Planetoid #1

Planetoid #1

Writer: Ken Garing Artist: Ken Garing Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Silas, an ex-soldier turned space pirate, finds himself stranded on a mysterious planet in alien territory. As he explores the long-abandoned industrial ruins of the planet's surface he will have to fend off rogue mechanical creatures, roving cyborg militias, and a hostile alien military with a bounty on his head. Silas will have to rely on resourcefulness and bare-bones survival tactics in order to stay alive and ultimately unlock the secrets of a planet where survival is a luxury and escape an impossibility.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga May 9, 2012

    This is a great sci-fi story and a must read. This book is why I love comics, it blends a good story with excellent art. I read it twice and I keep flipping through it to look at the art. Ken Garing made a wonderful book that's worth the price and I highly suggest reading it. I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - The_Sandman Jun 22, 2012

    I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue of Garen's “Planetoid” and I suggest you try and get your grubby little hands on the first print issue, or the reprint which is due in stores the same day as “Planetoid” #2, at the beginning of July. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 13, 2012

    Setting up a whole new sci-fi sandbox for readers to indulge their taste for dark industrial landscapes, heros journey type storytelling, and hi tech adventure and action in, Planetoid #1 looks to be the start of yet another hit for Image Comics and the beginning of a long and storied career in the medium for Ken Garing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 17, 2012

    Garing puts forth an excellent effort with this book. I am always wary of picking up a book when it is only one creator working on all of the duties. My fear is that I will love the book and then it will never stay on a schedule. I hope that is not the case with this one. For thirty plus pages at $3 you simply can't go wrong. This is an excellent debut issue with the promise of so much more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 28, 2012

    Planetoid #1 is worth checking out, and chances are The Slab is going to kick things up a notch when we get to see that place. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 14, 2012

    Every month, more and more evidence piles up that it is a good time to be a fan of science fiction comics. If this first issue is any indication, “Planetoid” is sure to be a favorite for those who enjoy the genre, especially when it is not polished up by the lens of space opera. Not only that, but Garing's work is sure to appeal to any comic fan just looking for some great sequential art — which, let's be honest, is what ever comic fan should be looking for. Whether you are looking for unique science fiction or well-crafted comic art, pick up “Planetoid.” You just might love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jun 19, 2012

    A very worthy first issue. Ken Garing has created an interesting world and the art is tremendous. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 16, 2012

    The art is thoroughly impressive. The tangled mess of machinery that serves as the backdrop looks like something right out of a Sam (The Maxx) Kieth comic book, but the human figures put me in mind of Brian (The Sixth Gun) Hurtt's style. The latter aspect really brings out Silas's humanity. As tough as he is, he always moves and looks like a regular guy. I really like the clean look of Ricter, Silas's digital-display sidekick. It makes for a nice contrast with the filth and chaos of the setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jun 9, 2012

    Image has had a lot of great new books coming out over the last little while, and this just adds to that list. Planetoid #1 has shaped a nice sci-fi space story that stands out from the rest. Silas is a very interesting character who has seemingly only told us half of his story. Garing has done a brilliant job on both the story and art front. If he can keep this level up in further issues, he has a great book on his hands. I'm looking forward to the next part of Planetoid and seeing how Silas develops. What will he do now that he has found himself on this planetoid? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 18, 2012

    Not a bad start at all to a new series with a lot of backstory to build off of. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 14, 2012

    Writer/artist Ken Garing places the comic squarely in shades of brown and gray, giving a sense of desolation that fits this barren world of trapped refugees. His backgrounds are standard sci-fi fare, but there is an impressive level of detail, as you can see every gear on the ruined machines. The action scene is well done, and Garing makes some interesting panel choices. Planetoid is going to have to work hard to get an audience but is worth a look if you like space comics and different takes on the idea. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 12, 2012

    I thought this was a fun read, not to be taken too seriously. Silas is cool protagonist with plenty of potential for future hazardous exploits & character development. If youre looking for a science fiction space adventure for pure entertainment value, then look no further. On the other hand, if youre looking for a ground-breaking & thought-provoking comic book, this aint it. You might want to skip this one. From Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jun 18, 2012

    Another example (after the unholy resurrection that was Youngblood!) that Image comics likely legendary run of new comics and dynamic new creators in the past year and half is finally slowing some. Not a horrible comic, I might still check out #2, but mostly out of curiosity to see if they can pick up the pace and find a better flow. If it continues like this issue then it's a no from me. Read Full Review

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