can save their friend.

  • DC vs. Vampires #6 [of 12] (March 29, 2022)
    James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg; Otto Schmidt
    The Batman family is regrouping from the previous attack at the Batcave, all except Batgirl who is working with the Suicide Squad to take down some vampires. While they regroup Hal and Diana enter the room. A fight quickly breaks out, the Batfamily is able to tie Diana up in her own lasso, meanwhile Alfred chops Hal's ring arm off. Across town Batgirl finds Joker's dead body, drained of blood. She learns that whomever set this up knew the details of the Bat-family enough to send them on a wild goose chase. With Hal and Diana down, Ollie learns that Hal is not the vampire king either, and that now, with Superman a vampire, the war is essentially over. It was also nice to hear that Superman turning into a vampire was Batman's fault... some tactical genius. Ollie then kills Hal while Batman receives a call from Batgirl revealing that Dick is the King of the Vampires. He immediately kills Batman and with a freed Diana kill Jason and Damian and drives the remaining heroes away. Dick immediately signals the vampire army to unleash, destroying the White House and forests of the world.

  • World of Krypton #5 [of 6] (April 5, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    We begin with Zod giving a recruitment speech "Join the Planetary Security Force - Right Needs Might". Zod's battalion then decimates protesters while Jor-El looks on from his high terrace. Jor-El is very disappointed in his people believing his son will have no future. A desperate Zor-El frantically tries to find the elusive Survival Zone. Meanwhile Zod going mad comes face to face with Jor-El in his own suit of "super" armor ready to throw down. Meanwhile Lara searches for a place for her son to call home.

  • Batman/Superman: World's Finest #2 (April 19, 2022)
    Mark Waid, Dan Mora
    At the Doom Patrol's mansion, Dr. Niles Crane attempts to perform surgery on Superman, as Batman, Robin, and the rest of the team watch on and or help. Unfortunately, Crane realizes that Superman's entire blood stream is the problem, and he has minutes to live. A Hail Mary from Radioactive Man just manages to cure the Man of Steel (much to Batman's relief), but the problems have just begun for our heroes. As the heroes sit in the living room, and Superman recuperates, Batman and Crane deduce that a sword the Doom Patrol had found belonged to the mythical Devil Nezha, and that he is behind what nearly killed Superman. The Patrol relay the tale, of Li Jing, a powerful warlord who lost his son, Nezha. Desperate to resurrect him, Li Jing spent a decade first threatening, then working down to his skin and bones to find a magical cure. Finally, he received one, but the now immortal Nezha found his father pathetic, and killed him on the spot. Obtaining magical weapons and a thirst for total conquest beyond all known history, Nezha became The Devil Nezha. He was eventually defeated and imprisoned by The House of Ji, a group of magical warriors, but as Crane reveals, it seems he has escaped, and his latest target is the world's superheroes, from The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, to Shazam. Deciding to deal with the situation, Superman and Batman go off to Philadelphia to help Billy Batson, who has been magically silenced by Felix Faust, while Supergirl and Robin (who seemed to have had a bad team up in the recent past) travel to the past to find The House of Ji and learn how they defeated Nezha in the first place. Things don't go well, though. The House of Ji deduces that Robin and Supergirl are in legion with Nezha, due to Robin carrying his sword, and Superman, Batman, and Billy are cornered by Faust, who is stronger than ever thanks to his allegiance to Nezha...

  • Earth-Prime #2: Superman and Lois (April 19, 2022)
    Jai Jamison, Adam Mallinger, and Andrew N. Wong; Tom Grummett; Norm Rapmund
    Lois and Clark tell Jonathan and Jordan about why they celebrate their wedding anniversary four days after their actual wedding date. The couple tried to celebrate their first anniversary on the actual day but between Lois' job as a reporter and Clark's responsibilities as Superman their dinner plans kept getting cancelled. They were finally able to have a romantic dinner together four days later and decided to keep that as the day they celebrate their anniversary./Clark reflects on the ways that Jonathan Kent shaped him to be the man and hero he eventually became./Young Kal-El lands on Earth and is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent. They die soon after and Clark is sent to live with an abusive foster family. After he stands up to the father he runs away and eventually finds the crystal that was sent with him in the ship. He discovers his heritage and is encouraged by Jo-El to save humanity from itself. Tal-Rho eventually appears and convinces Kal that the glory of Krypton needs to return.

