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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rebels 1

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 11:00 AM

In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America. This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.

Here we have something a little different than the usual fair.  Rebels is a historical fiction series set during the Revolutionary War and follows the exploits of Seth Abbott and Ezekiel Learned.  Seth and Ezekiel had been friends, since a chance encounter eight years prior.  The two of them have been fighting the British oppression from Albany ever since.  That’s pretty much the gist of this one.  I’m not entirely certain what kind of story this series is trying to convey, aside from two guys help fight the red-coats.  This type of story wouldn’t be my first choice for reading material, but that doesn’t mean it’s terrible.

The writing style rings true to the time period and the artwork gives the book that old, rustic feel.  History buffs will definitely enjoy this and can spend hours debating and picking out any historical inconsistencies that they find.  This is only the first part of this series, so I’m sure the action is just starting to get underway, as the Revolutionary War was a long, bloody affair.

If you need a break from all of the superheroing, then this one is definitely for you. The story is a much more grounded outing than most of the books currently available.  I can’t entirely recommend this one, but check it out all the same.  Heck, this just may become the sleeper hit of the year.  For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Dark Horse website, or the Dark Horse Facebook page.


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

The Valiant

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:00 AM

The Eternal Warrior has protected the Earth for more than 10,000 years. Master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. During his long watch, the Eternal Warrior has failed three times.

Each time, the Geomancer was killed…and a new dark age for humanity began. Each time, he was unable to stop The Immortal Enemy. A horror that appears differently each time it arrives…and whose seemingly only purpose is to bring disorder and darkness to the world. Now, the time has come for The Immortal Enemy to return once more.

Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Matt Kindt
Penciler:
Paolo Rivera
Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment

Part of Valiant's new attempt to rejig it's universe, The Valiant miniseries is, I suppose, the first big team event, even if it's world trotting events feel small in scale, giving it a distinctly 'street level' narrative. Whatsmore, it's a series that is all about setting up the studio's character Bloodshot, just in time for his new series.

Really, that's what the entire mini series is about. Though he starts off as a periphery character, the end of it comes down to our new Geomancer, (seemingly introduced just in this mini series) Bloodshot and The Immortal Enemy, a rather interesting foe visually,  given that he takes on the appearance of your biggest fear. Add to that a face that splits open in the middle to reveal a fleshy horror beneath and you can see why the writers were happy to include him in as many scenes as they could.

Otherwise, it's a very good series. Coming to this as an outsider for once, the claims of it being 'great for beginners' only ring half true, with many of the characters interactions and situations occurring as if you've been reading regular issues for a while. It was easy enough to pick up and run with it given my familiarity with superhero comics in general, but I do wonder if someone fresh to it all would quite have the same experience.

The only thing that rankled a little bit (and this comes with a BIG SPOILER WARNING) was the death of Kay McHenry, the geomancer. On it's own it was a bit odd, given that she's the point of view character for the series and serves as our 'in' to Valiant universe. But to be replaced by a mute female character from the future in the last 10 pages of the series, who literally has no backstory, no dialogue and no characterisation at all really felt wrong and angered me a little.

That very poor event ruined what was otherwise a very enjoyable comic. The dialogue and scenes between Bloodshot and Kay in particular were a treat, with Bloodshot's ultimate straight man role to all the crazy events providing a great foil for comedy. If you want a good primer to Bloodshot before his new series kicks off soon, or enjoy small character moments within a larger drama this will be for you.

Cover image courtesy of Valiant Entertainment.

The Valiant mini series is available from Valiant Entertainment.


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

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Comic Day Releases: April 1st 2015

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 8:30 AM

21 PULP
Monsters Of Jimmy Crumb GN (not verified by Diamond), $9.99

ABRAMS COMICARTS
Age Of Selfishness Ayn Rand Morality And The Financial Crisis HC, $17.95

ACME INK
Rock And Roll Biographies #1 (Wayne Eaman Regular Cover), $3.50

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Shinobi Ninja Princess TP, $19.99

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Sanctuary Volume 1 Fresh Meat TP, $14.95

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Zombie Fairy Tales Snow White And The Seven Zombies #1 (One Shot), $3.99

ASPEN COMICS
Shahrazad #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Krome), $2.99
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Shahrazad #1 (Of 5)(Cover C J. Scott Campbell), AR

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Hi-Fructose Magazine Quarterly #35, $7.95

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War Stories #7 (Matt Martin Battle Damage Incentive Cover), AR
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War Stories #7 (Tomas Aria Regular Cover), $3.99
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Simpsons Illustrated #16, $3.99

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Cluster #3 (Cover A Damian Couceiro), $3.99
Cluster #3 (Cover B Declan Shalvey), AR
Deep State Volume 1 TP, $9.99
Feathers #4 (Of 6)(Cover A Jorge Corona), $3.99
Garfield #36 (Cover A Andy Hirsch), $3.99
Garfield #36 (Cover B Frazer Irving), AR
HaloGen #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Afu Chan), $3.99
Lumberjanes Volume 1 TP, $14.99
Palmiotti And Brady's The Big Con Job #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Amanda Conner), $3.99
UFOlogy #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Matt Fox), $3.99
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UFOlogy #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Frazer Irving), AR
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Woods #12 (Cover A Michael Dialynas), $3.99

