Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1

Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1

Writer: Daniel Freedman, Sina Grace Artist: Sina Grace Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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The blow-up hit series from 2013 is back with an all-new, all-monthly series! Rock returns home to find his city under siege, and you won't believe who's behind the mayhem!

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2014

    The potential downside to all of this is that Reign of Terror doesn't welcome new readers as much as you might expect from a #1 issue. Granted, this isn't exactly the most deep or labyrinthine storyline on the stands. But readers are better off starting from the beginning to get a sense for the character relationships and the scope of the franchise in tone and setting. Grace and Freedman continue pushing their characters forward and exploring relationships built in the preceding three issues. There's a depth to the characters that isn't immediately apparent from the '90s video game aesthetic and giant robots. Meanwhile, Grace's art and storytelling keeps improving with each new issue, suggesting that Reign of Terror will only get better as it goes along. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 6, 2014

    Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1 is a worthwhile outing and If you don't pick up this latest entry it's punishable by gamma blast and death claw! Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson May 7, 2014

    Reading this book brings me back to the days of watching my older brother power through beat-em-ups in our parents living room. The story used to feel secondary but something tells me Grace and Freedman are cooking something up of a little high magnitude this time. With all that being said, Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror will entertain you to no need. Its a bone breaking love letter to a genre forgotten by history with insanity that cant be matched anywhere else in comics. I love it so much because it unapologetically channels cheese and awesomeness all at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth May 7, 2014

    In spite of all the cosmetics and facetious nitpicks for Burn The Orphanage, it assuredly has its heart in the right place and definitely stays true to the core of what this series has been all about: video game, action style, fun. While this issue has some short-comings, Grace and Freedman should be admired for their persistence and bravery for attempting to bring credibility to an openly cheesy premise that tugs on the heart strings of the children of the 80′s like myself. So much so, that I'm more than willing to follow up on the potential of the story in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer May 7, 2014

    Outside of a few fun moments here and there, Burn The Orphanage: Reign of Terror #1 was a disappointment to me. Energy is everything to me in a comic and I didn't feel it here. I was looking forward to the return of Burn The Orphanage, I thought this was going to be a killer read. Sadly that didn't happen. Hopefully the same fire that was in the Born to Lose trilogy will return in this series. I want to support this idea further and see where Freedman and Grace take this; just not if the rest of the issues feel as dialed down as this one did to me. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser May 21, 2014

    Concerning the artwork, I wasnt bowled over much by it either. The overall style reminded me of the efforts of students who will go on to study art. There are some good uses of the camera and framing, but the character designs and shading arent doing this book any favors. The heavy use of black feels like they are trying to hide more of the visuals than reveal what can be seen. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen May 6, 2014

    Maybe we were treated to too much too soon by the previous arc. There is still a lot of potential here with a new Streets of Rage style roster of characters whose introduction reminded me of a character selection screen. As an opener, its short on laughs and action but I flat out refuse to give up on this title. Being a massive Beat em Up fan, its just too important. Read Full Review

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