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X-Ray Robot #1

Writer: Mike Allred Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
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Max is a family man seeking a more interesting life. While conducting a new experiment at work, the fabric of his reality is torn before his eyes, and a robotic figure appears, claiming to be his 277-year-old self. The robot is able to "X-Ray" multiple dimensions and battles a nihilistic entity from another dimension who wants to take all life to its "Pre-Big Bang" status.  Max and the robot embark on an interdimensional roadtrip through past and future to take down the "Nihilist" and save the universe!
o Mike Allred's new bizarre superhero character X-Ray Robot!
"One of the best cartoonists in all of comics has done it agai more

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 20, 2020

    X-Ray Robot #1 may end up being another scientist and robot team up to save the world from a threat beyond our knowledge, but for now, Mike Allred and Laura Allred subvert these well-trodden tropes and give readers a unique experience of traveling to another dimension and bonding with another consciousness. The way they shift their art style when Dr. Wilding goes to another dimension and the cutting together of tranquil domesticity with violent unreality makes X-Ray Robot #1 a fantastic reading experience and worth pouring over for the Allreds' dynamic storytelling alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 23, 2020

    It's a very good first issue (with one notable problem) full of mystery and suspense, all delivered with Allred's trademark brilliance on the art. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Mar 17, 2020

    As much as it hurts to say, Mike Allred delivered a dud with this corny throwback. I enjoy a good retro spoof as much as the next guy, but X-Ray Robot #1 isn't innovative or entertaining enough to elevate the silliness. Read Full Review

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