Armorclads #1
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Armorclads #1

Writer: Jj O'Conner, Brian Buccellato Artist: Manuel Garcia Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Explore a brand new corner of the Valiant Universe!
In a distant solar system, advanced mechs known as Armorclads are used to fight wars and build worlds. On Xeru, genetically engineered workers live out their short lives mining a valuable mineral called The Pure in construction-class mechs known as Ironclads. When one of their own is killed, the Ironclads' world is turned upside down and they defy their oppressors. Along the way, they'll discover they're embroiled in a mystery dating back centuries that could change the world forever-as long as they band together.

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Mar 23, 2022

    Armorclads #1 is a rush, and serves to remind us all of why Valiant should always be on your radar whenever they're releasing a new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 23, 2022

    Manuel Garcia delivers some wonderfully detailed character designs and action with the visuals in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Mar 23, 2022

    Armorclads #1 engages readers by creating an empathetic link with enslaved people as the threats to them mount up. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 24, 2022

    "The Pure may save lives, but it cost the life of a young miner, and the lives of several guards. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Mar 24, 2022

    ARMORCLADS #1 is a solid first issue for Valiants latest sci-fi entry. The piece parts from all your familiar favorite science-fiction properties are present for a bug-hunting good time. That said, the plethora of familiar elements makes this first issue feel a little too familiar, reducing the originality factor. However, the familiar elements are still enjoyable and made more so with impressive art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 22, 2022

    Armorclads #1 may be a bit slow as it lays the foundation for a new corner of the Valiant Universe, but its premise alone should be enough to hook longtime Valiant fans...And if you're a fan of science fiction or mecha, this series will be right up your alley. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Mar 25, 2022

    This is a book that should feel very familiar to fans of science fiction but it avoids the worst clichs by understanding how to pull off effective world building with pretty artwork while leaving just enough mystery and intrigue to make the reader want to see more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 25, 2022

    As a bonus here we get a sneak peak at the opening of #2. It looks like the fall out of events from this debut will really pick up and everything I was hoping to see more of will be delivered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Mar 23, 2022

    Armorclads gives and takes before really giving time to make the "take" part as meaningful as it should've been, but it got its point across all the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Apr 1, 2022

    The first issue has me intrigued. It's the perfect sci-fi story for a rebellious teen.

  • 7.0
    Jeroen DarkSkywise Mar 27, 2022

    Looks nice, but also very familiar - a bit *too* familiar even. What imho still could save it, is that proves to be a true new corner of the Valiant Universe & part of the official Valiant timeline, and not just something that easily could have been presented to us by a completely different company, and have a Wolverine appearance around #7 or #8. (Or maybe a new "The Speed" / OA apprentice?) Just make it a REAL Valiant book please, because, right now, it's really NOT.

    And "The Pure"?? Now, REALLY!

  • 8.0
    drackula Mar 27, 2022

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