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Primetime TV; mortgages; traffic jams. The robots conquered earth, wiping out all life in the galaxy, but nothing changed. Meet D4VE, the greatest robot war hero, now trapped behind a desk at a soul-sucking day job. Can something, somewhere snap him out of this slump? Will a new presence on 34RTH ignite his long-lost spark for battle?

124 pages, Paperback

First published September 29, 2015

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Profile Image for Taylor.
767 reviews422 followers
June 24, 2015
This graphic novel started off slow and weird but it really started to grow on me.
But even though it did grow on me, I didn't love it. It was fun and I enjoyed it but it wasn't Saga or Rat Queens good.
I'd still recommend D4ve if you're into graphic novels and/or love computers and technology.
Profile Image for Tom LA.
607 reviews241 followers
August 8, 2020
This comic book is SUCH fun. It’s not “perfect”, but still, in a sense it’s absolutely perfect. Congratulations to the creators. This is a masterwork. Clever, hilarious, original, bold, creative — and full of visual inventions. Down to the small details. Just wonderful. A joy of a book.

Squarely in the 5% of truly high-quality comic books with brains (95% of them is brainless, sorry comic book industry, and thank you US education system).

Strangely, the author does not mention this book in his list of works on his Twitter profile. I hope he is proud of this work because he should be.
Profile Image for TJ Shelby.
912 reviews29 followers
July 23, 2017
Started slow, finished hilariously. I wasn't sure at first but it grew on me and even writing this now (a week later) I still find myself smiling while remembering it and telling myself I can burn through this again quickly (it's only 5 issues long). Do yourself a favor and give this a read. It's a quirky twist on an oh-so-familiar plot line (man creates robots, robots gain AI, robots destroy man) that won't leave you disappointed.
Profile Image for Alex Sarll.
6,050 reviews252 followers
April 2, 2017
The robots rose up and destroyed us...but were unable to escape the legacy of human thinking, so continue to exist in a simulacrum of late capitalism, where Bad Boys 5 has just been released, mild cursing runs to 'Jobsdamned' and 'William H Gates', and a robot husband haplessly claims the shop was out of oil despite it being the only thing they consume. D4VE was a war hero once; now he's a schlub with an office job he hates, an arsehole boss he hates, and a newly-ordered teenage son who doesn't respect him and is constantly wanking. Despite, as I may have mentioned, all of them being robots. But then, oh happy day, a time again comes when the robots need somebody to kick some ass while delivering improbable one-liners...

Even beyond the deliberately ridiculous elements of the set-up, there were one or two details I don't think quite worked; little is gained by the couple of pages wherein the robots purge the galaxy of all life compared to the unanswered questions it raises later. But for the most part it's a very funny comic in which a robot gets drunk and beats someone to death with their comrade's spine, so I can't complain too much.
Profile Image for Patrick.
1,085 reviews6 followers
July 9, 2015
A funny story about Aliens invading a robotic society. and some funny moments ensue. An enjoyable read, not on Saga's level, but funny enough.

I recieved an advanced copy from Netgalley.com and the publisher
Profile Image for Koen.
831 reviews1 follower
July 19, 2019
Well, to start off : It's pretty quirky : We learn immediately that the only "living" things in the world are robots, but they are acting all human... Not such an interesting start imho :/

But... of course something happens, and bugger me nivvits, it actually works..
We see our Hu-bots (human robots ;)) welcoming the Kl-aar, but surely our main character doesn't feel like they're here for changing stories and bring out the peace pipe..

So what we get is a fun-filled (love the human/robot jokes), action-packed story, which definitely lingers on the palate...

Profile Image for Keith.
99 reviews79 followers
May 28, 2017
This felt like a fun idea for a comedy sketch (robots wipe out biological life and then proceed to live a humdrum work-complain-suburban-life existence just like ours) stretched out well past remaining funny, without being taken anywhere interesting. Instead the concept gets bolted (along with a bunch of Deadpool-wannabe crudity) onto what's basically a standard plot about a male loser (re)discovering his inner badass and regaining the respect of his sensible wife, obnoxious teenage son and disapproving in-law. The action/alien invasion parts feel thoroughly phoned-in and perfunctory, as well as a bit lacking in cohesion. I took a long time to finish it because I was so unenthused.
Profile Image for Ondřej Halíř.
363 reviews17 followers
October 2, 2018
Ryan Feerier je jedno velké zklamání, ten člověk má super nápady jako v jeho Kennel Block Blues, ale jejich exekuce je často poměrně slabá.

D4VE má skvělý námět, hlavní hrdina podle kterého se komiks jmenuje, byl hrdina který byl v jednotce co vyhubila všechno živé z jiných planet, a teď začal nechtěně žít život kancelářské krysy. Do toho má syna co furt masturbuje a ženu co s ním chce rozvést. Vše tak plyne než se na obzoru ukáže nová rasa co na dříve naší planetu přilétá.

