Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: Michael Walsh w/ Adam Gorham
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Covers: Michael Walsh, Becky Cloonan, Chris Burnham, & Paul Pope
Review by Scott Keys
On the recommendation of some of my friends on Twitter (you know who you are), I decided to “broaden my horizons” and give this new title from Image Comics a try. I’m so appreciative of my “Twitter family” and very appreciative of this recommendation. Zero #1 was yet another pleasant (or was that violent?) surprise this week!
I first became aware of Ales Kot’s work on DC’s Suicide Squad, and loved his work there. When I saw that he was writing this as well, it piqued my interest when people started suggesting it. I will warn you, this is a “Mature” book, in terms of violence, language, and adult content, but as long as you’re of age, it is a very compelling and entertaining book. To me, it was like a look at the dark underbelly of being a “super spy,” with Zero having to take the lives of friend and foe alike to finish his mission. Michael Walsh’s art was also a highlight of this book. His simple, yet brutal style, and the non-stop action draws the reader in much in the same way as an action scene from a Hollywood blockbuster would.
Zero #1 was a very well crafted story, that utilized violence, but not to the point of it being gratuitous. I’m on board with Zero until the bloody end!
Art: 4.5 / 5
Story: 4.5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5
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