Image Comics set to bring back Section Zero, by Kesel and Grummett

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After nearly 14 years, the acclaimed team of writer Karl Kesel (Superboy, Harley Quinn) and artist Tom Grummett (X-Men Forever, The Death of Superman, Superboy) return to their fan-favorite, critically acclaimed series, Section Zero.

This original science-fiction classic was a mere three issues, but now back where it started with a longer run ahead, published under Image (and Shadowline) this April.

Section Zero kicks off with Part One: “Ground Zero,” where readers meet a team of fearless adventurers. Together the crew uncovers the secrets behind UFOs, monsters, and lost civilizations in a story that can best be described as, “Jack Kirby does The X-Files.”

Writer/inker Karl Kesel said in the news recent release: “Ever since 2000, Tom and I have constantly tried to bring Section Zero back. Almost two decades later, we finally found a way to finish what we’d begun. The cherry on top is seeing the book return to where it all started—Image Comics.”

Grummett added: “Section Zero has excited me since day one. It’s exciting to see it return home to Image Comics, where it all began. Hang on to something! It’s going to be a wild ride!”

Section Zero #1 will have three covers: Cover A (above) by Kesel & Grummett, Cover B by Walter Simonson, and Cover C by Jerry Ordway. Above is cover A. Here below are B and C. More alternate covers are said to follow, by other super-star artists including George Perez, Adam Hughes, Dave Gibbons, Mike Wieringo.

 

Section Zero will arrive this April at comic stores everywhere and through popular digital comics apps, this April.

 

Image Comics brings parallel-Earth adventure in RETCON, this September

Writer Matt Nixon (Wolverine) and artist Toby Cypress (Rodd, Racer, Blue Estate) will team up for an all-new time-hopping paranormal series, Retcon, from Image Comics.

In Retcon, a group of paranormal adventurers faced with an impossible threat keep shutting down alternative timelines in order to prevent the ultimate destruction of the solar system. This is only to find themselves reinvented in a similar—albeit retconned situation—back in issue #1 on a parallel Earth, facing the same enemy.

“Artist Toby Cypress and I set out to make Retcon a ‘craft’ comic book,” said Nixon. “We took our time and made sure from layout to panel design to colors and letters—every piece fits, nothing was rushed. We made the best book that we could, and we believe it will find its audience.”

Cypress added, “Matt’s story is like David Lynch doing a few episodes of X-Files, it’s weird, over the top, and subtle all at once.”

RETCON #1 will hit stores this September 2017.