Robotech Remix #1
A brand NEW Robotech that takes the best parts of the old, and refocuses them in a bold, new story for this generation.
Confession time: I’ve never read a Robotech comic or watched a single episode. Why would I volunteer to review this comic? Simple. To try something new. If you never try something new, you’re never going to discover the next book that you’re going to love and that would be a shame.
Writer Brenden Fletcher hits the ground running in this issue, but I think maybe he should’ve walked before he ran. We get tons of characters, tech and a little bit of legacy thrown in for good measure, but as a new reader, I was unsure who certain characters were. I’m a bit on the fence about this issue. On one hand, I thought that he spent too much time on a couple of characters that didn’t seem all that important while glossing over what seems to me to be the main character.
Artist Elmer Damaso is amazing. Not only can the man layout a page, but he can change his style from one panel to the next. The Mecha battles look like they’re from a totally different world than the human characters, yet neither one looks out of place. His characters show a lot more emotion than the typical manga style, and he made this reader feel like I was in the middle of the action when it came to the battles.
While this issue was really good, if you're not familiar with the franchise, it's not a great jumping-on point.
Robotech Remix #1: Let’s Take It From the Top
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 6/106/10
Art - 8.5/108.5/10
Color - 7/107/10
Cover Art - 7/107/10
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