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
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.
Marvel’s Secret Wars are finally upon us, and although the Marvel Universe as we know it is ending, the fun is just beginning. It’s been a long, long road, winding through Avengers/New Avengers, a couple of events, and dozens of universes, while Marvel’s cancelled 33 comics in the lead-up to the event. Needless to say, the publisher has a lot invested in this event. If you need to catch up on the epic buildup to Secret Wars we’ve got you covered here, here, and here, but, with so many tie-ins associated with this event it’s easy to miss a few. Luck for you I’ve sieved through the list and picked out only the best…or, at least the ones I think will be the best. So, without further ado, everything ends, but not really, and Battleworld real estate is prime in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Most Anticipated ‘Secret Wars’ Tie-Ins.
BOOK OF DEATH | Coming July 2015
- HARBINGER WARS
- ARMOR HUNTERS
- THE VALIANT
BOOK OF DEATH
SO LET IT BE WRITTEN.
SO LET IT BE DONE.
COMING JULY 2015
Get Your Hands on Your Own BLACK VORTEX With This Exclusive Reflective Bookmark!
Special Reflective Mirror Bookmark Available in Comic Shops This January!
This February, the heroes of the Marvel Universe take to the stars for an out of this world throwdown the likes of which you’ve never seen in 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! But before Sam Humphries and Ed McGuinness’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & X-MEN: THE BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 hits stores in February, you can get your hands on your very own Black Vortex with this promotional bookmark available only in comic shops! Continue reading Marvel Announces Black Vortex Bookmark
Events are the bread and butter of the comic book industry, and all of the big publishers and titles get in on the hype and extra monthly books that go with. 2014 had some great events from not only the usual suspects DC and Marvel, but also some smaller presses that pushed the envelope to get some buzz and find some success. We’re running down the very best of comic book 2014 events in our Year in Review series, and the list has just as many surprises as it does sure things. Any way you slice it, it was a great year for comic book events, but I narrowed it down to my top 10.
ARTIST AMANDA CONNER DESIGNS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 T-SHIRT
The 2015 Free Comic Book Day T-shirts are available for fans and retailers to show their support of FCBD!
Diamond Comic Distributors is excited to reveal the commemorative shirt for Free Comic Book Day 2015 has been designed by fan favorite comic book artist Amanda Conner. The T-Shirt will be available for pre-order from comic book shops starting in January and is featured in the January issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Continue reading Free Comic Book Day T-Shirt and Artist Unveiled
Good thing for us, we live in the real world, and we get to vote for real people. While many of them may be just as terrible at legislation than the fake elected officials listed above, we have the singular super-power to allow our voice to be heard, so get out there and get it heard, geeks!
I’ve been prattling on about Marvel comic and reboots for years and writing about it prolifically since this site’s inception, up to earlier this year, and even earlier this week, but Marvel just keeps on adding layers to the reboot rumor cake, and I really love cake! The recent news is quite compelling, feeding the rumor mill to gluttonous proportions, but I still don’t think we’re going to see a hard reboot of the Marvel Universe.
Yeah, I know, it surprised me too! While there is no official record of establishing September 25th as a National Holiday in the U.S., and although there’s really no industry backing of the day, you don’t really need a reason to celebrate the awesomeness that is comic books, but it’s nice to have an excuse.
So, get out there and read a comic, or two, or three, share a comic with someone, trade some comics with your friends, or, hell, just give some comics away. It’s a great opportunity to get people reading comics, and to celebrate everything that is comics. Here’s a great resource to help get yourself or anyone into the hobby.
The guys and gals at Outright Geekery will be celebrating by reading some comics, writing some reviews, and sharing it with the world…so, we’re celebrating today pretty much the same as every day.
What will you be doing to celebrate comics on National Comic Book Day?