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Pariah Volume 1 (Pariah)

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Brent Marks, a known Vitro, is desperately trying to live a normal high school life while suffering the slings and arrows of being known as an uber-geek. But, things go from bad to worse when the Vitro community is blamed for a fatal explosion in a military weapons lab and the subsequent release of a deadly toxin.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Sea Lion Books (first published July 24th 2012)
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More than anything else, this series seems to be about the idea of otherness, about what is normal and what isn't. And in that it is an interesting story, because the characters that are introduced represent very different approaches to being "different." Set in the near future, this is also something of a science fiction story, the protagonists all being vitros, a group of enhanced individuals who are capable of superhuman feats of intellect and engineering. In
I’ve always personally found that the best science fiction – that which remains truest to the themes only the greatest sci-fi authors usually explore – is those tales told of a time just around the corner from today. Vaulting centuries into tomorrow might help serve a narrative purpose, such as has been the case with almost every incarnation of STAR TREK, but all that matters when the pop and sizzle of the special effects fade is what the story teaches us about ourselves. Consequently, positioni ...more
Jan 15, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vitros are children born of an experiment designed to cure rare and fatal diseases in-vitro. They’re essentially human, but highly intelligent. Like all sub-sets of the population, they’re regarded with distrust, however. Some attempt to blend with society, others are hidden away and yet others are invited to put their exemplary minds to use.

When an explosion at Marinus Labs releases a deadly toxin, the Vitros are blamed. As a group, they are labelled terrorists and are rounded up and imprisoned
I have to say, if the goal of Sea Lion Books sending me review copies is partially to make me want to own the physical books myself, they're achieving it with a rate that's probably scaring my checkbook. (Not that I don't scare it myself every time I walk into my local comic book store or Barnes & Nobles.) I need this book, just like I needed a copy of the first volume of Storm Born.

Brent Marks, a known Vitro, is desperately trying to live a normal high school life while suffering the slings
Jessica Strider
Feb 07, 2013 Jessica Strider rated it liked it
Pros: varied characters, interesting premise, plays on politics and racism

Cons: artwork wasn't to my liking, not much info given as to how vitros were created and why they're so different

This graphic novel collects the first four issues of the Pariah comic books. Each comic details the background of a vitro character (or in one case a set of characters), and how they react when vitros are accused of blowing up a lab, releasing a virus into the environment. Together, the issues form a complex pi
Dec 16, 2013 Doreen rated it really liked it
12/16/13 Awesome hard sci-fi. Great basis for future storytelling. Looking forward to reading more. Review tk.

Andy Stehr
Sep 21, 2014 Andy Stehr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great beginning. I'm excited to read the next volume. It would also make a great TV show.
Mar 23, 2016 Miriam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alex Sarll
Teens with astonishing powers, a society that hates and fears them - nothing wrong with the execution, but ultimately we have seen this story a hundred times before.
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