Image takes a trip to "Outpost Zero" from Sean Keeley McKeever, Alexandre Tefenkgi and Jean-Francois Beaulieu this July
You should know by now, if you've been reading Comics Now for a while, that we love quirky sci-fi. Thankfully, the ever reliable folks at Image Comics have us covered as they've announced a new series, due this July. Outpost Zero, from writer Sean Kelley McKeever, artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, follows the inhabitants of the frozen world Outpost as they attempt to survive the supposedly uninhabitable wasteland.
THIS JULY, DISCOVER OUTPOST ZERO: THE SMALLEST TOWN IN THE UNIVERSE
All-new teen-friendly sci-fi adventure kicks off with a double-sized debut issue
PORTLAND, OR, 04/12/2018 — Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment invite you to explore the mysteries and wonder of the Frost this July as Eisner-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever (The Waiting Place, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane), artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu bring you your new favorite series: OUTPOST ZERO.
In Outpost Zero, the people work the land, go to the fights every Friday night, and tuck their children into bed—but the Outpost is no place for dreams or aspirations. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood on a frozen world never meant to support human life, something stirs. Something sees...
“For my first comic book work in several years, I wanted to go somewhere extremely personal to me, but I wanted to explore the existential questions we all wrestle with at the same time,” said McKeever. “I'm thrilled that Skybound reached out to me to do just that, and that we took the time to find the right artist in Alexandre, who's brought this strangely familiar world to life with the help of Jean-Francois Beaulieu's lovely color work.”
“Since the beginning, I’ve always followed my heart when choosing the stories I’d draw,” said Tefenkgi. “To be able to feel involved, I need to be touched by the authenticity of the characters, by their personality, their aspirations and their contradictions. The first time I read OUTPOST ZERO, I knew it was a story I had to draw. The life of these humans in an alternative future simply captivated me. I’ve been lucky to be able to contribute to this comic with such a great team made of talented artists like Sean and Jean-François.”
Outpost Zero will hit comic shops and digital retailers on July 11.