That's Because You're a Robot #1 (One Shot)

That's Because You're a Robot #1 (One Shot)

Writer: David Quantick Artist: Shaky Kane Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

BAFTA winner and writer on HBO's award winning Veep, DAVID QUANTICK teams up with THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN's SHAKY KANE on this migraine inducing Pop Art Cop-Buddy one-shot set in a near future Los Angeles.

WARNING: Contains oversized patrol cars and perilous situations.

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - The Death Of Comics Jun 11, 2014

    If you are a fan of action movies, cop banter, leprechauns, cowboys, humor, bright colors, front facing characters, and someone possibly being a robot, then That's Because You're a Robot is for you. If you are a fan of none of those things then that's because you're a robot. Its amusing, it looks marvelous, and it might make you smile and that's all anyone can ask for. 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - louis whiteford Jun 11, 2014

    This comic was great. Best humor publication I’ve read since The Eltingville Club. Probably the best comic I’ve reviewed since The Eltingville Cub. Get this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jun 11, 2014

    I liked it quite a bit. Although it may not be the most elavating comic out there, the kookiness of That's Because You're A Robot charmed the hell out of me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jun 10, 2014

    This may not be a style that works for everyone, but it definitely works for me. So if you feel like having your brain melted and your retinas scorched, then this is a title you owe it to yourself to pick up. And if not? Well thats probably because youre a robot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 10, 2014

    Get this. Just so you can show it to your friends later and tell them how insane it is. This is one of those comics that if a kid just randomly picked it up, it would be what bringshim into this world that we all love; the world of reading comic books. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jun 12, 2014

    In the end, this doesn't feel like a one-shot; it doesn't hold together as a compressed capsule and doesn't offer any final revelations. But if this issue is actually a dry run for a miniseries, it's all we can do to hope that miniseries happens. Quantick and Kane might be an oil-and-water mix, but this collaboration makes for an unusual texture that could grow into something great if it had time to develop. In the mean time, this is an entertaining " if unusually-structured " jaunt; and if it doesn't quite capitalize on its premise, the weirdness-to-page ratio is still through the roof. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Jun 10, 2014

    All in all this comic kind of reminds me ofAxe Cop ()and if you follow my recommendations you might think it would be right up my alley. But the funny thing is thatAxe Copactually has more of a cohesive storyline than this thing does. I mean its hard to criticize something that is so obviously not taking itself seriously and normally I would let it play the just for fun card all night. But the fact is this isnt some silly webcomic, this is a thirty page, FOUR dollar comic and thats probably the biggest problem with it. There is nothing wrong with it as a silly comic but for how long it is and how little it manages to do with that length, you realize you are cutting out a more fulfilling, real comic. That makes it hard to recommend. But then the art is really, really good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book City Podcast - Mitchell Jun 12, 2014

    I don't regret getting it, but if a friend had the story, I would probably just have borrowed it. It does look like it nearly sold out, so if you want to drop the cash, maybe it'll be a good choice.At the end of the day, I didn't love this story, but I do like it. But hey, maybe I'm a robot" Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jun 25, 2014

    This is Axe Cop bad without any of what makes Axe Cop lovable. Axe Cop can be this bad because a it's pure and simple and directly from the mind of a kid. This is just bad, there's no excuse for it. Cheesy one-liners galore, nonsensical story line, terribly simple artwork, it just doesn't add up. Thank god, it's a one shot. Save your money. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mitchell D. Jun 15, 2014

    I like goofy shit. If you want proof, it’s in the pull list. However, this one wasn’t in my pull list. This was an impulse buy and going in I had no expectations. My only thought was “it’s a one shot, why not?” The premise is pretty easy to sum up, they do it on the inside of the cover: Two cops: one of them is a robot- only they don’t know which! That’s how the story opens, with the police chief telling two cops that one of them is a robot, they just don’t know who it is. The book does some things pretty well. Quantick seems like he is good at reusing the same joke to good effect (similar to “You know how I know you are gay” from 40 Year Old Virgin). One of the strengths of this book as it make no sense at all, I mean there is a police shootout with a gang that includes a ghost, a leprechaun, Frankenstein’s monster, an astronaut, a cowboy, and a skeleton. I found my self laughing out loud multiple times and the art is fantastic and fits the story. I should love this, but I don’t. There is a lot of wasted time. This is a decently size comic and despite being a one shot, it ends on a cliff hanger when it had the time to wrap the story up. This would have been a better story if it wrapped up like a Scooby Doo episode and I think it would have fit the tone perfectly. I almost feel like I am being too harsh for such a silly story, but they had the pages to do it. There are three double page spreads in a row (including a pin-up) that is only there to showcase the gang of stooges I mentioned earlier. That is a lot of space that could have been use to tidy up the story. I don’t regret getting it, but if a friend had the story, I would probably just have borrowed it. It does look like it nearly sold out, so if you want to drop the cash, maybe it’ll be a good choice. At the end of the day, I didn’t love this story, but I do like it. But hey, maybe I’m a robot…

  • 3.5
    Centurion13 Dec 26, 2014

    The premise, as given with the blurb and with the cover art, is entirely misleading. Nowhere in the entire book does a robot make an appearance, as a cop or anything else. It sounds like someone got a wonderful idea over pizza, then proceeded to make a mashup of it by enlisting an artist whose work resembles a cross between Mike Allred and Mike Mignola, without the charm. The writer may have acquired kudos for his work elsewhere, but he won't get them from me. Not on this rambling, random study in narcisissm. The story has one premise, and not only fails to deliver on it, but makes reference to it so many times you finally realize they're trying to tell a funny story. Only, the joke is on the reader, who presumably spent four bucks on this trash. I have purchased and read underground comix with more redeeming value than this. Needless to say, I don't think anyone should waste their time on it. There are better examples of the writer and the artist's work to be found elsewhere.

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