Recently, an opportunity presented itself to interview the creative team behind the Image Comics series Sinergy, Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma. Michael and Taki answered our questions on a wide range of topics, from Sinergy to the Powers show on the Playstation Network, and offers some teases on upcoming projects. Continue reading Outright Geekery Q&A: Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma
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. Continue reading COVERED: February 4th, 2014
SKOTTIE YOUNG LENDS CREATIVE ENERGIES TO SINERGY
The bestselling artist’s take on issue #5
of the hot new monster-fighting Shadowline series
Bestselling artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, forthcoming I HATE FAIRYLAND) will lend his characteristically colorful take on Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS, THE MICE TEMPLAR) and Taki Soma’s (UNITED STATES OF MURDER, INC., Rapture) hot new paranormal series SINERGY for issue five. The Young cover depicts Jess, weapon in hand and death-to-monsters on the brain.
Sinergy is a new series from Image Comics that I picked up last month because I liked the concept behind it. In a nutshell, it’s coming of age story. The main character is Jess, a teenage girl that learns she’s a seer after losing her virginity. A seer is a person that can see monsters disguised as people. Now she’s facing the choice of either going to college or taking up the family business of killing monsters. Decisions, decisions. Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Taki Soma, Sinergy has the makings of great series, which mixes a little bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and They Live into a teenage angst-ridden story with monster slaying on the side. Oeming’s art pulls off a strange mix of being dark and broody while being lively, almost perfectly matching the tone of the book. The art reminds me of a strange cross between Mike Mignola and Mike Allred, two of my favorite artists, which is a big plus. See our Sinergy #2 preview. Continue reading Review: Sinergy #2
MICHAEL AVON OEMING & TAKI SOMA
MICHAEL AVON OEMING & TAKI SOMA
A. MICHAEL AVON OEMING
B. MICHAEL ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED
DECEMBER 10, 2014
Monster hunting is tough on families, especially when it’s a secret! Jess can’t believe her boyfriend may be the same monster her father warned her about! Also in this issue, a back-up story about monster men written and drawn by TAKI SOMA!
Special incentive cover by superstars MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED!
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
FROM THE CO-CREATOR OF THE HIT SERIES POWERS!
Jess was on her way to college with an athletic scholarship—until her first sexual experience enabled her to see inter-dimensional monsters who live secretly among us and feed on SINERGY (energies emitted by sin)!
Oh, and did we mention that her boyfriend is one of them and that her father wants her to start hunting these monsters with him?