Updated on 16 October, 2021
From the brilliant creative minds of the hit television show Critical Role comes the incredible origin story of Vox Machina! The mighty warrior twins, Michael and Gabriel come face-to-face in the ultimate battle, determined to secure the future of their home kingdom of Argus. From the talented creators of the popular drama "AVX: Days of Chaos," comes the first origin story of their unlikely allies. The dynamic duo of Matthew Mercer and Matthew Colville join forces with colorist extraordinaire Olivia Samson to bring to life the tale of where the good guys' quest started. With an original script from the creatively talented duo of Mericlius and Colville, "Vox Machina" is a super hero team you don't want to miss.
Based on the extremely popular live action comic book series, "Vox Machina" gives readers an awesome, drama-packed adventure that spans the realms of good vs. evil, humans vs. the merciless Decepticons. In each issue, the team faces new threats from the sinister villains that threaten to overwhelm the mystical city of New York. Featuring some of the finest artists in comics today, "Vox Machina" is on the cutting edge of comic book titles, bringing the most amazing characters to life. Six issues have already been sold, making the entire series available for purchase now!
Set up by creator Eric Lewis, "Vox Machina" follows the life of two unlikely friends, Michael Knight and Victoria Plimpton, who find themselves thrust into the middle of a Decepticon takeover. The Decepticons are relentless in their effort to dominate the world, and they're not above using violence to get their way. When Michael and Victoria learn of an experimental military project that aims to combine human genetics and advanced technology, they are suddenly trapped in the midst of it all. A daring rescue by the team that saved their friend from the brink of death provides them with the ammunition they need to confront and eventually subdue the Decepticons in the future. "Vox Machina" is the comic book series to get you on the fast track to becoming a comic book fan.
For readers familiar with Critical Role, the comic books may seem relatively similar. However, as with many of the stories featured on this site, the origins of "Vox Machina" provide a window into the futuristic fighting force known as the Vocaloid. The voice of Question is provided by John Hodgman. The premise behind the Vocaloid and why it was created remains a mystery to me, but it is revealed in the first five or six issues. I don't want to get too far into the weeds, but I'll tell you that after spending several Issues looking at Critical Role and the Vocaloid, I've started developing my own theories.
The first Vocaloid story featured in the Critical Role comic was "Vox Machina". This comic book series was written by prolific writer, Mattelaide Gevils with art provided by David Boring. The Vocaloid, Tiberius began using his abilities for good when he went into a fight against an evil group of kidnappers. After saving the day, he learns that he has some kind of metal inside of him, which he plans to use to create a new life for himself and to protect others like himself.
Unfortunately, the Vocaloid ends up stealing Tiberius' body and taking over his mind. In the first issue, Tiberius realizes what is happening and makes an escape attempt. But the evil alien intends to make Tiberius forget all about his past, so he unleashes the Vocaloids upon the world (contained within the first issues of the comic). When the team battles the returning aliens in the second issue, only a few Vocaloids make it out of the building.
One of the biggest surprises of the year was the TV show Dark Horse, created by Beau Bridges. This animated television series was a co-production between SyFy and Cartoon Network. It follows a young man, Carter, who lives in New Hampshire, and is obsessed with collecting classic cartoon cars. However, when he discovers that one of these cars is a one-of-a-kind dark horse, known as the Vocaloid, he sets out on a journey to find this legendary vehicle for himself...
All of these amazing stories are collected in the first two issues of the Critical Role comic. While these two issues aren't by any means everything that has been released in the Critical Role universe, they do offer an excellent look into the world of Critical Role. Issues #1 introduced us to Carter Davenport, and we saw the beginnings of what would become the partnership between this young artist and this company. Issues #2 gave us a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Dark Horse project, and the first two issues truly made this comic an amazing one.