Channel Zero (comics)

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Channel Zero
Page count
144 (2000 edition) pages
Publisher Image Comics[1]
AiT/Planet Lar
Creative team
Writers Brian Wood
Artists Brian Wood
Original publication
Date(s) of publication
1997 (serial), 2000 (collected), 2012
ISBN 0967684749

Channel Zero is a graphic novel by Brian Wood set in a near-future New York City.[1]

The character Jennie 2.5 also appears in Wood's The Couriers

Publication history[edit]

Channel Zero was first published by Image Comics in 1997 as a serial before being collected as a standalone work by AiT/Planet Lar in 2000. In 2002, Public Domain: A Channel Zero design book was released, and a sequel, Channel Zero: Jennie One, appeared a year later.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The story focuses on Jennie 2.5, a hacker who uses an illegal television channel to urge viewers fight back against New York and America's violent theocracy.

Reception[edit]

Matthew Shaer of The Village Voice described the work as reminiscent of William Gibson,[3] while Keith Giles of Comic Book Resources declared that the novel "established [Wood] early on as a talented artist and writer to keep an eye on".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DePuy, Laura (April 1999). "The Not-So-Distant Future: A Chat with Brian Wood". Sequential Tart II (4). Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Giles, Keith (January 9, 2002). "Brian Wood celebrates 'Brian Wood Month'". CBR News. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ Shaer, Matthew (July 15, 2008). "New York Books - Meet Your Four Father". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 

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