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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: June 17th, 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: June 17th, 2015

Preview: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Unstoppable Armies Clash on Battleworld in

In the southern wastes of Battleworld, a never ending battle rages on. Two unholy factions of cold machines and rotting zombies wage war for supremacy. Today, their conflict reaches another level of horror in your new look AGE OF ULTRON VS. MARVEL ZOMBIES #1! Eisner award winning writer James Robinson and critically acclaimed artist Steve Pugh take you beyond the Shield – and show you a new reason to fear! Here, on the far side of Battleworld’s impenetrable barrier, all hope is lost. These festering wastes on the border between two domains are where the genocidal robotic armies of Ultron fight the endless hordes of flesh-eating corpses. Pity those poor souls trapped between these unstoppable forces, for their demise is definitely assured! Will you choose death by the super powered living dead? Or by an unending army of indestructible, undefeatable robots? One thing is for certain, neither demise will be quick or painless! Continue reading Preview: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Preview: Fantastic Four #645

The End is FOURever – Your First Look at FANTASTIC FOUR #645!

This April, four will stand together…one last time! Today, Marvel proudly presents your first look at FANTASTIC FOUR #645 – the oversized, senses shattering final issue! James Robinson and Leonard Kirk are joined by a murderers row of fantastic talent to give the First Family the grandest sendoff of them all!

Will the Fantastic Four defeat the Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe? Will Johnny Storm get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again or will it all be torn asunder? Questions will be answered in this main feature story!

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Preview: Airboy #1

A hilarious, semi-autobiographical new series 

Bestselling writer James Robinson (Starman, Fantastic Four) and artist Greg Hinkle are hired to write a reboot of the 1940s action hero Airboy, but what better way to seek a little creative inspiration than a night of debauchery? Robinson and Hinkle team up to star in this metafiction about two comic book creators gone wild in the new series AIRBOY.

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Armor Wars Comes to Secret Wars Battle World

Strap In & Suit Up For the WARZONES! of ARMOR WARS #1 This June!

This June, venture to a wondrous techno-utopia, with a dark and sinister secret in ARMOR WARS #1 – a new Secret Wars series! Eisner-award winning writer James Robinson and artist Marcio Takara show you the beauty technology can bring…and the horrors it can unleash!

Welcome to Technopolis, a shining beacon for all Battleworld to see. Full of science and wonder created at the hands of rival genius brothers – Tony Stark and Arno Stark. Yet shadows fall over this armored Utopia. A unique disease forces EVERYONE to wear armor just to live and breathe!

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Preview: Fantastic Four #642

The End is FOURever Begins in FANTASTIC FOUR #642!

This January, the countdown begins…and the end of Marvel’s first family is upon us in FANTASTIC FOUR #642 – the first chapter in The End is FOURever! Blockbuster writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk’s epic endgame begins as the Invaders crash headlong into the Fantastic Four and the hunt for Reed Richards and the missing Future Foundation kids takes a dangerous turn! Meanwhile, the mastermind behind the systematic dismantling of the Fantastic Four reveals his ultimate plan. But how does Franklin Richards and his unchecked powers factor in? And why are Jim Hammond, Namor, All-New Captain America and Doc Green hunting the remaining members of the Fantastic Four? Nothing lasts forever. Don’t miss the beginning of the end this January in FANTASTIC FOUR #642! Continue reading Preview: Fantastic Four #642

Review: Fantastic Four #2


Fantastic Four #2

Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Leonard Kirk

Well here it is the make or break for me if this run of Marvel’s first family is gonna be what I’m looking for. The last run fell seriously short of what I was hoping to come out of this title. No offense to Matt Fraction, but Jonathan Hickman’s run was a hard act to follow. Well that being said Robinson had established a very different vibe on this run already. Letting us know that the Fantastic Four are going to fall apart. The last issue was cool but seem bland, set up was cool but throwing the awkward fight with Fing Fang Foom was just ok. This issue kicked it up a huge notch! New fantastacar! Also a swarm of monsters released from the pocket universe Franklin created during Heroes Reborn?! Yeah that’s right Robinson through in that gem. With New York swarmed seemingly the entire Marvel U rolls up there sleeves to help the four out. Only thing is a Hail Mary is thrown and one of the four ends up without their powers.

