The Saviors #1

The Saviors #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: J.Bone Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 25, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Eisner Award winner JAMES ROBINSON (Starman, Earth 2) and artist extraordinaire J. BONE (The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror, The Spirit) present an all-new saga of monstrous alien horror.

When Tomas Ramirez stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever. He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge. But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Dec 21, 2013

    Ultimately The Saviors #1 is fun issue with some quirky moments of humor and sci-fi mystery. There's plenty of action with wild chase sequences that give artist J. Bone a chance to shine. In fact this comic has the look and feel of an independent series that might have been published byEl Capitan in the mid-1990"s. Definitely pick up this series if you are a fan of that era in comics. It helps that both Bone and Robinson seem to be having a great time telling this story and hopefully fans will come along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 27, 2013

    In fact, this book is all about perception versus reality. Tomas seems like an idiot. The sheriff seems like a good enough guy. Frank seems like a guy who's got brains enough to stay out of trouble. When those things don't happen, it isn't a total shock, but it is surprising enough that it keeps the readers on their toes and engaged in each page turn. And, honestly, what more do you want from a comic? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 18, 2013

    The Saviors #1 is a nice start to a new series. It was mostly about establishing the main character and the world he lived in, but it quickly ramped up the excitement a lot in the second half of the story. There is plenty of potential to be seen with the comic and the character as the story moves forward, and I plan on being there to see it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 24, 2013

    The Saviors #1 is a nice and also fun way to close out 2013, as this comic easily earns some praise and a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Dec 24, 2013

    Is it the next Walking Dead in terms of high quality storytelling or the next big thing in comics? Who knows? But it's certainly another fun title that while it's not going to change a reader's perspective on what makes creator owned books awesome, it will make what to check out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 28, 2013

    There may be a certain unbalance with exposition and action, but the excitement of this issue, combined with the characterization and the lovely art of J. Bones makes this first issue worth it despite its flaws. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Dec 24, 2013

    Overall The Saviors #1 offered a decent opening half with a stellar conclusion that left me wanting more. I understood the reasoning and necessity behind the first half of the book, but the only things that saved it for me were the weed jokes, and not everyone will enjoy those. I'm a sucker for the loveable loser types and Tomas certainly fits the bill. I am looking forward to seeing how he gets out of the situation he finds himself in, learning more about the antagonists who are almost assuredly a part of a larger conspiracy, and looking forward to seeing Robinson work the world building magic we get a glimpse of here. It is a small week this week, and I hope this book will find an audience, because the seeds of greatness are there to be sowed and nurtured. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 26, 2013

    Overall, though, nothing too exciting or different yet, but The Saviors should make for a leisurely, enjoyable sort of read when it's all said and done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 19, 2013

    The art by J.Bone is cartoony and stylistic. I'm really enjoying this art as not only is it cartoony, but it has a lot of detail as well. Bone makes you feel the small town vibe and it actually feels like a real place. His alien is a bit frightening which is a nice change to the peaceful setting of the town and the look of the main character and the townspeople. This book has a unique feel to it and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Bone's art in future issues. The books looks to be set to explore an alien invasion and that's where I'm hoping the book will provide a twist to make this alien invasion different. For right now, it's not clear yet what makes this book different and unique"except for the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 1, 2014

    This book was well executed and doled out enough of the dull small town life to feel bored, but injected the energy of the story at the right place to bring you out of a nap and make you turn the pages to the end. The art was clean, and the character acting was well studied. I flipped through the book afterwards, and the story was still told clearly without paying attention to the dialogue. I think the book could use color to spice it up, and elevate it for new readers from indie book Ill take a chance on to oh whats this?. Regardless of its cheaper outward appearance, The Saviors is a book that is actually going somewhere. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 27, 2013

    There's a lot to like in this first issue of "The Saviors," and if future issues are more like the second half than the first half, readers are in for a real treat. The cliffhanger ending and concept itself has some real promise, and with the stunning artwork there's a lot to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Dec 28, 2013

    I really want to like this book as the idea of a person with no goals or ambition who is usually stoned suddenly thrust into the role of having to try to stop an alien invasion is interesting. As it's not really going to be a humorous book, this gives an added layer in stacking the odds against the unlikely hero. It could have been a cheap and easy cop out to turn this into a stoner comedy and that's not the route it appears to be going so I'd love to see how Thomas evolves as the tale continues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jan 1, 2014

    The first issue of The Saviors started off decently. The story may have a common theme but there is still enough there to keep you intrigued to read on. Even the though the art wasn't spectacular it still flowed well and kept the story moving and interesting. The problem with The Saviors is that these two creators are both great but their styles just don't mesh well on the page for this particular comic. Again, this could very well be a personal taste problem; nothing in this issue was terrible but nothing really jumped out at me either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 10, 2014

    I'm not coming back for the second issue. I'm surprised that it's gotten ongoing status and that people enjoyed it enough for that to happen. This formula is beyond tired and Robison and Bone don't bring anything to the table to make it fresh and it almost feels as if they're relying on their names to do the heavy lifting. This book didn't anger me; it actually offended me as a comic book reader because that last thing I want to read is bad, recycled movie plotlines. Read Full Review

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