Transformers: King Grimlock #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Agustin Padilla Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
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KING GRIMLOCK BEGINS! Grimlock, the beloved powerhouse T-rex with an attitude and one of the strongest Cybertronians in existence, finds himself magically transported to a world of fantastical beasts and strange powers! In this savage world, where the strong rule with sword and iron, Grimlock finds a new opportunity to prove he's the strongest there is... but as Grimlock and the human barbarian, Arko, will learn, sometimes brute strength isn't enough.

Written by Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Justice League of America) with art by Agustin Padilla (Dungeons & Dragons, Suicide Squad), King Grimlock features the iconic Transformers charac more

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 4, 2021

    Transformers: King Grimlock #1perfectly mixes sword and sorcery into the Transformers mythos, beginning a bold new adventure for the Dinobots' leader. Transformers fans old and new, along withDungeons & Dragons fanatics, will definitely want to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Aug 4, 2021

    It's a little hard to follow at times early on, but it definitely has a lot of fun energy. It's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Aug 5, 2021

    Dinobots meets Swords and Sorcery in the this standalone tale for King Grimlock. And whilst not overly dialogue heavy, the action speaks for itself with the tone of the book being firmly established. It was only a matter of time before we had a storyline like this and readers will enjoy what has been offered up by Steve Orlando and the art team. A good first issue and it will be interesting to see where it goes in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 11, 2021

    After his transport, Grimlock gets his first taste of action taking on what he calls “horse-cats” before encountering the tribe who plead for the Dinobot's help and inform him without defeating the Golden One they don't have the magic needed to send him home. Eventually, no doubt, Grimlock will be convinced to help. Until then we should get some fun of seeing the King of the Dinobots let loose on a world where he no longer must hold back. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Aug 4, 2021

    With the feel of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, King Grimlock is looking to be a fun ride full of robots, swords, and sorcery. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Aug 27, 2021

    While the writing is spot-on, I do have to say that the artwork is fantastic. Augustin Padilla can capture the G1 look while giving them modern tweaks that make the characters recognizable and outstanding. I have never attempted to draw a transformer, but I can imagine that it would be challenging with all of the details. He does a great job making it look easy. Read Full Review

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