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The author of the book: Dan Jurgens
Edition: DC Comics
Date of issue: 1995
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Language: English
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It’s time for another crisis!


This TPB edition collects “Showcase ‘94” #8-9 and “Zero Hour: Crisis in Time” #4-0 (No, it’s not a mistake, this particular title ran from #4 in countdown way until #0).


Creative Team:

Writer & Illustrator: Dan Jurgens

Additional Illustrators: Jerry Ordway & Frank Fosco


SPOILING COVER

In this era of social media where studios constantly bombard you with “news” about the incoming movies and TV episodes, where they clearly tell you who will appear and even key moments in the story, they ironically later are wondering why audience wasn’t impacted…

…hey, they didn’t give us a chance to be surprised!

And, unless you were so lucky to read this event when it was originally published in single comic books, well, with the dumb option of cover in the TPB, you won’t be able to be shocked at any level when you see the appearance of Hal Jordan in the climax of the story.

It’s not the ony time that DC made such spoiling cover, since in Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga, while the story is made to keep in secret the identity of the main villain, well, they opted to put Darkseid right in the cover. In that case, I had the luck of reading it on single comic books, so I was able to be surprised.

Here, I hadn’t the chance,…

…, first because I read it from the TPB with the spoiling cover, and also since while Monarch (a villain introduced in the previous DC Comics event Armageddon 2001 (published in 1991)), evolved into a new villain persona now named Extant, is the supposed main villain a good part of the story, but...

...due the spoiling cover, and since Hal Jordan went cuckoo in the Green Lantern event Emerald Twilight (published in 1994 (back then, when the word “Twilight” didn’t give you a bad taste of shinin’ vamps)), you must assume that (not so) good (anymore) ol’ Hal Jordan will appear sooner or later and in not good terms with the rest of DC characters.


RESET ALL CLOCKS!

In any case, Zero Hour, it a DC Comics crisis where the whole timeline is in peril, since dark forces are in progress to erase the current timeline to be replaced with one without some “mistakes” that the villain(s) consider unfair to be happened.

The Linear Men (you may know them as “Time Masters”, if you’re watching “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” TV Show) found out this and soon enough Rip Hunter and Waverider (where, here they are a muscled man and an energy human-shaped being, and not a skinny British guy and a ship) call for the help of DC Heroes to try to stop this crisis.

The event per se, isn’t that exciting to read (even less considering the spoiling cover),...

...BUT if you’re lucky to find some tie-in comic books of the event (and I don’t refer to the special issues with #0 on them, but the actual tie-in comic book issues published during the event), since many of them were quite awesome to read like Superboy #8, where Connor Kent version meets the original Superboy (teenager Kal-El); Batman #511, where a younger Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) appears before the time when The Joker left her paralyzed; Detective Comics #678, one of the best tie-ins featuring the situation that maybe Batman doesn’t know all the details of his parents’ murder; or Superman: The Man of Steel #37, where Superman faces zillions of Batman versions of the past.


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Ebook Zero Hour: Collector's Set read Online! Dan Jurgens is an American comic book writer and artist. He is best known for creating the superhero Booster Gold, and for his lengthy runs on the Superman titles Adventures of Superman and Superman (vol. 2), particularly during The Death of Superman storyline. Other series he has been associated with include The Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1), Thor (vol. 2), Captain America (vol. 3), Justice League America, Metal Men, Teen Titans (vol. 2), Zero Hour, Tomb Raider: The Series, Aquaman (vol. 3), and the creator of DC Comics' imprint Tangent.

Jurgens' first professional comic work was for DC Comics on Warlord #63. He was hired due to a recommendation of Warlord-series creator Mike Grell who was deeply impressed by Jurgens' work after being shown his private portfolio at a convention. In 1984, Jurgens was the artist for the Sun Devils limited series (July 1984 - June 1985), with writers Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. Jurgens would make his debut as a comic book writer with Sun Devils he began scripting from Conway's plots with #8 and fully took over the writing duties on the title with #10. In 1985, Jurgens created the character Booster Gold, who became a member of the Justice League. His first work on Superman was as penciller for Adventures of Superman Annual #1 (1987). In 1989, Jurgens began working full-time on the character when he took over the writing/pencilling of the monthly Adventures of Superman.

Dan Jurgens was the penciller of the 1990–1991 limited series Armageddon 2001 and co-created the hero Waverider with Archie Goodwin. In 1991 Jurgens assumed the writing/pencilling of the main Superman comic book, where he created a supporting hero named Agent Liberty. During his run on Superman, Dan created two major villains, Doomsday and the Cyborg. Doomsday was the main antagonist in the Death of Superman storyline. Jurgens wrote and drew Justice League America for about one year and in 1993 pencilled the Metal Men four-issue miniseries, which was a retcon of their origin story. Jurgens wrote and pencilled the 1994 comic book miniseries and crossover Zero Hour. He wrote and penciled layouts (with finished art by Brett Breeding) to the Superman/Doomsday: Hunter/Prey miniseries, which was a follow-up to the successful Death of Superman storyline. In 1995 Jurgens and Italian artist Claudio Castellini worked on the highly publicized crossover Marvel vs DC. In the same year, he gave up the pencilling duties on Superman.

Jurgens scripted and provided layout art for the Superman vs. Aliens miniseries. The story was about a battle between Superman and the aliens created by H. R. Giger (a.k.a. the Xenomorphs), from the Alien film series. It was co-published by Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics in 1995.

In January 1996, Jurgens was writer and penciller of the new Spider-Man series, The Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1), at Marvel Comics. The title was initially conceived to be the flagship showcase for the new Ben Reilly Spider-Man (it replaced the Web of Spider-Man series). The initial seven issues (#0–6, January–July 1996) were written and pencilled by Jurgens. Jurgens pushed strongly for the restoration of Peter Parker as the true Spider-Man and plans were made to enact this soon, but Bob Harras, the new Editor-in-chief, demanded the story be deferred until after the Onslaught crossover. Jurgens had by this stage become disillusioned with the immense amount of group planning and constant changes of ideas and directions and took this as the last straw, resigning from the title. In a past interview several years after his Spider-Man run, Jurgens stated that he would like to have another chance on the character, since his run was with the Ben Reilly character during the Spider-Man Clone Saga, and not Peter Parker.

Jurgens had also written and pencilled Teen Titans (vol. 2) for its entire two year, 24 issue run. New Teen Titans co-creator George Pérez came on board on this incarnation of the Titans as inker for the se


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