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First Look: Archie #1

COMIC SUPERSTARS MARK WAID AND FIONA STAPLES REIMAGINE AN ICON! Continue reading First Look: Archie #1

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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

Preview: Princess Leia #1

A Leader Ascends in Your New Look at PRINCESS LEIA #1

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to present your new look at the highly anticipated PRINCESS LEIA #1the blockbuster new limited series set in the Star Warsuniverse! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and blockbuster artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Uncanny X-Men) bring you a brand new story of Leia’s quest to help her people…and her struggle to find her place in the galaxy. Continue reading Preview: Princess Leia #1

Preview: Art of Army of Darkness

ArtOfAOD-CoverArt of Army of Darkness

STORY BY
N/A
ART BY
J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Suydam, Nick Bradshaw, John Bolton, Ben Templesmith, Tim Seeley, George Perez, and many more incredible artists!
COVER BY
Michael Hussar Movie Poster
PUBLISHER

Dynamite Entertainment
COVER PRICE
$39.99
RELEASE DATE
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
FC • 208+ pages • Teen+

Since July 2004, Ash Williams — the reluctant hero of the cult classic film, Army of Darkness — has been an integral part of Dynamite Entertainment’s publishing line. Throughout the years, dozens of highly skilled comic artists have drawn and painted our hero, Ash (not to mention the Chosen One’s interchangeable armament of chainsaws and mechanical gauntlets, of course). This gorgeous hardcover art book stands as a testament to the unyielding spirit of a horror cinema icon, as captured by some of the comic industry’s most beloved talents: J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Suydam, Nick Bradshaw, John Bolton, Ben Templesmith, Tim Seeley, George Perez, and many more!



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Review: All-New X-Men #25

All-New X-Men 25

ALL-NEW X-MEN #25
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER)
ISSUE #25 – STUART IMMONEN, ART ADAMS, BRUCE TIMM, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, SKOTTIE YOUNG, RAFAEL GRAMPA AND MORE! (ARTIST)
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
VARIANT COVER by RAFAEL GRAMPA
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• OVER-SIZED 25th ISSUE!
• Artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical comic book artist hall of fame for this special landmark issue!
40 PGS.
Rated T
$4.99

What can I say about All-New X-Men? You either love it or you hate it. While it’s hard to deny this book is THE quintessential X-Book for this age of the X-Men, it’s really easy to hate the entire premise of the title. Like it or not, however, that premise has led to some very compelling and unique stories that simply could not be told without first having that initial, admittedly absurd, premise. With that said, though, this particular issue of All-New X-Men barely hinges on any story at all really, is more of a prelude to the next Marvel event, and is an amazing showcase of Marvel’s artistic talent pool, making this title a must-have for ANY fan of comic book art.

The Story

This book is quite different than the usual comic book affair, and my usual “Good, Bad, Verdict” setup just doesn’t work for this ish. My final rating will be equally confusing, but should make sense in context.

I’m not sure how much input Bendis had on the panel to panel setup of anything more than a few pages of this book; with the underlying story being nothing more than an ensemble of What If? scenarios meant to scare the wits out of Hank McCoy. The Watcher shows Beast the folly of his choice to bring the Original X-Men from the past in a series of weird, but amazingly drawn, scenarios of what could have been, or what may still be, or some such. It was kind of confusing, but it worked in an odd way. As far as Bendis’ unending beating up of The Beast for the choice that Bendis himself thrust upon him, I’m pretty much over it. Leave the blue fuzzball alone, already, Bendis! As far as The Watcher being in this ish, with Marvel’s next bit thing Original Sin in the chute and ready for launch, the whole thing just seemed forced. There were some “Oh, cool!” moments, and some feels here and there, but there was no real substance; nothing I really cared about; and nothing that will probably ever actually happen. But, WOW! Everything was drawn to perfection.

The Art

Scroll back up and read the list of artists on this issue. Then, let just a few of the images from this beautiful book give you a taste of the amazing work on art.

Kitty X-MenBeast X-Men2   Jean GreyJean Grey2Colossus

So many styles represented; so many amazing works. Click to make these images bigger, and marvel. And this is just a small taste of what’s in this issue.

The Verdict

This issue of All-New X-Men was not really an issue of All-New X-Men. It was an exposition of artistic talent. Taken like that, this is a must-have title for any fan of the X-Men, and (I mean, come on) who isn’t? If you’re reading this to get a solid X-Story of the lost in time Original X-Men, you aren’t even going to get close. As a stand alone issue, this may be THE best issue of All-New X-Men, simply because it’s the epitome of the feel and tone of the title. As part of the overall series, though, this book is a huge stinker. So, go get it immediately!

