Man Plus #1

Man Plus #1

Writer: Andre Araujo Artist: Andre Araujo Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Welcome to Olissipo City, a shimmering metropolis where technology rules with a heavy hand, cyborg strike teams are commonplace, and the lines between man and machine grow hazier every day. From artist/writer André Lima Araújo (Avengers AI, Ultimate FF, Age of Apocalypse) comes this high-octane dystopian thriller that whisks the reader into the thick of a robotic skirmish and the unsettling conspiracy that lies at its heart!

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jan 23, 2016

    The art is almost as well done as the story. Compared to most traditional cyber-punk worlds, it has a much brighter atmosphere. I will admit despite the availability of cybernetic implants the characters still look and feel human, in appearance. That contributes to the world, and the story extremely well. I'm curious to see how the characters stay grounded in a world, that is slowly becoming less and less human. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Nov 23, 2015

    Man Plus combines traditional elements of the genre " corporate corruption, advanced personal tech, government overreach " with police drama and crime procedural details that make the book feel fresh. It's not as philosophically heavy as Ghost in The Shell, nor is it as depressing as Law and Order: SVU (at least not in the first issue), but it has the potential to be something of a bridge between genres in way that's accessible, fun and anything but boring. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 20, 2016

    Come for the art, stay for the characters. This is how every android-focused science fiction thriller should look! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Flickering Myth - David Opie Jan 21, 2016

    In a marketplace overcrowded with Ghost In The Shell knock-offs, Man: Plus immediately barrels into the readers consciousness, hitting the ground running with one of the most immersive and exciting debuts we've read in a long time. The intense cliffhanger at the end of #1 has made us even more eager for issue #2 to hit the stands and already, we feel that an anime adaptation can't be far behind" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson May 24, 2015

    Another utterly intriguing release from the folks at Titan then, and while it may be playing its cards somewhat close to its chest for the time being, theres enough of a hook here in this first issue to suggest that Arajos long-awaited creator owned passion project is going to become something truly special. Highly recommended, folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Jul 7, 2015

    Fans of this cyperpunk genre will find plenty to be interested in here with a crime procedural subverting some of the more traditional conventions. It's rhythmically paced, even with some talking head dialogue ebbing the narrative along the way. Man Plus is holding a fair amount of cards close to its chest at this point, and exactly what levels of commentary and how many, if any, will find their ways into the thematic thread are yet to be seen. On its own however, the Moebius levels of detail and skill on display stand bionically tall and the established tone of identity ambiguity merit your attention. There's a wealth of depth left to explore about these characters and this world and Arajo's has demonstrated a level of precision in this debut issue to ensure that the future is far from bleak. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jan 21, 2016

    Too much worldbuilding and too little story, that's the long and short of Man Plus. Considering that comic creators like Mark Waid, Jonathan Hickman, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, and Sam Humphries have heaped praise on it, I'm sure that the work will be better when taken as a whole. I'll definitely stick around for the other issues, but I can't pretend that it's the comic alone that's making me come back for more. If these creators that I admire see something great in here, I want to see it, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Scott Morse Jan 23, 2016

    While the formula may not be groundbreaking (a robot is on the loose and both the government and a criminal syndicate are on it's tale, but why?), Araujo has made it feel as fresh as ever. His passion for this project shines through and this seriesfeels like it may be a seminal moment in the creators career, a breakout book if you will. Leave any and all preconceived notions of this genre at the door and enjoy a gripping tale with what just may includethe best artwork of 2016! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Jan 20, 2016

    A compelling sci-fi mystery that should interest any fan of Manga and the cyberpunk genre. Definitely one to keep an optic on. Read Full Review

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