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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shahrazad 1

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 10:07 AM

A new heroine rises from the legends of the ancient world. Shahrazad was known for her amazing stories of 1001 Arabian Nights, but now it is time to tell her story! She lives a life unlike anything you could imagine.  An existence that spans generations as well as genres.  In this new ongoing series, Shahrazad stares into the storms on the horizon with determination, but the forces of nature, and of history, are not to be taken lightly!

It says a lot about how intriguing a comic is when you end up on a wiki page to find out more about the source material.  Granted, it’s not often that you’d run into a book taking its roots from material that you grow curious about.  But then again, Shahrazad is definitely unique in its own wonderful way like that.  This uniqueness and multiple other factors are what make it such a incredible read as you’ll see.

For those who may also be unaware, Shahrazad was the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights - think Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sinbad.  The twist this time though, is that Shahrazad herself is the one living all of the fantastic adventures.  This initial tale has her on the high seas, with an old school naval feel mixed with modern day technology.  Throw in fighter bats (yes, you read that right), giant squid and mermaids (not Disney friendly mind you), and you have a great foundation for a long series of stories.

Filling this fun book are some of the most gorgeous pages of art you’ll see.  Mike Krome takes charge of the pencil work, which all tells just as superb of a visual story as the writing does.  To top it off, Nei Ruffino once again lays down some of the most stunning colors around to truly make the artwork pop.  Plus, a bonus that I’m personally excited about is J Scott Campbell giving us “B” covers for each issue.

If I had one regret about this book, it’s that I never took the time to jump on it sooner.  The story and artwork both come together to bring us one of the nicest titles I’ve had the pleasure of opening.  Don’t let this one pass you by, and make sure you check this off on your pull list.  I’ll certainly be adding this to my regular reading.


For more information on Shahrazad, check out Big Dog Ink.



Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Comic Day: April 16th 2014

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 6:00 AM

AAZURN PUBLISHING
Mercenary Pig #1, $4.99

ABRAMS
Art Of DreamWorks Animation HC, $50.00
Jim Curious A Voyage To The Heart Of The Sea In 3-D Vision HC, $19.95

ABRAMS COMICARTS
Climate Changed A Personal Journey Through The Science GN, $24.95

ABSTRACT STUDIOS
Rachel Rising Volume 4 Winter Graves TP, $16.99

AC COMICS
Men Of Mystery #92, $29.95

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Doctor Who The Wheel Of Ice MMPB, $16.00

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Operation Margarine GN, $12.95

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Ghost Wolf #1 (Of 4), $3.99

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Collected Ninja High School Volume 2 TP, $24.99
Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #10, $3.99
Time Lincoln Continental (One Shot), $3.99

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Archie Comics Spectacular Sports Time TP, $5.99
Archie Funhouse Double Digest #4, $3.99
Mega Man #35 (Ben Bates Mega Man X Variant Cover), $2.99
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Doctor Who The Brood Of Erys Audio CD, $24.99

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Simpsons Comics #211, $2.99

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Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #85 (14th Anniversary Photo Cover), $15.00
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Comic Shop News #1400, AR

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Twilight Zone #1 (Fat Jack's Comicrypt Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR
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Warlord Of Mars #100 (Lui Antonio Red Risque Variant Cover), AR
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DC Batman Automobilia Figurine Collection Magazine #31 (Detective Comics #591), $20.00
DC Superhero Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #56 (Savage Hawkman White Pawn), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #1 (Spider-Man White Knight), $16.00
Marvel Chess Figurine Collection Magazine #5 (Daredevil White Pawn), $16.00
Marvel Fact Files #11 (Emma Frost Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #12 (Punisher Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #13 (Cyclops Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #14 (War Machine Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #15 (Daredevil Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #16 (Doctor Strange Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #17 (Silver Surfer Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #18 (Hercules Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #19 (Black Panther Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #20 (Sentinels Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #21 (Loki Cover), $6.00
Marvel Fact Files #22 (Captain Marvel Cover), $6.00
Star Trek The Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine #14 (Galor), $20.00
Star Trek The Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine #15 (USS Equinox NCC-72381), $20.00
Star Trek The Official Starships Figurine Collection Magazine Special #2 (2009 Movie USS Enterprise), $38.00

