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Category Zero #1

Writer: Adem Kiamil Artist: Tom Lima Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
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Earth's entire population has become infected with an airborne virus, but only one percent have the specific gene required to activate it. These individuals begin to develop unusual abilities due to the rare gene. In most cases these abilities are harmless, but in a few isolated cases they become extremely dangerous. Because of this threat, all One Percenters are forced into isolated facilities for further testing. Under the guise of being a research company searching for a cure, Sanaxus carries out barbaric tests on One Percenters with their own secret agenda in mind - until a cataclysmic event at a minimum security camp involving One Percen more

  • 6.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 7, 2018

    Category Zero #1 is another more realistic look at superheroes. This has been done a lot, but so have many other story tropes. The key will be if the creators can make this a truly original story and set it apart from everything else. It gets off to a pretty solid start; not the greatest #1 issue ever, but I will be on board for at least one more issue to see where it goes. The art is solid comic book art; I have my likes and dislikes, I would have really liked to have seen more background detail to really bring this world to life though. Overall Category Zero #1 is an interesting concept that we will have to wait and see if it fully blooms or dwindles away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Valiant Son Aug 16, 2019

    It's okay. It does feel a little bit underwritten, however. Narration boxes and thought bubbles are much derided these days, but they can be used very effectively to build a world and a story. They would definitely have helped here. There is plenty about this world that could have been better developed, and I don't care about the characters because I have been given no reason to: they are not three dimensional. It is unclear whether Sarah, the female lecturer, or her daughter (who has no name) are dead at the end of the issue. If they are then they are nothing more than plot devices, and we have been cheated.

    Storywise, there is a potential waste in the opening scenes. If none of the characters from 20 years ago are returned to more

  • 7.5
    Santillan Jun 17, 2019

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