A Review: ZERO #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ZERO #1 from Image Comics. Ales Kot writes and Michael Walsh draws.

Edward Zero is getting the chance to tell his story. He’s a spy, and the story he tells starts with his reclaiming some bio-tech in our near future. It’s a messy conflict (aren’t they all) in the Middle East, and he has to watch two super-soldiers beat each other to death before he can take what he needs. But it appears that this is only the beginning of his very bloody career.

To be honest, I’m not sure if Zero is supposed to be likable or not. He comes across as a pretty terrible person, but he’s got a terrible job that he happens to be really good at. I find the world fascinating, and his handlers make an interesting character study too. The art suits the destruction well, and credit to Jordie Bellaire’s colors as well, which really define the book’s atmosphere.

Is it weird for me to really like and really dislike this story at the same time? The funny thing about it is that I’m going to have to keep reading it to figure out why. Read along with me, won’t you?

ZERO #1 is available now at your LCS and online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )