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THE PHANTOM STRANGER #1
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• An all-new series focusing on secrets of The New 52 you never imagined!

• The Phantom Stranger strikes a bargain with Lord Trigon that will have serious repercussions in the DC Universe!

• From afar, Pandora watches!

Written by Dan Didio
Art by Brent Anderson & Scott Hanna
Cover by Brent Anderson
Variant Cover by Shane Davis

Price: $2.99
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  1. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    People seemed pretty mad about the #0 issue giving the Stranger an origin, or at least that particular origin. I, on the other hand, found it a fun throwback book, trying to be spooky but coming out delightfully silly instead.

    Long story short, I’m in for at least an arc.

    • BCDX97 BCDX97 says:

      I passed on it at first, but after reading some positive comments here I picked it up a few weeks later. Glad I did, I really quite enjoyed it.

      For some reason I thought the Judas story wasn’t new, but that’s because his previous “origins” were tied in with God and Christianity for the most part. I’m not religious at all, but I wondered if it would offend anyone who was. But ultimately it was just a cool story – I would only have been offended if it was as bad as DiDio’s work on Outsiders!

    • pmvaun pmvaun says:

      @BCDX97 as a person of Christian faith, I did not find his origin offensive at all. I found it very interesting, DiDio wrote it very respectfully to the Biblical/Historical events besides the whole Council of Magic and etc. lol and to a lot of Christian Judas is the Penultimate sinner so it only makes sense for him to be a part of the Trinity of Sin.

  2. misterckent misterckent says:

    I love the Phantom Stranger. I like that he may be linked to all the “events” this universe has experience over time. Very good use of his abilities.

  3. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    I quite enjoyed the #0 issue, can’t wait to see Trigon & Raven is this.

  4. bhannaoh bhannaoh says:

    I liked issue #0 but I have to wait for the trade only some much dosh to go around.

  5. kcekada says:

    Hanna is a good inker, but if issue 0 was any indication — completely inappropriate for Anderson’s pencils. Kept me from picking it up.

  6. Was on the fence about this title, but from the comments sounds interesting. Hopefully my LCS still has a #0 issue to go along with the #1.

  7. Pick of the week. Funny opening scene and awesome twist at the end.

  8. Cantseeme Cantseeme says:

    I feel like this book is just showcasing a bunch of big players to come into the universe, and Phantom Stranger’s “job” is to make it easy for us to understand where they all came from. We will probably never know who is telling the Stranger what to do, and I guess that is half of his mystery. I feel sorry for people who aren’t reading this because once we get into the Trinity War, this should become a must read.

  9. Neeks Neeks says:

    this was great and i really enjoyed this, the opening scene was hillarious not sure if it was supposed to be but It was

  10. FOOFAN007 says:

    This was an enjoyable read but nothing special. This serious seems to me like a supernatural comic book version of the old Kung Fu tv show with David Carradine. lol

  11. Radmobile Radmobile says:

    I love having a book like this where I don’t have any idea what to expect!

  12. daningotham daningotham says:

    Very interesting story.

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