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Freeze Frame Contest!

CBI Media and The Longbox Comics and Collectibles proudly present a week long contest that will test the wits of even the nerdiest of geeks. Fun, free swag, and bragging rights are on the table and up for grabs. Do you have what it takes? Join the Conspiracy!

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Valiant Week Hits the CBI

The best comic book group on Facebook (by far!), The Secret Society of the Comic Book Illuminati, began their celebration of the “Underdogs of Comics” with Valiant Week, a week-long celebration dedicated to everything from comic book publisher Valiant Comics. Continue reading Valiant Week Hits the CBI

Marvel ‘Secret Wars’ Primer, Part 3: ‘Everything Ends’

Marvel’s Secret Wars are (almost) finally upon us! It’s been a long and winding road to Battleworld, through Multiversal Incursion after Multiversal Incursion, two different Avengers series, an event or two, and the destruction of the entire Marvel Universe, but we made it. Now, if you have no Earthly idea what any of that means, you are not alone. Jonathan Hickman’s epic sci-fi tale of betrayal, war, destruction, and morality that culminates in Marvel’s 2015 mega-event started way back in 2012 with Avengers #1, quickly became part of Hickman’s other ongoing, New Avengers, swerved right into the Infinity event, and has encompassed nearly 100 single comic book issues.

That’s a whole lot of story to catch up on if you’ve missed out, but this primer series should be all you need to understand exactly what’s lead to Secret Wars, what the event is all about, and even includes a brief tour of Battleworld itself. Even if you have kept up with everything up to this point there still may be some things you can take away from this summary, and I’d love any fact-checking you can provide.

We’re on to the third, and penultimate, part of our Secret Wars Primer covering Time Runs Out, the time-jump that pushed everything months into the future, as we continue to travel down the road to Battleworld. Check our Part 1 and Part 2 of our Secret Wars Primer, and be on the lookout for Part 4: ‘A Brief Tour of Battleworld’.

So, Where we’re going we don’t need roads! Continue reading Marvel ‘Secret Wars’ Primer, Part 3: ‘Everything Ends’

Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Primer, Part 2: ‘Infinity and Beyond’

Marvel’s Secret Wars are (almost) finally upon us! It’s been a long and winding road to Battleworld, through Multiversal Incursion after Multiversal Incursion, two different Avengers series, an event or two, and the destruction of the entire Marvel Universe, but we made it. Now, if you have no Earthly idea what any of that means, you are not alone. Jonathan Hickman’s epic sci-fi tale of betrayal, war, destruction, and morality that culminates in Marvel’s 2015 mega-event started way back in 2012 with Avengers #1, quickly became part of Hickman’s other ongoing, New Avengers, swerved right into the Infinity event, and has encompassed nearly 100 single comic book issues.

That’s a whole lot of story to catch up on if you’ve missed out, but this primer series should be all you need to understand exactly what’s lead to Secret Wars, what the event is all about, and even includes a brief tour of Battleworld itself. Even if you have kept up with everything up to this point there still may be some things you can take away from this summary, and I’d love any fact-checking you can provide.

We’re on to the second part of our Secret Wars Primer covering the Prelude to Infinity, the cosmic war epic Infinity, and more as we continue to travel down the road to Battleworld. Check out part 1 of our Secret Wars Primer for the whole journey.

So, let’s get to Infinity.

(SPOILER WARNING: This is a summary of events occurring in Marvel Comics Avengers, New Avengers, Infinity, and other series/books that could potentially damage your reading experience. Consider yourself warned!)

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Geekly Debate: Worst Comic Book Event

Geekly Debate LogoThe latest installment of our weekly debate podcast, Geekly Debate. This week we debate the worst comic book event of all time!

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Let us know what you think about the show, and send in your ideas for what we should debate next.

Path to Convergence

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.


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Archie Comic’s ‘Worlds Unite’ Adds More Video Game Characters

Popular SEGA and CAPCOM Franchises Join Archie Comics’ Sonic/Mega Man Crossover Event “Worlds Unite”

Archie Comics crossover event set to include characters from STREET FIGHTER, MONSTER HUNTER, SKIES OF ARCADIA, and other popular video game franchises by SEGA and CAPCOM.

Worlds Unite posterArchie Comics is proud to announce that “Worlds Unite,” the sequel to 2013’s smash-hit “Worlds Collide” crossover storyline featuring Sonic the Hedgehog & Mega Man, will expand to include popular video game franchises from SEGA and CAPCOM, including “Street Fighter,” “Monster Hunter,” and more.

Expanding beyond the focus on the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, “Worlds Unite” will also feature characters from the fan favorite SONIC BOOM and MEGA MAN X universes. Continue reading Archie Comic’s ‘Worlds Unite’ Adds More Video Game Characters

We’re Going to ConGT and So Should You!

The ONLY Dr. Who exclusive Con in the Nashville/Middle-Tennessee area, it’s ConGT, it’s coming March 13-15, and Outright Geekery will be there covering the convention from top to bottom. The floor, the cosplay, the panel, the guests; we’ll be bringing you coverage of the event all weekend long. But, we’d much rather you be there in person to join in on the fun with us and the rest of the Whovians. And it’s never been easier!

ConGT logoConGT has extended early bird ticket pricing until the end of this week (February 14th) so head on over to the ConGT website for pricing, stay tuned to Outright Geekery for all the ConGT news, and get your daily fix of Dr. Who on ConGT’s official Facebook group page.

If all goes well with the Tardis, we’ll see you March 13-15.

Marvel Unveils ‘Last Days’; Lead-Up to ‘Secret Wars’

LAST DAYS

Marvel presents the First of Three New Series Banners For
SECRET WARS!

The skies go dark and the world begins to fracture. Secret Wars is coming, and with it the destruction of the Marvel Universe as we know it. Today, Marvel is proud to announce LAST DAYS, the first of three different types of series taking place during the upcoming, highly anticipated Secret Wars!

“What would you do if you learned today was your last day on Earth?” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “That’s the question your favorite Marvel heroes are going to ask themselves in their LAST DAYS story lines as they brace for Secret Wars and the end of the Marvel Universe.” Continue reading Marvel Unveils ‘Last Days’; Lead-Up to ‘Secret Wars’