Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #1

Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective #1

Writer: Matt D. Wilson Artist: Kevin Warren Publisher: Monkeybrain Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Deep in debt, and with collectors breathing down his stainless steel neck, Copernicus takes on what seems like a simple case that promises a huge payday. Turns out it's not so simple. Figures.

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 29, 2014

    The structure of the first issue, from its opening tease, to how it concludes makes for a fantastic way to hook new readers. Wilson and Warren capture the noir genre quite well but still manage to do so with a light sensibility. The inclusion of robotic characters does not betray the core elements of a noir story but the choice does keep the overall reading experience from getting gritty or dark. It all fits together quite well and issue one is a promising start. The first issue has a bit of a confusing sequence in the middle where the speakers are a bit difficult to track amidst an altercation, but it is a small detraction from a well written book. Otherwise, Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective#1 is a very strong first chapter. Though Wilson utilizes a bit of a writing trope here, he justifies it and proves that it plays as an excellent format for introducing a new universe to readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 3, 2014

    First issues are a difficult task to pull off. They require the right balance of world building, plot progression, and character development. While the world is beginning to be developed I couldnt help but want to know more about robot culture, and the inner workings of the city. Copernicus is well developed but only because he borders on a character archetype we already know so well. With a few more issues to find solid footing this robo-noir could really become something special. Yet, for $0.99 youd be silly not to give it a chance, because if you want it to continue its going to need that dollar of yours. Read Full Review

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