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Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements

Comic Con International in San Diego has come and gone, but we’re still all giddy about all the news that came from the hype-fest that is SDCC. TV, Movies, Toys, and, yes, of course, Comics were all everybody I know has been talking about for the past few days. While I lean a bit more toward the comic books news, I also had some other top choices of news tidbits from the show. So, without further ado, we don’t put that cosplay outfit away just yet, wish we’d have seen just one more panel, and try to get that smell out of our nostrils, with Outright Geekery’s Top o’ the Lot: My Favorite SDCC Announcements. Continue reading

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Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: July 30th, 2014

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

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Review: Aquaman #33

Review: Aquaman #33

Written by Jeff Parker

Art by Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons

The Chimera strikes! Aquaman is in trouble as he is being attacked by the very sea creatures he has sworn to protect. Elsewhere, Mera continues to deal with the rebel Atlantians. This issue isn’t as action packed as it sounds and mainly serves as an in depth introduction to the Chimera. There are some interesting ideas floating around in here… if you can get past some of the stilted dialogue.

The Good

The Chimera has the potential to be a really interesting villain. More panel time is concerned with the Chimera than Aquaman this month and the Chimera has an interesting back story. The fact that it has a better connection to sea life, thus has better control over them than Aquaman is great. Parker really should tap into the Chimera’s dual nature of being both man and Karaqan more in future issues. Paul Pelletier, as always, is great when he does the pencil work in this book. The opening splash page with Aquaman being attacked by all the sea life is simply brilliant stuff. All the weird Atlantis stuff is always really interesting to look at, like the massive turtles that they use as basically chariots.

The Bad

Man, there seemed to be a lot of exposition about things in this title that we already know about. Its very awkwardly placed here and makes some of the dialogue feel very stilted. I also have a fear that there may be too many things going on at the same time in the story. I’ve liked the tale that Jeff Parker has been weaving here, but it would be nice if a few of the plot threads would resolve.

The Verdict

Aquaman, like so many other DC titles, has the potential for greatness. There are a lot of interesting ideas floating around in this book, but there just seems to be something missing that ties it all together. Once Jeff Parker can find what it is then this book will be one of the best on the stands. Right now, though, its just ok.

Story: 3 out of 5

Art: 3 out of 5

Overall: 3 out of 5

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Geekly Debate: Best Western Animated Film

Geekly Debate LogoThe latest installment of our weekly debate podcast, Geekly Debate. This week we discuss our thoughts on the Best Western Animated Film ever!

Let us know what you think about the show, and send in your ideas for what we should debate next.

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Geekstery: The Pulp-Culture

wpid-photogrid_1405808064198-1-1.jpgBefore we get into the characters we have all become familiar with, let’s take a look at the heroes that have sparked the imaginations of their creators.  In the early years of comics, as we have read in the previous article, they were not books.  We don’t see the first comic book hit news-stands until 1933.  So young Jerry Siegel, Joe Schuster, Bob Kane, and Bill Finger are not filling their minds with comic books.  What are they being inspired by?  Continue reading

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SDCC: Best Hits TV

San Diego Comic Con International may be over, but we’re not done talking about all the fun. We’ll be bringing you articles on all the news, previews, and awesome that came from the west coast last weekend all week long with recaps, commentary, podcasts, and more. There was a bunch of talk about DC’s upcoming TV lineup, but that wasn’t the only TV buzz at ComicCon this year.

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3 Not Comic Movies from SDCC That We Can’t Wait For!

We love comics here at OG. We love them a lot! But one cannot live by capes and tights alone, and there were a few movies talked about at SDCC that don’t star hammer-wielding, armor-wearing, shield-throwing, cape-donning, ant-talking…people. Here’s the rundown.

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Marvel Announces New Star Wars Titles

We knew it was coming, but Marvel Comics made it official today as they announced 3 new Star Wars comic book debuting early next year. Between January and March Marvel will drop 3 brand spankin’ new Star Wars books, all in the same time period, which seems to be during the original series of films. Here’s the rundown.

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News: SDCC 2014 Friday’s Best Hits – Comics

There’s been some big news from San Diego about all kinds of great comic book news from the Big 2 publishers and others, but if I had to pick just one from each, these were my favorites. Continue reading

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