The stones are calling to one another, and the most powerful artifact in the Marvel Universe will be re-assembled in INFINITY GAUNTLET #1! From blockbuster creators Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Dustin Weaver (Edge of Spider-Verse) comes an explosive cosmic tale of life, death, family and the things we do for survival. Continue reading Thanos vs. Nova in the WARZONES! Your New Look at INFINITY GAUNTLET #1
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: April 29th, 2015
Thanos Battles the Nova Corps in the WARZONES! of INFINITY GAUNTLET #1!
The stones are calling to one another, and the most powerful artifact in the universe will be re-assembled in INFINITY GAUNTLET #1! A brand new Secret Wars series launching this May, Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Dustin Weaver (Edge of Spider-Verse) bring you a cosmic tale of life, death and the things we do for survival. Continue reading Nova Corps vs. Thanos in ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ #1
“This is The End! My only friend, The End!”
Marvel has sent word that the current volumes of Avengers and New Avengers, Jonathan Hickman’s epic run that culminates with Marvel’s Secret Wars event, will indeed be ending prior to the release of that event. While that’s all we know for sure right now, we do have the final covers of the books. Read on for more!
That’s right fellow True Believers JulesTrue here with a full review of what I thought was best of Marvel this week. Normally I throw a few at you with some basics, but no this time I have two indepth review to go hand in hand!
INFINITY PART FIVE OF SIX.
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver
The tides have turned and the builders begin to lose as worlds fight back under the Avengers Banner. Cap’s call to arms again inspires whole worlds that what was a seemingly lost cause a reason to stand intstead of kneal to those who would call themselves masters. Just when all seems to be right, Cap is given the new “The Earth has fallen”. We slide back again to Ebony Maw as he presents himself to Thane, the new revealed son of Thanos, as he comes to grips with his loss as a healer and new found powers of death( Hickman’s beautiful poetic irony that the Thanos who is love with death would spawn a bring of death). And as if there wasn’t enough going on the Illumaniti now find Wakanda in ruins and Thanos forces at their base in Necropolis.
The Good: This issue is finally the first step in what the wake of Infinity will look like. The event leading to this issue was grim but this is the ray of light we have been waitng for to be shown. Thane finally becomes a character, as does the Maw, though both still remain shrouded we get glipses of whats to become of them. The Avengers finally get breath as to what the hell Thanos has been doing on Earth. The Illumanti really get back involved with whats going on. This issue is deep on the Sci-Fi, as has this entire event. The Art is intensely smashing Dustin Weaver and Jerome Opena graciously bob and weave throughout the issue and its just beautifully done.
The Not so Good: Its another stepping stone sort of issue. The build to what happens next. For some this issue may not be enough action.
Final Verdict: BUY IT!
Artist: Leinil Fracnis Yu
Cannonball and Smasher?! Who saw that coming, not even Sunspot. Who is extra bummed they’re hooking up, just kidding. Leaving off where Infinity 5 had started us, The Galatic Fleet now at Cap’s command begin to make their move against Thanos having beaten the Builders. This issue builds hard on what’s the Avengers next move in protecting earth. The next step in the plan? Attack on Titan. Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Thats right, mess with Earth and Cap will mess with your homeplanet, BOOM. White Dwarf gets to redeem himself as he leads what forces Thanos has in space against the Avengers. And the scene that steals the show. Captain America and Captain Marvel discuss fate and faith or the lack there of with the young Eden. The Captains make it very apparent there is only the here and now and what they make of it, while Thor shares his thoughts with Eden that he too belives in fate and that they were made it live for these moments and this is what they have waited to do their entire lives. Yes this is the Marvel event for Marvel readers through and through. It has everything, Space, Spaceknights, Avengers, The Whole expaned universe, and its not over yet! The issue ends just when you think its about to start.
The Good: You get a lot of answers in this issue. You see that the Builder fight really is over and what the Avengers plan to do about whats going on Earth. You also get to see whats been going on with some of those awesome characters you forgot were on this ridiculously big team. Lenil Francis Yu was born to draw eyes, and this issue his faces say so much more than the dialogue.
