Tag Archives: Humberto Ramos

‘Extraordinary X-Men’ Coming from Marvel

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1 – Still Hated. Still Feared. Still Standing.

The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Prepare for a new team of X-Men for a new set of threats this fall as the Marvelous Mutants return in EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1! Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye, Sweet Tooth) joins chart-topping artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) for the flagship X-Men title of the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe! Continue reading ‘Extraordinary X-Men’ Coming from Marvel

First Look: Spider-Island #1

The arachnid-infested Manhattan returns on Battleworld this July! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at SPIDER-ISLAND #1 – a double dose of 8-legged madness from two exciting creative teams! Continue reading First Look: Spider-Island #1

The Parker Family Swings Into the WARZONES! Your First Look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1

Father. Husband. Hero. The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t safe from the Secret Wars – and neither are you! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1, from blockbuster creators Dan Slott and Adam Kubert! Continue reading The Parker Family Swings Into the WARZONES! Your First Look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1

Skottie Young Pits Avengers Against X-Men in the WARZONES! Your New Look at GIANT-SIZE LITTLE-MARVEL: AVX #1

You thought Avengers vs. X-Men was big? Well you ain’t seen nothing! This June, superstar writer/artist and 2015 Eisner Award nominee Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon) brings his inimitable style to Battleworld with GIANT-SIZE LITTLE MARVEL: AVX #1! Big action and tiny heroes collide as an all-out war breaks out between the two biggest factions in the Marvel Universe! Continue reading Skottie Young Pits Avengers Against X-Men in the WARZONES! Your New Look at GIANT-SIZE LITTLE-MARVEL: AVX #1

Spider-Island Comes to Battleworld

Spider-Powered Heroes Take to the WARZONES! in SPIDER-ISLAND #1!

This July, enter an arachnid-infested realm like you’ve never seen as SPIDER-ISLAND #1 crashes into Battleworld this July! Two exciting creative teams bring you two stories per issue jam-packed with wallcrawling and webslinging!

First writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Diaz bring you a domain under siege! The Spider-Queen has won, turning her domain into an island full of Spider-Madness. Peter Parker has been lost, her dangerous gambit all but complete. With Spider-Man defeated and captured, all hope lies in the hands of Flash Thompson – the symbiote wielding hero known as AGENT VENOM! But does he stand a chance?

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 11th, 2015

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. What are you looking forward to reading this week? Continue reading Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 11th, 2015

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: April 30th, 2014

outright-geekery profile-largeNew 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: Hulk #2

The last issue left my jaw on the floor. Just where is Mark Waid going to take his next chapter of his stellar Hulk run. Suffice to say Mark Bagley’s art alone has me ready to purchase this issue. I’m just dying to know who shot Bruce Banner? And how do you handle a brain dead Banner with Hulk? A direction I would have never expected Waid to go. After Indestructible Hulk where everything seem to be going Hulks way, now a title where the status quo has been seriously changed! I’m ready for this one!

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HULK #2
MARK WAID (WRITER) • MARK BAGLEY (ARTIST)
Cover by JEROME OPENA
ALL-NEW DIRECTION! THE EPIC “BANNER D.O.A.” BEGINS NOW!!!
Following the shocking events of last month’s INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK finale, Bruce Banner lies at death’s door! If he survives, it WON’T be as the Bruce Banner we’ve known! How will the Hulk wreak vengeance on Banner’s assailant? How CAN he?
32 PGS.(each)./Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)

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Taylor: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Peter Parker is back, and I am happy to see him. The Superior run had its merits, but the Marvel U always runs better when it has the original Web Head to serve as its heart and soul. And it’s coming to us from the creative team of Slott and Ramos, which has delivered strong work in the past. Can’t wait to see what they cook up.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
Dan Slott (WRITER) • Humberto Ramos (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
VARIANT cover by Ed McGuinness
VARIANT cover by Pop Mhan
VARIANT cover by JEROME OPEñA
75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
Young variant cover by Skottie Young
Blank Cover Variant Also Available
The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

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Christian: Forever Evil: Batman vs. Bane #1

I could really easily choose Batman Eternal #3 this week, but that would be three weeks in a row of that comic, and although it deserves it, there are other Bats in Gotham, namely: Bane. The Arkham War story that sprang out of Forever Evil was really good, and now’s the time for Batman and Bane to settle the score, decide who is the hero Gotham needs, and who is the one it deserves.

