Deus Ex: Children's Crusade #1

Deus Ex: Children's Crusade #1

Writer: Alex Irvine Artist: Marco Turini Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
7.2Critic Rating
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With society still reeling from the Aug Incident - the Illuminati orchestrated event which caused augmented individuals to mindlessly attack their "natural" counterparts - anti-aug sentiment is at an all-time global high. Task Force 29 stands as the world's main defence against total anarchy. In the city of Prague, where tension is especially high, the team's latest recruit, Adam Jensen, readies for his first mission with the unit. But being augmented himself, how will the former SWAT officer handle himself when faced with the grim reality of the mechanical apartheid? Welcome to the darker side of Deus Ex in this thrilling prelude to the upcoming new instalment, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Feb 11, 2016

    Like Jensen, We might not have asked for this, but I'll certainly take it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 16, 2016

    I wasn't expecting much more than a shoot-'em-up, so this issue is a pleasant surprise, being based on an intelligent story - oh, and there's also lots of action! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 16, 2016

    This series is a good way to keep fans busy until Deus Ex: Mankind Divided comes out. As of now, I'm not feeling too much of a connection with the characters, but I'm hoping that'll change. I want to feel emotionally invested in them, but it's just not happening. That issue aside, this issue is an amazing start to a filler series. It has a lot of action, a lot of violence, and an interesting storyline. For any fan of the video games, you've got to check this out. For anyone else, it's worth a read to get into the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Aj Davidson Feb 19, 2016

    To finish off, Deus Ex: Childrens Crusade is definitely one for the fans but I can recommend it for anyone who cant wait to get their cyber fix before the game hits stores later this year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Cindy Harley Feb 22, 2016

    Children's Crusade #1 makes for a very interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Feb 10, 2016

    Deus Ex: The Children's Crusade #1 is a decent comic. Like I said, if you haven't played the games, you should skip it. Otherwise, it's the start of what could potentially be a very interesting story, with decent characters. There's a lot of room to work with going forward, so I could see a world where this issue is the worst of the bunch and the rest simply improve upon. For the time being, however, it suffers from a severe lack of substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 10, 2016

    There are far worse options when it comes to filling the gap until Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hits than reading this prequel comic. Deus Ex Universe #1 is a competent but largely unremarkable tie-in that doesn't do enough to make the reader connect with the characters. There are moments when the comics shows a warmth and emotion, however, and they offer hope that this series can become something more as it unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Feb 18, 2016

    Overall, I was able to follow along with the Deus Ex Universe. Children's Crusade is a crash course into this deep mythology. It has its moments, faux advertising of futuristic products are callbacks to Blade Runner, Total Recall, Robocop and Children of Men. The comic also makes for some great social commentary about race, immigration, terrorism and class warfare. But it has a hard time balancing the dense plot with the action. Fans of Deus Ex may enjoy this more, but newcomers may want to try the video game first. Read Full Review

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