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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: September 17th, 2014

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Top o’ the Lot: Marvel Comics of 2014 (so far)

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It’s quite difficult for me to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2014, and it’s been an incredible six months of comic books. From the Big 3 publishers of Marvel, DC, and Image, to the lesser known independent publishers, the first half of 2014 has been chock full of comic book awesomeness. Since we’re such big comic fans here at Outright Geekery, we’d be negligent in our geekly duties if we didn’t put a spotlight on the best of these books from all of these great publishers, and we’re starting this 4 week series of Tops o’ the Lot with Marvel Comics. So, without further ado, Excelsior! Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: Marvel Comics of 2014 (so far). Continue reading Top o’ the Lot: Marvel Comics of 2014 (so far)

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: June 18th, 2014

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Jules: The Wicked + The Divine #1

The creative team behind last years Young Avengers are back with an all new indie title. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have once again joined forces to deliver a wonderfully honest and illustrious story! Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. This just sounds like its gonna be a cool read and it more than likely will.

The Wicked and the Divine #1

The Wicked + The Divine #1

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Colored By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Variant Cover By: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Cover Price: $3.50

Digital Price: $2.99
Published: June 18, 2014

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.


Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #23

We finally reach the epic conclusion of The Last Days of Midgard, with King Thor and our Thor doing their all to defend earth in parallel stories. With each passing month, this series continues to feature one of the best combinations of a writer and artist perfectly suited to the right character. I’m looking forward to a showstopping end.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #23
JASON AARON (WRITER) • Esad Ribic (ARTIST)
Cover by Agustin Alessio
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD Part Five
• Thor’s war to save the earth comes to its epic conclusion. In the far future, King Thor makes a dark decision that may save the day, but at what cost?
• And in present-day Broxton, Oklahoma, Thor makes a final stand against the forces of ROXXON, but not even a god can save everyone.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Christian: The New 52 – Futures End #7

The thing I like most about this weekly book from DC Comics is the way it’s slowly weaving multiple threads of mystery into what is lining up to be a very fun story, and doing that while making the expected slow-crawl of a weekly title interesting along the way. Although I’m really ready for this book to give me some meat with those potatoes, I think this is going to be the ish that cements Futures End as a must read story, and it’s on the top of my stack this week.

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THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #7
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The two halves of Firestorm encounter big troubles: some personal, some potentially deadly! And Plastique comes face to face with the DC Universe’s horrifying future! Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52!


Gaumer: Uncanny X-Men #22

Despite two weekly books from DC and Marvel’s Original Sin event in my stack this week, I’m really not that stoked about this week’s offerings. Uncanny X-Men has come to a fun point in its story, as Dazzler of all people is sure to be severely pissed off and out for some vengeance. I’d be upset too if I was kidnapped, drugged into a coma, and milked for mutant growth hormone. Look out, Mystique, things are about to get complicated.

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UNCANNY X-MEN #22
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (WRITER)
CHRIS BACHALO (ARTIST)
• The war between the Uncanny X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D. heats up!
• Can Cyclops and his team track down the source of this new brand of sentinels? And is S.H.I.E.L.D. really behind these attacks?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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Review: Thor: God of Thunder #22

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #22
JASON AARON (WRITER) • ESAD RIBIC (ARTIST)
Cover by JEE-HYUNG
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD – Part Four
• Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where’s King Thor…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Although Thor is one of Marvel’s most iconic characters, has had volume after volume of amazing stories associated with him, and probably has the highest profile he’s ever had thanks to the popularity of the Marvel movies, Thor: God of Thunder has been a wonderful and creative take on this long-time hero. Jason Aaron’s approach of exploring three distinct time periods in Thor’s history has been such a fun and exciting ride of a comic book series that any dip in the quality is more noteworthy than the release of yet another great issue. And so it was with Thor: God of Thunder #22. While it’s a great comic book, the comparison to the previous issues in the volume bring it down quite a few notches.

