Generation Gone, Vol. 1

Generation Gone, Vol. 1

America, 2020. Three young hackers with nothing to lose. A secretive scientist with a plan. One final job.What happens when you're young, poor, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for? Multiple trips to the sun, weird black goo, a breakup fight inside a nuclear factory, love, hate, anger, loss -- and a struggle for survival.The first chapter of the SF action epic by...

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Title:Generation Gone, Vol. 1
Author:Aleš Kot
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Edition Language:English

Generation Gone, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Kenny

    This is precious. Hurry with the Netflix movie already.

  • Bianca Walters

    “Be anything you want to be, as long as it isn’t harming others. Because you can very likely achieve it.”

    Elena realizes she can fly and goes straight to the sun to bask and test her limits. Her boyfriend Nick has discovered himself to be indestructible and in no time is expressing the self-multiplying rage that is present in every panel he’s in. Baldwin, ever the dutiful third wheel, can’t quite see his powers right away like the others do. Three young hackers wanting to test their strength, the

    “Be anything you want to be, as long as it isn’t harming others. Because you can very likely achieve it.”

    Elena realizes she can fly and goes straight to the sun to bask and test her limits. Her boyfriend Nick has discovered himself to be indestructible and in no time is expressing the self-multiplying rage that is present in every panel he’s in. Baldwin, ever the dutiful third wheel, can’t quite see his powers right away like the others do. Three young hackers wanting to test their strength, they were looking to pillage some big bank when they stumbled into the trap of a man called Mr. Akio. He chooses the millennial hackers to be recipients of an “evolutionary” gift. What that gift entails is unclear to the hackers and maybe even Akio himself. The only sure thing is that Elena, Baldwin, and Nick are no longer limited to the skills and strengths of average humans. This series is painfully timely, and reading it hurt so good.

    For Fans of: MR. ROBOT, John Dies at the End by David Wong, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Akira the Katsuhiro Otomo Movie &

    Manga

    Art: Ajauro is as bold as this concept, and terrifying when it counts.

    Sell it: To those hungry for hacker flavored sci-fi and revolution.

  • Donovan

    An intelligent and thrilling experiment in social commentary, superpowers, government conspiracies, and a tumultuous love triangle. The most impressive illustrations I’ve seen all year. Please let there be more to this story.

  • GrilledCheeseSamurai

    You know that found footage movie that came out 5 years or so ago called,

    ? That's what this comic reminded me of.

    In Generation Gone, we have three teenaged kids who are hacking DARPA and other government agencies to practice and hone their skills so that when they start skimming banks they won't get caught.

    Little do they know...they are being watched.

    A scientist has come up with a string of code that when the human eye reads it, it unlocks 'superhuman powers.'

    So basically we have 5 iss

    You know that found footage movie that came out 5 years or so ago called,

    ? That's what this comic reminded me of.

    In Generation Gone, we have three teenaged kids who are hacking DARPA and other government agencies to practice and hone their skills so that when they start skimming banks they won't get caught.

    Little do they know...they are being watched.

    A scientist has come up with a string of code that when the human eye reads it, it unlocks 'superhuman powers.'

    So basically we have 5 issues of a comic about what happens when fucked up kids become X-Men. Only, this isn't a Marvel comic, so the things are a lot more shocking.

    Fun book. While it's not overly deep it makes up for that by going bonkers, balls to the wall, with everything else. By the end of the final issue, I felt invested and interested enough in the story that I am pretty hyped to see what happens when this comic starts back up again in early 2018. There are a lot of different directions this story could take and I honestly have no idea whats going to happen.

    I'd give this a three and a half star rating if I could...

  • James DeSantis

    *Knock Knock* is that you Chronicles?

    I kid. I actually enjoyed this one a bit. It's ALOT like Chronicles, which is okay with me, I loved Chronicles. So you have three hacker friends who decide to run a big scheme and gets lots of money. Most of them for admirable reasons. However, when they try that, they are struck with a virus of some sorts that gives them powers. One of flying, one of super strength, and one...well I won't spoil that one. However, as they get stronger, things get worse, beca

    *Knock Knock* is that you Chronicles?