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Little Black And White Magick Sketchbook 2015, $20.00

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CBLDF Defender #1, AR

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Comic Shop News #1450, AR

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Epic #3, $3.99

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Ravenous #1 (Of 4)(Patrick Reilly Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR

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Brody's Ghost Volume 6 TP, $7.99
Dark Ages TP, $14.99
Demo TP, $24.99
Elfquest The Final Quest Volume 1 TP, $17.99
Empowered Unchained Volume 1 TP, $19.99
EVE Universe The Art Of New Eden HC, $39.99
Girlfiend TP, $19.99
Goon Volume 14 Occasion Of Revenge Book 1 TP, $16.99
Groo Vs Conan TP, $16.99
Hellboy And The B.P.R.D. 1952 #5 (Of 5), $3.50
Lady Killer #4 (Of 5), $3.50
Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Volume 8 TP, $19.99
Neverboy #2 (Of 6), $3.99
POP TP, $14.99
Rat God #3 (Of 5), $3.99
Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #10, $7.99
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Convergence #0 (Of 8)(Adam Hughes Variant Cover), AR
Convergence #0 (Of 8)(Ethan Van Sciver Black & White Variant Cover), AR
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Convergence #0 (Of 8)(Patrick Zircher Variant Cover), AR
Convergence #0 (Of 8)(Tony S. Daniel Variant Cover), AR
DC Comics Zero Year TP, $24.99
Deathstroke #3 (Tony S. Daniel 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Earth 2 World's End #26 (Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $3.99
Earth 2 World's End #26 (Ardian Syaf Variant Cover), AR
Flash A Celebration Of 75 Years HC, $39.99
Flash Season Zero #7, $2.99
Gotham Academy Endgame #1 (One Shot), $2.99
Harley Quinn #16 (Amanda Conner Left Hand Variant Cover), AR
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Names #8 (Of 9), $2.99
New 52 Futures End #48 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99
New 52 Futures End #48 (Ryan Sook Variant Cover), AR
New Teen Titans Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Sinestro Annual #1, $4.99
Superman Wonder Woman #17 (Ed Benes Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
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Superman Wonder Woman #17 (Gene Ha Movie Poster Variant Cover), AR
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Wolf Moon #5 (Of 6), $3.99
Wonder Woman #40 (David Finch & Batt Black & White Cover), AR
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Wonder Woman #40 (David Finch & Batt Variant Cover), AR
Wonder Woman #40 (David Finch Movie Poster Variant Cover), AR
Wonder Woman Volume 5 Flesh TP, $16.99
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Looking For Group #1 (Blank Authentix Variant Cover), AR
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Mercy Thompson #6 (Of 6)(Cover A Tom Garcia), $3.99
Mercy Thompson #6 (Of 6)(Tom Garcia Black & White Variant Cover), AR
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Project Superpowers Blackcross #1 (Of 6)(Darick Robertson 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Project Superpowers Blackcross #2 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Variant Cover), AR
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Project Superpowers Blackcross #2 (Of 6)(Declan Shalvey Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Project Superpowers Blackcross #2 (Of 6)(Gabriel Hardman Black & White Variant Cover), AR
Project Superpowers Blackcross #2 (Of 6)(Tula Lotay Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Uncanny Season 2 #1 (Of 6)(Aaron Campbell Virgin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), AR
Uncanny Season 2 #1 (Of 6)(Ben Oliver Virgin Variant Cover), AR
Uncanny Season 2 #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Jock), $3.99
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Uncanny Season 2 #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Aaron Campbell), $3.99
Uncanny Season 2 #1 (Of 6)(Jock Virgin Variant Cover), AR

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Buddy Does Jersey GN (New Printing), $19.99
EC Comics Slipcase Volume 2 HC, $99.99
Invitation To Openness The Jazz And Soul Photography Of Les McCann 1960-1980 HC, $39.99
Walt Disneys Donald Duck Volume 2 Sheriff Of Bullet Valley GN, $9.99

FIRST SECOND
Glorkian Warrior Volume 2 Eats Adventure Pie HC , $19.99
Glorkian Warrior Volume 2 Eats Adventure Pie SC, $12.99

FW MEDIA
Toys And Prices 20th Edition SC, $22.99

HASHTAG COMICS
Tailwands Volume 1 Kaya's Journey Begins GN (not verified by Diamond), $7.99

HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
Hoax Hunters 2015 #1 (Of 5)(Chris Dibari Variant Cover), $3.50
Hoax Hunters 2015 #1 (Of 5)(Rob Prior Regular Cover), $3.50

