Welcome to Outpost Zero: the smallest town in the universe. The people there work the land, go to the fights every Friday night,
and tuck their children into bed... but the Outpost is no place for dreams. To survive is ambitious enough. As Alea and her friends graduate to adulthood under the artificial sky of a faulty biome, on a frozen world never meant to support human life... something stirs. Something sees.
Explore the mysteries and wonder of the
Frost in this collection by Eisner-winning writer SEAN KELLEY McKEEVER, artist
ALEXANDRE TENGFENKI, and colorist JEAN-FRANCOIS
Collects OUTPOST ZERO
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Outpost Zero is a mystery set in a science fiction novel – that is the simplest way to describe it. It tells of a small colony of humans residing in a biome on an icy planet, and their way of life is sustained by maintaining it close to Earth conditions (so don’t go expecting a futuristic city here), and pretending to ignore what is outside. However, they have a Discovery Team, whose job is to explore the region outside the biome, and Alea’s parents are on it. She herself wants to join it, and hopes to go forth into uncharted territory, quite opposite in dreams to her best friend, who belongs to the faction of people who think that opening the airlock is a security risk. That is an ideological issue for the colony’s residents, as they figure out how to survive during a Cell (a storm-like thing that dumped tonnes of ice on their biome, essentially trapping them) and how best to calm its citizens. The mystery arrives somewhere halfway, as a breach challenges Alea to find out the truth, as well as hints about the origin of the colony strewn about through another character POV. The artwork is pretty good, full color and rendered quite well, but these is a problem with the progression of scenes. Additionally, it is very confusing in its setting and doesn’t lend itself to explaining much, expecting the reader to fill the gaps as it goes, which along with the fact that it is a mystery, makes for a distracting reading experience. On the whole, an interesting start, but I would like it better if the storytelling is improved.