Insurgent #1

Insurgent #1

Writer: Todd Farmer, F. J. DeSanto Artist: Federico Dallocchio Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
4.8Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

In the near future, the American government, using a powerful new form of nanotech, builds a secret military force composed of unknowing ordinary citizens...what would happen if a mysterious terrorist group started ACTIVATING these sleeping super soldiers for something far more sinister?

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 17, 2013

    It plays like the pilot episode of an interesting new television show. The problem is, pilot episodes are often a little flat, as they've got to spend so much time introducing the key players. Insurgent #1 is guilty as charged in that respect, but it makes up for it with an original concept and a mysterious villain who cuts a pretty distinct figure on the page. But since I'm starved for sci-fi that doesn't involve capes or rings, so I'll be back for more! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 16, 2013

    While this is a step in the right direction for DC, I'm afraid Insurgent doesn't seem to have much more going for it beyond that. Your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 16, 2013

    Nor is Federico Dallochio's artwork much help. Dallochio had his moments on Suicide Squad, but often his figures were too stiffly rendered and eerie. That problem is only compounded here. There's no grace to the action. Facial expressions appear unnatural and rigid. The vaguely digitized, computer rendered look to the world suits the tone of the script, but the characters themselves look out of place. Unfortunately, there's just not enough in this first issue to recommend sticking with the series to see if the plotting or characterization improve. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Jan 19, 2013

    I have to applaud DC for supporting creator owned comics. It's a big risk to take on a bunch of newbies and I really hope they continue to give others the same chance. That said, this particular series isn't off to a great start. The characters are underdeveloped and the art looks unfinished at best. In a publishing company where one is going up against the Justice League, Superman and more Batman titles than one can shake a stick at, a lone miniseries really needs to be something special. This one isn't it. Read Full Review

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