Burn The Orphanage: Born to Lose #1

Burn The Orphanage: Born to Lose #1

Writer: Sina Grace, Daniel Freedman Artist: Sina Grace Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
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A young orphan named Rock was left for dead, now he's out for revenge!  With partners Lex and Bear by his side, our hero will find out who burned his home and family to the ground.  If that means taking on every goon, punk, and topless stripper ninja in the city... then so be it.

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - IHAVEYOURSHIT Aug 7, 2013

    I cant stress enough how sold I am over the fact that this comic doesn't waste your time. From first to last page the reader is taken seriously and given just a really fun story to digest. The art bends to meet the story very well and often delivers a visual pop. Its a well made comic book that I'm gonna spend the rest of the week encouraging all my comic book reading friends to check out. In Frank speak, THIS COMIC SO HAS YOUR SHIT. Its a ten, even with some of the "on the nose-tongue and cheek" dialog. Oh yeah, it has things in it called Stripper Ninjas so GET THIS COMIC NOW!!! Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Aug 8, 2013

    The first chapter of this three-issue series came out swinging like a prize-fighter. The only thing I was disappointed with after reading was the fact that we only have two issues left. Enjoy it while it last guys! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Aug 7, 2013

    Grace's artwork is spot-on for this type of story. His action is huge and in your face, and he gets the feel of those classic video games down perfectly. There's even a sequence where the characters enter the Really Tall Building with the Boss Character at the top level and the comic turns into a 2D side-scroller, complete with "FIGHT!" popping up in big red letters. Burn the Orphanage repeatedly punches you with fists made of nostalgia and awesomeness, which is precisely why you need you need to let it kick your ass. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Josh Crews Aug 6, 2013

    Freedman and Grace themselves described the goal of the series as having been to create a product of their friendship-music, video games, inside jokes, fashion, and fun. These creators definitely live up to that goal, and more importantly, they make the reader feel like theyre in on the joke too. Readers will feel like they themselves are enjoying a ridiculously fun time with good friends. What more could you ask of a comic book? This book is highly recommended, and the only complaint is that it'll only last three issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Aug 7, 2013

    Overall this is a hard book for me to score. As somebody who grew up on video games of the late 80s and early 90s I feel that I was “in on the joke” so to say, and absolutely loved the book. For somebody not familiar with what the creators were seemingly trying to accomplish then it all depends if you can accept a very simple story in exchange for a lot of action and some great visuals. If you read this review and thought, “Wow this sounds awesome” then it is probably a book you will love and you should buy it immediately. For those of you who had no idea what I was talking about for half of this review then you can take a point off of my final score and know that this is a fun book full of action. I enjoyed this book immensely, loved the little bonus page at the back of the book, and will definitely be looking forward to Demons: Born To Lose Part 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Aug 7, 2013

    The first issue of Burn the Orphanage, a new three-issue mini-series, perfectly captures everything that made the "good old days" just that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Aug 6, 2013

    A different, fun book, and it does have some kind of closure, even though this is the first of three. Itll be enjoyable to see where this one goes. Out this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Aug 7, 2013

    Want Walking Dead-style suspense? You came to the wrong place. Expecting Chew-level humor? Once again, you went to the wrong place. However, if you wanted to see folks get beat up by the baddest group of players around...now you're home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 9, 2013

    Burn the Orphanage: Born to Lose #1 is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it's certainly entertaining enough as it embraces embarrassing yet honest stereotypical tropes of an age long forgotten. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Michael D. Stewart Aug 13, 2013

    Grace and co-writer Freedman say they wanted this comic to include “music, video games, inside jokes, fashion, and fun”. That spirit is evident from the opening fight sequence to the closing happy ending when the three characters walk off into the sunrise – complete with cameos by Grace and his frequent muse Sarah Jessica Parker. It's a story moved from pixels and tubes to dazzling and colorful glossy paper. Burn the Orphanage perfectly captures the video game culture of the ‘80s and ‘90s. It captures the flights of youth. It captures the positive spirit of nostalgia, reminding us how fun things used to be when we were innocent and the future held so much promise…of unlocking game achievements. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Aug 9, 2013

    Wow, if you grew up in the '90s playing the awesome beat 'em ups you'll get a kick out of this book. I really wasn't expecting to be as into this as I was, my only real complaint is the art was very inconsistent. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 10, 2013

    The comic reminded me of the 80s side-scroller that had a plot, but you'd only find that out a long time after you played or from reading Nintendo Power. Video games have come a long way since then. I just this comic experience did so as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody Aug 7, 2013

    Burn The Orphanage isn't a bad book, it's just for a particular type of reader. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Aug 9, 2013

    Burn the Orphanage is a good example of how much worse so many other similar things could be and how nostalgia is no substitute for quality characters or an innovative new take. It's Lollipop Chainsaw without the likable characters and innovative array of musical murderers, Regular Show without the cartoonish over the top action, and Tarantino without the insightful genre commentary. The thing it reminds me of the most is the god awful Expendables films in that it isn't a celebration of junky beat 'em up game plots or an elevation of bad action stories it's just a bad junky beat 'em up action story that would've been more fun to play then to read. Read Full Review

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