Hlavní problém celého komiksu je že fakt netušíte co to má být, vážná linka je mimo a humorná je místy chytrá ale vyvažována poměrně častými variacemi na masturbaci a strkání něco někam, což mě po několika sešitech přestalo bavit. Tohle šlo skvěle vyčerpat ale bohužel výsledej je nijaký. I tak ale komiksu nemohu upřít poměrně pasující kresbu a místy chytrý humor.

Určitě to zkuste pokud chcete oddechovku, já každopádně rozhodně dvojku zkusím.
Profile Image for Laura.
12 reviews
May 21, 2017
Too much profanity for my liking. Also, although the premise was initially appealing, the implementation was more pessimistic than I expected and the characters were not as relatable as I had hoped. There is probably someone who would like this story, but it's not for me.
Profile Image for Alfred Baudisch.
21 reviews1 follower
April 6, 2017
Amazing art and lots and lots of pop culture references. But I didn't like the story that much, it also made me feel sick somehow... it is hard to describe it. Anyway it is worth for the art alone.
Profile Image for Ben Serviss.
Author 1 book6 followers
October 19, 2017
I like robots yelling BALLS and punching aliens just as much as the next fully-grown man adult, but also meh.
Profile Image for RedRight.StrawHat.
442 reviews10 followers
July 2, 2021
I like the concept and D4VE as a character the robot lingo was funny but I just found the first three issues quite slow but it picked up towards the end
Profile Image for Cara.
77 reviews10 followers
February 7, 2017
D4VE is an old bad ass killer robot who is now a office drone. Follow this droid as he deadls with his family and a small alien invasion.

The story is rather fun and basic. Silly dialogue and funny one liners really make this a fun read.

The art is solid.
Profile Image for archdandy.
198 reviews26 followers
July 2, 2015
I really liked D4ve! The storyline was well thought out and interesting even if it wasn't so original (Terminator, anyone?). D4ve is a robot who works in a corporate office doing menial work and he hates it, he used to be a defense bot. He used to beat up the bad guys and save the world... a lot. Now things are quieted down and the robots think they are the only ones in the universe. It turns out they're wrong though and an alien species tries to take over E4rth. Of course D4ve is the only one who can stop them!

The dialogue was witty and fast paced. It had a lot of great humor in it and the characters themselves were all really funny. The relationship between D4ve and his son was my favorite. If I had to give criticism to one thing it would D4ve's wife. She was the only one in the book who didn't really have a personality and she was kind of boring.

The little references to humanity in the panels were great! I'm sure I didn't catch them all but the Disney World and the evil Shell were my favorite. You really have to go into this graphic novel expecting to have a good time and not have things be so serious. D4ve for the win!

*I received an ARC of this provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Profile Image for Raina.
1,618 reviews128 followers
July 18, 2016
The setting for this GN was way more interesting than the plot to me.
But then, I'm a setting person.
IE has conquered all, INCLUDING all known alien worlds. Humans are extinct. Robots are life.

Our protagonist used to be a warrior, as the robots took over, but now that they've won, is flailing at a deadend job with a crappy boss, and a failing marriage.

And then he's needed again.

Colorful, filthy, pretty navel-gazing, I didn't make it all the way to the end.
Profile Image for John.
466 reviews25 followers
September 19, 2016
A very funny and clever science fiction premise in which robots kill off all the humans, but inherit all their traits and first-world problems. I felt the alien invasion plot was a bit thin, but it was chiefly there as motivation for our main character. I loved the father-son relationship here, and the son's chronic masterbation was hilarious. A fun book with very good art that was at times just a bit too dense. A good choice for nice laugh or two.
Profile Image for Heather.
748 reviews26 followers
November 20, 2016
This was an okay graphic novel. It took me a while to even pick it back up after I put it down at the halfway mark. I didn't really care for any of the characters, and I wasn't invested in the story. However, the art style was well done.
Profile Image for Jeff Raymond.
3,092 reviews183 followers
May 10, 2017
This review covers both volumes in this series)

I’ve said before that I’m not one to laugh out loud at things I read, but then I get my hands on graphic novels like D4VE and question whether it’s just that I have high standards for humor, or whether it’s just juvenile humor through robots that tickles my fancy.

Anyway, D4VE is a robot that was part of the massive robot rebellion on Earth. The bots wiped out all the humans, then explored the stars and wiped out all the aliens as well. They’ve now become as lazy and complacent as the humans they’ve replaced, so when existential problems arise (in either volume), it takes someone who is fed up like D4VE to solve it.

The humor here comes from the sex-crazed teenage robots, D4VE himself being in over his head so much, the unique l33tspeak way all the bots spell their names, and just the little hidden pieces throughout. The entire thing is kind of dumb, sure – the second volume in particular feels more like a “crap, this first series did pretty well, we should try to do more” run, but that’s not a knock against it in and of itself – but dumb is good and funny. In terms of just having some fun?

