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Preview: AXIS #9

Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Remains Inverted?
Find Out in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #9!

This December, the Earth-shattering finale to the biggest comic event of the year explodes into comic shops as heroes, villains and more collide in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #9 – the epic conclusion! Blockbuster writer Rick Remender along with artists Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson and Leinil Yu bring heroes and villains to the brink for the finale of Act III: New World Disorder – and not everyone will make it back! Continue reading Preview: AXIS #9

Review: Superior Iron Man #1

Superior_Iron_Man_1_Cinar_VariantMarvel’s AXIS is in full effect, and the heroes are villainous, the villains are heroic, with topsy-turvy being the staus quo du jour over at the House of Ideas. Although AXIS is still technically going on, we’re already getting a glimpse of some of the fallout in the aftermath of the event, and that’s pretty much where Superior Iron Man picks up. While there’s a bit of out-of-sequence spoilers that pretty much gives away the end of AXIS, I’m a huge fan of douche-bag Iron Man, and Tony is at his dickish best. There will be spoilers, but here’s our preview if you missed it.

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Preview: AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7

Your New Look at AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7!

Avengers_&_X-Men_AXIS_7_CoverAVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7 (OCT140781)
Inversion Variant by GREG LAND (OCT140782)
Young Guns Variant by RYAN STEGMAN (OCT140783)
FOC – 11/10/14, On-Sale – 12/03/14

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Review: AXIS #3

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Lenil Francis Yu

Now AXIS feels like the exact counter to what was AvX. Based from Remender’s Uncanny Avengers the X-Men and Avengers have teamed together to take down their new foe the Red Onslaught. The Red Skull has taken having Xavier’s Brain to a whole new level. Using Sentinels that Iron Man apparently invented during the Civil War(He no longer remembers any of that.)  The stage has been set, the heroes failed. Now the villians have the floor and begin they showdown with the more than your standard evil Onslaught. Continue reading Review: AXIS #3

Preview: AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6

The Apocalypse Has Begun – Your First Look at AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6!  

This November, the X-Men are finished cowering in fear. The noble mutant nation is proud to rise up and take their rightful place as Homo Superior in the name of their new leader – Apocalypse! And they’ll put an end to anyone who stands in their way! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6 from blockbuster creators Rick Remender and Terry Dodson! Prepare for the senses shattering end to Act II: Inversion as the Marvel Universe descends into Act III: New World Disorder!

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Review: Axis #1

Axis #1Review: Axis #1

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Adam Kubert, Laura Martin, and Matt Milla

Even though we just got finished with disappointing Original Sin and have barely explored its ramifications on the Marvel Universe, Marvel and Remender have decided to begin their next big event and here it is. Magneto has killed the Red Skull only for Red Onslaught to take his place and he is using his mental powers to fuel hate riots across the world! Can the Avengers and the X-Men stop being annoying long enough to band together and stop this threat, or will they let past issues become a wedge between them for Red Onslaught to manipulate?

The Good

Well, I’ve seen worse ideas for an event. If you have been following Uncanny Avengers then this event is probably epic stuff since it has been building to this since the very first story arc. All of the personal interactions in this issue with actual emotional weight were really well done. The highlight of this issue for me is the Havok, Cyclops, Magneto, and Genesis conversation. It put to rest, at least for now, a lot of the long standing problems that the X-Men have been having and was just really well written.

Adam Kuberts art was pretty on point for the most part. There were a few panels here and there that were a little wishy washy, especially for such a high profile of an event book, but the art was good. It has a slightly more sketchy and cartoony feel then what we have been seeing lately from Marvel so I have no problem with them doing something a little different.

The Bad

I hope you have at least some passing knowledge of the events that have occurred in Remender’s Uncanny Avengers because you might have some problems understanding the plot if you don’t. This issue is weird because if feels like if is dropping you into the middle of an event right off the bat. Red Onslaught is just there already causing a ruckus with only really a passing explanation of how he came to be that is honestly so ridiculous that it could probably confuse some people even more. I’m all for building events off of story lines from ongoing books, but Remender and Marvel had to have known that Axis would be a major jumping on point for people so the lack of true explanations in favor of action was a little disappointing.

The other issue I had with this issue was an issue that I had with Remender’s latest Captain America. The Avengers are annoying and completely unfunny. I just wanted to bash my head against my desk the entire time I was reading the Plantman encounter. They are not all Spider-man. They don’t all need to be making incredibly terrible joke all of the time. It is just annoying, seems fake, and draws me out of the experience. Just stop it.

The Verdict

If you have been following Uncanny Avengers since its inception all the way at the beginning of Marvel Now! then Axis #1 is the epic you have been waiting for. If haven’t picked up a single Uncanny Avengers issue, then Axis #1 will totally confuse you due to its lack of explanation. Aside from that, Adam Kubert’s art is mostly on point and Remender’s writing is compelling when he is focusing on his Unity Squad. Unfortunately, it is also annoying when he focuses on everybody else.

Story: 3 out of 5

Art: 4 out of 5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 8th, 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? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 8th, 2014

Preview: Marvel’s Axis: Carnage #1

AXIS_Carnage_1_CoverMarvel sent us over a preview of the new comic book AXIS: Carnage #1 that ties-in to the publisher’s mega-event AXIS which is also coming out this month.

Check it out.

AXIS: CARNAGE #1 (of 3) (AUG140734)
Written by RICK SPEARS
On-Sale 10/29/14

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Rant: Comic Book Prices and Publisher Tactics

Too Damn HighI’ve written about the tactics used by comic book publishers to get more and more of their readers’ comic spending dollars, so much so that you’d think I wouldn’t have anything new to write about on the subject, but leave it to the Big 2 to outdo themselves yet again when it comes to pilfering our hard-earned money through the tried and true event comics, weekly releases, and the new tactic I like to call “release date manipulation”. Now, I know history always repeats itself, and we’ve seen this all before in the past, but all together is enough to bust a bank and sets one hell of a precedent. Continue reading Rant: Comic Book Prices and Publisher Tactics

Avengers NOW!: Are More New Books on the Way?

When Marvel recently announced their latest promotional onslaught revolving around everything Avengers NOW!, most of the buzz surrounded the big changes coming to Captain America and Thor, with most of the push, seemingly, put behind a few new series and a lot of current ones. A closer look at the released teaser image for Marvel’s new branding shows-off a lot of good, a lot of potential, and maybe even a bit of mystery. Continue reading Avengers NOW!: Are More New Books on the Way?