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Zot! Book 1

(Zot! #1 (KSP); issues 1-10)

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Zot is Scott McCloud's critically acclaimed take on superhero comics, and was one of the greatest cult comics of the '80s. For the first time, the first ten issues of this intelligent and charming series are collected into one massive full-color volume. See what everyone from Comics Buyer's Guide to The New York Times has raved about
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Kitchen Sink Press (first published 1990)
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Dan Schwent
Jul 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
When young Jenny Weaver and her family move to a new town, she's friendless until a portal to another universe opens up and Zot pops out just in time to stop some killer robots. Zot invites Jenny to visit his universe, dragging her into the adventure of a lifetime involving the missing key to the Doorway at the Edge of the Universe...

I first stumbled upon Zot in a dollar bin sometime in 1996 or 97. I'd seen ads for it in various Eclipse comics over the years but never picked it up. Needless to s
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Dani Shuping
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Way back when, before Scott McCloud wrote his seminal work Understanding Comics he created his own superhero called Zot. Zot is rather unique in the comics world, in part because Zot is a teenage superhero, but mostly because of the critical issues that Scott explored between Zot's world (a parallel earth) and our own world. Zot and crew challenged assumptions and explored moral themes that were by and large not touched upon in most mainstream comics. This isn't comicsforge's first look at Zot. ...more
Rindis
Aug 16, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Before there was Understanding Comics Scott McCloud was known for Zot!, a fun, well-written romp through the futures of the past.

McCloud manages to be fun, fast paced and witty as Jenny Weaver is dragged from our world to one where every bright promise of the future has come true.

This volume has the initial 10-issue full color story. While Scott McCloud's black-and-white work in the rest of the series is extremely strong, this particular story demands not only color but the bright vibrant colors
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Marieo
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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B
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, westend
This is really, really solid. And then you look at how young McCloud was and go, "Omigosh." This seems to be the work of a really mature artist.

The whole book never becomes transcendant but there's also not a single panel that seems like it's wasted. Not only does the quality never let up, but there are a couple of geewhiz moments.

The only downside here is that the book's treatment of women hasn't aged well. That's not to say that women are mistreated. But there are only, really, two of them.
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Dan
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This out of print book collects Scott McCloud's earliest Zot stories. These earlier stories are much different than the later black and white ones just recently collected. They're a little looser, more sci-fi oriented. However, they're a lot of fun and the colors really lend well to McCloud's vision of retro-futurism. Well worth the read if you can find this edition.
Dustin
Sep 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jdetrick
Good fun superheroics. It's not groundbreaking, but it does what it does extremely well.
PWRL
Apr 07, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Scott McCloud (born Scott McLeod) is an American cartoonist and theorist on comics as a distinct literary and artistic medium.

Other books in the series

Zot! (7 books)
  • The Original Zot! Book 1
  • Zot! Book 2
  • Zot! Book 3
  • Zot! (Zot! #1)
  • Zot! (Zot! #2)
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