Warframe #1

Writer: Matt Hawkins, Ryan Cady Artist: Studio Hive Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
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The critically acclaimed free-to-play cooperative shooter comes to comics!
In the far future, humanity's descendants scramble to survive in a galaxy rife with conflict, scavenging for ancient technology and long-forgotten secrets. Only the Tenno, powerful warriors, battle to preserve peace and keep the technological masterpieces of the long-dead Orokin out of the wrong hands. Now, a faction of enhanced Grineer soldiers, under the tactician Captain Vor, scour the Earth for a hidden artifact, and only a lone Tenno and a blinded girl can stop them...

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Oct 24, 2017

    Welcome to the world of Warframe. A dark future for mankind, with a war that has the odds stacked against the human race. A war of technology and monsters, with noble warriors to champion the people. Its another fantastic comic from Image/Top Cow, with a stellar creative force working on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2017

    I have heard about this game maybe a year or so ago but never played it and reading the comic book series makes me want to try it. The heavy amount of action and gore pulled me in immediately and hopefully further issues will keep my interest. It reminded me of the Ninja Gaiden video game series and this comic adaptation is worth checking out for fans of the Warframe game and fans of action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Oct 4, 2017

    All put together, this makes for a fascinating read. The art keeps your eyes moving, scanning for every last bit of action. If you have an opening in your pull list, and you are interested in this type of fast action book, I suggest you give it a scan, maybe even pick it up! Who knows, this might be the type of comic that leads you to playing the video game, which looks pretty awesome! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Oct 10, 2017

    WARFRAME #1 is a striking adaptation of the hit video game. With a high-action plot and incredibly detailed art, fans of this free-to-play series should prepare their wallets for the arrival of this fantastic comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Oct 6, 2017

    This was a great comic, which is not always the case with licensed or pre-established material. While I have not played Warframe, this seems to be an interesting, character-focused drama that would enhance any video game universe. As a reader unfamiliar with the source material, this is a great introduction to a series that feels true to its science fiction roots. The dynamic characters and slow, steady world-building are enough to hook new readers into picking up the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Oct 4, 2017

    Let's be real adaptions like this are meant to do two things: please established fans and attract new ones. Well you got me with Warframe #1 because now I want to go download the game on Steam and give it a go! This opening comic is brisk fun from a quality creative team that understands the yarn they want to spin, so much so that I was impressed before I even reached its dynamite cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Joshua Evans Oct 4, 2017

    Hawkins and Cady's story is fantastically well paced and delivered with the confidence and authority of someone who knows what they're doing. There is no trying here, or hemming and hawing about the execution. They know what they are doing and they do it. With so many comic books being cranked out across myriad forums these days, the significance of having a strong first issue cannot be overstated. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Oct 4, 2017

    All in all not a bad start to the series. Hopefully we can see more great stuff from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 4, 2017

    If the idea of a comic based on a game and put together by committee isn't a deal breaker, then Warframe #1 is worth checking out. Quality world building and evocative art tell a good enough story at the start and there is reason enough to see how good it might become. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 14, 2017

    Ultimately then, while I'm sure die-hard Warframe fanatics will get a real kick about seeing their beloved FPS getting the comic book treatment, the comic itself is, unfortunately, a little on the flimsy side. Perhaps once the story kicks up a gear and we get a genuine sense of character development from our leads (or ‘lead', as I think the Tenno is about as developed as he's ever going to get at this point) it'll be a more enjoyable read, but as things stand now, it's difficult to really recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Oct 4, 2017

    Warframe #1 offers a pretty boilerplate addition to a middle-of"the-road videogame. While the book is not a total failure for the most part, I simply cannot recommend it to someone who is not already a fan of the universe. If not for the pretty action scene midway through this issue, I don't even know if I would recommend it to someone who already is a fan. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Oct 7, 2017

    I did "google" the game Warframe after I read this issue, and it did impose a slight logic on proceedings. From what I can gather however, it doesn't seem to be a game that is so popular that the makers of this comic can afford to assume everyone who goes into a comic store would know the basic game dynamics. At the end of the day, this book has a cover price of $3.99, it is a competitive market, and there are many more deserving titles, doing similar things in a better fashion, to make this a good use of your time or money. Read Full Review

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