Young People On A Frozen World In Peril: Outpost Zero From Skybound In June
by Hannah Means Shannon
Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have a new space-based tale arriving in June led by Eisner-winning writer Sean Kelley McKeever (The Waiting Place, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane), artist Alexandre Tefenkgi, and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu.
In Outpost Zero, people live a limited life of work and recreation, but don’t have dreams or aspirations. “To survive is ambitious enough”, as Image say, but as Alea and her friends approach adulthood, something on their frozen world wakes up.
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. 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. 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.