The Cold War heats up again in Bunn and Deodato Jr.'s Red Zone

Red Zone #1 art
(Image credit: AWA)

The Cold War between the United States and Russia gripped the middle of the 20th century in a high-stakes game of espionage and conquest that threatened to literally destroy the world. Now, the Cold War is back for one retired agent in a new series from writer Cullen Bunn and artist Mike Deodato Jr. titled Red Zone.

(Image credit: AWA)

Red Zone runs for four issues from AWA and follows the return of a retired agent to Russia as he becomes embroiled in a mystery that calls up his past and forces him to rely on the espionage skills he developed in his spy career.

"Red Zone is a departure from my usual storytelling and I’m thrilled that Axel and the team at AWA gave me the opportunity to explore my fascination with Russian espionage in this series. It’s a story of intrigue, action, recapturing the things you are passionate about, and doing more than you thought you could, with incredibly dynamic illustrations from Mike Deodato," states series writer Cullen Bunn in the announcement. 

"Red Zone was a lot of fun to write, with twists and surprises in every issue, and we hope fans are going to love it as much as we do." 

Here's a gallery of interior pages, along with two covers for Red Zone #1 by Deodato Jr. and Razzah:

"Cullen and Mike have both worked on some of the biggest series in modern comics but Red Zone is unlike anything readers have seen from them before. Together they have brought to life a spy thriller that is guaranteed to get readers’ pulses racing and we can’t wait to see how the fans react," adds chief creative officer Axel Alonso.

Red Zone goes on sale March 1.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)