Genius #2

Genius #2

Writer: Adam Freeman, Marc Bernardin Artist: Afua Richardson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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GENIUS: ISSUES 1-5, WEEKLY THROUGHOUT AUGUST The Winner of Top Cow's Pilot Season makes its triumphant return to print! What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘Hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN? From writers MARC BERNARDIN and ADAM FREEMAN (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen) and rising-star artist AFUA RICHARDSON comes a harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge.

  • 10
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Aug 15, 2014

    Looking back at that time that officer pointed his gun at me I realize how naive I was. That was the moment I became a person of color and I didn't even realize it. Not because I had never looked at my own skin, but, because I had never looked at my skin while also looking down the barrel of a gun. Even then I wanted to believe that this was the type of thing that “just happens to people”. However after I began to tell this story I realized that this was not coincidence that my friends, who were white, were surprised that such a thing could happen. But that my friends who were brown just thought I was lucky. The reasons stories like this are so important isn't because they fill some quota. It is only through the telling of these stories that we come to understand who we are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Aug 12, 2014

    Richardson's art was pretty good, but there were a couple panels that weren't great. Alas, not everything can be perfect. Aside from that, everything was and the artwork in the action scenes flew off the page. You could practically smell the embers as they rose from the burning cars and destruction. Lovely setpieces and it looked enough like L.A. to believe it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Emma Kathryn Aug 13, 2014

    Genius #2 takes things up a notch as Destiny takes the battle beyond the streets of her neighbourhood. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Roshan Krishnan Aug 15, 2014

    If there was one aspect of this issue that I disliked, it would be the art. Somehow, the art just doesnt immerse me in the world as much as it should. However, this problem isnt very prominent as the story keeps changing the setting and focus. This effectively keeps the reader interested in the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 13, 2014

    Overall, the concept and story is great. To think that a child genius can use her IQ in order to become one of the most notorious rebels makes for an interesting read. But has her brilliance led her towards losing her humanity? Have her supporters become expendable, sacrifices to the cause of her cold calculations? Is this their destiny or hers? Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2014

    The artwork is certainly interesting, and the heavy use of shadows suits the tone of the book. But at time the figures are too exaggerated and stand out too much from the backgrounds. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Aug 13, 2014

    Genius may not end up breaking new comic ground, but it's great to at least see creators attempting something not often seen before. Whether Destiny becomes as famous Khamala Khan is yet to be determined. However, with the threat of a coup next issue, I'll be certain to check out how Destiny handles it all next week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 13, 2014

    What is they say about people who are self-described geniuses? Maybe that they're not nearly as hot stuff as they would think. After years in the making, perhaps it would be impossible for Genius to live up to the hype. But a sophomore slump is not the same as saying this book is down and out - one would hope that with three more issues to tease out this story, there will be some more twists, turns and insights into who is Destiny, and what is her plan. But as a standalone issue, Genius #2 proves to be a decidedly mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Aug 12, 2014

    Genius is a confused and insulting series that managed to make the jump from just being lame and distasteful in issue 1 to strait up loathsome and actively contemptible in issue 2. Read Full Review

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