The Good

Like the vast majority of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s work on this title, issue #22 is a fun and strong comic book that uses the Thor of three different time periods to tell wonderfully comparative stories with feeling and meaning. This ish delves further into present-day Thor’s dealing with the Roxxon energy company’s unabashed pollution of the Earth, and sets that story next to future King Thor dealing with a Galactus coming to devour an ancient and desolate Earth. The duality of these two tales dealing with the destruction of the Earth in two very different ways makes for a compelling story with an importance that hearkens to Marvel’s historical trend of dealing with important, real-world events, however Jason Aaron is much more in-your-face with his tactics. It’s wonderfully refreshing to see something like man-made climate change being put front and center in a mainstream publication, but using a character as popular as Thor in the process is a great way to stress the importance of this world issue. But Aaron goes the extra mile in this depiction of Earth’s destruction from two different angles, and by showing Thor’s weakness in the face of both Roxxon’s CEO, and Galactus the writer displays the severity of climate change spectacularly. All this, of course, is brilliantly drawn by the great Esad Ribic, and the artist is hitting on all cylinders in this issue. Beautiful lines, wonderful details, and an epic scope brings the book together so very nicely. This single ish was by no means the best of the arc, however.

The Bad

With this ish being part 4 of 5 of The Last Days of Midgard story arc, the issue dragged a bit compared to the the other books in the run, and there were reveals that seemed more than a bit forced. Ulik the troll showing up and the last page reveal of Roxxon CEO as the Minotaur to Thor is a bit overdue and had almost no impact on the reader at all. Ulik may be an old-school Thor villain, but with all the new elements in this title seeing something else new would have been nice, and Aaron’s imagination could bring something great. Things feel a bit rushed in this ish, as well, and the whole Broxton being bought by Roxxon and turned into downtown Beijing on a smoggy day coupled with Thor being sued by Roxxon and banned from his own Earthly HQ has barely been explored. I’m sure the Roxxon shareholders wouldn’t be thrilled by a Minotaur CEO, and with that cat out of the bag the whole aspect of this story has reached its end. But if my only complaint is that the cool elements in this issue were only cool within this issue it’s not all that bad.

The Verdict

I hate to judge a book by the previous books in the current arc, but this issue doesn’t really stand on its own, requires previous reading, and simply isn’t as good as those required issues. There were plenty of cool concepts introduced, fun characterizations, and an amazingly well-done and important social statement, but nothing that seems will last into the next issue. The future King Thor half if this ish definitely saves it in the long run, it’s a mixed bag for the present-day Thor half of this ish, but that wasn’t enough to ruin it altogether.

Story: 3.5 Out of 5
Art: 4.5 Out 5
Overall: 3.5 Out of 5

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: May 21st, 2014

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Jules: Ultimate FF #2

Picking up the pieces as the Ultimate Universe is in disarray! New Jersey was destroyed by Galactus. S.H.I.E.L.D. was disassembled thanks to law suits. The original Ultimates have called it a day with a teen squad taking their place. The FF now are all that stands between destruction and the world. Iron Man, Falcon, Invisible Woman, Machine Man, and Doom?…. Yes this title is going in all the right places already. A kick in the pants the Ultimate Universe has needed for quite sometime! I’m picking it up and I’m hoping you do too!

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ULTIMATE FF #2
JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (WRITER) • MARIO GUEVARA (ARTIST)
Cover by MIKE McKONE
Artist Variant by FELIX RUIZ
“PALACE OF THE BRINE” (PART 1 of 2)
• A lavish vacation spot for the super-rich suddenly goes dark, with hundreds missing…
• And the only suspect is an old frenemy of the FANTASTIC FOUR
• Meanwhile, the truth of the team’s mysterious fourth member spells doom for another member of the team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #22

Maintaining its position as the king of my pull list, Thor: God of Thunder hits the shelves this week. This issue comes at a key point for both of our parallel story arches, as we now move on to the fallout of both Roxxon’s nefarious takeover and King Thor’s bout with Galactus. This title continues to impress month after month, and I have no reason to doubt that this issue will deliver as well.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #22
JASON AARON (WRITER) • ESAD RIBIC (ARTIST)
Cover by JEE-HYUNG
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD – Part Four
• Thor and SHIELD agent Roz Solomon vs. Ulik the troll! ROXXON vs. Broxton, Oklahoma! And in the far future, the Goddesses of Thunder take on Old Galactus! But wait, where’s King Thor…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Futures End #3

I know what you’re all thinking but yes I have a pick of the week. Futures end has been pretty interesting for me as a DC fan, and I’m hoping in this issue to see Terry finding out more about Brother Eye and how to stop this world changing event from ever happening. Hopefully we get all more action in this issue to balance out the death of a beloved archer.

