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3 Questions About DC’s Creator Changes

We wonder. We ponder. We think. And that leads to the search for knowledge. I only have three questions! (Editor’s Note: There are always more than 3 questions)

DC recently dropped news about some new titles and some old titles getting a shakeup to their creative teams, and I have a few questions about the changes. Continue reading 3 Questions About DC’s Creator Changes

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Review: Justice League United #3

Review: Justice League United #3

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art by Mike McKone, Cam Smith, and Guillermo Ortego

The team has been transported to Ranagar just in time, but they aren’t the only ones. Now they have to battle Byth and Lobo before they can use that crazy baby to take over the world, or whatever their plan is… This all sounds like crazy gibberish, and it is, but it is amazingly fun crazy gibberish. Isn’t that what comics are supposed to be?

The Good

I really enjoy the art in this book. Usually there is a disconnect in the art when there is more than one inker on a book, but I honestly couldn’t tell the difference in the inks. McKone’s exaggerated pencils are complimented by the inks incredibly well. I especially enjoy it when the panels turn to red and white when they want to emphasize a certain action. The story is pretty interesting as well. Its just fast and fun for the most part, and that is rare in the New 52. Where the story does fall, the excellent dialogue keeps the fun up. The interplay between Green Arrow and Animal Man is hilarious and I can’t wait to read more.

The Bad

I’ve never really been a big fan of Lobo, biker or male model version, so his inclusion here in this book really does nothing for me. Also, the Canadian girl’s story in the first few pages of the issue feel completely disconnected from the rest of the story. I know Lemire is playing the long game with her, but it just feels weird since the entire rest of the book is completely uninterested with the long game. Things just happen with little explanation, like the formation of the team. That approach is fine by me. It means we get to skip the boring set up and just jump straight into the fun. I just can’t see why that approach would be changed for just one character.

The Verdict

I really enjoy this book. Its not overly serious like its predecessor, Justice League of America, and is mainly concerned with just having fun. There are a few story elements that I didn’t think was fantastic, but the art was great. You should definitely pick this one up.

Story: 3.5 out of 5

Art: 4.5 out of 5

Overall: 4 out of 5

Review: Infinity Man and the Forever People #2

Infinity Man and The Forever People 2

Review: Infinity Man and the Forever People #2

Story by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen

Art by Tom Grummett, Scott Hanna, and Mike Atiyeh

The Forever People have a problem. Something has destroyed one of their outposts on Earth so now Big Bear and the gang have to check it out. Little do they know that problem is actually a bunch of prying mantis dudes. Yeah… this book is a little odd.

The Good

Infinity Man finally decides to show up in his own book! Yay! The art is better this month as well. Giffen’s art last month was a little too blocky for me, so its just nice to see that Grummett knows how to draw people that have proper body proportions. This issue also has a lot more action that the first issue, so that’s something. Honestly, the only thing people will be talking about is the surprise appearance of a very big character on the first page. It leads to nothing, but it is still a pretty big shocker.

The Bad

Jumping straight into things can be a fun thing to do. Justice League United is doing that right now to great success. The difference between these two titles, though, is that the cast of JLU is already known and popular characters, so you don’t have to take the time to get to know them because we already do. We are two issues into Infinity Man and the only two characters whose names I could tell you off the top of my head is Big Bear (because he is ridiculous) and Infinity Man (his name is in the title). That’s a problem. The other problem is that we are only two issues into this thing and already there is a different art team on the book. So much for creative consistency. I would complain more about it, but I actually thought the art was better in this issue than in the last one. The characters aren’t as blocky and it is a lot easy to follow the actions in the panel. Oh, and this isn’t really isn’t something bad necessarily, but is Infinity Man basically Captain Planet?

The Verdict

The ideas inside this book is interesting and the shocker on the first page is cool to see. Unfortunately, this is all buried underneath an incredibly uninteresting script. Maybe over time this book can find its footing and be fun, but this is the New 52 we are talking about and this book is not going to have that time.

Story: 2 out of 5

Art: 3 out of 5

Overall: 2.5 out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 23rd, 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: Uncanny Avengers #19

This title has really been the Avengers title of a lifetime. A somewhat sequel to Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, I am absolutely loving this title. With Daniel Acuna back with the art I’m more than happy to pick this one up! The mutants now on their own planet, Earth now lost. How will Havoc fix everything? With the help of Kang the Conqueror and his lost in time misfits! I am beyond stoked to see what’s slotted next for this incredibly Avengers story, this extension of one of the best X-Men sagas. Rick Remender has yet to let me down on this one!

