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Zed #5

Following his apparent death, ZED is transported to the afterworld where a meeting with God provides answers to his many queries. The big question is: where will ZED go from here?

Michel Gagne's work on Zed continues to be strong in the fifth installment of the series. I was first introduced the Gagne's work in the Zed TPB. I noted many things about the series that I loved. It was imaginative, outrageous, full of fun and seemed to be more than it was at first glance. It was a series that sometimes looked as though it was directed at children, but clearly had aspects to it that were more adult. There was violence and death, but also innocence and playfulness.

I also remember the fact that the series seemed to continue at a break neck pace. Zed's journey was one that never seemed to let up. It wasn't so much a negative as just a part of the series. Zed #5 comes across as a little slower and a more laid back. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the pacing of the issue just that by reading an individual issues instead of a TPB there is less to take in.

Issue #5 finds Zed in limbo. You could call it Heaven, the afterlife or even a different plane of existence. It doesn't really matter but it is where Zed finds himself after the events of issue #4. Gagne continues to impress me with his imaginative illustrations and ideas. His work brings to mind Dr. Seuss, especially the designs of "God" and Zed's race in particular. Ideas such as the "Purification Bubble," "Heaven's Gate," and Zed's, borrowed, bio-organic ship are just some of the great ideas Gagne has put into this book.

The writing side of Zed is just as pleasant. I adore how each character in Zed's in a very blunt manner. Each time Zed asks a question he tends to receive a very blunt and honest answer. Most of the characters, surprisingly even the dead ones, have a very positive outlook and it left me laughing a few times.

Zed is a fun book. I could spend a few more paragraphs talking about the positive aspects of the series but it would probably be better if you gave it a look yourself. Zed has managed to capture my interest in much the same manner as The Adventures of Mia by Enrico Casarosa. Both creators have crafted a world, or Universe in this case, using their own imaginations. Through the eyes of the characters were are allowed to explore those universes and it has so far been a fun ride.


Sean Clement
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