The Good

Now this was a strong follow up to the last issue! Really hammered in the tone Robinson wants in his Fantastic Four. The pace really picked up, I was afraid this was gonna be bogged down with wordy drama, boy was I was wrong. The Fantastic Four are just one if those titles you really have to nail with the right amount of Sci-Fi, drama, and action. After this issue I have to say I think James Robinson was the right call to put in the game. Leonard Kirk delivers a killer look to the title. The red Four costumes are just awesome. I have to say I was surprised how much the monsters coming out of Franklin’s pocketverse had me intrigued. I’ve really got to give it to Robinson for reaching back to Heroes Reborn and putting it back into our heads!

The Bad

Why does Ben Grimm have to go back to shorts?! Seriously I’ve always hate the shorts on him. I loved in FF when he got the pants and the boots. Why can’t I have that in red?! Not enough Future Foundation kids! I got to see them more in the last issue! They have become such a cool device to use in the title, I would like to see more of them. I feel short changed when you have so many good characters to use in this title and like the last run I feel like there all not being put to good use. I know its only issue two, and I understand the main focus should be on the four, but a tiny bit more FF wouldn’t hurt.

The Verdict

Was a much better start to this run. While I enjoyed the last issue I wasn’t sure if I could commit to the rest of this run. I can’t give the for sure answer just yet. I can say I really enjoyed what was done in this issue. Its still not Hickman’s run but I can def say its already better than Fraction’s run. Leonard Kirk’s art is just awesome, seeing him draw some of the Avengers was a wonderful little gem in this. The ending had me wanting the next one which is always a good thing. I’m gonna keep this on my pullist!

Gets 3 clobbering times out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 5th, 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.


Jules: New Warriors #2

Really think this title is gonna be solid. The first issue was just exactly what the doctor ordered. Classic Chris Yost, a team spread out with very different ideals will somehow make their way to one another for a common goal they cannot foresee. I love how random the cast of characters are for the most part. Really can’t wait ’til this team is pulled together. I’m dying to see just where exactly the New Warriors fit in the Avengers World, this new dawn of Mutants, this Inhuman age… Where will this team fit?

New Warriors 2

VARIANT Cover by Mark Bagley
• The Evolutionaries are on the war path! If it’s not human, it DIES.
• What does the High Evolutionary want with Nova?
• All across the world, the New Warriors come together… SEE! Sun Girl and Haechi deal with Morlocks! WITNESS! Justice and Speedball fight to save magic! CRINGE! As Scarlet Spider refuses to play well with others.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Gaumer:  Forever Evil #6

The penultimate chapter in Geoff Johns and David Finch’s amazingly entertaining event, Forever Evil, is finally upon us, if not a week or so late. The final fate of Nightwing, more escapades of Lex Luthor’s new Justice League, and more Crime Syndicate dysfunction is on the menu, and, going by what we’ve been given thus far, I have a ton of faith that the last build-up to the finality of this event is going to something people talk about for years. Don’t miss this!

Forver Evil 6

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:50 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:100 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, 6 OF 7, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The final fate of Nightwing! The most unlikely of allies have set the Crime Syndicate in their sights — and they’re playing for keeps while the life of a hero hangs in the balance! Plus, the identity of the mysterious man in the hood is finally revealed!


Taylor: She-Hulk #2

Fresh off of a strong showing from Issue #1, Soule and Pulido return with their next installment in the adventures of Jen Walters. This series is shaping up to be a lot of fun, and a refreshing change of pace from usual super-heroic fair, as it looks to blend Shulkies superhero and lawyer identities together. I’m anxious to see if they can keep up the good work.

She-Hulk 2

• Jennifer opens her own practice, but things aren’t going as smoothly as she’d like.
• A new client rides into town…but is he hero or villain?
• Guest-starring Patsy Walker, Hellcat!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


J. Jonah Jesse: The Saviors #3

A sort of quirky Lizard Aliens taking over the earth, and our protagonist, the unlikely stoner, caught up in the middle of it! James Robinson got out of DC and is making serious waves in new Indie titles and Marvel books. This is a gem of a comic. Artist J. Bone is creating a snapping black and white world with a stylized feel right out of a ’70s cartoon. This is certainly at the top of my pull list this week.

