The Empty Zone Vol. 1 is a Haunting Cyberpunk Read

unnamed(128)By Staff Reports

Eisner-award nominated artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien: The Drowning, The Escapists) weaves the unsettling, dystopian saga of Corinne White in THE EMPTY ZONE, VOL. 1: CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD. This collects issues #1-5 into trade paperback and will be available in December.

THE EMPTY ZONE, VOL. 1 introduces readers to a bleak future, eighty years after a worldwide blackout. The world is a much darker and scarier place. Corinne White is an ex-soldier turned black market spy, data courier, manic-depressive, alcoholic. Punishing herself for mistakes from her past, Corinne is brought out from her spiral when she’s contacted by her dead friends who inform her of a plot to reanimate the bodies of the dead by a psychotic billionaire. THE EMPTY ZONE follows Corinne as she confronts these undead monsters and comes to terms with her past.

THE EMPTY ZONE, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-548-1) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 16th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 29th, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code OCT150531. It can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.
Praise for THE EMPTY ZONE:

“Jason Shawn Alexander has always been one of the most original artists in comics, but with Empty Zone, he shows he’s one of our most unique writers, too. What a gorgeous book.”
Brian K. Vaughan

“I would urge anyone who is a fan of high concept sci-fi to pick this up and, for those of you not usually into that kind of thing, this is the comic to take a chance on, there’s so much more to it than meets the eye.” —Multiversity Comics

“Jason Shawn Alexander has produced a visually stunning comic book here, with a unique script that begs just as many questions as it answers.” —Newsarama

“Backed with excellent art, Alexander has created the type of comic that you walk away from feeling slightly disturbed and you can’t identify why. Any comic that’s powerful enough to make you feel like you need to take a cold shower afterwards is a keeper.” —AiPT!

“If one were to combine Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and a few Raymond Chandler novels in a blender, the end result might be something like The Empty Zone.” —IGN

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