Generation Gone #1

Writer: Ales Kot, Andre Araujo Artist: Andre Araujo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.
What happens when you're poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Skins + Unbreakable = GENERATION GONE, sort of- if you also include multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss...and survival. GENERATION GONE is for every kid struggling out there. It's about what it means to be young in the USA, 2017.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 31, 2017

    It's a new world and the lack of a familiar super-hero universe means that anything can happen, and most likely it will. What Ales Kot and Andr Lima Arajo have done here is make something totally different out of something very familiar. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, this first issue is definitely lacking in "let's punch each other" style action, at least not YET, I think that's coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Taylor Cyr Jul 19, 2017

    A tension filled page-turner that will have you biting your nails and questioning everything you know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Brian Clements Jul 31, 2017

    In the end, Generation Gone sets a provocative table. It could have fallen into any number of cliched traps. Instead, it gives the characters a chance to break through the obvious and, for lack of a better word, soar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jul 19, 2017

    Generation Gone holds a lot of details, character moments, and intrigue inside of the oversized first issue. Kot,Arajo, O'Halloran, Cowles, and Muller give us a comic that's full of heart and shows us what's it like to want better for friends, family, and the rest of your life and how quickly those very same things can change when life hands you either a blessing or a curse in disguise. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Book Corps - The Truth Jul 25, 2017

    Initial issue of a story that grabbed me right away. Great writing, great art, crazy ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 20, 2017

    All told, this is a very promising debut for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Jul 18, 2017

    Perhaps I lucked out in not knowing what to expect from Generation Gone, because I had no expectations going into this and wound up liking it a lot. This turned out to be a very intriguing story about three people that just so happen to get powers. As long as you don't go into this expecting Power Rangers, you'll end up being very satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 19, 2017

    Generation Gone#1 is a beautiful marriage of character study and ideas with just a pinch of techno-horror and is a pleasing comeback for Ales Kot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jul 20, 2017

    An absorbing start that promises an unpredictable series to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ryan Winn Jul 21, 2017

    Great ideas and interesting characters brought to you by an outstanding creative and editorial team. 8 outta 10! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 21, 2017

    'Generation Gone' is a surprisingly fresh superhero story that is rooted in the here and now with relatable characters whose motivations are clear. It recalls the film "Chronicle" with young people on the verge of attaining superhuman powers. It'll be their character that defines the kind of hero they will be and that is what makes this so fascinating. At times predictable but with such a well executed beginning you'll want to know what happens next as soon as possible. 'Generation Gone' is worth adding to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jul 27, 2017

    Starting an unknown property at a higher price point is a risk, but I think the double-sized 50-page issue pays off. Many creator-owned titles seem to struggle with getting their story rolling in the normal 20-30 page format, but this issue lays it all out for us nicely. This chapter is mostly set-up, but we do get some action towards the end, promising a more dynamic second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jul 19, 2017

    In conclusion, I do want to reiterate and emphasize that there are some depictions of outright emotional abuse on display here. It's rough material, and it hits you right out of the starting gates. So, I'd recommend you only check this out for yourself if you're comfortable (at least, as comfortable as someone can be) with experiencing such content. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jul 25, 2017

    I just hope the creative team don't retread over stories that have already been covered by their obvious influences. There are so many flavours of other work in this book including Power Rangers, X-Men, Chronicle and Incredible Hulk alongside an ominous reference to George Orwell's 1984. Itll be interesting to see how this story evolves, thats for sure. Read Full Review

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