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Preview: ‘Avengers: Rage of Ultron’ OGN

Ultron Unleashed! A New Lettered Look at AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!

Two generations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes rise to the challenge and come face-to-face with the Avengers greatest villain in AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON, the can’t miss original graphic novel coming to comic shops and book stores this week! New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) re-teams with critically acclaimed artists Jerome Opeña (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) and Pepe Larraz (Kanan: The Last Padawan) to take heroes old and new to the brink of destruction in a story that will redefine Ultron and have long reaching effects for the Avengers!

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Review: Uncanny Avengers #2

Review: Uncanny Avengers #2

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Daniel Acuña

Something went wrong when the Avengers Unity Squad tried to teleport to Counter-Earth to find Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Now the entire team is spread out all over Counter-Earth and in dire straights because the High Evolutionary has genocide on his mind. So has Remender’s Uncanny Avengers epic risen from it Axis ashes to reclaim the glory it once had or is it an unfocused mess like the last issue?

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Review: Uncanny Avengers #1

Late last year I made a decision to drop most of the Marvel Comics I was currently reading and not pick up most of the new titles the publisher was launching for the foreseeable future. My problem was a lot of ‘change for change sake’ and a complete lack of adequate follow-through in the aftermath of events. Marvel puts so much effort into their event books, yet, once the event has ended, they usually ignore most of the ‘world-shaking’ things that happened during the event. There’s just no follow-through, and the events come so quickly that there’s almost no time for readers to catch a breath. I really needed to take a breath! So, while I didn’t read Rick Remender’s AXIS event at all, I got the gist of character inversion, as well as the huge reveal revolving around a couple of mutant siblings, and I was truly interested in seeing where Remender went with his AXIS aftermath. Unfortunately, the writer only cemented my overall reasoning for moving away from Marvel books in the first place. While Uncanny Avengers #1 is a strong setup for discovering the mystery revealed at the end of AXIS, there’s some directions this ish goes, and doesn’t go, that leave me overall disappointed.

(Note: There will be spoilers in this review! You’ve been warned.) Continue reading Review: Uncanny Avengers #1

Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: January 28th, 2015

outright-geekery Logo NewNew 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 28th, 2015

Marvel Shows Off Age of Ultron Movie Variants

 Assemble Your Own Avengers With Epic Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Movie Variants!

Before Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against Ultron in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st 2015, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the action with these epic Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Variants in April.

Originally debuting at Comic-Con International 2014, these epic pieces of theatrical concept art by Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen & Andy Park combine to form one stunning image of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes locked in combat against Ultron’s massive army. Coming to eight Marvel comics in the month of April, these covers are just like the Avengers – better when assembled! Continue reading Marvel Shows Off Age of Ultron Movie Variants

Preview: Rage of Ultron OGN

Ultron Unleashed In Your New Look at AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!

Superstars Rick Remender & Jerome Opena Reunite For Epic Original Graphic Novel

Two generations of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes rise to the challenge and come face-to-face with the Avengers greatest villain in AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON, the can’t miss original graphic novel coming to comic shops and book stores this April! New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) re-teams with critically acclaimed artists and frequent collaborator Jerome Opeña (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) to take heroes old and new to the brink of destruction in a story that will redefine Ultron and have long reaching effects for the Avengers!

Avengers_Rage_of_Ultron_OGN_CoverAVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN (DEC140948)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by JEROME OPEÑA
FOC – 01/05/15, On-Sale – 04/01/15

Time and again, Ultron has reformed himself. Each time more vicious and destructive than the last. Today, he has returned, unleashing his destructive fury upon Saturn’s moon Titan – home of the superpowered race of Eternals and birthplace of Thanos the Mad. With the Eternals decimated, and Ultron gaining complete control over Titan’s central computer core, there is nothing to stop Planet Ultron! Continue reading Preview: Rage of Ultron OGN

Preview: Uncanny Avengers #1

Earth’s Mightiest Reforged – Your First Look at
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1!

This January, a new Unity Squad will be formed for a new age. New team. New mission. New threats. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at UNCANNY AVENGERS #1, the explosive new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña!

