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Marvel’s ‘Last Days’ Are Upon Us

The LAST DAYS Come For More Heroes This June!

‘Ms. Marvel’, ‘Silver Surfer’, ‘The Punisher’ & ‘Black Widow’ Begin Their LAST DAYS Story Arcs!

The skies grow dark and the end is nigh. Everything they know is about to come to an end. Fledgling heroes, soldiers and beings of pure cosmic energy alike face the end this June. And there is no coming back. Today, Marvel is pleased to present the first issues of four blockbuster LAST DAYS stories, leading in to the highly-anticipated Secret Wars. Beginning in June, be there as these heroes face their final hours and the obliteration of the Marvel Universe! Continue reading Marvel’s ‘Last Days’ Are Upon Us

Covered: June 18th, 2014

Sometimes you just want to see hot comic book shelf porn. Well, we’ve got you COVERED! Here’s the best comic book covers of the week.

Batman & Robin #32 by Mick Gray

Batman and Robin 32

Batwoman #32 by Rafael Albuquerque

Batwoman 32

Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever #1 by Juan Ortiz

Star Trek - City on the Edge of Forever 1

The Punisher #7 by Mitch Gerads

The Punisher 7

Silver Surfer #3 by Michael Allred

Silver Surfer 3

Elektra #3 by Mike Del Mundo

Elektra 3

Review: Silver Surfer #1

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Silver Surfer #1

Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Mike Allred

Once again the fabled former Herald of Galactus has received another monthly title. This time is couple with a new mysterious girl whom he doesn’t even know. Dan Slott in my personal opinion is a terrible person for the things he’s done on Spider-Man. Terrible things aside he’s really coming through with interesting story. In this title he takes a crack at the Surfer where we last left him gliding through the universe looking to pay retribution for his past sins as a Herald. A mysterious place known as the Impericon is in need of help and ask him to be there Champion. the Surfer is amazed to have never heard of them, and to find out no Herald or Galactus himself can find out about the Impericon. Meanwhile on Earth a young girl by the name of Dawn, the boring one of twins. A girl content to live the rest of her life working a Bed and Breakfast by the shore. When these two worlds collide neither of them know why!

The Good

Honestly I am one of the biggest Mike Allred fans left. Madman waspire and total genius. The Atomics was pure brilliance. I always look forward to what Mike Allred is doing next. I’ve gotta say this issue had a lot of cool things to bring to the table which I’m sure will be address as the tittle unfolds. the whole double introduction with Dawn taking her guests through a tour of the Bed and Breakfast on the tops of the page while Surfer was tour the Impericon on the bottom of the page was solid layout. I think Slott really hit the nail on the head with how to go about writing the Surfer doesn’t seem as disconnect as he’s been written in the past.

The Bad

As far as first issues go this was a great start to hopefully a good title! The premise which had been solicited hasn’t really been introduce into this title yet. I don’t see how this homebody girl is gonna be the one to push the Surfer to take her all over space. I know its nitpicking nut honestly thought that’s what the previews told me. And really and impossible city the Heralds and Galactus can’t find, seemed a little silly. But I will say the city looked really cool. I will also throw out there that Mike Allred’s art simply isn’t for everyone. The classic style in this modern age simply doesn’t hold up with everyone and I totally get that.

The Verdict

I really liked this first issue. It did not wow me on story but it did entice me. I’m gonna give the next issue another shot. And if it goes anything like this issue I will most likely be picking this title up until it falls victim to the Surfer cancellation curse. I really like the collaboration Slott and Allred put forth into this title. Scott’s weird storytelling really goes hand in hand with Allred’s art style. Really makes me hope they take this title to the places it needs to go!

