D4VE #1 (IDW)

D4VE #1 (IDW)

Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Valentin Ramon Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? This is D4VE's mid-life crisis.

  • 10
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Feb 23, 2015

    I'm incredibly happy I was introduced to this series and recommend it for all fans of strange sci-fi with a humorous twist. Add this book to your collection immediately! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Feb 25, 2015

    Maybe you've already read Monkeybrain's version of D4VE; that's cool. Still, if you're a fan of the digital comic, you're going to want to pick this one up, literally, because this is the first time anyone has been able to do it; outside of reading on your Kindle of course. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Feb 23, 2015

    D4ve is a curious comic book. The overall story is one that has been told so many times but there is an obvious twist. We've all watched movies like Terminator and The Matrix but what happens once the war is over and what happens if robots win? Well D4ve does a great job of telling us that story. The writing is superbly executed by Ryan Ferrier. The art really complimented the story.Valentin Ramon does a great job of personifying the basic robot design.Valentin Ramon does a great job of making each robot appear different. I highly recommend this story to everyone. As I told Ryan Ferrier earlier " I have added a new book to my personal pull list!"" you should do the same as well. I am really looking forward to reading the next four issues! Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 26, 2015

    As far as introductory issues go, this was outstanding. The writing and pencils were extremely good and this should be a story anyone can pick up and enjoy. It almost seems like the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but with a robot in place of Ben Stillers character. D4VEis by far one of the best reads of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Feb 25, 2015

    Ramon not only does the pencil work but also the colours which also look fantastic. For a city that should look entirely grey and metallic (which it does) he manages to work so much beauty into parts of the script. D4VE looking up at the stars if a truly breathtaking moment that feels genuine admist all the humour. Well that is before the scene crashes us back down with undoubtedly the issues best joke, but Ill not spoil it. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Greschner Feb 27, 2015

    D4VE #1 is a comic that screams for attention, to which you should definitely listen. From the familiar yet extremely different themes that give these robots a human like quality, to the creatively vibrant cast of robots and creatures, you will certainly be entertained. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Feb 25, 2015

    At the end of this issue, Aliens land again on this robot world. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 25, 2015

    This is a crisp, fun book that hinges on an old narrative structure but carries an important lesson. If you missed out on it digitally, you don’t want to now. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Andrew McIntyre Feb 26, 2015

    D4VE offers an engaging and beautiful story full of hilarious and relatable characters in a fascinating robotic world. This promises to be a truly great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 25, 2015

    For those who missed the series when it first came out, now's your chance to grab it in print. I guarantee when you're done, you'll be downloading all the issues available digitally so that you can “catch up.” It's that good. That fun. That entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 26, 2015

    Valentin Ramon brings this lifeless world to life through his creative design work and beautifully laid out panels and pages. He manages to depict each robot with a creepy kind of life and personality all their own that adds much to Ferrier's script. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 30, 2015

    D4ve #1 is an unexpected treat from IDW. With a strong character and a compelling world this has all the necessary parts to be a grand mini-series as this first installment comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 28, 2015

    D4VE #1 is funny, it's sad, it's just a mixed bag of emotions that comes with showing how even robots can fail at the game called life. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 28, 2015

    Witty, sharp and a little mean-spirited, but a really compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Josh Epstein Feb 24, 2015

    The first issue of D4VE is a darkly funny, masterfully composed opening movement of an opus which holds tremendous promise. Farrier and Ramon have delivered a delightfully fresh take on the robot apocalypse and, if the series delivers on its potential, may have given us the most original spin on nearly-century old concept that we've ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 3, 2015

    If you read this comic in its online serialization, you know how much fun it is and how wild this story gets. If you havent, you have a great treat in front of you, as the wonderful art and delightful story combine to deliver a great mix of humor, ennui and action that will alternately thrill you and make you laugh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 28, 2015

    Yes, you've seen these types of stories before. Typically they are of the Terminator sort where the world is either inhabited or getting taken over by the evil robots. These robots may have slaughtered the human race but they are finding themselves struggling to find a purpose now. It's a clever twist on the idea and it is executed in an intriguing way. I definitely recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Matt Carter Feb 24, 2015

    One part Office Space, one part Terminator, and a little bit of Breaking Bad, and you more or less end up with D4VE. It's a story about figuring out where you fit in after your old life has been rendered obsolete, settling for less, and hungering for more. Despite stumbling towards the end of the first issue, it's a good book with a lot of room for growth and excitement as we learn more about D4VE and the world he lives in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson Feb 24, 2015

    With the way this comic is going, I can't wait for the issue where we get to see D4VE finally prove to his robotic partner, his kid that they ordered months ago (which is just another funny situation), and to himself that he's "still got it". This was just a really fun read that wipes the slate clean (in terms of human culture mucking things up) and lets us see the ridiculous notions that people (robots) keep and hold onto, such as the sometimes over glorified days of our past (Thank you Arthur Miller for first capturing that story in 1949.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 24, 2015

    Both creators fill these pages with comedy, drama, and the mundane stuff that makesup every day of our lives. D4ve should not be missed. I'm already wishing it was longer than five issues, but I can't wait to see what these guys have in store for this character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Feb 24, 2015

    I can also personally vouch for the fact that the series as a 5-issue limited run is well worth picking up " the humour has a Douglas Adams-esque vibe to it, juxtaposing the mundane against slightly silly sci-fi to great effect. If you didnt get on this the first time around, nows the time. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 24, 2015

    A good first issue that does a fantastic job fleshing out the protagonist but could use a bit more of the funny. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Mar 25, 2015

    There's nothing artificial about the intelligence it took to create this. It's impossible not to sympathise with and like D4VE because of how human he is. Good, solid writing and nice colour blending artwork produce a great arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Slayer666 Mar 12, 2015

    I read the series when it was on Monkeybrain so this rating is for the entire series.

  • 9.0
    J.P. Polewczak Mar 10, 2015

    This book is R4D. A man with an exciting past, relegated to a desk job and a mundane life. Oh... but he's a robot, because it's only robots now on Earth. Asimov is currently rolling in his grave, but it might be from laughter. The idea that robots, built by humans, learning to destroy like humans, conquer like humans, are still designed/resigned to live to the potentials of humans is unique and interesting. It's tough to narrow down the group of people who would enjoy this book most, but if you like robots, IT jokes, or fun, this is worth a shot.

  • 8.5
    xiombarg Feb 25, 2015

    This is a story of humorous irony, presenting the idea of a former robot warrior who was once a great leader in a war where the robots wiped out the entire human race. Now that the war is over and no more humans exist, D4VE is going through a midlife crisis in post-war robot suburbia. The robots have found that they really have no other purpose than to mimic human life and culture, which means having jobs with bosses, getting married, making kids... and now D4VE who used to be the great warrior finds himself hating his job, hating his boss, his marriage falling apart, and can't seem to communicate with his teenage robot son. What happened? Fun series and good art.

  • 9.0
    RedDiamondDame Mar 13, 2015

  • 8.5
    Cyprian Latewood Mar 29, 2015

  • 7.5
    Juanpk26 Mar 3, 2015

  • 7.0
    AndrewAnson Feb 26, 2015

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