Squarriors #1

Squarriors #1

Writer: Ash Maczko Artist: Ashley Witter Publisher: Devil's Due Publishing Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Squarriors is the epic saga of warring animals in a post-human world. Specifically a small tribe known as the Tin Kin, and their struggles building a life in the new world while confronting the hostile neighboring Maw tribe.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Dec 21, 2014

    A few surprises, a single disappointment, and a slower than expected buildup couldn't do much to bring down a brilliantly drawn and well-written story of sentient wild animals living in a post-apocalyptic world of feuding tribes. Ash Maczko's writing is terrific despite the slower than expected pacing, but the beautiful artwork of Ashley Witter is the only reason anyone needs to pick up this amazing comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Dec 17, 2014

    And the art" oh my god, the art. It is hyper-realistic, it is visceral, it is so goddamn beautiful. Ashley Witter, has a very distinct style that is perfect for this title. The bloody realism removes all possibility for this to be a cute story about some fuzzy animals. Every panel is perfectly detailed, and the panel layouts are well-considered and creative. The images are practically in motion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D May 29, 2015

    I cant wait to dive back into the world of Squarriors when issue #3 is released in June. In the meantime I will reread the first two installments again and read anything that I can find that Ashley Witter draws. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 15, 2014

    It's a shame all of that happened, because from a creative standpoint, Squarriors is a top notch book. Let's hope that the second issue continues the same trend minus the mistakes and headaches. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 17, 2014

    Squarriors looks gorgeous (aside from some questionable word balloon placement) and it presents a clear and identifiable struggle right away. What the series needs to improve on is distinguishing its large cast. We only begin to get a sense for the various players and how they fit into the Tin Kin hierarchy. Part of the problem is that the animals, though very methodically drawn, often lack clear, distinguishing features. Still, an impressive and professional-looking debut for a series that began life as a Kickstarter project. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 27, 2016

    This post-apocalyptic setting is great for the stoic characters that fuel the story inside of it. It seems like these animals are going through a lot and getting ready for battle, so it’ll be really interesting to see how they work in big groups and what allies they make. This is definitely a series to check out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Dec 23, 2014

    Whoa... I'm not sure what I expected when I picked this up, but man was I blown away by this. The artwork is absolutely stunning and the story is intriguing and violent. I love stories with talking animals, so I found it perplexing that the writer for this was unfamiliar with Redwall and Mouse Guard before writing this series. Maczko doesn't even read that many comics apparently. Well, it hasn't hurt the product, so just keep doing what you're doing because I love it!

  • 8.0
    J.P. Polewczak Feb 25, 2015

    Anthropomorphic animals have never looked so good and been able to evoke emotions to an extent that it's almost lost that these are squirrels, foxes, and crows. Ashley Witter has really put together a piece of art alongside Ash Maczko. It took a little time to get into the story, but the illustration paired well enough with the content that I eventually fell right into it. I'm looking forward to see what's next and the direction the book takes.

  • 8.5
    Deficient_ai May 26, 2016

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