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COVERED: March 18th, 2015

Need to get your comic book eye-candy fix? Then you’ve come to the right place, we’ve got your fix COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers for this week.


Red One #1 by Terry and Rachel Dodson

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Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #6 by Mike Del Mundo

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Giant Days #1 by Lissa Treiman

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Batwoman #40 by Rafael Albuquerque

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The Punisher #16 by Mitch Gerad

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Ivar Timewalker #3 by Michael Walsh

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All New X-Men #39 by Alexander Lozano

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Review: Feathers #1

Feathers is a new comic mini-series by Goners artist Jorge Corona being published by BOOM! Studios! Feathers is the story of a young boy named Poe, coincidentally he’s covered in feathers, who befriends Bianca and agrees to help her get back home. Which is important, Feathers is set in a Victorian Era-type city divided into to districts: The White Wall and the Maze. Both have the feel of being something straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, especially the Maze. Bianca just happens to be from the White Wall part of town and Poe is from the Maze.

The story begins with two individuals speaking about a deal to break Feathers #1the balance. I’m guessing it’s some deal to break the power structure of the city, just theorizing. I believe that one of the two individuals is the Guide, the guardian spirit of the White Wall. Again, just theorizing. A man called Gabriel discovers the baby Poe abandoned in some back alley of the Maze and decides to protect the baby. Jump forward eleven years, Poe has become something of an urban legend called the Ghost. Hiding out on rooftops, causing mischief for the local authorities and still being raised by Gabriel, who he calls Pop. Bianca, on the other hand, dreams of seeing the world beyond the White Wall. She gets her chance when her father arranges a trip to help establish a road between the docks and the White Wall. When the carriage she’s in stops, Bianca runs off into the Maze with guards in pursuit. Poe intervenes during the chase, only to be spotted and cornered by Bianca. Poe, wanting to avoid the guards, takes Bianca into hiding and thus begins the adventure she’s been waiting for. Continue reading Review: Feathers #1

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: January 7th, 2015

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: January 7th, 2015

Review: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1

What seemed like a joke when it was announced at SDCC 2014, finally debuted this week, as Kirk and the Enterprise crew of Star Trek: TOS crossover with Cornelius, Dr. Zaius, and “Take your paws off me” himself George Taylor of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film in the team-up that no one expected. While there’s a few things that simply baffle me about even the notion of this crossover, it makes pretty good sense when you really think about, is a solid precedent for more great mash-ups, and issue #1 of the series turned out to be a surprisingly well delivered story with solid art. Continue reading Review: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1

Review: Memetic #1

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STORY BY

James Tynion IV
ART BY
Eryk Donovan
COLORS BY
Adam Guzowski
LETTERS BY
Steve Wands
COVER BY
Eryk Donovan
PUBLISHER
Boom! Studios

(WARNING: There will be spoilers!)
It’s a sad shame when finding a comic book that deals with a current and relative topic is such a rarity. It’s even harder to find one that’s actually worth reading. Most of them try to be preachy, putting their own political positions into the story instead of just presenting a topical subject with an interesting slant. Memetic, from Batman scribe James Tynion IV, takes the idea of information sharing in the Internet Age to horrifying proportions, and gives readers a unique, modern-day twist on the all-too-often told zombie story.

Continue reading Review: Memetic #1

Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements

Comic Con International in San Diego has come and gone, but we’re still all giddy about all the news that came from the hype-fest that is SDCC. TV, Movies, Toys, and, yes, of course, Comics were all everybody I know has been talking about for the past few days. While I lean a bit more toward the comic books news, I also had some other top choices of news tidbits from the show. So, without further ado, we don’t put that cosplay outfit away just yet, wish we’d have seen just one more panel, and try to get that smell out of our nostrils, with Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements. Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements

Review: Revelations Issue #1

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Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
On Sale: January 1st, 2013
Price: $3.99

When it comes to reviewing comic books time is no obstacle. I don’t care if the book came out last week or last year, if it deserves some attention for being exceptionally good, bad or in-between, it should get that attention. With all the books that hit comic shop shelves each and every week, coupled with my limited and temperamental budget, there are sure to be gems that fall between the proverbial cracks and spend a few extra weeks hanging out in my hold box along with Skullkickers and Morning Glories. Those are great books, but they sit in hold box oblivion until a light week. Thank goodness a light week came sooner rather than later and thank goodness I grabbed Revelations. It was a treat!

The Good

While I primary picked up this book because of my adoration for the artistic proficiency and style of Humberto Ramos, and I’ll get to that, comic veteran Paul Jenkins delivers a story that is one part Da Vinci Code one part British Columbo (look him up) that builds intrigue under an amazingly portrayed backdrop. While all of the characters are wonderfully depicted, the lead is immediately endearing and has a weird Constantine/Sherlock Holmes vibe. Although the story is fantastic and does a great job of selling the title as a whole, the art is the shining jewel of this crown of a comic book. Ramos’ pencils are so detailed you wonder how he fit everything into the panels, and so full of emotion that you cannot help but marvel at his craftsmanship, and every stroke brilliantly complements Jenkins very well-told and interesting story.

The Bad

If I had to choose one problem with Revelations it would be the derivative nature of many of the supporting elements. If I had to choose two problems I don’t think I could do it. It was an amazing example of an exemplary modern crime thriller with sprinkling of retro noir.

The Verdict

This book may be a month old but I bet you can find it on store shelves RIGHT NOW! And you should go buy it RIGHT NOW! Even if you can’t find it in store BOOM! Studios does a great job on the digital end of things. Even better, issue #2 drops this Wednesday, February 5th, making this very moment a great time to read this comic book. It’s wonderfully written, wonderfully drawn and painted, and is a surefire good time for anyone, longtime comic readers, new comic readers, and even someone who has never picked up a comic in their life.