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Oni Press Announces ‘Stringers’

MARC GUGGENHEIM, JUSTIN GREENWOOD AND RYAN HILL DELIVER AN ACTION-PACKED NEW MINISERIES ABOUT CRIME, CORRUPTION AND THE PERFECT SHOT

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Stringers, a tense, action-filled new series set in the world of Los Angeles’ freelance news reporting. Written by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), illustrated by Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) and colored by Ryan Hill (Rick and Morty, Terrible Lizard), Stringers will release on August 5th.ECCC_MARCHMADNESS_Day8

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Preview: The Fuse #8

Fuse08_CoverTHE FUSE #8
STORY BY

ANTONY JOHNSTON
ART BY
JUSTIN GREENWOOD
COVER BY
JUSTIN GREENWOOD
PUBLISHER

IMAGE COMICS
COVER PRICE
$3.50
RELEASE DATE
DECEMBER 10, 2014

“GRIDLOCK,” Part Two
Turns out the gridlocker’s death was no accident, and Klem for one is shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, to discover this is a murder case. But it won’t stop her going over The Wall, or even down into Smacktown, to find the killer!


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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: November 5th, 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: November 5th, 2014

Preview: The Fuse #7

Fuse #7 CoverATHE FUSE #7
STORY BY

Antony Johnston
ART BY
Justin Greenwood
COVER BY
A: Justin Greenwood
B: Jenny Frison
PUBLISHER

Image Comics
COVER PRICE
$3.50
RELEASE DATE
NOVEMBER 5, 2014

“GRIDLOCK,” Part One
22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP.
They call it Gridlocking—maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer!
PLUS: Bonus backup strip “TABLOID” starts this issue!


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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: July 30th, 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: July 30th, 2014

Top o’ the Lot: Image Comics for 2014 (so far)

Top o' the Lot Image UpdatedNext 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 Image LogoMarvel 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)

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 19, 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.

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Jules: Daredevil #1

When Mark Waid first said he was ending his current run on Daredevil I was super sad. It would be an end to a very wonderful chapter in the The Man Without Fear’s life. Ironically, shortly thereafter he announced he would be writing this new run of Daredevil, taking to a place that Daredevil has not stepped foot in years…The West Coast. Daredevil in San Fran sounds like a furthered breath of air the character has needed. Not to take away from an already astounding run Waid just had with Matt Murdock in New York. I’m seriously looking forward to this fresh start.

Daredevil 1

DAREDEVIL #1
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
75TH ANNIVERARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
ANIMAL VARIANT BY CHRIS SAMNEE
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Join Marvel’s fearless hero as he begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in the sunny city of San Francisco! Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice, blind lawyer Matt Murdock—a.k.a. DAREDEVIL—protects the Golden City’s streets from all manner of evil. But big changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due. Hold on tight, because here comes Daredevil…the Man Without Fear!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer: The Fuse #2

The first issue of this crime drama in space was way heavy on the crime drama, and needed more sci-fi elements to really separate itself from other titles in the genre. So I’m hoping that this ish takes some risks and gives readers something truly different. I’m reading this first because, if it doesn’t live up to expectations now, it may be the last time Fuse even makes it into my stack.

The Fuse 2

THE FUSE #2
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Two
Two dead cablers. Two MCPD murder police. One of them is an FGU. One vic leads to Midway City Hall. The other leads into the cables of SOLAR 1. The LT is furious. I-SEEC won’t help them. But the ME can.
“Someone want to run all that by me again? In English?”

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #20

The next installment of Aaron and Ribic’s Thor: God of Thunder hits the shelves this week, giving us parallel stories from Thor’s present and future. The modern Thor’s struggles against the insidious Roxxon corporation got off to a good start last issue, and I’m anxious to see where that goes next. And if you aren’t excited by the prospect of All-Father Thor throwing down with future Galactus on the barren husk of Earth, you quite frankly are dead on the inside.