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G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #212 (Cover A S.L. Gallant), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #212 (Cover RI Larry Hama), AR
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G.I. JOE A Real American Hero Volume 11 TP, $19.99
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Jem And The Holograms #1 Complete 5 Cover Holographic Foil Box Set, $24.99
John Romita's Amazing Spider-Man Artifact Edition HC, AR
Maxx Maxximized #17 (Cover A Sam Kieth), $3.99
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Millennium #3 (Of 5)(Cover A Menton J. Matthews III), $3.99
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My Little Pony Fiendship Is Magic #1 (Of 5)(Sombra)(Cover A Amy Mebberson), $3.99
My Little Pony Fiendship Is Magic #1 (Of 5)(Sombra)(Cover RI Sara Richard), AR
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My Little Pony Friends Forever Volume 3 TP, $17.99
Robert Heinlein's Citizen Of The Galaxy #2 (Of 3)(Cover A Eric Gignac), $3.99
Shadow Show #5 (Of 5)(Cover A Sarah Stone), $3.99
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Star Trek Gold Key Archives Volume 3 HC, $29.99
Tarzan The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 4 HC, $49.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 3 #3 (Cover A A.C. Farley), $3.99
WEIRD Love #6 (Cover A Unknown), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #22 (Cover A Francesco Francavilla), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 #22 (Cover RI Matthew Dow Smith), AR
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Bitch Planet #2 (Valentine De Landro 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
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Black Science #13, $3.50
Casanova Volume 3 Avaritia The Complete Edition HC, $29.99
Dead@17 The Blasphemy Throne #7 (Of 7), $3.99
Descender #1 (Dustin Nguyen 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Dying And The Dead #2, $3.50
Egos #7, $2.99
Elephantmen 2260 Volume 2 The Red Queen TP, $14.99
Empty #1 (Jimmie Robinson 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
God Hates Astronauts #7 (Cover A Ryan Browne), $3.50
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Graveyard Shift #4 (Of 4), $3.50
IXth Generation #3 (Cover A Stjepan Sejic), $3.99
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Li'l Depressed Boy Supposed To Be There Too #4, $3.99
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No Mercy #1, $2.99
Nonplayer #1 (Of 6)(Nat Jones 3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Penny Dora And The Wishing Box #4 (Of 5), $2.99
Southern Bastards #8, $3.50
Tales From The Con Year Two, $3.50
Tech Jacket #9, $2.99

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Vault Of Simpsonology Volume 4 Lisa Simpson's Guide To Geek Chic HC, $24.99

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Disney's Frozen Adaptation #1 (2nd Printing), $4.99

JVJ PUBLISHING
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KODANSHA COMICS
Attack On Titan Before The Fall Volume 4 GN, $10.99
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Fairy Tail Volume 47 GN, $10.99
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Poet Anderson The Dream Walker #1 (Of 3), $3.99

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Rue Morgue Magazine #154 (April 2015)(not verified by Diamond), $9.95

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Amazing Spider-Man #17 (Avengers Variant Cover), $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man #17 (Humberto Ramos Regular Cover), AR
Amazing Spider-Man #17 (W. Scott Forbes WTD Variant Cover), AR
Avengers #43, $3.99
Avengers Everybody Wants To Rule The World Prose Novel HC, $24.99
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Best Story Ever #1 (One Shot), $3.99
Guardians Team-Up #4, $3.99
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Kanan The Last Padawan #1 (Star Wars Rebels Television Show Variant Cover), AR
Last Day Postcard (Promotional Item), AR
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Marvel Masterworks The Invincible Iron Man Volume 1 HC (New Printing), $49.99
Marvel Previews #140 (April 2015 For Products On-Sale June 2015), $1.25
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Punisher #17, $3.99
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Disney Fairies Volume 16 Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy HC, $12.99
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Rabbids Volume 2 Invasion HC, $12.99
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Wrinkle In Time TP, $14.99

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Groo vs. Conan TPB

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 11:00 AM

The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making! Only in the addled brain of Sergio Aragonés, with help from Mark Evanier and Thomas Yeates, could these mismatched warriors ever cross swords! Fantasy adventure has never been so dumb, or so fun!

There are all sorts of crossovers that you are likely to run into with comics.  Some of them are characters from the same comic universe, or even just the same publisher.  Then you run across ones that just seem to be a cool pairing.  This time, it's the unusual interaction found in Groo vs. Conan that we explore.

Due to an accident in the real world that causes Sergio Aragonés to temporarily lose his mind, we get this funny tale of Groo vs Conan which basically happens in Sergio's mind.  Most everyone should know the great warrior Conan, if not only just thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger.  For those who may not know Groo, he's also a warrior, only not such a great one.  He's more known across the lands for being a menace to everything and everywhere he touches despite his good intentions.  A town wants him to be stopped, and after coming across Conan, the face off is created to hilarious results.

Given the crossover of two vastly different titles, we have a mixture of two extremely different styles of artwork.  We see more of the style used for Groo that older folks will appreciate more, keeping the same look used from it's beginnings in the 80s.  The art for Conan that Thomas Yeates brings from his time in Conan and similar titles is just as good as ever.

Between both Groo and Conan separately, I've only really read a handful of the two characters.  Suffice to say, this was a really interesting way to read more of them both.  It was a pretty amusing title, and while not one I'd have sought after myself, is not a bad book to pick up for some laughs.  You can't help but chuckle at this crossover, let's be honest.

For more on Groo vs. Conan or other Dark Horse titles, check out Dark Horse Comics.


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.

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