Okay, I’ll just get this out of the way and say it: this series’ title is stupid. Yeah, I get it, it’s about a robot that is built to resemble a young boy, so robot + boy = roboy.  It makes sense, but it’s still stupid.

But don’t let the title deter you from checking it out. I didn’t, and I’m glad about that.

This is another one of Lion Forge Comics’ early comics, back when they were still a digital-only publisher. It came out around the same time as their other title Trimaxx, which I’ve started reviewing here. It’s also drawn by the same art team, credited as Sendol Arts. The book is written by Brandon Easton, and “directed” (I assume that means edited, and perhaps created by) Carl Reed.

The book is pretty simple, we have a boy named Aiden walking home from school with his friend, a girl named Madison. They’re talking about a test they just took when suddenly they come across a fight in the middle of the city between a local superhero named Bolt Mighty and 765, which is a giant robotic Pill Bug. The battle is getting violent and destructive, and Adian saved Madison by pushing her out of the way of 765, who ends up squashing Aiden. Except Aiden doesn’t die, instead he starts flying with blue electricity cackling all around him. As if possessed he begins fighting 765, exhibiting more abilities as the battle progresses, leading to a dramatic climax with a cliffhanger.

It’s not a deep book, there’s no heavy characterization, but it’s good for what it is. Some entertaining action that’s nicely drawn. Like I said with Trimaxx #1, these comics were built for digital readers, it has the same art format that’s best for reading on a tablet. The only thing that’s a little odd is that it has all these video game references that I don’t get since I don’t really play video games. I think the conceit of the story is supposed to be that this it is written as if you, the reader, is playing this story as a video game. If you’re a gamer you’d probably enjoy that more than I.

But nevertheless, I found this to be an enjoyable issue, it’s suitable for all ages and is good book to recommend to someone who is just getting into reading digital comics. Chacebook rating: FOUR STARS


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