As part of their Future of Valiant promotion, Valiant has sent over an advanced lettered preview of Generation Zero #1. The new series debuts on August 24th from writer Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Francis Portela (Faith) and focuses on the characters of Animalia, Cloud, Cronus and The Telic as they head off to high school.
These are the children of an experimental strike team that were taken by Project Rising Spirit and trained to be psychic soldiers. Now they are free of the corporation and are trying to be teenagers and fight for kids like them. Kind of like the A-Team for desperate teens, they even use a slogan similar to the opening of the 80s TV show: If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.
One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this tempestuous band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…
The first issue features covers by Stephen Mooney (Half-Past Danger), Tom Muller (Divinity), Pere Perez (Faith), Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark), Kano (Swamp Thing), and Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars).