Gotham's villains return from the dead and the Justice League fights vampires! That's what's in store for DC readers this October, when Task Force Z and DC vs. Vampires! hits shelves just in time for Halloween. Here's the official press release from DC and a look at the cover art:

Burbank, CA - July 13, 2021 - This October, the DC Universe gets a whole lot scarier with TASK FORCE Z and DC VS. VAMPIRES!  Writer Matthew Rosenberg (The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox; 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank) is dragging some of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains back from the dead to earn a second chance at life in TASK FORCE Z.  But the undead aren’t contained to Gotham City; in DC VS. VAMPIRESRosenberg has teamed up with writer James Tynion IV (The Nice House on the Lake; Something is Killing the Children) for a twelve-issue maxiseries where the Justice League discovers that, while they’ve been monitoring the skies for intergalactic threats, a new enemy has been hiding on earth all along.

On A-Day, hundreds of Gotham City’s most dangerous and deranged criminals were left dead after an attack on Arkham Asylum and now, they’re getting a second chance at life. A mysterious benefactor is bringing together a new Task Force and has recruited the only person who could lead them, someone who knows what it’s like to come back from a brutal death: Red Hood. Now Jason Todd has to unravel the mystery surrounding this team of the recently deceased while leading a line-up of some of Gotham City’s worst criminals who’ve ever lived: Bane. Man-Bat. The Arkham Knight. Sundowner. Mr. Bloom.

TASK FORCE Z #1 features artwork by Eddy Barrows and inks by Eber Ferreira and will be on sale in comic book stores on Oct. 26, 2021.

Cover by Eddy Barrows

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES

Variant cover by Tyler Kirkham

1:25 Variant by Dan Mora

Retailer Team variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

1:50 Arkham Knight Variant by Kyle Hotz

1:100 Mono-Chrome Variant by Kyle Hotz

$4.99 US (Card Stock)

On Sale Oct. 26, 2021

In the tradition of DCEASED comes a new, terrifying story from the minds of James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Otto Schmidt (Future State: Catwoman)DC VS. VAMPIRES is a special, standalone twelve-issue maxiseries, that will pit the Justice League against a secret army of vampires, leaving our heroes unsure of who they can trust.

Issue #1 of 12 of DC VS. VAMPIRES is on sale in comic book stores on Oct. 26, 2021.

Cover by Otto Schmidt

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 12

Variant by Francesco Mattina

1:25 Ratio Variant by Jorge Molina

Retailer Team variant cover by Ejikure

$4.99 US (Both Covers Card Stock)

On Sale 10/26/21

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