SPIDER-GWEN #1 Swings Back Into Action This Fall Continue reading New Spider-Gwen series coming this Fall
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: April 1st, 2015
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: February 25th, 2015
She’s Back! Your First Look Inside SPIDER-GWEN #1!
This February, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man’s SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out Edge of Spider-Verse #2, is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014! Continue reading Preview: Spider-Gwen #1
The hit southern crime series returns, as JASON AARON (Scalped, Thor: God of Thunder) and JASON LATOUR (Wolverine & The X-Men, Loose Ends) pull back the curtain on the history of Craw County and its most famous and feared resident. In a place where only bastards flourish, what does it take to be the biggest, meanest, most powerful bastard of them all? Only Coach Boss knows. And if I was you, I wouldn’t ask him.
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: September 3rd, 2014
Next in our month-long, weekly series of run-downs of the best comics of the first half of 2014 is Image Comics. While last week’s DC list was pretty event heavy, and, Marvel’s list was full of All-New Marvel NOW!, Image Comics is the home of the truly new and different. Without the constraints of a shared universe coupled with the freedom of creator-owned books, Image is no longer an Independent publisher in the traditional sense. It’s now a Big 3 of comics, and Image had some of THE most popular titles in all of comics this year. And this is a really difficult list to assemble! Image has so many great ongoing comics, but they also released many new books with a ton of promise. So, without further ado, we mention the old, but keep a focus on the new, but always keep it fresh in that old Image style, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far). Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far)
Jules: Southern Bastards #3
Jason Aaron and Jason Latour are at it with a strange very cool title. Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. Angry old Earl Tubb has returned to handle his family’s estate when he gets mixed up in somethings, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick. I’m been digging this title. Its definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet! Aaron the man writing Thor: God of Thunder and Latour writing Wolverine and the X-Men at Marvel, this is a wicked strange tale that’s definitely worth checking out, folks.
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3
story: JASAON AARON
art / cover: JASON LATOUR
JUNE 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Earl Tubb’s one-man war to clean up Craw County begins to rage out of control, as it claims its first casualty.
Taylor: Black Widow #8
Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto continue to give strong work with each issue, with intriguing character work from Edmondson coupled with Noto’s stunning art. This week, we get to see a black ops team-up between the Widow and another Marvel’s premiere spooks (and yet another of Natasha’s exes), the Winter Soldier. This issue should be a lot of fun.
NATHAN EDMONDSON (WRITER) • PHIL NOTO (ARTIST)
• On a snowy night in Prague, Natasha must fight her way out of disaster alongside the WINTER SOLDIER!
• Meanwhile, Isaiah has business of his own in London, but a simple plan gets complicated.
• Nathan Edmonson and Phil Noto continue their uninterrupted run on one of the most acclaimed books of the year.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Christian: Batman Eternal #13
DC’s weekly Batman book just keep getting better and better. All the Bat-family members are here; the multifaceted story is intriguing, and I just can’t wait to see where this book goes each and every week. With an imprisoned Gordon being taken to Blackgate prison, Gotham’s Top-Cop is going to be in a whole mess of trouble, and Batman just doesn’t have the time to help him out. This is going to be a great issue!
BATMAN ETERNAL #13
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A demon from Jim Gordon’s past comes to haunt him in Blackgate while the Gang War threatens to rip Gotham City apart! Can Jason Bard keep the order without coming head to head with Batman himself?
Gaumer:Original Sin #5
The reveal at the end of the last issue of Marvel summer blockbuster event Original Sin left a whole lot of readers’ jaws sitting on the floor, and I want, nay, need some answers. Just how long has Nick Fury been using LMDs to doppelgang his way around the Marvel U? And why let the cat out of the bag now? The layers of mystery keep unfolding in this title, and I’m ready to get some answers to my questions.
Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?
