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Hello, Geeks, and welcome to a very special installment of Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot. I say it’s special because I’ve decided to get back to the spirit of what Top o’ the Lot was originally conceived to be, namely, the completely weird, slanted, and biased rundown of some trivially specific and arbitrary list of geek goodness. So, I’ve decided to do a series of comic book lists all revolving around characters and color, and what better way to spotlight all of the colors of the rainbow, and kill a Roy G. Biv’s worth of ToLs in a single day, then running down the colors in order. So, without further ado, we rage, do WWII again, and have to leave out way too much awesome, in Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot Comic Book Characters by Color: Red! Continue reading
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
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Written, Drawn, and Created by
Justin INVI Vilonna
Available at the Dim Throat Comics Store
Printed in Full Color!
SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS
Whenever we’re asked to review a piece of material on Outright Geekery we always do our best to oblige. And I am so glad we do! We get requests to review all sorts of diverse material, and the latest review request is from Dim Throat Comics and their latest comic book offering, The Holy Awesome #2. When I reviewed The Holy Awesome #1 back in June I was a bit disappointed in the overall delivery of the ish, but the story was solid enough, and the art was full of potential. I’m happy to say that issue #2 of The Holy Awesome turns the quality up a notch or two on all fronts, with funny dialogue and creative design choices leading the way. Continue reading
NEW AVENGERS #22
Jonathan Hickman (WRITER) • KEV WALKER (ARTIST)
Issue #23 – “OF ALL THAT WE ONCE WERE”
• We follow the members of the now-broken Illuminati through their last day on Earth.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
The Illuminati have done the unthinkable! No, they didn’t destroy a planet and save two universes in the process (that was last issue), they’ve all lost their nerve and have just given up on their mission to keep their universe safe from multiversal incursion. All but one, that is. Jonathan Hickman is flipping the script on right and wrong, and telling one hell of an entertaining story steeped in complicated morality. Caution, there will be spoilers!
Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham
DC Animation is back at it again with Batman: Assault on Arkham. This time, though, the action takes place in the Arkham video game series universe and follows Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad, as they bust into Arkham Asylum to steal some vital evidence from the Riddler. So how does this movie hold up when compared to other DC animated films? I think its great. Continue reading
Recently I had a discussion with some of the OG crew about (what else?) comic books, but more specifically the idea that Image Comics should now be considered a part of a “Big 3″, as compared to the dominating force of Marvel and DC as the “Big 2″. While the main argument against putting Image on the same level as these corporate giants was the fact that both DC and Marvel sell quite a bit more product every month, and I concede that this is a valid argument, there is simply no way that the quality and diversity of product being published by Image precludes the publisher’s inclusion as one of the gems on the Graphic Literature Publishing Triple Crown. And isn’t quality and diversity truly what matter? One recent example of the quality and diversity running amok over at Image is Manifest Destiny by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts. The alternate history story makes for a wonderfully written and drawn comic book, highlighting the best of what Image Comics has to offer.
Thankfully this movie for the most part is based off of material wrote long ago and not wrote just for this movie unlike the 300 sequel.
This movie delivers the same gritty action packed stories as the first one. It also has the same stylized graphics.
Is it as good as the first no of course not, they choose the best stories when the made it and didn’t have a second one in mind. That being said it was almost as good and that is something. The stories take place in in between the stories in the first movie. They could of done a better job of weaving them all together.
all in all I say go see it in the theater! – this is the kind of movie that you really want to see on the big screen
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So, what are my complaints? well if i was going to nit pick…
1. The Time line is fuzzy. The timeline of these stories with the ones in the first “Sin City” is kind of confusing. I will attempt to explain the order in which they take place.
the stories from the original “Sin City”
That Yellow Bastard – this is the one about Nancy and John Hartigan. When it start s out the Nancy is eleven, and in all of the other sin city stories she is an adults. The first halve takes place eight years or longer before most of the other stories. The end of this story takes place close to the same time as most of the others.
The Customer is Always Right – This is the story that begins and ends the first movie. It take s place during the eighteen months that Marv spent on death row in “The Hard Good Bye”
The Hard Good Bye – This is the story of Marv and Goldie. It take s place after “Nancy’s story” and most of the other stories in both movies.
The Big Fat Kill – This is the story of Dwight and the death of Jackie Boy. It takes place after “A Dame to Kill For” and at the same time as “Just Another Saturday Night” from the second movie.
The stories from “Sin City A Dame to Kill For”
Just Another Saturday Night -This is the story starts with Marv waking up on the side of the road by the projects and it takes place on the night that John Hartigan reunites with Nancy in the story “That Yellow Bastard” from the first movie.
A Dame to Kill For – is about the Private Eye Dwight and is a prequel to “The Big Fat Kill” story in the first movie.
The Long, Bad Night - This story is based on an unpublished Sin City story written by Frank Miller in the ninety s. This is the one starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Lucky gambler and takes place the same time as the beginning of “Nancy’s story.”
Nancy’s story – This story was written by Frank for the movie. It is a sequel to “That Yellow Bastard” and takes place four plus years after it.
2. Marv’s make up looked off when compared to the first one.
3. Pump action semi-auto crossbow… yes such a thing does exist but it would have to fire bolts not arrows. (F.Y.I. bolts are shorter and would not have flights/feathers on them)
4. When Nancy is drinking alone her dialog seems awkward and like lazy story telling.
5. The 3D was good but i don’t think it added anything to the movie.
Review: Multiversity #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Nai Ruffino
Well, Multiversity is finally here. Grant Morrison has been talking about this book for what seems like forever but it is finally here in our hands. So is it good? Is it bad? Is it so crazy that you can’t even figure out what is going on? Well, this is Morrison so yeah, everything in here is totally ludicrous. Continue reading