  • Dark Knights of Steel #6 (April 26, 2022)
    Tom Taylor, Yasmine Putri
    Constantine is drunk and mourning the death of the King of Storms, Tim Drake enters to convince him to join the coronation of the new Queen. John calls him out for being a Robin and casts him out of the room. Tim is confronted by the King's other daughter, and John reveals his traitorous nature. She lashes out with lightning, but John convinces her to let him return to Batman. He later summons Etrigan/Ras who, in exchange for the Teen Titans will help John with the dead king. Meanwhile, Tim returns to the House of Els and warns them that the Kingdom of Storms is preparing for war because Zala murdered the King and Crown Prince. She immediately denies the accusation, and Kal defends her denial. Diana reveals that the Amazons will also be sending their army to invade the House of Els. At this news Kal immediately flies to Amazonia to resolve the tension. He is set upon and stabbed by a magic blade before being captured. In the dungeon, while bound with the rope of Hephaestus, he speaks with Lois Lane. The issue closes with the Amazons sailing to war.

  • World of Krypton #6 [of 6] (May 3, 2022)
    Robert Venditti, Michael Avon Oeming
    After a concert Zor-El, Alura and Kara are attacked by the insurrectionists. Security is called to the scene but not before Kara is hurt. Meanwhile Zod and Jor-El duke it out once and for all. Jor-El is sorry it had to end this way but Zod is ruthless in his conviction. Zod tries to use the Phantom Zone projector on Jor-El but Jor-El swats it away, picks it up and uses it on Zod. Afterwards Jor-El smashes it to pieces. On returning home Jor-El finds Lara contemplating her discovery. She comforts him while he tells her the fight with Zod is over. Lara asks how long Krypton has and Jor-El tells her mere months. Lara then shows him her discovery. A map showing other habitable planets where their son could survive. This is not an end but a beginning.

  • The Jurassic League #1 [of 6] (May 10, 2022)
    Juan Gedeon and Daniel Warren Johnson, Juan Gedeon
    In a world where primitive humans and anthropomorphic dinosaurs co-exist, reptilian versions of our favorite superheroes fight the forces of evil. In Trimyscira, Wonderdon sees visions of such things in her dreams. Aquasaur battles Black Mantasaurus on the sea shores. Batwalker hunts serial killer Jokerzard in the outskirts of Growlthom City, and Supersaur confronts Giganta and Brontozarro in Metraaaghpolis.

  • Batman/Superman: World's Finest #3 (May 17, 2022)
    Mark Waid, Dan Mora
    Batman and Billy find themselves trapped by Felix Faust, but Superman rescues them from the illusion with a well thought plan. Puppetering Billy momentarily, Nezha tells the heroes he will not be deterred. Keeping Billy somewhere safe, Superman and Batman set off to Central City to help The Flash and Wonder Woman. Meanwhile, Robotman, Negative Man and Rita Farr travel to Mont Blanc in Switzerland to get info from General Immortus, who now suffers from dementia. After Negative Man reminds him of Nezhas symbol, he manages to disclose of a concealed tomb, on an island off Corto Maltese. In the past, Robin and Supergirl attempt to fight off The Warriors of Ji, but to no avail, only managing to stop the curb stomp battle when Robin shows they are truly coming in peace. The warriors tell of how hard it was to conceal Nezha, and that something seemingly went wrong when they sealed the door... Arriving at Central City, Superman and Batman see The Flash run into a magic mirror of Mirror Master supplied by Nezha, which gets shattered, and Wonder Woman turned into clay once more by Dr. Alchemy. The two manage to fight the villains off, only to get attacked by a possessed Green Lantern. Shocked by the wealth of information Nezha has, Batman asks Alfred to see if someone has accessed the Justice League servers, but a possessed Alfred reassures him all is as it should be...


Rebirth - Specials and One-Shots Comics Index

Introduction

Here 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 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

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