I'm going to go ahead and assume that if you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Grant Morrison. That said, even if you've gone back and read through everything from Animal Man on up trying to put together a comprehensive, unifying theory of his work, then there's still a piece of the puzzle that you might be missing: Zenith, the story about a teenage superhero that he and Steve Yeowell created in the pages of 2000 AD. Aside from a limited edition hardcover that sold out quick last year, it hasn't been reprinted until this week, when 2000 AD released it as the first title that they've ever simultaneously printed on both sides of the Atlantic.

Morrison and Yeowell would go on to collaborate on titles like Sebastian O, The Invisibles and Skrull Kill Krew, but it started here with the story of what 2000 AD calls "the world’s first Superbrat – a vain, self-obsessed, egotistical pop singer whose only interests are girls, partying, and where he is in the music charts," a trend that would go on to dominate superheroes in the '90s and 2000s. But if that's not enough to get you excited, then keep going: You can read the first 12 pages of Zenith: Phase One right here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zenith: Phase One is available now from 2000 AD.