New 52: The Month of the Zero Issues
Calling all DC nerds! Starting September 5th, DC will be releasing Zero issues; one for each of the new comics. Pretty much, each one is getting an origins story. Below is a list of each one and the week the come out!
Action Comics Green Arrow
Animal Man Green Lantern
Detective Comics Swamp Thing
Dial H Phantom Stranger
Earth 2 World’s Finest
Batman Legion Lost
Batman and Robin Resurrection Man
Deathstroke Suicide Squade
Demon Knights Superboy
Frankenstein Team 7
Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
Green Lantern Corps The Ravagers
Batwoman Justice League
Birds of Prey Legion of Super Heroes
Blue Beetle Nightwing
Captain Atom Red Hood and the Outlaws
DC Universe Presents Sword of Sorcery
Green Lantern: Wonder Woman
All-Star Western Superman
Batman Incorported Teen Titans
Batman: The Dark Knight The Flash
I, Vampire The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men
Justice League Dark The Savage Hawkman
Red Lanterns Voodoo
Top 10 I am looking forward to:
*Red Hood and the Outlaws-Jason Todd, the second Robin; brutally killed by the Joker then resurrected from the grave. It was an event no one could predict. In the New 52, this is no diferent. While there have been different versions on how Todd came back to life, each one is still a little vague; especially in the comics. And whie I love it, I don’t think Under the Red Hood should count. The first 10 issues were drawn by my favorite comic book artist Kenneth Rocafort and in this one, we will learn an official Jason Todd origin and how he came to team up with Arsenal and Starfire!
*Nightwing- I’m addicted to Dick Grayson; have been since I was young. His personality, style, value; all likable . I love him as Robin, Nightwing, and Batman. He was the FIRST Robin (as if I had to tell you) and became his own vigilante to protect a city, Bludhaven, that was worse off than Gotham. Despite leaving the pixie boots behind, he still has a relationship with his former partner. This issue covers the origin of Grayson; from circus performer to orphan to hero.
*Batman-I read Batman Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frak and loved the hell out of it. It was a new take on Bruce Wayne’s origin. But of course we ALL know how Batman came to be. This issue covers how everything else came to be; the cave, The Batmobile, the gadgets and of course, the costume.
*Action Comics-Oh Grant Morrison. Why are your so amazing? This run of Action Comics has had such energy and depth to it. I am definitely enjoying it more that the Superman series. Seriously nothing like Clark Kent running around the big city in blue jeans and a simple t-shirt with a sewn-on cape. Also written by Morrison, this issue covers Clark’s early days in Metropolis.
*Batgirl-Now so far, the new Batgirl series hasn’t impressed me. I honestly don’t even read it, minus issue 9. However, in this issue, we learn of Barbra Gordon’s escape with death (see The Killing Joke) and how she strived to walk again. That is something I’d love to read.
*Justice League-For the past few, we’ve slowly learned of a young Billy Batson. This issue explains how he unleashed the power of lightning and became Shazam. However, I am most interested in the new character Pandora (see my article on http://www.ogeeku.com/2012/the-new-52-one-year-later/), her origin and further information on the up and coming event, Trinity War!
*Teen Titans- Yet another origin of one of the Robins; Tim Drake, the third. Drake is a computer genius preferring to use brain than brawn. Did you know he would have been an Olympic star? This issue explains how and why he became the third Robin and eventually Red Robin with the Teen Titans.
*Aquaman-Back in the day, Aquaman sucked; really bad. He was the butt of ALL the jokes and quite possibly the least favorite partner in the Justice League. This time around, Aquaman is quite the badass; especially in the new Justice League. This issue covers his first encounter with Atlantis and the Atlanteans.
*Batman and Robin-The new Batman and Robin is, let’s say, emotional. Damien Wayne first became Robin alongside Richard Grayson as Batman. Damien is Bruce’s biological son with Talia Al Ghul. He was bred to kill and not care. Talia wants nothing to do with him since he chose to be a sidekick of a masked man. This issue explores the comlexed relationship between mother and son as well as this Robin’s origin.
*Superboy-I’ve never really been a fan of Superboy. However, the new Superboy series is brutal and written incredibly well. It has become one of my favorites. Kon-El is a Kryptonian clone; super strong, smart and fast. We discover in this issue why Kyrptonian clones were harvested as well as some insight on the future of the DC Universe.
WOW! That’s a lot of Batfamily! Are any of you picking any up this month? Let me know! We can geek out.