You 2 can be a 0!

First off, this comic was first published in Madrid in Boletín Nº50 from Instituto de Matemática Interdisciplinar (IMI), Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I promised them some new comics that I hadn't published here first. The problem is that the comic needed to be about math, not about teachers or geeky stuff, and it couldn't rely on a pun that might not translate. (As it is, the comics are not translated into Spanish. Not be me, at any rate.)

I had the idea for this one for a couple of weeks. When I finally decided to do it, I realized that I didn't like any of the titles I came up with for the talent show. *The Next Zero*, *The Next Big Zero*, *Top Zero*. Obviously, I couldn't include "America" since it was debuting in Spain. Finally, I just fell back on *Zero Search*, which works well for finding the roots of functions.

Yes, I probably overthought all of this.

For the longtime readers, that Nonnie Tyler ("Holding Out for a Zero") as the third celebrity judge.

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