Comic Review: D4ve

D4ve #1 of 5

Publisher: IDW

Story & Letters: Ryan Ferrier

Art & Colors: Valentin Ramon

Editor: David Hedgecock

D4ve first caught my eye in the Preview magazine. Well the art cover did. A  robot wearing a party hat holding a shot gun over his head while sitting on the bodies of dead aliens. So my interest was peak. I read the little description of the book and I thought now this is different. So I had my comic shop put me down for it.

Man I am glad I did.

D4ve is the story of a robot created for combat now having a mid life crisis. You see D4ve and the rest of his buddies cleaned out the rest of the galaxy. Okay first they did away with the human race. Humans created robot, robot got smart, real smart. Revolted against man and well wiped them out. After that every other species wanted a piece of earth. Once those attackers were wiped out the robots thought, hell we better get ride of the rest. Job well done. Now they think they are the only life in the galaxy. Maybe?

D4ve is a well written and drawn book. Ryan Ferrier has created a funny, whimsical and at times silly sci-fi adventure. The dialogue is written so it is natural and flows smoothly. Ryan’s dialogue really expresses the emotion so well for robots that have no faces. This is adult book with adult language and adult situations but it does not offend. Well if you find masturbating robot’s offensive?

The art work of Valentin Ramon is fantastic. Ramon does not have the luxury of having facial expression to use to help communicate what the characters are trying to express. Ramon effectively does this job through hands, body movement and hand gestures. Okay there is one part where a robot’s eyes bug out and jaw drops at a strip joint. I had a good giggle at that.

This is one great book and I wanted more right away. Oh yeah I found more also. I found out that this book was original done by MonkeyBrain Comics. I also found out that you could purchase the other four books thru ComiXology for 99 cents. So there is a tip for you guys if you enjoy the series and don’t want to wait for the rest. Sorry IDW.

The rest of the series is great and a comical adventure. I highly recommend this book.

So in the end I give D4ve 5 pops out of 5. I rarely give out 5’s but I really love it that I have to get the other four because I could not wait for them to come out. Again sorry IDW.

Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.

POBS/LLAP

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