Mechanism #1

Writer: Raffaele Ienco Artist: Raffaele Ienco Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In the aftermath of an alien invasion, a prototype military robot is rushed into the field before it is combat-ready. Now attached to a group of survivors, it studies them to learn what it means to be human. Will it come to understand man as a noble creature worth preserving or that the human race isn’t worth saving at all?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Apr 15, 2016

    This has the potential to be one of the biggest releases that Image has had since The Walking Dead. There is more than enough here to fuel a TV series or a movie. This is a comic that you can be proud to hand your friends and suggest that they “Read this”. I think that the sky is the limit for Mechanism and its creator. I give this my highest score and my full endorsement. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie Jul 31, 2016

    With beautiful art and taut, no-nonsense storytelling, Mechanism is one Ill be adding to my pulls for sure.In roughly thirty pages were given just enough background on everyone and everything involved (the arrival of the geckos, the resurrection of Protos and the role of other automated mechanized protectors like him in society), and somehow, despite all that its premiere issue divulges, dystopia-philes like myself can count on being left with enough burning questions to want to come back for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 27, 2016

    Mechanism #1 introduces us to a bold new sci-fi series that is sure to be a must have. Between the world building and character development, creator Raffaele Ienco delivers a gripping opening narrative that jumps right into the thick of things, whilst feeling rich and well developed at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 10, 2016

    It's rare to be this excited about a new book, but there is simply nothing in Mechanism to cause any doubt that this will be a fantastic series. Unless sci-fi just is not your thing, you should check this out immediately. If this first issue is any indication, this is going to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Jul 27, 2016

    Ienco is all over the place in this first issue, but he sort of has to be. There isn't a whole lot of background or history to this world we are introduced to, but we get just enough to keep us on track with the characters and story so far, which I thought was fantastic. The artwork was magnificent and incredibly dark, which was perfect for this sort of war ravished world we get here. Overall the series is off to a great start and should be added to your pull list immediately. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jul 27, 2016

    Im certainly going to be checking out issue #2. Now that the world and characters are set up and out of the way, the only place left to go is up. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jul 29, 2016

    Maybe keep an eye on this after a couple issues come out, but I wouldn't recommend rushing out to get this issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Jul 29, 2016

    The art itself is pretty good. The colors are wonderful, and the end scene features rain that is just pretty to look at. Otherwise the character design is generic, while the monsters and mechs look awesome. There's a lot of seemingly random facial expressions, though, which kind of bothers me. But really the art is the biggest redeeming factor here. Maybe once we move into the story proper it will be good, now that we are down at least one character? I'm not too hopeful. The issue is just a disjointed mess after the first few pages. If only we could return to just those pages and start from there" Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Flickering Myth - Mark Allen Jul 30, 2016

    One thing that doesn't stick out is the ending ofMechanism‘s first issue, which closes on the scientist's narration telling us just how special the robot he's created is going to be, superimposed on a scene of action in which said robot…does nothing. If your idea of creating intrigue is telling the audience that something compelling is going to happen at some future point in a story, there's a serious flaw in how you're telling it. An audience should be enthralled by page one, not told that they have to wait a month and buy a new issue for the good part to begin. Read Full Review

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