Comic creator, Gene Luen Yang, is a talented man who both writes and draws many brilliant graphic novels. Yang created the Eisner Award winning graphic novel, American Born Chinese, and has recently written the incredibly popular Avatar: The Last Airbender comics from Dark Horse. But last week, Yang took a leap into historical fiction with two original graphic novels being released from First Second, Boxers and Saints. The two stories focus on China’s Boxer Rebellion, with each OGN following a different protagonist during that More >
The 50th anniversary is often considered the ‘Gold’ anniversary in both the UK and the USA. This is normally celebrated, at least in marital anniversaries, by the exchanging of a gold themed gift. Of course, as most couples will tell you, you can never go wrong with a gift of chocolate. In recent years, the Doctor has certainly learned how to please his many female companions, so it shouldn’t surprise us that for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who the BBC and Bon Bon Buddies are wheeling out Doctor Who chocolates!
Yes, in perhaps one of the odder Doctor Who merchandise More >
This month has seen DC Comics talked about quite a bit, particularly in the realm of controversy. While I personally believe many of DC’s choices of late need to be discussed and evaluated, two these stories have truly grown to epic proportions that likely spawn from misunderstanding. Recently, J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman have walked off their comic series, Batwoman, because of DC editorial decisions that have left them both rather frustrated. Specifically, the two men left because DC would not allow the series’ main character, Kate Kane, to get married to her fiancee, Maggie Sawyer. This was certainly More >
Aspen MLT’s newest issue of Bubblegun hits stores next week, meeting the half way point of this stunning 5 issue series. They like the tech, but they still live for the high stakes, and oh are those stakes getting higher! This issue the team squares off against Craine and his cybernetic ninja assault squad, as Vitadrone’s deadly powerhouse brings the fight down upon their headquarters. Along the way, the team learns the tragic sacrifice that their line of work costs, including a pair of life or death choices for Molli and Roman.
Join creator and writer Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces), penciler Mike More >
Posted by Adelaide Quagmire
The past 12 months have been absolutely excellent as both an avid reader and a J.K. Rowling enthusiast. First, this time last year, Rowling released her first non-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy. About six months later, The Cuckoo’s Calling was initially released under the pseudonym ‘Robert Galbraith’—who we learned to actually be Ms. Rowling herself. Throughout this time, Rowling’s Harry Potter themed website (which offers interactive versions of the books online), Pottermore, has completed all 7 books and grown to be a huge interactive community.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me just revert back to my 16-year-old-self (and pardon my French) for More >
Recent news in the Comic world has highly revolved around DC, and specifically the current creators working on Batwoman stepping down over discrepancies with the company. Originally, writer and artist J.H. Williams III declared that he and writer Haden Blackman would wrap up their run on Batwoman with December’s issue #26. Shortly after that, DC announced the new writer for Batwoman would be the very talent Marc Andreyko. Unfortunately for Williams and Blackman fans, DC announced that Andreyko would start his run on Batwoman with issue #25. This means the final two issues scripted by Williams and Blackman are likely never to More >
This December ends Aspen MLT’s spectacular 10th anniversary year, winding down several of the remaining 10 for 10 initiative titles that are still being published. Two of the series, All New Executive Assistant: Iris and Overtaken, hit their 4th issue, which gets them 4 awesome, interlocking covers. All New Soulfire gets its second issue, which means a J. Scott Campbell variant, and Executive Assistant Assassins wraps up the Blood Origin storyline. Check out all this and some stunning covers down below.
ALL NEW SOULFIRE #2
JT Krul Story / V. Ken Marion Art / Kyle Ritter – Colors
Let the mayhem More >
DC Comics has just released their new solicits for December 2013, and it looks as if there are even more shake ups in the creative teams than the recently announced Batwoman change that saw J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman out. So just who is out and who is in?
As we already mentioned, Williams III and Blackman have left Batwoman, and now we can say the title will at least be in good hands with writer Marc Andreyko (who actually takes over with November’s issue #25). It is still very sad to see Williams and Blackman leave after a spectacular More >
It looks like the upcoming December DC Comics solicits might see quite a few shake ups on the creative end, especially after recent events on Batwoman. But it is nice to see straight forward and happy additions to creative teams that might truly aid in sales and story improvements. While, partially in thanks to the recent Man of Steel movie and announcement of its upcoming sequel, Superman has been selling well lately, Supergirl and Superboy have not been in peak form. Sure, neither book has been bad by any means, but it might not have been many people’s cup of More >
Posted by Darren Schram
The major comic companies put out enough comics that sometimes it can leave your head spinning and eyes bleeding as you search the new titles each week for something worth reading. To aid in your Geeky endeavors, Speak Geeky To Me on occasion reviews new titles from the major companies to spotlight the best and worst of what’s available at your local comic shop. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a new Comic Review.
Title: The Star Wars #1
Writer: J.W. Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew (Bionic Man, Fear Itself: Homefront)
Colorist: Rain Beredo (Avengers Assemble, All New X-men)
Letterer: Michael Heisler (Halo More >