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

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 …

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:

Poison Ivy's Rebirth From Child to Sexed-Up Adult on 'Gotham' Covered in New Featurette

The wacky world of Fox's Gotham has long embraced its brand of crazy. "Anything goes," seems to be the motto as the show has tried to fill in the blanks of a pre-Batman Gotham City. Besides making the future Commissioner Gordon an erratic hot-head, his future wife a sociopath, and brought back a villain from the dead, the latest stunt involves aging-up a teen Ivy Pepper magically into an adult to use her powers as a seductress.
Executive producer Ken Woodruff explained this creepy premise to THR: We made the change for two reasons: The character Ivy in the comics, one of her greatest powers is the power of seduction. Everyone was much more comfortable with that with an older actress as opposed to a teenager. We want to explore that classic, canonical power of Ivy. And we didn't just make her older with that attack. When she's changed and transformed, there's a real character change as well. She'll still have some of the same traits, but she'll be much d…

An Artist Will Get His Revenge in The Post-WWII Original Graphic Novel SIMON SAYS

Image Comics announces an all-new, original graphic novel Simon Says by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee which will paint a post-World War II Europe in a scarlet shade of revenge this September.


Simon Says is a drama-filled, crime noir story that follows a former artist to the Führer who hunts down and seeks justice upon the Nazis he witnessed murder his friends and loved ones during the war. It is an original graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real-world Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands.
"Simon Says is about an innocent and gentleman, an artist, whose family and life are destroyed by a real-world event. Not something sci-fi or fanciful, but something that has happened and could happen again. In that way, it's the story of any of us, and how we would respond if who we were and what we had were lost,” said Frattino. "The real-life, famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, was quoted as once sayin…

KICKSTARTER SPOTLIGHT: Tyler & Wendy Chin-Tanner's 'Dead Beats' Music Themed Horror Anthology

Dead Beats is a 160-page full-color anthology of music-themed horror comics centered around the curiosities for sale at one peculiar record store by its enigmatic Shoppe Keeper.

..if you're looking for new or used vinyl, cassettes, CDs, gear, or merch, Dead Beats has the best selection in town. Of course, everything we sell has a story and our friendly Shoppe Keeper is happy to tell you all about it. All sales final Edited by Joseph Corallo (Oh S#!t, It's Kim & Kim, Mine!) and Eric Palicki (This Nightmare Kills Fascists, All We Ever Wanted), Dead Beats features more than twenty comics stories and more than forty up-and-coming creators and industry veterans, as well as cover art and interstitial narrative illustrations by Lisa Sterle (Long Lost, Submerged).




From the Dead Beats introduction, illustrated by Lisa Sterle



From "Vanishing." Illustrations by Sally Cantirino from a script by Matthew Erman.

From "The Cursed Saxophone of Skasferatu." Illustrations by…