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 ALES KOT and ANDRE LIMA ARAUJO.Collects issues 1 through 5.

Generation Gone, Vol. 1 Details

TitleGeneration Gone, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 9th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534304703
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes

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Generation Gone, Vol. 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Scott (GrilledCheeseSamurai)
    January 1, 1970
    You know that found footage movie that came out 5 years or so ago called, Chronicle? 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, Chronicle? 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...
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    "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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  • Kenny
    January 1, 1970
    This is precious. Hurry with the Netflix movie already.
  • Derek Royal
    January 1, 1970
    I read this for an upcoming episode of the podcast. I like Kots's work, normally, and I did enjoy this first volume of the series. However, there were a few facets of the storytelling -- certain plot twists, particular character behavior, over-dramatized actions, as well as some of the art -- that seemed a bit off and took me out of the narrative. These were minor things for the most part, but they added up to noticeable distractions. Still, I like the premise and where the story may be going, s I read this for an upcoming episode of the podcast. I like Kots's work, normally, and I did enjoy this first volume of the series. However, there were a few facets of the storytelling -- certain plot twists, particular character behavior, over-dramatized actions, as well as some of the art -- that seemed a bit off and took me out of the narrative. These were minor things for the most part, but they added up to noticeable distractions. Still, I like the premise and where the story may be going, so I'll read on in the series.
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  • Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
    January 1, 1970
    The characters in Generation Gone, Vol 1 created quite an impression on me, simply because they didn’t stay in the boxes I expected them to stay in. Ellie was weak in some areas, incredibly strong in others. Nick was a douche, but even then I could sympathize with him for the pain that he was feeling. Even Baldwin was interesting, though he is one that we know the least about. The one thing that ties the trio of Nick, Ellie, and Baldwin together is their recognition that things need to change an The characters in Generation Gone, Vol 1 created quite an impression on me, simply because they didn’t stay in the boxes I expected them to stay in. Ellie was weak in some areas, incredibly strong in others. Nick was a douche, but even then I could sympathize with him for the pain that he was feeling. Even Baldwin was interesting, though he is one that we know the least about. The one thing that ties the trio of Nick, Ellie, and Baldwin together is their recognition that things need to change and their anger at a world that they feel like has abandoned them. The General was a walking piece of egotistical arsehole, but he absolutely loved his daughter and did try to protect people when he could. Basically, you can’t easily love or hate any of these characters. And that is… not something I’m used to. I think it’s nice when characters have flaws, but to have them feel so real is something odd in a comic book. I think this aspect drew me to the story even when the superhero portion of things would normally push me away a bit. There is one panel in Generation Gone, Vol 1 that said so much. It’s a conversation between the General and Ellie’s mother. It made me want to whoop and holler and cheer because WOULDYOULOOKATTHAT! A woman, a sick woman, going toe to toe with a man in a position of authority, and not backing down one inch!“So you want to get a woman who is too powerful for you and restrain her until you figure out what to do with her?" - Momma"I want to find a girl who is dealing with something that could harm her and others and I want to help her contain herself." - General"By imposing your rules on her?” - Momma Yay for Momma Bear! Be the visible parent in literature that respects and stands up for your daughter while allowing her to do her own thing. Yes!! And then there’s the domestic violence. Wow! Not something I expected. I haven’t read a graphic novel before where two of the main characters were involved in a relationship that involved domestic violence. I’m sure there’s probably some out there, but this was an entirely new experience for me! I found myself wanting to reach into the panels and shake Ellie. To tell her to see what was going on. To tell her she was better than that! It was almost painful waiting for her to figure things out for herself.On a lighter note: One of the things that made an impression early on, and carried through is that the Generation Gone, Vol 1 feels very ‘moist’. I know, I know. That’s a horrible word. But people are sweating, vomiting, crying, etc, all the time. Fluids everywhere. Every. Where.Of course, nothing is perfect. So I would be amiss if I weren’t to point out that even I felt like some of the poses and thoughts and stuff of Ellie felt a bit like Jean Gray from X-Men. And I can’t say I was all aflutter over the art. But the violence made me happy, the dialogue made me think, and the characters kept me engaged. So, yes, I definitely recommend everyone check out Generation Gone, Vol 1.I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration.
