Zero #5

Zero #5

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Will Tempest Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jan 22, 2014

    All-in, Zero itself has been an impressive title for Image and an ideal showcase of and introduction to Ales Kot's increasingly more daring yet palatable fiction, as well as those artists he has chosen to work with on its telling. But issue five transcends even Kot's most experimental work and becomes, at least in my opinion, a fantastic exemplar of form. For that reason, and because I am infinitely more intrigued with where this story will go and the series of events that has and will take it there, Zero #5 has officially become the issue to beat in the nascent days of 2014. You should be reading this series just to get to this issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Lawrence Arboleda Jan 28, 2014

    Zero #5, while a slow-burner, is so well executed on many fronts that it deserves nothing less than a perfect score. I can't think of a better way to conclude this first arc. In Zero, Ales Kot continues to push forward the boundaries of the comic book medium to stunning effect, and if you're not reading this series, you're missing out on something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jan 21, 2014

    "Zero" is only 5 issues deep and yet it's already established itself as the most scintillating comic books on the shelves. It's not just critically acclaimed, but consistently one of the most entertaining books too. It didn't take long to become a water-cooler series here at Multiversity Comics, and it's easy to see why. Because of Ales Kot's commitment to keep the book thrilling, to meet high standards of quality, to challenge what you think you know, and to put the absolute pitch-perfect creative talent out with every single issue, "Zero" has become one of the finest specimens that the comic book medium has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 22, 2014

    So yes, Zero is great. Another knock-out issue that perfectly concludes the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 24, 2014

    The issue concludes by introducing Edward Zero to a corner of the universe we were all previous unaware of. The unexpected change in directionprovides a strong hook for the series as it progresses. Zero #5 is a smart, efficient comic, and every month brings something new to the table. We've glimpsed where this book will end up, but the journey is something worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Sam Burgess Jan 22, 2014

    In conclusion Zero #5 is another great comic just like the previous 4. Although there isn't too much action the creative team still provide some shocking moments. Development into character's personalities and development into the story also occur which is always great to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 27, 2014

    Issue #5 isn't my favorite issue of "Zero" thus far, but it's just as remarkably done as its predecessors. With that ending, it's switched the rules of the narrative and set up for an exciting new turn come March. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 15, 2014

    While this issue is slower than the ones before it, I'd argue that Ales Kot and company have earned it - too many high-flying set pieces can equal burnout for even the most devoted readers, and there's a lot to be said for setting up the future conflict and intrigue for Edward Zero. Focusing more on atmosphere than action, Zero #5 remains a book worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Jan 21, 2014

    The writing is good even for a slow issue. It is a very dialogue driven issue, which is something that is good once in a while. It wouldn't be something, that I would like to see each issue but this issue works considering the circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 21, 2014

    ZERO continues to tell the story in a way only Ales Kot can. We've been seeing the story of Edward Zero unfold and having a different artist tackle each issue/mission. Kot shifts gears a little by easing back on the action as we find out more of Zero's status after the brutal events of the last issue. You'll find yourself pulled into the atmosphere of the story. There's no telling what Kot has planned next. Read Full Review

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