Motro #1
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Motro #1

Writer: Ulises Farinas Artist: Ulises Farinas Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

A reclusive young boy with superhuman strength follows a prophecy from his dead father on a mission to save people, but when he finds the area villagers are less than thrilled by his noble intentions and he faces adversaries both human and magical-mechanical, what will it take to fulfill his destiny? Can his miniature talking motorcycle help? From illustrator and intricate world-builder Ulises Fariñas (IDW's Judge Dredd), comes the first story in the life and legend of a fantasy hero for the ages.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 28, 2016

    Motro is by far one of Oni Press' best titles being released, and I'm excited to read more. In fact, I'm just happy there is more because with as busy as Farias is, I feared this might just be another one-shot. Thankfully, there's more to the story of Motro, a lonely boy with the strength of ten men. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 1, 2016

    A wonderfully weird and deeply heartfelt tale that drops you into a place you never knew existed, but will only want to learn more about. If you like fables, fairy tales, and stories that feel entirely new, you gotta read this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Nov 2, 2016

    In creating an odd and unique world, where childhood fancy mixes with the harsh reality of the real world and the even harsher fantasy of an apparent dystopian world, Motro sets itself apart from most other books. While it may not be for everyone, the quality of the storytelling is such that I can easily see this book becoming a favourite of many, and I very much look forward to how it will will turn out and how the story will be structured across multiple issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Alisha Weinberger Nov 2, 2016

    Motro #1 is a short but sweet issue, and a tight start to a series. The story doesn't progress muchpast the introduction of the hero. Farias gives us a small gem, a landscape better suited forhardened men but traversed by a boy who just wants to live up to his father's promise. It's a postapocalyptic coming of age story, and although violent, it doesn't revel in the bloodshed. Ifunfamiliar with Farias stylings, fans of Andrew MacLean or Brandon Graham should certainlycheck out Motro. However, Farias' work is comparatively reeled in for this issue, either due toits brevity or the barren landscape, which is usually accustomed to sprawling mega cities. All themore reason to anticipate the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 6, 2016

    I still have no idea where this series is going or what to expect, but I'm interested in seeing where it's all going and what Farias has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 5, 2016

    Motro is not for younger kids because of the level of violence (like a fist literally punching a guy's face in) but should be suitable for teens who are not adversely affected by comical levels of graphic violence. This isn't a book I pre-ordered, but I was drawn into it by the art when I browsed a sample copy. I look forward to more of the world building by Farinas and Freitas, as well as more development of Motro and his story/backstory. I want to know what makes him and this world tick. Making me care what happens is what is bringing me back for #2, so the job of issue #1 was successfully carried out. I'm looking forward to Dec 14th, when issue #2 should be hitting the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brad Sun Nov 3, 2016

    Farias' art splendidly captures the tale's mix of dystopian tropes and childlike sensibility. His action is fast and punchy, his staging cinematic and often stunning, and his character designs strike just the right balance between ghoulish and cute. Colorist Ryan Hill uses a simple, iconic palette to compliment Farias' line art and further capture the perversely naive nature of the book's characters and setting. In the end, it is this intriguing subtext, and the confidence of Farias execution, that elevates Motro to a unique place that is greater than the sum of its influences. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Oct 30, 2016

    Once again, a blend of familiar themes and tropes have been put through a genre-grinder and the results are a finely tuned story with loads of originality. Sometimes a unique approach can morph content into something that feels totally new, while capturing everything you already love about comic books. Motro #1 is a fantastic start to what just might be a series you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Nov 11, 2016

    The best thing about Motro is that, due to its fantastical plot, the story can go anywhere at this point. What amazing realms will we see in the next issue? What bizarre villains? What wistful melancholy? Everything about Motro is just about pitch-perfect; as usual, Oni is showing us a different side of what comics are, and what the medium can accomplish, visually and conceptually. Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Nov 3, 2016

    "Motro" #1 is fun and, to an extent, even distinct, despite all its numerous influences. I'm on-board to see how the story unfolds and whether or not the book ultimately comes into its own. Read Full Review

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