Transfusion #1

Transfusion #1

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: menton3 Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 10, 2012 Critic Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
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In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new series by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Oct 10, 2012

    Overall, Transfusion #1 is one of those surprise new #1s on the stands. It has such quality, you feel like you're getting the most for your $3.99. Intriguing backdrop, great writing, interesting premise, (vampires vs. robots!) and most all, an engaging story. I cannot recommend Transfusion #1 enough, it's one of the best comics this week, give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 9, 2012

    The debut of Transfusion was certainly very strong. It captured my interest and I lovedthe originality to the story and the visual design of the world. I think Niles and menton3have their work cut out for them, once they introduce a compelling character, I wouldsay this series has it all. This is a must-have for fans of horror, and real vampiretales. Some of you will probably want to pick up this book just because of menton3sridiculously good art. An excellent start to this series, I am very hopefully that the nextissue will continue the success found in this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Oct 15, 2012

    "Transfusion #1 is a great debut issue for an intriguing miniseries filled with the promise of horrific things to come. With Halloween just around the corner, this might be just the book you are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 18, 2012

    If you enjoy the weird and creepy, this comic is an absolute buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Sal Brucculeri Oct 9, 2012

    Steve Niles did a fantastic job of building suspense and wonder throughout this comic. Any reader could truly appreciate this comic. My only draw back was that some of the art was abstract to the point that I had to back off the page I was reading just to see if I saw anything different from what I was looking at up close. Overall it was a very interesting comic and it left me with wonder as to where the story would go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Oct 9, 2012

    Not a whole lot happens in this issue, but it is riveting at times. With a three issue run, it will be exciting to see if we get a lot of exposition and action or a smaller contained story like the first issue. Steve Niles can make either option work. I'm not 100% sold on this one just yet, but with the art and the potential of the first issue it is certainly one to keep an eye on. I give Transfusion #1 a 4/5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Oct 12, 2012

    I can’t recommend Transfusion #1 highly enough. The art is gorgeous, the story is highly intriguing and overall it makes for an excellent debut issue; what more is there to say? Read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Oct 15, 2012

    Suffice it to say then that, Transfusion is alarmingly, amazingly good. By reintroducing the idea of humans needing to compete for essential resources, and humans once again being subject to top-tier predators, Niles offers the seductive notion that biology might arise from culture, rather than the received wisdom of the reverse being true. In the space of just 22 pages then, Niles seems to have inaugurated an entirely new subgenre of scifi, and catapulted himself onto the very short list of great innovators of the genre, like Philip K. Dick or Robert Heinlein. Transfusion simply deserves, underline deserves, to be read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 18, 2012

    This is not worth every comic fans time or money. If you are not interested in a dark and dank atmosphere with some blood and a different kind of artwork, don't pick this up. But for fans of horror, read this to experience a grim atmosphere and a fantastic start to a story that definitely leaves those willing to look past the concept at face value thirsting for more. Just be aware it won't feel like you're getting a preview into an awesome series rather than a full $4 comic book which I will only look past once since this is the first issue and they are trying to draw in readers with a lot of questions and get them past face-palming at the concept of vampires versus robots, and for me they succeeded. I'm hungry for blood, and I want more Transfusion! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Oct 9, 2012

    At the end of the day, there isn't a whole lot to Transfusion #1 in terms of plot or setting. While it's a short, very entertaining read that holds promise nothing it guaranteed. I'll admit to being turned around on the paper-thin pitch, but Niles and menton3 need to do a lot more work for me to give Infusion an above average endorsement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Oct 15, 2012

    Transfusion #1 is a good book, do not get me wrong, but it's four whole dollars. While the art is amazing, the story just does not justify the price point. I highly suggest looking for other comics worked on by Menton3, especially for something a much lower price. If you really need some vampires, then wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 12, 2012

    Reading the two genres books back-to-back, it's interesting to juxtapose them, and see how Transfusion's attempt at being clever falls apart as it tries too hard to distinguish itself as different, while Non-Humans embraces its influences and it's only in its adhesion to the conventions that it effectively differentiates itself. Read Full Review

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