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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: June 10th, 2015

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CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 Soars Over The WARZONES! This June

They are the elite. The best of the best. And this June they are rocketing into Secret Wars for a high-flying, explosive adventure. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from Blockbuster Captain Marvel creative team Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez along with Marvel newcomer Kelly Thompson! Continue reading CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 Soars Over The WARZONES! This June

Marvel Brings ‘Captain Marvel and The Carol Corps’ to Secret Wars

CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 Takes to the Skies Over the WARZONES! This June!

They are the elite. They are the best of the best. And this June they are rocketing into Secret Wars in CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 – an all-new Secret Wars series! Blockbuster Captain Marvel creators Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez join Marvel newcomer Kelly Thompson for a high-flying tour of Battleworld from the inside of a cockpit!

Welcome to Hala Field, where if you’ve got the guts – if you’ve got the moxie – you just might make it as a member of the Carol Corps. The chosen few, the proud, the brightest pilots of all – the Carol Corps defend Hala Field from the worst Battleworld has to offer.

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Preview: BITCH PLANET #2

BitchPlanet02_CoverBITCH PLANET #2
STORY BY

Kelly Sue DeConnick
ART BY
Valentine De Landro
COVER BY
Valentine De Landro
PUBLISHER

IMAGE COMICS
COVER PRICE
$3.50
RELEASE DATE
JANUARY 28, 2015

Now framed for murder INSIDE the prison, Kam is offered leniency if she’ll train her crew for a death sport bout against a visiting team of male prisoners. From 2014 Best Writer Eisner nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DeLANDRO (X-Factor) with colorist CRIS PETER (CASANOVA).

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Bitch Planet #1 Gets Second Printing

BITCH PLANET TAKES NO PRISONERS
The first issue of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s feminist sci-fi exploitation riff slated for second printing
Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY) and Valentine De Landro’s (X-Factor) highly anticipated BITCH PLANET hit stores and lit up social media with its #noncompliant message and its show-stopping storyline. Now it’s being fast-tracked to a second printing in order to meet customer demand.
BitchPlanet01_CoverAA science fiction take on the Women-in-Prison exploitation cinema trope, BITCH PLANET follows five prisoners on an all-female penal planet, ready to make their escape by way of a gladiatorial exhibition against a team of visiting male prisoners. There are five women—all ridiculous and real—and all very different. One shouldn’t be there. The other four are unrepentant and guilty as Hell.BITCH PLANET #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.BITCH PLANET #1, 2nd printing arrives in stores on 2/11 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code DEC148092.BITCH PLANET #2 hits stands on 1/28 and can be ordered with Diamond Code NOV140643.

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: January 14th, 2015

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: December 10th, 2014

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: August 13th, 2014

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 9th, 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: All-New X-Men #25

Brian Michael Bendis is bringing another giant collaborative issue this week. Regular artist Stuart Immonen is joined by Art Adams, Bruce Timm, Dan Hipp, David Mack, David Marquez, J. Scott Campbell, Jake Parker, Jason Shiga, J.G. Jones, Jill Thompson, Kent Williams, Lee Bermejo, Maris Wicks, Max Wittert, Paul Smith, Rafael Grampa, Robbi Rodriguez, Ronnie Del Carmen, and Skottie Young, so this issue is bound to at least look awesome! Coming off the heels of the Trial of Jean Grey, a crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy, we find the original X-Men in disarray. Young Cyclops has left the team to pursue adventure with his father in space, leaving X-23 to help lead the team. Jean having now discovered a new side to her powers, which just may match her Phoenix abilities. Will Beast now swoop in on Jean now that Cyclops is gone? Is everyone gonna start paying attention to Angel? I really cannot wait to see what Iceman has to say about all of this. Grab this issue.

All-New X-Men 25

ALL-NEW X-MEN #25
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (Writer)
ISSUE #25 – STUART IMMONEN, ART ADAMS, BRUCE TIMM, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, SKOTTIE YOUNG, RAFAEL GRAMPA AND MORE! (Artist)
ISSUE #25 –
• OVER-SIZED 25th ISSUE!
• Artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical comic book artist hall of fame for this special landmark issue!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Jesse: East of West #11

It’s hard not to look forward to the beautiful alternate American History Epic that has been Jonathan Hickman’s East of West. As Death grows closer to finding his son, the mysterious Judge looks to step in as the next trial. With the Chosen continuing to make a mess of the known world, I honestly can’t say I know what’s gonna happen next?! I can say I can’t wait to finish the issue and stare at Nick Dragotta’s seriously brilliant art he provides for this title. Every issue has been worth every cent. If you haven’t touched this title you need the trades, and everything that leads to this issue.

East of West 11

EAST OF WEST #11
story JONATHAN HICKMAN
art / cover NICK DRAGOTTA
MARCH 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $3.50
“THE NATION, XIAOLIAN”
The Bride of Death makes her first moves in the great game of Nations. The Chosen begin to splinter.

