Debris #1
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Debris #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17
7.3Critic Rating
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In the far future, humanity has doomed planet earth to rot and decay, covering her surface with garbage. Now, ancient spirits called the Colossals rise from the debris and attack the remaining survivors, forcing the human race to the brink of extinction. One warrior woman, Maya, sets out to find the last source of pure water to save the world before the monsters bring it all to an end.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 25, 2012

    Bringing all this awesomeness to life is Riley Rossmo. His art is a thing of beauty. The opening battle is so stunning, it's haunting. It's up there with the best animated action movies, like it roars and crashes to earth. He does magic with the scale, making the giant monsters feel truly gigantic. By the time it comes crashing into town you'll be ready to stand up and cheer. This is grand comic book making, kids. Drop one of those superhero books that you just buy out of habit and buy Debris. It's deserves a spot on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Jul 25, 2012

    Overall, it looks like we have another great mini-series from Image. I love these kind of storylines where the heroes have basically lost and are trying to survive. Add in these giant robotic dragon things, we have a pretty good comic in our hands. Plus Maya is a nice focus, isn't generic, and I wouldn't mind reading stories with her for awhile. Of coursethis being a mini-series, only four issues. So it's not even a huge investment on your part, all the more reason to pick up Issue #1 of what could be one of the best mini-series of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 30, 2012

    I initially found this to be a boring read. However, I'm believer in second chances, so I read it again and it's pretty damn good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Aug 3, 2012

    Are Wiebe and Rossmo looking to disrupt storytelling techniques that have held for millennia, exploiting our comfort in tradition and turning it on its head? Or are they delighting in the classics, putting that new spin on the same story your mother told you and hers told her? All I know is I'm here for the long haul, to fulfill my own fated quest, to stick around and find out, one way or another. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 25, 2012

    There are a ton of familiar elements to this story and world, but complied into one place/situation they become very different and interesting. I personally love to see new sci-fi worlds and this one has me hooked. I don't' care about its past or any of that crap, I just want to see Maya fuck up big metal monsters and save her people. Hopefully that's where this story is going, but as I said I'll be there any way to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 30, 2012

    Image are knocking them out of the park this year with new debuts, and the new mini-series Debris is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 24, 2012

    I went into Debris #1 with absolutely zero expectations, indeed, I read this comic based on the cover art alone. What I found was a pleasant surprise. To be sure, this book is firmly rooted in the all-too-familiar post-apocalyptic and classic hero's journey tale, but both Wiebe and Rossmo bring enough to the table to make the familiar read as fresh and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 25, 2012

    Image Comics puts out another killer mini-series. Debris will be running 4 issues, and I plan on staying on for the run. I loved the setting and the story here, and the action sequences in this issue are great. I loved the art in this issue, but I did have a small problem with things, artwise, becoming a bit muddled in the beginning of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Jul 25, 2012

    There are some challenging moments in this issue that Maya experiences, not only physically, but mentally as well. The emotional impact involved for both Maya and the reader is authentic, and makes this well worth a read. So I implore you; give this series a try, lest it becomes another Green Wake. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Aug 7, 2012

    The end of this issue sets Maya off on a journey for her tribe and once again I have been hooked by Wiebe and feel in awe of Rossmos talent. Im already disappointed that Debris is only solicited as a four issue mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Jul 31, 2012

    Well, it's only issue one" Maybe I've been too spoilt by Saga, but what the hell.I'm curious as to where this comic will go. This is one of those comics that get better with each issue, I guess. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 30, 2012

    Wiebe, even though he fumbles on the characters a fair bit, has created a fun and unique spin on the YA post-apocalypse. It's never said how society collapsed, but it appears that it has something to do with these animal spirits that build bodies for themselves out of junkyard trash. It actually sounds kind of awful, but it's a really slick visual, and the monster fights are a lot of fun. The plot concerns Maia, who having just come of age is made the protector of the last tribe of humans on Earth. Her task is to deal with these aforementioned animal-robot monsters, but when disaster strikes she must leave to find something that could determine the fate of her tribe. So, for all that I complained about this book earlier: I still want to see what happens, if only so that I can get more of Rossmo's art over the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jul 25, 2012

    If you are looking for a comic with a strong lead female role, then you should be picking up Debris. Already in the first issue she was able to take down a Jormungard single handily, confidently instruct the village warriors in their fight, and take the necessary actions to keep her people alive. Maya isn't devoid of emotions though as those surface towards the end. Debris #1 caught me off guard, in a good way, at the beginning and had artwork that may not have been perfect but was completely engaging. I'm giving the issue 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommending it to anyone with a bent towards survival adventure stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    The art wasnt for me, but Debris paints a nicely bleak picture of the future, where finding a pure source of water is like striking gold. If you like dystopian stories with warrior women kicking ass, give Debris a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 29, 2012

    Not bad, but nothing great either. Rossmo's art is kinda neutered by the coloring. The story will serve some people just fine, but I didn't find anything wonderful enough to come back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 26, 2012

    With characterization and plotting already plodding, it's likely that thematic development in "Debris" will get only the most cursory of treatment. By itself, "Debris" #1 leans on the baggage of its influences as a crutch, rather than unpacking it. Three-quarters of the miniseries remains, though, so perhaps the weaknesses of the story will be remedied later. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 24, 2012

    Its a shame because Im a fan of Kurtis Wiebe, it just feels like not a lot effort was put into this. From Image Comics. Read Full Review

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