Staff Picks – What’s New for August 13, 2014

  It’s Wednesday.  You know what that means.     There are over 450 different items headed to your local comic shop this week (when you include all the variant covers, re-solicitations, magazines and collectables. Here is what we think will be the best of the best.   TOP OF THE STACK Archer & Armstrong #23 – Valiant Comics Writers: Fred Van Lente Art: Pere Perez What Valiant says: THE END IS NEAR HERE! Archer & Armstrong have been dragged down and knocked out, left at the mercy of the Lizard King and his plot to unleash total annihilation. But, … Continue reading

Staff Picks – Comics for August 6, 2014

Ok,  it’s been a crazy summer here, and we haven’t had a chance to keep you in the loop of what’s coming up each week at your local comic shop.   We’re sorry about that.  But we are back, and it’s Wednesday,  so what do you say we tell what’s good this week. Harbinger: Omegas #1 – Valiant Comics Writers: Joshua Dysart Art: Rafael Sandoval What Valiant says: “It matters not how man dies, but how he lives.” The team has been shattered and a teenage Renegade lies dead – a victim of the Harbinger Foundation led by omega-powered psionic Toyo … Continue reading

Marvel Made Thor a Woman, And I’m Good With It (and You Should Be Too)

  I have to admit, when I first heard the news about the new Thor, and Captain America, my nerd rage was triggered. “Why? Why would they think this is a good idea?” But then I took a breathe.  I remembered that there are so many things in the world that worth getting upset about… war, poverty, people who wear crocs.  Then I thought some more.  I thought, “Why wouldn’t they think this a good idea?” I know, I can hear you saying, “but what about the history?” There goes my nerd rage again… but now it’s going off because … Continue reading

If SHE Be Worthy… Marvel’s Newest Possessor of the Power of Thor Will Be a Woman.

  There’s a new Thor in town, and she is worthy of the power. The move is sure to stir up some conversations and consternation on internet comment sections and local comic book shops around the country. The series will debut this October. Sometime between now and then Thor will become unworthy of his power, and this (possibly) unknown woman will enter the picture, and raise the hammer, Mjölnir, becoming the new Thor.  This is not the first time that someone else has been bestowed Thor’s power.  Eric Masterson (Thunderstrike), Beta Ray Billy…  even Storm, Captain America, even  Wonder Woman and … Continue reading

Staff Picks – Comics for May 14, 2014

It’s Wednesday, you’re headed in to your local comic shop, and you don’t know what you are going to get yet? Here’s what the crew at Geeksville think you should be dropping your ducats on this week. You’re welcome. Batman Eternal #6 – DC Comics Writers: Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, James T Tynion IV, Scott Snyder Art: Trevor McCarthy What DC says: Something hellish is brewing in the tunnels under Arkham Asylum, and Batman’s going to need the help of The Demon to stop it! What we say: You know…  I was really on the fence about getting … Continue reading