Power Cubed #1

Writer: Aaron Lopresti Artist: Aaron Lopresti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

What if you had a piece of technology that created anything you could possibly want, and all you had to do was imagine it? What would you wish for? For Kenny Logan, his first wish is to survive his eighteenth birthday! His unique matter-reinterpreting device has attracted the attention of a bumbling Nazi scientist with plans for world domination and an elite government agent who is hell bent on acquiring the device to stop an alien invasion at any cost. Aaron Lopresti delivers a comical coming-of-age tale in a fantastic sci-fi universe!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Aug 27, 2015

    The only negative for me is that Power Cubed is a limited 4 part series because issue #1 left this reviewer thirsty for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Project-Nerd - Anne Sep 19, 2015

    All in all, I would recommend anyone interested in light science fiction to pick it up. Power3 looks to be a very promising series. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 22, 2015

    Power Cubed is exactly the sort of comic I love, and one you shouldnt pass by. Its bursting at the seams with charm, humor and wondrous imagination. While it may be a little light on narrative, theres enough in this issue to make you feel good and want to discover more about this universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 1, 2015

    If you're a fan of sci-fi with a slightly humorous twist, don't miss Power Cubed. Hopefully it will be available at your shop when you go looking for it. I'm happy to be supporting Lopresti's solo effort here, he's doing a wonderful job so far and I look forward to seeing more of the Federal Bureau of Paranormal Investigation and Galactic Mischief! Kenny's got his hands full with all the different factions interested in his cube. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 28, 2015

    Overall the world is bright, and vibrant. That bolsters the cartoonish feel the world has. Oddly enough that manages to blend with the story extremely well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 28, 2015

    The story moves at a quick pace, I would assume to stop the reader getting bored with some of the more common plot points. It also means that any exposition is done in bulk, which is fine for a first issue, but over time, I think I would prefer my information to be given a piece at a time. Still, that is only a minor quibble for a book that had me smiling from pretty much the get go and whilst I appreciate that we all like different types of humour, as least we now know where henchmen come from. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 24, 2015

    This is a really amazing first issue to start off the series. This cube almost gives Kenny a superpower of sorts, and we just have to wait and see what he’ll do with it. The cube is just starting the madness, so keep reading to see what’ll happen next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 22, 2015

    Lopresti's Power Cubed is a little bit anachronistic, but that's just part of the charm that nevertheless makes it a barrel of fun. Filling out the ranks with a hi-tech Jiminy Cricket in the form of a small anthropomorphic robot named Click, and a mysterious redheaded cop whose loyalties remain ambiguous, the plethora of elements could run the risk of being overloaded. Yet Lopestri has so far balanced them all in a kind of dream logic that only makes sense in this kind of shamelessly confident adventure story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 26, 2015

    With a fun premise and an impressively tongue-in-cheek execution, this first issue serves as a brilliant introduction to the crazy world that Lopresti has created; a world of villainous Nazis and their moronic henchmen, a world of imagination and excitement where anything is possible. Power Cubed is a book where you can feel the enthusiasm of the creator bursting out of every page, and with the polished visuals and constant stream of humour, is nearly impossible to read without a smile on your face. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 23, 2015

    The opening installment sets all the relatively standard things that you'd expect here and it does it well, though some of the early pacing feels a touch rushed and I wish we had a bit more about the difficulties father and son have since it's so bad that Kenny's ready to run. Kenny does have an intriguing dream sequence conversation with his dead mother that feels like it will mean something more and I really liked the creativity of the cube itself and what kind of MacGuffin it could represent in the end as more is revealed and discovered about it. Lopresti's style is certainly solid and his years of experience give it a polished and clean look with some great detail, which Hi-Fi Design brings out even more. It's an interesting book with a familiar starting concept that has some nice moments that leaves me curious to see how far they'll go with it and what the end game is, at least in the short term since it's a miniseries. Read Full Review

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