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COVERED! April 22nd, 2015

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.

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Preview: Deadly Class #9

DeadlyClass09_CoverDEADLY CLASS #9
STORY BY

Rick Remender
ART BY
Wes Craig & Lee Loughridge
COVER BY
Wes Craig & Lee Loughridge
PUBLISHER
Image Comics
COVER PRICE
$3.50
RELEASE DATE
NOVEMBER 19, 2014


A murder from Marcus’s past comes back to haunt him in a bad way. Can he count on his friends to stick by him when lying and backstabbing are on the school’s curriculum?


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Review: Deadly Class #7

Review: Deadly Class #7

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge

Remender is writing a ton of books these days. He has two ongoing titles and a major event over at Marvel and three separate ongoing titles at Image. That’s a lot, folks. That said,if you could read one and only one title by Remender, then Deadly Class would be the book that I would recommend you read. The writing is smart, the dialogue is true to life, and the art is just gorgeous. It is just apparent by looking at this book that it is a labor of love by everyone involved and especially important to Remender. Okay, now that I’m done hyping this title up as a whole, lets see how the start of the second arc stands up to the first. Continue reading Review: Deadly Class #7

Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far)

Top o' the Lot Image UpdatedNext in our month-long, weekly series of run-downs of the best comics of the first half of 2014 is Image Comics. While last week’s DC list was pretty event heavy, and, Marvel’s list was full of All-New Image LogoMarvel NOW!, Image Comics is the home of the truly new and different. Without the constraints of a shared universe coupled with the freedom of creator-owned books, Image is no longer an Independent publisher in the traditional sense. It’s now a Big 3 of comics, and Image had some of THE most popular titles in all of comics this year. And this is a really difficult list to assemble! Image has so many great ongoing comics, but they also released many new books with a ton of promise. So, without further ado, we mention the old, but keep a focus on the new, but always keep it fresh in that old Image style, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far). Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far)

Review: Deadly Class #6

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Deadly Class #6

Writer: Rick Remender

Artist: Wesley Craig

Pick off where the last issue left off. Our sorta hero is Las Vegas tripping on bad acid. Having just killed a school friend’s terrible father for him. Now being beaten to a pulp by a Mexican Gangster/Classmate for trying to score with his woman. Yes this issue is super intense. Cops get involved at first and it doesn’t go so well. The the other kids from school on the trip get involved to try to help and well it doesn’t go so well then either! Just as things get really heated it goes even further south when a mysterious stranger from Marcus’ past shows up!

The Good

Rick Remender is just spot on when it comes to giving you honest story telling in the midst of the strange. This issue is a great example how when you are outmatched in a fight you don’t exact find strength from your ancestors or your mysterious gifts. It usually means you are getting your butt kicked all over the place. Wesley Craig’s art is just absolutely spectacular. This has become one of the titles I just stare because the character designs while may be a lil more on the cartoony side are very captivating and simply are perfect for the story. I just spent every page waiting nervously to see how this issue was gonna end, and believe me I really didn’t see the ending coming. I was sweating bullets in fear for these characters I’ve grown very attached to. This title is just a ton of fun.

The Bad

Holy dire moments! This issue was almost too much of a nail-biter. One thing Remender tends to overdo is is gritty dire moments! The issue is def not for the faint of heart. A page turner that keeps you gasping. The last page of the issue lets you know Deadly Class won’t be back till September?! WHY?! I want more now. Why the wait? I understand Remender is heading the next big event at Marvel, and has a new indie title debuting in July, but come on!

The Verdict

Once again if you haven’t touched this title yet I ask, what is your problem?! This title is awesome. Wes Craig and Rick Remender have just created the kind of story that is gritty, funny, and entertaining. Every issue seems to somehow outdo the issue prior. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this title. I’m a lil upset that the next issue won’t drop till September which gives you plenty of time to catch up on this wonderful title!

The Story 4 out of 5                                                                                                             The Art 4 out of 5                                                                                                                  Overall 4 out of 5

Review: Deadly Class #5

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Deadly Class #5
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Wes Craig

Deadly Class is one of those stories that absolutely surprise you. The premise sounds a variation on a standard. A young vagrant boy taking off the streets and enrolled into a school of assassins things become difficult as he tries to fit in to a very elitist school. WELL this ain’t no Harry Potter, this school is full of killers and Marcus has one thing on his mind killing President Ronald Reagan, by the way this is 1987. Finding friends in unlikely places Marcus gets in trouble for failing to kill a homeless man who done evil. Punishment was simple time spent solitary confinement, but time cut short when Marcus’ new friends bust him out so he can help them kill someone. Things go real south when Marcus takes a bunch of acid at a Grateful Dead show. Now in Vegas to help a friend kill his dad, while a girl’s crazy cholo boyfriend is trying to kill him for getting close to her, being a teenager never seemed so hard.

