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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GeekRecs: Comics Releasing 11/26/14


We know walking into your local comic shop or browsing the new titles on Comixology can be harrowing, particularly with the rising prices of comics. The GeekRex team feels your pain, so that's why each week two members of our team will collaborate and highlight the "must-buys" of every Wednesday, and we'll make sure we keep the tab under 20 bucks. Props to MultiversityComics for coming up with the great idea–we hope you like our spin on it!

This Week's Team: Harper and Cal

 
Mind MGMT #28 - $3.99

Matt Kindt's mind altering super spy epic is nearing it's final chapter, and things are getting pretty crazy. If you haven't been reading this, this might not be a great place to jump on, but for fans of gorgeous watercolor artwork and a simple looking but uber dense story this is an absolute can't miss!










Lazarus #13 - $3.50


I can't believe we're only at #13 with this series, given how expansive and fascinating the world Rucka and Lark have built. It's a tense political thriller with a creepy sci-fi twist, and it looks like this issue might have some of Rucka's impeccable military-style action that Lark renders so elegantly. Lazarus is always near the top of my list, but this arc has been really interesting, especially with the introduction of some more Lazari last month.








ODY-C #1 - $3.99

Fraction has been on fire this year with his distinctive and varied output, particularly at Image: Sex Criminals, Satellite Sam, not to mention the industry-changing Hawkeye at Marvel. Suffice to say, the first issue of this new series with artist Christian Ward is worth your attention. It's a psychedelic, futuristic take on Homer's Odyssey, with a woman playing the lead role, trying to make her way home.








Superior Iron Man #2 - $3.99

If you missed out on the start of Superior Iron Man two weeks ago, you really missed a fascinating debut issue.  Tony Stark is once again a jerk alcoholic who is only interested in gaining wealth.  It all centers around the Inversion from AXIS, although the series takes place after the crossover (a wishy-washy explanation is given for why Tony is still inverted).  With a conflict with Daredevil and that shocking last page of issue one, #2 is definitely a must read.













Gotham by Midnight #1 - $2.99

Supernatural + Gotham = A story which definitely perks my ears up.  Throw in art by the amazing Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood Gentleman Corpse) and you've got a recipe for a comic you cannot afford to miss.  We all know DC has really been piling on the Batman books lately, but this one could turn out to be something special.  A new $2.99 series is also pretty hard to say no to.









Total Price: $18.46

 




Graphic Novel Pick of the Week
Teen Titans: Earth One
Written by Jeff Lemire, Art by Terry Dodson

It has been far too long since we have had a new graphic novel in DC's little pet project of Earth One books.  Designed to give new readers a way to read the origins and development of their heroes without the strain of continuity (think Marvel's Ultimate Universe), only Superman and Batman have thus far been featured.  That all changes this week with the release of Teen Titans: Earth One, Volume One.  It debuted in comics shops last week, but now the book can be found anywhere.

The story is one you know: teenagers find themselves with super powers and having to suddenly face super villains....all in the face of those raging hormones.  Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Animal Man) takes on writing duties for this book and, given his recent work on Justice League United, it's pretty easy to have faith that the guy knows what he is doing.  Fans of the Titans through the Cartoon Network series will recognize most of the members of the group, though Robin is not present due to the fact that the Earth One Batman does not have a Robin just yet.  Teen Titans: Earth One kicks off a new set of original graphic novels in this series, with Superman and Batman getting sequels in 2015 as well as a Wonder Woman book hopefully debuting next year.  A solid writer and artist joining a series which has proven its worth, Teen Titans: Earth One is definitely going to be worth your time.
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Price: $22.99
Looking for something interesting to pick up that isn't quite brand new? Love finding a surprising treat on the trade paperback shelf at your local comic book shop? Here's our recommendation for this week's graphic novel selection: - See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/the-geekrex-comic-buyers-guide-72314.html#sthash.3Asbd9oL.dpuf
Looking for something interesting to pick up that isn't quite brand new? Love finding a surprising treat on the trade paperback shelf at your local comic book shop? Here's our recommendation for this week's graphic novel selection: - See more at: http://www.geekrex.com/2014/07/the-geekrex-comic-buyers-guide-72314.html#sthash.3Asbd9oL.dpu
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