Number One Comic Books

Episode 1

Issue #1 Oblivion Song, Gideon Falls, Prism Stalker, Shade The Changing Woman

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of Number One Comic Books!  In Issue #1 each of our 4 hosts bring a book to a roundtable discussion.  4 books are Oblivion Song, Shade The Changing Woman, Prism Stalking and Gideon Falls.  We'll let you know if these books are something you should jump on or if it's something you should jump off.            

    (Joe's Pick) GIDEON FALLS from Image Comics            
    Story: Jeff Lemire       Art / Cover: Andrea Sorrentino            

A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of TheBlack Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.                

   (Rod's Pick) PRISM STALKER from Image Comics       
   Story / Art: Sloane Leong        

PRISM STALKER, an ongoing sci-fi adventure series by SLOANE LEONG. Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. The eye of opportunity is closing. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.           

   (Rebekah's Pick) SHADE THE CHANGING WOMAN from DC's Young Animal              
   Written by: Cecil Castellucci    Art by:    Marley Zarcone                     

Shade has shed her alien identity. She’s stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own,she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man.                                                                                                                          

    (Brian's Pick) OBLIVION SONG from Robert Kirkman                                      
    Story: Robert Kirkman     Art: Lorenzo De Felici                                             

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 still 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?                 

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