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Volition #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Omar Francia Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

In a not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence has spawned a race of robots that serve all of humanity. Robots are considered second class citizens, but a few in the A.I. community are fighting back in a constant struggle for equal rights.
When a debilitating virus called "Rust" threatens all artificial life, salvation lies in the most unlikely of robotic heroes-not a warrior or an solider, but in an obsolete construction worker and a dedicated caregiver. Together, HALE-19 and AMBER-7T embark on a perilous journey in search of a cure that could potentially change the balance of power on Earth forever. The next bold adventure from A more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 11, 2018

    This is a very polished introduction to this world which has an amazing amount of depth. The robotic leads are very engaging and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens when these two finally meet. The visuals are incredibly detailed, bringing this incredible world to life spectacularly. The visuals are so good, I'd love to see this collected in a larger format so that all of the details could be more easily examined. This is a dream for fans of science fiction: robots, mystery, and sumptuous visuals. AfterShock Comics continues to show it's a leader in world building books. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Kai Kiriyama Aug 15, 2018

    I am already in love with the concept, and with the art. I hope this will fill the void left by the end of Descender. Definitely worth picking up, if only for the art, but the story has layers that are only just beginning to show, and the intrigue of where it's going is going to keep me coming back. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 15, 2018

    Volition feels a little bit familiar from a science fiction perspective considering how much I've read over the years but it holds a lot of appeal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Aug 15, 2018

    While it takes a bit to get going, the last few pages really kick the story into high gear, and we can't wait to see what this world becomes once it really takes off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Aug 15, 2018

    To try and reign myself back in, its unclear if this sort of output is sustainable through the span of an arc. To have such a cracking start is a double-edged sword as the team has set themselves a high bar to follow. That said, the preview pages for #2 strongly suggest this is one to jump on early. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Aug 20, 2018

    They've begun well, with an issue showcasing a natural narrative flow, elegant art, and some twisty bits to simmer on. We want to know more, from the process by which artificials create their 'children' to how coping with the plague of Rust parallels or differentiates from sad human handlings of our own pandemics. There's even an overall fostering of hope for this future, that while far from perfect, the conjoined forces of man and intelligent machine will do better facing such challenges than we have on our own. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 17, 2018

    A conceptually interesting debut, "Volition" #1 feels a little disjointed structurally, but manages to keep your attention with fantastic art production. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Aug 17, 2018

    The story may be typical but the art and writing stand out. The coloring in the book is beautiful and adds to the tone. Read Full Review

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