|from cover of Original Sin #0|
It's ridiculous and meaningless.
Marvel's Original Sin #0 says on the cover it's "#0 of 8". No it isn't, it's issue one of nine.
What next: issue "minus one", for a prequel story?
Why can't a comic book run just start at issue one and go through, one number at a time, until it reaches the end of its run?
I can understand flagging up 'jumping on points' for new readers looking to pick up long-running titles, but otherwise comic book numbering should be simple, logical and meaningful. It should be the least challenging part of the comic book reading experience.