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: July 8th, 2015
“Polaris means peril!”
Wonder Woman must make some choices in this issue. First she has to decide who to help first, save her beloved Colonel Steve Trevor, or Major Keith Griggs. Then she has to decide whether or not to enlist the help of Green Lantern when Dr. Polaris throws the gauntlet down by threatening to magnetically turn the Earth sideways off it axis.
Each and every Wednesday sees brand new comic books hit store shelves, and we have your complete list of everything from Marvel, DC, Image, and all the publishers you know and love. To find a comic book retailer in your area go to Comic Shop Locator. Now, on to the list, courtesy of PreviewsWorld.com! Continue reading New Comics for July 8th, 2015
A lot of things have come to light in this issue. The War-Monger is a @$$! Causing wars and stuff! I believe we have found our “Savage”. She, in my opinion, the female version of Harada. She’s been everywhere but nowhere. Within these last few issues, she’s become one of my favorite bad guys in comics.
Artist/Cover: Steve Skroce
Brian K. Vaughan is a living legend among comic book writers. The list of his work at the Big 2 publishers is renowned as quintessential character crafting – Runaways, Dr. Strange: The Oath, and The Hood: Blood from Stones are stories as important to their cast as any, and it’s the same with his work at DC on titles like Young Justice and Swamp Thing. The writer known simply as BKV, however, is truly known for his work on more independent-esque comics like The Escapists, Pride of Baghdad, Y the Last Man, Ex Machina, and, of course, SAGA. Well, Vaughan has delivered the quality comic consumables we’ve come accustomed to seeing from the author with his latest offering, We Stand On Guard, which is as equally thought-provoking as it is entertaining.
Note: This review contains spoilers Continue reading Review: We Stand on Guard #1
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Mico Suayan
Colorist: David Baron
Covers: Mico Suayan, Dave Johnson, Robert Gill, Pete Pantazis, Ryan Lee, Allen Passalaqua
Blighted by unexplained murders, happening in similar styles across a small part of America, The F.B.I. and Ray are in a race. One wants to stop the nanites from killing again, and the other wants to bring the killer in. But during this time, we see a certain gifted F.B.I agent has had a troubled past, and that Bloodsquirt and Kay may be more trouble that their worth.
Jeff Lemire finally brings Bloodshot over the hump, making him realize that there is something that he needs to do. People’s lives are at stake. The nanites have to be stopped, and there is only one way to do that. To bring them back into the fold.
Mico Suayan proves, yet once again, why he is the comics industries fastest up and coming superstar artist. His unique, specific style of using as close to photo realistic set pieces is just astounding. I truly do not think there is anything that I can say that hasn’t already been said.
With the dark overtones of this,book, David Baron has done a fantastic job of making sure that Mico’s work stands out against the background.
This was an awesome read, even “magical”. If Valiant keeps putting out boons like these, the big two need to stand up and pay attention
Story: Rob David
Script: Dan Abnett
Penciler: Edgar Salazar
Inkers: Jason Gorder, Denis Freitas, Rob Lean
Colorist: Mark Roberts
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Cover: Jonboy Meyers
“Master Of Death”
In my entire childhood, I never once thought I could ever feel sorry for skeletor. This issue, it made me rethink that stance. Growing up, I always knew there had to be more to skeletor’s story. I’ve always knew that the lands of Etheria and Eternia have always been interconnected. Now I know how.
JULY 2015 IMAGE EXPO ANNOUNCEMENTS REVEALED
Today Image Comics made a slew of exciting creator-owned announcements at Image Expo.
“I’m so pleased with how many amazing, talented creators we’re welcoming into the Image Comics family this coming year,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “These individuals bring to life stories that run the gamut in genre from thrillers and horror to science-fiction and comedy and I can’t wait to see their breathtaking work hit the shelves.” Continue reading Image Expo Announcements
The Secret History of Ben Kenobi Revealed in STAR WARS #7!
This July, experience a very special issue of the blockbuster Star Wars series as special guest artist Simone Bianchi (Thanos Rising, Astonishing X-Men) joins chart-topping writer Jason Aaron for a look back into the past with STAR WARS #7! Luke Skywalker has uncovered the journals of his departed mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, experience Kenobi’s harrowing accounts of days long gone by! It is a time when injustice reigned on Tattooine. As villainous scum runs rampant over the blistering sands, only a Jedi Master stands any hope of liberating the planet from the grasp of gangs, thieves and thugs. But would Ben risk everything to do what was right? Even if it meant revealing himself to those searching for his whereabouts? Find out this July as Aaron & Bianchi bring you STAR WARS #7! Continue reading Preview Star Wars #7
From time to time Outright Geekery brings you a slanted and biased opinion on some trivially specific topic of geekery. We call it Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot.
It’s already been a banner year for comic books of every variety this year, but, as always, I like to put my focus on the new. New comics; brand spanking #1s; offer readers an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of greatness, or give them a leg up on some really vague geek trivia. I love the mystery, the novelty of something different, and the chance to share the awesomeness with folks who may have missed out. There were a lot of good, new comics that have already dropped this year, but I narrowed it down to a Lot. So, without further ado,
(Note: To qualify for this list a series must have premiered its first issue between January 7th and June 24th according to Previewsworld.com’s Release Schedule Archive.