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Red Sonja #1973 One-Shot Special coming this July

RED SONJA #1973 ONE-SHOT SPECIAL CELEBRATES THE HISTORY OF FANTASY’S MOST ICONIC HEROINE WITH ACCLAIMED WRITERS ROY THOMAS, GAIL SIMONE, AND MORE

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Gail Simone to Headline All-Female Dynamite Comics Event

GAIL SIMONE HEADLINES ALL-FEMALE WRITING TEAMS ON EPIC “SWORDS OF SORROW” EVENT,
UNITING RED SONJA, DEJAH THORIS, VAMPIRELLA, AND MORE DYNAMITE ICONS FOR CORE SERIES AND TIE-IN TITLES
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the May 2015 launch of Swords of Sorrow, the genre-spanning crossover event featuring an all-star line-up of female authors, headlined by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey).  Debuting with a core Swords of Sorrow series by Simone, the crossover continues throughout May with tie-in titles including the Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella / Jennifer Blood miniseries written by Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swamp Thing); the Swords of GailSimonePressPhotoSorrow: Chaos special by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade); and the Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade / Kato special by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) and Erica Schultz (M3). Subsequent months will debut related projects by additional female authors, including Leah Moore, Marguerite Bennett, Emma Beeby, and Mikki Kendall. The crossover event brings together Dynamite’s wide roster of female characters, including the iconic Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris (of the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars franchise), and Vampirella. Continue reading Gail Simone to Headline All-Female Dynamite Comics Event

Review: Secret Six #1

Secret Six #1Review: Secret Six #1
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ken Lashley

Once upon a time there existed a universe filled with heroes and villains very similar, yet slightly different than the ones we currently have now. In this ancient time before time, there was a particular band of villains who headlined a particular book which made many people, myself included, very happy. Alas, this joy did not last for the great cataclysm that was Flashpoint came down upon us and erased this ignoble band of miscreants from the selves and continuity in general. Thus my joy cannot be contained now that they have been returned to me, though not quiet as they were before. In fact, only Catman is really the same. Oh well, you just want to know whether or not this is good. Well here you go.

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

Top o' the Lot Image Updated

 

We wrap up our month-long look at the best comics from all four corners of the comic-verse. Marvel, DC, and Image have all been taken care of, and now we move on to comics from the smaller press. The licensed mainstays and odd premises that make up these hit or miss books are just as diverse as the comic book geeks that read them, and it would be an injustice if we skipped these titles in our spotlight of the best books of the first half of the year. So, without further ado, we’ve so heard of that before, wonder if that’s really a comic book, and spend some time with some strange in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Indy Comics for 2014 (so far). Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Indy Comics for 2014 (so far)

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 14th, 2014

outright-geekery Logo NewNew 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: All-New Ultimates #2

I really dug on the first issue! Michel Fife has brought the Ultimate Universe it’s sorta own New Warriors! It may not be your parents Ultimates but it certain is a new take on the Ultimates Franchise. A younger step in the next directions something the Ultimate Universe has had the advantage of doing is moving forward with its heroes. Letting characters die and stay dead. This youthful Ultimates is just what the doctor ordered as they take on the Serpent Skull Gang( Ultimate Serpent Society) I’m excited to see what happens next!

All-New Ultiamtes 2

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #2
MICHEL FIFFE (WRITER) • AMILCAR PINNA (ARTIST)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Artist variant by RON WIMBERLY
THE NEXT GENERATION OF ULTIMATES!
• The YOUNG ULTIMATES are put to the test as they try to survive their first mission: going head to head with the city’s most ruthless gang, the SERPENT SKULLS.
• KITTY PRYDE takes the bait and finally joins the team in an effort to push back the unrelenting wave of brutality.
• Jessica Drew takes on the mantle of BLACK WIDOW!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Avengers #29

As Original Sin ramps up, it seems that many characters’ past transgressions will come back to haunt them. And for the Avengers, that means we’ll get some pay off to a plot point that’s been simmering for over a year as the Illuminati’s manipulation of Captain America is finally brought to light. This promises to have some high drama, and should make for a good read.

Avengers 29

AVENGERS #29
Jonathan Hickman (WRITER)
Leinil Francis Yu (ARTIST)
Teaser Variant also available
WHAT DID HE SEE?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

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Christian: Batgirl #31

There’s a lot of books I’m looking forward to this week – Futures End #2, Batman Eternal #6, Batman & Frankenstein – but all those books are missing one very important thing: Gail Simone. And she’s bringing Ragdoll back? This makes the top of my stack easy.

Batgirl 31

BATGIRL #31
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?

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Gaumer: Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1

It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I would sit back on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a really bad, but really awesome, old-school Kung-Fu movie. The bad voice-over, the cheesy sound effects, the over-the-top karate action! It was almost too much for my childhood self, and I’m looking for that same sort nostalgia, albeit with an updated feel, from Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #1. Will it deliver? I’m betting the top spot on my stack this week that it will.

