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

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LUTHER STRODE RETURNS

The LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE marks the final chapter to the popular series

Justin Jordan (SPREAD, LUTHER STRODE) and Tradd Moore (LUTHER STRODE, All New Ghost Rider) reunite for LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE, the final chapter in the popular LUTHER STRODE trilogy, set to launch from Image Comics on April 1.

For five years, Luther Strode and Petra have been on the run. Now the time for running is over, and the Murder Cult is going down. The road to Cain starts here in the double-sized debut of LEGACY OF LUTHER STRODE #1.The Legacy of Luther Strode Continue reading LUTHER STRODE RETURNS

Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Green Lantern New Gods Godhead #1Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Written by Van Jensen, Justin Jordan, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, and Cullen Bunn

Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Martin Coccolo, Goran Sudzuka, Chriscross, and Pete Woods

Its finally here. Ever since the Source Wall first showed up all the way at the beginning of Venditti’s run, it has been simply a matter of time before Kirby’s New Gods made their way into the Green Lantern line and here is where it happens. Highfather has been searching for that Life Equation for a really long time, and now he knows where to find it. Continue reading Review: Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead #1

Review: Green Lantern: New Guardians #32

New Guardians 32
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #32
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a new terror in the universe as the body-snatching Psions are introduced to The New 52! In space you can – and will – hear a New Guardian scream!

A Guardian and an entire world are abducted. Kyle Rayner, the all-powerful White Lantern, is missing in action after his fight with Mogo’s evil brother. On top of this, Carol Ferris is left to watch after the rest of the Guardians who prove to be just as bad at making decisions as their evil predecessors, albeit for different reasons. Things just aren’t looking up for everyone.

The Good

For the most part, this book has greatly benefited under the writing of Justin Jordan. He has infused into the book a great sense of moral ambiguity and difficult decision making in recent story lines that remind me a lot of episodes of Star Trek. These stories don’t always work, but its nice to see a DC book tackle difficult questions instead just being about beating up the bad guy. What is especially great about this issue is that it displays how flawed the new guardians are. Whereas before, the old guardians made decisions purely based on logic, these guardians also use emotion. In fact, they are blinded by emotion the entire issue in their desperate quest to find their missing friend. Its just refreshing and different. Plus, Brad Walkers art inside the Psion Spaceship is just amazing. That is one messed up alien, folks.

The Bad

I still don’t know how I feel about Carol Ferris falling head over heels for Kyle. It just doesn’t feel right and Kyle’s inability to even recognize it is starting to get annoying. On top of that, Kyle is almost not in this issue at all. I know the book is called New Guardians, but this is Kyle’s book and not having him in it this month is a real bummer. The only real complaint I have on the art is that Carol’s face sometimes just looks plain weird. Walker can draw some pretty aliens, but got the human female face wrong. Its only in a few panels, though, so not a big deal.

The Verdict

Overall, not a bad book. Its missing Kyle which is a bummer and Carol constantly nagging the Guardians can get a little annoying, but overall this was a solid issue that set up what is hopefully an amazing issue 33. If you are a Lantern fan, then pick this one up.

Story: 3 out of 5
Art: 3 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5