Talon #0Media Release -- Next month, as part of DC Entertainment's Zero issue event, four new series will make their debuts: TALON, THE PHANTOM STRANGER, SWORD OF SORCERY and TEAM 7.

Now, DC announces that the ordering incentives announced for the series upcoming issues will apply to the Zero issues as well, giving retailers a full four months to take advantage of these offers!

The incentives include variant covers and, returnability, as detailed below.

VARIANT COVERS:

* TALON #0 (JUL120119): For every 100 copies ordered by FOC, retailers may order 1 black-and-white variant edition which features the standard cover in a wraparound format.

Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by Guillem March, this issue introduces 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!

TALON #0 is on FOC on September 3 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 19.

* THE PHANTOM STRANGER #0 (JUL120120): For every 50 copies ordered by FOC, retailers may order 1 black-and-white variant edition which features the standard cover in a wraparound format.

Written by Dan DiDio and illustrated by Brent Anderson, this issue spins out of The Phantom Stranger's recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY issue. Learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #0 is on FOC on August 13 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 5.

* SWORD OF SORCERY #0 (JUL120121): For every 50 copies ordered by FOC, retailers may order 1 black-and-white variant edition which features the standard cover in a wraparound format.

Written by Christy Marx and illustrated by Aaron Lopresti, this 40-page issue features 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. Plus, in the back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel in a post-apocalyptic wasteland!

SWORD OF SORCERY #0 is on FOC on August 20 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 19.

* TEAM 7 #0 (JUL120122): For every 50 copies of ordered by FOC, retailers may order 1 black-and-white variant edition which features the standard cover in a wraparound format.

In this issue, written by Justin Jordan and illustrated by Jesus Merino, threads of the entire DC Universe collide in the early days of DC Comics - The New 52. 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 and Slade Wilson - and their story will change everything you know about DC Comics - The New 52.

TEAM 7 #0 is on FOC on August 20 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 12.

RETURNABILITY:

Qualifying retailers may make returns of up to 100% of the following titles ordered by their FOCs.

* TALON #0 (JUL120119)

* PHANTOM STRANGER #0 (JUL120120)

* SWORD OF SORCERY #0 (JUL120121)

* TEAM 7 #0 (JUL120122)

For each item, to qualify for returnability, your total order for that item placed at FOC must equal 75% or more of your total order for the standard cover edition of Green Lantern #11 (MAY120242) that was placed through its FOC.

Retailers will be required to return stripped covers from returnable issues to Diamond Comic Distributors at a date to be named later.

Retailers will then be issued credit for each copy minus $.20 per copy returned.