In September of 2011, DC Comics relaunched every single one of their on-going superhero series. One year later, the rippling effects of the not-reboot-reboot are still being revealed. Dipping into the recent past, 51 of the 52 existing titles (not so fast JLI) and 4 brand new series get “Zero Issues” this month. Will these issues fill in gaps in character histories or simply provide amusing asides from our favorite heroes’ early days?
Moreover, does this kind of stunt effectively draw in new readers? Does a fresh batch of origin stories hold sway over fans reading other series? Does it entice would-be-fans that haven’t crossed the nerd-threshold into reading monthly comics? Does it even register outside the geek-o-sphere?
So Retcon Punch reached out to over two dozen guests – with hugely disparate levels of experience with comics – and asked them for their opinions on the Zero Issues. This is your nerve center for our coverage on ALL 55 issues released in September.
Chat Cave: Zero Month – We talked about our hopes and fears back when this was announced.
Taylor Anderson, Freakin’ Animal Man, Tricia Aung, Scott Baumgartner, Bryan Coratti, Jack Ehlers, Kevin Elliott, Tristan Fickes, Selene Gill, Heath Gordon, Lawton Hall, Siri Hellerman, Nick Idell, Edmond Johnson, Hesper Juhnke, Zach Kastner, Mike Logsdon, Lindsey Peterson, Pete Peterson, Pete Pfarr, Joe Picek, Nikki Royce, Jennie Seidewand, Sarah Singer, and Dave Werner
As always, our posting schedule can be found on our Pull List.