Goddess Mode #1

Writer: Zoe Quinn Artist: Robbi Rodriguez Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
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6.2User Rating

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Don't miss the start of a new series by Hugo Award nominee Zo Quinn and Spider-Gwen co-creator 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.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Londyn Jackson Dec 12, 2018

    Quinn and Rodriguez first issue of Goddess Mode is page after page of color and curiosity. Im greatly looking forward to Cassandras character development, learning who the three magical heroines of this new world are all about and how crazier this neon whirlwind of technology and monsters can get. Im definitely ready to find out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 13, 2018

    Sassy, smart, and more than a little pissed-off, Goddess Mode #1 is another thunderous debut for the new era of Vertigo Comics. Zoe Quinn, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi build up a rich, expansive world, chock it full of ideas, and throw a trash-loving mess of a woman into the thick of it - and the result is a beautiful blast to read from start to finish. There are a lot of great comics hitting shelves this week, but I'll be damned if Goddess Mode #1 isn't the best of the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Dec 12, 2018

    Zo Quinn's storytelling in GODDESS MODE #1 is off to an excellent start. Artist Robbi Rodriguez, colorist Rico Renzi, and variant cover artist Stjepan eji all expertly craft the aesthetic and show off their skills in color mixing. However, the colors fall short in vibrancy, which limits the reader's experience. Overall, GODDESS MODE #1 is still cool and unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Donovan Walls Dec 12, 2018

    01010010 01100101 01100001 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01101001 01100011 (or in Human speak, "Read this comic") Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Dec 12, 2018

    Despite some walled exposition, Goddess Mode #1 is a title readers will want to keep on file as its witty banter and gorgeous artwork are designed to overload them in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Dec 13, 2018

    As a first time comic creator, writer Zo Quinn stumbles into the all too familiar trap of trying to cram way too much into the debut issue. So far, the art keeps things going, but a simpler script would be nice. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 14, 2018

    Unless you just plain don't like cyberpunk dystopias, you have no reason to miss Goddess Mode #1. Even then, this is still worth a peek to make certain, as this is unlike any comic you're likely to have seen. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2019

    Zoe Quinn's, “Goddess Mode”, shows some promise, but only had a so-so first outing. Not all is lost here, as the art and most of the dialogue feels good. Hopefully, the story structure will tighten up moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 14, 2018

    This isn't a great start. I love the art and I like the world a lot. This has potential and I am curious to see where it goes now that the set up is all out of the way. But the copious amounts of exposition and lack of character really brings it down for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 12, 2018

    It's a great looking comic, but it's also an empty one. A comic by a first-time comic writer is always a toss-up, and this one did nothing for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Dec 18, 2018

    Fans of cyberpunk that have the patience to read through it twice may find it a notable new addition to the genre. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    SloboSOY Dec 12, 2018

    Yeah but no. I understand what they did. I understand why they did it like this. But that didn't work well. Festival it's not original at all.
    Maybe you can tell it's because I don't care about Cassandra. But's it's not true, I liked much of the story in the real word even if I kind of have a "deja vu" vibe. It was the end I don't like one bit. The patch mean girl who let her rot, and the other mocking her.

    Cover - Nice but just present Cassandra, and not really in link to what I read. 1/2
    Writing - It's don't like the beginning (The two first page), not all the end. I didn't succeed to make me care for Cassandra. 1.5/2
    Arts - I like the art. I find something like Capullo or Murphy in the characters. He don't choos more

  • 5.5
    Deadlybeavis Dec 14, 2018

    Uhm, it was okay? I'm interested, but only just barely.

  • 5.0
    Br'er Lapin Dec 14, 2018

    It isn't terrible, but not for me. The character designs are legit garbage though, maybe that was the point given the story...

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 14, 2018

    Way too much exposition and dialogue for something that does almost nothing new. It's just cyberpunk. How original. The characters aren't very original either. It's the same trope of a pissed off rebellious person thrust into an important role because, yes, they are that special.

  • 9.0
    Valiant Son Jan 13, 2019

    The art is, frankly, beautiful, especially the scenes in Azoth. Wow! I love the use of colour!

    The story is engaging too. There is plenty of present-world potential for the kind of future society presented, and it speaks to the modern world and some of our(?) fears about the future. In many regards, this comic represents the best of future dystopian nightmares. In fact, it does so much so that I have a little trepidation about future issues and the potential concentration on the events in Azoth. The "real world" presented here is engrossing and worthy of plenty more attention in future issues - only time will tell if my hopes for this are borne out. Nonetheless, this is the most exciting of Vertigo's 25th anniversary titles. >

    I'm a little embarrassed to say that I nearly didn't buy this title because it sounded a little bit passe and not really my cup of tea. Within three pages I was glad that I had given it a go. I can't wait for issue two. more

  • 10
    mrbrans Jan 10, 2019

  • 6.5
    √úberGinger Jan 2, 2019

  • 4.5
    TheImageIsStrong Dec 16, 2018

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