Pretty cool idea. I'd check a few out.
DC Comics May Release Issue Zero Of Their New 52 Books In September
This seems absolutely unnecessary.
I completely agree. I would go as far as to say that, in my eyes, the 'New 52' as a whole has only worked out positively for a few characters.
I would also agree with people's sentiments that they should have released #0's BEFORE they started wheeling out their #1's if only to orient us to what had and what hadn't happened in this 'new' universe. Almost a year in and I'm still not sure what is canon, what isn't, who exists, who is dead, who isn't. It's maddening.
Oh well. I guess I'll just keep reading Animal Man and nothing else.
This just in: The Flash #0 will star Wally West! Batgirl #0 will star Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain! Blue Beetle #0 will star Ted Kord! Wonder Woman #0 will star Donna Troy!
It would be nothing short of a miracle if this actually happened.
Hmmmm...I don't know. I mean I like the concept but really it just seems to me that DC is STILL influenced by the Zero Month event eighteen years ago by doing things like this. Zero issues almost never have any continuity to other issues and tend to be, as others contend here, just filler issues for the sake of having filler issues. Seems WAY too soon to be doing this and at the same time seems unnecessary. I think the mysteries of our characters in the #1s is already well established and to do this would just be belaboring the point. I mean I'll get 'em but it just doesn't seem necessary to me.
Not a gimmick, a great way of celebrating the anniversary of the relaunch. DC had no intentions of making each first issue last September an origin story. One year later, it is a great idea to show fans who are invested in the characters where they came from and how they came to be.
Maybe you should actually read some of the relaunch before giving your opinion.
I'll give my opinion whenever I bloody well feel like it. I feel like it's a gimmick - an origin issue could just as well be told in the #13, rather than a #0. I have and I am reading some of the relaunch - it's not necessary to spend money on everything DC is putting out to justify my opinion. Geez, don't you have anything better to do than stalk my posts?
Horrible idea. I'm barely reading DC books as it is because of the poor storylines and poor iterations of most of my favorite characters, having an entire month of issues where none of the stories progress will just leave me without things DC related to read that month.
Well i think this is an awesome idea.
Batman #0 may explain how he has so many Robins or it could be a retelling of his first encounter with the joker.
Red Hood #0 again could be a retelling of his death and his revenge against the Joker and Batman
Batgirl could show her recovery after Joker shoots her and how she managed to walk again or it coudl just be the killing joke retold
Really looking forward to these zero issues, why dont we all wait for the solicits for these before jump on the bandwagon and judge them.
But until DC actually announce this themselves on their own website then issues 0's are just a rumour for now.,
I agree with cbishop in that they should have been done BEFORE the #1's came out, actually a lot of things should've happened before the New52 but thats another discussion. Anyways, these seem like an ok idea BUT ONLY if they are somewhere between 45-80 page 'spectacular's' that really delve into and bring cohesion to the universe and what happened with Flashpoint, the events that did/didnt happen etc...If it's just a dumb regular size 'filler' issue, then my disappointment in DC will continue to drop unless they are able to bring a lot of info and story, but I doubt that unless they are all longer.
Still sound kinda cool though, IF done properly
I'm going to end up getting them anyways since I've been buying every single New 52 comic every week, but I really hope it is going to be some kind of history based issue. Especially for all the characters who didn't get a new origin in their #1 and #2 issues. And please for the love of God, put Blue Beetle #0 about Ted Kord.
If this is just a cheap trick to ''mess with the origins'' , I doubt it would be successful. I mean if they re-tell all the origin stories in a 0# comic....well that wouldn't serve to anything. Eight months in and we still have ''revelations'' each chapter and a Zero chapter might render those revelations mute. Or worse, it might throw off even more 'old fans' since they might feel the origin story of their favorite character got screwed ( although this happens a lot...)
In any case, if they think of doing this, I can think of 2 reasons.
1. They might think the first issues didn't do series justice ( argueable)
2. They think ,even with the relevations along the way, the new titles couldn't captivated the audience as much as they like to and they want to clearify things for the fans so they can enjoy the titles mroe ( as in the series felt incapable of handling the ''mystery past'' of the New 52 . Also a possibility )
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