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PREVIEW: Generation Zero #1

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If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.

Valiant Entertainment’s “The Future of Valiant” campaign will continue this August with the release of GENERATION ZERO#1 on August 24 from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Francis Portela (FAITH).

This campaign kicks off in July with the release of FAITH#1 and will continue througout 2016 with the release of seven new series that Valiant says will introduce “an innovative array of new concepts and characters” which they hope will firmly establish “Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today.”

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Valiant Entertainment was nice enough to send along some preview pages from OPERATION ZERO #1 which follows HARBINGER alums Animalia, Cloud, Cronus, and The Telic through high school.

Here’s Valiant’s official synopsis for the series kickoff.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this tempestuous band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade…

Here’s a gallery of the pages that we received as a preview.

I’ve recently been catching up on HARBINGER and HARBINGER WARS so seeing these characters outside of that arena really piques my interest. While I’m not a big fan of high school as a setting in my comics, this totally makes sense because of the ages of the characters. This definitely looks interesting to me and I plan on checking it out next month when it releases.

Check out our gallery of variant covers below and let us know in the comments if you plan on picking this up as well.

GENERATION ZERO #1 
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY 
Cover B by TOM MULLER 
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ 
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO 
Variant Cover by KANO 
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY 
Blank Cover Also Available 
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)

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