Voltron #1

Voltron #1

Writer: Brandon Thomas Artist: Ariel Padilla Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Ultimate victory has never been closer for the Voltron Force. King Zarkon's brutal regime has been pushed to the edges of the galaxy, left to wage a series of desperate and losing battles to claim innocent victims while they still can. But Zarkon knows something---a secret about Voltron over a hundred years old that could change everything for the Galaxy Alliance. This isn't the Voltron we all know, but one redefined and re-imagined by those he and his adventures have inspired over the years. This is Generation Voltron...

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 8, 2011

    The art from Ariel Padilla is pretty solid. Voltron himself looks great and enormous, and the huge-scale destruction really looks catastrophic. His human faces are good and expressive as well, and thankfully, each member of the team is actually wearing the proper colors associated with their respective lions. What exactly is the bond with the lions if Voltron doesn't need them as pilots? We don't know yet. Voltron might actually need them after all, since in this first issue, he not only gets beaten down by the replicating Robeast, but he's even captured... off-panel, for some weird reason, but it's more traction than Zarkon usually gets, and that makes for a compelling reason to check into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Dec 12, 2011

    All the pieces are there for this book to be a solid hit, but I found the art to be not on par with the rest of the issue. The script sets something up that we've never seen concerning the Voltron universe. I'm going to hang around more issues because there is that other level to the Voltron mythos and I want to see where the story takes me and the super force of space explorers, specially trained, and sent by the Galaxy Alliance to defeat any threat to the universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2011

    Voltron #1 is a few steps below the better classic character revivals we've seen from publishers like Dynamite in recent years. That said, this issue also displays enough interesting qualities and upgrades to the mythology that the series has clear potential for growth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 7, 2011

    Voltron is back. Readers new to the franchise might not completely understand what's going on as the issue begins with full-on action. The characters are all introduced as they appear on each page but the fact that they are not in their individual lion/ships while Voltron is assembled was a little odd. There is a pretty strange twist thrown in (that I don't think ever came up in the show) and it has the potential to take the series to a new and strange place. My curiosity has been aroused and I will definitely be back for the next issue to see what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 7, 2011

    "Voltron" was never actually that great; I'm going to burst that bubble. It proved to be a low rent Transformers back then and with its wannabe Michael Bay 'direction' here shows it hasn't progressed any further than being a facsimile copy with lowered fidelity and less public interest. Ignore this comic because it will lower your perception of Dynamite as a company and that isn't fair; they do some great work. This book is actively mediocre and you deserve much better. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 7, 2011

    So is it worth reading?The story does introduce those two mysterious twists. However, the Voltron force just stands around the entire issue. Where's the fun in having the five space explorers just stand around? Additionally the artwork is mediocre. Fight scenes with Voltron and the robeast get downright confusing.What is happening?If you are new to the Voltron universe, you won't have a clue about what's happening or the knowledge to say, hmmm, interesting. If you are a seasoned Voltron fan (meaning you hate Vehicle Voltron and know about Gladiator Voltron), there will be little here to get you excited. I will continue to read this book because I'm a diehard V-fan (yeah, both Voltron and Vagina"I'm looking at you, Princess). I hope that this book improves because we deserve great Voltron stories. And I hope this pans out. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 14, 2011

    [Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99] Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 12, 2011

    If you haven't purchased Voltron #1, skip it " there's a lot of potential, but it never comes through on the page. Read Full Review

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