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Review: Generation Zero #9

GENZERO_009_COVER-A_LAFUENTEGeneration Zero’s mind-bending journey through the HeroScape—a strange dimension where the world is filtered through any person’s perspective—reaches its final stop! But even if they can escape the deadly apparitions of Rook’s collective conscience, can they stop the strange threats and mysteries that can’t seem to leave their new hometown alone?

Take cover, because Valiant’s paramilitary prodigies are about to enter the greatest mission of their violent careers…and when the dust settles, their final fates will be no fantasy!

The final issue of Valiant‘s Generation Zero has finally hit the shelves, and for those of you not reading the comic yet then you’ll be pleased to know that when you do decide to pick this series up in trade form that it will read as a complete story. Yes, the series ended earlier than the publisher probably hoped it would, but in typical Valiant form they’ve still allowed Fred Van Lente to wrap up the story he was telling.

While this won’t be an ideal place to start reading the series (although you can do it but will miss a lot of the nuances and references in #9), it’s a great way for it to end. Although there are one or two scenes that don’t make immediate sense, have faith in Van Lente because by issues end you won’t question them. In terms of the story, this is a solid issue – and at the risk of being a little spoilery, the comic comes full circle with the conclusion giving readers a satisfying ending that leaves the next chapter in the lives of these characters wide open.

Story: Fred Van Lente Artists: Diego Bernard with
Fred Barnes, Juan Castro and Alisson Rodriguez Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse
Story: 9.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy (the trades)

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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