Review: Convergence #0 Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King
Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Marcelo Maiolo
It is kind of hard to believe but April is already here and that means DC’s big universe shattering event Convergence is upon us. I know many comic fans, myself included, are very skeptical about this event and for good reason. Does DC really need another Crisis style event so soon after establishing the New 52? I can’t remember the last time I actually read anything from Dan Jurgens that was actually good. Why is a total newcomer like Jeff King writing a major event like this? All of these things really don’t give many readers much confidence going in to this event. Never fear, though. I hashed out the $4.99 this week so I will give you the low down on whether or not this is actually worth your time or whether you should save some money for two months.
Love is in the air for this week’s Top o’ the Lot. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this weeks list is looking at the romantic side of our favorite super heroes by counting down the best of the many relationships which have graced the world of comic books over the years. So without further ado, let’s count down the best comic book couples of all time! Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Top 5 Comic Book Couples→
From time to time Outright Geekery brings you a slanted and biased opinion on some trivially specific topic of geekery. We call it Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot.
Music is the heart and soul of film. Its importance simply cannot be understated. With just a few bars from the score a film can changes the mood completely, and a great soundtrack can take a movie-lover back to those onscreen moments without ever having to turn on a screen. And since we’re all about the geek, our movies of choice are of the comic book persuasion. So, without further ado, we just pick all of those, adore original songs, and can’t help but love the classics, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Comic Book Movie Soundtracks. Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Comic Book Movie Soundtracks→
This week Marvel has decided to put out a special five dollar .1 issue of the Avengers. Is this a necessary part of Hickman’s great epic? No. Is it worth the five bucks? Most likely not. Is it a good read, though? Actually, it is a really good read, but only if you like introspective thought and character development more than action. Continue reading Review: Avengers 34.1→
Written by Greg Pak Art by Aaron Kuder and Wil Quintana
Superman Doomed continues to roll along with the first part of it’s Superdoom story line. Superman, now almost completely overtaken by the Doomsday virus has flown into deep space to avoid hurting people only to find an unexpected ally. Meanwhile, Lana Lang and Steel launch themselves into space to track down the signal that is putting all of the residents of Smallville into a coma.
I am incredibly shocked at how not bad this Doomsday Superman event is. It has really put Superman into a difficult position as a person and as a hero, but has also allowed for the spotlight to shine on his supporting cast. Both Lana Lang and Steel both get big moments in this issue and I can’t even tell you last time Steel, let alone Lana Lang got this kind of positive exposure. They were great and I cant wait to read more of them later on. The supporting cast was even broadened some more to include the new Red Lantern Supergirl, who decides to set Superman on the pathleading to the baddie of the issue. The fight was cool and watching Superdoom just let loose on a planet was pretty awesome. There are a lot of things going on in the art department and all of it is good. Kuder’s depiction of Superdoom is suitably frightening and the destruction on Earth is chaotically beautiful.
Supergirl and Superdoom Superman had a very interesting interaction, but something was just off. Superman acted shocked when he saw her as a Red Lantern even though an entire issue of Red Lanterns was devoted to having Guy Gardener explain to Superman about Red Lantern Supergirl. Supergirl’s reaction to Superman was a little odd too. I know she is trying to help him make the best of a bad situation, but he is infected with freaking Doomsday. No good is gonna come out of that.