Geek Picks for November 20th, 2019!
It seems like we went straight from Summer to Winter all of a sudden! What happened to Fall? With the weather getting colder, people will be snuggling up in warm blankets and surfing the net for some Netflix and chill. Or for now, it’s Disney+. But what about those of us who like to pass the cold away with a good comic book or graphic novel? Our team of frigid Geeks have gotten together to bring your their Geek Picks for November 20, 2019!
Let’s get started with Jan…
Jan: Disney Frozen: Hero Within TPB
The long awaited sequel to the adventures of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and friends hits theatres this Thursday! What a better way to kill some time waiting in line for Frozen 2 than with a copy of this collection of prequel stories from Dark Horse Comics! It looks so good that when the lights dim, you’ll have a hard time letting it go!
Writer: Joe Caramagna
Artist: Kawaii Creative Studio
Olaf’s friend Hedda is a spunky girl with a big imagination and dreams of adventure. But an encounter with some bullies forces Hedda to make a life-changing decision: she runs away to face the world alone in the treacherous Forbidden Land. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf must solve the problem of the bullies and find Hedda before it is too late! Collects the three-issue miniseries.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Tony: Supergirl #36
I’ve been looking forward to this issue ever since it was announced (which was about a month or so ago.)I love Supergirl! There’s just something satisfying about comics starring her. I’m looking forward to seeing an evil version the Maid of Might for once. We’ve had versions of Kara Danvers in which she gives into her rage. But a dark, dangerous cousin of Superman. I’ve never encountered such! That is why this is first and fullmost on my pull list this week!
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira
Supergirl-the infected! Brainiac-1 attempts to contact Supergirl at the Fortress of Solitude, but for what nefarious purpose? No matter what he has planned, things are about to go from bad to worse as Supergirl heads on a collision course with the Batman Who Laughs! He’s targeted Superman as part of his plan to infect heroes and transform them into their twisted Dark Multiverse counterparts-but Supergirl gets caught in the crossfire, and the Year of the Villain stakes get even higher!
Publisher: DC Comics
Tom: Absolute Carnage #5
This is it the end of this event. I’ve loved what Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have done with Carnage. I can’t wait to see how this ends and what it means for the symbiotes in the future.
Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Ryan Stegman
VENOM AND CARNAGE – TO THE DEATH!
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating: Teen +
Joshua: Rai #1
One of the best bits of news from this year for Valiant was that they were quick to build off the success of the Fallen World mini-series, which brought Rai back into the fold. The 4001 timeline that Valiant uses for their stories is one of my favorite things they do and with the level of enjoyment I had from Fallen World, I was very happy they kept FW writer Dan Abnett to continue Rai’s journey. Juan Jose Ryp is one of my favorite artists and the fact they brought him onto this book only makes my excitement bigger.
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Juan Jose Jyp
Welcome to the 41st century: New worlds, new characters, new adventures.
Valiant’s critically celebrated cyborg ronin named Rai embarks on a thrilling quest to save the future.
Multiple New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) joins forces with breathtaking artist Juan José Ryp (X-O MANOWAR) to begin the essential sci-fi series of the next two thousand years!
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Gaumer: Money Shot #2
The followup to a great first issue has a lot riding on it, and you know that’s a great joke if you read that first issue. Money Shot is about a team of scientists who, because society finds science so utterly boring, they resort to doing space pornography to fund their endeavors. I know, Star Trek meets, well, a Star Trek pron parody sounds disgusting and awful, but Money Shot wound up being a forward-thinking surprise treat of a series debut. For the zany, relevant, and quasi-science nature of the book, Money Shot #2 is on the very top of my comic stack this week.
Writer: Time Seeley, Sarah Beattie
Artist: Rebekah Isaacs, Kurt Michael Russell
The intrepid XXX-plorers are held prisoner by a Warlord on the planet Dry Reef! Can this crew of lovers-not-fighters survive the arena long enough to find their prize-a love guru whose orgasms are powerful enough to split the atom?
Publisher: Vault Comics
Eric: Bloodshot #3
We’re coming to the end of what has, so far, been one of the most fun and explosive Bloodshot stories ever. This is shaping up to be a great introduction to the character for new readers, while also providing a fresh new direction for long time fans.
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Brett Booth
Break out the popcorn before Bloodshot hits the big screen and witness the supersoldier unleashed!
New York Times bestselling writer Tim Seeley (Grayson) and industry icon Brett Booth (Titans) let loose a can’t-miss chapter of their pulse-pounding new series!
The origin issue of Eidolon, Bloodshot’s greatest nemesis in the making!
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Thomas: The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #1
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Denys Cowan, Various
For years, Vic Sage has worn the faceless mask of the Question to clean up the streets of Hub City by sheer force of will. He knows right from wrong. He knows black from white. But what happens when he is drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the heights of Hub City power to the depths of its underground tunnels? What happens when things stop being black-and-white and start getting a little gray? And what happens when, in a secret chamber deep beneath the city, Vic Sage meets his own end…and his new beginning? Eisner-winning writer Jeff Lemire joins forces with the legendary art team of Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz to resurrect Vic Sage, only to destroy him all over again…and again…
Publisher: DC/Black Label
Brian: Farmhand #11
Writer: Rob Guillory
Artist: Rob Guillory, Taylor Wells
NEW STORY ARC! Comics’ best ongoing series about agriculture gone apocalyptic returns for its third season! After last issue’s game-changing events, a weakened Jedidiah Jenkins seeks guidance from an old friend. Unfortunately, her mystical wisdom points to a dark future for the residents of Freetown.
Publisher: Image Comics
William: Batman: White Knight Presents Von Freeze #1
Writer: Sean Murphy
Artist: Klaus Janson
The world of Batman: White Knight expands with this standalone tale! On the night of Bruce Wayne’s traumatic birth, Victor Fries must intervene to save the lives of Martha Wayne and the future Batman. As the evening unfolds, Victor distracts Thomas with the incredible tale of his own father figures-one a Nazi, the other a Jew-and their complex connection to Wayne Laboratories. As the Third Reich roars into power, the deep friendship and working relationship between the Baron von Fries and his research partner, Jacob Smithstein, is in crisis. Ordered by Himmler to speed development of their cryotechnology in service of world domination, Smithstein is forced to go into hiding and compromise his moral code in order to save his wife and infant daughter, Nora, from persecution and certain death. When the S.S. ramps up surveillance over the project, young Victor begins to question his father’s true allegiance. Both families are driven toward an impossible choice and a sinister standoff, and Victor makes a pact with Smithstein that will ripple through generations.
Publisher: DC/Black Label