Oblivion Song #1
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Oblivion Song #1

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Lorenzo De Felici Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 48
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A decade ago, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years, they gave up. Nathan Cole...won't. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those still living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe...Nathan is looking for something else? Why can't he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 11, 2018

    'Oblivion Song' could be the next great sci-fi fantasy in comics. Kirkman has already written a year's worth of material so it'll have every opportunity to catch fire with readers. With that many scripts in the can, Kirkman's passion for the series will likely translate to big sales. More importantly, the book speaks for itself, likely to seduce readers as Oblivion has seduced Cole, monsters and all. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 7, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 is a fresh and exciting new series from comic book heavyweight Robert Kirkman;Oblivion Song #1, an intense and visually impressive debut, stands out as one of Image's best and most promising new series. The concept is rock-solid and the execution is flawless. Oblivion Song #1 is an absolute must-read for comic book readers who are eager to experience something new. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Feb 19, 2018

    Add Oblivion Song to the list of must-read Robert Kirkman books -- it's a flawless debut. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 13, 2018

    This is a perfect example of how you create a #1 issue. Oblivion Song is the total package, delivering terrifying monsters, personal character development, stunning artwork, and a great story. Do not sleep on this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Mar 1, 2018

    Come one and come all. Enter into Oblivion. A land where nothing is what it seems and danger abounds. See the start of Nathan Cole's saga to once again traverse this dread place and bring as many of Philadelphia's citizens back into the world as he can. It's thrills and chills and all waiting within these printed pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 20, 2018

    Oblivion Song offers Kirkman fans a chance to start something new, just in case they are getting a little worn out by the constant "everyone versus us" element of The Dead, with a book that hides it complexity behind a veil of a cartoon style art. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Mar 7, 2018

    OBLIVION SONG #1 builds the foundation for what will undoubtedly be a beautiful series. There's a great deal of promise in this series, and I look forward to seeing it continue for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Tom Finn Mar 14, 2018

    Kirkman's writing on the series didn't disappoint. He has come up with a fresh concept for a new series that looks to be very promising and full of excitement, just as he has done in the past with The Walking Dead and the recently ended Invincible series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2018

    Oblivion Song has all the makings of a major hit for Image and is easily recommended for readers looking for something fresh and fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox Mar 8, 2018

    I absolutely loved it all, honestly. So much so, that I'm actually really bummed out I missed out on a chance to get one of the Collector's Editions when I had the chance. What the first issue does best is that it sets up the world without bombarding the reader with too many questions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Micallef Mar 6, 2018

    Oblivion Song is a stellar debut from Kirkman and De Felici, as he dives into full-on sci-fi after his years in the trenches of horror and superheroes. Transporting readers to another world, the freakish creatures of Oblivion have their share of scares even as you fall deeper and deeper into a wondrous fantasy. It’s not just the danger, it’s the seduction of it all - so take your time with this Oblivion Song. Breathe it in, and let yourself explore this strange new world… but be careful not to be swept away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 7, 2018

    The design for Nathan, inside the aforementioned hellscape, maintains a traditional superhero silhouette. And given the monsters he must fight off, the book reads like a perfect blend of Kirkman's greatest hits. That's not at all a bad thing, as it makes for one hell of an enjoyable experience. Oblivion Song #1 had high expectations, and the creative team clears that hurdle with ease. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 7, 2018

    There's a lot of build up to this first issue and it lives up to the hype in every way. It's a fantastic new series that delivers in experience and characters and there's no doubt it'll be a hit and massive seller. The visuals and world building is fantastic, with every detail adding to the experience. But, it's the heart and experience at the center of it all that's the driver. We get the sense of loss and trauma from these characters. Their pathos is our draw. There's clearly a lot of thought put into not just the first issue but the series as a whole and we're in for an interesting an entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - News Desk Feb 21, 2018

    If you are a fan of Kirkman, OBLIVION SONG #1 is a must-have. If you are new to comics, this is a compelling sci-fi adventure packed with emotion. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Mar 6, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 is an intriguing first issue that manages to excite, whilst giving us a touch of mystery along the way. It isn't likely to re-invent the genre, but between some unorthodox storytelling and its character driven nature, I am sure this will quickly become yet another hit for Robert Kirkman and Skybound. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Mar 8, 2018

    Final Verdict: 8.5 " "Oblivion Song" #1 is an exciting debut. An issue full of action, while still dealing with some heavy, personal topics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 25, 2018

    The first issue is hyped and delivers an experience that entertains and creates a world we both do and don't want to visit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Kyle Malone Mar 6, 2018

    Overall, the pilot issue of Oblivion Song has a slightly weaker hook than we might have expected. But with promises of monsters and alternate dimensions, its fair to say our journey into the world of Oblivion has likely only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Mar 7, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 comes with 2 covers the cover A is by Lorenzo De Felici. The Cover B is also by Lorenzo De Felici but is a part of a limited-edition collectors set (Limited to 1,000 print) that also includes a 11 statue, an exclusive art print, and a collector's lapel pin and an exclusive foil stamp. If you plan on speculating on this title it might be worth your time to also pick up Walking Dead #176 which has an Oblivion Song preview that features the first appearance main character Nathan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Mar 10, 2018

    This story starts strong and we know that at the time of writing there are 13 issues of this book already in the pipeline and that this is a vast storytelling exercise that we are only just dipping into. I wasn't sure about the art at the start of this book, but once I got used to it, it worked perfectly. This book is an intriguing one and I think it will develop into a pretty gripping tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Mar 11, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1is a very promising start to a really intriguing story, especially following the revelation at the end of the issue. The first book sets up this new World so well and I'm really looking forward to diving into Oblivion more and unravelling the mystery of the Transference, as I feel we've only scratched the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 is likely to exceed the expectations of readers across the board. It reveals De Felici as an artist well worth watching as he crafts setting and characters in equally fascinating degrees. It also pushes Kirkman beyond his comfort zone. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 10, 2018

    A cool new world of craziness for fans of Outcast and The Walking Dead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 12, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 is a good issue to what could be a great series. For those hoping for the next great comic have some patience as the elements that make a great story are here and ready to be developed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Mar 7, 2018

    The solid, if somewhat perfunctory, start to this series and that twist ending has piqued my interest enough that I'll be sure to pick up the second issue to find out where things are headed. Fans of Kirkman will be pleased with this debut and the world that the creative team has designed, it's both comfortably in his wheelhouse and something new. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 9, 2018

    Oblivion Song #1 is an intriguing start. It does have structural flaws; the premise stresses the suspension of disbelief and the narrative gets lost in its own world-building while failing to grasp how best to convey some of its own themes. However, there is enough interesting material to warrant a recommendation. Plus, the art is solid despite some of its own problems. Feel free to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 15, 2018

    There's still something intriguing here and I'll be back to read more of Oblivion Song. The new trend in comics seems to be safe first issues that excite the reader just enough to bring them back and then to wow them with the second issue. We'll see if that's true here. If you're a fan of Kirkman's this is an easy sell. It's vintage Kirkman and he's found a balance between the Apocalypse and the modern world. His writing is comfortable here and he has a talented artist guiding the story. The flip side of this is that if you're tired of Kirkman's writing, this isn't likely to bring you back to his books. Read Full Review

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