Micronauts #1

Micronauts #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation... but will it mean armageddon for our world?

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Apr 25, 2016

    A classic franchise getting new life from Cullen Bunn and a very talented crew of artists is something worth celebrating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley May 1, 2016

    The end result is a comic which i can appreciate for it ties to the past, without getting bogged down in the minutia by it. The only downside is that even with all that this book has going for it, it still will not have the mass appeal that Voltron or the Shadow have.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Apr 27, 2016

    Written by the ever busy Cullen Bunn, Micronauts is great sci-fi escapism. Filled with lots of action, some jokes, and some promising characters, Micronauts is off to a great start. The book uses a host of artists, David Baldeon, Fico Ossio, and Max Dunbar to get the job done and all hold up there end of the bargain. If you like your space adventures stoked in fun, I think you'll dig this book. I know I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    FanboyNation - Luis Malave Apr 27, 2016

    Wow, simply put, I loved this issue from beginning to end. A classic franchise that gets a breathe of fresh air with a really talented artist and writer. It's a is a win-win for all of us fans dying to get our hands on an issue like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Andy Gober May 25, 2016

    Between Bunn's storytelling and Dunbar's aesthetic, Micronoauts is a fun, fast ride that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Apr 27, 2016

    I came into this title with passing knowledge of Micronauts (most of which, admittedly, is familiarity with Bug, who remains a Marvel character, to the best of my knowledge). Now, I'm looking forward to the new adventures of the Micronauts as Bunn and Baldeon continue to populate the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 1, 2016

    My other concern is definitely personal, but one of the things I loved about the early issues of Marvel's Micronauts was the characters interacting with the world around them, specifically their small and micro stature compared to the normal human world. Bunn has introduced us to these characters in a large space-opera sort of way and doesn't show their scale against the normal sized universe. We never get to see their true size which was such a memorable part of the first series. I'm expecting to see this addressed in future issues, but missing that hook in this first issue doesn't give this book that distinct feel that would differentiate it from a Guardians of the Galaxy type book. I enjoyed this first issue quite a bit and although I have my concerns about the art team inconsistency and lack of “micro” in the “nauts”, I'm confident that this book will get better and I'll definitely be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Apr 26, 2016

    I believe that Micronauts fans will get the biggest kick out of reading this new spin on a classic concept. That doesn't mean fans of Bunn's other work should be scared away by a comic based on a toyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Apr 26, 2016

    Micronauts may never be what it was in the 1980s, but it is a nice space epic that may serve as a diversion for sci-fi readers who want a break fromStar Wars and other similar prominent properties. I'm not sure if readers of the original series will get what they want here, but what they are getting is commendable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Apr 27, 2016

    The story is a little bit confusing given that it jumps to so many individual storylines but it does have good intentions. Leads up to a good ending that should progress into a great story about Oz and his team. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Apr 26, 2016

    The issue makes you wants to read more but it does feel like they are trying to compress a lot into the first issue. Especially with the description from the website of the actual story. Despite everything mentioned, their really isn't any actual time travel happening yet. This means, the story is going to go very far and deep in a short amount of time. Fans will want to pick this one up so they don't get lost. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Fabio Castelblanco May 1, 2016

    In the end, this first issue is entertaining but didn't really entice me to continue reading about the adventures of these characters. The comic is unfortunately afraid to take any risks with the story and instead gives us ageneric plot with characters equally as generic. I can't honestly say it's a bad issue, because the artwork was fantastic.Plus,these characters areused constantly in stories for a reason: They'reveryentertaining. If you're looking for a comic that is going towow you with an intriguing story and unique characters, then you may want to skip this one. But if all you want is a fun space adventure witharchetypal characters withcool designs, then this story is a pretty decent read. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 27, 2016

