Ales Kot’s ZERO isn’t your typical comic book. It’s not your typical spy comic either. Throughout the series, we’ve seen the main character, Edward Zero, during various moments and missions in his life. He hasn’t had an easy life and you have to wonder what the heck gives him the drive to continue.
On a mission with Roman Zizek, his handler, we see another moment for Zero to get into the role he was molded for his entire life. The mission involves questionable things and we don’t necessarily get all the answers nor do we need them. That’s part of the charm of the series, each issue stands alone while adding another piece to the bigger puzzle that is Zero’s life.
And I literally said, “Holy $#!%” when I got to the end.
No complaints here. This is such a dark and twisted story and it really packs a punch. You don’t see a lot of comic stories like this.
Have you been reading ZERO? If not, you owe it to yourself to pick up the first trade and last issue. Edward Zero is a strange and complicated character. As we see the different missions in his life, you never know what’s going to happen next. This issue’s ending is a prime example of that. Matt Taylor’s art fits this particular story nicely. He captures the mood and delivers the final scene perfectly. ZERO is the comic people should be talking about.