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 (NOV140703)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art & Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Teaser Variant by DANIEL ACUÑA (NOV140706)
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV140708) & GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (NOV140704)
Inhumans 50th Anniversary Variant by LADRÖNN(NOV140705)
Welcome Home Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA (NOV140707)
FOC – 01/05/14, On-Sale – 01/28/14 Continue reading Preview: Uncanny Avengers #1

Review: AXIS #3

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Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Lenil Francis Yu

Now AXIS feels like the exact counter to what was AvX. Based from Remender’s Uncanny Avengers the X-Men and Avengers have teamed together to take down their new foe the Red Onslaught. The Red Skull has taken having Xavier’s Brain to a whole new level. Using Sentinels that Iron Man apparently invented during the Civil War(He no longer remembers any of that.)  The stage has been set, the heroes failed. Now the villians have the floor and begin they showdown with the more than your standard evil Onslaught. Continue reading Review: AXIS #3

Review: Axis #1

Axis #1Review: Axis #1

Written by Rick Remender

Art by Adam Kubert, Laura Martin, and Matt Milla

Even though we just got finished with disappointing Original Sin and have barely explored its ramifications on the Marvel Universe, Marvel and Remender have decided to begin their next big event and here it is. Magneto has killed the Red Skull only for Red Onslaught to take his place and he is using his mental powers to fuel hate riots across the world! Can the Avengers and the X-Men stop being annoying long enough to band together and stop this threat, or will they let past issues become a wedge between them for Red Onslaught to manipulate?

The Good

Well, I’ve seen worse ideas for an event. If you have been following Uncanny Avengers then this event is probably epic stuff since it has been building to this since the very first story arc. All of the personal interactions in this issue with actual emotional weight were really well done. The highlight of this issue for me is the Havok, Cyclops, Magneto, and Genesis conversation. It put to rest, at least for now, a lot of the long standing problems that the X-Men have been having and was just really well written.

Adam Kuberts art was pretty on point for the most part. There were a few panels here and there that were a little wishy washy, especially for such a high profile of an event book, but the art was good. It has a slightly more sketchy and cartoony feel then what we have been seeing lately from Marvel so I have no problem with them doing something a little different.

The Bad

I hope you have at least some passing knowledge of the events that have occurred in Remender’s Uncanny Avengers because you might have some problems understanding the plot if you don’t. This issue is weird because if feels like if is dropping you into the middle of an event right off the bat. Red Onslaught is just there already causing a ruckus with only really a passing explanation of how he came to be that is honestly so ridiculous that it could probably confuse some people even more. I’m all for building events off of story lines from ongoing books, but Remender and Marvel had to have known that Axis would be a major jumping on point for people so the lack of true explanations in favor of action was a little disappointing.

The other issue I had with this issue was an issue that I had with Remender’s latest Captain America. The Avengers are annoying and completely unfunny. I just wanted to bash my head against my desk the entire time I was reading the Plantman encounter. They are not all Spider-man. They don’t all need to be making incredibly terrible joke all of the time. It is just annoying, seems fake, and draws me out of the experience. Just stop it.

The Verdict

If you have been following Uncanny Avengers since its inception all the way at the beginning of Marvel Now! then Axis #1 is the epic you have been waiting for. If haven’t picked up a single Uncanny Avengers issue, then Axis #1 will totally confuse you due to its lack of explanation. Aside from that, Adam Kubert’s art is mostly on point and Remender’s writing is compelling when he is focusing on his Unity Squad. Unfortunately, it is also annoying when he focuses on everybody else.

Story: 3 out of 5

Art: 4 out of 5

Overall: 3.5 out of 5

Avengers NOW!: Are More New Books on the Way?

When Marvel recently announced their latest promotional onslaught revolving around everything Avengers NOW!, most of the buzz surrounded the big changes coming to Captain America and Thor, with most of the push, seemingly, put behind a few new series and a lot of current ones. A closer look at the released teaser image for Marvel’s new branding shows-off a lot of good, a lot of potential, and maybe even a bit of mystery. Continue reading Avengers NOW!: Are More New Books on the Way?