The Good
Wes Craig knocks it out of the park in this title, the last couple of issues being paired with abad acid trip has made the title hands down gorgeous to look at. The designs are simple and so recognizable. There is so much fluidity in the way Craig draws this title it really feels like a show. Remender of course is delivering this sick and twisted orphan to hero story in a way each issue has me laughing and on the edge of my seat. The final page of this issue had large red bite marks on my index finger from how intense it had gotten I hadn’t realize the pain I had inflicted on my hand.

The Bad
Its taking me this long to read everything and inform you about how wonderful it really is. The bad is also the fact you are wait for the trade.

The Verdict
Its not per say nothing new as far as structure but Deadly Class has a particular flavor you are not gonna get anywhere else. The characters feel honest even if the story seems unbelievable. Remender and Craig are the creative team I want on every title from now on. Their quirks seems to feel each page with such a brilliant way of tell this story, each issue has a little gasp of pain for lingering for the next issue. This is one of those titles I recommend you not waiting for the trade. Go to local comic shop and binge.

The Story 4 out of 5
The Art 4 out of 5
Overall 4 out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 30th, 2014

outright-geekery profile-largeNew 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.

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Jules: Hulk #2

The last issue left my jaw on the floor. Just where is Mark Waid going to take his next chapter of his stellar Hulk run. Suffice to say Mark Bagley’s art alone has me ready to purchase this issue. I’m just dying to know who shot Bruce Banner? And how do you handle a brain dead Banner with Hulk? A direction I would have never expected Waid to go. After Indestructible Hulk where everything seem to be going Hulks way, now a title where the status quo has been seriously changed! I’m ready for this one!

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HULK #2
MARK WAID (WRITER) • MARK BAGLEY (ARTIST)
Cover by JEROME OPENA
ALL-NEW DIRECTION! THE EPIC “BANNER D.O.A.” BEGINS NOW!!!
Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he?
32 PGS.(each)./Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)

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Taylor: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Peter Parker is back, and I am happy to see him. The Superior run had its merits, but the Marvel U always runs better when it has the original Web Head to serve as its heart and soul. And it’s coming to us from the creative team of Slott and Ramos, which has delivered strong work in the past. Can’t wait to see what they cook up.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
Dan Slott (WRITER) • Humberto Ramos (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
VARIANT cover by Ed McGuinness
VARIANT cover by Pop Mhan
VARIANT cover by JEROME OPEñA
75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
Young variant cover by Skottie Young
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

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Christian: Forever Evil: Batman vs. Bane #1

I could really easily choose Batman Eternal #3 this week, but that would be three weeks in a row of that comic, and although it deserves it, there are other Bats in Gotham, namely: Bane. The Arkham War story that sprang out of Forever Evil was really good, and now’s the time for Batman and Bane to settle the score, decide who is the hero Gotham needs, and who is the one it deserves.

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FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The title says it all! FOREVER EVIL is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back – by force! The only thing standing in his way? BANE! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!

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Gaumer: All-New X-Men #26

The Trial of Jean Grey is over, and I’m thankful. It wasn’t a bad story, just not all that interesting. Since the other book that made up that event, Guardians of the Galaxy, had such a great return to normalcy in its last ish, I’m expecting the same thing from All-New X-Men, and it should be fun. The future Brotherhood from The Battle of the Atom return and that’s just fine by me.

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ALL-NEW X-MEN #26
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER)
STUART IMMONEN (ARTIST)
• THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE FUTURE IS BACK! And it doesn’t mean good things for the X-Men of the past!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Jesse: Deadly Class #4/ Black Science #6

Rick Remender is just on fire right now. Dropping Uncanny Avengers last week that was awesome. This week his two very eclectic indie titles drop and I’m picking them up. Deadly Class has been the gritting tale of a school of assassins in the 80s and has been absolutely a wonderful read. Wes Craig’s art has been unbelievably captivating. Black Science is reminiscent of a sort of pulpy lost in space if Quentin Tarentino directed it. Matteo Scalera depicts Aaron’s series of worlds that blow away the one before. This has certainly been a standout title since issue one. It has a feel that both Remender and Scalera are collaboration perfectly with what they want out of every page!

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DEADLY CLASS #4
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Class trip! Marcus, Willie, and Saya tear through a neon-soaked Las Vegas, high on life…oh, and a bunch of acid too. And when you’re a teenage killer-on-the-run, stalked by a mutilated psycho with a raging hard-on for revenge, you’re in for one baaad trip.

