Becky Cloonan's Cover For Ales Kot's Zero (UPDATE: Now With Added Paul Pope)

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Zero is the comic from Ales Kot and a bunch of artists – the first issue headlining Michael Walsh. I hear orders are high. They may be higher with the Becky Cloonan cover above. And not too shabby with the Chris Burnham cover below.

ZERO is named for its main character, secret agent Edward Zero, a sociopath who solves problems with violence, a perfect execution machine. He's built his life around certain principles, but ZERO is the story of what happens when his carefully maintained systems break down and Zero must fight not just a war out in the world but one within himself as well.

Each issue will end with this internal struggle producing an indelible change in Zero, and so each issue will be drawn by a different artist. The first issue, in which Zero encounters a bioengineered terrorist whose body is a bomb, is drawn by Michael Walsh, who previously worked on the critically-acclaimed time travel Image series COMEBACK, written by Ed Brisson.

Subsequent issues will be drawn by comics stars like Mateus Santolouco (Dial H, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Morgan Jeske (CHANGE), Tradd Moore (THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE), and Tonci Zonjic (WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?). Kot will write each issue based on the strengths of the artist, and the series will be colored by Jordie Bellaire (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN).

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UPDATE: And now with the exclusive variant Phantom Variant cover for Zero #1 by Paul Pope, the only retailer-exclusive cover for this book.

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