Outpost Zero #1

Writer: Sean McKeever Artist: Alexandre Tefenkgi, Jean-Francois Beaulieu Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 5
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8.6User Rating

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Welcome to Outpost Zero, the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed-but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant to support human life, something stirs. Something sees...

Explore the mysteries and wonder of the Frost in this oversized debut issue by Eisner-winning writer SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER, artist ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI, and colorist JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Max Sisco Jul 3, 2018

    Outpost Zero #1 perfectly balances world building with immersive characterization and art that fits the tone and story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Chelsea Weaver Smith Jul 12, 2018

    McKeever and Tefenkgi have built a nearly flawless foundation for their little world on Outpost Zero. I look forward to following the series in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 18, 2018

    McKeever has created some pretty compelling characters and a narrative that is both ominous and hopeful. The characters really drive this story and you find yourself engaged with all of them on certain levels. It's great storytelling that has hooked me. I want to know what happens next for these characters and their colony. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 5, 2018

    Outpost Zero #1 is a great introduction to this world and its characters. The premise is solid, the characters are interesting, and the art is excellent. Plenty of intriguing plot threads are set up, but the first installment still has a lot of story to tell on its own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 16, 2018

    'Outpost Zero' is an immersive character-driven sci-fi drama that draws you in with relatable themes and smart characters. Despite being an over-sized issue the story flew by and McKeever has only scratched the surface of what's to come. This is as flawless a debut as you'll find in comics.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 11, 2018

    This might be a story about an alien world where a dome may fail and everyone dies from freezing to death, but it also stars characters who are focused on what's next in their lives and what their role in society will be… and relationships with each other. As I said, put this in any-town America and the story could work, even the freezing weather aspect. There's a grounded aspect to it all that makes it stand out as a series I can't wait to read more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Jun 7, 2018

    OUTPOST ZERO #1's premise about teenagers coming of age in a planet they hardly know feels like a familiar story. However, once it gets going, the creators offer enough intrigue to grab and hold a reader's attention. Its greatest strengths are Sean Kelley McKeever's diverse teenage cast, the excellent art from Alexandre Tefengki, and the wonderful coloring of Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Dexter Buschetelli Jul 16, 2018

    Not a perfect book, but worth weathering a storm for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jul 10, 2018

    McKeever's storytelling shines through as he slowly reveals the plot to Outpost Zero. Complimenting his storytelling is Beaulieu and Tefenkgi's artwork, which creates the worlds within and outside the outpost. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Sam King Jun 6, 2018

    This story gripped me, and I can honestly say I'm psyched to see what comes next. I hope it doesn't end up letting me down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jul 11, 2018

    A slow burn at first, this oversized first issue of Outpost Zero soon picks up enough that you don't want to put the issue down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 25, 2018

    This issue does what Skybound books do best: leaves you badly wanting to know what happens next. It seems outwardly simple, but this book is layered, character-driven, and deceptively complex. The creative team behind Outpost Zero #1 has planted some compelling seeds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 14, 2018

    Who knows what lurks in the minds of survivors, or out on the planet itself? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 19, 2018

    Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Alexandre Tefenkgi have created quite a gorgeous world for us to dive into, while Sean Kelley McKeever has written a smart, captivating tale about a conceivable future with plenty of intriguing storylines that beg to weaved. The cliffhanger we're left with is a doozy. Outpost Zero is one comic you shouldn't forget to pick when it drops on July 11th. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - D. J. Baldock Jul 11, 2018

    Outpost Zero #1 is a character-driven story, that introduces a large cast, and hints of larger, more ominous things to come. It does end on an almost hasty note, and does not answer some burning questions, but hopefully these loose threads will be tied up in the future. Outpost Zero #1 is available today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Jul 11, 2018

    For a debut issue this book does a great job introducing its characters and their environment. It is an oversized issue, and the additional pages are well utilized and needed. There is a lot here and it McKeever and Tefekgi do a good job leaving readers wanting more. If youre looking for a good sci fi book to really sink your teeth into this issue is worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 29, 2018

    This story could really take off over the next few issues and if it does, I'll be happy to be along for the ride. As it sits now though, I don't feel like the first issue did enough to sink its hooks into the reader. The last few pages were captivating and I do want to find out what in the world happened, but I also had a hard time connecting with the characters and in a book that relies so heavily on the reader's desire to do so, that could be a problem. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Jul 11, 2018

    All with the fascinating Aliene-sque backdrop of a wonderfully drawn setting, the bright colours popping out the page against dark inked shading, culminating in what the author summed up beautifully, An ending and a beginning, both of them forming at once, separate yet entangled. Outpost Zero is well worth a look if youre in the mood for beginning a new journey into the stars through a familiar pair of teenage eyes. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Corps - Michael Jones Jul 11, 2018

    The characters aren't exactly memorable, to the point where I was under the impression that Alea and Steven are brother and sister (in some panels they are even drawn to look similar), but they are not siblings. There is a rather large cast of characters, and since they are drawn similarly, I found myself having to go back and double check which character was which. Read Full Review

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