Reader Noah asked this about the hardcover of JLA:
Why no issue #0?
This was a hard one. We went back and forth over and over. Personally, I think the zero issue may be one of the ones I'm most proud of. But I worried that for the novel readers and/or people who just pick up the hardcover, it somehow got in the way of The Tornado's Path storyline. Then, once DC decided that the zero issue would be free for everyone via Free Comic Book Day, we decided, well, everyone will have it, so let's let the first storyline be just that. My hope is to sneak it into the third trade.