What happens when you’re raised in a small town with no way out? Better yet, what if that town was built in a spaceship that crashed into a planet that can’t sustain human life? For Alea and her friends, unimaginable danger is as common as a game of dodgeball.
Today we’re proud to announce OUTPOST ZERO, Skybound’s first YA series. Eisner-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever (The Waiting Place, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane), artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, Eisner-nominated colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu (Green Valley) and letterer Ariana Maher put the ups and downs of growing old in a sci-fi pressure cooker.
The first double-sized issue hits store July 11th. We can’t wait to share the mysteries and wonder of the Frost with you.
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
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 #1 (Diamond code: MAY180043) hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 11th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 18th.
OUTPOST ZERO #1
STORY: SEAN KELLEY MCKEEVER
ART/COVER: ALEXANDRE TEFENKGI & JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
48 PAGES | Full Color | Teen | $4.99
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 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…
Explore the mysteries and wonder of the Frost in this oversized debut issue by Eisner-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever, artist Alexandre Tefenkgi and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu.