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"Hollow": Three children dressed in masks beat up a person with a stick before a young girl shouts in horror. As they notice her, she states they scared her and they look like monsters, but there can be no such thing. As she backs up in fear, she states she knows she is wrong as she had faced a

Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Giant #1 is a one-shot with a cover date of December, 2018. It was published on October 7, 2018.

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Synopsis for "Hollow"

Three children dressed in masks beat up a person with a stick before a young girl shouts in horror. As they notice her, she states they scared her and they look like monsters, but there can be no such thing. As she backs up in fear, she states she knows she is wrong as she had faced a monster before and lost an eye.

The girl narrates how she once went looking for a doorway to hell and the world is full of meanness which good alone can't defeat. She states how there are some people who will let the Barren into the world, but there are guardians who will stop it. She herself while opening a portal to hell had let a demonic power seep in and was attacked by a demonic alligator, but it was torn apart by Swamp Thing.

The young girl chides the three children bound by the others in masks for not thinking monsters are real, before she disappears. The three children in masks are soon attacked by Swamp Thing who states he knows they aren't children, but demonic beings disguised as them. The beings repeatedly shout about Bi'tal, but he states that they'll get no such thing today before killing them and promising he'll stop them from running free on Earth.

Swamp Thing frees the children and tells them to never come back. The girl. who is called "Twiglet" by him, reappears and asks why he's causing fear, leading Alec to respond that not being fearful is making them foolish. He states that the air is full of meanness and that the Barren will soon arrive, but no one is fearing it. He knows that he must become a terror himself to beat him.

Appearing in Blue Devil/Enchantress: "The Pumpkin Sinister"

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Synopsis for Blue Devil/Enchantress: "The Pumpkin Sinister"

This story is reprinted from Infinite Halloween Special #1.

In a pumpkin field, two middle-aged men are attempting to perform a bizarre ritual. They have just sacrificed one of their dogs, and are talking about revenge against the man who humiliated one of them, and continuously mocked the other one for spending his Halloween's sitting in a pumpkin patch. Finally, they raise their giant monster from the ground, a pumpkin-headed creature called "The Pumpkin Sinister," who is apparently bound to obey their every command. They command it to kill their tormentor, Daniel Cassidy (The Blue Devil). The monster finds him, and nearly kills Blue Devil before he is able to get hold of his trident. A trident blast, combined with a destructive spell from Enchantress, is able to blow up The Pumpkin Sinister's head, spattering Pumpkin goop everywhere. Enchantress finds the two men from before lurking in the nearby brush, who Blue Devil names as Harley and Dennis, asking them what the whole thing was about. Harley angrily accuses Blue Devil of stealing his true love, the Red-Headed Girl, who based on a story Blue Devil told earlier appears to have been his first kiss. Blue Devil pushes the enraged man down, and walks off with Enchantress.

Appearing in Zatanna: "Kcirt ro Taert"

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Synopsis for Zatanna: "Kcirt ro Taert"

This story is reprinted from Infinite Halloween Special #1.

On Halloween night, a group of teenagers decide to imitate Scarecrow's M.O., creating their own fear toxin and putting it in the candy that they give to trick-or-treaters. After a young boy eats a piece of their candy, he hallucinates violently and is taken to the local hospital in a near comatose state. Zatanna, who is performing a magic show in the hospital's Children's Ward cures the child, and in a rage visits all of the effects of the fear drug instead on the offending teenagers at their party. The party erupts with violence as the teens try to fight off their personal demons, and when the police burst in to stop it and calm down the party they arrest the teens for their "stash of illicit narcotics." After the trial, where the offenders are found guilty, Zatanna is seen continuing to torment them with their personal fears even as they lie in their hospital beds.

Appearing in Superman: "Strange Cargo"

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Synopsis for Superman: "Strange Cargo"

This story is reprinted from Infinite Halloween Special #1.

Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane are investigating a tip Jimmy got that Lex Luthor is bringing something dangerous into the city, that is docked in the harbor. They pick the lock on a container with his insignia, and find a horde or ravenous zombies inside, who immediately chase after them. Superman hears them from space, and comes to their rescue. He finds they have a property he can't identify, either Green Kryptonite or Magic, that is causing him to weaken and his skin to become more susceptible as they pile onto him and try to eat him. Jimmy shouts out that the creatures are already dead, so Superman doesn't have to hold back, and unrestrained he shoves them all back into the crate, breaking many of them, and dumps the crate on the moon. The story ends with the zombies wandering around the moon looking for prey.

Appearing in Batman: "The Ballad of Jonathan Crane"

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Synopsis for Batman: "The Ballad of Jonathan Crane"

This story is reprinted from DC Universe Halloween Special #1.

Appearing in Aquaman/The Demon: "Night Gods"

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  • Whitford Crane (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Aquaman/The Demon: "Night Gods"

This story is reprinted from The Brave and the Bold (Volume 3) #32.

Appearing in Batman: "Night of the Reaper!"

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    • Hans (Single appearance)
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Synopsis for Batman: "Night of the Reaper!"

This story is reprinted from Batman #237.

Reaper attacks Robin

Reaper attacks Robin

On Halloween, the annual Vermont parade is taking place and Dick Grayson has decided to attend with some of his college friends. While in the parade, Dick and his friends notice some crooks attacking a man dressed as Robin and they try to help the young man without success. When the crooks have dispersed, Dick decides to follow them as Robin and he follows their trail to a barren space where he finds a the corpse of a man in a Batman costume. At that moment, Robin is attacked by the dark figure of the Reaper and he is forced to flee until he falls down to a nearby river and remains unconscious.

Batman, who has been tracking fugitive Nazi war criminal Kurt Schloss to the annual Halloween parade, finds Robin and takes him to the house of Tom Fagan, the organizer of the Vermont parade. In Fagan's place, Robin is checked by Batman's friend, Doctor Benjamin Gruener, a Jewish German survivor of the Nazi holocaust.

Meanwhile, Dick's friends are looking for him when they come across the Reaper again and when Batman learns of this second attack, he starts investigating the case more closely. His clues lead him to find that other ex-Nazis have been searching for Kurt Schloss because he had claimed some hidden Nazi treasure that they believed belonged to all of them. Those Nazis had killed the man in the Batman costume and tried to kill the Robin, thinking they may be the real things. Batman stops them for good, but not before they are able to kill Schloss.

Afterwards, Robin believes that the case is solved, but Batman reminds him that the Reaper is still on the loose and Batman starts looking for the killer by himself. When they finally meet, Batman has deduced the Reaper's identity as Dr. Gruener, who sought revenge on Schloss. Unfortunately, Gruener has lost himself in his Reaper's personality and he attacks Batman before fleeing the scene. The Reaper tries to make his escape through a nearby dam, but he is stopped by the presence of Dick Grayson's friend Alan. When Reaper gets ready to strike and kill the youngster, he sees Alan's Star of David amulet and Gruener becomes horrified with his actions. Unaware that he was walking on the edge of the dam, Gruener stumbles with his robe and falls downwards to his ultimate death and Batman is unable to save the man.

Appearing in "Swamp Thing"

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Synopsis for "Swamp Thing"

This story is reprinted from House of Secrets #92.

Sometime in the last century, Alex Olsen and Damien Ridge had been best friends. However, they both vied for the affections of a woman named Linda. Linda eventually married Alex and Damien had to endure his heartache in the form of the supportive friend. But his desire for Linda overrode the bonds of friendship and he conspired to eliminate Alex. He sabotaged the equipment in Alex's lab causing an explosion that killed him. Keeping the knowledge hidden from Linda, Damien buried Alex's body in the swamp.

Damien eventually married the widow Olsen and they lived together in an old Victorian plantation house. But Linda never recovered from Alex's death. As months passed, Damien began to suspect that Linda might soon learn the truth, so he prepared to kill her. But Alex had been resurrected as a swamp thing and broke into the house and killed Damien. Linda fled from the creature in horror, never realizing that the beast who saved her was her beloved Alex.

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