In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance).”
Well here’s a comic that seeks to take the old Terminator shtick and flip it on its head with a satirical approach. Mark Russell handles the narrative which focuses in on the Walters. They’re one of many families assigned their own robot. You see humans don’t work we stay at home while the machines grind their days away before inevitable upgrade and, dare I say it, eventual replacement.
I’ve lost track of how many AWA titles are drawn by Mike Deodato Jr., and at this point I don’t care, because these panels are intricate. Seriously love the high level of detail adorning each page! So much so that when the struggle gets to Razorball, our family’s bot in question, the art hits the right notes. The script is great and the pictures flow well with the downright quirky and even unsettling moments.
With a stellar creative team at its back Not All Robots #1 gives us a world where we are the pets who think we’re in charge and the end result is depressingly wonderful. Seriously if you have not been giving Artists, Writers & Artisans a look this is a perfect title to check out to see what they’re about.