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THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DAN JURGENS and MARK IRWIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!

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Gaumer: Forever Evil #7

Wait! What is that? It can’t be. I thought it was a myth, like Watchmen 2, or that Stan Lee is an actual LMD, but it’s happening. Forever Evil is finally wrapping up, and it’s about time. Delayed for at least 2 months, and subsequently throwing off the launch schedule of a huge part of the DC line, I’m still excited to see how they wrap this whole thing up. I DO have to go back and re-read the previous issues for a refresher, but I’m hoping that’s the worst part of this great, albeit really late, event.

Forever Evil 7

FOREVER EVIL #7
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 Robot Chicken variant
1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:50 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:100 Variant cover by GARY FRANK
On sale MAY 21 • 48 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $4.99 US • RATED T
It’s evil versus evil in the shocking “take-no-prisoners” conclusion to FOREVER EVIL! What will be the fate of Lex Luthor and his Injustice League? Who will live – and who will die? And why is The Hooded Man the most feared being from the Syndicate’s world? Do not miss this startling finale that will leave the DC universe reeling and reveal the secrets to the future!

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Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: April 16th, 2014

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Jules: Ultimate FF #1

I’ve gotta say I’m really looking forward to see what Fikalov does with his third of the Ultimate Universe. Coming off the heels of Cataclysm, the Ultimate Universe’s Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Falcon, Machine Man? do what our 616 FF did once: and that is build a foundation for the betterment of the future. I just think its awesome, especially since their S.H.I.E.L.D. is now defunct. The cast is cool, the concept seems solid, I’m looking forward to this one.

Ultimate FF 1

ULTIMATE FF #1
JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (WRITER) • MARIO GUEVARA (ARTIST)
Cover BY MIKE McKONE
VARIANT BY GIUSEPPE QUATTROCCHI
• The Future Foundation is all that stands between us and COMPLETE AND UTTER DOOM.
• Sue Storm, Tony Stark, Machine Man and Sam Wilson face the ONCOMING DESTRUCTION.
• A mysterious new member will join their ranks, whether they like it or not. Hint: They will not.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #21 Galactus punches All-Father Thor through the planet and breaks the moon. Nuff said.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21
JASON AARON (WRITER) • ESAD RIBIC (ARTIST)
Variant Cover by Ron Garney
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD, Part Three
• ROXXON strikes back!
• Broxton, Oklahoma under siege!
• The Minotaur shakes hands with the king of the trolls!
• And in the far future, King Thor is overwhelmed by the fury of Galactus!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Christian: Sinestro #1

As much as I’m looking forward to Batman Eternal #2, that’s probably going to be something I could say every week, and the move DC has made to give Sinestro his own title may just turn yellow light into gold. Surely this book is spinning out of Forever Evil, but I really want to see the direction Cullen Bunn plans on taking the character, and with Dale Eaglesham an art, it’ll be good either way.

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SINESTRO #1
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
1:25 Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he’s ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear…a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?

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Gaumer: Justice League #29

Yes, the Justice League is still a thing at DC Comics. Although it’s been bogged down in the creative quagmire that is Forever Evil, I’ve enjoyed the event overall, and at least some of the tie-ins, but JL has been one of the best. I’m excited to see the ball get rolling again, but I’m not sure if it’s because the event is so good or I just want it to be over already. Either way, this book is at the top of my stack this week.

Justice League 29

JUSTICE LEAGUE #29
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
The Crime Syndicate couldn’t kill him, but will Grid destroy him? Cyborg heads directly for the Syndicate with the Metal Men at his side. But can Vic Stone stop his cybernetic half? And how will this battle against the most brutal and evil beings in the universe change Cyborg and the Justice League?

