The Freeze #1

Writer: Dan Wickline Artist: Phil Sevy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 10
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! 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?

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Ben Pyle Dec 12, 2018

    Tightly plotted. Rich characters. Wonderful art and lettering. Dont stand still on adding The Freeze to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 5, 2018

    The art is well done in this issue and there are some great facial expressions from the characters that help to amplify the drama and tension in the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 5, 2018

    I hope The Freeze, a strong and intriguing debut comic, takes the route of The Leftovers as it deals with its central mystery and keeps things ambiguous. When an idea is this rife with character-first storytelling potential, sometimes the mystery is better left unsolved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Sarah Bieniek Nov 21, 2018

    I really liked this and am having a hard time thinking of bad things to say about it. Even my criticism of the art isn't much of criticism. This story is clearly right up my ally and I would definitely recommend giving this book a shot. It's great if you're interested in apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic stories, but different enough from other stories with similar setups to still be really intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 9, 2018

    Great art, great story. a true winner! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 19, 2018

    Freeze hits the ground running with a debut issue that's full of questions, each more horrifying than the last. Writer Dan Wickline presents an unsettling premise and I'm looking forward to see it unfolding in subsequent issues. This strange event leads to the world collapsing, but how do we get from here to there? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Rashaad Nov 26, 2018

    There isn't much action in what I read, but all that's done with the writing and art gives you a sense of the drama. It's conveyed in scope, larger scenes that help the reader understand what's going on is a macro situation rather than a contained micro situation. After reading The Freeze #1 I had this sense of dread looming over me because part of me wants to know how this happened, but also part of me wants to know if anyone else is dealing with the struggles that Ray Adams is experiencing anywhere else in the world simultaneously. Yet I am also eager to read the next issue of The Freeze. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Donovan Walls Dec 4, 2018

    The Freeze promises a horrifying new apocalypse you do not want to give the cold shoulder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Dec 28, 2018

    Written by Dan Wickline and with art by Phillip Sevy, this is the start of a great series. The writing is perfect in this book, building up the mystery with every new page. By the end of the book, you know what is happening, but the how and whys remain a mystery, and that is what I loved about it. And I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 4, 2018

    The Freeze begins with definite promise. With the cast of characters and inciting event introduced there is a solid base to begin the series containing intriguing questions. None of the mysteries are close to being answered, but this unique version of the last days of the human race has a fresh feel to it. We'll see if it succumbs to clich. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Dec 5, 2018

    In a world where dozens of new titles debut every week, Freeze manages to feature one of the most original plots you find on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Dec 4, 2018

    THE FREEZE #1 avoids many of the cliches of the apocalypse/survival genre, providing a welcome change in the crowded field. The book offers concise, engaging storytelling with a unique art style. I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Dec 7, 2018

    A sci-fi tale of people frozen in time that holds a lot of promise for future issues. Solid artwork and confident writing keep this book from falling into the depths where average sci-fi stories go to drown. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Dec 4, 2018

    Freeze #1 has a strong premise that it fails to follow up on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lonnie Dec 18, 2018

    My Gut here reminds me of Youngbloods. With that in mind I am hopeful for a grand tale of action and supporting cast. The McGuffin is great but not enough to carry a tale by itself. Issue #2 is going to have to deliver on that promise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Dec 6, 2018

    It's got a legitimate suspense and fantasy element as an interesting twist, realistic characters, and solid art. Seriously give this one a look. There's a great twist at the very end and you'll want to go read issue #2 as soon as you hit the end of issue #1. Read Full Review

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