Not All Robots #1
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Not All Robots #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: AWA Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 16
8.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they're pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man,The Resistance).

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 5, 2021

    While Not All Robots is hardly the most subtle piece of satire Mark Russell has ever written, it is probably the most necessary. It also has some damn fine looking robots (courtesy of Mike Deodato Jr.) for those who only care about the pretty pictures. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the classic Twilight Zone and lovers of science fiction with a silicon soul. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 4, 2021

    Not All Robots is a pleasantly weird mix of comedy, drama, sci-fi, and satire. The social mix between humans and others has been a major topic of sci-fi exploration for decades. Russell and Deodato have found a slightly novel approach to the basic premise that could prove to be satisfying in a variety of different ways as the series progresses into the future.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Aug 4, 2021

    Overall, this was a successful first issue that provides great storytelling, humor and the setup to something much more sinister. AWA Studios continues to do a great job at choosing writers and stories that are not just relevant to today, but also ones that are still able to take us to faraway places. Not All Robots #1 fits that mold perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Jun 25, 2021

    Not All Robots is a funny, scary, and plausible take on humanitys self-authored descent into obsolescence. Readers will laugh hard the entire way through, but theyll also have no choice but to think about the consequences of our exponential growth into a machine-dominated world. The kicker, though, is that regardless of how advanced these robots turn out to be, they might not have a choice but to become a bit human to find some meaning in the new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Sep 1, 2021

    Whether we men like it or not we have privilege via our gender and our status afforded through it. To say not all robots are hurting or killing their families takes away the horror that any robots are. The dry, pathos rich story isn't too preachy about its subtle message. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 5, 2021

    Whether you laugh or cry; prepare to bow to, and find common ground, with our robot overlords. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Aug 4, 2021

    Not All Robots #1 features an interesting pairing of disparate creators. They come together well in this title, putting together a story with intriguing satirical ideas around artificial intelligence and roles in society. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 10, 2021

    In its darkly funny debut issue, 'Not All Robots' offers an unnerving look at a society controlled by machines. You'll laugh through the chills. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 4, 2021

    Not All Robots #1 has all of the wit and bite readers should expect from a Mark Russell comic, even if its opening chapter struggles due to a flawed analogy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Aug 8, 2021

    Mark Russell has done it again with another inspired satire. It's a future that makes sense with the direction of the global economy; one that can't function without consumption, and so that is all humanity remains to do. Meanwhile, automation has taken over the means of production entirely, but in a way where the robots quip, "See you later, terminator," and, "In a while, rotary, dial."

    There are allusions to a 1950's household, with the robot functioning as the sole breadwinner that the rest of the family is completely reliant on, and so must weather the resentment of their own proprietor.

    Mike Deodato himself is skeptical that he's the right pick to handle the artwork and I share his skepticism, but he's brought a l more

  • 10
    Mout Sep 1, 2021

    A must-read, I highly recommended it

  • 9.5
    Blubber1976 Sep 26, 2021

    Plenty of humour and contemporary references in this satirical allegory. Mike Deodato adopts an unfamiliar style for this book, which suits the theme, and is very reminiscent of the old ABC warriors stories from 2000ad. A winner all the way.

  • 9.0
    deen Aug 9, 2021

    Great, scathing satire of toxic masculinity, capitalism, and the state of humanity in the 21st century.

  • 9.0
    I Review Comics Nov 26, 2021

    In the letters page of Not All Robots #1, Mark Russell mentions that the story is a commentary on “Toxic Masculinity”. The theme went totally over my head at first read. I later reread the issue for this review and while I see can see Mark’s angle, I think that the reader may have been better served coming to that conclusion on their own. Minor nickpicks, aside I loved this issue from beginning to end.

    Not All Robots is a story set in a world where humans live in bubble cities. The atmosphere has become so toxic that humanity has developed a dependent and somewhat subservient relationship with the machines they have created. Each family is assigned a Robot who in turn goes out into the world to work and serve as their bread more

  • 8.0
    Cosmic Ray Sep 3, 2021

    Cool story. Shitty artwork.

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    cumgurglinrhino Aug 28, 2021

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    ds Sep 7, 2021

  • 10
    Brandon Tindle Oct 5, 2021

  • 10
    Deathstar Oct 8, 2021

  • 10
    Nikita14 Nov 4, 2021

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 22, 2021

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Aug 5, 2021

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Sep 5, 2021

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Sep 11, 2021

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Sep 9, 2021

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