Onyx #1

Onyx #1

Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

From deepest space comes the cyborg warrior Onyx... but has she come to Earth in its time of dire need to save it or to end it? A star-born knight for a new generation takes flight here!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 19, 2015

    At this year's San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that IDW has acquired the license to publish new ROMcomic books. I hope this doesn't mean that Ryall's focus leaves this book and goes to one of his childhood favorites. This could be just as famous.This is an excellent beginning that other publishers might want to look at to see howa series should be started. If you like sci-fi adventure, Onyx is in your line of fire. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    We The Nerdy - Chris White Jul 1, 2015

    Onyx #1 is what I want from science fiction; it hits all the right spots and brings a real depth to a future that we are seemingly close to. I just hope that the story stays strong and doesnt deviate too much from its well-cemented foundation. Well done, guys and bring on issue two! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Callum webster Jul 2, 2015

    A great start to a new series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Jul 6, 2015

    Onyx #1 gets it right in the sweet spot when it comes to sci-fi for me. Aliens, monsters, robot armours! I'm like a kid in a candy store. I hope the story stays as strong and the characters evolve some more. This is definitely on my to read and follow list. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 1, 2015

    “Onyx” #1 presents an intriguing and memorable new hero. “Onyx” has the potential to be a hit with fans thanks to it's diverse cast and action packed plot that touches on some big themes. Fans of classic science fiction adventures or superheroes should put this on their pull list and get acquainted with a hero for modern times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Yet Another Media Site - Kevin Finnigan Jun 30, 2015

    Gabrielle Rodriguez completely knocks the issue out of the park. Rodriguez wears his influences on his sleeve, with the entire issue feeling like a spiritual successor to an ALIEN comic. The tech never feels overdone, but enough to aid everyone in this society. The monsters are a nice representation of the spore idea that Ryall develops. As per usual with Rodriguez, characters are incredibly expressive with reader's able to understand a lot about them from their eyes. There is so much life to the way Rodriguez pencils people. Onyx's design is sleek and not overly complicated with metal or gadgets. Jay Fotos colors feel slightly muted compared to what we saw on LOCKE & KEY. The monsters and Onyx certainly pop off the page, but everything else somewhat blends together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 29, 2015

    This issue is a great introduction to an epic series about the possible end of the world. I like that Ryall and Rodriguez, instead of overusing technology, portray the future of the Earth as still having some nature, though most of it is gone, and being overpopulated. This could very well be what awaits us! It’s a scary thought, but a damn good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Plug - Bryan Aug 4, 2015

    It's tough to judge a story based off 1 issue, but it was a solid start for Ryall and Rodriguez. The story is immersive and action packed, although a bit predictable. The art by Rodriguez is nice, but the coloring by Fotos could use more life. All and all the ending has me intrigued and I wanna see where this goes. Definitely worth the pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Rock from the Sun - Trevor Coelho Jul 30, 2015

    A bit meh, honestly. I'm hard pressed to recommend it. Perhaps down the line, as the story evolves, I'll find it more engaging. For the moment, though, there are a great many other sci-fi titles that are more deserving of attention. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 4, 2015

    Onyx has an interesting premise that's packed with traditional sci-fi fun.  It's a bit clunky at parts and contains some stereotypical characters.  Fortunately, it jumps right into the thick of things, dealing with aliens, monsters, and more.  The character of Onyx has a Silver Surfer quality to her, venturing from world to world in an effort to stop the spread of this inhuman plague. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 8, 2015

    I'm a big fan of Rom the Spaceknight, although I'm sure not as big a fan as Ryall. You can see his love for the character throughout this first issue, but that passion didn't necessarily equate to great writing. Although the Rodriguez art is great as usual and he gets to let loose a bit with Onyx's costume and creatures that have been infected and twisted by the Spore, it's not enough to bring me back for a second issue. My love for Rom may bring me back at a later time to see how this series has progressed, but for now I'll go back to reading my back issues of Rom. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Jul 2, 2015

    This is a comic that deserves a few reads. There is too much dialogue, highly detailed panels and waay more concepts that I can keep straight. I suspect that you will be rewarded as this promises to be a solid series. The artwork straddles the Industrial Military feel with space and other-worldliness rather well – think Starship Troopers. But with more colour. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2015

    On paper, the idea of the writer of Zombies vs. Robots teaming with the artist of Locke & Key for a new futuristic sci-fi comic sounds appealing. In execution, Onyx doesn't do nearly enough to stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Capeless Crusader - Kevin Dempsey Jul 5, 2015

    Onyx #1 was a let down with it's bad dialogue and bland characters. It may not be the most interesting or engaging first issue that I've ever read but there are still some good things about it here or there but not enough to make up for the bad. Hopefully this series will start to improve when the remaining three issues come out but so far, not a good first impression. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Feb 12, 2016

    Short and messy, “Onyx” promises a lot of things, but never delivers any of it. The script is rough, the art never quite lands (though Rodriguez does provide a few well delivered spreads from time to time), but, worst of all, with overly broad stakes and basic bland characters, the book is boring and forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - David Craig Jul 1, 2015

    Onyx #1 is a disappointing start for this new series. While the artwork looks phenomenal, the writing leaves a lot to be desired. I can excuse the somewhat unoriginal and simplistic storyline, but the bad dialogue and lack of compelling characters are harder to ignore and end up really weighing this book down. If you're looking for some sci-fi action that doesn't require you to think too hard, then there is fun to be had with Onyx. But ultimately, it's hard to justify saving a place for it on your pull list when there is quite frankly far better comics available. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Jul 3, 2015

    Though interesting as a concept, Onyx #1 fails to be much more than a standard science-fiction tale about an errant space knight come to help Earth against some doomsday situation. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Synthozoid Jul 2, 2015

    I'm a big fan of G-Rod's artwork from Locke and Key, same great stuff here, but the script is clunky and I don't care what happens next.

  • 6.0
    AgentPoyo Jul 28, 2015

    It has potential but I agree with some of the other reviews where the story is clunky, too much dialogue, etc. This is one that should perhaps let more of the art do the story telling, we don't need so much info and some of the dialogue is not necessary from the characters.

  • 5.5
    Cosmic Ray Jul 6, 2015

    The art is great but the scripting and plot are weak and tiresome. Did not suck me into the story. Too many characters introduced way too soon.

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