The death of the best gridlocker on the Fuse is still a mystery, and bureaucracy is making the investigation even harder for the Police.
This issue pulls no punches in terms of a shake up: characters die, relationships end and those left will never be the same again. Make no mistake readers this is a cull, but how else can a tree grow?
Not many things can mix fart jokes with crime thriller but Deadly Class #10 takes a pop at it anyway. Marcus tries to get his personal life in order and at the same time, settle a score with an old enemy.
The start of the issue is wrought with angst as Agent Zero and Sophie confront a group of trained killers. What ensues is a brief moment of doubt on Sophie’s part ,a high octane action sequence and some the best colouring available in comics.
Capt. Pollux’s ship has been on the planet for one year, but he got there only two days ago. This is the huge mystery that Drifter asks us to deal with.
Starlight, the best gridlocker on the Fuse, is dead – and her untimely demise might be linked to drugs. Or to at least ten other things.
“We are dragged back to Marcus’ attempt to bring down his nemesis, while at the same time, deciding which girl he wants to give his awkward teenage love to, oh and there’s a bit where they go to a rock concert. I mean, of course there’s a bit where they go to a concert. That’s what people did in the 80s; they plotted murder, then they went to a concert and moshed. Ask your mum.”
Kot’s references range from the more immediate to the very obscure referencing Klaus Kinski, Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbeau , Rumi and Hindu philosophy. Zero #11 taps more into the film almost visually referencing David Cronenberg in terms of the body horror or perhaps Ridley Scott in terms of the Alien homage experienced within the first few pages
Like its namesake, the story takes its time to grow, roots connecting with other character acts and developments, on the way to a singular connective endpoint. In short: Trees is series of microcosms based around a character reacting to the wake of gigantic tree-esque organisms that have infested the earth. Governments collapsed, new ones took form, cities were largely destroyed or became husks. There is no counting to what happened to every tree-site yet, but so far the negatives outweigh the positives for humanity.
Zero is an utterly lavish comic book, a true wonder of both graphic design and graphic storytelling. Focusing on a near anonymous spy- Agent Zero, this series chronicles his defection from the world of wet-works and espionage, with all the convoluted, gory details in-between.