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Ultimately the Best Choice

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Now I know what you are thinking, who cares about Ultimate Marvel? Well for one JulesTrue does, and I’m here to let you know it’s pretty frickin awesome if you give it a chance. Once a week I’m gonna hit you with a story arc from the Ultimate Marvel Universe starting from the beginning. I’ll spotlight on whats brilliant, what’s not so brilliant, and what might be a good idea for the 616!

This time I’m diving into the second title to join the Ultimate Universe! The Success of the recently launched Ultimate Spider-Man gave the folks at Marvel a hunch they were onto something. The whole translation of classic characters into the modern age seeing how they would cope in this new digital age was brilliant. So they figured which characters would translate just as well for a whole new generation of readers. Well the answer was easy especially since the success of Fox’s X-Men movie which had created a big buzz around the characters once again. However as we all no there isn’t exactly an easy jumping on point for the Children of the Atom. So Marvel did the next best thing to rebooting the X-Men and created the Ultimate X-Men!. From the  Creative powers of Mark Millar, Adam and Andy Kubert!

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Geekstery: The Pulp-Culture

wpid-photogrid_1405808064198-1-1.jpgBefore we get into the characters we have all become familiar with, let’s take a look at the heroes that have sparked the imaginations of their creators.  In the early years of comics, as we have read in the previous article, they were not books.  We don’t see the first comic book hit news-stands until 1933.  So young Jerry Siegel, Joe Schuster, Bob Kane, and Bill Finger are not filling their minds with comic books.  What are they being inspired by?  Continue reading Geekstery: The Pulp-Culture

Geekstery

wpid-photogrid_1405808064198-1-1.jpgWelcome to the newest section of Outright Geekery, Geekstery (Geek·stir·e).  This is a fusion of all the geeky things we love and enjoy, colliding with history.  Let’s learn the origins of the interests we indulge in week after week from; video games, comic books, cartoons, table top/RPG/card gaming, and more.  I can guarantee you won’t be passing out due to boredom during these lectures, because this is the history class you’ve always wanted!wpid-mfw+in+history+class_6beb8b_4294343.gif.gif Continue reading Geekstery