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Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: March 19, 2014

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Jules: Daredevil #1

When Mark Waid first said he was ending his current run on Daredevil I was super sad. It would be an end to a very wonderful chapter in the The Man Without Fear’s life. Ironically, shortly thereafter he announced he would be writing this new run of Daredevil, taking to a place that Daredevil has not stepped foot in years…The West Coast. Daredevil in San Fran sounds like a furthered breath of air the character has needed. Not to take away from an already astounding run Waid just had with Matt Murdock in New York. I’m seriously looking forward to this fresh start.

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DAREDEVIL #1
MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA
75TH ANNIVERARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS
ANIMAL VARIANT BY CHRIS SAMNEE
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Join Marvel’s fearless hero as he begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in the sunny city of San Francisco! Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice, blind lawyer Matt Murdock—a.k.a. DAREDEVIL—protects the Golden City’s streets from all manner of evil. But big changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due. Hold on tight, because here comes Daredevil…the Man Without Fear!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer: The Fuse #2

The first issue of this crime drama in space was way heavy on the crime drama, and needed more sci-fi elements to really separate itself from other titles in the genre. So I’m hoping that this ish takes some risks and gives readers something truly different. I’m reading this first because, if it doesn’t live up to expectations now, it may be the last time Fuse even makes it into my stack.

The Fuse 2

THE FUSE #2
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
MARCH 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Two
Two dead cablers. Two MCPD murder police. One of them is an FGU. One vic leads to Midway City Hall. The other leads into the cables of SOLAR 1. The LT is furious. I-SEEC won’t help them. But the ME can.
“Someone want to run all that by me again? In English?”

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #20

The next installment of Aaron and Ribic’s Thor: God of Thunder hits the shelves this week, giving us parallel stories from Thor’s present and future. The modern Thor’s struggles against the insidious Roxxon corporation got off to a good start last issue, and I’m anxious to see where that goes next. And if you aren’t excited by the prospect of All-Father Thor throwing down with future Galactus on the barren husk of Earth, you quite frankly are dead on the inside.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #20
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY Nic Klein
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD Part Two
• Thor battles to save the Earth on two fronts.
• In the present day, Thor takes on Roxxon, the world’s most powerful and nefarious super-corporation. While in the far future, King Thor is all that stands between Old Galactus and the planet he’s been dying to eat for a very long time.
• Even if King Thor wins, is the Earth still doomed?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Bonus Pick: Ms. Marvel #2

Last month’s Ms. Marvel #1 brought us one of the most refreshing debuts to be seen in quite a while, and I hope to see this issue build off of that momentum. We’ll be picking right up where we left off as Kamala learns to cope with her mysterious new powers, and what a journey it promises to be!

Ms. Marvel 2

MS. MARVEL #2
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • ADRIAN ALPHONA (A)
Cover by Jamie McKelvie
ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY JORGE MOLINA
• As seen in the New York Times, CNN and other media outlets the world-over, the all-new Ms. Marvel has made her thunderous debut!
• Kamala Khan’s very ordinary life has suddenly become extraordinary. Is she ready to wield these strange and immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle?
• Critically acclaimed writer G. Willow Wilson (Air, Cairo) and fan-beloved artist Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) bring you the groundbreaking Marvel series that has set the world abuzz. Don’t miss history in the making.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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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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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: February 12th, 2014

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Jules: Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1

Just in time for the character’s silver screen debut! Rick Remender a writer whom I am a huge fan of, shows us some of what he was doing in the years after Bucky went missing. Coupled with Roland Boschi doing the art, I think this is going to be an awesome mini series!

Winter Soldier

WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 (of 5)
RICK REMENDER (W)
ROLAND BOSCHI (A)
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Animal Variant by Chris Eliopoulos
Artist variant by IN-HYUK LEE
1966: With Nick Fury missing, and presumed dead, global espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. sends secret agent Ran Shen to collect two Nazi scientists with the key to defining who wins the Cold War. But the Americans are not the only ones who want the high value scientists. The Soviets have opened the Red Room, releasing their most dangerous operative –The Winter Soldier, who unbeknownst to the world, is the presumed-dead partner of Captain America—Bucky Barnes! The brainwashed soldier’s mission: to acquire the scientists by any means or to kill them should they fall into American hands. This classic 60’s style, high-octane, spy pulp told at Cold War’s peak follows Ran Shen and his terrified scientists as they creep out of the shadow of East Berlin. Intrigue, adventure, romance and murder abound with ramifications that will shatter relationships in the modern-day Marvel Universe—including one with the Star Spangled Avenger himself!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Gaumer:  The Fuse #1

