Zero #6

Zero #6

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Vanessa R Del Rey, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Large Hadron Collider. Edward Zero's newly gained knowledge. A man with a plan to end the universe so a better one can be born.

They all connect here.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Mar 25, 2014

    Del Rey doesn't sling ink as much as she bathes the page in the stuff. Her impressionist's eye gives this story about an assassin and assassinations an unreal and ethereal veritas. She kills quick with sawtooth panels and shadowy compositions before Zero and Nova face off and the story becomes all sourness and light. Del Rey distills her talent into a single image, the horses. An image so enigmatic it haunts the narrative and on its own makes Zero #6 a leader for best single of 2014. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 20, 2014

    While “Zero” #5 was arguably a bigger game changer from a plot and thematic standpoint, “Zero” #6 shakes things up on a very emotional level. Of course, the exact emotion that's elicited will vary from reader. Built on the foundation of one enigmatic question, “Where did the horses go?”, the issue is the very definition of abstract. Kot has literally opened a door to infinite possibilities, and it will be fascinating to see just which one he chooses to take us through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges Mar 18, 2014

    Zero #6 works well even with all that is happening. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Mar 19, 2014

    Ales Kot does it again! Another stellar issue with the help of Vanesa Del Rey whose charcoal lines and dark shading made this issue come to life. The motion and paneling make the action so real and the storytelling surreal. This team knows when to have a page with more negative space than panels, when to use diagonally aligned panels and when to have epic two page-spreads. Everything is beautiful both in words and pictures, I thoroughly recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Mar 22, 2014

    No book sticks in my head the way Zero does. I always need to sit and digest what I experienced. Zero #6 starts the new arc on the right foot. I just wish this talented, shifting team of collaborators would stop breaking my heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Mar 19, 2014

    A man at the end of his life had a story to tell. After six issues of Zero, readers will not just wonder what else he has to say, but desperately hope the trigger remains still long enough to understand it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Joshua Reifler Mar 20, 2014

    Zero takes what could be a genericBourne Identity knock-offstory and adds just enough sci-fi and future elements to feel competely novel. Ales Kot and Vanesa Del Rey team up well to create an issue that both tense and dramatic. One last particularly interesting element is Kot's insertion of recorded transcripts of text documenting military observations of the events that just took place in the issue. While not essential, it's a subtle touch that creates the sense that Zero's world is a living breathing place with it's own history. While admittedly not garnering the same amount of buzz as writers like Brian K. Vaughn or Mark Millar, we predict within a few short years fans will be clamoring for a copy of whatever Ales Kot's name appears on for any book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 19, 2014

    ZERO continues its frenetic and in-your-face pace. Ales Kot keeps the action flowing and adds more pieces to the story. Vanesa Del Rey's art style fits the story nicely and delivers a great sequence of action and violence, showing what Zero's world is all about. There are a couple slight moments of confusion but provided you're invested in the story and have been paying attention, you'll be hanging onto every page and panel. ZERO is a series where you'll find yourself wanting to re-read each issue over and over again. With each new issue, you'll find and appreciate the hints and bits of information that you only just discovered. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Mar 19, 2014

    The thing I've been digging about Zero the most is that it truly is unlike any book out there right now, visually or otherwise. The minimalist cast is intriguing, too, as that's far from anything as well. Kot has time to dedicate to each character, giving them their own distinct personality and voice, and not have to worry about cramming in another eight or nine characters per scene. Though this issue isn't exactly a strong jumping-on point, there's still time to catch up and enjoy some visual feasts as well as seeing a star in the making with Kot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Mar 19, 2014

    In the end, Zero is a read you should definitely be consuming, but issue six felt like a weird hiccup in an otherwise exceptional feast. Read Full Review

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