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
It’s that time of year again, dear readers: time to ring in the new year by taking stock of the old. With this in mind, those of us here at OG have been busy looking back at all that 2014 had to offer and separating the good from the best. And since comics are kind of our bread and butter, we’ve got quite few opinions on those. This is true for me as well, so it’s time for me to put in my two cents by ranking the best of the best from our favorite medium. So without further ado, let’s take a look at my picks for the Top 5 comics of 2014! Continue reading Taylor’s Top 5 Comics of 2014
Outright Geekery continues its rundown of the year that was 2014, and I’m sticking with comic books again, but this time it’s my favorite artists of the year. Man, there were so many pretty pictures, so much great art, this year that it was nigh impossible to come up with a short list. So, I made a long list featuring my favorite artists of the whole year, and instead of some long, drawn-out critique of how awesome these folks are at drawing lines on paper, here’s the list and some of their best stuff from the year. I implore you to click the images to make them larger, and behold the most awesome art of the entire year. Continue reading Gaumer’s Top Comic Book Artists of 2014
It’s been quite a long time since a comic book has come along that I can’t stop raving about; a comic that every other book I’m currently reading gets compared to; a book that leaves me devastated that I have to wait for next month’s issue. Currently, that comic book is Lazarus by Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, and Santi Arcas. The world they’ve created is so intricate and the characters so amazingly complex and compelling that Lazarus is by far my favorite book right now. And issue #13 is by far my favorite issue of the series. There will be spoilers in this review, but here’s our preview. Continue reading Review: Lazarus #13
“CONCLAVE,” Part Three
Surrounded by decadent luxury, the Conclave of the 16 Families continues. As new alliances are formed and old ones destroyed, Forever is dispatched by her father with a uncharacteristically straightforward mission: kill her brother, Jonah.
I read a whole lot of comics, and despite both DC and Marvel putting out a lot more books per month, the vast majority of the books I read are from Image Comics. The creator-owned publisher just puts out so much great stuff. With all that great stuff coming out ever month, however, it’s real easy for the occasional amazing book to fall through the cracks and miss my ever-watchful eye. And so it was with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As a matter of fact, if it wasn’t for the great bunch of geeks over at the Image Comics Fans Facebook group I may have never picked this book up. But I did pick up Lazarus, and after reading the volume 1 hardcover it quickly became one of my favorite books of the year. Here’s our preview.
IMAGE COMICS TO RELEASE DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION OF LAZARUS IN NOVEMBER
Collects first two arcs of New York Times bestseller by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
In the Image Comics series LAZARUS, the world has become a feudal state: a few wealthy families control all of the resources, while all other people amount to, if they’re lucky, loyal vassals or serfs. But most are destitute, unprotected, and desperate — what the privileged call “Waste.” This is the world of the New York Times bestselling series by Greg Rucka (Whiteout, Gotham Central, Wonder Woman, Atticus Kodiak novels) and Michael Lark (Gotham Central, Daredevil, SCENE OF THE CRIME), which is now being collected into a deluxe hardcover edition, out in November.