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Preview: Altered States: Doc Savage

AlteredSavage-Cov-A-TanAltered States: Doc Savage
STORY BY

David Avallone
ART BY
Dave Acosta
COVER BY
Billy Tan
PUBLISHER

Dynamite Entertainment
COVER PRICE
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
MARCH 18, 2015
FC • 32 pages • Teen+

Welcome to Altered States… Dynamite Entertainment’s parallel reality in the vein of DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If! Doc’s research into the criminal inside all men backfires… and his own experiment reduces him to a mindless primitive. When the most powerful man in the world is turned into a rampaging beast, can you stop him without killing him?

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: December 24th, 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: December 24th, 2014

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: October 1st, 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 1st, 2014

Review: Green Lantern #33

Green Lantern 33Review: Green Lantern #33

Written by Robert Venditti                                                                                         Art by Billy Tan and Rob Hunter

The crossover event Uprising nears its conclusion in this penultimate issue with a huge battle between the Green Lantern Corp and the Durlans on the Planet Zezzen. There is a lot of action and turmoil in this issue, which is great, but not everything pans out as well as it should.

The Good

If you want to watch a bunch of weird looking aliens beating the crap out each other then this is the issue for you. The Durlans and the Green Lantern Corp have a big battle on Zezzen and, while not as visceral as other past Lantern battles, it is still largely entertaining. The highlight of the fight being when the Durlans shape shift into random creatures from across the universe to fight the Lanterns. Since this issue is basically one big fight scene then that means Billy Tan gets a chance to stretch his legs with the art and it is great. He is drawing a billion different alien races and each one is awesome. There are space dinosaurs. If nothing else, pick this up for Billy Tan’s fight scenes.

The Bad

The ending to this issue is just terrible. They basically end the entire Uprising story in this issue in a satisfying way only to have another lantern pop up out of no where to tell us something else is wrong in the most vague way possible. This really just does nothing but piss me off. It’s a very poor hook to get me to buy Green Lantern Corp next week that would not have worked if I didn’t already pull it every month. Its a good thing this issue was just one long fight scene because the issue would have been terrible if that kind of sloppy witting was present throughout the book. I’ve also never really found the Durlans to be that compelling, so their defeat here, while fun to watch, didn’t really resonate with me in any profound way.

Story: 2 out of 5

Art: 4 out of 4

Overall: 3 Space Dinosaurs Fighting Lanterns out of 5