Writer: Jason Latour
Arist: Mahmud Asrar
Quentin Quire now in the hands of the Phoenix Corporation. Wolverine and Storm workinf hard to beat a Cable wannabe. The kids at school readying themselves for what’s to come ahead. A look in Quentin’s past verbal attacks on Genesis(Kid Apocalypse) as he realizes he may have damaged the future. Wolverine and Storm struggle with their past sins which has lead them to this moment, courtesy of the Cable wannabe. The best is gotten of the two X-Men, and the mysterious Age of Apocolypse Road Warrior makes his way to the school. He claims to have been one of their own in his past. Faithful John Break-Sky Boy, his name, and one thing on his mind, stopping Genesis. Meanwhile Quentin gets a Phoenix history lesson from the head of Phoenix Corp. The wheels begin to spin on Latour’s Wolverine and the X-Men
Asrar’s art really stands out in this issue. Cladded in flashback’s and fights. The look of this issue really sets a solid vibe in whats to come. I really like Latour expanding on just what happened in Battle of the Atom. Up until recently it felt like the event had been a waste of time. Latour thankfully has made me feel like it was money well spent on expanding on Quentin being the Phoenix, and that maybe the inevitable happens with Genesis becomes Apocalypse. I’m gonna be honest when I say I think Latour is one of the few handling Wolverine’s lack of healing factor well. Its a hard device to put in, but so far this title has done well with it.
I feel like the mark has been missed with some of the students. The use of certain familiar students has been appreciated like Armor, Hellion, and Rockslide. Some of my honest to goodness favorite X-Men. But with so few interactions beyond the overlooking quips here and there I feel like a great source of story is being missed out on. Now we are only three issues deep into this run and he may expand on what has been lingering in each issue with the exchanges with some of these characters. Like many I’m impatient and a fan boy. Hellion and Armor are just awesome when used properly, and I wanna see them more in this title doing something!
Not a bad issue at all. I think this title has the ability to move forward, but it really has to sell me on the importance of the Phoenix Corp arc in the next issue. Too much mystery surrounding these villains. Nothing wrong with not knowing a lot with the villians, but I need something a little more concrete than a couple of names. I don’t need to know the entire end game, but a lil more about where they came from would be nice. I did still enjoy the issue but was left wanting afterwards.
This one gets a 2.5 more X-Men needed out of 5
Wolverine and the X-Men #2
Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
As if the last wasn’t enough of a leap from Jason Aaron’s run, well Latour really knocked it out of the park in this one. Rise. A nation nearly destroyed by the events of the AvsX now rebuilt with its praise to the Phoenix Force. To make matters worse a corporation under the name of the Phoenix really gets Wolverine’s feathers ruffled! Quentin Quire of course doesn’t know how to make heads or tails of it but figures they wan’t him for their cult to be worshipped. Storm and Wolverine in the midst of their couple squabblings go to take a look at this Phoenix Corp while the kids at the school begin their growing concerns on just whats gonna happen to them.
Asrar really kills on this issue, his faces are glittered with wonderfully honest expressions. Theres a scene with Evan(Genesis, Kid Apocolypse) where he’s so sore about how Quentin really has everything he would want and how he’s such a tool about it all. All of the BAMF jokes are nothing short of brilliant. Wolverine’s Bamf is an alcoholic, Quentin’s was addicted to eating trash. I just really liked the little quirks Latour is giving each one. Also man Armor getting called a second rate Jubilee was ultra harsh and totally needed.
While I’m diggin the Phoenix Corp and country of worshipers. Its a lot to throw in real quick in the second issue. Also whats up with the Cable rip off dude being all mysterious and taking out Wolverine and Storm. First off I am not a fan of Cable. Do we really need a convoluted Cable rip off worshiping the Phoenix? Maybe not.
Complaints aside I really loved this issue. I really think Latour is gonna take this title in the right direction. I love his use of Aaron’s X-kids and some of the underused kids from the not so long ago. ANOLE making his awesome fface shown in the issue was a really nice touch. A very clutch follow up to what was an exciting first issue. I have a feeling this title is goonna be one of those that really stands out in the sea of X-books.
A very strong 3.5 Phoenix resurrections out of 5