Code Monkey Save World #1

Code Monkey Save World #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A put-upon coding monkey teams up with a seething, lovelorn super-villain to fight robots, office worker zombies, and maybe even each other as they struggle to impress the amazing women for whom they fruitlessly long. Based on the songs of internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Oct 25, 2013

    I have only one disappointment with this series so far, that it took me far longer to read than it should have. Pak is utilizing Coulton's music to great effect, creating a ridiculous but believable world and setting what promises to be a fun story there. Code Monkey Save World #1 easily earns itself a perfect 5 of 5 stars in my book and I suggest you all hit Comixology to pick it up immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Oct 17, 2013

    I'm pleased to say that I don't have any idea where Code Monkey Save World is going. But let me grab a blaster, brush up on my HTML, and throw on some Jonathan Coulton songs for clues, and I'm right there for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 15, 2013

    That said, this comic certainly isn't for everyone - there are going to be plenty of people who think Code Monkey is a cipher of a character, particularly with his caveman-esque speech patterns (although, c'mon, he's a monkey, for crying out loud). Those who want a deeper theme and meaning will probably be better served elsewhere - but for those who are looking for the sheer crazy spectacle that only comics can provide, Code Monkey Save World #1 is a fun debut for a most unlikely hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 16, 2013

    Often you hear about comic book readers tired of the same formulaic stories and characters. CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD is that "something different" worth trying. With Greg Pak writing the story and dialogue, you immediately get a feel for who our lead monkey is. You can understand what he's feeling and where he's coming from"even though he's a talking monkey! As the issue introduces us to the characters, you can see the potential for some great and wacky adventures in this world. The art and color by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne are fantastic. This has everything needed to guarantee a fun four-issue miniseries. It's no wonder this project exploded on Kickstarter and was funded with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Oct 17, 2013

    All in all, this first issue is every bit the story that was pitched. Charles and his limited language is a character that audiences will invest in quickly. The plot is simple, but it is the characters and visuals that are what matter here. Pak and Miyazawa are taking the elements of Jonathan Coulton's songs and breathing life into them in an unforeseen way. What this makes for is a pure sense of entertainment that anyone can enjoy. Read Full Review

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