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COVERED! June 10th, 2015

Need your comic book covers fix? Well, we’ve got you COVERED! These are some of the best comic covers hitting the shelves at a comic shop near you!

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: February 18th, 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: February 18th, 2015

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: December 24th, 2014

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: December 24th, 2014

Gaumer’s Top Comic Book Artists of 2014

Outright Geekery continues its rundown of the year that was 2014, and I’m sticking with comic books again, but this time it’s my favorite artists of the year. Man, there were so many pretty pictures, so much great art, this year that it was nigh impossible to come up with a short list. So, I made a long list featuring my favorite artists of the whole year, and instead of some long, drawn-out critique of how awesome these folks are at drawing lines on paper, here’s the list and some of their best stuff from the year. I implore you to click the images to make them larger, and behold the most awesome art of the entire year. Continue reading Gaumer’s Top Comic Book Artists of 2014

COVERED: October 8th, 2014

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. Continue reading COVERED: October 8th, 2014

Review: She-Hulk #4

She-Hulk 4
She-Hulk Cover

SHE-HULK #4
CHARLES SOULE (WRITER) • JAVIER PULIDO (ARTIST)
Cover by KEVIN P. WADA
• Jen’s new client Kristoff Vernard has been kidnapped by his dad, DOCTOR DOOM!
• What does fellow lawyer (and recently outed Man Without Fear) MATT MURDOCK know about it?
• It’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk Style, as Charles Soule (INHUMANITY) and Javier Pulido (HAWKEYE) take us to Latverian soil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

The X-Factor. No, I don’t mean the X-Men title, or the American Idol knockoff. I’m referring to that unquantifiable something that makes a comic book something special. It’s hard to define, harder to copy, and even harder to relate this aspect on an issue by issue basis like these reviews do. It’s the stuff that makes a creator’s career, wins awards, and becomes the definable comic volume for the starring character. Well, check, check, and check, because She-Hulk is staged to pull off all three, and She-Hulk #4 stands as a shining jewel in this crown of a comic book.

The Good

Writer Charles Souls is telling a truly unique story of Jennifer Walters, and one that I’m not sure any writer has come close to telling before, and one that I’m nearly positive no other writer would be able to deliver. Soule is a lawyer by profession, and he simply understands the intricacies of the job so very well that he’s made the character of She-Hulk, a lawyer herself, more real and believable than ever before. Litigation just should not be this fun! Ish 4 opens with She-Hulk wallowing in her failed attempt to gain asylum for Dr. Doom’s son (Yeah, that’s all sorts of awesome!), follows Ms. Walters to the West Coast where she hangs with fellow lawyer Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, on top of the Golden Gate Bridge (Again, holy crap so much fun!), and wraps up with She-Hulk laying the smack down on some Doombots, while getting owned by one very large one, before winning her clients freedom from his Dictator of a daddy. There’s a big super-hero element in this book, although it doesn’t take itself at all seriously, but the shining star of the ish is the witty banter and fun premises Charles Soule is giving us. It’s a great departure from the usual fist punches and seriousness Marvel is known for, making the entire series a special gift, and #4 ain’t even a bit different. All of this immensely fun storytelling is, as always, brilliantly drawn by the amazing Javier Pulido. He adds not a single pencil stroke more than he needs to in each and every panel, but still pulls off beautiful pieces of artwork on every page. The art is truly a gift.

The Bad

I’ll make this quick and easy: There’s almost nothing wrong with this comic book. The series is just a ton of fun, and this issue is a perfect statement to that fact. The one bad impression I had was on the last page reveal that sets up a brand new story arc, which suggested perhaps a bit more serious take to the upcoming story. Surely things can’t change TOO much, but even the thought of a change of direction to this gem makes me worry. My faith in Mr. Soule, however, lessens those concerns an awful lot.

The Verdict

You probably need to buy the first few issues of She-Hulk to fully understand, and therefore fully enjoy, this issue #4, but all I can really say to that is: Go out and buy those first 3 issues! This ish ends the intro arc, makes for some wonderful comic reading, and is a perfect title for readers who just want to read a fun comic without getting bogged down in publisher continuity. And that’s a tough thing to find! Do yourself a favor, pick up this issue, and the first 3, and thank me later.

Story: 4.5 Out of 5
Art: 4.5 Out of 5
Overall: 4.5 Out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 7th, 2014

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.

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Jules: Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #1

Brian Michael Bendis has been delivering a Spider-Man tale for my generation since it’s inception at the tail end of the 90’s. This recent reboot comes at a solid time in the Ultimate Universe as the rebuild after 616 Galactus destroyed New Jersey. Now a member the fresh, young Ultimates, how will Miles Morales continue his life and the legacy of Peter Parker the original Ultimate Spider-Man? I’m ready to pick this one up!

Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man 1

MILES MORALES: THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER) • DAVE MARQUEZ (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by FIONA STAPLES
Variant Cover by Brandon Peterson
PART ONE OF THE BIGGEST SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE YEAR “REVIVAL”!
• MILES is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life!
• A BIG BIG BIG villain from PETER PARKER’s past is alive and well and about to turn New York upside down!
• The last page will have ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN fans SCREAMING!
• This issue can’t be missed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: She-Hulk #4

She-Hulk has been the most pleasant surprise of the year for me, and I’m looking forward to this new issue. With the promise of a showdown with Dr Doom, it’ll be interesting to see how Charles Soule keeps up his blend of super-heroics and legal intrigue. Should be fun!

She-Hulk 4

SHE-HULK #4
CHARLES SOULE (WRITER) • JAVIER PULIDO (ARTIST)
Cover by KEVIN P. WADA
• Jen’s new client Kristoff Vernard has been kidnapped by his dad, DOCTOR DOOM!
• What does fellow lawyer (and recently outted Man Without Fear) MATT MURDOCK know about it?
• It’s an international jailbreak, She-Hulk Style, as Charles Soule (INHUMANITY) and Javier Pulido (HAWKEYE) take us to Latverian soil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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Christian: Detective Comics #31

Another week, another issue of Batman, but this time it’s not Eternal or vs. Bane, it’s the tour de force of art known as Detective Comics by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. The job this dynamic duo did on The Flash was special, but the seeing them work on the Bat last ish was an amazing thing to behold. Can’t wait to get into this comic come Wednesday!

Detective Comics 31
DETECTIVE COMICS #31
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 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 details.
Death comes to Wayne Manor – and the number one suspect is Bruce Wayne! In order to solve this mystery, Batman’s investigations will lead him to the mysterious man known as Sumo!

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Gaumer: The New 52 – Futures End #1

Yes this is just a really big What If? sort of book, yes it’s a weekly investment, and yes I wish they’d punctuate better (of maybe it’s a bunch of futures ending??), but the FCBD #0 issue of this series really got me going, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Batman Beyond travels back in the day to stop Brother Eye from putting the Borg on the entire DCU. This one is going to be fun!

Futures End

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:50 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52! In this debut issue of The New 52’s weekly series, Batman Beyond arrives five years later! Grifter turns against humanity! And a Justice League member DIES!

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Jesse: Nailbiter #1

Image Comics has been hitting the shelves really hard with number 1’s lately, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The publisher adores topics and stories that the Big 2 won’t touch with a 10-foot pole, and my pick this week is a testament to that fact. Serial killers solving crimes isn’t anything new, but when Scott Snyder says something is a great idea, you listen and listen hard.

Nailbiter 1

NAILBITER #1
story: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
art / cover: MIKE HENDERSON
MAY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON deliver a mystery that mixes Twin Peaks with the horror of Se7en!
Buckaroo, Oregon has given birth to sixteen of the vilest serial killers in the world. An obsessed FBI profiler investigating the town has suddenly gone missing, and now an NSA Agent must work with the notorious serial killer Edward “Nailbiter” Warren to find his friend and solve the mystery of “Where do serial killers come from?”
“If Josh died I wish he’d leave NAILBITER to me in his will so I could say it was my idea.” — Scott Snyder (SEVERED, Batman, American Vampire)

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

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Review: She-Hulk #2

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She-Hulk #2

Writer: Charles Soule

Artist: Javier Pulido

Jennifer Walters( She-Hulk for those who have no idea what her real name is) has left the big law firm she had previous worked for and has now opened a private practice of her own. The first issue was an incredibly start to what will no doubt be a very talked about title this year. In this issue you find Jennifer building her practice with new employees, a night on the town, and drunken superhero hi-jinks. Needless to say this title is just plain too cool for school, and the fact that an actual lawyer writes this title only makes the jargon so perfect it stings.

The Good

Patsy Walker, Hellcat. What an awesome character to appear out of nowhere. One of the many I thought someday I’m gonna be an awesome writer for Marvel and I’m gonna throw one of my favorite Defenders into a title. Well, Charles Soule beats me to this one and it was a great touch. The two of them on the town getting drunk and deciding to go costume up and punch some bad guys, brilliant. Javier Pulido’s art is sheer gold. As many may know I’m a giant fan of this classic style. This is the perfect kind of title, the panel work is genius. All sorts of fun following the story up down and around pages.

The Bad

Not a whole lot wrong with this issue. I was hoping to dive deep into the next case, I mean a case file is sitting in front of her int first few pages. However her next big case doesn’t fall into her lap until the last page, which really got me stoked for the next issue. One tiny little knit pick was the big S on her costume. Did not think She-Hulk needs a big S on her chest to remind us that she’s She-Hulk. I mean come on the fact that she is like 6’7″ and is hulking green doesn’t immediately let us know? Still the art is spectacular, so who am I to complain?

The Verdict

This is a strong follow up to the amazing first issue of the series. Apparently Charles Soule is just on a hot streak and cannot be stopped. A man writing the pages for both Marvel and DC. Javier Pulido’s art delivers a classy look to a classy title. This isn’t the usual heroes smash the bad guys all the time title. This is a sort of slice of life with hero stuff in the background or on the side. I love this title, it may not be for you but it was for me.

A solid 4 out of five smashes!