Oblivion Song, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman

Oblivion Song, Vol. 1

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’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?

Details Oblivion Song, Vol. 1

TitleOblivion Song, Vol. 1
Release DateSep 12th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Science Fiction, Comic Book

Reviews Oblivion Song, Vol. 1

  • 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
    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 hi...
  • Chad
    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 ...
  • Paul E. Morph
    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 som...
  • Roy
    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.
  • j
    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 blood*
    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 get...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    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 sucke...
  • Jaden Revis
    I was so excited to get an advanced copy at BEA this is one of my new favorite series!
  • Jason Rico
    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 ...
  • 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 - how...
  • Phillip
    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...
  • Václav
    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. A...
  • Diane Hernandez
    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 Eart...
  • 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 ...
  • Logan
    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 cra...
  • Mars Dorian
    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. T...
  • Santiago Novelo
    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...
  • 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.
  • Kate
    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!
  • Emily
    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.
  • Tom
    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 th...
  • Cæcilie
    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 l...
  • Lena Creutz
    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 Ba...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]In one fell swoop, the world was changed. A section of Philadelphia was transported to an alternate dimension filled with monstrous creatures and dangers the likes of which the human race had never seen. Now, ten years later, only one person continues to venture into that alternate dimension, intent on finding his lost brother and anyone else that is still alive and fighting to get back home - Nathan Cole cannot resist the ...
  • Pop Bop
    Starts Well, Gets A Little Soapy, Gets Back on TrackThe premise here is very cool. A big chunk of Philadelphia was somehow shifted into a neighboring monster filled pocket universe, ("Oblivion"), and our hero can jump back and forth from here to there. He's trying to find his lost brother, and he brings back those survivors he can find. There's more detail and it all fits together pretty nicely, but that's the basic idea.The book starts confusing...
  • José Vázquez
    Oblivion Song es The Walking Dead con unas dimensiones paralelas místicas pobladas por monstruos alienígenas. Bueno, en realidad no es solo eso, pero sí una parte muy importante. En esta ocasión no todo el mundo vive en un mundo postapocalíptico en el que los peores terrores no los provocan los de los seres inhumanos. Años antes del inicio de la historia un extraño evento hizo que parte de la ciudad de Filadelfia pasara a otro plano de exi...