Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Cosmic Comix and Toys0
New 52: The Third Wave
Debuting with this month’s Zero issues from DC Comics (about which we’ll post more later today) are four brand new ongoing titles, comprising what is essentially the Third Wave of New 52 titles! These include TALON, SWORD OF SORCERY, TEAM 7 and PHANTOM STRANGER. Of these comics, Talon is the one that’s most closely associated with the current New 52 line-up (as the titular character hails from the Batman Night of the Owls story), but all four sound promising. And this week in particular sees the release of Phantom Stranger #0!
PHANTOM STRANGER #0
Written by Dan DiDio
Art by Brent Anderson, Scott Hanna
Learn what happened to The Phantom Stranger after the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY story, and how he is responsible for the creation of The Spectre! And what else has he done that may have sealed the fate of the entire DC Universe? Major players in The New 52 will be introduced in these pages!
As I said a little while back, I honestly can’t remember what happened in the Free Comic Book Day story, so if anyone wants to fill me in please do so in the comments! At any rate, I’ve always liked the Phantom Stranger as a character so I’ll definitely be reading this. And hasn’t his origin always been somewhat of a mystery? Perhaps we’ll find out more in these pages.
More about the other titles after the jump!
TEAM 7 #0
Written by Scott Snyder
A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine! Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life…but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!
|SWORD OF SORCERY #0
Written by Christy Marx, Antony Bedard
In this new series featuring the long-awaited return of AMETHYST, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother. She’s about to learn why it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld – and has powerful enemies hunter her! AMETHYST is written by Christy Marx, best known for her work on animated TV series including G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more, as well as the comics series Sisterhood of Steel. And in the backup story set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior BEOWULF is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.
|TEAM 7 #0
Written by Justin Jordan
Threads of the entire DC Universe collide in this new series set in the early days of The New 52 from writer Justin Jordan. As Superman emerges, so too does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind! Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7 – and their story will change everything you know about The New 52!