This September, DC Comics is turning it all the way back to zero, taking a look at what went on in the DCU before the New 52. Like we did a year ago with the first month of DC’s new universe, we’re going to give you some looks at all the "Zero Month" titles coming out over the next few weeks.
So here we go:
SUICIDE SQUAD #0
Written by Adam Glass, Art By Fernando Dagnino
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? After Team 7 falls apart, Amanda Waller wanders the world. But when an old friend comes calling, she gets sucked into the burgeoning meta-human conflict, and comes up with a new plan to take down trouble. A suicidal plan...
BEST BIT: The mutated designs of certain characters at the end are appropriately grotesque.
WORST BIT: The storytelling jumps all over the place, skipping significant parts of the story. And not in a Quentin Tarantino-esque, jumping in time way. More in a, we forgot to put in some of the pages way.
ANY BIG REVELATIONS/TEASES? Yeah, fair warning: read "Team 7" first, then this, because it deals with the fall-out that hasn’t even begun in that series.
ARE WE BACK FOR ISSUE #13? No, this doesn’t really reveal too much more about Amanda Waller, or make us particularly gung ho for the rest of the series.
Written by Tom DeFalco, Art By RB Silva
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Superboy has been cloned for eeeevil, but the history of cloning on Krypton goes back much, much further.
BEST BIT: The first page art by Silva is pretty great.
WORST BIT: The Kryptonian clone revolution is so interesting, the rest of the book pales in comparison - and the narration is unnecessary, and often confusing.
ANY BIG REVELATIONS/TEASES? The whole issue dovetails in and out of "Superboy" #1, which is neat for structure and shows us a little more of what was going on there.
ARE WE BACK FOR ISSUE #13? Probably not... It’s not fair, sure, but this take on Superboy is far less interesting than his previous iteration. On the other hand, we’d love to read Old Krypton: The Clone Wars any day of the week.
TEAM 7 #0
Written by Justin Jordan, Art By Jesús Merino
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? With meta-humans popping up all over. Someone needs to keep them in check, and that’s when you call in The Boys. Sorry, Team 7.
BEST BIT: For "Birds of Prey" fans, it’s pretty exciting to see Black Canary working with her hubbie before the events that led her to BoP.
WORST BIT: The whole issue is a “getting the gang together,” thing, so it’s really the most Zero Issue we’ve read so far this month.
ANY BIG REVELATIONS/TEASES? They’re coming. This is all set-up, but Team 7 will be integral to the back-story of the New 52, so we expect everything here to start paying off very soon.
ARE WE BACK FOR ISSUE #1? With a lot of set-up, and some didactic dialogue, we’re not dying to read the first issue; but writer Justin Jordan has built up so much goodwill from the fantastic “Strange Talent of Luthor Strode,” I’m more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, and pick up the real first issue.
Suicide Squad #0, Superboy #0, and Team 7 #0 all hit comic book stores on September 12th from DC Comics!
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