Valiant is rolling out a bunch of new series and we’ve got a first look at Generation Zero #1 from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente and artist Francis Portela.

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…

“I like to describe this book as ARCHIE meets THE AUTHORITY,” writer Fred Van Lente told Comic Book Resources. “The kids have all the emotional volatility of teenagers with the destructive power of several silos’ worth of nuclear missiles. They don’t adhere to any morality or social norm we recognize. When they see evil or bad stuff going down, their attitude is to destroy it as swiftly and mercilessly as possible. They’re basically juvenile delinquent superheroes with a completely black-and-white view of the universe — if you’re not on their side, get the hell out of their way if you know what’s good for you.”

Now, to what you really want to see, a sneak peek at Generation Zero #1:

Generation Zero #1

Cover A by Stephen Mooney

Generation Zero #1

Cover B by Tom Muller

Generation Zero #1

CGC Replica Variant by Pere Perez

Generation Zero #1

Variant Cover by Kano

Generation Zero #1

Generation Zero #1

Generation Zero #1

Generation Zero #1

Generation Zero #1

Along with the covers from Stephen Mooney (JUN161874), Tom Muller (JUN161875), Pere Perez (JUN161876), and Kano (JUN161879), there will be covers from Andres Guinaldo (JUN161878), and Clayton Henry (JUN161880) as well as a Blank Cover (JUN161877).

Generation Zero #1 hits comic book shelves on August 24th. The final order cutoff is August 1st.


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