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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,314 ratings  ·  199 reviews
Durante un cataclisma passato alla storia come "Trasposizione", un'enorme area urbana di Philadelphia è scomparsa in una dimensione aliena popolata da creature mostruose, trascinando con sé più di 300.000 cittadini americani. Oggi, a distanza di dieci anni da quel disastroso evento, il passaggio tra le dimensioni è stato chiuso e il mondo è andato avanti, ma il dolore per ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 2018 by Saldapress
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Donovan
Fantastically written otherworld fantasy meets gritty drama. The artwork is beautiful, my only complaint is the coloring’s monochromatism can sometimes muddy details. Other than that, I’m excited for this series more than anything else by Kirkman.
Sam Quixote
Sep 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Giant monsters walk the land while small groups of humans try to survive - Oblivion Song is basically Image’s answer to Dark Horse’s BPRD: Hell on Earth, and, like that series, it’s pants!

The more detailed plot outline is that 10 years ago 300,000 people were transported to another dimension – “Oblivion” – after a crazy science experiment gone wrong. Now, said crazy scientist is trying to rescue as many of those 300k, as well as his brother, through solo inter-dimensional trips. Hmm. Sounds
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Chad
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss, 2018
I found the premise very intriguing. Part of Philadelphia gets transported to another dimension full of giant monsters. Now it's 10 years later, a scientist has figured out how to reach the other dimension and is bringing the people back one by one. This would be 5 stars for me if it wasn't for the poor art and coloring. I couldn't tell the characters apart and the monsters even just looked like part of the landscape. The colors were all part of dusky color palette that never varied no matter ...more
Paul E. Morph
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good start to Robert Kirkman's new series. I'm digging it so far and look forward to see where it's going. The artwork's gorgeous, with a special shout-out to the colourist; beautiful work!
Ben Brown
One arc into Robert Kirkman’s new series “Oblivion Song,” and I think I can already say pretty definitively that I’m hooked. Like in “The Walking Dead” and “Outcast,” Kirkman nails the perfect tone, simultaneously leaning full-on into the high concept of his premise while also being sure to pepper it with characters that we actually give a hoot about. It doesn’t hurt that Lorenzo De Felici’s art is GORGEOUS, cartoony while somehow also being genuinely adult. Time will only tell if “Oblivion Song ...more
Robert
Decent world building and some nice hooks, with room for improvement in the future.
RG
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a bit sceptical at the start. I found it awfully slow with the world building and the introduction of the characters. Ive always enjoyed post apocalyptic themed stories and this was no exception. The slow build up really ramped up until the ending. I can see the world or worlds being explored more and I hope Im right. Worth a shot if you like slow burn scifi stories with real characters. Vintage Kirkman.
unknown
I read and enjoyed an advance edition of the first trade, featuring four of the first six issues. It's a fun story that feels a little bit familiar, but the writing and characters are interesting and layered, and there's a compelling twist at the end of issue 4 that sets up much conflict to come.
Jason Rico
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Walking Dead + Black Science + Black Hammer.

That's Oblivion Song.

I had not heard anything about Kirkman's newest title until I was lucky enough to get my hands on an Advance Reader Edition TPB, featuring the first six issues. From the synopsis alone, I knew it was right up my alley, and honestly, it was as good as I'd hoped it would be.

In Oblivion Song, Kirkman creates a new sci-fi world filled of monsters that immediately sucks you into the mystery surrounding the Oblivion event. What
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GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
This first arc of Oblivion Song is setting up a pretty cool story. In typical Kirkman fashion, the characters and how they are developing takes center stage while the world they are in is there to tweak everything and add that little extra special something.

Not much else to say. Its a slow burn...but I find all of Kirkman's work to be like that and I don't mind. It's fun to let things simmer and stew until they explode with confidence.

I'm a sucker for anything post-apocalyptic feeling and this
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Jaden
I was so excited to get an advanced copy at BEA this is one of my new favorite series!
Rian *fire and books*
My reading/opinion might be hindered because this was a physical ARC and not the final copy.

This was a solid intro to a new series but I wasn’t connecting to the characters. For a start my reading felt disjointed due to a lack of chapter separation. I’m hoping the final copy adds to that.

The setting was ~spooky~. Steven King would create a world like this for sure. I loved the small Pacific Rim vibes I got and can’t wait to see if this gets more sci-fi love.

Characters. Yeah. I wasn’t
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James DeSantis
This was a good opening but I guess I was expecting more.

So we start off with a guy running away from monsters, shooting people, and then everyone teleports back to the real world. We learn that there's another dimension, world, and it took a good amount of our people in a certain event. In this universe the people are hunting by monsters since we are on this world. So it's up to our main hero, Nathan Cole, to go into this universe to save people. His mission? To find his brother Ed...but to
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Becky
This was an interesting start to a new series - I haven't read TWD by Robert Kirkman, so I can't compare this series to it.
However I thought the story was intriguing and I'm excited to see where it goes next! The basic premise is that many people have gone missing in the Oblivion - which is essentially another dimension full of monsters. The main protagonist of the story wishes to save as many as he can from this world, and bring them back - however the government no longer wishes to support or
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Phil
Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Robert Kirkman's books have been somewhat hit-or-miss for me, so I was a little skeptical about how this one would turn out. A section of a city in Pennsylvania gets overrun by monsters and a large portion of the population from that area disappears. We join the story ten years on, when everyone has given up on the missing people except for one man: the protagonist Nathan. And this really becomes his story more
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Ithil
I received a promotional ARC of this comic, however, this hasn’t influenced my review about it.

When I first read the idea, the basic plot, of this graphic novel I thought it would be super cool. I’m usually in for story lines that look like alternate dimensions, people disappearing and enthusiastic scientific experimenting stuff. But after I read this one… well, that was about it.

I found all the characters pretty typical, as in nothing I haven’t seen before, without any twists. After a while, I
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Drown Hollum
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I've followed Kirkman pretty faithfully since Battle Pope. It's not all diamonds, but Invincible is my favorite superhero series ever, so with that over, I have to be read to read and appreciate Oblivion Song right? Anyway, it's here, and it's pretty good! The premise is awesome, with a great pop-sci-fi twist to successful elements of The Walking Dead. There's a ton of potential to grow in a grip of directions, and I think Kirkman could really pull off something special if he tackles this right. ...more
Chihoe Ho
A solid start to a new series that has captures my interest. The plot itself isn't anything groundbreaking but I enjoyed the narration of it and the artwork. It's still early in its introduction of the storyline though so things could really shake up, for better or worse.
Václav
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, despite my friends disagree on this, I like Oblivion song. The story, world and the art. De Felici's art, for me, bit resonates with my favourite David Rubín, and I really like it. It's playful, colourful, strong inking and sharp style. I'm really enjoying that. And I really enjoy the idea of the story too - the world swiped into another hellish parallel dimension, taking some people with it. I have weak spots for post-apocalypse themes. And Oblivion song tickles that spot. But I must say ...more
Kaiva Koenig
Love the art in this comic! It tells a story with pictures, barely relying on words, which is very smart for a visual medium (like comics). The panels are nicely dynamic, text bubbles well placed, making for a fun easy read. The colors are beautifully well chosen, with just the right amount of saturation to fit each scene. The art style is very detailed and gritty, and knows when to simplify, encompassing both dynamic character poses and stunning backgrounds. Would greatly recommend for any ...more
Juan
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. Robert Kirkman has another hit going. Me personally, I am really liking this more than Outcast, also by Kirkman.

So the art is great.

The story is great.

The major reveal at the end regarding our hero, and how it pertains to the Transference is something I never would have expected and will totally keep me on to read arc 2!
Whitney
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Diane Hernandez
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Oblivion Song Vol 1 is a great sci-fi horror comic by the creator of The Walking Dead.

Oblivion was created ten years prior when Philadelphia was overrun by huge alien beasts from an alternate dimension. Unfortunately, the beasts like the taste of human flesh. 20,000 are missing and presumed dead.

Nathan works in a poorly funded facility that goes to Oblivion to rescue any remaining humans. When he catches two humans and teleports them back to Earth’s dimension, they tell him of 100 humans
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Chris Cormier
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ten years ago a wide section of Philadelphia was zapped into another dimension full giant monsters. Since then the world has tried to move on but one man, a scientist has put his life on hold, risking his to travel to the other dimension to try to save survivors trapped there - even if they don't seem to want to be saved.

Written by Robert Kirkman, of Walking Dead fame, hits all the right notes in this first volume, collecting issues 1-6. His characters and their emotions are the driving force
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Theresa
I received an ARC of this graphic novel at BEA 2018. There is no doubt that Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead and Outcast) writes a good story. 10 years after the transference, a rift that opened to another plane of existence, scientist Nathan Cole is still trying to recover his brother and other survivors. However, do all the transported want to come back to earth from Oblivion? Can those who have come back manage day-to-day after living through hell?

Overall, adult fans of Kirkman will find
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Craig
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the greatest start to a new series, although there is potential here. I wasn't really clear on what was going on for much of the story (hadn't read the back cover blurb which basically summarizes what happened--if you can't figure it out from the story, well...). The artwork was pretty messy, too. I don't know who this "superstar" Italian artist is, but get someone who know what they're doing. My main concern is that I don't really see this concept supporting more than a miniseries at best. ...more
Mars Dorian
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apocalyptic sci-fi adventure story about Americans disappearing into a (parallel?) dimension infected by strange creatures.

Story: starts simple and ALMOST generic but reveals interesting details later on. I'm guessing this is a much bigger story than it

Art style: Italian artist Di Felici's Franco-Belgian/European serious cartoon style creates a good reading flow. The monsters and scenarios are a beautiful mix between colorful and atmospheric. The perspectives are cinematic; characters look
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Logan
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of The Walking Dead, fans of Black Science
THE WALKING DEAD and BLACK SCIENCE had a baby, and they named it OBLIVION SONG. It's not as dark as either of its parents, but not quite as engaging either.

The post-apocalyptic survival-horror aspect of the story doesn't appeal to me. A large portion of this story feels copied-and-pasted from Kirkman's more famous series, of which I am not a fan.

However, I am 100% down for the mad science, perilous exploration, high-concept alternate-universe crazy alien stuff.

I think I'll stick with this series
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Shannon
Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Total review score: 3
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more

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