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Preview: Black Vortex Alpha #1

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1!

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What would you give up in your quest for power? What if it cost you your very soul? This February, those questions and more will be answered in Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1, the first chapter in an epic, out of this world crossover through Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Cyclops, Captain Marvel, Nova and Guardians Team-Up! From superstar creators Sam Humphries, Ed McGuinness and Kris Anka comes the opening salvo in an epic cosmic war!

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_&_X-Men_The_Black_Vortex_Alpha_CoverGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 (DEC140820)
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by ED MCGUINNESS & KRIS ANKA
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Cosmically Enhanced Variant by ANDREA SORRENTINO (DEC140822)
Connecting Variant A by ALEXANDER LOZANO (DEC140821)
FOC – 01/12/15, On-Sale – 02/04/15 Continue reading Preview: Black Vortex Alpha #1

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Marvel Shows Off Black Vortex Variant Covers

Heroes & Villains Receive a Major Upgrade in
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX!

Presenting 9 Epic Variant Covers Featuring “Cosmically Enhanced” Heroes!

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. What would you give up in your quest for power? What if it cost you your very soul? This February, those questions and more will be answered in the pages Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex, the epic crossover taking place in the pages of Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, Legendary Star-Lord, Cyclops, Captain Marvel, Nova and Guardians Team-Up! Continue reading Marvel Shows Off Black Vortex Variant Covers

Marvel Announces Shrinking Variant for Ant-Man #1

PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER “SHRINKING VARIANT” FOR ANT-MAN #1!

Program to Produce One-of-a-Kind, Unique and Individually Numbered Variants for Fans!

 

This January – the small hero with the big time heroics is ready for his shot in ANT-MAN #1, the new ongoing series from critically acclaimed creators Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Avengers World) and Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool). But first, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the exclusive Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant – available only in comic shops!

Ant-Man_1_McGuinness_Shrinking_VariantANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VARIANT (NOV140731)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Shrinking Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 12/08/14, On-Sale – 01/07/14

 

From blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness – each Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant is completely unique. Individually numbered, each cover features Ant-Man at a different size – small, large and everything in between. Fans lucky enough to get their hands on this highly collectable variant cover will own a unique piece of history, as no two variants are alike!

 

“This is completely unlike any cover we’ve ever attempted,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ve even had to utilize new technologies to make it happen. Each variant is completely unique. Each and every cover will feature a different sized Ant-Man. No two are identical!”

 

Scott Lang is ready to turn it all around in this brand new ongoing series. Sure he’s never been the world’s greatest super hero. Most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man – and the last guy created Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s really saying something. But that’s all about to change. New city. New outlook. New Scott.

 

Be there for Scott Lang’s brand new day and don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this truly unique, one-of-a-kind variant before they’re gone for good! This time, nothing’s going to stop the astonishing Ant-Man! Be there when he returns to comic shops with the can’t miss ANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VARIANT comes exclusively to comic shops this January.

 

RETAILERS: Each Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant will feature Ant-Man at a different size and will come individually numbered. Marvel will only be producing as many as are ordered. Check Marvel.com and upcoming Diamond Daily stories for more information on this special variant.

 

 

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Guardians of the Galaxy 18GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Brian Michael Bendis (WRITER) • Ed McGuinness (ARTIST)
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS
Original Sin Tie-In!
• You know you want to know how Star-Lord got back from the Cancerverse.
• And didn’t Nova go in there with him? Guess he’s not into the whole “no man left behind” thing.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Marvel’s summer event Original Sin is just about over, but the irrelevant and forced tie-in stories just keep coming. Everyone in the Marvel Universe seems to have a skeleton in the closet, and it seems that Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord is no different. But what may have once been something that was remotely cared about is all but forgotten and made irrelevant by the current of time, leaving this issue a “why-bother” bore of an issue. Continue reading Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #18

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 26, 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: Silver Surfer #1

While Dan Slott may be a terrible person he still has always had the ability to tell a good story with silly concepts. This doesn’t sound like it’s gonna be a silly title actually! Surfer traveling through space exploring moral dilemmas with a young woman. Honestly if Mike Allred is doing the art I will pick it up. I was a huge Madman/Atomics fan so believe me when I say I’ll buy anything the man draws. That all being said I’ve always been drawn to the Silver Surfer, goofy name aside he’s one of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s most interesting creations and totally underused/misused. I’m not say this gonna be the most gripping title but I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

Silver Surfer

SILVER SURFER #1
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by MICHAEL ALLRED
VARIANT COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
ANIMAL VARIANT BY CHRIS SAMNEE
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“NEW DAWN”
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else.
Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!
Anywhere and Everywhere… Hang On! THE SILVER SURFER
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer: Uncanny Avengers #18

Everything has been leading up to this! Planet X! The ride through this alternate-timeline mapped out by not-quite-superstar-writer Rick Remender has been nothing short of brilliant, and I simply cannot wait to see what happens next. The Apocalypse Twins’ plans seemed to have come off without much of a hitch, and I’m anxious to see what everyone who survived the mayhem has been up to, as well as how Kang is going to fix this mess! Surely, he’s not going to leave ALL those Avengers dead is he? IS HE?!

