Generation Zero #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

They've infiltrated, assassinated, and overthrown... Now this reformed covert strike team of teenage walking warheads have set their sights on a dangerous new mission: high school! In the secretive tech oasis of Rook, Michigan, who can a teenager trust? Not the police... Not the teachers... And definitely not the parents. So when high schooler Keisha Sherman's boyfriend turns up dead in an accident gone awry, she makes a desperate plea...and Generation Zero have heeded her call! But, with precision-honed military training and a taste for subverting authority, can this squad of high-powered, teenage superhumans infiltrate Rook undetected? Or i more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kaleb Hebert Sep 28, 2016

    Overall, this is one of the best comics I have read for the week and possibly even during the last month. This is a series that will be perfect for really anyone's collection. It is actually upsetting that this only comes out once every month. Although it is only a once per month issue, Lente gives the reader enough to think over during that time in terms of what will he throw at the readers next. It will truly be interesting to see if this creative team can maintain this standard they have set. If you are on the fence about whether you want to pick this issue up allow me to give you a boost of confidence, you will not be disappointed, especially if you have already bought the first issue. Everyone watch out because this is the future of Valiant Comics and that is truly exciting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Sep 27, 2016

    I said it before and I'll say it again, you need to be reading this comic. Things are on track for an exciting next issue and I'll sit back counting the days until release. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Sep 27, 2016

    If you ever wathed M83's music video Midnight City then you'd get the gist of Generation Zero #2. The whole time I read it, there was an unsettling feeling I kept feeling. Like the book threw me off a little. But it did its job of pulling me in from reality and absorbed me. If you want different then look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Sep 28, 2016

    Generation Zero has a lot going on, and even more going for it. There are a large amount of peculiar characters to introduce, and the story has a lot of set up to do for subsequent issues. Despite the obstacles, issue #2 remains strong and cohesive. The depiction of power in its many formsis interesting and timely, lending credence to a theme. The theme of rising up against your persecutors, and standing strong in your convictions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 12, 2016

    So far my only concern with this book is the character of Christopher who appears to be a leader of the team. From his look to his actions he seems like a generic team leader archetype that lacks a unique personality. The glimpse we get of him is brief so at this point it is only speculation. While thee two issues have been quite successful so far I found myself caring the most about the character of Keisha who may not be around in a few issues. That may make for a great story arc, but it may not make for a great comic book series. Right now it is way too soon to tell so I will simply enjoy what I have and hope for the best in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Sep 30, 2016

    Generation Zero takes the escapist fantasies of lonely teenagers navigating their high school years and ignites those themwith three-dimensional characters and a gripping saga. Fred Van Lente continues the promise ofhis debut by ratchetingeverything up anotch, setting the stage for what feels to be a satisfying story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Sep 28, 2016

    It was a good issue and I like the direction of the book so far. I know some people in the Valiant fan community weren't happy with the first issue of Generation Zero, but I have to respectfully disagree with them. I like the way the characters are being portrayed here, I like the way they are being shown as rebellious youth and I think I will continue to enjoy this comic series. I recommend buying it yourself and making up your mind yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 8, 2016

    We're introduced to the rest of the Generation Zero team. Although the story doesn't move along much. We learn more about these characters. Now that the team is formed and have their first lead we can really start to figure out what's going down in Rook city.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Oct 27, 2016

    Generation Zero #2is an enjoyable story that explores and expands its mythos with a unique direction. There is unlimited potential with this title, which will no doubt create its own place in the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Oct 1, 2016

    If only the other four members of Generation Zero (or the protagonist, for that matter ) were anywhere near as interesting, this issue might have warranted a solid recommendation. As it stands, though, GZ still has to make up for an awful misfire of a pilot episode. My suggestion for the creative team: just cut all the other characters and the story, and give us the Zygos Twins/Super Fetus Superteam. Thats a comic I could recommend. Read Full Review

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