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  • -RadioActiveBookWorm-
    January 1, 1970
    Goodreads Synopsis: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 ALES KOT and ANDRE LIMA ARAUJO.Collects issues 1 through 5.My Review:I received a copy of Generation Gone Goodreads Synopsis: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 ALES KOT and ANDRE LIMA ARAUJO.Collects issues 1 through 5.My Review:I received a copy of Generation Gone from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Generation Gone starts off rocky. A girl telling a boy she loves him and he says that he wishes he could control her more and that her mood swings are boring and she apologizes. What I mean by rocky is that it's not great for the characters, but the story itself sucked me in from the beginning. Project Utopia is a completely unique idea to anything I've read lately, and it's basically when you try to rewrite someone's DNA with codes.The story itself is really interesting, following a bunch of hackers trying to live their lives, robbing banks. A session gone wrong leaves the trio with unusual and inconsistent abilities. I really liked the art in this, it fits well with the story. Definitely check it out if you get the chance. Here's a link to the book on Amazon!https://www.amazon.ca/Generation-Gone...Thanks for reading! Check out this review and more at my blog.(Radioactivebookreviews.wordpress.com)
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  • Mike D
    January 1, 1970
    Written by Ales Kot and André Lima Araújo, Generation Gone Volume 1 is a compilation graphic novel of the first six installments of Ales and André's millennial generation tale Generation Gone. With absolutely fabulous artwork from André Lima Araújo and Chris O’Halloran, Generation Gone is a unique attempt to look at society and the superhero genre through the lens of the millennial generation.Fantastic artwork, good action, and a huge amount of social commentary left quickly reading Generation G Written by Ales Kot and André Lima Araújo, Generation Gone Volume 1 is a compilation graphic novel of the first six installments of Ales and André's millennial generation tale Generation Gone. With absolutely fabulous artwork from André Lima Araújo and Chris O’Halloran, Generation Gone is a unique attempt to look at society and the superhero genre through the lens of the millennial generation.Fantastic artwork, good action, and a huge amount of social commentary left quickly reading Generation Gone and wanting more. If not for the sometimes clunky dialogue, sometimes haphazard plot, and heavy hand this work could be an instant classic. As it is, I would recommend this to anyone that is familiar with and enjoys the graphic novel/comic book format and wants a read that deals with timely social issues. If you are newer to format, or perhaps picking it up after a long hiatus not reading comics, then I would definitely point you in other, perhaps more mainstream directions. read more at https://www.signalhorizon.com/single-...
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  • Josh
    January 1, 1970
    *Galley received from Image*There's a lot of potential here between the socially-relevant themes and the concept of average people unexpectedly being given super-powers. And in some regards, the story manages to achieve what it wants to. It certainly has its interesting moments and points of effective storytelling.Unfortunately, it also wears its politics on its sleeve, so to speak, in a way that is so obvious as to detract from the story being told. There are also places where the writing just *Galley received from Image*There's a lot of potential here between the socially-relevant themes and the concept of average people unexpectedly being given super-powers. And in some regards, the story manages to achieve what it wants to. It certainly has its interesting moments and points of effective storytelling.Unfortunately, it also wears its politics on its sleeve, so to speak, in a way that is so obvious as to detract from the story being told. There are also places where the writing just doesn't work as well as it could have. I'd probably pick up a second volume to see where things go, but Volume 1 has its successes and its faults in equal measure.
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  • Roxanne
    January 1, 1970
    This is a Goodreads win review. This is a Science Fiction/Superhero adventure comic book for adults. It is set a little ahead at 2020 and it is about three young hackers and they have superhero powers. The book is very colorful and this is a genre I do not usually read but I enjoyed it.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Much better thank expected- can't wait to see what's next!
  • M.
    January 1, 1970
    A very current story. Well done.
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    January 1, 1970
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    Creepy the possibility of this. Wrong people to give super powers to. Very interesting. I greatly look forward to the next installment.
  • Nat
    January 1, 1970
    this was great. A little predictable, but sets up a fantastic world.
  • Dena Burnett
    January 1, 1970
    I read this as individual issues. Looked forward to this title every month. A lot of really vivid "Holy S@&T! Did they really do that!?" moments in this story.