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Brent Marks is not a freak. He is one of the Pariah, a group of teens who become extremely intelligent after being cured of a genetic disorder. Although in most ways a normal teen, Brent is considered dangerous and is tracked down by the government who see these kids as an enormous threat. Can he evade them? What do they have planned for Brent and the others?

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32 pages
Published December 25th 2012 by Sea Lion Books
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Bark
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Issue one of Pariah sets the stage for a dark edged story featuring super intelligent teens that are hunted down by the government. Everything seems normal enough at first glance despite the 2025 timestamp. An intelligent teen named Brent Marks declares to the reader that “he is not a freak”, later he is seen ineptly attempting to woo a beauty and a little later being bullied by jerks. He returns home to parents who appear to be glued to their couch with zombie-like expressions on their faces. T ...more
Tvaleros (SpadesHighReads)
The story opens up with an "average" boy, Brent Marks, showing a presentation to his class that could possibly change their financial problems and lead them to a glamorous life. How awesome is that!? I would literally be on the edge of my seat listening to every detail this kid has to tell me about raking in the mulla! BUT! None of his classmates pay him any attention or show him any ounce of care. He is a speck of insignificance you might say. You see Brent is not so 'average.' Yes, he is a tee ...more
Jenn
Jun 30, 2011 rated it liked it
RECEIVED FROM: The Pulbisher For Review


***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***

Brent Marks is a teenager living the year 2025. He's brilliant by design, a genetically altered human called a vitro. He already has enough trouble fitting in with his peers, but when an explosion occurs in a government lab which employs multiple vitros releasing an airborne toxin, it becomes impossible. The explosion is considered by the public to be an attempt at genocide on the average human. The vitros are dec
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Cassandra
Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog

Let's start off first with the cover artwork for Pariah. Its amazing! Into the reading, readers are introduced to the 'thick of things'. Brent is giving a highly intelligent speech to his fellow classmatess in school for them to be completely bored. Safe to say unimpressed. Asthe isssue moves into a more ominous tone there is the added information that in the world of Pariah there are certain people designated as Vitros. Vitro
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Amber
Aug 17, 2011 rated it liked it
When I was approached about reviewing a comic series on my blog, I felt a little over my head but I decided to give it a whirl. What came to me was Pariah, a story about super smart people called Vitros who have advanced knowledge and how they fit into the world of average people. Though I must admit that this first issue only serves to set up the world and its main character Brent Marks, it succeeds at whetting the appetite and I'm interested to see where this series might go.

Brent Marks is you
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Sharon
Jul 23, 2011 added it
not rating just yet!

http://ismellsheep.blogspot.com/2011/...

Pariah is the brain child of Oscar-winning film producer Aron Warner. He came up with the idea after reading an article about in-vitro genetic manipulation. The main characters are teenagers called Vitros who have become super-intelligent as a result of genetic “cures”. Aron, along with illustrator Brett Weldele (The Surrogates) and script writer Philip Gelatt, have partnered with Sea Lion Books to create a new type of hero. There will
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Diayll
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA Fans of Action and Adventure
Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4.5 Controllers
Review Source: Sea Lion Books

With an exhilarating adventure and its lush artwork, Pariah #1 is a fun quick read with a lasting impression. I couldn’t peel my eyes from the page. From the moment I met our main character, Brent Marks, I was engaged in his story and the world around him. His troubles leapt from the page and propelled me into the life of an average teenager who was simply, anything BUT average. Marks is a Vitro, one of
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Sarah Wilson
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it
I'd give this 3.5 stars. It actually had a very interesting story. I'm not so much a comic person as I like the greater depth and detail of novels. However, if a novel I enjoy a lot is made into a comic I like to read the comic. The visual is fun but you don't get enough of the story.

This comic, Pariah, is not based on a book. It's an original story and I found it detailed and the story line engaging. It read more like a book then most comics I have read. I enjoyed it and wanted to read more. N
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Sandy
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
**Thank-you Sea Lion Books for allowing me to read an ARC for review.**

What I found appealing about Pariah the moment I found out about it was that it was a story about teens, special teens being hunted down simply because they were different. It’s a story I've heard of before but in Pariah the teens don't have special powers they are simply too smart for their own good.

