Comic Review: Section Zero #1 (Image)

From Image, there emerges an all-ages action book, full of adventure and promise. Section Zero #1, written by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, with Grummett on art duty as well, […]

From Image, there emerges an all-ages action book, full of adventure and promise. Section Zero #1, written by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, with Grummett on art duty as well, manages to squeeze a lot in its debut issue.

It’s about a team that circles the earth in a cool space ship, searching for paranormal beasts. Oh, there’s an alien helper, who keeps things childlike and enthusiastic. And the team: Sam and Tina, weapon-wielding heroes, who fight using hand to hand combat.

It’s reminiscent of 1970s and 1980’s Marvel comics, to my mind. The line quality, the dramatic poses, the strong linear feel to the panel layouts. Colouring works on its behalf too, Ben Dimagmaliw’s palette nicely enhancing the script.

It’s fun, dramatic but not ‘dark’. Like Men In Black combined with Ghostbusters, with ‘Herb Trimpe Hulk’ visual stylings. But all ages! As you were!

Image, Section Zero #1, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. All ages!

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!