Uncanny Avengers 19

UNCANNY AVENGERS #19
RICK REMENDER (WRITER) • DANIEL ACUñA (ART)
VARIANT COVER BY AGUSTIN ALESSIO
• AVENGE THE EARTH Continues!
• Kang’s Chronos Corps arrives on Planet X with a terrible offer!
• The former members of the Uncanny Avengers must reunite to save the Earth!
• Magneto’s all-new X-Force are out for the blood of a Summers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Original Sin #0

Another year, another event, and Marvel is kicking off their Original Sin book this week. Events tend to be very hit and miss, but I have a lot of faith in the creative teams here, both in Mark Waid for this prequel issue and Jason Aaron on the main book. And really, Jim Cheung’s art alone should probably make Issue #0 worth a look.

Original Sin 0

ORIGINAL SIN #0
MARK WAID (WRITER) • JIM CHEUNG (ARTIST)
ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
IT’S THE PROLOGUE TO THE BIGGEST MARVEL SERIES OF THE SUMMER!
WHO IS THE WATCHER? That’s what Nova is wondering after his latest brush with the moon-dwelling enigma he’s encountered before! But what he discovers will have a profound effect on the young hero, as well as priming the pump for the most cataclysmic event in Marvel history! WHAT DID HE SEE?
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …3.99

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Christian: Justice League United #0

I’ve been waiting on this one since DC first solicited the book last year, and it’s finally here! Jeff Lemire moves on from Animal Man and throws the character onto a new team…in Canada? New team, new characters, new dynamic, new creative team. This should be fun, and it’s on the top of my stack this weeks.

Justice League United 0

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #0
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by MIKE McKONE
1:50 Variant cover by MIKE McKONE
Blank variant cover available
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Top comics writer Jeff Lemire teams with superstar artist Mike McKone for the all-new monthly series JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, starring the new team of powerful heroes Earth calls Justice League Canada!
In the aftermath of FOREVER EVIL, Adam Strange is caught up in an adventure across the far reaches of the cosmos that will unite an unexpected team of heroes including Supergirl, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Stargirl, Martian Manhunter and Animal Man – but if they’re on the team, who exactly is Canadian? Plus: Don’t miss the debut of a new Canadian hero who will have a huge effect on the group!

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Gaumer: Guardians of the Galaxy #14

The Trial of Jean Grey is over, and good riddance, I say. I like my X-Men and I like my Guardians, but they are not peanut butter and chocolate, and they should not be combined. We get a double-sized anniversary of something or other ish, but the real pull is Captain Marvel and Venom (Yes! Venom!) are joining the team. Knowing Marvel, they’ll be last page reveals, but I’m still excited.

Guardians of the Galaxy 14

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
Brian Michael Bendis (WRITER) • Nick Bradshaw (ARTIST)
100th issue ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
• 45 years in the making! It’s finally here!!! The 100th issue of Guardians of the Galaxy! (Okay it’s actually the 101st, but we had an X-Men crossover to get through! Sheesh!)
• It’s an all-star celebration of the most popular super team of 2014 as cosmic captain Brian Michael Bendis welcomes Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) to the team!
• As the GOTG gets ready for new members VENOM and CAPTAIN MARVEL, there are unexpected dangers that promise to tear the team to its core.
• Plus in this special double sized anniversary issue…two special back up stories by former GOTG writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
48 PGS./Rated T …4.99

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Jesse: 7th Sword #1

It’s not often I look forward to an IDW issue one but this one caught my eye in a preview sometime ago. The story of a mercenary Samurai taking out robots for the sake of village in the dessert? Science Fiction Samurai are just some of my favorite kind. Written by a newcomer John Ruffalo a former screen writer, with the talented Nelson Blake II, an artist I’ve known to bounce around the top cow titles! It may not look like the most gripping book but I’m a sucker for Sci-Fi Samurai fighting the good fight! I’m gonna give it a try at at least.

7th Sword

7th Sword #1|
John Raffo (writer) • Nelson Blake II (artist) • Andrew C. Robinson (colorist)
Daniel Cray—a samurai mercenary—stumbles upon the legendary city of ZenZion, a mysterious desert outpost under siege from a vicious warlord. The peace-loving citizenry beg Cray to defend them… forcing Cray to reluctantly draw his deadly “Malathane” sword one last time to battle a relentless army of robots and their savage masters. Science Fiction meets Samurai in an epic new adventure from John Raffo (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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

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