Generation Zero #4

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The darkness bubbling beneath the miraculous town of Rook, Michigan is beginning to surface. As Generation Zero closes in on the vicious force abducting and killing teenagers, they quickly discover that this self-proclaimed utopia has been hiding a deep and disturbing secret that could destroy them all! But as the truth takes shape, will this reformed strike squad bring their first case to a close peacefully...or with a bang large enough to register on the Rictor scale?

The heat is on as New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) light a fire under Valiant's tee more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Scott Macdonald Nov 26, 2016

    Generation Zero keeps getting better and better. Right now this is my favorite of new Valiant series for a few reasons. First, the layered conflicts that range from the city wide conspiracy of Keisha's boyfriend's death, to family tension, to questions of personal identity. This is the kind of story that elevates comics as a whole. Second, the art has been spot on. Portela, whether he is showing us action, emotion or exposition is just killing it on every panel. Third is this unique and charming cast of characters. I just want to know more about Keisha, Kwame, Chronos et al. This group of breakfast club style misfits has me hooked. Bring on issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Nov 30, 2016

    Generation Zero is hands down one of the best comic series of the year, if not one of the best things about all of 2016 period. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Nov 25, 2016

    Keisha's relationship with the Zeroes comes under fire a little, when one of them warns her not to distract their leader. But that in itself is a clever ploy to reveal information about the team themselves. We learn that their childhoods have been completely robbed. So whilst it seems like they're a cool, badass group of superheroes – they're actually damaged goods in that respect. Heroes are always more intriguing when they're flawed, right? Overall, we are absolutely loving this series, andGeneration Zero #4 is no exception. Our only problem so far is that we desperately want answers, and the writers are only beginning to tease them. Hopefully the team unearth more soon. Don't miss this brilliant series from Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Dec 1, 2016

    Generation Zero #4 is a solid book and a good addition to your shelf. Van Lente and team have crafted a multi-layered story with an underlying mystery that feels almost too large to be contained to one arc. The drama is building up to a large confrontation in the next book. Will it end in a checkmate or a draw, and is this just a single game within a larger match? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 1, 2016

    With plenty of gallows humor and a few more of Rook's mystery's coming to light, Generation Zero #4 continues to be a dark treat. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Nov 30, 2016

    I'll be back next issue, but largely to see where the subplot leads. Hopefully the rest of the comic picks itself back up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 13, 2016

    Generation Zero #4 is honestly a good character-building read but perhaps not the issue to jump into if you haven't read the last three. Within the arc's context, it fills in a lot of information but more rewarding for readers who've read the series from the start. So I urge you to catch up, buy issues 1-3 and see what I mean. Van Lente and Portela have something explosive in the works and you won't want to miss it. Read Full Review

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