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American Ronin #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Aco Publisher: AWA Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one "Ronin" make a difference?

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Sep 12, 2020

    AMERICAN RONIN #1 is a beautifully-delivered premiere. An intelligent, cerebral thriller, you get so much jam-packed into this first issue: an engrossing story, stunning visuals, an espionage feel, and high-quality work all around. Put AMERICAN RONIN on your radar and get your pre-orders in now. This is a series you cannot afford to miss! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Oct 6, 2020

    An exciting debut issue, it introduces readers to a near future world ruled by massive corporations, and promises characters who are more than just two dimensional cardboard cut outs. The empathy talent that the American Ronin has is both unique and interesting, and promises to make for some excellent storytelling opportunities as the series progresses. A debut that readers won’t want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 25, 2020

    Writer Peter Milligan writes a smart script that never gets too bogged down in technical speak. It is smart but accessible. ACO does a great job with the art here, reminding me of Dave Gibbons for some reason. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 23, 2020

    Say what you like about Artists Writers and Artisans bur over the last few months, they have been delivering some excellent books covering a wide range of topics and flavours. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 8, 2020

    American Ronin #1 is a good psychological thriller that is as absorbing as it is pretty. It's a little slow, but if you want a narrative that's very different than what you can get from most publishers, you'll want to give this a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 8, 2020

    American Ronin #1 is a fairly visual interesting action/assassin comic from Peter Milligan, Aco, and Dean White that isn't weighed down by unnecessary exposition. Except for the last few pages, the book is fairly standalone and has a grindhouse (But slicker.) or darkly humorous tone. If you like John Woo movies, but also want to guillotine Jeff Bezos, then American Ronin is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Oct 12, 2020

    Held back by some of Milligan's inconsistent dialog and confusing plot elements, "American Ronin" has the potential to be a great espionage thriller with a visual style all its own. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 7, 2020

    It's indulgent to the extreme with characters occupying the highest echelons of wealth and engaging with related vices. What might normally seem lascivious is fun when framed with curious new layouts Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Benjamin Hall Oct 7, 2020

    Corporations rule all and war against each other. Their soldiers are loyal only to their respective corporation. However, one soldier has become unbound from his conditioning. He is now a ronin seeking to take down this network of corporations. Yet is this truly happening? Read Full Review

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