Book Title: Life Zero #1

Book Description: A dark cloud hangs over the city. It moves without the aid of wind. It leaves a trail of dead people in its wake. Nobody seems to know how it happened or what caused it. Everyone has their own theory. The only thing people can agree on is that after the cloud passes the dead rise like zombies and eat the survivors. This is the topic of conversation amongst a Special Ops team as they fly towards their mission in a helicopter. Their mission is to break their captain out of prison after he found himself incarcerated for falling for a setup that led to his assaulting a police officer. The team faces a difficult task. With everything that has transpired can the team infiltrate the jail, find the captain, and get extracted without alerting the guards? Or worse, having zombies detect their presence?

Book Author: Stefano Vietti

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Ablaze Publishing

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Illustrator: Marco Checchetto

  • Story
    (3.3)
  • Interior Art
    (4.5)
  • Cover Art
    (4.6)
  • Dialogue
    (3.2)
  • Mechanics
    (3.2)
  • Editing
    (3.6)
3.7

Summary

Everything about this book screams “future blockbuster action movie” to me. It has high stakes, high intensity action, and multiple plot lines that create intrigue. It has a great foundation.

I would have liked to see more character development. After reading the first issue I didn’t feel a connection with any of the characters. If this was a night of speed dating, that happens sometimes. In a story you need a connection. I am very curious about the cloud’s origins and the reasoning for someone setting up the captain.

Life Zero wasn’t on my radar until I saw it on the shelves at my local comic book store. The artwork on the cover immediately jumped out at me. It’s detailed and powerful. I liked that the entire team was on it. The red skull in the background made everything pop.

As soon as I saw the artwork on the interior pages I knew this book had the potential for greatness. With the exception of a few panels that are blurred because of rain we get clean, crisp, and clear lines from start to finish. If pressed, I couldn’t give you an individual panel that stands out more than any of the others. It’s all that good.

As a geek on a budget I definitely feel like I got my money’s worth from the first issue of Life Zero. I’m looking forward to getting to know the characters better when the next issue comes out.

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