Drones #1

Drones #1

Writer: Chris Lewis Artist: Bruno Oliveira Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
5.2Critic Rating
2.0User Rating

Two former predator drone operators face insurgency and insanity on the Las Vegas Strip in the surreal surroundings of the world's first terrorism-themed hotel!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Apr 21, 2015

    All in all, this is a very strong opening for what could be a very interesting mini-series. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's come out with a strong show of force. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Apr 23, 2015

    The premise is interesting.  Lewis' writing is solid.  He has a good sense of dialogue, and he definitely has quite an imagination. Olivera's artwork is solid. He does not provide too much background detail - he sticks to the basics and delivers pretty well.  The question remains- can this creative team sustain?  It may be worth following this comic to see if they can keep it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Andrew McIntyre Apr 22, 2015

    A brilliant and beautiful satire on the war obsessed culture of today. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Apr 23, 2015

    Even though the artwork was great, the story itself just wasn't up my alley. But that's just my personal opinion. If any of what I've described above piques your interest, give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephanie Panisello Apr 28, 2015

    I was frustrated and then realized Lewis had me right where he wanted; he is bringing awareness to a sick part of our society that longs for violence, destruction, death and pornography as a form of entertainment. You got me Chris. This Lady is just curious as to where the second can go from herewithout turning this sickness into a further disease. I guess well have to see. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Apr 19, 2015

    The rest of the book is a mix of PG-13 rated sexual innuendo and more of those same sort of non-sequiturs-that-aren't-but-could-be-and-probably-are scenes. I never seemed to be able to get my bearings enough to care about what was or wasn't actually happening in this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Chris White Apr 21, 2015

    The art direction for the most part is smart. There is some great lighting of the panels and the Vegas Strip really comes alive on the pages. The effects used seem to come from real flares of experienced minds and for me, this is where Drones #1 gives me the most enjoyment. There is real detail here, especially when we see the faces of the characters take centre stages of the panels. I have no qualms about the nature of its art direction because it reminds me of some of David Gibbons old work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 29, 2015

    Drones probably had a good treatment, but with a lack of a story hook, and the art style being sketchy, Im not in a hurry to read issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Apr 21, 2015

    Overall, while the premise is undoubtedly intriguing, the execution thus far is a little off-kilter, leaving Drones an ultimately frustrating read. Im still planning to check out the second issue, if only to see how Lewis and Oliveirahandle the story once it starts to pick up some momentum. The idea of terrorism as entertainment and the obvious parallels that can be drawn to our current society definitely has a lot of potential to it, its just a shame that this book seems to have stumbled right out of the starting blocks. Definitely one to keep an eye on though, if only to see if things pick up throughout the remaining four issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 23, 2015

    With very little to go on after just an issue, it remains to be seen if the creative team are able to pull this all together. At the very least, Lewis is to be commended for such a unique vision in pairing these elements together. In choosing such a distinct style of commentary on this world that exists today, there is a high bar set for Lewis, Oliveira and Cabral. Readers may just have to be a little patient to let these elements come together. For now, Drones #1 has not quite hit that mark. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Nov 11, 2015

    If anyone else out there has read and enjoyed this, and can explain it to me, I'm all ears. I really think I must have missed a key point, and I've read it four times. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Apr 21, 2015

    Drones fails miserably at being a satire, an intelligent commentary on drone warfare, or even a mildly entertaining action series. I'm sure I'll hear from defenders that I missed the point of the issue but if it was a joke it wasn't funny. I'm not writing this as a liberal or a conservative. I'm writing it as someone expecting a deeper look at a serious topic. If it was a satire, it failed. If it was meant to be exciting, it just felt dull. I generally tell my fellow reviewers that 'if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all' but in this instance it's acomic deserves that deserves thecriticism. I'll be blunt: Drones #1 isbad book that isn't worth your time or money. If you want to do something better donate it to the Wounded Warrior project. Read Full Review

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