“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation . . . Someone’s remembered what comics are for.
Meet Brian Wood.”—Warren Ellis

A blistering take on media control in a repressive future America!  DMZ and The Massive creator Brian Wood launched an all-out assault on the comics medium in 1997 with Channel Zero, an influential, forward-thinking series that combined art, politics, and graphic design in a unique way. Touching on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance, it remains as relevant today as it did back then.

strangely prescient... lucid and sharp
— Matt Fraction
What makes Channel Zero so significant is that it is unapologetically experimental; The result is a graphic novel whose form and content could not be more perfectly matched.
— Publishers Weekly
surprising and fresh... beautifully stark
— Wired Magazine
[Channel Zero] quickly came to occupy the same space that books like The Sandman had done for years — highly cherished, heavily defended, and if you hadn’t read it, you just weren’t that cool. It was original, blatantly prescient, and ahead of its time.

it met several very important criteria for comics activists: self-contained and intelligent, with a female protagonist who absolutely destroyed comics stereotypes.

It was unsurprising, then, that Wood went on to help define the aesthetic of comics activism. If it can be said to be an actual movement, then Wood is without a doubt its official propagandist.
— Comics Alliance

Channel Zero: The Complete Collection
The Channel Zero collection contains the original series, the prequel graphic novel Jennie One (illustrated by Becky Cloonan), the best of the two Public Domain design books, and almost fifteen years of extras, rarities, short stories, and unused art. Also featuring the now-classic Warren Ellis introduction and an all-new cover by Wood, this is the must-have edition. See where it all began!

Release information:
1999 - Channel Zero
2001 - Channel Zero: Public Domain
2003 - Channel Zero: Jennie One
2009 - Channel Zero: Public Domain 2
2012 - Channel Zero: Complete Collection


Channel Zero: Jennie One (2003)
What happened to Jennifer Havel that turned her into info-terrorist Jennie 2.5, heroine of the internationally-acclaimed graphic novel CHANNEL ZERO? JENNIE ONE tells the story as she drops out of art school and builds her socio-political consciousness during one of the most turbulent and violent periods of American history... the passing of the Clean Act and the loss of free speech.


Channel Zero: Public Domain (2001)
PUBLIC DOMAIN collects close to five years of preliminary and post-CHANNEL ZERO design and artwork, including close to 60 pages of never-seen comics from creator Brian Wood's art school years. Also included are dozens of deleted scenes, rejected pages, posters, sketches, script excerpts, creator's notes and character designs from the original series.


CHANNEL ZERO was created by Brian Wood, with additional work by Becky Cloonan.  
Currently published by Dark Horse Comics.