Today at New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing and Marvel are making the first of several announcements in support of their ever-growing partnership, starting with new Artist’s Editions based on Marvel comics coming in 2015!
“Comic books are one of America’s original art forms,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing. “With that, IDW has produced a collection of classic Marvel artwork that displays the authentic collaborative efforts between creators and shows just how these comics moved from pencils to inks to press and stepped into American pop-culture.” Continue reading IDW Publishing And Marvel Expand Partnership With New Artist’s Editions
Review: Godzilla Cataclysm #1
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Dave Wachter
With the Big G back in prominence after his major blockbuster movie this summer and its upcoming release on Blu-ray, it was only a matter of time before IDW put out another Godzilla miniseries. Last year’s Half-Century War was a shockingly great read. Does Cataclysm reach the same incredible heights? No, but that doesn’t mean that the book is without its own merits. Continue reading Review: Godzilla Cataclysm #1
Review: Transformers Primacy #1
Written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille
Art by Livio Ramondelli
Flint, Dille, and Ramondelli begin the end of their pretty good trilogy of Transformer miniseries here with Primacy #1 and it is filled to the brim with great characters and story. Who would have thought that a bunch of action figures would be so compelling to read about. Continue reading Review: Transformers Primacy #1
New 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: August 13th, 2014
Review: The Squidder #1
Story and art by Ben Templesmith
The world as we know it is gone. It has been taken over by a Lovecratian inspired race of beings known as the Squids. Now the last Squidder, a human warrior specially designed to fight the Squids, must take up his arms and save a priestess of the Squids from a crooked town leader while also confronting the demons of his past. Sounds like a cheesy 80’s action movie, right? It’s good cheese, though, and it really doesn’t matter when the art is this phenomenal.
When I heard that Ben Templesmith had a new four-part miniseries coming out this week, I was ecstatic. Templesmith’s art is simply fantastic. His style is very sketchy with gives everything a very dark and gritty feel which is perfect for everything that goes on in this book. The Squidder himself has kind of a standard design, but anything involving the Squids superb. The first few pages of this issue is super creepy and fill you with an extreme sense of dread. It’s also great that this is only a four-part story. That means it will not overstay its welcome and not break my bank.
While I didn’t have a problem with it, I could see some people having issues with the story. First off, if you don’t like Lovecraft or anything of that nature then stay away. Some people may also not like the pretty generic story. Rip away the squids and add aliens, robots, or whatever and you have an instantly recognizable post-apocalyptic story that we have seen countless times. Like I said before, I am fine with this story, but others may want something a little more fresh.
If you like amazing art depicting incredibly dark and grisly images of awesome battles and monsters, or just have a passing interest in Lovecraftian tales then you should pick this up. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it sure as hell makes it look really pretty.
Story: 3 out of 5
Art: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week.
Adventures of Superman #14 by Jock
All-New Ghost Rider #4 variant by Felipe Smith
All-New Ultimates #4 by David Nakayama
Aquaman #32 Bombshells variant by Ant Lucia
Fantastic Four #6 by Leonard Kirk
Justice League #31 Batman ’66 Variant by Mike Allred
Ms. Marvel #5 by Adrian Alphona
Savage Hulk #1 75th Anniversary variant by Alex Ross
The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #30 by Guido Guidi