It’s not a very big week for me at the comic shelves, but I’ll be picking up a few books this Wednesday. Among them will be something new from Image Comics and writer Anthony Johnston, The Fuse, which is solicited as a traditional crime comic with the catch that the area being policed is a space station orbiting Earth at 22,000 miles. Different isn’t always good but this book looks quite promising. Look for my review coming in the next few days.

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THE FUSE #1
story ANTONY JOHNSTON
art / cover JUSTIN GREENWOOD
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough…it’s murder!
Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! Murder, mayhem, and mystery—22,000 miles straight up.

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Taylor: Thor: God of Thunder #19

This weeks new installment of Thor: GoT brings the return of artist Esad Ribic, who collaborated with Jason Aaron to create the now instant-classic Godbutcher and Godbomb arcs. I’m extremely excited to see the pair work together again, to the point of being borderline giddy.

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THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #19.NOW
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)
Variant Cover by Milo Manara
Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi
THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD begin NOW!
Thor, Asgardian God of Thunder, has always fought to save his adopted home of Earth. But who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? Thor’s mortal ally and environmental secret agent Roz Solomon has a few ideas. Namely the world’s largest and most nefarious energy company Roxxon, and its ruthless new CEO known as “The Minotaur.” Has the God of Thunder finally met his match, in the form of a multinational super-corporation? Meanwhile, many millennia ahead, a future version of Thor faces a very different battle to save what remains of the earth–a battle against the greatest villain the Marvel Universe has ever known—Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Crimson Chris: Batman #28

The last issue of Zero Year: Dark City is upon us. What has the brilliant mind of Scott Snyder left for us in his new origin of Gotham’s Dark Knight? I have high hopes it’s gonna be better than the conclusion of Death of the Family! Has been a cool update to one of the most over told origins in comic books today. Of course you can’t go wrong with Greg Capullo’s art. Even if you haven’t been enjoying the story, that art has been absolutely fantastic!

Batman #28

BATMAN #28
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
1:25 Steampunk variant cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY reaches its conclusion! The final chapter of Zero Year is almost upon us, and we’ve saved the best for last! What corners of Batman’s past will be revealed? And how will they impact his very near future? Find out here!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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Review: Thor God Of Thunder #15

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Thor God Of Thuder #15

Writer: Jason Aaron

Artist: Ron Garney

The hunt for Malekith continues, as Thor leads his new D&D party, I mean the League of Realms. Seriously though, A Dark Elf sorceress!A gun-toting Light Elf! A gargantuan Mountain Giant! A dwarf who loves dynamite! and a particularly surly troll, tell me that doesn’t scream D&D? Anyways their seems to roam in circles as they can barely stop fighting between themselves, Thor does his best to hold the team together but when one of them falls, could all the realms be soon to war?

The Good: The League of Realms is no doubt the most practical use of the huge world of Norse Mythology the Marvel Universe hasn’t tapped into really. A fresh breather compared to usual use of the Asgardian Pantheon put in to the game. The story moves smoothly as Jason Aaron tells the story he wants. Most writers seem to drag Malekith out but this being part three of five, it def felt like this was the issue to pick up. Ron Garney is downright the perfect man for the job with this arc. The art def gives it that RPG feel as you follow the League though the search!

The Bad: While this is a fun read, the previous arc, God Butcher, as so good, if not the Thor story to read. It seems to eclipse every issue. Don’t get me wrong, this is a def good title and this has been an awesome story with little bad. Just that man that last story was so much better. I will say some of the banter, while extremely funny, seems a bit obvious but could be better knowing Aaron’s body of work.

The Verdict: If you’re a Thor fan, this is the title you hath been waiting for since J. Michael Straczynski left the book a while ago. I down right love this title. I’m a huge fan of the League of Realms and hope they continue to exist long after the hunt for Malekith is over. I love it, pick it up!

-JulesTrue