Review: Goddess Mode #1

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Zoe Quinn

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

Colors: Rico Renzi

Letters: Simon Bowland

 

Summary

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.

 

Positives

The cover by Rodriguez is cool. It nicely introduces the style and tone of the book.

I am a massive Spider-Gwen fan and Rodriguez’s art was a big part of that. I love his style and his work in this is great. This is such an interesting world visually.

Conceptually, I do like quite a bit of this. The ideas here are all great. I am curious to see where a story in this world goes.

Negatives

While I do like the ideas and the world, the actual execution isn’t great. There’s entirely too much text. The world never builds naturally. It’s all done through exposition and most of it is pretty awkward. Information is just dumped on us and it’s a lot to take in at once. There isn’t much to grab onto in terms of character or story.

 

Verdict

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.

 

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.