In this first issue we meet Brent Marks a vitro who adamantly declares that he is not a freak on the second page but at the sam
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Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pariah is brought to us by the Academy-award winning film producer of Shrek, Aron Warner, with his first graphic novel series! To be honest, it’s my first time reaching out into reading graphic novels but I used to read manga sometimes, so I’m not considering it too different from what I’m used to except that there’s now the added bonus of colour. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into when I began reading Pariah… but everything I read, I absolutely really enjoyed! I thought the fi ...more
Chibineko
The first thing I noticed about this comic was the artwork. Weldele chose to eschew the traditional comic artwork for a more dreamy, lush style. It works well to help the comic stand out, much as the main character of Brent does. It's gorgeous to look at and to me, was one of the best parts of the issue. It's more true to life than the traditional styles are, yet still reminds you that you're reading a comic.

The story of this is so far rather simple in design, which works for and against it. Pe
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Katy
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Katy by: Sea Lion Books
Shelves: ebook, graphic-novel
Set in a near-future world (2025), “Pariah” opens with a beautiful set of images, bringing us from the cosmos down to Akron, OH. We are then introduced to Brent Marks – who is not a freak. Really. He is a genius – a modern-day alchemist – but ask him to understand the connections between people, what other people are thinking, and he’s clueless. He’s what is called a “vitro” - and he is, like all vitros, extremely intelligent. He wants to spend his time with the “normal” people, to be normal. Bu ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Every once and a while I pick up graphic novels cause I love the feel of them. I like to see the pictures and it gives me a better picture of the story. This story is great. I loved the opening of the book cause immediately we the reader are thrown in Brent's world and see who he becomes.

The plot line of this book is really engaging and easy to get into. We seem changes happen in the world, and what Brent does. Brent is your normal teenager struggling with a crush and dealing with the fact that
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Cassie McCown
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pariah, Issue 1
By: Aaron Warner
ISBN: 9780983613
Published July 2011 by Sea Lion Books

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Brent Marks is a teenager in Akron, Ohio in the year 2025. He is also a Vitro, a genetically altered being. When a tragic accident occurs and the blame seems to fall on a group of Vitro, Brent is labeled a terrorist with the rest. When his own parents turn against him, will Brent be able to evade the government and clear his name? What exactly do they have planned for the Vitro?

I received a copy o
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Wee Shubba's World
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Original Post: http://totallybookalicious.blogspot.c...

This isn't the normal story line that perks my interest. However, when Sea Lions asked me review the comic I thought I would give it ago. And I was pleasantly suprised that I actually found it enjoyable.

Pariah is set in the year 2025 and follows the story of Brent. Brent want to be normal teenager but he isn't. He is a vitros. Someone who is extremely intelligent above the norm. After a very serious incident the goverment claim that all Vit
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Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci-fi fantasy fans
Recommended to Wicked ♥ (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess by: Sea Lion Books
Shelves: 2011, comics
Reviewed for Wickedly Bookish
http://wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/
Received from the publisher for review

Brent Marks, high-school student, incredibly intelligent, nerd extraordinaire. Oh yeah, and he's a Vitros. A Vitros is a kid who has been created through genetic manipulation. The super people of this comic are a bit different from your average super hero, in fact it would be more accurate to call them super nerds. Nerds with the power to be more intelligent than the smartest human to ever exis
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Sierra
Jul 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Brent Marks is your average high school student. He's ignored, misunderstood, trying to convince himself that he is not a freak, and trying to grab the attention of his friend, Anna. And oh, yea, run from a condemning government who believe Brent Marks is a threat. Because he's a Vitros; one of a small group of teenagers who became geniuses following the cure of a genetic disorder.
This is one of the first graphic novels I've read, and I have to say, I enjoyed it. The main character, Brent, alon
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Ed Scarpa
Jul 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
The story is ok but it is very similar to other stories that I have seen. The main character, Brent Marks, is different from his peers and just wants to fit in. It is very predictable on what is going to happen next. When the news is telling about the Vitros being declared a terrorist cell, I already knew that Brent's parents are going to turn him in. When he shows up at school, it is obvious that there is going to be a confrontation and Brent is going to hurt someone. There was no wondering, wh ...more
ILoveBooks
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a fun read. The story begins with Brent giving a speech to his class concerning financial matters and how to save for a terrific lifestyle. A normal teen speaking on finance may not be taken seriously; incidentally, Brent is not taken seriously. However, Brent is not your average teen, he is a Vitro. A Vitro has super intellect due to genetic manipulation. There is a lab explosions...could the Vitros be the cause? The story really takes off from there.