    If you're not old enough to already be in the Micronauts loop, IDW's won't necessarily show you what all the fuss is about. This first issue introduces a perfectly decent team of space mercenary heroes, but it doesn't do enough to establish the parameters of this universe or what actually make sit special and unique. And the appeal of seeing David Baldeon run wild in that universe is slightly diminished by the inconsistent visual quality in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Project-Nerd - Alex Ampadu May 3, 2016

    If you're a fan of the original toy line or simply a fan of flashy space operas in general, you might want to give Micronauts a try. If not, you could probably just dust off your old Acroyear action figure and have more fun that way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 27, 2016

    When considered on its own without any of the franchise's history, Bunn and Balden's story is a competently constructed introduction to a sci-fi story. Those familiar with the Micronauts of old, though, will find it lacking; "Micronauts" #1 shows some promise and entertains, but it's akin to seeing one's favorite band well after its most well-regarded members have left. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 27, 2016

    This book is just too loud and chaotic for me, despite the calming influence of Bunn. Unless you are a major Micronauts fan, this book may not appeal, especially when you consider there are better books out there like Overrun by Andi Ewington, which cover the world within a world story with a lot more charm. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Apr 27, 2016

    So Micronauts manages to be high-quality even while being a not-particularly good or memorable comic. Cullen Bunn has plenty of time to spin his book into something more special, but at the moment, the odds don't seem great. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick May 6, 2016

    The writers and artists are talented, and you really feel their frustrations as they work around the requirement to showcase the action figures. Throwing in terms like "entropy-wave" and "Twenty percent on principle" just ratchets up the squirm-level as the reader wonders, Exactly who is this comic aimed at? Younger readers will be vaguely interested but confused; older readers will be turned off by the toy-franchise connection. The unnecessary vigor of the art and writing will alienate the Micronaut-nostalgia crowd (all three of them), because who wants to see the chunky toys of your youth reinterpreted? At the end of the day, this comic is " everybody say it with me " Yet Another Reboot Nobody Asked For. Read Full Review

  • 3.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 2, 2016

    A book that is playing off nostalgia and curiosity and satisfies neither. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 26, 2016

    Ultimately, if you look at a book like Micronauts and only service a nostalgia market, you're short-changing your licensed property tremendously. You cannot simply preach to the converted, especially when you can't tie into any of the major characters or mythology that the classic Marvel series created. If you tried to give Micronauts #1 to someone unversed in the lore of the original toys or comics, they would likely not be able to make heads or tails of this without some serious online sleuthing " not a good sign for a book that should be the ground floor for anyone even remotely curious about this franchise. What makes the Micronauts such a beloved property? That's the question that Bunn, Baldeon and IDW need to answer if this series is ever going to make it off the ground. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com May 6, 2016

    I have to admit, I don't really know Micronauts, I never really got into them never got gifted a big box of them from older neighborhood kids or cousins. I did however pickup a handful of Michael Golden's Micronaut books from the 80s. They were long on my list of books to read, but as is usually the case, life got in the way. This story, however, doesn't seem to rely too heavily (or at all) on those previous stories, so I don't really feel like I'm left out starting in on this book. I love the art, even though there are a TON of artists working on this book. They are all working from one persons layouts, so that may account for some of the easy floe between creators. Cullen Bunn writing this book immediately gives it weight, because he is a man who can write a hit comic book in his sleep (for all I know, that's how this book came about). This was a fun read, and it features some really cool and dynamic characters like Baron Karza (who seems like a venom suit version of General Zerg from Toy Story) and Acroyear who is basically like what would happen if a Transformer that became a Formula One racer turned robot mode and never went back. This was a really interesting first issue, and I'm genuinely intrigued to see where this goes from here.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Aug 3, 2016

    Well written with good art, but I just don't know anything about Micronauts so I feel like a scared, lost child. If you played with Micronauts in the 70s, I have a feeling that you'll love this; I can't imagine anyone enjoying this series who doesn't already love Micronauts though.

  • 10
    LeonardoMyst Jul 30, 2016

  • 7.0
    Snapfire May 27, 2016

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