Number One Comic Books

Episode 21

Issue #21 Hardcore, Shazam, The Freeze, Goddess Mode

Brian Frederick published on

This week we are talking 4 *NEW* #1 issues of comics books with Hardcore #1, Shazam #1, The Freeze #1 and Goddess Mode #1:                                                     

(Rebekah's Pick) Goddess Mode #1 from DC & VERTIGO COMICS written by Zoë Quinn and art by Robbi Rodriguez                                         

In a near future where humanity’s needs are provided for by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But Cassandra Price’s life changes forever when she discovers a hidden digital world beneath our own, one where a group of super-powered women are locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.                                                   

(Brian's Pick) Shazam #1 (2018) from DC COMICS written by Geoff Johns with art by Dale Eaglesham                                           


Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!                       

Backup story art by Mayo “SEN” Naito.                                      

(Rod's Pick) The Freeze from IMAGE COMICS written by Dan Wickline with art by Phillip Sevy *TOP COW*                         

The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event… all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now with the fate of the world in his hands, he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?                       

(Joe's Pick) Hardcore from IMAGE COMICS written by Andy Diggle with art by Alessandro Vitti and Adriano Lucas *SKYBOUND*                              

Imagine being able to take over the body of anyone on Earth. Sound crazy? Not for Agent Drake and the Hardcore Program. They can turn any person into a human drone to get to targets that normal soldiers can’t. Drake is the best soldier Hardcore has to offer. But when he gets stranded in a body with only 72 hours to discover who’s hijacked the Program, he’ll have to pull out all the stops against an enemy who could be literally anyone. From the creative minds of ROBERT KIRKMAN and MARC SILVESTRI, and presented by ANDY DIGGLE (THIEF OF THIEVES, Losers) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (Secret Warriors), comes a new Skybound Original that shows you how to save the world without getting your hands dirty.                        



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