Lone Wolf 2100 #1

Lone Wolf 2100 #1

Writer: Eric Heisserer Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
6.4Critic Rating
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AD 2100: A devastating manmade plague is turning the human race into cannibalistic monsters known as the Thrall. But there is hope: young Daisy Ogami’s blood holds the secret to a cure—if Itto, her android protector, can get her to a place where it can be extracted!

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 5, 2016

    Lone Wolf 2100 #1 introduces us to a bold and vivid landscape, and whether you're acquainted with the source material or not, you're bound to find yourself enthralled by this narrative. Taking a classic concept and layering it with emotion, mystery and tons of passion, the creative team certainly give us many reasons to return for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 12, 2015

    I will admit there is something about the appearance of the thrall, that reminds of goblins and orcs, for some reason. Yet I imagine I'm not the only who will notice that as it read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 11, 2015

    The premise suits this homage to the classic manga very well while the action will make you want more. You'll want to read more after this issue that is for sure, but will it sustain the base it establishes? Hard to say! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 5, 2016

    Reboots have become the currency of the current comic book landscape, but if they were all like Lone Wolf 2100 #1, we wouldn't think of the word "reboot" as a bad thing. Writer Eric Heisserer along with Miguel Sepulveda and Javier Mena don't reinvent the wheel or over-think this new series. They simply take the concept of the original series and deliver an action and narrative heavy first issue to whet the appetite of fans and hook in new readers for this new adventure. Lone Wolf 2100 #1 isn't a perfect return for the android samurai and his charge, but it is a fun one and sometimes that's exactly what is needed to get a series started on the right foot. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Project-Nerd - Anne Jan 2, 2016

    I would definitely recommend Lone Wolf 2100 to anyone who's a fan of post-apocalyptic action comics, but I also think it has the potential to go deeper and appeal to a wider audience. Being that this is only the first issue, it still has time to reveal more about the overall plot and Daisy's key role. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jan 6, 2016

    While the series isn't likely reach the 28 volumes set by the original, with 4 issues to work with there's definitely some groundwork being laid for an incredible story here. My only worry is that there's just not going to be enough space to do it justice. Definitely a title to look out for, especially for the sheer the strength of the concept. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 8, 2016

    This is shaping up to be a pretty solid series. The plot isn't too original, but we're only at the first issue, so who knows what could happen? It's a good story, but I'm really hoping the plot thickens from here. Either way, this is a really good issue with a lot of great elements to it"definitely worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 11, 2016

    Despite the solid narrative structure and composition, Lone Wolf 2100 struggles to really make itself distinct with all the other post-apocalyptic material available. There's a draw because it's inspired by a manga series, but there's no overarching, strong pull for readers to stay entrenched in the story for future issues. The ending certainly leaves Heisserer enough to hook readers into wanting to see the next issue as we see more clearly who we're supposed to be rooting against, but whether or not that translates throughout the issues after that is questionable. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Jan 7, 2016

    The first thing you'll notice with Miguel Sepulveda's art is his talent in cityscapes and creating the sense of depth. The design of costumes and vehicles is clever yet not ridiculously advanced or over the top. The battle scene shown is good setup to establish Itto's skills. Colouring here is in the hands of Javier Mena who gives everything a textured paint look and works brilliantly with light sources and shadows. Also of note should be the excellent painted cover by Brian Kalin OConnell which helps tie the book back to its manga roots. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Jan 10, 2016

    With barely interesting characters and questionable plot, Lone Wolf 2100 isn't shaping up to be all that interesting, except for readers who really like katana-centric sword fights. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2016

    This series is a bit of an odd one in that it's a reboot of Dark Horse's 2002 re-imagining of the classic Lone Wolf and Cub manga. Unfortunately, at this point the source material has become a little too diluted. The attempt to rejigger Lone Wolf and Cub as a post-apocalyptic zombie story winds up turning this comic into something the comic industry has plenty of already - post-apocalyptic zombie stories. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 6, 2016

    "Lone Wolf 2100" #1 feels like an update that didn't need to happen. Aside from aging Daisy up, which could work well down the line, nothing stands out as justifying the reboot. Maybe future issues will bring a strong hook into the property, but -- for now -- it's just not coming together. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jan 10, 2016

    I feel bad trying to talk about Chasing the Setting Sun. It's not bad in any way that's engaging to the senses. It's so vacuous and uninteresting, any comment I can make about it feels like I'm giving the thing too much credit. It's like trying to do an in depth analysis on the flavor of white bread. What's sad most of all is that there are so many interesting things one could have done with a science fiction take on a samurai manga. There's no rule something simple can't be compelling. Star Wars is at its core a retread of the over used Hero's Journey and break box office records. This is just dull. Read Full Review

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