Thor GoT 20

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #20
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Nic Klein
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD Part Two
• Thor battles to save the Earth on two fronts.
• In the present day, Thor takes on Roxxon, the world’s most powerful and nefarious super-corporation. While in the far future, King Thor is all that stands between Old Galactus and the planet he’s been dying to eat for a very long time.
• Even if King Thor wins, is the Earth still doomed?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Bonus Pick: Ms. Marvel #2

Last month’s Ms. Marvel #1 brought us one of the most refreshing debuts to be seen in quite a while, and I hope to see this issue build off of that momentum. We’ll be picking right up where we left off as Kamala learns to cope with her mysterious new powers, and what a journey it promises to be!

Ms. Marvel 2

MS. MARVEL #2
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • ADRIAN ALPHONA (A)
Cover by Jamie McKelvie
ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY JORGE MOLINA
• As seen in the New York Times, CNN and other media outlets the world-over, the all-new Ms. Marvel has made her thunderous debut!
• Kamala Khan’s very ordinary life has suddenly become extraordinary. Is she ready to wield these strange and immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle?
• Critically acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and fan-beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) bring you the groundbreaking Marvel series that has set the world abuzz. Don’t miss history in the making.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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

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Review: The Fuse #1

The Fuse 1

THE FUSE #1
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
FEBRUARY 12
32 PAGES
RATED M
$3.50

I hate crime television. CSI and Law & Order (in all of their versions), Criminal Minds, Bones, even the hit Castle just don’t appeal to me whatsoever. It has something to do with a silly hangup I have about a character having to be seriously injured or, more likely, killed for there to be any story at all. It feels cheap, like a laugh-track in a sitcom. I told you it was silly. But I love crime comics! 100 Bullets, Jinx, Alias, even Powers, Gotham Central, Criminal; the list goes on, and I adore them all. I also love me some sic-fi, so when I heard about a book promising to give readers both a crime comic AND a sci-fi comic all rolled into one I was immediately sold. While The Fuse #1 was, indeed, a crime comic, as well as a sci-fi comic, just as it promised, the issue felt more like your typical crime comic, with only a backdrop of sci-fi, than anything close to a complete melding of the two.

The Good

Both the crime elements and the sci-fi elements in The Fuse are quite strong. Writer Anthony Johnston does a wonderful job of setting the stage – an orbital space station 22,000 miles above Earth – and he does a good job of telling readers who the characters are and what their deals are, but he fails to really pull the crime and sci-fi together. Justin Greenwood’s pencils are adequate, and I love the attention to detail in his work. The colors in the ish are the shining part of the art, however, and Shari Chankhamma has a great eye and is a name you should be looking for on comic shelves. The lead characters are solid and quite intriguing, but Johnston really excels with his dialogue, and if those punchy page-enders continue, The Fuse is going to continue to be a fun read.

The Bad

The Fuse #1 is a very typical crime comic book in that it uses a lot of the same old tried and true tropes to set everything up. There’s a crime, of course, but it’s a crime that isn’t really important to anyone but the lead character, who happens to have recently lost a longtime partner, and a replacement partner with a air of mystery. It’s all too familiar, and I’ve seen it so many times before. That failure could have been easily remedied if the sci-fi elements of the comic were a bit stronger. Besides the setting being a space station, there just wasn’t much science/fiction going on in the book, and the space station itself felt more like just a big city than an honest to goodness unique setting. I was hoping for a completely different take on the traditional crime comic, but all I got was a good crime comic with a sci-fi setting.

The Verdict

The Fuse is a really good first issue to a crime comic that is setting up to be equally great, but it’s just not the science fiction story that was solicited to me. So, if you were looking for a good sci-fi comic this isn’t it. What The Fuse is, however, is a really fun crime comic with a lot of room to add sci-fi elements as issue numbers rise. If you dig crime comics, this one is definitely for you, but if you were hoping for that same something different I was looking for when I bought the ish, you’re going to be let down.

The Fuse #1

Writing: 3.5 out of 5
Art: 3 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5