DC Universe: Zero- I heard that this special was to preview DC’s new stories for new readers? If I heard correctly, then DC has failed miserably. Even I, a regular comic reader had no idea what some of the previews are about, how well would new readers do? However, it’s more of a mixed bag than an outright failure. The preview for Wonder Woman was wonderful, Superman’s preview was the weakness, and you need to have some current knowledge of the storyline in Batman and Green Lantern to know what they were talking about. Basically, I fail to see how this book is to be the access point for newcomers to the DCU. As for the big reveal at he end…uh, so what?
Avengers: The Initiative #12- Avengers: The Initiative has constantly surprised me during its run, and this issue is the same. A nice little tie-up of most of the ongoing threads as the first class of Initiative recruits graduates and become full-time heroes. They graduated? After all the mess in the past 12 issues, they passed? If these are American’s newest heroes, who the hell need villains. No wonder the Skrulls are kicking their ass in Invasion. Go, SKRULLS!