If you listened to the Geeks of the Square Table for this past week then you have heard the short reviews of DC’s Convergence event. If not, then I will sum up the event here: BAD! Continue reading Review: Convergence
We got your weekly comic book eye-candy fixed COVERED! Here’s some great covers gracing the shelves at your favorite comic shop this week.
Convergence Roundup: Week 2
This week, the focus of the Convergence tie-ins fall squarely on the Zero Hour time period. With that in mind, many of these issues have a very 90’s feel to them, especially considering that one of the cities that Zero Hour Metropolis has to fight is the San Diego from Jim Lee’s Wildstorm universe. Overall, I think the quality of the tie-ins are better this week than last week, but there were also no stand outs like last week’s Question #1. Just in case you missed how awesome that issue is then you can see all my thoughts about it and last week’s other tie-ins here.
This week’s installment of COVERED! offers up a fine selection of comic book covers for the discerning pallet.
As the resident DC guy and most likely the only reader of Convergence at Outright Geekery, the responsibility falls on me to fill you in on this event. Unfortunately, Convergence is so huge and has so many different tie ins that there is no way I can give each issue a full length review with the exception of the main series which can be found here. With that out of the way, lets review some tie ins.
Review: Convergence #1
Written by Jeff King and Scott Lobdell
Art by Carlo Jason and Pagulayan Paz
I’m not going to lie. I was not impressed with last week’s Convergence #0. I felt it was too much of an exposition dump and that most of what was going on in that issue did not ultimately matter. Thankfully, now that this event has actually begun in earnest, I can say that it might actually have a chance at being good. This incredibly shocking considering who is all involved in this project, but I actually thought this issue was kind of fun.
Review: Convergence #0
Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King
Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Marcelo Maiolo
It is kind of hard to believe but April is already here and that means DC’s big universe shattering event Convergence is upon us. I know many comic fans, myself included, are very skeptical about this event and for good reason. Does DC really need another Crisis style event so soon after establishing the New 52? I can’t remember the last time I actually read anything from Dan Jurgens that was actually good. Why is a total newcomer like Jeff King writing a major event like this? All of these things really don’t give many readers much confidence going in to this event. Never fear, though. I hashed out the $4.99 this week so I will give you the low down on whether or not this is actually worth your time or whether you should save some money for two months.
Alright, folks. DC’s big summer event Convergence begins this week and it promises to shake everything up in the DC line. Some of you may not be too familiar about the events leading up to Convergence so I took the time out of my busy 2 am usually devoted to video games and Netflix binge watching to give you an in depth look at what you need to know/ read if you want to truly know the full back story to Convergence.
We’ve barely cracked the calendar in 2015 but it’s never to early to ahead to the future, and 2015 is set to be a great one for comic book. The Big 2 are tossing out their usual stock of event titles, but there’s a lot riding on those events, and the promises of change are compelling. It’s the Indy publishers, however, that are a surprising source of anticipation. No matter how you slice it, though, 2015 is going to be a great year for comics, and here’s the books we can’t wait to read. Continue reading Top 10 Most Anticipated Comics of 2015
For the most part, prediction articles like these have become more of a series of vague, ‘big-bullseye’ statements that can be easily supported no matter what happens, or, worse, sure things that couldn’t possibly go in any other direction, than anything coming close to a true prediction. Predictions should be risky. So, I’m going to try to stare a bit harder into my crystal ball, go way out on the limb, and get some big-time prognostication going on. And 2015 is full of so much awesome that there’s a lot of stuff to cover, and plenty of predictions to make. I’m only going to cover comic books and comic book films in this article, but I may get into other 2015 predictions later.