Xombi #1

Xombi #1

Writer: John Rozum Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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You can't keep a good XOMBI down! The immortal David Kim kept "alive" by nanotech enhancements returns to the DC Universe in a new ongoing series! Creator John Rozum and hot BATMAN AND ROBIN artist Frazer Irving team up to deliver the finest in contemporary urban horror with a Super Hero twist! As an undying, unchanging Xombi, David Kim must watch the world consume itself and burn while humanity grows more distant from each other due to the rise of technology. What would a Xombi do just to feel change again? And where will he ever be able to find a kindred soul?

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 17, 2011

    Congratulations are in order for Rozums crafty blending of science, religion, and the occult, all in one chilling issue. Give it a tryyou certainly cant say its not original. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 19, 2011

    I like to think that "Xombi" was a book ahead of its time in the '90s, although to be fair it was also in the same era as the birth of the Vertigo imprint, and when readers had already experienced books like Grant Morrison's "Doom Patrol" and Peter Milligan's "Shade the Changing Man." None the less, I hope that it was somehow ahead of its time, if only because that gives me even a faint hope that "Xombi" will prosper now. This book is too good to ignored a second time. Pick up a copy. Please? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thomas Crawford Mar 21, 2011

    This is a strong start to what looks to be a fascinating series, and I hope some it generates more buzz. Because, as it stands, this book is a lock for my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 7, 2011

    You couldn't find a better artist to illustrate such a surreal super-hero book. Irving's artwork has always had a weird bent to it, but he's nevertheless able to capture the everyday, everyman moments of the story as well. I like that the characters aren't dressed up in super-hero costumes. Instead, it feels more like these people are part of a network of adventurers with common goals and ideals. Irving also employs perfectly unnatural colors to reinforce the weird and bizarre atmosphere. He clearly favors pastel tones that he somehow manages to tweak to take on a darker feel. The soft blue, muted yellow and gaudy pink colors come off as the visual equivalent of minor and/or atonal chords. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 19, 2011

    I really, really liked this first issue. Welcome to the DC Universe, Xombi. Hope you stick around for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Mar 17, 2011

    Xombi is off to a decent start, and should please fans of old. Irving could ultimately be the deciding factor in the long run, as his style could begin to hurt the book depending on where Rozum takes the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Mike McLarty Mar 21, 2011

    I admire what this book sets out to do, but the final product doesn't do much to compel me to make future purchases. It reads like Morrison-lite and although the art is pretty to look at, the story never really gets its footing. Xombi #1 receives 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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