Magnus: Robot Fighter #2

Magnus: Robot Fighter #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Russell Magnus thought he was a normal man living a normal life...until massive robots tore him from his home and thrust him into a world where men are controlled by machines! How does he get back to his family? Who is the mysterious and deadly Leeja Clane? And why is Magnus so damn good at fighting robots? FRED VAN LENTE (GI Joe) and CORY SMITH (Fathom) bring mechanized mayhem to the Gold Key Universe!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Apr 10, 2014

    I'm looking forward to really digging another series. It's hard for me to stay interested for more than a one arc if the momentum doesn't stay the same. It looks like there is enough story here to keep it going for a while. And it's about freaking time. I'm pumped. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 9, 2014

    You're living in the past if you don't pick up on this futuristic tale of the heroic fight for human freedom. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 8, 2014

    Magnus: Robot Fighter is most certainly a must have series and so far the Golden Key Universe is definitely getting a big thumbs up from me. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 16, 2014

    Cory Smith is excellent and creates work like Don Heck but for a new audience. His illustration style is not as popular as it used to be. It feels like pencil drawings and dirtier inks. Yet, it adds just enough grit to what could have been a slick depiction of robots. His robots are menacing yet still look like the spaghetti legs f the 1960s. But with his dirty lines, Smith makes the robots evil and less than the perfect machines they claim to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - William Mercado Apr 11, 2014

    I'm telling you, this title hits all the sweet spots. The writing is top notch, flipping between dramatic action and perfectly targeted one liners. The art is likewise spot on; between the action sequences and the neatly used graphics & text, the comic is a visual treat. Fred Van Lente (writer) and Cory Smith (artist) are running on all cylinders here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 10, 2014

    While I had liked the first installment well enough as it had the difficult job of doing all the basic foundation setting, I wasn't too sure of how it would handle things going forward. With the second installment, we're getting a bit more of the picture and there's still so many ways it can go and all of them could be interesting to see unfold as Magnus copes with this brave new world. There's a lot of material in here that expands the scope of the story and slowly builds the cast, so it has a lot of potential if it can take some strong risks as it goes along. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 11, 2014

    Overall, this book is a fun update on the classic character, and is showing a lot of potential for future installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 10, 2014

    Fred Van Lente and Cory Smith continue mining gold with Magnus: Robot Fighter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Apr 9, 2014

    So far, Dynamite has been doing a bang-up job of handling these Gold Key characters, and Magnus: Robot Fighter itself has so far been the real standout series. This creative team has really done a magnificent job with updating Magnus for modern readers and still keeping all the robot-punching that classic fans have grown to love. This story and world are more than enough to keep a reader interested and coming back for more every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 9, 2014

    Magnus Robot Fighter #2 is starting to set some really big things up, so it will be interesting to see where Van Lente and company go. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Apr 8, 2014

    Mostly though, I can't tell, and I don't think the story can tell, if this is supposed to be a straight-up comedy, or a serious sci-fi story with some funny bits. It's kind of...neither? Instead, it's a whole lot of exposition. And, as Inspector Leeja Clane, the main bad-gal, wearing four inch platform boots, says on page 15, "If you have to explain it, it stops being funny." Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Apr 8, 2014

    I still believe that the concept of the character and the story are interesting and would make for good comics but the writing on this particular issue just didnt do it for me in the slightest. Read Full Review

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