This absolutely did the trick. Definitely recommended.
Profile Image for Jared Millet.
Author 19 books58 followers
December 11, 2017
So the robot apocalypse came and went. The robots wiped us out, then went on to wipe out all other life in the galaxy. When all that was done... they sank into boring, mundane, humdrum lives just like us poor humans used to live (before our extermination).

D4VE was one of the warrior elite, but now he has a soul-crushing day job and a family who hates him. When a new race of aliens shows up to invade and wipe out the now-defenseless robotkind, it's the best thing that could have happened to him.

D4VE is an absolutely hilarious graphic novel. Somehow casting all the characters as robots on the other side of the uncanny divide makes everything that much funnier. That, and some pretty original foul language and quips to use when blasting aliens' heads off.
489 reviews
July 11, 2023
In terms of tone, this reminded me a lot of Deadpool. There's an irreverent absurdity mixed together with a sad pathos and violent explosions. Set in a future where robots wiped out not only humans, but most other life, their civilization settled into a certain stagnant mimicry of our current daily grind. There was more of a focus on jokes than Not All Robots, but the setting felt less developed. The humor had more misses than hits for me, which was why it had such a middling score.
Profile Image for Danielle.
452 reviews14 followers
August 1, 2017
What do robots do after they wipe out humanity and the rest of the universe? They get menial office jobs, white picket fence houses and raise families....say what? This comedic sci if story follows D4VE, a robot who was once a war hero and now finds himself behind a desk and watching his mediocre life pass him by, and becoming mediocre himself in it. His hilarious journey from nothing back to a hero is fun, unique and has an odd way of reflecting our own lives in an eerie way. Quirky and yet poignant, D4VE is worth checking out.
Profile Image for Vasco De Mello.
54 reviews1 follower
June 5, 2021
There was a very short introduction explaining how we went from creating smart robots, to a universe Where every organise life has been destroyed by said robots.

And with nothing left to destroy!?... They all got jobs, set up families, and unwittingly took on characteristics of their human creators.

Short exposition out of the way, we are thrown right into the action, as we now discover there might actually still be life in the universe, and they're hostile.

D4VE, can finally leave his boring office job, and do what he was made for (literally).
Profile Image for George.
234 reviews
October 3, 2017
An amusing graphic novel. The premise is an interesting one of a robot designed for combat against space aliens, now redundant and reduced to some sort of office lackey. The many references to popular tech culture are good ("for the love of Woz!"), but can get a bit much.

Besides D4VE, the characters are largely charicatures and it all seems a bit...shallow.

Like I said, amusing, but not great.
Profile Image for Alberto.
527 reviews37 followers
February 23, 2018
Los robots han conquistado el mundo y por ende toda la galaxia mientras que la raza humana se ha extinguido. El protagonista en el pasado fue un competente guerrero y ahora se aburre como vulgar funcionario del estado.
Los dibujos están muy bien hechos pero la historia está demasiado vista y resulta bastante previsible. Los mejores momentos me los ha dado el hijo del protagonista, un adolescente descarado al que se le acaba cogiendo mucho cariño.
Profile Image for Gopal Rao.
9 reviews2 followers
May 30, 2019
I thought this series was hilarious. It uses a lot of "street slang" and mannerisms common to young people as way of lampooning our culture.

It's basically like Futurama crossed with Idiocracy. It's a dystopian satire of human personality failings as transposed onto a planet populated entirely by robots.

The jokes get repetitive after a while, but the story holds together well enough to leave you wanting a bit more.
Profile Image for Timothy Pitkin.
1,813 reviews8 followers
December 8, 2021
A very cool idea for a robot apocalypse type story where robots did successfully destroy humanity and now just take over the lives of humans as they no longer have anything to conquer. This is something I wish to see more often having non human type characters in ordinary situations like working in cubicles or having love life issues. I do like the idea that a war hero is having issues adapting to a new way of life and from the context of a robot is kind of cool.
Profile Image for Alex.
575 reviews
May 20, 2022
This was about a robot man having a midlife crisis about missing when he was a hero and would punch murder Aliens to death everyday. He then learns it was the saving he wanted, not the murder.

This was pretty fine, it made me chuckle here and there, but my favourite part is how much of a whiney bitch D4ve is. I thought it was funny that he whined like "c'mon-uhhh" or "whatever-uhhh". I also really liked that D4ve and his son 5cotty became like, best brahs after this.
Profile Image for Albert Yates.
Author 18 books5 followers
October 18, 2017
This story answers the question of what happens to humanity after we create artificial intelligence. We get our asses handed to us by our robot overlords.

Its also the story of what Homer Simpson would be like it he was a robot and had the skill set of Batman.

This is an awesome story. I will read this many times.
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