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GC52 News: DC Comics Released 11/23/2021

The GC52 News Team is back with a look at the latest releases from DC Comics!

(Spoilers for DC Comics released 11/23/2021)

(Words in italics signify actions)

If you missed last week’s report, check it out here.


GC52 News begins at the old faithful time even if the program has been a bit different for the last few weeks. As loudly as last week’s program opened, this week starts at the other end of the spectrum. Lead Anchor Dan McMahon is putting his Fear State armor away into a case in their makeshift Batcave turned studio.

Dan: Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to all our wonderful viewers from the docks of Coast City to the furthest reaches of Oa, you are watching the multiverse’s best news show that brings you the news that you need to know! As always, I’m your host, Dan McMahon, doing my part to keep you updated on what is happening up to the minute. I have to say, it’s nice having some time to relax. It’s a holiday here in the US called Thanksgiving. I’m thankful that this whole Fear State thing is over.

Dan pushes the case of his armor into a large metal cabinet before closing it and making his way to the bat computer to take a seat.

Dan: Some things were missed as we were on the streets reporting on everything we could here in Gotham City. A few weeks ago, there were those reports of parasites living in people’s bodies but it seemed to go dormant after Bruce Wayne was arrested and such. But turns out, like any evil thing in Gotham, it was only festering below the surface. Out of sight and out of mind. 

Well, it came back as a very large monster and attacked Batman on the street where he was actually assisted by the Mayor himself… I hope that changes his tune to one more in praise of our masked heroes. Let’s check in with Ethan so I can grab myself a cup of everyone’s favorite comfort, hot coco.

The camera cuts over to another corner of the Batcave where Ethan can be seen shutting down the Batcomputer. He turns to the camera with a warm smile, even if his eyes show a weary, tired look from lack of sleep these last few weeks.

Ethan: Hey folks, good to see you all again. I’m busy shutting all this down so we can head back to our actual studio. But as Dan said, there was some stuff we missed while trying to keep track of everything during the Fear State. One of the biggest was the end of the Battle of Alleytown. Not only did Catwoman and her band of unlikely allies manage to outwit the Magistrate, but it seems in the process the Cat managed to get one over on Riddler and the Penguin, again.

Heh, that’s gonna be fun. Now, as you may know, I’m an Agent of the DEO and was sent to Gotham to assist in any way possible with the Fear State. The best way I found for that was to imbed myself with my old friends here at GC52. After some discussion with Director Chase, we’ve decided I’m going to be staying on as a permanent DEO Correspondent for the news channel. So don’t worry, I’ll be around for a while. Anyway, back to you Dan!

The camera returns to Dan who is scrolling through footage from a fight between Harley, Ivy, and Keepsake while drinking his hot chocolate.

Dan: It’s good to know that they dispatched that C-list copycat villain while getting the other half of Ivy back to make her whole again. Despite their pasts or what people may think of them, I’m happy they’ve found one another. Love is a big part of life and having someone who cares about you is very important. 

It seems as if Harley’s sidekick Kevin may have some lovebirds circling him as well as he was spotted with someone after escaping a fire. All is well in Gotham for the time being it seems. Time to check in with the home office before I return to my desk next week!

Dan punches in the digits to call the GC52 headquarters as the Janitor answers. 

Dan: Oh, Mitchell Mayo! Didn’t think I’d be seeing you on the monitor. Thanks for answering but where is Jerry?

Dan takes a big sip of his coco as Janitor Mayo explains that Jerry accidentally used a motherbox to send himself to Warworld. Mayo’s face on the monitor was distorted as hot chocolate was spat across the entire screen as Dan heard the news. With a heavy sigh, he lets out a small laugh.

Dan: Well, at least things are always interesting! As always… be it the Bat Symbol in Gotham, a red streak through Central City, or a golden lasso on Themyscira… GC52 has you covered with the news you need to know. Till next week, I’m your host Dan McMahon. Be strong in all your convictions.


Books Covered this Week:

  • Detective Comics #1045 by Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar.
  • Harley Quinn #9 by Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, and Derron Bennett.
  • Catwoman #37 by Ram V, Nina Vakeuva, Laura Braga, Geraldo Borges, Jordie Bellaire, and Tom Napolitano.

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