Friday, June 8, 2012

#0 Issues and Talon Book Confirmed

Today, the long rumored #0 issue initiative for September has been confirmed by DC. Come September, each New 52 title will be renumbered to issue #0, telling origins, filling in gaps, or other general stuff that happened in that five year time gap between the first arc of Justice League and now. Like the New 52 #1 issues, these #0 issues will be collected into an omnibus later down the line.

Hit the jump for all you need to know.

Interestingly enough, the "third wave" launches with the #0 issues, most notably a Talon book. I guaran-fucking-tee you that this spins out of the ending of The Dark Knight #9, where the most recent Talon, Alton Carver escaped being frozen by Batman, as Judd Winick did confirm that the ending would be brought up later. The article says the book will be written by Scott Snyder, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's wrong (he's got A LOT on his plate, and there's other info that's clearly incorrect) or if the book is at least co-written by his backup/annual partner in crime, James Tynion IV, who teased "big news" for today last night on Twitter.

The three other books launching would be Sword and Sworcery, a Amethyst Princess of Gemworld reboot, which I'd be shocked if Gail Simone isn't involved with. Phantom Stranger which Bleeding Cool believes will be handled by Dan Didio and Brent Anderson. Finally, Team 7 who has been teased in the DCU lately, compiled of Steve Trevor, Dinah Kurt Lance, Amanda Waller, John Lynch, Cole Cash (Grifter), Alex Fairchild, and Wade Slade Wilson (Deathstroke).

As with DC's 52 titles initiative, no word on the other three titles that will have to go, along with Justice League International. I'm sure we'll find that out soon enough, but I've got a bad feeling about some of my favorites including Batwing.

(Source: Washington Post)

1 comment :

  1. I wouldn't mind seeing Legion or Deathstroke go.