Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: November 5th, 2014

outright-geekery Logo NewNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week?


Taylor: Amazing Spider-Man #9

It seems like Peter Parker just got back, and already he’s at the center of another big event. Marvel boasts that this Spider-Verse event is going to star every Spider-Man ever, and apparently they weren’t kidding. An event where they’re including Peter Porker and doing it with a straight face could end up being amazing or abysmal. But I’ll be damned if I’m not curious to see which.Amazing Spider-Man #9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
DAN SLOTT (WRITER) • OLIVIER COIPEL (ARTIST)
VARIANT by Gabriele DELL’OTTO
INTERLOCKING VARIANT B BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
Marvel Animation Spider-Verse variant by Jeff Wamester
ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT BY RYAN STEGMAN
SPIDER-VERSE BEGINS HERE!
• Superstar artist OLIVIER COIPEL (THOR, SIEGE, HOUSE OF M) joins DAN SLOTT to bring you the biggest spider-event ever!
• When a force of evil threatens spider-characters throughout the multiverse, EVERY SPIDER-MAN EVER is needed to save the day!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99


David: Gotham Academy #2

The first issue of Gotham Academy was a great start for this series. Cloonan and Fletcher have created a story that’s a fun read while Kerscht’s stylized art definitely makes splash. It has the feel of a Batman comic without the Batman in it. I’m interested in learning what the connection between Olive Silverlock and Batman is and learn why she’s dislikes him so much. Maybe we’ll learn a little more on Wednesday.

Gotham Academy #2

GOTHAM ACADEMY #2
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
1:25 Variant cover by BECKY CLOONAN
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Olive joins the creepy Order of the Bat as an afterschool activity, and we learn more about her secret past!


Gaumer: The Fuse #7

I’m not a real big fan of crime comics, but the way writer Antony Johnston has wrapped a solid crime drama around an honest-to-goodness sci-fi tale just has me sucked in, and sucked in deep. The second arc of The Fuse begins here, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Fuse #7 CoverATHE FUSE #7
STORY: ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART / COVER A: JUSTIN GREENWOOD
COVER B: JENNY FRISON
NOVEMBER 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
“GRIDLOCK,” Part One
22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP.
They call it Gridlocking—maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer!
PLUS: Bonus backup strip “TABLOID” starts this issue!


Adam: Superman Unchained #9

I’m super excited about this issue! Not because of the story ( I don’t even remember what happened last issue), but rather because this means I don’t have to continue buying this mess of a series. The book itself has been fine but DC editorial has really screwed things up for this series and derailed any real excitement I had about this book.

Superman Unchained #9SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #9
Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Combo pack edition: $5.99 US
FINAL ISSUE
This is it – the extraordinary, extra-sized finale of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman saga, surrounded by an epic wraparound cover! It’s a battle in the sun as Superman and Wraith accept their destinies…and Lex Luthor pulls the trigger on his ultimate weapon!


Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

Comix City Too!This post brought to you by Comix City Too! in Madison Tennessee, Outright Geekery’s local comic shop of choice. Check out everything coming out this week in stores here, and be sure to get out to your local comic shop.

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