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DC Comics Breaks Out the #0 Issues and Four New Titles for September | Comic Book Fury

DC Comics Breaks Out the #0 Issues and Four New Titles for September

June 8, 2012 by
Filed under: Editorial 

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We’re about to hit the one year anniversary of DC’s New 52 soon and one had to wonder if the publisher had something up their sleeve to commemorate a historic undertaking. Turns out they had many things under that sleeve.

Word from the DC blog is September will see all current ongoing titles reset briefly to #0 to tell the origin stories of these characters in this new universe. They’ll then go back to their original numberings afterwards.

“Some issues will tell the origins of a character or a team, or in some case where an origin has already been told, they will fill in the blanks in terms of questions readers may have about the New 52 DC Universe,” said Bob Harras, DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief. “Each of these issues promises to reveal something surprising.”

They didn’t stop there though – 4 new titles will be launching that same month:

TALON – Co-Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. Artist: Guillem March.
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life … but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER – Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.
Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

TEAM SEVEN – Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.
Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash and Slade Wilson — and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

These are some interesting choices for new books. Talon particularly is up my alley, as James Tynion IV is a student of Scott Snyder’s and has already shown signs of brilliance co-writing the back-up currently going on in Batman.

Now normally when you hear about new books coming in, you expect others to be cancelled. DC already did this earlier in the year when the Second Wave came out in May. So far, that hasn’t happened, though that’s not to say we won’t hear that news in the coming weeks. Justice League International is confirmed to stop at #12 in August, but that was announced a while ago. Only one can wonder if DC is considering the chopping block for some other underachievers (I’m looking at you, Savage Hawkman…)

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