Review: Exit Generation #1
It’s 2055. Ninety percent of the world’s population have abandoned a resource-depleted Earth in search of a better home in the cosmos. Those left behind find themselves in an unexpected paradise… and Jack is bored out of his mind. He dreams of action inspired by 80’s movies and punk rock. But when a legion of carnivorous aliens arrive, Jack learns you should be careful what you wish for…
Exit Generation #1 is an interesting comic, in that it’s not what I expected at all. I had previously read writer Sam Read‘s work with his ComixTribe comic Find, which I thought was an amazing release. Find, and Exit Generation, share some similar themes, but beyond that the two works are very far apart tonally.
Exit Generation really revolves around Jack in this new world. Unless we really come to like or enjoy Jack as a character, the comic might not win us over. And I think that’s where my issue with the comic is. Jack isn’t like-able in the first issue, though I have no doubt that he’ll grow and become a hero over time. And because Jack didn’t win me over, I found the comic just ok.
What I did find enjoyable and interesting is the world Read has set up. With most of the human population gone, there’s an excess of goods and materials, which creates an interesting world I wish we could explore more before the twist towards the end. It’s a fascinating concept that could turn into a hell of an exploration and idea.
Cao Oliveira‘s art is very solid with each character having a distinct look and feel about them. The world looks and feels familiar with something just slightly off in the presentation, which makes it futuristic and alien in a weird way. Almost like a junk planet.
Exit Generation is an interesting debut overall. I like the concepts, I’m just not completely sold on the end result. It might have been due to high expectations set by Read’s Find, but I found the first issue of Exit Generation to be good, just not great.
Story: Sam Read Art: Caio Oliveira
Story: 7 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read
ComixTribe provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review