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


The critically-acclaimed 90's lo-fi dystopia that launched a career

Brian Wood launched an all-out assault on the comics medium in 1997 with Channel Zero, a blistering look at a repressive future America that hits on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance. Channel Zero remains an influential, forward-thinking work that combines art, politics, activism, and graphic design in a unique way.

This 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 Brian Wood. This is where it all began.

[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... with a female protagonist who absolutely destroyed comics stereotypes... Wood helped define the aesthetic of comics activism.
— Comics Alliance
Channel Zero established some of the core themes running through Wood’s books as connective tissue over the years, namely politics, fervent love for NYC, dystopian tendencies, prescient social awareness, and a protagonist navigating their own identity vis-à-vis their place in a larger complex system.
— Comics Bulletin
It’s about anger as a positive force of creation . . . Someone’s remembered what comics are for.
Meet Brian Wood.
— Warren Ellis