DC Universe #0

May 5, 2008 | Comics


DC Universe #0
Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, George Perez, Doug Mahnke, Tony Daniel, Ivan Reis, Aaron Lopresti, Philip Tan, Ed Benes, Carlos Pacheco, J.G. Jones
DC Comics
$.50 CAN/US
**** (out of five)

Something big and probably bad is about to happen in the DC Comics universe.
How can you tell?
There’s a really inexpensive and compelling new teaser issue written and drawn by some of the company’s best on the stands and it looks like the (Barry Allen) Flash is back.
Every DC Comics fan knows the much-anticipated summer blockbuster miniseries, Final Crisis, begins in just a few weeks, but there’s so very much more to get excited about — as we learn by reading DC Universe #0.
In addition to FC, we’re going to see writer Geoff Johns (Infinite Crisis) and artist George Perez (Crisis On Infinite Earths) team up for Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds; Grant Morrison (JLA), in addition to penning FC, will team with artist Tony Daniel (Teen Titans) on Batman: R.I.P.; Wonder Woman will find herself with some man trouble thanks to writer Gail Simone (Birds Of Prey) and artist Aaron Lopresti (Incredible Hulk) in Whom The Gods Forsake; Johns and Ivan Reis (Superman) continue to build Green Lantern’s momentum towards the Blackest Night; and Greg Rucka (Checkmate) and Philip Tan (Spawn: Godslayer) tackle the Spectre in Final Crisis: Revelations.
But what was that about the Flash, you ask?
While Barry’s never actually depicted in DCU #0, the story concludes with a trademark lightning bolt across a white moon (the Flash’s logo) and it appears the Silver Age Flash — who died saving the universe in the 1986 classic Crisis On Infinite Earths — will have a key role to play in the Final Crisis.
All in all it looks to be one hot summer for DC Comics.

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