N0.1R is a classic hardboiled detective story set in a city populated entirely by robots. Reminiscent of Frank Miller’s famous SIN CITY, N0.1R takes place in an urban landscape where crime is king and the technological overlords are working furiously to remove all sign of organic life. The influence of G.0D, a central computer to which the city’s inhabitants back themselves up everyday, is as powerful as it is mysterious.
The beautiful Isabella Ironhide’s husband is missing and she’s being stalked by a giant robot two stories tall. She knows the two problems are somehow connected, but the police refuse to believe her. With nowhere else to turn, she heads for the wrong side of town to hire Detective Hammer, a down-on-his-luck former cop with just the sort of shady underworld connections she needs.
Isabella’s towering stalker attacks Hammer’s office almost before she can finish her story. The detective fends the behemoth off
with a lucky shot and acquires a broken piece of its eye.
Evidence in hand, the pair seeks the council of Hammer’s shady contacts who frequent the only place such a robot could’ve come from: the dense junkyard of old bots surrounding the city. Their investigation will reveal truths about Isabella’s missing husband, G.0D, and organic life that neither of the pair ever could’ve imagined.
Presented as a graphic novel, N0.1R marries old school whodunnits with modern existential science fiction. It’s packed with a truly original setting, surprising twists and turns, and gorgeous artwork. Fans of 100 BULLETS, atmospheric detective stories, and unique comic books will love N0.1R.