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With 40 years of experience in comic reading, collecting and reviewing, English Professor Phil Mateer has an encyclopedic mind for comics. Feel free to ask Phil about storylines, characters, artists or for that matter, any comic book trivia. He will post your questions and answers on the AABC blog. His knowledge is unparalleled! He is also our warehouse manager, so if you are looking for that hard to find comic book, ask Phil!

Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #383

Squirrel Girl #11

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Jacob Chabot;  Colors: Rico Renzi Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10 — Writers: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #9 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson These three books represent Marvel’s outreach to smart young women readers, from tweens to twenty-somethings. Look at Squirrel Girl‘s one-issue tale (heh…), which manages to be both a continuity-respecting, intricately-plotted supervillain confrontation, a tutorial on basic computer programming theory, and a demonstration of its role-model title heroine’s confident optimism. Guest artist … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #382

Thor #10

Civil War II #1 (of 1) — Writer: Greg Pak;  Pencils: Mark Bagley;  Inks: Scott Hanna and Marc Deering;  Colors: Ian Herring and Rob Schwager Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4 — Creators: Various Spider-Woman #10 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Layouts: Javier Rodriguez;  Finishes: Veronica Fish;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg The Ultimates #10 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Kenneth Rocafort and Djibril Morissette;  Colors: Dan Brown The Mighty Thor #10 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Black Widow #6 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Chris Samnee;  Colors: Matthew Wilson There were tons of Civil War II tie-in … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #381

All-Star Batman #1

Civil War II: The Accused #1 (of 1) — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Art: Ramon Bachs and Garry Brown;  Colors: Ruth Redmond All-New All-Different Avengers #13 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Adam Kubert;  Colors: Sonia Oback All-New All-Different Avengers Annual #1 — Creators: Various Scarlet Witch #9 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Joelle Jones;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Black Panther #5 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Chris Sprouse;  Inks: Karl Story;  Colors: Laura Martin Amazing Spider-Man #16 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli;  Inks: Cam Smith;  Colors: Marte Gracia The Vision #10 (of 12) — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Gabriel Harnandez … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #380

Paper Girls #8

Doctor Strange #10 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Pencils: Chris Bachalo;  Inks: Six Guys;  Colors: Chris Bachalo with Rain Beredo Punisher #4 — Writer: Becky Cloonan;  Art: Steve Dillon;  Colors: Frank Martin Moon Knight #5 — Writer: Jeff Lemire;  Art: Greg Smallwood, Wilfredo Torres, Francesco Francavilla and James Stokoe;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire, Michael Garland, Francavilla and Stokoe Invincible Iron Man #12 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Mike Deodato;  Colors: Frank Martin Daredevil Annual #1 — Writer: Charles Soule;  Art: Vanessa R. Del Ray;  Colors: Mat Lopes Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 (of 4)– Writer: Jacob Chabot;  Pencils: David Baldeon;  Inks: Terry … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #379

Civil War II #4

Civil War II #4 (of 7) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: David Marquez;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Captain Marvel #7 — Writers: Ruth Fletcher Gage and Christos Gage;  Art: Marco Failla;  Colors: Matt Wilson Ms. Marvel #9 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona;  Colors: Ian Herring Totally Awesome Hulk #9 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Art: Mike del Mundo;  Colors: del Mundo and Marco D’Alfonso All four of these books are Civil War II-related, most significantly Civil War II #4 itself,  the biggest draw, and as it rounds the halfway point of the big event it reveals … Continue reading

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