Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday February 25


Look, you know the drill. New comics come out on Wednesday.  Lots of them.   We’re here to tell you what’s hot.   What’s the problem? Now go to your local comic shop a grab a few good reads.     TOP OF THE STACK Spider-Gwen #1 – Marvel Comics Writer: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez What Marvel says: SPIDER-GWEN SPINS INTO HER OWN SERIES! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The breakout hit of the biggest Spider-Event of the century is taking comic shops by storm this winter with her own new ongoing series – SPIDER-GWEN! Gwen Stacy is Spider-Woman, but you knew … Continue reading

Read of the Week – Aquaman #7


Aquaman is my read of the week. Wow, did I just type that?  Aquaman?  The guy who talks to fish? Who’d have thought that? Ok seriously though, since even before the New 52, going back to Brightest Day, Geoff Johns said he was going to make A-Man huge, and he was not kidding. He’s managed to keep many of the things that make the character enjoyable, the bad ass, take no prisoners attitude and jettison the hokey-ness of Aquaman’s Saturday morning portrayal.  One of the things I like most, is despite being being raised by a New England Lighthouse Keeper, … Continue reading

Read of the Week – Saga #1


Don’t have time to read a whole review?   Check out  Comic Reviews in 140,  Exiled in Geeksville’s new twitter feed.   All the commentary you love that we can squeeze into 140 characters This month we renew the tradition of Exiled in Geeksville’s Read of the Week, and do so with a bang.  SAGA, is new series for mature readers from Brian K. Vaughan (Y The Last Man, Runaways) and Fiona Staples'(Mystery Society)  published by Image Comics. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the book.  I had been hearing the buzz, what with Vaughan’s return to comics and decided to … Continue reading

Read of the Week – ALL-STAR WESTERN #1


The New 52, DC Comics‘ re-imaging and relaunching of their Superhero based continuity was to update their characters, and bring them into the 21st century, keeping everything cool about their characters, but jettisoning all the confusing and contradictory history to create easily accessible versions for new readers. Luckily for us, DC left bounty hunter and all around surly cowpoke Jonah Hex comes through fairly unchanged, and in the 19th century. Which is saying something, since Jonah Hex, the star of DC’s new series, All-Star Western has had quite the long and confusing history, which includes time in the post apocalyptic … Continue reading

Read of the Week 9/14/11 – MISTER TERRIFIC


When someone get’s the idea in his head to become a costumed hero-adventurer, he needs to think long and hard about what he’s going to call himself. A hero’s name has say a lot about who he is. Some heroes are bestowed a name that signifies how the world perceived them on their arrivel. Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, these are all names that reflect awe and inspire confidence. Then there are the heroes who’s name describe them in some way, Batman, Spider-man, The Flash.Their names are more descriptive of how they work, and what their powers are. We know … Continue reading