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Revolution #1

Event\Storyline: Revolution Writer: Cullen Bunn, John Barber Artist: Fico Ossio Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.9Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

THE REVOLUTION BEGINS! Explosions rip across the Earth-and all signs of blame point to OPTIMUS PRIME and the TRANSFORMERS! G.I. JOE refuses to go quietly-and they assemble heroes big enough to stop the invaders! ACTION MAN and M.A.S.K. fight for humanity-but where do ROM and the MICRONAUTS stand? Celebrating more than a decade of stories by IDW and HASBRO, this unprecedented bi-weekly event draws everything together-and leaves nothing standing. The REVOLUTION is here-TAKE A STAND!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Sep 21, 2016

    Be sure to check out all of the variant covers when you grab this book off the shelf, with the likes of John Byrne, Adam Riches, Guido Guidi, James Biggie, Ken Christansen and Tradd Moore. Each cover has a unique quality all of its own so that theres something for everyone no matter your artistic preference. IDW is definitely looking out for the true collectors here too. The excitement continues intoNovember with Revolution #5, so be sure to grab this first issue and see for yourself what a well done crossover looks like. You wont be sorry. Revolution is a remarkable feat created by genuinefans of the source material! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Jess Easley Sep 22, 2016

    I have always been a huge fan of the Big 2 and never paid much attention to the other companies except for a couple titles. But if this is IDW's caliber of book , you can be sure that they will be finding a spot in my ever-growing weekly pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Shannon Ledene Sep 21, 2016

    Itell you now tho, the real breakout character WILL be Action Man. Just you watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tim Montoya Oct 18, 2016

    In all if you are a fan of G.I. Joe or the Transformers, this one is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Sep 25, 2016

    I didnt quite know what to expect with this book, but what I got was a pleasant surprise. Revolution #1 takes on the massive task and takes a few really great first steps. If you were a fan of any of these properties in the past, then nostalgia and a really good story await you with Revolution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Jeff Kocks Sep 26, 2016

    With all of the creators involved with this, you would expect the artwork and the story to be great, and you would be right. I told you of my skepticism in the beginning, but from the opening panels, Revolution grabs your attention, and doesn't let go. I can't wait to see the next issue, and see how the Joes can find an answer to their foes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 22, 2016

    Overall, we feel IDW were brave and playing it safe at the same time. Some of the standalone properties are receiving mixed reviews at the moment, so merging them with thriving characters is sure to help with that. Maybe there's more than meets the eye with this bunch of odd-shots. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 16, 2016

    Between Future Quest and Revolution, it's been a great year for building new shared universes out of classic properties. Revolution #1 foregoes excessive setup in favor of delivering an action-packed, chaotic conflict that makes great use of most of the characters involved. There's a concern that this series might be biting off too much, but hopefully as the conflict expands and the tie-in books enter the fray, the many pieces will settle into place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Sep 22, 2016

    Still,Revolution is good fun and will be the crossover to watch in the coming months. Check it out if you need a break fromCivil War andRebirth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Sep 29, 2016

    Was this book worth picking up? Definitely. The 10 yr old boy in me was excited from the moment I heard about it. And there is enough of a story to make me want to read further. IDW has a hit on its hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 21, 2016

    This bi-weekly series has a number of tie-in books including M.A.S.K and Micronauts, each of which are hinted at in the main series. With the mixed opinions the recent books, mainly Rom and Micronauts, received, IDW are doing a smart thing; using this series to consolidate the books with their more popular characters. This can work well, but as last year Swords of Sorrow saga from Dynamite showed, cream will always rise to the top. Still, with Barber and in particular Cullen Bunn writing the main series, IDW have gone some way to show that the combination of the all American hero, the greatest hero of them all, a space knightand a bunch of robots may have more than meets the eye. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Sep 24, 2016

    For an event comic from a publisher that doesn't do event comics, Revolution #1 was a solid, if unspectacular debut. In all, it tries to do too much in the span of 20-plus pages. Now that the conflict has been set up and the major players are established, hopefully the creative team can focus on telling a compelling story that just happens to be a crossover featuring some major pop-culture franchises. If not, it'll just be another underwhelming event to throw on the pile. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 21, 2016

    While they've managed to do some interesting things with Transformers, the rest of the properties they touch feel more like a slap in the face for anyone expecting more than just nostalgia to be dulled out to them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Oct 2, 2016

    It's too scattered. I'm sure ROM's brief appearance makes more sense if you read the ROM: Revolution one-shot, but I'm not going to, I really have no interest. As it is here, ROM literally only shows up to instigate further tension between G.I. Joe and the Transformers. I feel bad for the G.I. Joe fans reading this, the Joes are written as complete idiots; America's remedial forces apparently.

  • 8.0
    TheMatteo0 Sep 22, 2016

    This was a solid start to the arc, with great art and colours and some interesting threads to continue onwards. I hope this story will push the boundaries a bit more and take a few risks - moving away from the typical kind of event 'culture,' but for the moment it'll just be fun to see some of these characters from the IDW universe come together and interact. At the moment, it's a fun start but nothing groundbreaking.

  • 7.5
    Big Brother Sep 22, 2016

    Good start. I'm hoping the journey is better than the obvious and telegraphed destination.

  • 5.0
    Mister Bungle Sep 21, 2016

    Not grabbing me.

  • 8.0
    JAC8285 Sep 22, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Oct 7, 2016

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