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Bintel Brief Love And Longing In Old New York GN, $17.99

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Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge Volume 1 Only A Poor Old Man HC (New Printing), $29.99

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Alive GN, $12.95

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Juxtapoz #160 (May 2014), $5.99

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Diabolique #20, $9.98

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24 Omnibus TP, $24.99
Crow Pestilence #2 (Of 4)(Cover A James O'Barr), $3.99
Crow Pestilence #2 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Raymund Bermudez, $3.99
Frankenstein Alive Alive #3 (Cover A Bernie Wrightson), $3.99
Frankenstein Alive Alive Reanimated Edition (Cover A Bernie Wrightson), $5.99
Ghostbusters Volume 7 Happy Horror Days TP, $17.99
Godzilla History's Greatest Monster TP, $29.99
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth Volume 2 TP, $17.99
Haunted Horror #10 (Cover A L.B. Cole), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Star Mage #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Ray Dillon), $3.99
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #2 (Cover A Walter Simonson), $3.99
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Superman The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies Volume 2 1961-1963 HC, $49.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7 (Cover A Roger Robinson), $3.99
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Transformers Dark Cybertron Volume 1 TP, $19.99
Transformers Windblade #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Casey W. Coller), $3.99
Transformers Windblade #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI Livio Ramondelli), AR
Transformers Windblade #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Sarah Stone), $3.99
X-Files Annual 2014 (Cover A Sam Shearon), $7.99
X-Files Annual 2014 (Cover RI Dave Sim), AR

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE
Illustration Magazine #44, $15.00

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Art Of Millarworld HC, $39.99
Art Of Millarworld HC (Signed & Numbered Edition), $99.99
Five Weapons #8, $3.50
Genesis GN, $6.99
Mercenary Sea #3, $2.99
Minimum Wage #4, $3.50
Morning Glories #38, $3.50
Sex Criminals Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Shotgun Wedding #3 (Of 4), $3.99
Stray Bullets Killers #2, $3.50
Tales Of Honor #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Voice In The Dark #6, $3.99
Witchblade #174 (Cover A John Tyler Christopher), $2.99
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Capturing Archetypes Twenty Years Of Sideshow Collectibles Art HC, $50.00

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Knights Of The Dinner Table #207, $5.99

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Fairy Tail Volume 37 GN, $10.99
Missions Of Love Volume 7 GN, $10.99
No. 6 Volume 6 GN, $10.99

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Brielle And The Horror GN, $19.99

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Locus #639 (April 2014), $7.50

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Amazing X-Men #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), AR
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Daredevil By Mark Waid Volume 7 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
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Inhuman Lithograph #3 (Promotional Item), AR
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Miracleman #1 (CGC Graded 9.8)(Dynamic Forces), AR
Moon Knight #1 (Declan Shalvey 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
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New Warriors #1 (Marcus To 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
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Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Volume 1 TP, $39.99
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What If Age Of Ultron #3 (Of 5)(Chris Stevens Regular Cover), $3.99
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Wolverine #4, $3.99
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Green Lama Scions Novel SC, $6.99
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Sheena #1 (Cover A Jake Minor), $3.99
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Family Ties GN, $13.99

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Auteur #2, $3.99
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Ariol Volume 4 A Beautiful Cow SC, $12.99
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ACG Collected Works Forbidden Worlds Slipcase Edition Volume 4 HC, $64.99
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2000 AD Pack March 2014 (1871-1874), $21.00
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Girls And Corpses Magazine #21 (Spring 2014), $8.95

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Downton Abbey Light-Up Miniature Book Kit SC, $12.95

