Mech Cadet Yu #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 15
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It's a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.
Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk) and Takeshi Miyazawa (Ms. Marvel) team up for an action-packed adventure perfect for fans of Amadeus Cho and Pacific Rim!

  • 10
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 5, 2017

    Mech Cadet Yu has all the retro vibes of Iron Giant and Gundam though Pak finds a way for this series to feel new and unique. I really wasn't expecting this series to be this good which is why I am giving it the highest grade possible and even that high enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Aug 2, 2017

    Oh my gosh, Read this. Read it now. Its so good! If youve been looking for a good mecha underdog story with some awesome characters and a hint of Iron Giant, this comic is perfect for you! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Aug 3, 2017

    Mecha Cadet Yu is a heartfelt, coming of age story filled with robots that you never saw coming. Pick up this comic this week! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Aug 2, 2017

    There’s a sweetness to Pak’s writing, buoyed by Miyazawa and Farrell’s art and even small touches in Simon Bowland’s lettering. Bowland makes the mechs’ simple dialogue cute and urgent in equal measure, and the bold font colors for the law enforcement agents that chase down Stanford after he meets his new mech manages to be visually startling and an excellent fit with Farrell’s palette. Mech Cadet Yu #1 is perfectly paced, a fun comic for readers of all ages with an undercurrent of government intrigue and emotional turmoil that promises plenty of exciting reveals as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Ashley Wertz Jul 31, 2017

    MECH CADET YU #1 is a perfect introduction to the series' universe and main characters. With amazing art by Takeshi Miyazawa and heartfelt writing by Greg Pak, I recommend this comic to basically everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Aug 2, 2017

    This was a fantastic first issue. The history of this future world was explained succinctly and in a way that was completely logical " during a celebratory assembly to announce the newest chosen cadets. And it didn't take up a huge chunk of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jul 31, 2017

    This debut issue makes the protagonist endearing and grapples with serious societal boundaries and issues, all while maintaining a constant sense of Saturday morning cartoon fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Aug 1, 2017

    Mech Cadet Yu #1 is a quick read, but a fun one to say the least. Introducing us to a world where humans and robots fight together as a collective unit, we see how training doesn't surpass heart. So when you next head to your local comic book store, why not consider giving this book a try. It's sure to find a spot on your pull list real soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Aug 2, 2017

    In all, Mech Cadet Yu is a strong first outing for the team of Pak and Miyazawa. They do a great job of introducing us to Stanford’s world. As mecha comics go, this was a pretty fun first outing and I can’t wait to see where they take it from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Aug 1, 2017

    A really fun retro style take on mech robots that has a ton of potential. Mech Cadet Yu tackles up a genre within comic books that has been begging to be explored. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 3, 2017

    Mech Cadet Yu #1 is a fantastic first issue. Stanford Yu is the classic underdog character that gets to do something extraordinary and just because the basic plot of the first issue is very "by the books" Greg Pak introduces some elements that will have you coming back for more (you are going to have to read the issue to find out). If you are looking for something to scratch that giant robot itch pick up Mech Cadet Yu #1 and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Aug 3, 2017

    If you are a fan of books like this, or a fan of giant robots in general, check this one out. It doesnt disappoint. This first issue does a great job of establishing our protagonist and his world, and even though there could have been more world building, there's enough to bring readers back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Aug 2, 2017

    All in all, I'm surprised to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this issue. I did not expect to. I think this was a good set-up issue and that the story has enough things to offer to readers who are already fans of the genre as well as ones who are not, like myself. Mech Cadet Yu is a light-hearted story but it has the potential to become a solid and powerful series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Aug 2, 2017

    Still, what's setup here is fun and smart, playing off manga and American cinema alike in a way that will have familiar fans paying attention and younger ones enthralled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jul 26, 2017

    This really feels like a fantastic start of a great series. Yu is the kind of character you can really get behind, the world is one readers will enjoy exploring, and even without a fight against the antagonists there is enough action to get someone addicted to the story. If you havent taken the time to pre-order this series, follow the link above and do it now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Aug 3, 2017

    Mech Cadet Yu #1 did its job and sold character above lore. Read Full Review

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