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DC Comics Announces 'Zero Month' Plus a New 'Wave' and More Cancellations

The rumors have finally been confirmed.

For months now, there's been talk about what's coming this Fall at DC Comics. We've been hearing talks of zero issues taking place in September along with the possibility that titles will be seeing their final issue in August. We've been waiting to find out since the September solicitations had not been released. Today, DC has laid out their plan for what's to come.

On their blog, it was revealed that September will now be known as "0" Month. The #0s will be stand-alone stories and deal with origins of a character or team or will fill in the blanks for the many questions we've had.

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But that's not all. We will also be seeing four new series starting at issue 0.

TALON - Writer James Tynion IV with co-plotter Scott Snyder. Artist: Guillem March.
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life ... but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER - Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.
Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

TEAM SEVEN - Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.
Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson — and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

Dan DiDio told us back in March at WonderCon that the plan is to alway remain at 52 ongoing series in the "New 52." So what will be getting cancelled? DC has only announced that JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL is being canceled. According to an interview with Newsarama, they are still "reviewing the rest of the line" to determine what the other will be. At this stage in the game, you know they have to have a pretty good idea.

Here's a look at some more 'promotional' art for the 0 issues. It's interesting that they all say "1" and "First Issue" instead of "0."

What do you think the other three cancellations will be?