Mech Cadets #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Fans of the highly anticipated Netflix series won't want to miss this perfect companion series by highly acclaimed writer Greg Pak (Star Wars: Darth Vader), superstar artist Takeshi Miyazawa (She-Hulk), and colorist Ian Herring (Spider-Man / Deadpool).

General Park-head of Sky Corps Academy-must assemble a team of heroes to protect humankind from alien invasions, and Stanford Yu, Maya Sanchez, Frank Olivetti, and Park's own daughter Olivia may have been pulled into the role by fate... as they are Earth's best hope.

But there is more to their relationships with the symbiotic, sentient giant Robos they pilot... and the alien more

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Tony Rhea Aug 8, 2023

    If you're fan of comics with a lot of heart (or a comics fanor a fan with a heart), this comic is for you! This will be a series to watch, and I for one, will be waiting each month for the next great issue to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 9, 2023

    Miyazawa delivers some fantastic art throughout the issue. The visuals are filled with great details and awesome action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 7, 2023

    Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa once again team-up to deliver a can't miss comic book in Mech Cadets #1. The characters continue to progress as they deal with what it means to be heroes in a world where they have rules they're told to follow. The depth in the story along with a strong artistic presentation taps into everything that makes Gundam and other mech genre franchises great. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Aug 16, 2023

    With identifiable characters, giant robots, family dynamics, giant robots, leaders who fear outsiders and the unknown, giant robots, and young adults faced with thorny ethical choices, Mech Cadets #1 propels the reader breathlessly from a troubled Earth to a spectacular space battle. Oh, and did I mention THIS COMIC HAS GIANT FREAKING ROBOTS? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 15, 2023

    Mech Cadets #1 has a fascinating premise but feels like a continuation of the 2017 title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Russ Burlingame Aug 9, 2023

    Mech Cadets, picking up right where Mech Cadet Yu left off, is a ton of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 9, 2023

    Mech Cadets #1 is such a welcome return of the series. Though it's been a bit, it feels like no time has passed and we're on to another adventure taking on alien invaders. If you have never read the series, pick up this issue and when you're done, you'll want to go back and see what you missed. Can't wait to read more and see where things are going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Thomas Huls Aug 10, 2023

    This is a great read that is good for every aged comic book fan. And it is just in time as the Netflix series begins August 10th, one day after the issue one release. This is a definite recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - Hopsgeeknews Aug 9, 2023

    If you are a fan of franchises such as Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Gundam Wing, and more then this first issue will pique your interest right away. A tale of a young group of heroes that were forced to grow up fast during a surprise alien invasion is always a fun read in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Aug 10, 2023

    MECH CADETS #1 begins a new sci-fi adventure about a team of mech pilots who spend time battling alien invaders and their stuffy military commanders. The characters personalities and designs are memorable, and the cliffhanger is intriguing, but Olivias dramatic conflict with military command is contrived to the point of silliness, and the art needs a little more spit and polish. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 11, 2023

    Final Verdict: 5.0, A typical and highly derivative mecha adventure that works as a new story and as a follow up to “Mech Cadet Yu.” Read Full Review

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