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Rewind To Fast-Forward

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 9:00 AM


Our Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight for this week focuses on a project different from what you'd be used to seeing here.  Although the team here at Geek-o-rama typically highlights our geeky side, this is a powerful and meaningful project that deserves any attention it can get.  A story like the one Sasha Joseph Neulinger wishes to share is one that should be, and we hope everyone who is able will help get behind it.  With that being said, please take the time to check out the video, go to the Kickstarter page and let the project speak for itself otherwise.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ascension 2

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:02 AM

The Being has now proclaimed himself the new god and all would be wise to change their ways, lest they face his wrath.  The Realm Knights, now aware of The Being’s return, begin formulating a plan to put a stop to his brand of “justice”.  But, is The Being really doing more harm than good, and will Samantha be able to take him down from within before she has to get her hands dirty?  Read issue 2 of Ascension from writer Pat Shand and witness the coming of a new age.

So, The Being has taken the whole “vengeful god” thing to heart.  No evil goes unpunished now and it would truly seem like he’s making a difference.  However, the Realm Knights know better than to trust him.  They’ve seen The Being in action firsthand and they know the true extent of his power.  The Realm Knights know what they must do now, but it’s Sela who discovers Samantha amongst The Being’s ranks, which could be a help, or a hindrance.  The Being is set on purging all evil from the realms and that includes those who served him in the Shadowlands.  At this point in the story, I’m not really seeing how bad this Being is and people all over are starting to come around to that same mentality.  Crimes are having swift consequences, harsh as they may be, but justice is being served.  No more second chances through back-door dealings in court, if you commit the crime, you are dealt with by The Being, or any of his inner-circle, on the spot.  This leads the series into a bit of a moral dilemma that has plagued media and society in general for years;  which is better, swift justice, or a trial of one’s peers?  An argument can be made for both points.  Sure, on-the-spot punishment can be effective, but there have been many cases of wrongful accusations and an innocent person was jailed or put to death for something they didn’t do.  On the other hand, a trial gives a person a chance to plead their case, but so much corruption amongst the courts and legal system has made the whole thing a moot point.  The Being only sees things as black and white, therefore trials are deemed unnecessary in his eyes and many are coming around to this viewpoint and so the endless debate continues.  However, The Being may find out that it’s not so cut-and-dry in the end.

Now this was an awesome issue right off the bat.  It opens up with a truly horrible and realistic crime: a gunman roaming about a school.  Something I know we all grow tired of seeing splayed across the news.  All that senseless death and violence.  So, who should show up, but The Being and he deals with the gunman in his own special way, now one of my favorite comic scenes.  Seriously though, you can’t help but root for The Being when he “handles” that kind of situation.  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard stuff like that happening and wanting to react the same way The Being does.  This is one of those rare occasions where I find myself actually rooting for the villain, or supposed villain of the story.  In fact, Pat has written this villain so well, that you almost feel sorry for all he has to endure in order to eliminate all of the evils of the world.  There’s a definite struggle there and you see it weighing on him, more and more as the story progresses.  Great job with this one Pat, definitely one of your best issues in my book.  Add in some great lines by Butch Mapa and you’ve got one fine comic here.

My only concern with this issue was that we didn’t get to see The Being deal with more issues all over the world.  It would have been cool to see how he would handle the conflicts overseas, or putting a stop to all of the terrorist groups.  It seems like The Being has no great love, or tolerance, for the evils of the world, but for an entity that wants to have complete order throughout the world, he hasn’t branched outside of the borders of the US.  So, aside from that, I can stress enough how great this issue is.

With the old gods now out of the way, The Being has a new standard for how the world should work.  However, being all powerful and omnipotent may not be all it’s cracked up to be.  The forces of good watch in anticipation for that moment when The Being finally shows his true colors.  So, grab issue 2 of Ascension, or else face the judgment of The Being.  Trust me, you’re going to want to snag this one.  For more info on where to find this book, visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.




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