Year Zero #1
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Year Zero #1

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: AWA Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Ramon Rosanas (Star Wars: Age of Resistance) team up to present an epic tale that offers a global look at the Zombie Apocalypse. A Japanese hitman, a Mexican street urchin, an Afghan military aide, a Polar research scientist, a midwestern American survivalist - five survivors of a horrific global epidemic who must draw upon their unique skills and deepest instincts to navigate a world of shambling dead. Year Zero wrestles with the weighty moral and theological questions posed by the pandemic and investigates its cause and possible cure.

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 26, 2020

    Year Zero is such a phenomenal book with a creative team that is top-notch. The simple fact that we get five characters dealing with life in their own way and carrying on and not the same old paint-by-numbers zombie horror book is fabulous. Ben Percy has such a great knack for storytelling and Year Zero is just another example of his talent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Feb 19, 2020

    Overall, Year Zero is a fast paced well written story that balances the horror, action and dramatic elements like a finely orchestrated piece of music. There are crescendos of excitement as well as moments of human drama set against such a variety of backgrounds and environments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 15, 2020

    A fantastic creative team combine to make this one a must read. Between Rosanas and Loughbridge’s artwork the final product doesn’t look like a typical horror comic. Percy’s writing doesn’t read like a typical horror comic. The slow build-up of tension without building to a crescendo by the end of the first issue doesn’t read like a typical horror comic. And Year Zero is so much better for all of this. By making it character driven rather than plot it makes for some interesting and exciting reading, which readers are sure to be drawn into. It’s early days for sure, but just like the rest of AWA’s current line-up, this looks to be another exceptional comic and one not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 30, 2020

    Year Zero debuts with a bang, completely changing the lives of five people as the world falls into chaos around them. We have a lot of questions, like what caused the zombie apocalypse and what makes these folks special, but there's more than enough to grab onto. You might think you've seen it all when it comes to zombies, but you'd be wrong. Year Zero is proof of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 30, 2020

    Do yourself a favor if you pick up Year Zero issue #1, take the time to appreciate nuance throughout the issue, and the world-building taking place along with the effort by the creative team to make each character distinct from each other. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Jun 8, 2020

    Benjamin Percy has set the stage with his story, while Kaare Andrews lures you into wanting to buy this issue with his cover. Ramon Rosanas tells a descriptive story with his art and Lee Loughridge has the colors popping to produce a book that is worth checking out just to see what the zombies will actually look like next issue (hopefully). Glad to see you back again, AWA. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 20, 2020

    The issue is a bit of an uneven start. It's a very slow start and there might be too many different characters introduced. Possibly a quicker pacing may have helped but as is, Year Zero #1 is a bit boring. I want to check out the second issue but the first is a bit of a slog. Zombie fans may dig it but “the meat” isn't gotten to and instead the issue is all character setup. That's needed but as done it doesn't quite work. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 27, 2020

    The five (technically six) vignettes here are full of character and life and while they're engaging, it doesn't quite cohere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comics Golden King May 24, 2020

    Must read this one was real glued on story.

  • 9.5
    Rauld Jul 2, 2020

    really really good take on a zombie story. i'm hooked

  • 8.5
    Liem Duong Jun 22, 2020

    A really cool outake on a zombie Apocalypse, done by upcoming talent, Ben Percy with pencils by Ramon Rosanas. Year Zero is a comic series from AWA Upshot opens around a zombie apocalypse through the perception by multiple characters across the world. You got a hit-man, and war-time refugee, a researcher, and really weird live-in-the-basement kook, you learn about the Apocalypse and each person's life prior and in relation to this out-break.

    Still eh about zombie books, but this is a really unique take with a good start. Might like where this story takes us. Really well written by Percy. It captures each survivor with a different style and outlook, that makes the perception of the zombie apocalypse that much more interesting. Lot more

  • 9.5
    GTMedia Reviews Sep 16, 2020

    I recently reviewed Decorum #2 and praised it for pushing the medium forward. After reading Year Zero #1 I also have to levy similar praise to AWA Studios. This comic also pushes the art-form forward in regards to what can be done using comics as a visual medium of storytelling.

    Like all other AWA titles that I've purchased and reviewed, I didn't have much insight going into this. I recognized Benjamin Percy as the writer of Wolverine and X-Force and honestly that was enough for me to give the book a shot.

    The narrative structure of the comic is totally different from any other comic I've ever read and I'm pretty old. The story I kept thinking about while reading was Cloud Atlas. That story focused on several protago more

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Jul 14, 2020

    Well done narrative to start this story by Percy. Even as they feel apart, the characters are well juxtaposed in the greater picture. Rosanas is great and very well detailed in his art. every panel looks well researched and fits well with the vibe of what's is going on. Loughridge's colors are a great match too and get the tones and hues across well. Great book and I really dislike the whole zombie thing. I hope it doesn't just become a blow stuff up kinda nonsense. We'll see.

  • 10
    fandelabd May 20, 2020

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    tonpas1989 May 20, 2020

  • 8.5
    Phil Heart Aug 20, 2020

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