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Oblivion Song, Vol. 1

(Oblivion Song #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  530 ratings  ·  95 reviews
A decade ago 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them but after many years they gave up. Nathan Cole… won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those lost, alone and afraid, living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe… Nathan is looking for something else? Why can ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 12th 2018 by Image Comics
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May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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 lik
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, edelweiss
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 wh ...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
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
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 connectin
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, image
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 d
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to get an advanced copy at BEA this is one of my new favorite series!
Jason Rico
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 cause
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 th
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digital
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
Diane Hernandez
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 survivi
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 ano
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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 uni
Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6

Total review score: 3
Santiago Novelo
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The events are treated something similar to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That along with PTSD themes strike strong emotional chords. The main character along with supporting cast develop well while maintaining a sense of realism as they face otherworldly creatures. This sci-fi fantasy comes to life with the raw exchanges between the characters. The artwork does a fantastic job of giving this new dimension its own sense of beauty and I want more of it.
Jakub Kvíz
Premisa je zajimava, ale rozjezd je dost vlaznej, takze do nejakyho finale prvniho story arcu sem se doslova pronudil.

Nicmene od nejakyho patyho sesitu to zacina nabirat grady. Puvodne sem to chtel zahodit uplne, ale druhymu booku dam nakonec jeste sanci.

Kresba mi moc nesedla, ale da se na to zvyknout. Proste klasicka Evropa :D.
chantel nouseforaname
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The art was dope! The story was awesome. I love the semi post—apocalyptic vibe. I read books 1—6 in one go and plan on starting on Vol. 7 & Vol. 8 really soon.
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
A decade after part of the city disappears, our main character is still dedicated into entering the monster infested area to search for survivors. The government wants him to stop, and not all who are rescued were necessairyly looking to go home.

I'm impressed with what Kirkman has created and this first volume definitely hooked me!
This is an Advance Edition of the trade of the first four issues of Oblivion Song and I had to add it manually, so no review and no star rating because I'm not sure if I should yet.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting new series by Robert Kirkman, but I’m not madly in love with the artwork. It’s quite different from Outcast or The Walking Dead, which is my favorite of Kirkman’s stuff. The inter-dimensional travel angle is nifty. I’m curious to see what comes next.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This plot had a set-up that I really enjoyed. A weird catastrophe transmits about ten square miles of Philadelphia into an alternate dimension and vice versa (or something of the sort, thankfully it does not get bogged down with the exact mechanics of this). Weird flora and fauna are introduced into our world, beaten back, leaving a dead zone, while a section of Philadelphia and its inhabitants were sent to this other dimension and that's been the situation for 10 years. The plot is very engross ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, graphic-novels
Really great first issue.
Maïla Led
Dans ce comic book avec au scénario le scénariste des comics "The Walking Dead", on arrive sur une Terre où une partie de Philadelphie s'est retrouvée expulsée mystérieusement dans une autre dimension. Mais cette dernière se révèle plutôt hostile, avec des bêtes carnivores s'apparentant à des monstres. On suit alors dans l'Etat de Pennsylvanie le scientifique Nathan Cole, qui semble être l'un des derniers à continuer de rechercher les survivants qui se trouveraient encore dans cette autre dimen ...more
Lena Creutz
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Meine Liebe zu Comics reicht weit zurück, beruht allerdings hauptsächlich auf Asterix&Obelix sowie den Abrafaxen und erst vor wenigen Monaten habe ich (neben Animes und Mangas) das Subgenre der Graphic Novels entdeckt. Nachdem ich dann einiges online gelesen habe, war ich mir immer noch nicht sicher, wo genau ich mit dem Lesen anfangen sollte – und dann habe ich auf Lovelybooks die Leserunde für „Oblivion Song“ gesehen.

Für den ersten Band der Reihe (und auch für die folgenden) haben sich der
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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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