Metal Men #1

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Shane Davis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.0Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

The Metal Men are back! And back and back and back again, as we take a deep look into Doc Magnus' lab as he experiments with what it means to be sentient. Meanwhile, a mysterious liquid Nth metal has appeared in the science site at Challengers Mountain that appears to have come through from the Dark Multiverse...

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Aaron Roberts Oct 16, 2019

    While the Tin Man of Oz may have found his heart, these men made of metal are still searching for theirs. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Oct 17, 2019

    Metal Men #1 starts out with a novel approach to the Metal Men. Yet, at the same time, it doesn't really seem to be breaking new ground. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Oct 17, 2019

    Metal Men #1 [Didio/Davis/Delecki/Wright] Sinister secrets, dope robots and some Dark Multiversal mystery what more do you really need from a new chapter of the Metal Men? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Oct 16, 2019

    Dark and engaging, this is the perfect Metal Men book for a post-Westworld audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 16, 2019

    This is easily my favorite Didio-penned comic in recent years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 16, 2019

    The Metal Men are back. You might not get to know them in the capacity you hoped for, but it was a deep exploration into what we knew about the Metal Men, versus the reality of their existence behind closed doors. Well I should say that one door that apparently should not be opened. Either way, Metal Men #1 turned out to be a solid debut, and makes you at least interested in seeing how this doctor tries to achieve the sentience he always wanted for these machines. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 16, 2019

    The first issue is an interesting one. There's a lot that's intriguing and I want to learn more but at the same time there's little I care about as far as characters. The horror version of Pinocchio is what has me intrigued to continue. The first issue doesn't quite have me getting what makes Metal Men so popular and beloved but it's interesting enough for me to continue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 16, 2019

    With amazing art all the way through, we're shown a dark confession of Will Magnus before he embarks on his next journey into living metal and while I would have liked more time showcasing our title characters, this issue does peek my interest, I just wish that it didn't have anything to do with the fallout from Dark Nights: Metal or the Dark Multiverse.   Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Oct 18, 2019

    Final Verdict: 6.3 " "Metal Men" #1 is a decompressed first issue that isn't able to deliver on the best aspects of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jenna Anderson Oct 16, 2019

    Overall, the start to this maxi-series is just good, but probably will not wow readers right out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 16, 2019

    There is absolutely no action in the book. Literally, there is not a single action scene. I wish that it had at least one. Instead, it was a lot of talking. And a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 16, 2019

    The Metal Men have always been one of DCs more fun team books based on the nature of the characters. To Dirty Didio them up, Didio writes a twist where Will Magnus is a liar who isnt as smart as hes led everyone to believe. His Metal Men dont have their own personalities, but are extensions of himself and hes even using alloy approximations for Gold and Platinum. Didio has Magnus cavalierly dropping all these truth bombs to a new robot, but it just reinforces that Didio just doesnt get it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Oct 16, 2019

    It's not an opening issue which would make you want to read it again, like your typical fast-paced comics, nor think about it much, like slow, yet deep, burns. It's more of a "meh, okay" type of a book, setting up important plot points (with Nth Metal Man being something I actually look forward to unravel), introducing the main cast... and that's it. Nothing depicted stays with you, provokes you to think or impresses you. Well, maybe aside from the art - the art is the comic's strongest quality.
    If Responsomter simulates life, then this issue surely simulates a good comic. It's not there, yet.

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 11, 2019

    It often felt like I was the only one reading and enjoying Dan Didio and Kenneth Rocafort's Sideways last year. That series started slowly as a Spider-Man clone but ended with Sideways having a distinct personality and backstory. By the end, I was invested in that character's growth and development. I saw that Dan was attached to this story and was interested but not interested enough to make the purchase.

    What sealed the purchase was Will Magnus, creator of the Metal Men having a creepy monologue with one of his robots which appeared to be either be lifeless or worried about the mental state of its creator. I couldn't get a bead on what the hell was going on in the machine's mind but the page stuck with me.

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  • 7.0

    It is actually not bad.

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    Swift Planet Jan 11, 2021

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    Bragadavi5 Oct 24, 2019

  • 8.0
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  • 5.5
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  • 2.0
    Sergione May 12, 2020

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