In Genesis II, Daniel lives on a semi-dystopian Earth where all of humanity is ruled by fear. Drone attacks, viruses, and the occasional evil robot are only a few of Earth’s worries. These problems pale in comparison to the real danger that is soon to face all of humanity, though. That danger comes in the form of a man named Vogt. Every human alive knows the name, because they either work for him, oppose him, or survive in fear of his onslaught of terrorism. His only goal is to wipe out the entire human population and repopulate the Earth with genetically modified organisms. He has already taken control of half of the Earth’s governments, with the other half soon to follow. The only thing he needs to achieve his goal is a certain piece of newly created technology. This technology can locate any person within a five-hundred-mile radius. This would allow him to take out the few remaining people in the world that have the power to end his reign of terror. The future looks bleak, but with the help of Daniel’s creations and his friends, he just might be able to save humanity.
Genesis II is a beautifully drawn graphic novel. I don’t read very many graphic novels, so when I picked out this one, I was in for a pleasant surprise. The storyline was really interesting, and I loved how the tale played out. The characters were also quite appealing, so getting to know them and the world they live in was really enjoyable. I did have a couple problems with the story, though. I felt like it was missing a few extra panels. Every once in a while, a character asked something and it didn’t seem like they got a response yet acted like they had. Beyond that, I wished the story was just a little bit longer; even 10-20 more pages would have done the trick. It does work as a complete story as is, but I feel like it would be even better if it were expanded just a little bit more. Also, there would occasionally be a misuse in grammar, such as “Time to backup up all the data…” All in all, though, this was a great read, and I would recommend it to anyone ages twelve and up who enjoys graphic novels.