Comic Books

Amazing Spider-Man #17

geek happeningsI think I am one of the few people that has not hated Dan Slott’s run on Superior Spider-Man, and I am really enjoying his and Humberto Ramos’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. Issue #17 is no exception. Peter has always been down on his luck and the type of person that if something can go wrong it will. With the introduction of his company Parker Industries this increases his odds for something going wrong exponentially. I am really glad that they let Peter Parker finally grow up and get rid of his photography gig and let him stretch his scientific muscles. This opens the door to a different types of storylines. This is not your father’s Spidey. More

Nova Annual #1

geek happeningsNova has been one of the big surprises to come out of Marvel’s newer series. I was a fan of Richard Ryder as Nova for a long time. I was not sure how somebody could fill his shoes. I was very pleasantly surprised with the release of Nova #1 and have been following the adventures of 15 year old Sam Alexander’s run as Nova. Nova Annual 1 is no exception. Guest starring the Hulk\Doc Green, makes it even better. The Hulk is another of my favorite characters.

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You can always go downtown…..

geek happeningsI have been a fan of The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher for about nine years now. The year wait between books is agonizing. Luckily he has taken to writing graphic novels between books, so the wait is not so bad. The newest mini-series is called Downtown. It takes place between the books White Night and Small Favor. Teaming up with Jim is Mark Powers, who has worked on other Dresden Files graphic novels and comics. The art by Carlos Gomez really fits the Dresdenverse well. It is put out by Dynamite. The story features Harry Dresden, Chicago’s resident wizard and private investigator, and his apprentice Molly Carpenter. Molly is one of my favorite side characters in the Dresdenverse. So I was glad to see her take on a bigger role in the story. More

Now Geek This Reviews Two Offerings From Black Mask Comics

nowgeekthisIn this latest edition of Now Geek This, I’m going to mix things up a bit.  I was recently given access to previews of two comic books produced by publisher Black Mask Comic, Last Born, and Critical Hit.  Black Mask has a full line of books from creators including Grant Morrison, Steve Niles, and Vanessa Del Ray coming out in the next few months, and also have recently announced that the Syfy channel will be adapting one of their books, Five Ghosts as a series. More

Lucasfilm Announces Star Wars License Back To Marvel In 2015

star-wars-marvel-logosI realize I am a couple of days late with this but here we go. Friday Jan 3rd after Ken and I had recorded Mighty Marvel Geeks (show is recorded on Thursday evenings) Lucasfilm, Dark Horse Comics and Marvel dropped a series of monster press releases. The announcement is 2014 is the LAST year Dark Horse Comics (DHC) will have the licence to produce Star Wars Comics after a 20+ year run. Starting in 2015, the comic licence will return back to where it began, Marvel. More

Itty Bitty Hellboy is coming!

2965 HBYIB IH ADFrom the Creators of Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures, Young Justice, and Billy Baston and the Magic of Shazam!, and The Green Team,  Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani brings to Dark Horse Comics, Itty Bitty Helboy. From Dark Horse:

A ghost named Rasputin has been spotted! And Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are going to find out what he’s up to.

Who is Hellboy anyway? More

Dark Horse makes a 'Sacrifice'

SACRI-HC-4x6-SOLRemember how the end of the world was supposed to happen last year? I was not fooled either. But Sam Humphries saw it as an opportunity to use it as a basis for Sacrifice, a 6 part series following Hector, a Joy Division fan and an epileptic like Humphries himself. This man from San Diego is thrown back in time 700 years in a psychedelic journey to heart of of the Aztec Empire. I found this series a great read with all the insight into the Aztec culture and history. More

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW HALO SERIES: ESCALATION!

Hello Master Chief! Been a fan of Halo? Dark Horse Comics and 343 Studios announced at SDCC an ongoing HALO series based on the ever popular game HALO. Due out in December of 2013. HALO: Escalation will follow the events of HALO 4. You beginas the UNSC Infinity is assigned escort duty for a diplomatic mission but has to fight off an attack meant to throw off the negotiations. Staring and featuring Captain Lasky, Spartan Palmer, and a cast of recognizable characters, this series is promising to bring new story lines from the HALO Universe to become essential reading for the HALO fan. More

George Perez Exclusive To Boom! Studios

[singlepic id=711 w=150 h=150 float=left] George told while being interviewed by Comic Book Resources that Marvel and DC Comics have grown “more and more corporate driven”.

“Many of the characters I grew up with were turning into strangers whose adventures were determined by factors that had less and less to do with what made a good comic story and more to do with how these properties can be exploited for other purposes,” said George.

“There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess, but not something that I felt was particularly satisfying for me as a storyteller.” More

It's Alive, IT"S ALIVE! Vertigo launches revival.

Major News out of the DC/Vertigo world. The New York Times did a feature On Vertigo. In it, DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Comics imprint not only confirmed that the New York Times bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE will be returning this December. Also announced are the following new titles: More