Dark Horse reintroduces Brian Wood’s Channel Zero

It’s been three years out of print, but Dark Horse Comics is rewarding the patient with the complete collection of Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed Channel Zero.

“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation…Someone’s remembered what comics are for,” said Warren Ellis, once upon a time.

Brian Wood may have Demo, DMZ, and The Massive to his credit, but in 1997 he left his defining mark on comic shelves with Channel Zero, a forward-thinking piece of comics medium love that smashed art, politics, and graphic design together. With it’s cutting-edge media manipulation and freedom of expression themes, Channel Zero reads like it was written yesterday.

What’s that say about the world? Or how awesome Wood is.

“Channel Zero is literally the start of my comics career, the first proper comic I ever made, and as such as informed everything that’s come after it, especially DMZ and the upcoming THE MASSIVE.” Tells Brian Wood.  “It also put me and Becky Cloonan together, helping build a creative partnership that has lasted a decade.  This edition here is the definitive one, including everything worth printing, including a color section that includes the original covers to the single issues.”

The Channel Zero collection will house the original series, the prequel Jennie One (illustrated by Becky Cloonan), the best of the two Public Domain design books, and fifteen years of extras, short stories, unused art, and other rarities. With an all-new cover by Wood and an introduction by Warren Ellis, this is clearly the definitive collection.

The only bad news is The Channel Zero Collection is on sale May 30th, 2012. Not now.

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