Review: Generation Zero #6

genzero_006_cover-b_eismaGeneration Zero managed to survive their first mission, and now duty has called on them to venture deep inside a perilous dimension only known as the Heroscape to see the world through a new set of eyes! They’ll discover their friends’ biggest secrets, their enemies’ darkest fears, and their town’s sinister connection to this imagination-fueled reality. But just because the Heroscape is imaginary, doesn’t mean it can’t kill you… And, from anime-inflected zombie hordes to psychedelic sci-fi warriors, all of Rook, Michigan’s most deeply buried fantasies are about to come roaring out of your daydreams!

Generation Zero is a series that started slower in pace than some would have liked, and with a take on the Zeroes that caught some by surprise. I’ll freely admit that this wasn’t my favourite Valiant book when it came out, but it has grown on me significantly since I read that first issue.

The sixth issue hits us in a week that the publisher has released two other incredibly strong books, and I’d be lying if I said that this was the strongest of them all – oh it’s a good comic, but for me personally the other two offerings this week resonated just that little bit more. That said, this was still better than a lot of other comics I read this week.

Fred Van Lente is building to something fantastic here, and we’re starting to see glimpses of it now. In a series where a slow burn hasn’t always been welcome, we start to see some pay off with the sixth issue.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Javier Pulido and Diego Bernard
Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review