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The Roundup: Batman Returns to Zero

The Roundup: Batman Returns to Zero

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, March 11th, 2014



People say that it’s not good to live in the past, but we respectfully disagree. At least when it comes to Batman. After last week’s spoilerrific flash-forward issue, this week marks the return of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Zero Year” in BATMAN #29. When last we left our young hero, he was literally drowning in trouble, and this week’s cover should make it pretty clear which of his adversaries is behind it. But how will he escape? For the answer to that riddle, you’ll need to pick up the issue, which serves as the conclusion to the second chapter of “Zero Year,” which we’ve been calling “Dark City.”

Of course, Batman’s not the only hero facing a difficult week. Last month, Superman and Wonder Woman traded atomic punches with the likes of Zod and Faora in a battle that essentially ended in a draw. But of course, anyone expecting that to be the end of it clearly doesn’t know who we’re talking about here. No, the world’s not safe as long as these two Phantom Zone escapees are running rampant, so in SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #6, prepare for Round 2!




Of course, as much as we love the trinity, it’s not all Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman this week. If you’re reading Astro City (and really, everyone should be reading Astro City), you know that Wednesday brings us Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s finale to their four-part Winged Victory storyline. Plus, we can look forward to new issues of Justice League of America, The Royals: Masters of War, Coffin Hill, FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Batgirl, Constantine and Kyle Higgins’ final issue of Nightwing!

Check out previews of all of these great comics and more below…

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of COFFIN HILL #6.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #6.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of FBP: FEDEAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #8.

LA TIMES HERO COMPLEX ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN #29.

CBS’ MAN CAVE DAILY ran an exclusive preview of CONSTANTINE #12.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of NIGHTWING #29.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29.

BUZZFEED ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13.

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #2.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL #29.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #4.

MULTIVERSITY ran an exclusive preview of SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: ALIEN #4.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #2.

BATMAN-NEWS ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM #12.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of SUPERBOY #29, ASTRO CITY #10 and SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #43.