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Taylor: Captain Marvel #2

Issue #2 of Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel hits the shelves this week, continuing the title character’s adventures through space. With the plot picking up steam and the venue expanding to cosmic proportions, this issue promises to be a lot of fun. And honestly, it’s hard to not like a book where the main character names her cat “Chewie”.

Captain Marvel 2

CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
Kelly Sue DeConnick (Writer) • DAVID LOPEZ (Artist)
Artist Variant by J.G. Jones
• Higher, faster, further…. WAR?!
• Captain Marvel forges towards the final frontier—and is thrown into the frontlines of battle.
• Can this half-alien survive in an all alien-world?
• The breakout hit of 2012 makes a glorious return!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Batman Eternal #1

This is a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. If any single character in the DC Universe deserves a weekly title, it’s the Dark Knight himself, Batman. I’m expecting a face-paced, entertaining story that not only makes this first issue a must-read but also shows some building for the future. They’ve got a lot of issues to fill in this series, and if they want to sell all those issues this first one is going to have to be awesome. So look for it to be.

Batman Eternal

BATMAN ETERNAL #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, JOHN LAYMAN, RAY FAWKES and TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
1:50 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Don’t dare miss the start of the Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the month to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law!

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Gaumer: All-New Ghost Rider #2

Ghost rider #2

There were moments in Ghost Rider issue #1 where my jaw dropped and I audibly gasped at the speed and beauty of Tradd Moore’s amazing work on art, and I have the highest confidence that he will be repeating that brilliance with issue #2 of All-New Ghost Rider. Writer Felipe Smith was no slouch on the story from ish #1, either, and I’m really excited to learn more about the newest Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, as we go on this life-altering journey along with him. There’s plenty of questions leftover from the first ish of this series, and I’m ready to get to some answers.

ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER #2
FELIPE SMITH (Writer) • TRADD MOORE (Artist)
Variant by FELIPE SMITH
Vehicle Variant by Pop MHAN
“ENGINES OF VENGEANCE” PART 2
• ROBBIE REYES has been given a new awesome power but can the teen handle it or will it drive him to a path of destruction?
• Who owns the HAUNTED RACE CAR and what will they do to get it back?
• What are the PINK PILLS and who is behind their creation?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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

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Review: Captain Marvel #1

Captain Marvel #1

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
KELLY SUE DECONNICK (W)
DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
32 PGS.
Rated T+
$3.99

The one, the only, Carol Danvers is back! It’s funny because I didn’t realize she left in the first place. Oh, I knew she was there before. People couldn’t stop ranting and raving about the amazing job Kelly Sue DeConnick was doing with Captain Marvel, a character that was never really able to carve out her own personal niche. Alas, Captain Marvel’s groundbreaking last run was canceled a month or so ago and was then relaunched with this first issue of Captain Marvel, and all I can ask myself is “why?” Why cancel a book that has reached a certain standard of success and begin a new volume? Honestly, I can’t figure it out, and this first issue of Captain Marvel makes almost no sense at all in its own context.

The Good

The art in this book is very strong, quite consistent, and does a great job of carrying a story full of flashbacks, alien worlds, and superhero shenanigans. The writing was equally nice, with each and every character coming off as authentic, and each and every scene transitioning nicely to the next. This first ish was supposed to set up Carol’s whole “journey of self” via journey through space adventure; culminating with her joining the Guardians of the Galaxy at some point; and that aspect of this new direction for the character showed nicely. Despite this being an issue #1, however, it felt more like the last issue of a run, not the first.

The Bad.

Although the book begins with Captain Marvel on an alien planet with some unknown alien cohorts, the majority of the issue is a flashback, giving some closure to what I can only assume were things that occurred in the previous volume of Captain Marvel. Now that’s all fine and good for readers of THAT comic, but this was NOT that comic. This was supposed to be something new to attract new readers, and it was nothing more than an homage to a previous piece of work, and a reward for long-time readers. While I’m really happy for those devoted readers, this first issue of a new volume did nothing to help attract new readers, which should be the goal of a new volume and a #1. It felt more like a blatant bait and switch and abuse of the relaunch than I have experienced in quite some time.

The Verdict

This was a great comic book, but a really bad first issue. If this had been the bridging title between two story arcs it may have been closer to a perfect comic, but because of the terrible presentation and misdirection of an assumed relaunch, everything just fell flat. I love Carol Danvers as a character, and I can’t wait until she joins the Guardians, but Captain Marvel #1 was not the book I was looking for, did not feel like the first issue of a new volume, and should not have been released as such. Issue #2 promises to be a true “first issue” story, but I’m not going to be taking the chance.

Story: 2 out of 5
Art: 3.5 out of 5
Overall: 2.5 out of 5