Zero Zero

    (Fantagraphics, 1995-1998)
™ and ©1995 the respective storys’ creators

Over the years, Marvel and DC have had several “tryout” titles for new artists. Normally these are anthologies featuring established characters. The more daring ones might even go so far as to let the auditioning team use its own characters and stories. Still, none of these titles comes close to the degree of freedom accorded the artists in Zero Zero.

Begun in 1995, Zero Zero is a spotlight for experimental cartoonists, published by Fantagraphics—one of the most daring comic publishers. The stories contained here are not meant for readers who like super-hero clichés or straightforward storylines. Depending on the artist, the illustrations range from stark and angst-ridden to minimalist and surreal. The storylines similarly bounce from one-page black humor to stream-of-consciousness narrative. It’s definitely not for everyone, but readers can find some exciting surprises inside.

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#1

  3/1/1995
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  $18.00
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  Charles Bukowski, Kim Deitch, Kim, Frank Stack, Mary Fleener, Michael Diana, Michael Dougan, Pat Moriarity

#2

  5/1/1995
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  Algernon Backwash, Dave Collier, David Mazzucchelli, Mack White, Max Andersson, Richard Sala, Spain Rodriguez

#3

  7/1/1995
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  Dave Collier, David Sandlin, Glenn Head, Mark Newgarden, Max Andersson, Rick Altergott, Skip Williamson

#4

  8/1/1995
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No number in indicia or on cover; Issue number determined by back cover cartoon Al Columbia, Carol Tyler, Dave Collier, Jeff Johnson, Kaz, Max Andersson, Richard Sala, Ted Stearn, Timothy Georgerakis

#5

  9/1/1995
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No number in indicia or on cover; Issue number determined by back cover cartoon Dave Collier, Kim Deitch, Mack White, Max Andersson, Richard Sala

#6

  11/1/1995
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 Penny Moran Van Horn, Kim Deitch, Thom Metzger, Glenn Head, Richard Sala, Dave Collier, Ted StearnBob Fingerman, Dave Collier, Fowlton Means, Glenn Head, Penny Moran Van Horn, Richard Sala, Ted Stearn, Thom Metzger

#7

  1/1/1996
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  Archer Prewitt, Dave Collier, Gilbert Hernandez, Kim Deitch, Max Andersson, Richard Sala

#8

  3/1/1996
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No number in indicia or on cover; Issue number determined by back cover cartoon; 56 pages Archer Prewitt, Dave Collier, Henriette Valium, Michael Diana, Pat Moriarity

#9

  5/1/1996
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No number in indicia or on cover; Issue number determined by back cover cartoon Dave Collier, Oscar Zarate, Sam Henderson, Stephan Blanquet, Susan Catherine

#10

  7/1/1996
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Rolling Stone parody cover; Cover says Jul 96, indicia says May Dave Collier, David Holzman, Henriette Valium, Jeff Johnson, Michael Diana, Sam Henderson

#11

  8/1/1996
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  Dave Collier, David Mazzucchelli

#12

  9/1/1996
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  Joakim Pirinen, P. Revess

#13

  11/1/1996
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  Dave Collier, Doug Allen, Jim Blanchard, Max Andersson, Sam Henderson, Skip Williamson

#14

  1/1/1997
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  Dave Collier, Michael Diana, Oscar Zarate, Susan Catherine, Terry Laban

#15

  3/1/1997
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Bosnia prequel Dave Collier, Henriette Valium, P. Revess, Sam Henderson

#16

  4/1/1997
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  Al Columbia, Aleksandar Zograf, Chris Ware, Henriette Valium, Joakim Pirinen, Krystine Kryttre, P. Revess, Penny Moran Van Horn, Skip Williamson, Stephan Blanquet

#17

  6/1/1997
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  Ethan Persoff, J.R. Williams, Max Andersson, Renée French, Stephan Blanquet

#18

  7/1/1997
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  Archer Prewitt, Derf, Ethan Persoff, J.R. Williams, M.L. Teague

#19

  8/1/1997
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  Georgarakis, Glenn Head, Jeff Johnson, Kaz, Massimo Semerano, Max Andersson, Stephan Blanquet

#20

  9/1/1997
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B&w and color Al Columbia, Lewis Trondheim, M.L. Teague

#21

  11/1/1997
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  Kim Deitch

#22

  1/1/1998
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  Kim Deitch, Lewis Trondheim

#23

  3/1/1998
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  Ethan Persoff, Henriette Valium, Jason Little, Michael Diana, P. Revess, Renée French, Stephan Blanquet

#24

  6/1/1998
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Summer 1998 Ivan Brunetti, Lewis Trondheim, Oscar Zarate, Susan Catherine

#25

  9/1/1998
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Fall 1998  

#26

 
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  Aaron Augenblick, Al Columbia, Dave Collier, Ethan Persoff, Joe Sacco, Kim Deitch, Mack White, Michael Diana, Peter Kuper

#27

 
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Final issue