Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett reunite for “Section Zero” from Image Comics
If you read a bunch of mainstream comics from the Nineties, you wont have to go very far before you see the names “Karl Kesel” and “Tom Grummett.” Kesel was a prolific inker and writer, working on titles like Legends, Daredevil, and Superman, and Grummett was one of the most popular pencilers of the day, turning in some iconic work on The Adventures of Superman and Robin. Together, the duo created the Superboy (with rad leather jacket and sweet fade) who debuted as part of the “Reign of the Supermen” story arc, and collaborated on the character’s solo title as well.
In 2000 the pair launched Section Zero for Image Comics, a title that followed a group that investigated strange phenomena on behalf of the United Nations. The title was short-lived, but today Image have announced that Kesel and Grummett will relaunch the book this April. Not only that, but they’re bringing along some of the best names in comics to provide variant covers: Walt Simonson, Adam Hughes, and the late, great Mike Wieringo are just a few of the names attached. It’s described as “Jack Kirby meets The X-Files,” so be sure to order multiple copies after you check out the details below.
LEGENDARY CREATORS KARL KESEL AND TOM GRUMMETT RETURN THIS APRIL TO THEIR CREATOR-OWNED ADVENTURE SERIES SECTION ZERO
PORTLAND, OR 01/14/2019 — The award winning 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. The science-fiction adventure is set to launch from Image/Shadowline Comics 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.”
Section Zero will feature alternate covers by super-star artists including Walter Simonson, George Perez, Adam Hughes, Dave Gibbons, Mike Wieringo, and many more!
Writer/inker Karl Kesel noted: “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 by Cover A by Kesel & Grummett (Diamond Code FEB190024), Cover B by Walter Simonson (Diamond Code FEB190025), and Cover C by Jerry Ordway (Diamond Code FEB190026).
Section Zero will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Section Zero #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers this April.