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FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The title says it all! FOREVER EVIL is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back – by force! The only thing standing in his way? BANE! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!

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Gaumer: All-New X-Men #26

The Trial of Jean Grey is over, and I’m thankful. It wasn’t a bad story, just not all that interesting. Since the other book that made up that event, Guardians of the Galaxy, had such a great return to normalcy in its last ish, I’m expecting the same thing from All-New X-Men, and it should be fun. The future Brotherhood from The Battle of the Atom return and that’s just fine by me.

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ALL-NEW X-MEN #26
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER)
STUART IMMONEN (ARTIST)
• THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE FUTURE IS BACK! And it doesn’t mean good things for the X-Men of the past!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Jesse: Deadly Class #4/ Black Science #6

Rick Remender is just on fire right now. Dropping Uncanny Avengers last week that was awesome. This week his two very eclectic indie titles drop and I’m picking them up. Deadly Class has been the gritting tale of a school of assassins in the 80s and has been absolutely a wonderful read. Wes Craig’s art has been unbelievably captivating. Black Science is reminiscent of a sort of pulpy lost in space if Quentin Tarentino directed it. Matteo Scalera depicts Aaron’s series of worlds that blow away the one before. This has certainly been a standout title since issue one. It has a feel that both Remender and Scalera are collaboration perfectly with what they want out of every page!

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DEADLY CLASS #4
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: WESLEY CRAIG & LEE LOUGHRIDGE
APRIL 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Class trip! Marcus, Willie, and Saya tear through a neon-soaked Las Vegas, high on life…oh, and a bunch of acid too. And when you’re a teenage killer-on-the-run, stalked by a mutilated psycho with a raging hard-on for revenge, you’re in for one baaad trip.

BLACK SCIENCE #6
story: RICK REMENDER
art / cover: MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE
APRIL 30 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Stranded in the most dangerous dimension yet, Grant McKay’s rage at his onetime boss boils over. Ignoring the chaos all around them, the two finally come to blows! Only one thing is certain: before the Pillar makes its next jump…one of them must die!
Don’t miss the conclusion to the first arc of the world’s most mind-melting sci-fi comic!

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

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Review: Revelations Issue #1

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Revelations #1 of 6
Writer: Paul Jenkins
Artist: Humberto Ramos
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
On Sale: January 1st, 2013
Price: $3.99

When it comes to reviewing comic books time is no obstacle. I don’t care if the book came out last week or last year, if it deserves some attention for being exceptionally good, bad or in-between, it should get that attention. With all the books that hit comic shop shelves each and every week, coupled with my limited and temperamental budget, there are sure to be gems that fall between the proverbial cracks and spend a few extra weeks hanging out in my hold box along with Skullkickers and Morning Glories. Those are great books, but they sit in hold box oblivion until a light week. Thank goodness a light week came sooner rather than later and thank goodness I grabbed Revelations. It was a treat!

The Good

While I primary picked up this book because of my adoration for the artistic proficiency and style of Humberto Ramos, and I’ll get to that, comic veteran Paul Jenkins delivers a story that is one part Da Vinci Code one part British Columbo (look him up) that builds intrigue under an amazingly portrayed backdrop. While all of the characters are wonderfully depicted, the lead is immediately endearing and has a weird Constantine/Sherlock Holmes vibe. Although the story is fantastic and does a great job of selling the title as a whole, the art is the shining jewel of this crown of a comic book. Ramos’ pencils are so detailed you wonder how he fit everything into the panels, and so full of emotion that you cannot help but marvel at his craftsmanship, and every stroke brilliantly complements Jenkins very well-told and interesting story.

The Bad

If I had to choose one problem with Revelations it would be the derivative nature of many of the supporting elements. If I had to choose two problems I don’t think I could do it. It was an amazing example of an exemplary modern crime thriller with sprinkling of retro noir.

The Verdict

This book may be a month old but I bet you can find it on store shelves RIGHT NOW! And you should go buy it RIGHT NOW! Even if you can’t find it in store BOOM! Studios does a great job on the digital end of things. Even better, issue #2 drops this Wednesday, February 5th, making this very moment a great time to read this comic book. It’s wonderfully written, wonderfully drawn and painted, and is a surefire good time for anyone, longtime comic readers, new comic readers, and even someone who has never picked up a comic in their life.