Oh great, Another comic book podcast. We're about 10 years too late, right? Dude, I agree and you're totally right. And we're probably not the first of our kind nor will we be the last. We are a bi-weekly comic book podcast that talks about ::drumroll:: you guessed it, COMIC BOOKS! But not just any comic books. Only #1's. Maybe you've always wanted to jump on to a new series but you're worried if it's worth spending your hard earned dollars? We tell you if the book is worthy of continuing after the first issue. You might agree. You might not. Hell, we might not even agree. But I can promise you one thing! We will give you our honest opinions.Number One Comic Books is BI-WEEKLYFollow us on Twitter: @N1CBpodEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.org -Hosted by Brian (Pop Culture Leftovers), Joe (Starkcast), Rebekah (Runaways TV Talk) and Rod (Turn It Up To Eleven: A Stranger Things Podcast)--- Theme song by MK Ultra "Tears in the Rain" andNewRetroWave,LLC -Website:www.newretrowave.com- YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/NewRetroWave-Facebook:www.facebook.com/NewRetroWaveOfficial
Issue #39 Bleed Them Dry, Transformers vs. The Terminator, Wynd, No One's Rose
(Rebekah's Pick) No One's Rose from VAULT PRODUCTIONS written by Emily Horn & Zac Thompson with art by Alberto Jimenez- Albuquerque
"Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there's one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia."
(Brian's Pick) Transformers vs. The Terminator from IDW PUBLISHING written by David Mariotte with art by Alex Milne
"It's Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages! 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future... or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?"
(Rod's Pick) Wynd from BOOM! STUDIOS written by James Tynion IV with art by Michael Dialynas
Magical heritage is punishable by death in Pipetown, so a young boy named Wynd must keep his true identity - and pointy ears - a secret from everyone, even if it means he'll never have the normal life he wants.
But when his secret is threatened, Wynd will be forced to leave his home behind to embark on a dangerous quest that will put him at the heart of a royal conspiracy beyond his imagination.
Now on the run with Oakley (his best friend), Thorn (the boy of his dreams), and Yorick (a literal prince!), Wynd will have to embrace the magic within himself if he wants to save them from the shocking dangers that await!
(Joe's Pick) Bleed Them Dry from VAULT PRODUCTIONS written by Hiroshi Koizumi & Eliot Rahal with art by Dike Ruan
"The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese-engineered mega-city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace. That is...until now. Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she'll have to unearth a much deeper truth: The future of humanity has been edited."
Issue #38 The Man Who Effed Up Time, Alienated, On the Stump, Doctor Tomorrow
(Brian's Pick) Doctor Tomorrow from VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT written by Alejandro Arbona art by Jim Towe
Teen hothead and star athlete, Bart Simms, is about to meet the Valiant Universe' greatest hero...Himself! The can't-miss superhero adventure of 2020 starts here!
(Rod's Pick) On the Stump from IMAGE COMICS written by Chuck Brown art by Prenzy
SERIES PREMIERE! Each issue of arc one features a connecting variant cover by SANFORD GREENE! The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones. History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn't end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down. Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT) joins forces with Italian artist PRENZY (#Like4Like) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES to create a hyper-violent tale full of countless injustices-and people who have to fight for their place in it.
(Rebekah's Pick) Alienated from BOOM! STUDIOS written by Simon Spurrier with art by Christian Wildgoose
Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it's born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature's incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a super-predator in the making - and it's in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens' decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.
(Joe's Pick) The Man Who Effed Up Time from AFTERSHOCK COMICS written by John Layman with art by Karl Mostert
Sean Bennett is just your everyday, ordinary lab worker in a high-tech lab with a proto-type time machine. And, yeah, he's got the same temptations any of us would have about going back in time, just a bit, to correct mistakes of the past and right old wrongs. So, when he meets a version of himself from the future who encourages him to do just that, Sean takes the temporal plunge. Only...can you guess what happens next? Did you read the book title? Yup. All of TIME is f#%&ed up now, and it's up to Sean to cor-rect it-or else!
Issue #37 Thor, Jessica Jones: Blind Spot, Doctor Strange: Surgeon Supreme, The Clock
(Rod's Pick) The Clock from IMAGE COMICS written by Matt Hawkins with art by Colleen Doran
Within three weeks, hundreds of millions of healthy people worldwide contract various forms of aggressive cancer, and the proliferation, seemingly a viral outbreak, stumps the best scientific minds available. But after a leading cancer researcher loses his wife and watches his nine-year-old daughter begin to succumb to the same illness, he must race against the clock to end a global conspiracy that could propel the world straight into WWIII...or worse.
(Brian's Pick) Doctor Strange: Surgeon Supreme from MARVEL COMICS written by Mark Waid with art by Kev Walker
The impossible has happened! Doctor Strange’s hands have been healed, restoring his surgical skills - but now he’s being torn between his obligations as the Sorcerer Supreme and as a neurosurgeon. And when he’s forced to choose which vows to uphold, who suffers most for it? After all, magic always has a cost…Be here for a brand new era of magic…and horror from Mark Waid (HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE) and Kev Walker (BLACK PANTHER)!
