Borderlands #1
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Borderlands #1

Writer: Mike Neumann Artist: Agustin Padilla Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
6.8Critic Rating
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The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus's bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as "Nine Toes," but will they be able to overcome him?

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 29, 2014

    I hate reviewing books like this, because there's not really anything to say about it. If you've played a video game in the last ten years, buy this book. It's that simple. Borderlands was an amazing game to play, but the story and the characters are what made it a legend. This book captures them perfectly, and you will have fun reading about their adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    We The Nerdy - Kevin Pourmostofi Jul 21, 2014

    The art in the comic is done by Agustin Padilla who, other than a few inconsistencies with the game, captures the graphic art style very well indeed. I had a few problems with Lilith's and Marcus' faces, as they seemed too smooth and weren't on par with the game. This said, if you hadn't played the games and had jumped into the series with no prior knowledge, it wouldn't be noticeable. Other than that, the environment was done great, the shading had the style of the games and the bandits were done in good detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 29, 2014

    Despite what may come across as a negative review I actually can easily recommend Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone. It may take a little getting used to but it has the necessary voice to give fans a new slice of Pandorian history. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jul 14, 2014

    I think that fans of the franchise will be pleased with this mini-series, and I have high hopes for the next issues. This first issue is fun, engaging, and mostly hilarious without trying too hard, which is an easy trap to fall into with the legacy of this series looming over it. New-to-franchise readers might be overwhelmed by the lack of background this issue gives it, but it can be enjoyed at face value, so you might want to still pick this one up. 7.8 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 17, 2014

    Agustin Padilla's tenure with the G.I. Joe franchise made him a natural fit for such a wacky, violent, gun and gadget--filled comic. Padilla is able to capture the general look and feel of the Borderlands universe. However, while the art is certainly gritty and grimy enough, the colors and inking don't do enough to replicate the distinctive bright, cel-shaded style of the games. It's a simple element that would have gone a long way towards making this comic feel more authentic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Herotaku - Gerardo Lluvias Jul 22, 2014

    The Fall of Fyrestone #1 is great if you love Borderlands and want more from the franchise. It's a faithful retelling of the events in Fyrestone found in the first game and has all the best aspects from it. However, if you want something other than a retread of a story you already know, you won't find it here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Jul 15, 2014

    This isn't a bad book at all. But as a fan of Borderlands (And honestly who else is picking up this book?), it does nothing new or exciting. It's a longer version of the game's opening mission. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Moody Jul 22, 2014

    I'd highly recommend this comic to longtime 'Lands-Fans such as I, but otherwise proceed to this Pandora with a tad bit of caution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 18, 2014

    Having read this and having played the game I don't see myself coming back to find out how the mission to kill Nine Toes turned out. In my game it was a successful mission. I have to wonder though, who the hell is this comic for? Is it for fans of the game which is what anyone would assume or it is for people who didn't play the game? If it's for fans then why give them a story that they already know, but now have to experience without any control? If it's for people completely unfamiliar with the franchise" well I don't see that really being the case, do you? Read Full Review

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