The first book of an extraordinary series, we can only see hints of what Zot! will become. In this volume, it starts out as an amusing story about a teenage super hero who lives in the best of all possible worlds. It's funny, and kinda exciting, with some pretty good chemistry between the main characters... and then things turn tragic. Unsafe. It's a pattern that McCloud will repeat again in later volumes, only then he will demonstrate even more panache.

The first two issues of the series have a lot of warts. Even so, 9 Jack 9 is a villain that leaves a mark from the first time you see him. Everyone should read Zot!