    I kid. I actually enjoyed this one a bit. It's ALOT like Chronicles, which is okay with me, I loved Chronicles. So you have three hacker friends who decide to run a big scheme and gets lots of money. Most of them for admirable reasons. However, when they try that, they are struck with a virus of some sorts that gives them powers. One of flying, one of super strength, and one...well I won't spoil that one. However, as they get stronger, things get worse, because...more interesting.

    Good: The fights are brutal and fucked up but always entertaining. The storyline gets progressively more screwed up and can see why these characters become worse and worse. The ending leaves it open but also if never continues that's okay. Also the art is unique and pretty different.

    Bad: The underlying message about the government and the weak and so on is cool but a bit too hamfisted. I also thought this should be longer. Sometimes Ales Kot writes stuff but it feels incomplete or not showing you the complete story. The change of one of the leads was too quick, to sudden.

    Overall I had fun reading this. Brutal, screwed up, pretty much always entertaining. I'd go with a solid 3.5 out of 5 for this one.

  • Chad

    Take the plot of Chronicle and add in some heavy-handed social commentary and you have Generation Gone. The book steals a LOT from Chronicle, same basic plot, same basic characters. There's some half-assed commentary about society that isn't really thought out along with a B-plot about one of the kids' brother who was (killed?) that's made him jaded about the world but it never really gets fleshed out. Like a lot of Ales Kot's work, the story is only partly fleshed out to show the scenes he want

    Take the plot of Chronicle and add in some heavy-handed social commentary and you have Generation Gone. The book steals a LOT from Chronicle, same basic plot, same basic characters. There's some half-assed commentary about society that isn't really thought out along with a B-plot about one of the kids' brother who was (killed?) that's made him jaded about the world but it never really gets fleshed out. Like a lot of Ales Kot's work, the story is only partly fleshed out to show the scenes he wants us to see, but that connective tissue that explains how we got there is missing. I always feel like there are a few pages torn out of any Ales Kot story.

    Received an advance copy from Image and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

  • Travis Duke

    Teens that have anti-establishment issues that get super powers, not really original and not the best I have read in that category. I wanted to like this more, I really did, but the beginning is sluggish and overall I felt like Image has done this story multiple times. I will say the pace picks up nicely mid way and liked it a lot more by then but some of the writing was just O.K. ( we get it you want to save your sick mom and take down the government) The art is really crisp and well done. I am

    Teens that have anti-establishment issues that get super powers, not really original and not the best I have read in that category. I wanted to like this more, I really did, but the beginning is sluggish and overall I felt like Image has done this story multiple times. I will say the pace picks up nicely mid way and liked it a lot more by then but some of the writing was just O.K. ( we get it you want to save your sick mom and take down the government) The art is really crisp and well done. I am on the fence about reading more.

  • Jan Philipzig

    "What happens when you're young, angry, and get superpowers you never asked for?" Another attempt to breathe new life into the superhero genre. Vaguely intriguing, but it all feels a bit half-baked and clunky to me.

  • Alex Sarll

    "Perhaps I am too direct for you", says the scientist who's found the secret of superpowers, and he's not kidding. I agree with almost all the points Kot is making here - the failures of our governments, the theft of the future from the young, the whiny entitlement of the young man who has gone past wanting more than this into wanting control of everyone (whilst lacking, of course, any self-control). But fuck me, it's all pretty on-the-nose, and I'm not sure the political implications of Chronic

    "Perhaps I am too direct for you", says the scientist who's found the secret of superpowers, and he's not kidding. I agree with almost all the points Kot is making here - the failures of our governments, the theft of the future from the young, the whiny entitlement of the young man who has gone past wanting more than this into wanting control of everyone (whilst lacking, of course, any self-control). But fuck me, it's all pretty on-the-nose, and I'm not sure the political implications of Chronicle or They're Not Like Us were really so oblique that they needed a gloss this explicit. As to the art, it's fine in a vaguely Jacen Burrows style until anyone gets angry, which is unfortunate, because the nature of the story is such that a lot of people do.

    (Edelweiss ARC)

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