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"Bump in the Night": In the town of Smallville, Kansas, on the Kent farm, a spaceship lands and releases a shrieking evil which kills Jonathan Kent. His wife Martha hears the shrieking and calls her husband who lies dead by the alien ship. Going back into her home, Mart

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Martha Kent

DC House of Horror #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of December, 2017. It was published on October 25, 2017.

Synopsis for "Bump in the Night"

In the town of Smallville, Kansas, on the Kent farm, a spaceship lands and releases a shrieking evil which kills Jonathan Kent. His wife Martha hears the shrieking and calls her husband who lies dead by the alien ship. Going back into her home, Martha begins to hear voices inside the house, loud bangs and crashes until from the ceiling a small humanoid in a red cape falls down and chases her through her house. It knocks her through the back door and as she runs towards the barn it blasts her with a a heat beam that burns her and causes the barn to explode.

Wounded, Martha makes her way to her truck but before she can put the keys into the ignition, the alien jumps onto the hood of the car, shrieking, and throws the truck across the fields. Martha lay there wounded as the alien watches, and as she tries to escape the car explodes killing her. The alien child flies away, the red House of El symbol on his chest.

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Synopsis for "Man's World"

In Gateway City a young girl, Jay, wanders the streets covered in blood and remembering how she got there. She thinks back to how her and her three friends played with a Ouija board and used it to contact the spirit of an Amazon. Jay then enters a park and strips off to wash her clothes in the lake when a Police Officer finds her and tries to help, she kills him, grabs his baton, gun and clothes and then runs back onto the streets. She remembers how the Oujia board caused her to become possessed and to speak in Greek before brutally killing her friends and running away. On her way to the park she bumps into a drunk man whose heart she tore out.

Now armed Jay returns home to her father who verbally abuses her before she puts the baton through his head. As he lies dying Jay looks at her reflection and sees an Amazon, saying in Greek that it will be a glorious war against the world of man.

Appearing in "Man's World"

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  • Jay (Single appearance) (Possessed) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Amy (Only appearance; dies) (Dies in flashback)
  • Amy's Grandmother (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Drunk Man (Only appearance; dies)
  • Jay's Father (Only appearance; dies)
  • Officer Martin (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "Crazy for You"


Appearing in "Crazy for You"

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  • Chuck (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Linda (Only appearance; dies)
  • Paul (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Todd (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Last Laugh"


Appearing in "Last Laugh"

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  • Joe Chill (Single appearance) (Hallucination)
  • Martha Wayne (Single appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Robin (Single appearance) (Dies in flashback)
  • Superboy (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
  • Thomas Wayne (Single appearance) (Flashback only) (Appears only as a corpse)
  • Confucius (Mentioned only)

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Synopsis for "Blackest Day"

On Earth, John Constantine sends a final distress call to the Watchtower -- the Justice League's base of operations-- on the moon, informing them that a zombie plague was spreading across the planet, having decimated countless cities and throwing society into chaos. With most of the other super-teams fallen to the undead hordes, including the Titans and Suicide Squad among others, and with Superman on vacation halfway across the universe, the Justice League is all that's left, and may be the best last chance to save the remainder of humanity. Then, the undead hordes break down the door behind Constantine, and rather than let himself be infected, he puts a gun to his head and commits suicide.

On the Watchtower, the corpses of Wonder Woman and Aquaman lay mangled across the debris, as a zombified Flash erratically zooms around the area. In the ventilation shafts above, Hal Jordan notes that Diana was not reanimating, and theorizes that the virus only reanimates humans. He wonders if he will end up like Barry, looking down at his hand, which has a finger bitten off. Trying to get to the medbay, Hal finds the mutilated corpse of Batman, which reanimates and attacks him.

As he fights off Batman and outmaneuvers Flash, Hal makes his way to the teleporting room, where he finds the corpse of Martian Manhunter which lies still, which further proves his theory that the virus only impacts humans. He makes a plan to escape the Watchtower and get Guy Gardner's ring on Earth to stop the infection from taking over his body, despite his doubts about whether or not the zombie Batman and Flash would be smart enough to work the teleporter and follow him there.

Flashbacks reveal that during their regular weekly meeting, Barry had teleported in late, bitten on the arm by a civilian women and seemingly ill, telling his team that something strange was happening on Earth. Despite Hal's objections, Batman made the decision to interrogate him for information rather than try and save him, since he was dying from the virus. However, Barry succumbed to the virus and bit Bruce, before zooming over to Hal and biting off his middle finger, Lantern Ring and all, leaving him powerless to stop the undead speedster from taking out the rest of the League.

As Hal feels the virus start to take over his body and what's left of his mind, the Flash finally catches up to him. The transformation starts in Hal, but the Green Lantern guarantees himself that he won't end up like Barry, and that he doesn't need Gardner's ring-- he still has his own. With that, he lunges at Barry, punching and tearing his way through the speedster's guts, until he finally pulls out his blood-stained Lantern Ring, and declares "On blackest day, with friends turned foe, it's time for you and I to go."

Some time later, the Watchtower is destroyed in a massive explosion. 3 weeks later, Superman returns home, only to discover that all of humanity had been wiped out by the undead, and once again, he was the last survivor of a dead planet.

Appearing in "Blackest Day"

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  • Green Lantern (Single appearance) (Apparent Death) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Batman (Single appearance) (Apparent Death) (Zombified) (Flashback and main story)
  • The Flash (Only appearance; dies) (Zombified) (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for "Stray Arrow"


Appearing in "Stray Arrow"

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  • Dinah Drake (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Arrow Killer (Only appearance; dies) (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for "Unmasked"


Appearing in "Unmasked"

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Synopsis for "The Possession of Billy Batson"


Appearing in "The Possession of Billy Batson"

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  • Laura (Single appearance)

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  • Shazam (Single appearance) (Flashback and main story)

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Notes

  • All of the stories featured in DC House of Horror are assumed to be non-canon tales taking place outside of any main continuity.

Trivia

  • In the first story, "Bump in the Night", the Kal-El alien speaks only in Kryptonian and it translates to "AAAIIEEE".
  • In the second story, the main character speaks in Greek which is roughly translated into "Insanity. / Where am I witches? / The world of man / Hell / It is going to be a glorious war."


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