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #1 (OF 4)
MIKE BENSON (WRITER) • TAN ENG HUAT (ARTIST)
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
MURDER! MYSTERY! MARTIAL ARTS!
A former lover of Shang-Chi’s is murdered in cold blood while working deep undercover for MI-6. When Shang-Chi travels to England to pay his respects he learns all is not as it seems, and if he’s not careful he may be next to die! Old friends, new enemies, espionage and kung fu collide in this riveting story from Mike Benson and Tan Eng Huat!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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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: March 12th, 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: Avengers Undercover #1

If you you missed out on Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker’s run of Avengers Arena, do yourself a favor and pick it up. It may not have been the most original story. It may have been Battle Royale with Avengers Academy/Runaways/random Marvel teens, but it was a ton of fun. The creative team looks to further their story which began in Avengers Arena into Avengers Undercover. What remains of the characters are now going behind enemy lines and working with such Villains as Baron Zemo! I’m stoked! Avengers Arena was the big shock of Marvel Now! for me, and I hope Avengers Undercover will be the shock of All-New Marvel Now!

Avengers Undercover #1

AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
VARIANT cover by Mark Brooks
WHEN TEEN HEROES INFILTRATE THE MASTERS OF EVIL, WHO WILL BREAK BAD?
Damaged by their experience in Murder World, five conflicted young superhumans go rogue and infiltrate the Masters of Evil, planning to bring the Avengers’ rivals down from within. But the longer the teens spend undercover, the more they descend into darkness, and as they start to build relationships with these multi-layered criminals, the line between good and evil blurs. What will happen first…joining the Masters for real, or getting exposed and killed? If you thought Murder World was dangerous, just wait until “Most Promising New Talent” Harvey award-winner Dennis Hopeless and acclaimed artist Kev Walker surround you with Evil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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Gaumer: Black Widow #4

It’s a relatively light week for me, but an important one for the relationship I’m having with one Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova. This is issue #4 of Black Widow, and while the first three single, seemingly one-shot, issues of this comic were a tour de force of artwork, the story, while quite entertaining, was missing that long-term plot that it so reminiscent of Marvel Comics. Sure, that’s a breath of fresh air, but Black Widow is way too important and interesting a character for her to be limited in such a way. I’m looking for the “big picture” to start revealing itself, or I may be looking for a replacement book. Either way, I’ll be reading this one first come Wednesday, it’s on the top of my stack.

Black Widow 4

BLACK WIDOW #4
NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) • Phil NOTO (A/C)
• From the cold streets of old Russia, the Hand of God reaches out to crush Black Widow—and it is merciless.
• Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha finds a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe
• Jump on to the sensational new series as the most lethal The Avenger faces her deadliest test!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Captain Marvel #1

The best new thing that not nearly enough people were reading is getting another relaunch this week as Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez bring us another volume of Captain Marvel. Don’t miss out this time around.

Captain Marvel #1

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
ANIMAL VARIANT BY DAVID LOPEZ
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE begins!
Hero! Pilot! Avenger! Captain Marvel, Earth’s Mightiest Hero with death-defying powers and an attitude to match, is back and launching headfirst into an all-new ongoing series! As Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, comes to a crossroads with a new life and new romance, she makes a dramatic decision that will alter the course of her life and the entire Marvel Universe in the months to come. It’s time to go HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER and more in the most super-powered comic around!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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J. Jonah Jesse: Minimum Wage #3

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Bob Fingerman’s Minimum Wage since it relaunched in Jan. Fingerman really nails the “slice of life” comic style and keeps you asking for more of his jaded self deprecating sense of humor. In this issue we are promised a new milestone in his current relationship and the meeting of a favorite tv star of his childhood. This series is definitely worth checking out and there is no time like the present to jump on the bandwagon for this great title.

Minimum Wage #3

MINIMUM WAGE #3
story BOB FINGERMAN
art / cover BOB FINGERMAN
MARCH 12 / 24 PAGES / BW / M / $3.50
Rob and May reach an unforeseen milestone in their relationship, but that’s nothing compared to his chance encounter with the eccentric co-star of one of his favorite childhood TV shows. Uncomfortable hugs, inappropriate cabbies, obese Klingons, and really creepy puppets flesh out the third issue of BOB FINGERMAN’s so-real-it-hurts series.

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CrimsonChris: Batgirl #29

The fact that the name Gail Simone appears on the cover of this book puts it at the very top of my reading stack this week. The fact that this arc has been awesome, the new villain is really cool, and there’s vampires. Like I, Vampire vampires! It seems like too long since that book went away, and seeing some of those elements thrown in here, with Ms. Simone at the helm, is going to be sweet! Am I looking forward to this one? Yeah, just a bit!

Batgirl 29

BATGIRL #29
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Dead before sunrise! Batgirl and the Talon known as Strix race to stop the new villain SILVER, who has ties to I, VAMPIRE star Andrew Bennett!

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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.