THEY CAME FROM A DYING UNIVERSE! ACROYEAR, SPACE GLIDER, BIOTRON and their allies are back, on the run from the evil BARON KARZA, and blasting through a universe where magic and science vie for control! With resources dwindling, the long-lost TIME TRAVELERS may hold the key to salvation… but will it mean armageddon for our world?
The Micronauts have a large following thanks to the comic series which helped to add back story to the toy line. This is new series is the attempt to introduce a new generation of fans to the franchise. Will it be able to capture a new audience?
The story by Cullen Bunn doesn’t beat around the bush and goes straight in by explaining how a force is decimating planets. Then moves into introducing the main characters, sending them on a mission, and giving nods to Baron Karza, who is scheming to take over the universe. If it sounds like there is a lot going on in the comic it should. A lot of elements are introduced in this issue and it’s often hard to keep up. Still, the moments when Acroyear and his team are fighting are entertaining.
The art looks very detailed. Compared to the previous incarnations of the characters, this is definitely the more appealing of any adaptation of the Micronauts ever made. It should be considering how many people worked to make the final product. The book had four finishers (Fico Ossio, Max Dunbar, Jack Lawrence, and David Baldeon), four colorists (David Gracia Cruz, Joana LaFuente, Thomas Deer, and John-Paul Bove), and David Baldeon doing the breakdowns. A lot of artists in the kitchen but the results speak for themselves and the book looks great.
The issue makes you wants to read more but it does feel like they are trying to compress a lot into the first issue. Especially with the description from the website of the actual story. Despite everything mentioned, their really isn’t any actual time travel happening yet. This means, the story is going to go very far and deep in a short amount of time. Fans will want to pick this one up so they don’t get lost.