Metal Society #1

Writer: Zack Kaplan Artist: Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating


PORT OF EARTH writer ZACK KAPLAN teams up with hot up-and-coming artist GUILHERME BALBI in a dramatic new sci-fi miniseries that's Blade Runner meets Rocky.

In an inverted future, evolved robots have resurrected humans for manual labor. When a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot will square off in a public MMA-style sport fight of epic stakes to determine once and for all who reigns supreme: man or machine.

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Metal Society gets off to a good start and the first issue ends faster than I would have liked. This was a compelling debut for a series that looks to have a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 4, 2022

    This issue provides a solid base from which Kaplan can shape the rest of the story.  Solicitations for future issues indicate the story will become more rounded and balanced, giving us insight into the robots society and what would drive a robot to enter into a fight with a human.  Kaplan has set up a great story that looks to examine a common trope in a new light.   Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 4, 2022

    This story focuses mostly on the human's champion, Rosa GenThree, setting up the world and her motivations well, with really impressive art rounding things out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham May 4, 2022

    Metal Society #1 combines the right amount of sci-fi drama and engaging storytelling to make it a series you'll want to read. The underlining discussion topics keep the material relatable and garner enough attention to keep readers coming back to check out the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 4, 2022

    Metal Society #1 is a hell of a start. It does what good sci-fi does, entertain and also explore our own world. But that exploration is even more interesting in that it takes on so much to reflect upon and forcing the reader to think and chew on their own. Wear a mouth guard, this looks like it's going to be one hell of a read and fight to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Logan Moore May 4, 2022

    I'm not sure how this series will evolve in the future, but I find myself very interested in this sci-fi world that has been established in Metal Society #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 4, 2022

    The world of Metal Society doesnt feel like its been fully rendered in the first issue, which focuses largely on Rosa and the apparent need for revolution. Humans are seen being mistreated by their android creators, but there is still a WHOLE lot more that needs to be revealed about the world of Metal Society in order for any kind of thematic depth to really reveal itself. Rosa seems like an interesting person in the opening issue. And for the opening issue, thats enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 6, 2022

    'Metal Society' is a great new sci-fi series that's easy to dive into. Kaplan weaves a fascinating tale about an alternative earth where robots rule and humans fight for equality. The first issue perfectly sets up the plot and the stakes while creating a powerful leading character in Rosa. Balbi and Lesko invoke 'Blade Runner' and 'Star Wars' with their own version of a far-flung futuristic reality.  'Metal Society' #1 a worthy new series to add to your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner May 9, 2022

    An intriguing world blooms forth through steel with this new science fiction dystopia. Read Full Review

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