Saviors #3

art / cover J. BONE
FEBRUARY 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
Tomas Ramirez is now in the small Mexican coastal town of La Calma, where other new freedom fighters allies intend to test a device to end the threat of the aliens forever. But the aliens have a counterattack plan of their own, so this certainly will be the Day of the Dead.


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

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: February 26th, 2014

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Jules: Cataclysm: The Ultimates Last Stand #5 of 5

I’m really looking forward to the final issue of Cataclysm. It has been a really enjoyable little event over in the Ultimate Universe, and I can’t wait to see where they take the Ultimate Universe from here! What’s left of the Ultimate X-Men are now fighting the good fight. Most of Ultimate S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone. What’s left has to put an end to this. This is it. I’ve really enjoyed the way Bendis and Fiakolov handled the whole thing and I want the end. Plus, I’m a huge fan of Mark Bagely’s art, he’s pretty much Marvel Royalty. Just how do the Ultimates stop 616 Galactus for good?!


Variant Cover by Jorge Coehlo
• The stunning conclusion of the biggest Ultimate event ever!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Gaumer:  The Wake # 6 of 10

It seems like forever since this last came out, but the first half of The Wake was so very good that the second half is well worth the wait. A 200 hundred year time jump means plenty of surprises should be in store, and I cannot wait! Flooded wastelands? Apocalypse by Ocean? Mermaid monster cities? Whatever it is, it’ll be the top book on my stack come Wednesday afternoon.

The Wake 6

On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“My name is Leeward, and this is where my story begins…”
Our story jumps two hundred years into a flooded future where nothing is the same. The second half of THE WAKE starts here!


Taylor: Fantastic Four #1

This week brings us the relaunch of Fantastic Four, one of Marvel’s cornerstone franchises, with James Robinson and Leonard Kirk at the helm. It’s good for Marvel when their first family is in a strong book, and the FF have always been at their best when they’ve embraced a grand scope and high-flying adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing the tone of this relaunch, and hoping that it can be the start of something good.

Fantastic Four #1

Variant Cover by Jerome Opeña
75th anniversary VARIANT by ALEX ROSS
75th anniversary sketch VARIANT by ALEX ROSS
Young Variant by Skottie Young
Blank Variant also available
The world’s greatest comics magazine begins anew with Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four! But as the brilliant MR. FANTASTIC, the compassionate INVISIBLE WOMAN, the ever lovin’ THING & the hot-headed HUMAN TORCH embark on a strange mission, they aren’t met with new beginnings, but an untimely end! As the family of cosmic explorers head towards their darkest hour, who could possibly be behind their downfall? And how is one of their oldest enemies, the sadistic dragon known as Fing-Fang-Foom involved? Prepare for the fantastic!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


Crimson Chris: Batman/Superman #8

This title has been surprisingly awesome. Greg Pak has certainly delivered DC’s two giants of night and day in the way we actually want them to be, instead of how we expect it to be. This time around Power Girl and Huntress, the New 52’s Worlds Finest meets the O.G.’s! Let’s remember, Power Girl and Huntress are stuck here from Earth 2 so just how will they react when they come face to face with a long since dead Cousin and Father?! In only it’s eighth issue this is the title you need to catch up on! Do not miss this one!

Batman.Superman #8

Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
1:25 Steampunk variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Worlds’ Finest teams of two worlds meet at last in chapter 1 of “First Contact”! With Power Girl’s abilities on the fritz, see what happens when her long-lost cousin Superman approaches her! And a major threat returns in a way you won’t believe! Continues in this month’s WORLDS’ FINEST #8.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


J. Jonah Jesse: Dead Class #2

Solid first issue no matter how many ways you cut it. It was fun, it was different from what’s being done right now. I’m really looking forward to what happens in the this issue. I love the art. Being a huge Rick Remender fan and everything he’s doing over at Marvel this indie title really looks like it’s gonna be one worth picking up. I mean, come on! Assassin Prep school? That’s just an awesome little concept as long as long as it gets handled the right way.


FEBRUARY 5 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
It’s Marcus’s first day at the Kings Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts. A locker full of death threats, a schedule full of brutality, and whispers in the hallway about his mysterious past…which is fast catching up to cut out his freshly broken heart.


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.