Uncany Avengers 18

Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW!
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by DANIEL ACUÑA
VARIANT COVER BY IN-HYUK LEE
DEADPOOL VARIANT BY ROB GUILLORY
ANIMAL VARIANT BY KATIE COOK
CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
“AVENGE THE EARTH” Part One
Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great—presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their “No More Humans” campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok! Witness the fate of the Uncanny Avengers–who survived the Apocalypse Twins’ plot, and how?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Amazing X-Men #5

Jason Aaron’s and Ed McGuinness’ romp through the afterlife reaches its conclusion this week, bringing an end to their first story arch. This story has been a ton of fun so far, and I’m anxious to see if they end it on a high note. Also, we’ve been going through Nightcrawler withdrawals for quite a while now, and this book has our fix.

Amazing X-Men 5

AMAZING X-MEN #5
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ED MCGUINNESS
• Nightcrawler and his pirate band of X-Men take on Azazel and his hellish hordes!
• One of the X-Men must make the ultimate sacrifice!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Batman: The Dark Knight #29

Three words: The Freakin’ Man-Bat! Three more words: Ethan van Sciver! Put them together and that’s 6 awesome words! This arc has been fun so far, and if the end lives up to the rest of the story this is going to be a great one. A new creative jumps on this book next issue, so look for some greatness from Hurwitz in wrapping this whole thing up.

Batman TDK 29

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #29
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
The savagery of Man-Bat reaches a horrifying peak this final issue of the series!

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Bonus Picks

Avengers #27

I feel like I’ve waited an eon since last months issue. The All-New Avengers origin is coming, the fight with the New Adaptoids is going doing! Hickman promises a science war in the solicitation! I’m beyond stoked on the next issue in this incredibly wonderful run on Avengers

Avengers 27

AVENGERS #27
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MIKE DEODATO

“ADAPT OR DIE”
• The secret behind the All-New Avengers revealed!
• The science war overtakes the world(s).
• All the answers to the questions you wished remained hidden.
• The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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New Avengers #16

That’s right one week later we get the immediate next step in what Jonathan Hickman is doing with my favorite Marvel title right now! Namor and Panther to make amends finally realizing just what lies ahead and the war now seemingly trivial! Can the Illumaniti really stop what has systematically destroyed other members of the multiverse, or are they just in over there heads like many of the alternate versions of them we’ve seen prior issues?! Unlike some of my counterparts I’m looking very forward to Hickman’s immediate response to the last issue.

New Avengers 16

NEW AVENGERS #16.NOW
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by Rags Morales
Cover by Mike Deodato
VARIANT COVER by Rags Morales
“THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WORLD ENDED”
No more bloodshed. To save their nations, the proud Black Panther and the arrogant Namor have sued for peace. As members of the Illuminati, the secret organization made up of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful heroes, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe! But are their amends too little too late? There’s no turning back for the Illuminati after this issue – and they’ll pay the price for their sins.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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

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Review: Amazing X-Men Issue #1

Amazing-X-Men-1

AMAZING X-MEN #1
The Quest for Nightcrawler Part 1 of 5
Written by JASON AARON
Art and cover by ED MCGUINNESS
32 PGS.
Rated T+
Cover Price $3.99

Killing off fan-favorite characters has become a mainstream trend in pop-culture, with everything from Walking Dead to Game of Thrones to EVERYTHING Joss Whedon has ever done (damn you, Whedon!!) revels in making their audiences weep and rage in bitter agony. Lucky for us comic book fans, the sadness is only temporary, because death in comics, to the chagrin of many a comic book fan, is also quite temporary. And so we have Amazing X-Men issue #1 and the return of the long deceased (thought deceased?) Nightcrawler. Despite having to jump over a few holes in the plot, AXM #1 is a great comic book, and shows even greater potential.

The Good

Ed McGuinness’ art is, to borrow the adjective, Amazing! He seamlessly links epic landscapes to grand fight scenes, and does so with a design style all his own. His broad panel and full page character drawings are remarkable, but he still helps navigate the reader nicely through the overall plotlines. The plotlines themselves, while a bit confusing to a reader unwilling to ignore a few things, were seamed together nicely, and the reintroduction of two (yes, two!) fan-favorite mutants was really well done. It’s an overall good, first chapter in what will, probably, be an arc that runs a couple of issues too long, but there’s enough in this first chapter to keep the pages flipping. As a reader of Wolverine & the X-Men I enjoyed this being a follow-up to some hints Aaron dropped in that title, and it’s awesome to see a full-on Jean Grey School X-Team…finally!

The Bad

I’ll begin this Bad with a Good: I can’t say a single bad thing about the art, and AXM may be worth picking up just for that reason alone. However, there are gigantic holes in several of the plot-points this book seems to be hinging on, and, without spoiling anything, I would think that Heaven would be a safer place, and mutant psychics wouldn’t be that inept. While these holes may be filled in down the road, they shouldn’t take anything away from the rest of the story, and they don’t really take away from how good Amazing X-Men issue 1 was overall.

The Verdict

Jump on this today! It’s the start of something that is going to end up being a spectacular run of X-Comics. Jason Aaron has yet to disappoint on any of his other offerings, and McGuinness, for the first few issues at least, will surely continue to impress. Yeah, I know, they’re bringing a character back from the dead…AGAIN! Just do what I do: Ignore the entire death, pretend Nightcrawler’s been around the whole time, and enjoy an awesome start to what looks to be a great run for an Amazing new X-Team.