New 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: June 10th, 2015
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
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.
The first issue of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s feminist sci-fi exploitation riff slated for second printing
New 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: January 14th, 2015
New 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 10th, 2014
New 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: August 13th, 2014
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 #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!
Gaumer: All-New 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
Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?
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CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
KELLY SUE DECONNICK
DAVID LOPEZ (A/C)
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 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.
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.
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