Zombies vs. Robots #1

Zombies vs. Robots #1

Writer: Chris Ryall, Steve Niles Artist: Anthony Diecidue, amp, Various Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
6.9Critic Rating
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The first-ever ONGOING Zombies vs Robots series, bringing you... new robots! A renewed zombie threat! New human survivors! And an all-new world ready for the taking from one or more of these factions... Part 1 of "Inherit the Earth!" and "The Orphan" start here!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2015

    This issue is rounded out by a lengthier backup tale from writer Steve Niles and artist Val Mayerik. This dialogue-light story focuses a bit more on the human side of the zombie/robot conflict. Mayerik really shines here. Although the art style is far less reminiscent of Wood's work, Mayerik does a great job of injecting the story with expressive emotion and lending this world a bit of a Wild West feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jan 28, 2015

    Zombies vs Robots delivers on its title in spades. Usually you need a major human character to make a horror story like this work, but this just transcends that need and delivers a fun comic. Opening it up for other creators to add to the overall mythos is a nice touch and I'm interested to see who else will be joining the book down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Jan 21, 2015

    The previous series and now this opening issue have set the bar pretty high and I'm eager to see how the story develops from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 21, 2015

    Yes, this is quite an enjoyable comic book. It sends a breath of fresh air into the idea of zombies and despite some awkwardness in exposition, is a delightful read. The artwork is suitably drab but at the same time exciting and sharp. The artwork in the shorts at the end are also spot on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Jan 21, 2015

    Overall, this quick, expressive, and clever book is absolutely worth picking up this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Feb 4, 2015

    I'm intrigued by where this may be going. Will the Amazons be back? I sure hope so. And Ryall promises Mermen. Zombies vs. Robots vs. Amazons vs. Mermen? This could turn into one big joke. But, somehow, I don't think so. My only worry is about the humans. Humans do have a way of spoiling things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Stuart Addison Jan 22, 2015

    A fine start to a new Zombies Vs Robots series. It's far cleverer than the title suggests. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jan 21, 2015

    These stories are entertaining and full of genre fun, though Niles and Mayerik's final short in the book is really something to behold. With Ryall promising zombie-squids, mermen, and much more insanity on the way for the series, Zombies vs. Robots looks to be a book to keep up with if you're looking for a splice of horror/sci-fi excitement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 23, 2015

    "Zombies vs. Robots" #1 has a few new things to say about the zombie genre and, in reading the back matter, it seems like Ryall is excited to jump back into this story. The issue ends with a solid cliffhanger that opens the door for new complications on both the "Z" and the "R" end of the title. "Zombies vs. Robots" #1 is a great return to the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 23, 2015

    The short answer is: fine. The longer answer is: fine, but that doesn't mean I felt it was all that effective as an introduction. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Jan 29, 2015

    As far as first issues go it's not the greatest, but it does hint at things to come that might be more interesting. I'm still excited by the premise and I'm hoping they pull things together next issues for more intriguing images. Read Full Review

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