This comic was enjoyable
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Emma (BelleBooks)
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, kindle
First of all, a massive thank you to the lovely people at Sea Lion books for giving me a copy to review!

I hadn't heard anything about this before receiving a review copy so it came as quite a nice surprise when I found myself completely wrapped up in the story!

This issue follows Brent Marks who on paper seems like the typical high school kid, that is until the reader discovers he is a Vitro and doesn't have the brain of a typical high school kid!
In this issue you see a glimpse of a typical day i
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Bmquiram
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Pariah 01:
This is an interesting series. I didn’t read a summary to provide any insight into this graphic novel series before I started reading it. I think this is a very interesting story, but I would have liked a little background information before starting this series. The main character is a Vitros. Vitros are children that are not considered normal children.
With any group that isn’t considered normal it seems that group is often targeted, isolated from society, and blamed for situations
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Veronica Morfi
Nov 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Brent Marks is a Vitro, a teen who became extremely intelligent after being cured of a genetic disorder. He tries to live his life as normal as he can and although he feels so much different from everyone around him he refuses to accept that he is not normal.

After an explosion at a lab all the Vitros are considered terrosrists and some kids at his high school attack Brent. In order to escape he fights back and then decides to leave town for good. But he should have never forgotten that his acti
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Katie
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the first in the series & a great introduction.

Brent Marks is one of the Pariah! He is far more intelligent than any other normal human. He attends school like any normal teenager. One day after school when he arrives home, he finds his parents watching tv & discovers a breaking news story that there was an explosion at the labs. Vitros (or one of the Pariah) are to blame. Now they are all being tracked & arrested.

Brent attempts to go to school, only to be tormented & c
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kimyunalesca
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Brent Marks the protagonist,odd one out,trying to fit in and act normal even though he's not in fact he's a vitro a highly gifted individual. His life struggles we could all relate and learn from.Now, he's being hunted down due to the commotion other vitros did he thought he's fast enough to outwit his hunters but looks like somewhere along his calculations went wrong.

I like everything about it so far from the layout,text, tidbits of the characters story and I would like to see more...I can't wa
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Book Him Danno
This one was very interesting with a future world and kids that have special talents and intelligence making them stand out as a new race of sorts. I read it fast, and it paced well and now I want to know what happens next. The drawings are good and move the story along nicely.

The main character is a typical teen except for the one thing, that he hates, that makes him different. Don't we all feel that way at times, we are not the 'normal' kid and we stand out when we don't want to? We all just
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Anna
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Set in Akron, Ohio - in the year 2025. Issue #1 introduces you to Brent Marks, who just wants normalcy. But he is a vitro. A vitro is a person who was cured of genetic disorder. Being cured has resulted in high intelligence. As of just recently all vitros are now considered dangerous and part of a terrorist cell.

Prior to reading it I hadn't heard of Pariah, but I'm glad I got a chance to check it out. I enjoyed both the characters and story. Pariah is both dark and funny. Brent Marks is captivat
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Kevin Hellions
Sep 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Brent tells us he’s different. There are many references to the Vitros. Any reader will understand that Brent is a Vitro. However, its the revelation of what this means that blows your mind.

There's not a doubt in my mind that this comic will become a huge franchise. Exceeded all expectations. Read my full review over at...

http://teamhellions.com/2011/09/21/mo...

Ana
Podem ler a minha opinião completa no Floresta de Livros: http://florestadelivros.blogspot.com/...

A great start for what promisses to be a great series. The art is wonderful (after you adapt to it). Very intuitive and expressive.
The story is slow paced, but it has great development.

I have to thank Sea Lion Books for the opportunity to read this.
Rob Kristoffersen
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series, concerning Vitros who are kids who, after being cured of a genetic defect, become geniuses. And through no real fault of their own and by a government insurrection have been hunted into hiding. Awesome series!
Adriana
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Whooa... tak tohle byl trochu těžký kousek. :) Ale zajímavé... Jen je to spíše pro mužské čtenáře :D

3,5 hvězdiček

Review: http://elsewhereland.blogspot.com/201...
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Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster Shrek series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/DreamWorks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather Films where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows.
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