Genius #4

Genius #4

Writer: Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman Artist: Afua Richardson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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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.

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Sep 1, 2014

    Afua Richardson's art still hasn't made any major grounds and will still be a thing that polarizes people. I would've potentially liked to see more of an exaggerated graffiti look to certain pieces, especially as Destiny discusses sacrifice. Richardson does draw quite a few pages in issue #5 with a dark palette of mostly blues and blacks and I feel like that was a great artistic choice when it came to hammering home how bleak of an issue it was. Again though, if you didn't like the art before you won't like it now and if you did like it, you'll still enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Aug 26, 2014

    If you haven't started reading this or you have read the previous three...more gold, BUY NOW!!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Emma Kathryn Aug 28, 2014

    After a group of undercover cops wreak havoc right on Destiny's front door, she resorts to desperate measures to regain control of the situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 27, 2014

    Genius #4 exists as a worthwhile continuation of a property that deserves a spot on your pull-list. In short: the comic book is better than good as it glides to a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Sep 16, 2014

    Genius is building to its conclusion, and I am onboard to see how this all plays out. I hope Bernardin and Freeman have a good ending in store. They took such pains to reach it, Id hate to see it spoiled at this point. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Aug 26, 2014

    The book ramps up the story and keeps the action and tension flowing; however, there are some odd writing choices halfway through that drop the reader out of the story and minor art details that feel out of place. Read Full Review

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