Gone #2 Review: “Jock, As Always, Is Fantastic”

Gone #2 review

Read our review of Gone #2 from DSTLRY, written and drawn by Jock, as the dark space-faring adventure continues.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Gone #2 Review:

In the second issue of this series, we’re jumping forward over a decade as one woman is essentially Die Hard in space. Meanwhile, a zombie ship is right on her heels.

“I loved the tone of this,” said host Alex Zalben. “Jock as always, is fantastic.”

Zalben also noted that while TV isn’t the goal of a comic, this feels like a good follow-up to Battlestar Galactica, and “you can put this right on TV, have multiple episodes… And I would 100% eat every single episode up.”

Justin Tyler agreed, shouting out Planet of the Apes as a bit of inspiration as well for the book, as well as Alien. “This is a nice, adjacent sci-fi world to enjoy,” said Tyler.

Pete LePage loved the “epic tone,” and artistically thought “The space panels are just unbelievable… I want to hang these up on my wall.” He also shouted out the tilted angles of some of the images, adding, “the action flows really nicely… I’m in such great hands when I’m reading something by Jock.”

And wrapping up, Zalben added that he’s “been very impressed by these issues we’ve read from DSTLRY… Clearly are going art first here. But at the same time, both Somna and Gone have such specific pitches for stories that they can draw you in. New publishers come out all the time. And to have people that are like, ‘Oh, these are clear concepts.’ These are top-tier artists doing things that look phenomenal that I would love to have a collected edition of on my shelf, that I could just flip through every once in a while. That’s great. You get that very rarely, and they’re really paying off on the promise of what they said the publisher is going to be.”

Gone #2 Official Synopsis:

The new hit series from DSTRLY by JOCK continues! It’s been fifteen years since we last saw ABI—a frightened 13-year-old stowaway on a spaceship bound for distant stars… Now nearly 30, Abi is not only still roaming the galaxy, but is a self-assured—and deeply scarred—veteran of an intergalactic war! Beautiful written and drawn by JOCK — Eisner Award winning artist of SNOW ANGELS & BATMAN: ONE DARK KNIGHT — GONE is in an action-packed sci-fi adventure where a young heroine has grown into a war-weary spacefarer who still dreams of one elusive goal…. getting home. For fans of Andor and The Hunger Games

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