(Rebekah's Pick) Jessica Jones: Blind Spot from MARVEL COMICS written by Kelly Thompson with art by Mattia De lulis
Jessica Jones was once the costumed super hero known as Jewel. She sucked at it. Now she's a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. She sucks less at that. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever. But her past always comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name? The critically acclaimed Marvel Digital Original series by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis, released for the first time as a print miniseries!
(Joe's Pick) Thor from MARVEL COMICS written by Donny Cates with art by Nic Klein
A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY! The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
Issue #36 20XX, Red Mother, The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, Star Trek: Picard - Countdown
(Brian's Pick) 20XX from IMAGE COMICS written by Jonathan Luna and Lauren Keeley with art by Jonathan Luna
This sci-fi thriller for mature readers imagines a not-so-distant future-a world of norms and syms, divided by fear. Syms, a small percentage of the population with telekinetic abilities, form gangs to survive. But division only breeds more division, and Mer and Nuon experience this firsthand as they become entangled in the often dramatic, sometimes violent, but always complex social landscape of sym gang rivalries in Anchorage, Alaska.
(Joe's Pick) The Red Mother from BOOM! Studios written by Jeremy Haun with art by Danny Luckert
After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.
(Rod's Pick) The Old Guard: Force Multiplied from IMAGE COMICS written by Greg Rucka with art by Leandro Fernandez
Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are back in this second story chronicling the battles and burdens of their dubious immortality. Nile's addition to the team has given them new purpose and new direction, but when you've got 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always ready to return-with a vengeance.
(Rebekah's Pick) Star Trek: Picard - Countdown from IDW Publishing written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson with art by Joana Lafuente
You've seen the trailer... now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access's Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!
Issue #35 Family Tree, Undiscovered Country, Money Shot, Heart Attack
(Joe's Pick) Money Shot from VAULT PRODUCTIONS written by Tim Seeley with art by Rebekah Isaacs
In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device. Her big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage-intimately-with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT! A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind-and money. \
(Rebekah's Pick) Undiscovered Country from IMAGE COMICS written by Scott Synder and Charles Soule with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
In this special oversized first issue, readers will journey into the near future, and an unknown nation that was once the United States of America-a land that's become shrouded in mystery after walling itself off from the rest of the world without explanation over thirty years ago. When a team seeking a cure for a global pandemic breaches U.S. borders, they quickly find themselves in a struggle to survive this strange and deadly lost continent!
(Rod's Pick) Heart Attack from IMAGE COMICS written by Shawn Kittelsen with art by Eric Zawadzki \
Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease-only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a rebellion has begun...
Charlie North is on the run from the police when he crosses paths with Jill Kearney. Instant attraction becomes mass destruction when they unlock powers neither knew they had. Now, the question isn't how to use them-but how far they're willing to go.
(Brian's Pick) Family Tree from IMAGE COMICS written by Jeff Lemire with art by Phil Hester
When an eight-year-old girl literally begins to transform into a tree, her single mom, troubled brother, and possibly insane grandfather embark on a bizarre and heart-wrenching odyssey across the back roads of America in a desperate search for a way to cure her horrifying transformation before it's too late.
But the farther they get from home, the more forces threaten to tear the family apart as fanatical cults, mercenaries, and tabloid Paparazzi close in, determined to destroy the girl-or use her for their own ends.
Issue #34 Something Is Killing The Children, Catalyst Prime: Seven Days, Marked, Joker: Year of the Villain
(Brian's Pick) Marked from IMAGE COMICS written by David Hine with art by Brian Haberlin
The Marked may look like cool young influencers, but beneath the designer clothes, their bodies are tattooed with the magical glyphs of an ancient order that secretly protects the world against evil forces. With no new occult threats, The Marked use their tattooed powers solely for the pursuit of pleasure until a young woman called Liza creates a dangerous new form of Hybrid Sorcery. The party is over for The Marked. You'll believe in magic -- terrifying, soul-destroying magic.
(Rebekah's Pick) Catalyst Prime: Seven Days from LION FORGE COMICS written by Gail Simone with art by José Luís and Jonas Trindade
DAY ONE: Lorena Payan was the first to realize a meteor was hurtling towards Earth two years ago. Now, she's the first to realize the Earth is in danger once more from something equally cosmic but far more sinister. As dubbed by a mystery figure, the Obsidian Men begin appearing silently all over the globe, and our heroes Noble, Summit, and Accell join together to investigate.
(Rod's Pick) Joker: Year of the Villain from DC COMICS wrtten by Anthony Burch and John Carpenter with art by Philip Tan
In the Year of the Villain, what's a Clown Prince of Crime to do when the world has started to accept doing bad as the only way to live? Out-bad everyone else, of course! The Joker is on a mission to get his mojo back and prove to the world that there is no greater villainy than the kind that leaves you laughing.
This special one-shot is co-written by legendary film auteur John Carpenter (The Thing, Halloween) and Anthony Burch (the Borderlands video games), making for a Joker comic that's twisted in ways you never imagined!
(Joe's Pick) Something Is Killing The Children from BOOM! STUDIOS written by James Tynion IV with art by Werner Dell'Edera
GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Memetic, Batman: Detective Comics) teams with artist Werther Dell'Edera (Briggs Land) for an all-new limited series about staring into the abyss to find your worst fears staring back.
When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories-impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done.