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Monday, March 23, 2015

Zero Month



In 1994 DC Comics published Zero Hour, a five issue mini-series designed to not only serve as a major summer crossover but also fix some of the continuity problems that had plagued their universe after the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Some have suggested that Zero Hour caused more problems than it fixed but at the time it was the dawn of an exciting new era for DC. To kick off this new age DC followed Zero Hour with Zero Month.  As the name suggests all of the main DC books were rolled back to zero though each one had a different approach to the idea  Some books featured a new origin. Some contained tweaks to the existing origin.  Some contained brand new versions of old characters. All of them served as a jumping on point for new and old readers alike.

To celebrate this new era (or perhaps to bury it) some of us in the comic book blogging community have banded together from remote galaxies to discuss how the characters we cover were rebooted/revamped by looking at the solicitations of our character's zero issues as well as delving into the Wizard Magazine Zero Hour Special, which was a magazine published around the time of Zero Hour to promote the series, what was coming next and the history of DC in general.

As this is a blog crossover be sure to check out the links below to find out how other characters were treated during Zero Month.

Click the above graphic to embiggen and see what was doing with Aquaman during this event. Hey, is that Jason Momoa?!?


Wings1295 said...

I remember being very excited for this event and the comics that followed. Was big DC doins' at the time. Not sure about its legacy, but I enjoyed it back then.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Wow, I had no idea this was going on. I guess our Super Mates show KINDA tied in with our coverage of Starman #0-3 this past week!

That does look a bit like Momoa! It's hard to imagine now how shocking it was for Aquaman to lose a hand like that!