This issue gets 3 ladybug dresses out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 26, 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: Silver Surfer #1

While Dan Slott may be a terrible person he still has always had the ability to tell a good story with silly concepts. This doesn’t sound like it’s gonna be a silly title actually! Surfer traveling through space exploring moral dilemmas with a young woman. Honestly if Mike Allred is doing the art I will pick it up. I was a huge Madman/Atomics fan so believe me when I say I’ll buy anything the man draws. That all being said I’ve always been drawn to the Silver Surfer, goofy name aside he’s one of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s most interesting creations and totally underused/misused. I’m not say this gonna be the most gripping title but I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

Silver Surfer

SILVER SURFER #1
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by MICHAEL ALLRED
VARIANT COVER BY FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
ANIMAL VARIANT BY CHRIS SAMNEE
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“NEW DAWN”
The universe is big. Bigger than you could ever imagine. And the SILVER SURFER, the lone sentinel of the skyways, is about to discover that the best way to see it… is with someone else.
Meet the Earth Girl who’s challenged the Surfer to go beyond the boundaries of the known Marvel U– into the strange, the new, and the utterly fantastic!
Anywhere and Everywhere… Hang On! THE SILVER SURFER
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer: Uncanny Avengers #18

Everything has been leading up to this! Planet X! The ride through this alternate-timeline mapped out by not-quite-superstar-writer Rick Remender has been nothing short of brilliant, and I simply cannot wait to see what happens next. The Apocalypse Twins’ plans seemed to have come off without much of a hitch, and I’m anxious to see what everyone who survived the mayhem has been up to, as well as how Kang is going to fix this mess! Surely, he’s not going to leave ALL those Avengers dead is he? IS HE?!

Uncany Avengers 18

Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW!
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by DANIEL ACUÑA
VARIANT COVER BY IN-HYUK LEE
DEADPOOL VARIANT BY ROB GUILLORY
ANIMAL VARIANT BY KATIE COOK
CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
“AVENGE THE EARTH” Part One
Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great—presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their “No More Humans” campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok! Witness the fate of the Uncanny Avengers–who survived the Apocalypse Twins’ plot, and how?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Amazing X-Men #5

Jason Aaron’s and Ed McGuinness’ romp through the afterlife reaches its conclusion this week, bringing an end to their first story arch. This story has been a ton of fun so far, and I’m anxious to see if they end it on a high note. Also, we’ve been going through Nightcrawler withdrawals for quite a while now, and this book has our fix.

Amazing X-Men 5

AMAZING X-MEN #5
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ED MCGUINNESS
• Nightcrawler and his pirate band of X-Men take on Azazel and his hellish hordes!
• One of the X-Men must make the ultimate sacrifice!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Batman: The Dark Knight #29

Three words: The Freakin’ Man-Bat! Three more words: Ethan van Sciver! Put them together and that’s 6 awesome words! This arc has been fun so far, and if the end lives up to the rest of the story this is going to be a great one. A new creative jumps on this book next issue, so look for some greatness from Hurwitz in wrapping this whole thing up.

Batman TDK 29

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #29
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale MARCH 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
The savagery of Man-Bat reaches a horrifying peak this final issue of the series!

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Bonus Picks

Avengers #27

I feel like I’ve waited an eon since last months issue. The All-New Avengers origin is coming, the fight with the New Adaptoids is going doing! Hickman promises a science war in the solicitation! I’m beyond stoked on the next issue in this incredibly wonderful run on Avengers

Avengers 27

AVENGERS #27
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MIKE DEODATO

“ADAPT OR DIE”
• The secret behind the All-New Avengers revealed!
• The science war overtakes the world(s).
• All the answers to the questions you wished remained hidden.
• The collision of Avengers and New Avengers is imminent.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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New Avengers #16

That’s right one week later we get the immediate next step in what Jonathan Hickman is doing with my favorite Marvel title right now! Namor and Panther to make amends finally realizing just what lies ahead and the war now seemingly trivial! Can the Illumaniti really stop what has systematically destroyed other members of the multiverse, or are they just in over there heads like many of the alternate versions of them we’ve seen prior issues?! Unlike some of my counterparts I’m looking very forward to Hickman’s immediate response to the last issue.

New Avengers 16

NEW AVENGERS #16.NOW
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by Rags Morales
Cover by Mike Deodato
VARIANT COVER by Rags Morales
“THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WORLD ENDED”
No more bloodshed. To save their nations, the proud Black Panther and the arrogant Namor have sued for peace. As members of the Illuminati, the secret organization made up of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful heroes, they must work together to stop the extinction of the entire universe! But are their amends too little too late? There’s no turning back for the Illuminati after this issue – and they’ll pay the price for their sins.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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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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