Zero #3

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Mateus Santolouco Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Rio, 2019. Edward Zero looks in a mirror and the mirror gives him unsettling answers. The mirror being Carlyle, ex-Agency spy, holed up in a favela, running his own gang.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Nov 20, 2013

    While Zero conveys well what is at the heart of every spy book, it also does so with a delicious sort of insidiousness. As with much of his work, Kot is not in the business of making things easy for his readers, but in so doing, it's a sure bet that the whole of Zero will be anything but the emptiness that its name implies. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Nov 22, 2013

    "Zero" is far from lacking in ideas. Here, Edward's latest assignment is infiltrating "a Kickstarter for terrorists;" something that would have consisted of the main premise for another book is the background to Kot's story here. The way "Zero" works, with its nonlinear structure, prevents it from giving formal introductions to many characters and as such they're only presented in the moment of what they're doing. Even with no proper "dramatic entrances," Kot's writing manages to make each character memorable; even if only through the short phrases offered to describe each character in the inside of the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Nov 21, 2013

    Zero, Volume 1 'An Emergency' his shelves this February, however I strongly recommend you chase your local retailer for the issues. Failing that, go digital. Great comics, such as this, are few and far between, so why wait? It's simply genius, by Image Comics, my publisher of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 21, 2013

    Kot's story is largely just action, but he does pepper it with enough human interest -- namely, the relationship between Edward and Mina -- so that the ending hits you like a silenced 9mm handgun. Definitely a striking read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 19, 2013

    This issue had a few other twists and reveals that I wouldn't want to spoil for anyone but this was by far the most exciting and perplexing issue of ZERO yet. This series so far has been really fun to follow, having read Kot's previous creator-owned work, you know things are never as simple as they may appear. While it's been fun to watch all these small shots of Edward Zero's life, it'll be interesting to see how this series may end or at least how it will circle around and address the kid with a gun pointed to the back of an elderly Zero's head from the first page of the very first issue that sparked these flashbacks to begin with. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Nov 20, 2013

    Overall, it is a good read. You may actually like the art, but I prefer detail. The story is top-notch, even though it can be predictable. You should definitely put this in your pull list for future issues. Zero #3 is a recurring comic that is published by image comics. It is available at your local comic book shop as well as through digital distribution on November 20th. Make sure to check out Zero #4 when it gets released in December 18. Do you agree with this review? Please comment your thoughts below. Read Full Review

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