This week, the big story is the massive eleven zero issues DC Comics is releasing, showing the “hidden” back story of all of their ongoing comics – and some cancelled (and new) ones. The one that’ll probably garner the most interest this week is GREEN LANTERN #0, introducing the new Green Lantern Baz, the first of Middle Eastern descent.
Beyond that, though, there’s the always reliable ANIMAL MAN #0 and SWAMP THING #0, showing the origins of the upcoming Rotworld crossover. And if you want to skip one prequel, here’s another: BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #3 sends our hero on an acid trip for the ages.
Over at Marvel, things are led off by AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693, the second part of the “Alpha” storyline introducing Spidey’s jerky sidekick. We’ve also got AVENGERS ACADEMY #36, continuing the very last arc for the title (sob), INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #524, kicking off the sure to be epic Armor Wars III, and DEADPOOL #60 continuing Daniel Way’s wrap-up on the series.
Hey, how about other publishers? Good question! Valiant has the excellent and hilarious ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2, finding our heroes fighting the 1% - literally. Over at Dynamite, there’s the launch of Disney Princess riff DAMSELS #1, and the near end of Grath Ennis’ epic anti-superhero story in BOYS #70. Plus, we’re suckers for the laughs and domestic drama of LOVE AND CAPES: WHAT TO EXPECT #2.
And that’s it! We’ll see you next week, when DC releases another three hundred zero issues.