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Outpost Zero, Vol. 1

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  13 reviews
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 l ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Image Comics
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I would've rated this higher but I found myself flipping back wondering what I missed, why the guy went in the airlock, what the secret behind the other guy being disliked was, why they waited so long to deal with the ice ... just lots of questions and no answers, which is annoying since this is a full volume.

It doesn't just end with a cliffhanger, every issue is confusing. Or maybe I'm dense? Totally possible.

Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4

Total review score: 2.875
A young adult, sci-fi mystery that takes place on another planet, which, at times, feels almost like a slice of life...but isn't.

I don't know. I liked it though. So that's something.

*read in singles*
Diane Hernandez
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: edelweiss
If you are a young adult and are not adopted, you may enjoy Outpost Zero Vol 1, a space opera set in the far future.

Sometime in the future, Denis and his wife, Jann, are on the Discovery Team, who look for life on their alien planet. Their 14-year-old daughter, Alea, wants desperately to join them so she secures a spot as an intern for the Team. Alea’s boyfriend, Steven, believes the Discovery Team is too dangerous but Alea isn’t swayed.

The family lives in the Outpost, a artificially created bio
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This is usually the part where I write a small summary of the book. But I don't know how right now...
I guess the plot felt a bit messy to me and it took me a long time to grasp how the world worked and honestly I'm still not sure I got it. To me, that meant that I had trouble getting into the story.
Sure, the characters were pretty interesting but since I didn't really get their world, I had trouble getting them
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
I finally found myself time to write few sentences to this. I was pleasantly surprised when I read first issue. This story is pretty interesting from the beginning to the end. All characters are very likable, some pretty compelling. But it is not just them what made me to love this and continue with reading issue by issue. It's storytelling. Narration is excellent, art is amazing, coloring by Jean-Francois Beaulieu is beautiful. Plot progression is really slowly but not boring. Can't wait to see ...more
Warnings: suicidal ideation

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 hers
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
There's a great book in here trying to get out – it's just there's a lot of other stuff in the way, preventing it. In some future time, an intergalactic ark full of human life has crash-landed on a horrendously cold, stormy planet, and the survivors must stay maintaining their position in their biome habitat, complete with fake sunny sky, endless food supply and warmth. But the position is ever tenuous – and, if the blurb is to be believed – although it's not even in the book – something is out ...more
Arden Belrose
3.5/5 stars

This story was okay. I liked the elements of danger and mystery. The characters were diverse and dynamic. You've got Asians, Africans, Caucasians and adoptive kids. Questions of humanity are peppered throughout and gives food for thought. I was saddened by one aspect in this story, which I can't tell for spoiler reasons.

The illustration style is like that of sketches with lightly fuzzy edges, less polished. I got confused once determining who was Steven and who was Sam. Sam's darker
Paul Decker
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

This comic takes place on a generation ship turned colony. Alea is the 14 year old protagonist. A friend of hers appears to have committed suicide. The colony has many difficulties. It has a small town feel with a loose government that is pretty much organized like a company with different groups controlling different aspects. The inter-team conflicts lend to some fun politics.

This comic doesn't re
Adam Stone
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
This coming of age in space trope is pretty popular in television, film, books, and comics right now. With so much material on a given, very specific, subject you need something to stand out. For me, this story built too slow, and relied to much on dialogue.

While the dialogue, itself, was well-written and seemed very realistic, it didn't constantly push the narrative forward, so I found myself getting bored with it.

It's a perfectly fine story if you love post-apocalyptic coming of age in space
Chris Thompson
This is a slow build sci-fi with some early emotional moments and an intriguing setting. But it builds too slowly. By the end of this arc, not enough is revealed of the story or world to make it very engaging. Even the “cliffhanger” ending is just meh. I might stick around because I like sci-fi, but this needs to start going somewhere more interesting soon.
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You know the old story of kids coming of age, trapped in a crappy nowhere town, and dreaming of something more? With science fiction, you can turn it up to 11. So the nowhere town is a battered biome, stuck on a frozen world by a crashed generation ship, and that dreaming of the bright lights elsewhere may really be just a dream, because the radio's bust and they don't quite know how to fix it, so it's entirely possible they're all that's left of humanity anywhere. And even going to the frozen w ...more
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Skye Kilaen
Overall this was an enjoyable read, but oh wow, such horrible comments about adoption.
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After writing indie comics (such as the ensemble teen-drama The Waiting Place) for six years, Sean got his big break writing an issue of The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics in 2001. Since then, Sean has written hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, including notable runs on Sentinel, Inhumans, Mystique, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Gravity, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, B ...more