Zero #2

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Shanghai, 2019. An opulent skyscraper party full of terrorists looking for fresh funding. Edward Zero is about to sabotage it big time -- and then the skyscraper starts to vanish, bit by bit. So maybe he should look into that first?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Oct 17, 2013

    I continue to be pretty goddamn enamored with Zero, and am even more interested now in its future given the look this time into its past. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Oct 16, 2013

    The art is fantastic. I just had to say it right there. I mean really spot on stuff and it is different. It's not over the top but it's not undershot either. It's new and exciting and really compliments the words of Kot. Jordie Bellaire has a way of captivating the audience with his art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 19, 2013

    Zero definitely is looking up to being the best new launched book this year (in this reviewers opinion). It captures the same sort of magic that Saga did when it launched and is able to craft complex spy fiction while still maintaining the political allegories and commentaries that have become a staple since the first issue. Zero shows us that war is hell, and that well buy comics to experience this hell. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 17, 2013

    With its unique approach to the creative partnership between writer and artist, Ales Kot's "Zero" has been a resounding success. Thanks to the synergy of Kot and Walsh, the first issue was an action-packed exercise and a ticking timebomb of tension. Here, the second issue is just as good and just as important, even though it couldn't look or feel more different. It will be fun to see what "Zero" becomes as more and more artists and stories begin to fill it out. Smart individual stories look to weave a greater tapestry of who these characters are and what "Zero's" core themes will be. If Kot is good to his word (and I believe that he is), then we can expect the writer and artist to continue to serve the story. If we can expect Ales Kot and his artist to craft stories this good month in and month out, "Zero" is going to be an essential book for anyone who loves the pure craft of comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Oct 27, 2013

    I considered Zero #1 to be a great single issue, but Zero #2 cements this comics status as a great series. Ales Kots vision for Edward Zero and his world is more fully taking shape, and Tradd Moore floored me with heart-rending, career-best work. Is issue #3 out yet? Is it? IS IT? Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 16, 2013

    Zero #2 is a solid issue that allows us room to understand the direction this story is taking, what it's shaping up to be. Here we saw Edward experience his first kill, to be able to prove himself. It was the best moment to show that question of whether what he was doing is right. Bellaire's graphic style really added to this moment when it came to that point where he had to take someone's life. The gore, violence, blood, all coming down to the treatment of the targets they are assigned to take out. They aren't seen as people, men, women, kids, just targets. It allows for more freedom to do things that engage you more as someone who sympathizes with the choices they have to make in order to do what they believe is right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 16, 2013

    Ales Kot delivers another look a passed mission of secret agent, Edward Zero. We've seen agents trained from childhood before but Kot adds little touches that make you curious about what happens next. We've seen him as an adult and by showing us this time period, we know have more questions and a deeper hunger to see more of the time in between. Each issue features a different artist and Tradd Moore steps in to showcase a different time in Zero's life. Jordie Bellaire's colors are the glue that makes it easier to jump from one artist to the next. Zero has become more human in this issue and there's no telling what is going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Oct 16, 2013

    All in all this is a decent issue through and through. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future has for Edward Zero and what missions he is going to go on. If you love stories about spies and espionage definitely check out this title. Zero #2 is a comic by Image Comics. Issue number 3 to be released November 20, 2013, check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 21, 2013

    "Zero" #2 is a bit uneven, but it's an unfiltered and unapologetic look at the origin of a boy who becomes the hardened soldier seen in the prior issue. Its nature makes it emotionally difficult to read, but that's a testament to Kot's skill at evoking such sympathy for the character as a boy, and Kot succeeds in stoking interest in future issues that presumably will fill the gaps in the character's life. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Oct 16, 2013

    Though even if the writing was good, the artwork is certainly not helping matters at all. Instead of the David Aja art clone from last issue, we got Mateus Santoluoco on art duties. His style does not at all fit the tone of the story, with the art being cartoonish and goofy looking at points. Plus, at many points, the body proportions and faces become so ridiculous that it pulls you out of the comic. It's just so hard to take this comic seriously. 4.0 The training scenes are kind of interesting.The two extra features at the end are neat.The characters aren't really memorable.Writing by Ales Kot is a bit dull here.The artwork by Mateus Santoluoco does not fit the story at all. Read Full Review

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