Review: Image Comics – Zero #1

Zero #1
Written by Ales Kot.
Illustrated by Jordie Bellaire, Michael Walsh.

Mature Readers

SAVING THE WORLD. ONE MURDER AT A TIME. Edward Zero is the perfect execution machine – a spy who breaks the rules to get things done. When a stolen device appears in the center of a long-running conflict, Zero comes to retrieve it. The problem is, the device is inside a living, breathing, bio-modified terrorist and there’s an entire army after it.

“Five years later, the agency find out the truth about it, and about everything I have done since,” final sentence from Zero #1.

Edward Zero is the newest spy to hit the comic book world. Writer Alex Kot delivers a strong first issue with solid ending to where you want to read issue two, now. The main character Zero is your stereotypical Wolverine, Jason Bourne type character. Zero has all the traits; gruff, rogue and an absolute killer.

The book takes place in 2038 with flashbacks to 2018. Kot does a good job of introducing all the main characters, telling a single issue story and adding a few twists along the way.

Zero has a very independent feel to it in reference to the artwork by Michael Walsh. On one hand the art gives a gritty feel but in some action scenes it looks rushed and the backgrounds look simple. Jordie Bellaire’s use of color filters on panels were affective and added to the story.

Story: 9/10 • Artwork: 7/10 • Overall 8/10

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.