Origins #1

Writer: Clay Mcleod Chapman Artist: Jakub Rebelka Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

* A thousand years after humans are killed off by artificial intelligence, one man is brought back to life - David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people.
* Now with the help of the android Chloe who revived him, David will try to restore humanity - and stop the AI overlords he created.
* David embarks on the greatest battle of his life, seeking redemption while also discovering if humanity can - or should - have any kind of future.
* A new sci-fi epic for fans of Little Bird and Descender from acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety) and illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas), ba more

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Nov 4, 2020

    ORIGINS #1 is a hauntingly beautiful debut issue that oozes atmosphere from every page and explores several interesting themes of mankind and our place in the world as both the architects of our own destruction and (possibly) our own redemption through a sci-fi lens. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 4, 2020

    Origins is more than a typical post-apocalypse survival battle. The grim resilience of the hero is compelling and not at all assured of success. A very promising start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 4, 2020

    When all is said and done, Origins #1 sets up a lot of story points while simultaneously establishing its main characters. There are enough curiosities here that I definitely want to learn more. If you are looking for a new story to take you into the new year this might be just the thing to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Nov 3, 2020

    Origins #1 sets the stage for the battle to rebuild humanity. It's mysterious, fun, and the world-building feels like we haven't even scratched the surface of what's to come. It's a great sci-fi tale with a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Rebecca Benson Nov 8, 2020

    For me, I greatly enjoyed and appreciated the subtle details. I urge readers to pay particular attention to the poses of statues, the words on the buildings, and the artifacts and displays at the Museum. There are many allegories and much symbolism at the Museum, where the Search Team has set up their home base. There is a story being told there as well"as one of the characters aptly foreshadows, Your past is your future. I hope to find out more answers throughout this series! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 4, 2020

    Origins #1 is a debut where I want to explore more of the world. It definitely feels like there's a greater concept out there and this may have been a video game adapted for comics but the debut has me intrigued. I want to come back and learn more about David and this world he's been born into to. This is a journey I want to go on and a mystery I want to solve. But, for many, it'll be a frustrating debut that doesn't hook you quickly enough. For those of us who spent hours in Myst wandering around though, it's a start we're more than familiar with. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 4, 2020

    Jakub Rebelka does some great work with the art in this first issue. The style is engaging and there are some beautifully detailed panels throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Nov 4, 2020

    All of that said, Origins is a fine sci-fi series although I think it's going to need a couple more issues to fully show what it's going to be capable of. The artistry is apparent and writing hints at a greater intrigue albeit maybe a little too vaguely, and if there is just a little bit more concrete information about the world that can distinguish it from its peers. I'm sure Origins will find its way to many shelves in the future, but only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Nov 5, 2020

    Anchored by beautiful art and clever set pieces, "Origins" #1 has some room to grow before its full potential is realized. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Nov 4, 2020

    This might be an instance where "trade waiting" is the way to go, but this opening issue could have used a bit more bite. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - AJ O. Mason Nov 10, 2020

    Origins #1 certainly shows it has the potential to be great. Despite a dull story, the creative team still manages to create a rich world which keeps the readers engaged. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 5, 2020

    I feel horrible talking about a new comic series like this, but I hope the rest of Origins picks up. This is not a great start and feels like they have tried to leave the story on a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, the issue ends before anything of real interest managed to get too much of my attention. I will follow this series as this is only the first chapter of six, and I feel with art this beautiful, Origins may still be one to watch out for. Read Full Review

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