Motor Crush #1

Writer: Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The team behind the critically acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting "machine narcotic" known as Crush.

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Anika Hossain Dec 8, 2016

    MOTOR CRUSH #1 is action-packed, vibrant and breathtakingly beautiful. The experience of reading it is thrilling, and the artwork makes it even more surreal. Thus, MOTOR CRUSH #1 has the potential to be an adrenaline junkie's new adventure rush, and I am absolutely psyched for the next installment! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Nov 14, 2016

    Motor Crush is, simply put, the debut of the year and the comic that will set the pace for whats possible in 2017. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 7, 2016

    Melding cyberpunk, haute couture, and bloody cricket bats, Motor Crush #1 is a high octane debut from a group of top tier creators. Image Comics has a well earned reputation for allowing a mainstream creative team room to explore whatever ideas and visuals they wish and Motor Crush #1 is another example of how good of a book that kind of mentality can produce. Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr, and the whole production team of this series have made their world and now they get to play in it. And we, as the readers, are the real winners for it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Siara Antonios Jun 26, 2017

    Motor Crush conveys a serious message about the consequences of an addiction to this strange liquid substance called 'Crush'. This substance appears to improve the performance of these cyclist however can also bring dangerous harm to the consumer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Nov 17, 2016

    I recently compared Mother Panic to the comic series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in terms of pace and tone, and I was nearly ready to do the same for Motor Crush. However, that isnt true. Its more like the album companion My Chemical Romance released three years prior titled Danger Days. Frenetic and joyful even in the darkness, Motor Crush is about finding your place in the world and trying to survive set against a futuristic backdrop of motorcycle racing. While the first issue is mostly set-up, it refuses to let off the gas as you follow Domino along on her journey and the jolt of the ending leaves you wanting another ride as soon as it is over. When the first issue comes out on December 7, you owe it to yourself to take a ride with Motor Crush. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 11, 2016

    The story has a real tech feel to it, like you want to click the dialogue boxes for more info or pop up ads, which really helps to establish the world of Nova Honda. Domino is sharp, determined and strong, but still young, and makes mistakes that will have you shaking your head in sympathy for her. She is that likeable of a character. The artwork here screams cyberpunk, with a vibrant, animated feel to it all. The designs for the characters, the bikes, the world in general, is simply outstanding. The creative team here creates a fast paced, engaging debut issue, one that beckons for readers to tune in next month to see what happens to Domino next. Motor Crush #1 is a debut that fires on all cylinders, making for another fantastic hit from Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Dec 6, 2016

    Overall, Motor Crush is a great start to a series with a lot of action, but also shows a lot of promise in character development as we see a short glimpse into all the people who intersect with Domino's life. From her father to her friend Sonoya to the Grand Prix pretty boy she'll inevitably go up against, there are a lot of character dynamics to develop and that should be half the fun. There's a lot of reasons to be excited for this comic. Start now on the ground floor to watch it build with the rest of us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 6, 2016

    Motor Crush is an exhilarating new series that feels incredibly modern and complex while delivering the action of a street fight. If you dug Road Rash growing up you will love this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 8, 2016

    Motor Crush #1 is one of the most refreshing comic books I've read all year. Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr quickly present us with a strong but flawed main character in Domino Swift. The world is so well realized that it makes you want to learn more about what happens both in the WGP and underground realm. Motor Crush's artwork is just as stunning that makes the world feel lived in with a history that you want to learn about. If you are looking for something not superhero related I highly recommend picking up Motor Crush #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 7, 2016

    Motor Crush #1 is a vivid and thrilling first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Dec 7, 2016

    Honestly, it's criminal this book may truly be under-ordered: this is a gorgeous first issue that allows easy access to any new reader, being up front with its narrative and its characters. This is escapism you'll want to hitch a ride with. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2016

    Shockingly, another Image Comics has debuted another promising new creator-owned series. This creative team already proved themselves on Batgirl, and if anything they feel even more in sync as they begin building this high-stakes new world of underground motorcycle races. If you enjoy cyberpunk futures or stylishly rendered race sequences, Motor Crush won't steer you wrong. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Nov 9, 2016

    Motor Crush is fun, exciting and hands down one of the coolest new books around. Grab issue #1 onDecember 7th,and get ready for what is sure to be a very popular title. Your comic book addiction deserves a new fix, and Motor Crush is it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Dec 6, 2016

    'Motor Crush' delivers an action-packed debut issue that runs on adrenaline and a fierce leading lady in Domino Swift. It's the perfect example of a creative team allowed to cut loose and create a thrilling futuristic tale without the trappings of dystopian or apocalyptic tropes. It's a fresh blast of kick-ass fun and intrigue that ushers in a new year in comics with style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Dec 20, 2016

    VerdictMotor Crush #1 was a fun read that takes a turn that you might not be expecting. At first it feels as if it is a Speed Racer clone, but then turns into something stranger and much more punk rock. The writing was ok, but the art is where this series really shines. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 7, 2016

    Conclusion: Batgirlcreative team fans can rest assured that Motor Crushis gearing up to be another hit series.Motor Crush #1feels like a great opening to a classic 1980's dystopian future typemovie! With some great character work and designsMotor Crush will have the reader locked in. While the book runs at a break neck pace and some things are left in the dust, overall Motor Crush #1is a fun comic that ignites the imagination. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Nov 6, 2016

    Overall this is a fun read. There is much to be said about just letting oneself go in for a ride, like a roller coaster that keeps you off-balance by spinning twirls and sharp, hard cornering turns until it finally comes to rest with a jerk. Also, like that favorite amusement park ride, you nearly always know what's coming up, where the loops are, where the deep dives and heavy climbs, and where the twists will shove you hard against your seat and shoulder harness, but you won't mind it one bit as it's exactly what you got on the ride for in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Dec 9, 2016

    Fun art and high energy are undercut by a lack of trust in its storytelling, its own creators, its readers, and itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 21, 2016

    I like everything so far, but it's also thin ground to be building on, reminding me a bit of Arcana's Rocket Salvage; entertaining but not memorably distinctive from the slew of stories it drew its inspiration from. Frankly, I think it's also that popcorn is just a hard sell for me this year, not getting enough 4-color nutrition as it is to be dropping hard won cash on amusing shooty-bang-bangs. Still, I will be back, because this is the best new Image property I've read this year I think, keeping my interest and leaving me looking forward to expanding the world and characters further. At the very least the authors knew they had actually made a book to go with their elevator pitch, which is more than I can say for some. Read Full Review

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