Hallow's Eve1 of 12As DC's "Rebirth" initiative began to bring back core concepts to publisher's superhero universe, it also introduced dozens of mysteries that haven't fully resolved themselves.
DC Comics October 2017 solicitations features several stories that specifically address those mysteries, some even concluding them, from Ray Palmer's disappearance to Mr. Oz's game. Newsarama takes a look at a few of the key teases from DC's October solicitations.
Micro Ray2 of 12
Following up on one of the key mysteries from DC Universe: Rebirth #1, the JLA will continue their mission to help Ryan Choi's mentor Ray Palmer in October.
But Ray's rescue is no small task, as he not only shrunk so small he's in the Microverse, but he's apparently "crossed galaxies" in search of the ‘Ignition Point’… although it looks like someone will betray the team.
Grail's Back3 of 12
Another mystery from DC Universe: Rebirth will get some answers in October as Wonder Woman features the character Grail, the daughter of Darkseid. Remember her from way back in the “New 52”?
After "Darkseid War," the character and little baby Darkseid were seen plotting her father's return. Now Grail is killing children of gods to power the return of Darkseid in Wonder Woman #33, probably putting the pieces together to bring Darkseid back in time for November's Justice League film.
Wally and Wally4 of 12
After the events of “The Lazarus Contract,” Wally West (the elder redhead) was told that his heart was too damaged for him to continue being a Flash. Now he's facing death, but in a desperate attempt to save his own life, he reaches out to the other Wally West. They'll team up in Titans #16 for what solicitations call a "race against time."
Fury Lois5 of 12
Superman is also picking up on remnants of "Darkseid War" in October, as Lex Luthor attempts to reclaim the throne of Apokolips. The story, which appears in Superman #32-33, features New Gods characters, a Superman-Lex team-up, and Lois Lane as a female fury.
Classic Villains6 of 12
They said "Rebirth" would bring back core concepts and characters, and it looks like Green Lantern fans will get their fill soon. October's Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps will see the hero teaming up with Superman to deal with classic Lantern villains Sinestro and Hector Hammond.
Creative Changes7 of 12
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Scott Kolins are leaving Blue Beetle after September, as DC gives the book to Chrisopher Sebela and Tony Silas in October. The publisher is also giving Bernard Chiang a solo gig (both writing and drawing) on Batman Beyond, with Tim Seeley writing Green Lanterns and Patch Zircher moving to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps.
Olivier Returns8 of 12
Fans of Olivier Coipel will be happy to see the artist back at DC, doing variants and the new Batman: Lost one-shot with Scott Snyder. The artist came to fame on Legion of Super-Heroes, but became an exclusive artist with Marvel more than a decade ago - until now.
Yes or No?9 of 12
OK, Catwoman, what will it be? In June's Batman #24, Bruce Wayne proposed to his frequent flame Selina Kyle, literally getting on one knee with a rock in a box.
The solicitation for Batman #32 indicates Batman - and the rest of us - will get an answer in October, although issue #33's text makes the love-match sound questionable. Superman's married and has a kid. Is a married Batman in the cards for “Rebirth”?
Boy Flu10 of 12Catwoman and Poison Ivy are on the cover of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #15, so it looks like they're becoming full-fledged members of the team.
And they're just in time to deal with a flu epidemic that only affects men. The Birds are feeling fine, but the men around them (including Batgirl's dad) are deathly ill. (No indication yet if Yorick will be the "last man.")
Oz Team-Up11 of 12
Everyone's been assuming that Oz is in cahoots with Dr. Manhattan, but in October, the mysterious character recruits Superman's son Jonathan to "join forces" with him. That'll rock Superman's world in Action Comics #989-991, continuing the ramifications of finding out Oz's identity.
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