Night Zero is a photo comic book aimed at older readers. It’s set in the months following a deadly viral outbreak. It follows the lives of survivors in Seattle, Washington who barricade themselves against the terrors of the outside world and try to build a future for themselves. The novel is riveting and beautifully designed.
The collaborative team of artists shoots the photos on location with a full cast and crew, then uses high dynamic range photography and a process called tonemapping to give the comic a style that is both photography and illustration. The effect really catches the eye and draws the reader in immediately. I found myself turning pages quickly and not wanting the story to end. It’s a very violent, gory zombie story that is not for the very young or the very squeamish. That’s what a good zombie story should be. The two lead characters are vivid and exciting. The actresses who play them are doing a wonderful job and I will continue to follow the adventures of these two in their zombie world!
This thing is just fantastic. You can get all the episodes here.