Skip to main content

REVIEW: 'Exit Generation' #2 by Sam Read and Caio Oliveira


★★★★☆ (4/5)

Contrary to popular belief, a comic doesn't have to be technically perfect to be considered good or great. 'Exit Generation' #2 is an enormously fun read that takes chances with things like plausibility, coincidence, and plot devices but the pacing and characters drive the action. Jack and Mo find the help they were looking for in order to try and rescue their loved ones from the clutches of a human-eating alien race named the Ruleians.

Aliens vanish with your families and take off to space, what do you do? Well, if you're Jack and Mo you look for a way to get to space by seeking a pilot of some kind, right? It just so happens that the guy at the scrap yard was once a pilot, or so they think. They somehow convince the guy named Scrap to help them save their families. As luck would have it, he along with his teenage adopted daughter have a hidden fully functional command center complete with rocket and space shuttle ready to go. How fortuitous indeed!

Meanwhile, the humans are being prepped for a feast by the Ruleians while in orbit. Luckily, they found an unlikely partner in Grunt, a guard who happens to be a vegetarian. Things look bleak but will Jack, Mo, Scrap and Hannah make it in time to save them all before they become the main course?

It's this type of madness that makes 'Exit Generation' so enjoyable to read. It's not a parody, it's a pretty straight-forward sci-fi adventure book but it flows so smoothly and efficiently you can't wait to see what happens next. Sure, it's preposterous at times but it still captures your imagination. The fast-paced script and panel layouts help move things along before you've had too much time to think about it. 

Caio Oliveira does fantastic character designs especially while in space with the Ruleians. His style is reminscent of Simon Gane (They're Not Like Us) and Gabo (The Life After) with great attention to detail and Marissa Louise's bold and bright colors makes each page pop with a varied array of hues that add depth and warmth to each scene. 

'Exit Generation' #2 has been a nice surprise and actually improves on the first issue. It's as good as any comic from the Big Two and probably better. It has some wild ideas and not even logic can triumph over sheer unadulterated entertainment. It's definitely worth adding to your pull list if you're looking for a good time. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DC Comics March Movie Poster Variant Covers are Fantastic

DC Comics may have outdone themselves with their running themed variant covers for the month of March 2015. After some fun and gorgeous variants in 2014 like Darwin Cooke (December), LEGO (November), and Bombshells (June) to name a few DC Comics is continuing to bring some creative covers in 2015. January will feature Flash throughout the company line in celebration of his 75th Anniversary, February will bring everyone’s favorite wild card, Harley Quinn, on DC covers, and perhaps the best mash-ups of comics and famous movie posters will arrive in March.

'Aberrant Season 2' Promises Twisty '80's Inspired Action When the Political Thriller Returns

A new, delightfully twisted story arc of the much-lauded political action thriller is coming to you this February!



Rylend Grant has been busy. The screenwriter – whom has previously penned poppy action fare for folks like Ridley Scott, Justin Lin, John Woo, and F. Gary Gray – spent 2018 writing movies for the likes of J.J. Abrams and Hamilton star Daveed Diggs. He also somehow managed to find the time to put together a deliciously evil five-issue sequel to his critically acclaimed comic book, ABERRANT.

“I don’t sleep much,” says Grant, whom is also raising a gleefully rambunctious two-year-old.

To add fuel to his bone-tired fire, Collider recently announced that ABERRANT is being developed for television by 24 and Felicity executive producer Tony Krantz.

“Tony is one of the smartest people working in Hollywood today,” said Grant, who will write the pilot and produce the series alongside Krantz. “He has shown a uniquely genuine passion and enthusiasm for the book. I honestly couldn’t b…

WONDER WOMAN OF THE DAY: Fitness Model Gia Macool Embodies the Amazon Princess

The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume. 

For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …

PREVIEW: 'The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers' HC by Francesco Francavilla

A series of unexpected disappearances and deaths hit Central City. Initially, these cases seem purely unrelated; no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case!


The iconic masked crimefighter created by legendary comic book creator Will Eisner returns in an all-new tale by Francesco Francavilla... Eisner Award winner, master of crime noir, and worthy successor to The Spirit’s legacy!
The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers HC
writer: Francesco Francavilla artist: Francesco Francavilla cover: Francesco Francavilla
FC  |  128 pages  |  $19.99  |   Teen+ 












Fitness Women in Superhero Body Paint by J.M. Manion

J.M. Manion has long been a successful photographer covering the fitness and bodybuilding industry. He has photographed some of the strongest, well-defined physiques on the planet. He's also had a love of super-heroes and comic books. So much so that Manion began publishing his own comic book, Iron Siren Comics, featuring some of the fitness competitors he's covered as superheroes themselves. It's no wonder he sometimes incorporates superhero cosplay and body paint into photo shoots. Here are just some examples of his work: