Go-Bots #1

Writer: Tom Scioli Artist: Tom Scioli Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Go-Bots have changed our way of life. Leader-1 is a self-aware fighter jet on a hostage rescue mission with his partner, Commander Nick Burns. Scooter is the personal transport and best friend to undergrad A.J. Foster. Turbo is Matt Hunter's transforming race car in the hottest sport in America, Go-Bot Racing. Cy-Kill is the champion of the illegal, underground Go-Bot Fighting League. A sophisticated sci-fi epic from the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. JOE. They say they're here to help us, but are they here to replace us?

From the creative mind that brought you IDW's Transformers vs. G.I. JOE!
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  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 20, 2018

    Standing as a clear entry point for new and returning fans, Go-Bots #1 could arguably be this week's dark horse pick of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Nov 22, 2018

    "Go-Bots" #1 serves as a great debut to Scioli's re-imagining of the 80s franchise, with interesting story concepts and characters, and a fusion of modern and classical visual storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Nov 21, 2018

    Go-Bots #1 is a rollicking, exuberrant throw-back, a perfect simulation of a child's tale as put together by a master craftsman. It's a unique product of a single auteur and worth a look for that alone, but also entertains and enthralls on its own merits. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Nov 22, 2018

    Go-Bots salvages the basic concept but it doens't leave Scioli a lot of creative freedom. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Nov 21, 2018

    This is an interesting beginning to a new series, one that has possible ramifications in the real world. Other stories have tackled this concept before; the possibility that our technology reaches sentience and decides to rebel against its creators. The most notable of these stories that come to mind are Blade Runner and Terminator. However, in this story Scioli has presented a novel twist in that the sentient technology, Go-Bots, are tools and conveyances who have somehow circumvented their safeguards. One wonders if Alexa may not one day gain sentience and decide she has had enough of catering to our every whim as she monitors our homes 24/7. As I keep a wary eye on my smart phone I look forward to seeing the next installment of G0-Bots. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Ray Hancock Nov 21, 2018

    It honestly took me a bit to warm up to this book. Once I understoodthe directionTom is taking the series,I appreciated it a little more. However, I don't think this is a book for everyone,honestly, don't think this is a book for very many people at all. If you love vintage comics, art, and stories, I think you'll dig this one, or if you are a fan of the toys or cartoons from the 80's I think you'll also appreciate it. Read Full Review

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