Celebrating the release of Secret Wars #3 today I thought we’d feature the cover. All 8 issues of the series have their main covers done by Alex Ross with (surprise, surprise) tons of other variants from different artists. The story itself in the first two issues has proved to be very interesting, presenting a Marvel universe mash up of insane proportions.
This cover though brings that mash up front and center. We have our heroes on the left and the evil cabal on the right with both the regular universe’s Reed Richards as well as the Ultimate universe Reed (now known as The Maker) front and center. A mirrored version of each other, no doubt paying tribute to how important both versions of this character will play during this event.
Will the rest of the series live up to the hype? It’s impossible to say, so let’s just take a minute to admire the cover instead.
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Many moons ago we brought you a Top 5 list of our favorite costumes across various mediums. This time Biff and Martian Luthor Kang revisited the idea with a keen eye and a finer toothed comb.
5) Iron Man Armor (MK III)
Iron Man’s well known red and gold armor is a masterwork of sleekness and simplicity, but it never stood out to me. Maybe because it has existed for the entire time I’ve been alive. Yet when I dove back and saw him for the first time with that armor and the oh-so 1960’s horns on it, I knew I was looking at something special. Designed by the legendary Steve Ditko the horned look didn’t stick around long, but man do I wish it did.
Bonus: The original giant silver armor (MK I) and the original giant gold armor (MK II)
I completely get why these were redesigned especially since they seem so incredibly bulky, but I just love that vintage 1960’s Sci-Fi B-Movie look.
It’s no secret that I love Daredevil. I’ve continuously fund myself captivated by the trials and tribulations of poor Matt Murdock. Awhile back I compiled a list of the Top Ten covers for Volume 1 of the Daredevil ongoing series that ended in 1998. Even though I’ve only got through the Bendis penned stuff, I couldn’t wait to highlight Volume 2’s covers (1998-2011). This period was such a highlight in ‘ol horn head’s history both from a writing perspective as well as from an artistic perspective. It was a painful process to have narrow it down to only ten entries, but this is what I came up with.
I’ve always wanted to like Star Wars comics.
I love Star Wars and I love comics, so why wouldn’t I love the marriage of both? Well, let’s just say that the combination of the two has not historically gone down like “chocolate and peanut butter”, with a few notable exceptions. I’ve tried, I really have! But the Star Wars comics have been, as far as I’m concerned, astoundingly lackluster. I’m a big fan of the Tag and Bink stories, the Infinities mini-series, and Star Wars Tales… but that’s about the extent of what I’ve enjoyed.
Biff here and now that the holidays are over and everyone is reeling from all the joy and the presents that were spread around now we have to accept the fact that the winter season has only just begun. We had such a great time recommending things during the 12 Days Of Geeks-Mas we decided to give you a little more.
If you don’t know, all my comic allegiance goes to Marvel…it always has. It’s what I started with and what I picked back up on (except for a brief in between period where Image Comics ruled my life). The Marvel universe just feels comfortable to me. Even for the 15+ years I wasn’t reading comics, things may have changed but it was easy to dive back into. I know the characters, I know the history, I’ve formed bonds with them. To me it always seemed that since a lot of DC’s flagship characters were created in the 1940’s and 50’s they always seemed a little more dated and dull compared to the bulk of the Marvel characters that were created in the 60s.
I’ve read exactly three DC books, Watchmen, Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, all of which I enjoyed. I’ve never read any Superman but I do have a copy of Allstar Superman and Superman: Red Son at home waiting for me. When I heard the premise of Red Son I was intrigued enough that I had to pick it up.
That’s it, that’s the entire extent of my DC reading. Obviously, I know about other prominent characters in the universe but nothing in great detail. So we figured we would let our in house DC experts Big Evil, Martian Luthor Kang and Arthur Harkness recommend some series and trade paperbacks for me.
Good Day Geeks!
To commemorate the Festivus that is the holiday season, the Evil Geeks are proud to bring you our version of a holiday buyers guide to help you track down gifts for that special nerd in your life! So start a fire, get some hot cocoa brewing and join us for the 12 Days of Geeks-Mas. For our inaugural feature we are pleased to bring you that special something that brings joy to young boys and girls everywhere, not to mention grown men who live in their parents basements… COMICS!