Comic Review: DC Nation #0 (DC Comics)

With a number ‘zero’, we’re being treated to a sampling. DC Nation #0 is such a comic: a heaping helping of adventure! The issue consists of three stories. Or shall […]

With a number ‘zero’, we’re being treated to a sampling. DC Nation #0 is such a comic: a heaping helping of adventure!

The issue consists of three stories. Or shall we say, the beginning of three different stories, continued in respective comics. But each of these stories is original, and won’t be reprinted. The comic ships with 4 different covers.

Unexpected Guests! First off is the Joker. He’s interested in attending Batman’s upcoming wedding. Written by Tom King, with art by Clay Mann and Jordie Bellaire on colours, this one is a real pressure cooker. The Joker has dropped in on someone and is biding his time, waiting for the right moment, waiting for something special to happen. But time is passing slowly, sooo slowly… Great storytelling and the art is amazing. This 8-page story really is exquisite! And, continued in Batman #48, in June.

Unknown Origins! Next up is Superman, in “Office Space”. Lois is gone, and Clark is being offered the corner office. Will he take it? And what’s with the new hire? She seems like a quick learner! Written by Brian Michael Bendis, and illustrated by the legendary 80’s Superman artist José Garcia Lopez (inks by Dexter Vines, colours by Alex Sinclair), it’s 11 pages of really good dialogue and scenes. It is continued on in The Man of Steel #1, on sale in late May.

Undiscovered Worlds! To finish off this issue, we have “No Justice, Prelude”, which seems to lead to the Event of ALL Events! Scott Snyder and two other writers with Jorge Jiminez on art and Alejandro Sanchez on colours pack a cast of dozens upon dozens of characters in this 10 pager. To sum it up, all the Justice League variations and all the King’s men are trying to keep Earth together, again! Continued, of course, in Justice League: No Justice #1, out next week.

There you have it; a special comic, with promise of great entertainment to come this summer from DC!

DC, DC Nation #0, special first printing price $0.25, 25 pages of content, Rated Teen

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!