Story: 1.5 Out 5
Art: 5 Out of 5
Overall: 4 Out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 9th, 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: All-New X-Men #25

Brian Michael Bendis is bringing another giant collaborative issue this week. Regular artist Stuart Immonen is joined by Art Adams, Bruce Timm, Dan Hipp, David Mack, David Marquez, J. Scott Campbell, Jake Parker, Jason Shiga, J.G. Jones, Jill Thompson, Kent Williams, Lee Bermejo, Maris Wicks, Max Wittert, Paul Smith, Rafael Grampa, Robbi Rodriguez, Ronnie Del Carmen, and Skottie Young, so this issue is bound to at least look awesome! Coming off the heels of the Trial of Jean Grey, a crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy, we find the original X-Men in disarray. Young Cyclops has left the team to pursue adventure with his father in space, leaving X-23 to help lead the team. Jean having now discovered a new side to her powers, which just may match her Phoenix abilities. Will Beast now swoop in on Jean now that Cyclops is gone? Is everyone gonna start paying attention to Angel? I really cannot wait to see what Iceman has to say about all of this. Grab this issue.

All-New X-Men 25

ALL-NEW X-MEN #25
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (Writer)
ISSUE #25 – STUART IMMONEN, ART ADAMS, BRUCE TIMM, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, SKOTTIE YOUNG, RAFAEL GRAMPA AND MORE! (Artist)
ISSUE #25 –
• OVER-SIZED 25th ISSUE!
• Artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical comic book artist hall of fame for this special landmark issue!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Jesse: East of West #11

It’s hard not to look forward to the beautiful alternate American History Epic that has been Jonathan Hickman’s East of West. As Death grows closer to finding his son, the mysterious Judge looks to step in as the next trial. With the Chosen continuing to make a mess of the known world, I honestly can’t say I know what’s gonna happen next?! I can say I can’t wait to finish the issue and stare at Nick Dragotta’s seriously brilliant art he provides for this title. Every issue has been worth every cent. If you haven’t touched this title you need the trades, and everything that leads to this issue.

East of West 11

EAST OF WEST #11
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover NICK DRAGOTTA
MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
“THE NATION, XIAOLIAN”
The Bride of Death makes her first moves in the great game of Nations. The Chosen begin to splinter.

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Taylor: Captain Marvel #2

Issue #2 of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel hits the shelves this week, continuing the title character’s adventures through space. With the plot picking up steam and the venue expanding to cosmic proportions, this issue promises to be a lot of fun. And honestly, it’s hard to not like a book where the main character names her cat “Chewie”.

Captain Marvel 2

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
Kelly Sue DeConnick (Writer) • DAVID LOPEZ (Artist)
Artist Variant by J.G. Jones
• Higher, faster, further…. WAR?!
• Captain Marvel forges towards the final frontier—and is thrown into the frontlines of battle.
• Can this half-alien survive in an all alien-world?
• The breakout hit of 2012 makes a glorious return!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Batman Eternal #1

This is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. If any single character in the DC Universe deserves a weekly title, it’s the Dark Knight himself, Batman. I’m expecting a face-paced, entertaining story that not only makes this first issue a must-read but also shows some building for the future. They’ve got a lot of issues to fill in this series, and if they want to sell all those issues this first one is going to have to be awesome. So look for it to be.

Batman Eternal

BATMAN ETERNAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
1:50 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

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Gaumer: All-New Ghost Rider #2

Ghost rider #2

There were moments in Ghost Rider issue #1 where my jaw dropped and I audibly gasped at the speed and beauty of Tradd Moore’s amazing work on art, and I have the highest confidence that he will be repeating that brilliance with issue #2 of All-New Ghost Rider. Writer Felipe Smith was no slouch on the story from ish #1, either, and I’m really excited to learn more about the newest Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, as we go on this life-altering journey along with him. There’s plenty of questions leftover from the first ish of this series, and I’m ready to get to some answers.

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2
FELIPE SMITH (Writer) • TRADD MOORE (Artist)
Variant by FELIPE SMITH
Vehicle Variant by Pop MHAN
“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” PART 2
• ROBBIE REYES has been given a new awesome power but can the teen handle it or will it drive him to a path of destruction?
• Who owns the HAUNTED RACE CAR and what will they do to get it back?
• What are the PINK PILLS and who is behind their creation?
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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