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Review: Generation Zero #8

GENZERO_008_COVER-A_EVANSGeneration Zero are trapped inside the Heroscape – a twisted, extra-dimensional realm where they can explore the world as it looks through someone else’s eyes… And, unfortunately, it seems that most of their friends and neighbors have some pretty messed up stuff going on up there! They led insurgencies and counter-strikes, but can anything in this team’s precision military training prepare them for the darkness that lurks at the heart of Rook’s collective unconscious?

Holy shit.

When writer Fred Van Lente is on fire, then he’s a bloody inferno.

In order to keep this review spoiler free, I’m going to be briefer than normal because I don’t want to take away from the holy shit moments in these pages – and there’s more than enough to warrant a purchase.

When Generation Zero and Keisha Sherman find themselves attacked by a new superhuman, and Keisha’s classmate, then the shit hits the fan in the most glorious of ways. there is a pages long super fight that has some of the most enjoyable panels I’ve read all week followed by a sequence that, if there’s any justice in the comic book world, we’ll be talking about for weeks to come, Van Lente delivers some brilliant situationally comedic one liners that had me genuinely laughing out loud, but it’s the art on display here, and the way the panels and figures are laid down that make this comic worth buying.

I may have scored other comics higher this week for other reasons, but I promise you in terms of absolute overall enjoyment, Generation Zero #8 took me by surprise. It is exactly what you want to read after a long day at the Daily Grind.

Story: Fred Van Lente
Art: Diego Bernard with Juan Castro and Alisson Rodriguez
Colour Art: Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy for review.

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