All posts by Adam Normal

Adam is your typical comic book/movie/video game geek ready to talk crap about anything and everything that comes his way. He is currently working on a degree in English so you would think he could come up with something better to say about himself in this paragraph. Oh well.

Review: Midnighter #1

Written by Steve Orlando
Art by ACO , Hugo Petrus, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

“I’ll burst your eyeballs and punch my fist into your liver.”

Midnighter promo

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Review: The Omega Men #1

Written by Tom King
Art by Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

“We will not hurt you. We are friends.”

Convergence is finally over and that means DC is pumping out a whole bunch of new #1s and The Omega Men instantly propelled itself up to the top of my DC pull list. The concept of space terrorists/ freedom fighters who may or may not have killed Kyle Rayner, the Green Lantern I grew up reading, was just too much to ignore. So is The Omega Men #1 a knock out of the park breakthrough title, total crap, or something else altogether? I’ll tell you one thing, it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. Continue reading Review: The Omega Men #1

Convergence Roundup: Week 2

Convergence Roundup: Week 2

This week, the focus of the Convergence tie-ins fall squarely on the Zero Hour time period. With that in mind, many of these issues have a very 90’s feel to them, especially considering that one of the cities that Zero Hour Metropolis has to fight is the San Diego from Jim Lee’s Wildstorm universe. Overall, I think the quality of the tie-ins are better this week than last week, but there were also no stand outs like last week’s Question #1. Just in case you missed how awesome that issue is then you can see all my thoughts about it and last week’s other tie-ins here.

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Convergence Roundup: Week 1

As the resident DC guy and most likely the only reader of Convergence at Outright Geekery, the responsibility falls on me to fill you in on this event. Unfortunately, Convergence is so huge and has so many different tie ins that there is no way I can give each issue a full length review with the exception of the main series which can be found here. With that out of the way, lets review some tie ins.

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Review: Convergence #1

Review: Convergence #1

Written by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell

Art by Carlo Jason and Pagulayan Paz

I’m not going to lie. I was not impressed with last week’s Convergence #0. I felt it was too much of an exposition dump and that most of what was going on in that issue did not ultimately matter. Thankfully, now that this event has actually begun in earnest, I can say that it might actually have a chance at being good. This incredibly shocking considering who is all involved in this project, but I actually thought this issue was kind of fun.

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Review: Convergence #0

Review: Convergence #0
Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King
Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Marcelo Maiolo

It is kind of hard to believe but April is already here and that means DC’s big universe shattering event Convergence is upon us. I know many comic fans, myself included, are very skeptical about this event and for good reason. Does DC really need another Crisis style event so soon after establishing the New 52? I can’t remember the last time I actually read anything from Dan Jurgens that was actually good. Why is a total newcomer like Jeff King writing a major event like this? All of these things really don’t give many readers much confidence going in to this event. Never fear, though. I hashed out the $4.99 this week so I will give you the low down on whether or not this is actually worth your time or whether you should save some money for two months.

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Path to Convergence

Alright, folks. DC’s big summer event Convergence begins this week and it promises to shake everything up in the DC line. Some of you may not be too familiar about the events leading up to Convergence so I took the time out of my busy 2 am usually devoted to video games and Netflix binge watching to give you an in depth look at what you need to know/ read if you want to truly know the full back story to Convergence.


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Review: Swamp Thing #40

Written by Charles Soule
Art by Jesus Saiz, Javi Pina, and June Chung

This is it, folks. The end has finally come and can Swamp Thing muster his force of spurned Swamp Things from the past in time to defeat the combined might of the Grey, the Rot, and the Rithm? Better question: can Soule deliver a fitting end to his first hit in the Big Two? Things have never looked so grim for ole’ salad face.

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Review: Uncanny Avengers #2

Review: Uncanny Avengers #2

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Daniel Acuña

Something went wrong when the Avengers Unity Squad tried to teleport to Counter-Earth to find Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Now the entire team is spread out all over Counter-Earth and in dire straights because the High Evolutionary has genocide on his mind. So has Remender’s Uncanny Avengers epic risen from it Axis ashes to reclaim the glory it once had or is it an unfocused mess like the last issue?

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Review: Inhuman #12

Review: Inhuman #12

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Ryan Stegman, Richard Isanove, and Rachelle Rosenberg

New Attilan is under siege by Ennilux, Queen Medusa finally has her mind back after all of the Axis shenanigans, and Black Bolt is back and ready for action. This is an action packed issue that in many ways caps off many of this title’s nagging plot threads from the last year.

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