Along With Various Co-Artists
Not many indy comics ever make it to 20 issues – Zen Intergalactic Ninja is one of the rare few independent titles with more than 100 comic books to date. Zen: Hard Bounty collects the complete all-new 6-issue mini-series starring one of the most popular characters in comics history as the heroic Soldier of Fortune attempts to collect a bounty on the head of the Universe's most dangerous serial killer.
In The Zenith Orb a fist sized jewel becomes a fist full of trouble. Marooned on an uncharted planet, Zen encounters Notan the Magnificent for the first time, makes new allies, and a few new enemies.
In publishing years, Zen is 30, as the first issue appeared in November, 1987. But he has been searching for his Home Planet for what seems forever. Master Satva had only provided hints to his origin until now. Zen, a genetic experiment deemed a failure, had been rescued by the scientist Teslah and launched into space with the words, “May the Great Creator protect you!”
Originally published as a standard “2D” comic in 1993, ‘Doomsday for Zen’ pits the alien hero against the galactic pariah Qwake and sports a cover by comics legend Sam Kieth. To commemorate the return of 1First Comics, Dan Cote remastered the entire book in glorious 3D, using his exclusive Code D process that enables the reader to become fully immersed in some of the most incredibly depthful images ever seen in print. This instant collector’s item comes with a pair of 3D glasses.
A beautiful re-mastered collection of some of the fan-favorite Zen Intergalactic Ninja stories over the past 25 years. Includes bonus cover from Jai Lee, an illustrated history, and the never before published story, “Zen Rising.”
“When artist Dan Cote and I created Zen Intergalactic Ninja and unleashed him upon an unsuspecting world 30 years ago this November, our blue-skinned alien hero had a largely featureless face. What he had was eyes. No nose. No mouth. It almost looked as if he was wearing a mask, and a number of readers would write to us, saying he reminded them of a 'blue Spider-Man.' In truth, I had always wanted Zen to have more of a face, even from our early days, and had been thinking on-and-off about how to make that happen. And so finally, in 2005, I wrote Zen: Bounty Hunter, a 50-page story which explained the process by which Zen literally 'grew' a face.” – Stephen Stern