The Not So Good: Like Infinity 5, this issue is a major stepping stone on what is gonna happen next, so unless you’ve read every issue of this event you might feel like this book lacked in action.
Final Verdict: BUY IT!
Thats all for now my fellow Marvel Faithful, more to come from me on books this week. See ya next time -JulesTrue
Coming from a week off Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity hits hard this week Part Four of Six was by most accounts EXTREMELY EPIC. The Combo of Dustin Weaver’s beautiful pages with Jerome Opena’s is a symphony of wonderful art to press on this incredible story. As the cover suggest Thor makes his presence known to the builders in a way I was not even kinda prepared for. The good Captain plan begins to unfold for all to see, and the answer to who would win Between Thanos and Blackbolt (which I don’t agree with but how can I argue when its here in cannon for all to see), oh just for kicks THANOS’ son revealed! Quite frankly there is so much more…The Art is top notch, the writing is Prime, This Is A BUY TWICE….
Moving into the next big event between Marvel pages is the ever continuing cluster that is Battle of the Atom, Chapter 7. I have to say I’ve been very impressed how from title to title this event has flowed so well, you’d have no idea three different writers were at the helm of this event. This week its Wood with plain old X-men, and it kicks all the @$$. Very pleased with how his pretty much All Female team takes to the event. Me also being a product of the 90’s I’m always happy to see Jubilee, even if she’s still a vampire(seriously that’s still a thing? Aren’t the X-men convoluted enough?) Well we see yet another twist that was sorta hinted at in the last chapter, except NO ONE SAW THAT NEW CHARACTER COMING. I don’t care if you saw that cover in previews with Him in it, you didn’t see that reveal coming. Don’t know what I’m talking about…READ IT! David Lopez of course provide the kinda visuals you want in an X-book, Its mos def(not the rapper) a Buy in the Singles
Now if you’re not reading this title you are missing out on one of the best action packed, mindf#(<*ng titles to come out of Marvel in some years. I know what you’re thinking, Captain America, man out of time, Great American Hero, Punched Hitler in the face(seriously cover of issue one, the original issue one, google it) yes the man is all that, but this title takes a look at Cap that hadn’t been really taken. What were his parents like, what would he be like if he was a dad, does he linger on the past too much, is he really acclimating to the present, all of these questions and you get to see Cap Beat some serious @$$. This Issue is pure setup, Cap is struggling after Dimension Z, hangs out with Falcon(so glad he’s relevant again, yeah I think he’s awesome wanna fight about it?). The cover tells no lies and I won’t either when I say you see Pacheco draw Nuke doing some messed up stuff. Rick Remender easily one of my favorite writers out there right now, pick this up in the Singles!!!!
Well I started with Thor I’m going out on Thor! This book is unbelievably episodic! Jason Aaron has taken Thor and made him exactly what you remember him as before movies, cartoons, and all that hoodoo. The title says it all, its about THOR GOD OF THUNDER, and ironically just in time for the next movie, Malekith the Accursed has made his way of becoming the main villain of this title. Now not gonna lie, Malekith being one of my favorite Thor villains of all time(Yes way over Loki, I know you think that actor is cute but read some books, he’s not that lovable far more vile) but I’m gonna be honest Gorr The God Butcher(Yes he killed whole Pantheons through out the Universe) is a serious hard act to follow. But With Ron Garney’s art, a rag tag team of warriors of the Nine Realms(Thor is the only one from Asgard! I’m excited about that, I’m sorry there’s a lot more to lore and mythology than just the Gods and Warriors of Asgard). Jason Aaron has seriously provided a Thor title for Thor Fans. Loved it, Buy it in the singles!!!
Thats all from the Marvel side of things this week folks, JulesTrue here saying I’ll see you next time, Be sure to catch me ramble on about all things Marvel on Weekly Recs on YouTube, and more to come on here!