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12 Monsters to Beware in the DC Universe

Alex Jaffe

Alex Jaffe

Oct. 25, 2019

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Are you lurking through the archives of DC Universe, hoping to catch a glimpse of horror as we near ever closer to the end of October? Well, beware, astute reader, because if you’re not careful as you prowl our collection of over 23,000 comics, you might end up just like me. Allow me to relate my tale of woe and terror, that may or may not be sung to the tune of a popular Halloween song. For you see…

 

I was reading in the lab late one night,

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight.

It was Halloween season, yet to make things worse,

I was mashing with the monsters of DC Universe.

 

We read a book!

We read a monster book!

A monster book — it was hard not to look!

We read a book — and to my core, I was shook!

We read a book — we read a monster book!

 

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If you think as a concept, Frankenstein is played,

Then you’ve never read Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.

With a whole squad of monsters, good Frankie rolls out,

With a sword at his side, while Shakespeare he spouts.

 

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Should you trek through Gotham’s sewers, watch for falling big rocks,

Often hurled by Arkham’s monster known as Killer Croc.

For Suicide Squad Rebirth, he’ll tag along on a mission,

But play nice about his looks, that’s just a skin condition.

 

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He was star of the screen, and could light up a play,

But Basil Karlo’s now known better for his Face of Clay.

For this monstrous man, can there ever be hope?

Maybe if you keep him out of line from Batwoman’s scope.

 

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I, Vampire is the book that makes New 52 scary,

With the help of Andrew Bennett, and the Queen of Blood, Mary.

They spent centuries preparing for a vampire war,

But the rise of Super Heroes? Unaccounted for.

 

We read a book!

We read a monster book!

A monster book — it was hard not to look!

We read a book — and to my core, I was shook!

We read a book — we read a monster book!

 

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For other chiropterans, we’ll do better than that—

We’re not talking about Batman, but his inverse, Man-Bat.

Life as a blood drinking scientist’s no walk in the park,

But he’ll try to make amends within the Justice League Dark.

 

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When monsters come to call, there’s just no perfect plan,

Like when Doomsday brought along “The Death of Superman.”

You found a way to beat him? Well, isn’t that nice—

But when he comes back he can’t go down the same way twice.

 

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If you’re looking for these horrors, then prepare to get drenched:

They’re the Marianas Monsters better known as The Trench.

These old dwellers of Atlantis were left good as dead,

Now whoever should disturb them will be ripped into shreds.

 

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Harken to the tale of zombie Solomon Grundy,

I’ve heard tell this undead fellow, he was born on a Monday.

He died on a Saturday, buried on Sunday,

But it’s never the end for wicked Solomon Grundy.

 

We read a book!

We read a monster book!

A monster book — it was hard not to look!

We read a book — and to my core, I was shook!

We read a book — we read a monster book!

 

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Now we trek beyond the beaten path with wild abandon,

To visit Stanley Dover and his monster companion.

If you run afoul of this beast, then take time to think twice,

He was shunted out of Hell, you see, for being too nice.

 

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Batman’s battle versus metas started quite deranged,

As he tangled with the Monster Men of Hugo Strange.

For a rematch in Rebirth, they loomed large in the night,

While Batman and his wards prepped for a Kaiju fight.

 

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If you’re searching for a super group, you only need find

The Monster Society of Evil, lead by Mister Mind.

Individually, Captain Marvel’s foes would get creamed

Which is why they went and unionized to form up a team.

 

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But of all of these monsters, we saved the best for last,

Because Swamp Thing is the one who renders monsters aghast.

Take his run by Alan Moore in for a singular romp,

Just remember on this Halloween: stay out of the swamp.

 

We read a book!

We read a monster book!

A monster book — it was hard not to look!

We read a book — and to my core, I was shook!

We read a book — we read a monster book!