Armor Wars #1

Armor Wars #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Marcio Takara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
6.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  TECHNOPOLIS:  Amazing Domain of science and wonder created by rival genius brothers TONY AND ARNO STARK.  A utopia except...a unique disease forces EVERYONE to wear armor to live and breathe.
•  In this armored land a hero is murdered and the killer's identity a mystery Baron Tony Stark must solve.  
•  But in doing so, will Technopolis be forced into a civil war?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 11, 2015

    Armor Wars doesn’t directly tie-in with Secret Wars, and I’m very thankful for that. I’m glad that we don’t see Victor Von Doom lurking around the corners of Technopolis, and Stark has jurisdiction here (under Doom, of course). Overall, this is a truly different and independent book, that I’m more than excited to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Jun 4, 2015

    With James Robinson at the helm with artist Marcio Takara, Armor Wars presents a compelling and shockingly more true to form science fiction yarn. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Nour Harrak Jun 5, 2015

    Armor Wars #1 is a thrilling read that helps reveal just a bit more about what's going on in Battleworld that is (thankfully) very independent of what's going on around it. It digs its heels into the sand and gets off to a running start and leads the pack as one of the better tie ins Secret Wars has to offer, and hopefully this strong start can keep the book steady and lead the way for an interesting and exciting read. The books only major flaw? Spelling “Armor” in American (read: inferior) English and thereby leaving out the “u”. As any Canadian would, I will proceed to spell it “Armour Wars” everywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 4, 2015

    It's a disappointing way to debut a promising series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 3, 2015

    ARMOR WARS was a solid opening but not without its bumps in the road. It feels more like a What If story over anything else, which is really cool, but it does drag a bit because of some heavy dialogue that is mainly all about setting up this world's Tony Stark. At the same time, there's some hiccups in the art and the color work is decent, but the armor coloring and the facial coloring are too contrasting here. The last page will make you want to keep reading, so this gets a mild recommendation. It's pretty fun and there is a lot of potential here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 5, 2015

    Robinson, Takara, Sanz and Lanham craft a domain unlike the others in "Armor Wars" #1. This issue doesn't feel regimented by the "Secret Wars" event and, instead, forges ahead on its own, establishing Technopolis as a dynamic contribution to the larger Marvel Universe. Part espionage adventure, part police procedural and part dystopian sci-fi adventure, "Armor Wars" #1 is a solid introduction from Robinson and crew. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Spence Wallace Jun 8, 2015

    This wasn't a struggle to get through due to lack of interest, the art and colours kept the pages turning but aren't enough to go back for Armor Wars #2. As a reviewer it's our jobs to not spoil anything story wise, but personally, the only possible reason that I would have come back for #2 is taken away on the very last page and will leave you, at least it left me, with a very “Ok, well that's enough of that” feeling. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 8, 2015

    At its core, Armor Wars #1 is little more than a set-up for an impending murder mystery. Robinson's world-building is more than a little clumsy, although there are a few moments here when the setting really shines. Marcio Takara's artwork is similarly troubled. His stylish pencils seem choked by overzealous inkwork and ham-fisted color. All in all, Armor Wars #1 is a book with a solid concept hampered by poor execution. Read Full Review

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