BLACK SCIENCE #6
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Stranded in the most dangerous dimension yet, Grant McKay’s rage at his onetime boss boils over. Ignoring the chaos all around them, the two finally come to blows! Only one thing is certain: before the Pillar makes its next jump…one of them must die!
Don’t miss the conclusion to the first arc of the world’s most mind-melting sci-fi comic!

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Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: February 26th, 2014

outright-geekery profile-largeNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down our top pick on comic stacks for this week.

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Jules: Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #5 of 5

I’m really looking forward to the final issue of Cataclysm. It has been a really enjoyable little event over in the Ultimate Universe, and I can’t wait to see where they take the Ultimate Universe from here! What’s left of the Ultimate X-Men are now fighting the good fight. Most of Ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone. What’s left has to put an end to this. This is it. I’ve really enjoyed the way Bendis and Fiakolov handled the whole thing and I want the end. Plus, I’m a huge fan of Mark Bagely’s art, he’s pretty much Marvel Royalty. Just how do the Ultimates stop 616 Galactus for good?!

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CATACLYSM: THE ULTIMATES’ LAST STAND #5 (of 5)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
Variant Cover by Jorge Coehlo
THE BIGGEST ULTIMATE EVENT YET! MARVEL’S GALACTUS VS. THE ULTIMATES
• The stunning conclusion of the biggest Ultimate event ever!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer:  The Wake # 6 of 10

It seems like forever since this last came out, but the first half of The Wake was so very good that the second half is well worth the wait. A 200 hundred year time jump means plenty of surprises should be in store, and I cannot wait! Flooded wastelands? Apocalypse by Ocean? Mermaid monster cities? Whatever it is, it’ll be the top book on my stack come Wednesday afternoon.

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THE WAKE #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“My name is Leeward, and this is where my story begins…”
Our story jumps two hundred years into a flooded future where nothing is the same. The second half of THE WAKE starts here!

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Taylor: Fantastic Four #1

This week brings us the relaunch of Fantastic Four, one of Marvel’s cornerstone franchises, with James Robinson and Leonard Kirk at the helm. It’s good for Marvel when their first family is in a strong book, and the FF have always been at their best when they’ve embraced a grand scope and high-flying adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing the tone of this relaunch, and hoping that it can be the start of something good.

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FANTASTIC FOUR #1
JAMES ROBINSON (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A/C)
Variant Cover by Jerome Opeña
75th anniversary VARIANT by ALEX ROSS
75th anniversary sketch VARIANT by ALEX ROSS
Young Variant by Skottie Young
ANIMAL VARIANT By KATIE COOK
Blank Variant also available
“THE FALL OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR” PART 1
The world’s greatest comics magazine begins anew with Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four! But as the brilliant MR. FANTASTIC, the compassionate INVISIBLE WOMAN, the ever lovin’ THING & the hot-headed HUMAN TORCH embark on a strange mission, they aren’t met with new beginnings, but an untimely end! As the family of cosmic explorers head towards their darkest hour, who could possibly be behind their downfall? And how is one of their oldest enemies, the sadistic dragon known as Fing-Fang-Foom involved? Prepare for the fantastic!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Crimson Chris: Batman/Superman #8

This title has been surprisingly awesome. Greg Pak has certainly delivered DC’s two giants of night and day in the way we actually want them to be, instead of how we expect it to be. This time around Power Girl and Huntress, the New 52’s Worlds Finest meets the O.G.’s! Let’s remember, Power Girl and Huntress are stuck here from Earth 2 so just how will they react when they come face to face with a long since dead Cousin and Father?! In only it’s eighth issue this is the title you need to catch up on! Do not miss this one!

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN #8
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 Steampunk variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Worlds’ Finest teams of two worlds meet at last in chapter 1 of “First Contact”! With Power Girl’s abilities on the fritz, see what happens when her long-lost cousin Superman approaches her! And a major threat returns in a way you won’t believe! Continues in this month’s WORLDS’ FINEST #8.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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J. Jonah Jesse: Dead Class #2

Solid first issue no matter how many ways you cut it. It was fun, it was different from what’s being done right now. I’m really looking forward to what happens in the this issue. I love the art. Being a huge Rick Remender fan and everything he’s doing over at Marvel this indie title really looks like it’s gonna be one worth picking up. I mean, come on! Assassin Prep school? That’s just an awesome little concept as long as long as it gets handled the right way.

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DEADLY CLASS #2
story RICK REMENDER
art / cover WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
It’s Marcus’s first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past…which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.

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Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack in comic shops this Wednesday?

Comix City Too!This post brought to you by Comix City Too! in Madison Tennessee, Outright Geekery’s local comic shop of choice. Check out everything coming out this week in stores here, and be sure to get out to your local comic shop.