Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Studio Press Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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It's been six months since Tunis. Nate Graft's life was turned upside-down after his best friend Ed Hiccox died, but he's since pulled things together and is now in charge of VIGIL, the front line of America's ongoing cyber operations. Just when things are starting to gain some semblance of control, YourLife, the government, and Nate come under attack by a new breed of hacker...who call themselves .sve_urs3lf. Using Nate and Ed's former handle, they want to know the truth of what happened in Tunis, and they're calling for blood. Nate's blood.

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jesse Peterson Aug 1, 2015

    Out of all the independent or not well known books I've read, Hacktivist really surprised me. It's gripping, it's real, and it does it all without compromising itself like other books do. I rather read this than watch Halt and Catch Fire or Scorpion. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Jul 31, 2015

    If you are a fan of a sizzling thriller that uses cutting-edge technology to tell a story about identity in a world where we are merging into one collective via cyberspace, there is no better book out there. It's smart, realistic, and grips you every time you turn the page. The market for these stories in comics is expanding and Hacktivist deserves a chance to show the world what comics can do. It's a scary and exciting day and age we live in where we are all on the same wavelength in a sense, so as you read this on your mobile device take a moment to reflect on how powerful that is, and use that mindset to dive fully into this story. Hacktivist will do the rest and make you look at that tiny supercomputer in your hand in a different way the moment you close the last page. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 28, 2015

    This series deserves praise for accomplishing what has been next to impossible for comics as a medium, addressing a social issue, and tackling it head-on as opposed to the restrained approached of some afraid to keep both side's of the debate happy. It has also managed to infuse the series with so much computer based concepts that it makes the reader feel like one with the characters and their hacking knowledge. Neither is an easy feat in this medium, and the end result, combined with some clever artwork, is a comic that has the ability to tell a story unlike any other. The creative team has set this up as a potentially great series, and it only remains for them to execute what they have start here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Jul 28, 2015

    Marcus To (Red Robin) brings a strong work ethic that results in beautiful illustrations. Combine that with the colors from Ian Herring and Beck Kenzie, whose strong use of blues and reds shines in this first issue, giving us page after page of absolute splendor. Throw in strong storytelling from the duo of Kelly and Lanzing, backed up by the creative mind of the incredibly talented Milano, and we have ourselves the next chapter of Hacktivist and an unquestionable comic book win! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Scott Morse Jul 31, 2015

    The creative trio of Kelly, Lanzing and Marcus hit this first issue in such a stride that I would not be surprised to find out that it was written in succession with the first volume. The plotting, dialogue and art compliment each other so well and capture the break neck pace of the cyber world in an almost cinematic way. The flow of this story lends itself naturally to the mini-series formula while not taking anything away from the importance of an individual issue which can at times be a feat in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Bryce Osceola Sep 2, 2015

    This issue boasts in superb storytelling, creating suspense and intrigue as the scenes change. The writing is slightly choppy,causing interruptions to the story flow. The artwork is wonderful, with realistic style and brilliant use of colors. Hacktivist delivers on the popular story of Graft and Hiccox, and conveying new twists on the fascinating world of cyber-crime and hacktivist revolutionaries. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 31, 2015

    "Hacktivist Volume 2" #1 is a nice start to what will hopefully be a very memorable sequel. There's a lot here to deconstruct and analyze and I hope this series can pull it off properly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Doice John Aug 4, 2015

    I was very excited, anxious and intrigued when I saw the creator of this story was Alyssa Milanoyes THAT Alyssa Milano. This volume ofHacktivist is her secondforay into the comic book world and I would say she is definitely off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dean Varga Jul 29, 2015

    Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 kickstarts the next installment efficiently, and should be praised for concerning itself with real world issues. Fantastic art and layouts, but shaky dialogue at points. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 3, 2015

    The cinematic crescendo that leads to the game-changing last page has dramatic impact, even though all its components are derivative. "Hacktivist Volume 2" #1 does a good job presenting a philosophical discourse through fiction, but its characters don't feel fully fleshed out outside their beliefs, so the pathos is limited. Read Full Review

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