Starting Things Off!
Issue of the Year--Zero #18
wrote in-depth about the 18th issue of "Zero" and how I felt it could be interpreted when it came out, and that a comic could spur myself and so many others to comment on our opinions of just what "Zero" might have meant (in terms of an overall message) says a lot about how this comic touched us.
"Zero" was a series about a man named Edward Zero who did terrible things for the United States before leaving his agency and being forced to come back when things went horribly wrong. However, "Zero" is also a comic about childhood trauma and having our joyful youth snatched away from us, harming not only our childhood but future children impacted by a world ruined by those who never got to grow into healthy individuals. "Zero" however is also about the concept of Universes, good-and-evil, if we as humans are genetically built to be cruel monsters or in fact have a goodness in us that just needs the evil cast-out to survive.
Lotay's art and Kot's writing manifest into what I can say is without a doubt my favorite comic of 2015. I was sad when I heard "Zero" was ending, but boy did it end in a way that was flat-out majestic and superb.