ARVID NELSON (W), MATT CAMP (A), and DAVE STEWART (C)
On sale Jan 23
Thirty-four years after a massive nuclear war, New York City is almost entirely submerged in caustic water and dominated by brutal gangs who live in a semi-feudal society in New York's battered skyscrapers. Zero is a "trash man," hunting down renegade gang members while he dreams of escaping across the seas to the now-mythical continent of Africa, a supposedly flourishing land untouched by nuclear fires. In this issue, a guerrilla strike throws JOCOM's plans into a tailspin, and a mysterious metal briefcase goes missing. Agents of a powerful African prince have hired Zero to track down JOCOM's precious case, and Zero sets out for the most dangerous part of the city, hoping to see his greatest dream realized. "Li'l Rascals," the latest Zero Killer episode, promises intense action, bizarre new characters, the contents of the mysterious case . . . and a psychopathic gang of post-apocalyptic tiny tots!
"Arvid Nelson's post-apocalyptic series Zero Killer suggests something as complicated and personality-driven as Give Me Liberty in its prime . . . Matt Camp's finely detailed art and Nelson's ear for simple, punchy dialogue and characterization make for solid hooks."