Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1

Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1

Illustrated by: Dan Mora, Gleb Melnikov, Skylar Patridge

Written by: Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Joshua Williamson, Nicole Maines

Release date: June 26th, 2024

DC Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

WITNESS THE TRINITY OF EVIL’S RISE TO POWER IN THE CAN’T-MISS PRELUDE TO DC’S SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER! THE DOMINOS FALL! As the DC Universe braces for the “Absolute Power” blitzkrieg, the key to capturing metahuman powers on planet Earth will at last be unlocked! Bridging the events of Batman, Superman: House of Brainiac, and Suicide Squad: Dream Team, this special oversize GROUND ZERO issue brings Waller’s total dominance to the doorsteps of the world’s finest heroes… using the combined might of FAILSAFE, BRAINIAC QUEEN, and the SUICIDE SQUAD to do it! Witness years of storytelling culminate, brought to you by Absolute Power series architect MARK WAID and the masterminds behind the trinity of evil, CHIP ZDARSKY, NICOLE MAINES, and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON!

“Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1” is a compelling start to the highly anticipated “Absolute Power” event in the DC Universe. This issue sets the stage with a dynamic and engaging narrative, brought to life by the combined talents of Mark Waid, Chip Zdarsky, Joshua Williamson, and Nicole Maines, along with stunning artwork from Dan Mora, Gleb Melnikov, and Skylar Patridge.

The issue is divided into three main storylines, each offering a unique perspective on the impending chaos. Jay Nakamura and Dreamer’s tale stands out, with Jay finally becoming a character of interest. This development is a pleasant surprise, as previous stories hadn’t fully captured his potential. Dreamer, as usual, holds her own, adding a consistent strength to the narrative.

Failsafe’s storyline, however, brings a sense of disappointment. The absence of Zur-En-Arrh’s complexity leaves a gap, as the robot now appears to follow Waller without question. The intrigue and depth Zur-En-Arrh previously brought to the table are missed, and it raises questions about the fate of the multiverse Zurs.

The third storyline is particularly fascinating, revealing Waller’s long-term manipulation and potential affection towards a robot she raises as her daughter over 20 years. This relationship hints at deeper motives and future plot twists, showing Waller in a light that mixes control with unexpected emotion.

This issue manages to create interest and excitement for the upcoming event. While some aspects feel lacking, especially concerning Failsafe, the potential for growth and development remains high. Waid’s ability to make Jay Nakamura an intriguing character in a single issue is a testament to the strength of the writing team.

“Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1” successfully bridges various ongoing storylines and sets up a promising and intense narrative for DC’s summer blockbuster event.

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The Rise of Jay Nakamura, a Turning Point in DC Lore

Colors - 9.7
Design - 9.6
Illustration - 9.6
Narrative - 9.7
Subplot - 9.9


"Absolute Power: Ground Zero #1" kicks off the "Absolute Power" saga with a bang, weaving together multiple storylines that promise an epic DC Universe event.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Absolute Power | Illustrated by Dan Mora, Gleb Melnikov, Skylar Patridge
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