ArmorX #1

Writer: Keith Champagne Artist: Andy Smith Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 6, 2005

    This isnt the most cheerful comic youll ever read, but its extremely well done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Mar 6, 2005

    Again, I am intrigued by where this story will go next, but I feel obligated to stress one point: ArmorX is NOT a serious exploration of high school social dynamics and/or incidents like the shooting at Columbine High School. Andy Smiths tight artwork and Keith Champagnes dialogue dont provide the comic book with grim, naturalistic gravity. ArmorX is a (anti-)superhero narrative, and as such, it is a fantasy. What kind of fantasy it turns out to be is what Im interested to learn. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Mar 6, 2005

    Bravo to all involved for tackling such a daring subjectyouve given a gift to readers that have grown bored of edgy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Mar 6, 2005

    Not a bad start, all in all. Id rather have seen a complete story as the ending is a serious cliffhanger. Ill have a stronger opinion after I read the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 6, 2005

    This issue seems like a bunch of worn cliches wrapped around a controversial central situation, and it lacks depth. Ironically, whats been set up here suggests that this could prove to be a very interesting series, but on the other hand, the empty core doesnt inspire confidence that the creators will be able to go in those interesting directions. So its a difficult one to call. Despite a weak first issue, however, Id suggest giving ArmorX a chance, as two or three issues should make it clear whether theres any worth to the series. With stronger pacing, that would be clear now, and thats the books central flaw. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 6, 2005

    While Im not that interested in a nerd fulfilling his will-to-power fantasy and seeking revenge (what is this, The Rage: Carrie 2?), I will add that Smiths promising art goes a long way towards making this schematic story appealing. Read Full Review

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