One of the best things about this comic is the premise. It's simple. Super-smart teenagers versus the world. It doesn't hurt that the writing is witty, funny, and exciting, while managing to squeeze in a warm and fuzzy teenage romance (the good kind, like something out of an '80s John Cusack movie). The "Vitro" we follow in Pariah #2, and the unofficial leader of this gang of fugitives, is Lila Ellerman. She's smart, decisive, and strong, with poise and determination beyond her sixteen years, and a pure and requited love for a fellow "Vitro" named Brandon that is rather befitting of her sixteen years. While I really enjoyed experiencing the group dynamic of this rabble of wunder-teens as they evaded capture and plotted their future, I really perked up at the introduction of a new character, another "Vitro," Franklin Hyde, who appears to be working for the Government, but is so incredibly quirky and blase, you can't help but love him. Anyway, I won't tell you more about him or the story for that matter, you'll just have to go get it and read it for yourself.
Written by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt with art and lettering by Brett Weldele, Pariah #2 hits stands TODAY, August 31st.
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