ZED #1-3 (of 4)
Writer and Artist: Michael Gagne
One of the stranger comics I've seen in awhile, Michael
Gagne's ZED distinguishes itself by being extremely
ZED is the extraordinarily fast-paced story of a
sweet-natured and intelligent young alien who, during a
demonstration of his invention, ends up destroying the most
highly populated planet in the galaxy. Gagne jolts and disarms
the reader by offering up spare, charming art and purposefully
simplistic dialogue against a narrative filled with ghastly
and unpredictable events. Imagine Dr. Seuss incoporating some
Druillet into his art, and then drawing a story written by
Jack Kirby and that furry guy with the bowler from
"Moonshadow" and you kind of get the idea...hopefully.
Anyway, besides being almost unbearably cruel to the
sweet-natured main character, the point of these three issues
is a bit elusive. But ZED is a fascinating read
nonetheless and warrants following through to its conclusion.
It's all very strange.
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