Magnus, Robot Fighter #1

Magnus, Robot Fighter #1

Writer: Jim Shooter Artist: Bill Reinhold Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5
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The continent-spanning city of North Am is a miracle of ingenuity and ambition, a technological paradise where "milespires" pierce the clouds and robots perform virtually all labor, freeing humankind to pursue leisure and bliss. But in the shadows of the sun-drenched towers, human mobsters use robot muscle "thug -- bots" to terrorize the citizenry of North Am. Human trafficking, illegal psychoactive substances, violent crime, and corrosive corruption are suddenly epidemic in the glittering utopia, with only the mighty Robot Fighter to stand against them. When a wealthy heiress is kidnapped, Magnus is drawn into the mob's deepest sanctuary, where Magnus faces the fight of his life against the immensely powerful half robot, half man known as Big Guns.

Dark Horse Comics proudly presents the rebirth of one of comics' most iconic heroes, Magnus, Robot Fighter! Reimagined for the twenty-first century by superstar scribe Jim Shooter and illustrated by Bill Reinhold (Th

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 9, 2010

    Here's hoping for a long run, and bigger stories in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2010

    Magnus' man-skirt aside, the art also functions much better than the visuals in Doctor Solar. Like Shooter, Bill Reinhold aims for a more retro feel in his work. Wes Dzioba's colors also help offset the retro tone with a bit of futuristic glow and shine. I'm not holding out much hope for Doctor Solar's future at Dark Horse right now, but Magnus seems poised for a solid career of robot fighting at his new home. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Aug 7, 2010

    This is your brain. This is your brain being hit by microwave radiation. Any questions? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 5, 2010

    This was a good issue, and its definitely worth reading for a longtime fan of the character. I just hope that, as the series moves forward, Shooter takes a few more chances with Magnus again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 5, 2010

    With a reprint of the 1963 Gold Key tale rounding out the extra-sized issue and providing more bang for your (three) bucks (and change!) this issue is a fine piece of reading that is quite unlike other titles you'll find on the stands this week. It's a nice introduction to the world of Magnus. It's approachable and smart, and doesn't burden itself with the history of the character or his franchise. Read Full Review

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