"Phillion juggles the multi-pronged plotlines well, even managing to fit in a burgeoning subplot involving the resurgence of the generation of heroes that preceded the current crop. And the action is impeccably choreographed, no small achievement when you don’t have panels full of artwork to fall back on.
"But the novel’s strength is no doubt its characters: Even more so than the first book, where it was hard not to assign standard superhero tropes (Kate = Batman, etc.), the superheroes of “Breakout” are people first, Spandex-clad adventurers second. Add in the particular depth of Phillion’s female characters — heroes and villains both — and you’ve got a superhero saga that really does deserve to break out."