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Engineward #1

Writer: George Mann Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Jun 1, 2020

    If this #1 is any indication, Engineward is going to be one of the best comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Jun 30, 2020

    ENGINEWARD #1 is a strong blend of future dystopia with ancient myth. The story is both new and loaded with deep cuts that will keep you thinking long after you finish reading. A solid first issue. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 15, 2020

    Engineward is a fresh feeling story about the vestiges of a lost Earth. It delivers a strong narrative, has engaging characters, and constructs an extraordinary society in an exotic landscape. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 17, 2020

    "Engineward" #1 is a solid debut. The story is unique and intriguing, with artwork to match. Keep your eye on this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jul 30, 2020

    Borrowing from such popular SF tropes mined from DUNE to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, ENGINEWARD has potential to be a worthwhile saga, but it's going to take a few more issues to make that declaration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 15, 2020

    Engineward gives us a lot to take in here and attempts to frame it with some context but it's a sliver of the big picture. I think it tries to introduce too much in the first issue and instead should have been focused on anything but Cancer and his side of things so that we really get to know Ichabod and Joss' world more as we get a good bit of it here and feel grounded through it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jul 19, 2020

    Come for the creative endeavor, and stay for the chance to watch a rebellion build over future issues. ENGINEWARD #1 doesn't do anything particularly new within the boundaries of this particular genre, but it does it with attention to detail, entertaining dialog, and the promise of a satisfying and cathartic finale at the end of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 25, 2020

    Engineward #1 closes with what appears to be a startling discovery being made. While not nearly enough context is yet present to know just how big of an impact it will leave, the creative team here has delivered a strong enough story that Id be interested in potentially finding out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 19, 2020

    Engineward #1 is a bit heavy-handed with the world-building, but it counters that with interesting concept, cast, and art. Also... damn, that lettering is inventive. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Jul 14, 2020

    An intriguing and promising start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 14, 2020

    This is an unfortunate example of a story having the right pieces, but making it too hard for readers to dive in and enjoy the story for what it is and what it is doing. When I reread the synopsis and the captions I liked this story a lot more, but the delivery is too clunky to make it recommended reading. There are 11 more issues to go through and plenty of time for this ship to right itself, but on the onset, I was left underwhelmed.  Read Full Review

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