New 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: April 1st, 2015
New 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: March 25th, 2015
Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week. Continue reading COVERED: February 11th, 2014
Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week. Continue reading COVERED: January 7th, 2014
I‘m back! Sorry about last week, folks, but with Christmas, family coming in, and a particularly bad stomach bug, I didn’t have the time to put out a DC Weekly. All things are back to normal in the household, though so I’m back just in time for DC to be closed for the week… Well at least they still put out their weekly titles but that’s it. Continue reading DC Weekly: 12/31/14
New 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: December 31st, 2014
We continue our review of the year that was 2014, and I wanted to cap off my series of articles covering the awesome of 2014 by highlighting this year’s comics that will persist into 2015 and beyond. Ongoing comics are one of my favorite aspects of the medium because they are there each and every month, provide an opportunity to tell elaborate stories with epic scope, and there’s nothing quite like a 50 issue investment paying off in spades. But, being a comic Nowist (coined term; trademark pending) I’m all about the new comics, and the freshness and excitement that comes along with them. Here’s my top new ongoing comic books of 2014.
Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week. Continue reading COVERED: December 17th, 2014
The New 52: Future’s End #33
I guess this week’s issue was a little better than last weeks, but still nowhere near as good as the issues we received last month. Last month gave us two glorious issues in a row that I guess was just diamonds in the rough and now that they are gone, this series is just reverting back to its old status quo. Sure, this issue has it’s moments where it is exciting like during the Frankenstein/ Father Time story and, yeah, this issue does have some interesting ideas in it. Fifty Sue wearing Deathstroke’s mask and a tutu while threatening people is hilarious. The problem is that the book never spends long enough on the good parts of the story and lingers way too long on the bad parts. I totally forgot that Grifter has a sidekick from earlier in the series, why do I have to keep reading conversations between Rock and Faraday when they never actually do anything, and are you only giving me like three pages of Batman Beyond? He was fighting Batman a month ago! Give me more of that, not this crap they keep flinging at us. Basically, Future’s End #33 is the series returning to its old status quo after a month of greatness and it is really disappointing.
2.5 out of 5
Batman Eternal #37
The next act of Batman Eternal starts this week, but with not too much of a bang. Tim Seeley’s script is mostly workman like in nature and since this is the first issue of the next act, there are none of the spectacles that we have come to expect out of this book. Batman Eternal #37 is mainly concerned with moving the pieces of the chessboard into position for the finale. Catwoman takes her place as Gotham’s new kingpin, all of the Arkham gang kind of agree to work together, and something freaky is happening at Batwing’s house. I do like how Batwing is now the character that all of the supernatural stuff happens to. It gives him something to separate him from the rest of the pack. What really drag this issue down this week is the art. Andrea Mutti’s art is really uninspiring and just really dull. The colors don’t help the pencils either. Everything is a dull washed out color. Nothing pops out at you and really makes this issue sort of a slog to get through.
3 out of 5
(Weekly Book of the Week)
Earth 2: World’s End #11
Finally, an issue of World’s End that is great! Darkseid is risen and he doesn’t share page time with other lesser stories. No, the book shall be about him and him alone. I’m exaggerating here a bit. The issue is really about Mister Miracle and his revelation about disappointing fathers, but Darkseid definitely gave this series the shot in the arm that it desperately needed. The confrontations in this issue feel epic. The choices made by the characters feel important. The betrayal in this issue is actually really shocking considering the events that have already occurred in Future’s End so it will be exciting to see how a certain character progresses going forward. There is so much good in this issue and the only reason why the writer were able to do this because they only focused on the story in Apokolips the entire issue. Things flowed naturally into each other and it was great. I highly recommend it.
4 out 5
Welcome back, folks! Well that didn’t take long. Future’s End went from being pretty bad, to decently good almost to the point of great, all the way back to being terrible in the span of a month. Man, what a fun roll coaster of a ride it has been and I can’t wait to get into it below.