Rogue Planet #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and... the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan. Something cruel. Something hungry.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Sandro Falce May 11, 2020

    An exciting new adventure with a likeable cast of characters, some unique sci-fi concepts, and disgustingly wonderful alien designs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Mar 17, 2020

    Filled with palpable tension which makes for a very exhilarating read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 4, 2020

    I had a blast with this first issue. It gets you excited for more deep-space horror. The mysteries at work are unique and creative enough to capture your interest and make you want to learn more. The crew is also well rendered making them feel realistic and different from each other and other space horror narratives that have come before it.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 18, 2020

    This is only the beginning. Just when you thought you'd seen it all and this big tongue monster is the big bad, there's a final-page surprise that freaked me right out. You might think you know what this crew is up against, but you are not ready for the jaw-dropping horror that awaits. If this is what we can expect from Rogue Planet, we're in for quite a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 27, 2020

    Deep space travel, ritual alien sacrifice, and a secret, or two, rotting just beneath the surface of a planet believed to be abandoned, welcome readers to a new and exciting sci-fi horror tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 31, 2020

    I think the best thing about Rogue Planet #1 is that the whole creative team works perfectly together to build the sci-fi horror tone of the series. From the writing, to the art and colors, it all works seamlessly together to have this overarching tension-filled horror feel to the series. The first issue does a lot of things well. It drops us into this future world and gets the story started right away. There is no confusion about what is happening and why. The only big deal is that there are a lot of characters and once they suited up I really had no idea who was who. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 7, 2020

    There is an impending sense of dread throughout the story and what you think is going to be just an Aliens rehash turns out to be something different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Mar 4, 2020

    ROGUE PLANET #1 is a lovechild between Alien and cosmic horror that will have you hooked the whole way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 17, 2020

    Reading this put me in a constant state of unease, which is the highest compliment I could give. You are never skim reading your way through this comic, it wont let you. Sadly, the characters havent resonated with me as much as the overall plot and landscape has. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 6, 2020

    While only the debut issue in this story it does a great job of introducing the crew, the rogue planet, and the basic premise. The Cortés has a Nostromo flavour to it which helps settle the reader into the story, and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 28, 2020

    Though bleak and occasionally kind of gross, Rogue Planet #1 is a spooky sci-fi good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jun 4, 2020

    A very traditional and borderline cliche horror opening that will draw you in with gorgeous art and colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 27, 2020

    Rogue Planet #1 is a solid blend of sci-fi and horror and while many aspects are familiar, the overall package is a great read for fans of either genre. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 4, 2020

    Despite some top notch talent on this book, this book fails to offer anything new. Still Bunn and McDonald do enough so that if you are a fan of either the creators or the spec horror sub-genre, then there might be something of interest for you. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 31, 2020

    I like the look of the book and I enjoy the art style. However, the prologue and the crew didn't grip me as it should have. The art was riveting and I think that saves the book as a whole. I understand that it is difficult to get a story out when you have a page limit. Read Full Review

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