Monthly Archives March 2017

Jeff Steinberg, Champion of Earth #6

Earth needed a champion. It got a video store clerk (that’s still a thing?!) with a bathroom problem. So far, Jeff Steinberg has risen to the occasion like the water level in a toilet bowl after an epic flush! Will he be able to fend off the next round of intergalactic feces flung his way or is the planet’s future about to be sent down the drain?

Jeff Steinberg grows a pair!

Maybe this character growth could have been seen coming from across the solar system, but I didn’t mind. Jeff Steinberg is ultimately a slacker movie in comic form, and slacker movies have conventions that must be honored: we’re introduced to a main character unwilling or unable to grow up; poop jokes happen; more poop jokes happen, and then the character suddenly grows up and gets the beautiful babe (who should be sm...

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Studio Erbo Celebrates Adhesive Man and the Adhesiverse’s 25th Anniversary

To mark the milestone 25th anniversary of the Adhesiverse, Studio Erbo has revealed plans for a year-long celebration.

Highlights of the anniversary festivities include the long-awaited re-editing and colorization of the 2009 Adhesive Man series, the release of The Gnat’s shelved 2009 series, and the debut of a more traditional take on the Adhesive Man character, in this summer’s The Unbelievable Adhesive Man.

First appearing in the amateur comic book, Adhesive Man #1, in late 1992, featuring artwork and script by Eric J Cockrell, Adhesive Man immediately grew a small fanbase that clamored for more. The hero was quickly joined by Darren Fitzpatrick’s The Gnat, and a slew of other characters...

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Divinity III – Escape from Gulag 396 #1

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

I’m going to spoil this review right from the get-go: Escape from Gulag 396 is not a very good comic. Archer and Armstrong aren’t the most interesting Valiant characters to begin with...

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The Marvel Universe Stands United on the Edge of Tomorrow with SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD

New York, NY— Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty’s most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world’s heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. Marvel presents a brand new Secret Empire series, SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD written by Paul Allor (Uncanny Inhumans) Brian Level (Deadpool, Deadpool & The Mercs for Money) with an army of Marvel’s top creators following suit and detailing how every corner of the Marvel Universe lives in a world overrun by the hordes of Hydra.

Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America now leads the Hydra charge against the entire Marvel Universe and under this new regime, Earth’s protectors are forced to come to grips with the revelation that one of their very ow...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Rolling Empires

Recently, fellow Geek-o-Rama staffer Scott and I had a chance to sit down with our friends at Fongomongo Games to look at their new dice building game, Rolling Empires.

In Rolling Empires, players each take control of one of six different races.  Each race has its own semi-unique set of dice representing different classes within that race.  There are standard resource dice, and several different types of character dice of varying cost and power.

You can use combinations of magic and your starting resource dice to buy cards for points, more dice to expand your options, or to take control of an area on the board. With multiple ways to earn points, the tide of victory can shift quickly and fiercely.

I was lucky enough to try this game early on in its development phase, as well as just prio...

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