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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 #422

I Am Groot #1 — Writer: Christopher Hastings;  Art: Flaviano;  Colors: Marcio Menyz All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2 — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Aaron Kuder;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #4 (of 5) — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Matt Yackey Lots of Guardians of the Galaxy comics this week — for obvious reasons; I Am Groot is, naturally, about the current “baby” form of the character and, while it’s rated “T” for “teen,” younger readers should have no problems with it either, with the art making our hero super-cute … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #421

Secret Empire #2 (of 10) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art/Colors: Andrea Sorrentino with Rod Reis Luke Cage #1 — Writer: David F. Walker;  Art: Nelson Blake II;  Colors: Marcio Menyz Generation X #1 — Writer: Christina Strain;  Art: Amilcar Pinna;  Colors: Felipe Sobreiro Nick Fury #2 — Writer: James Robinson;  Pencils: ACO;  Inks: Hugo Petrus;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg I like the way Secret Empire just jumps to the hope-is-all-gone stage of its Hydra takeover of the US, rather than wasting our time with set-up, and Sorrentino’s and Reis’s moody, dimly-lit art and imaginative page design set just the right tone and … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #420

Rocket #1 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Adam Gorham;  Colors: Michael Garland Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #2 — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Al Davis; Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Matt Yacky Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 (of 5) — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Marco Checchetto;  Colors: Andres Mossa Zombies Assemble #1 — Writer/Artist: Yusaku Komiyama;  Script: Jim Zub Secret Warriors #1 — Writer: Matthew Rosenberg;  Art: Javier Garron;  Colors: Israel Silva Marvel first issues: Rocket because, duh, hot movie, and Al Ewing turns out to be a good choice as writer: he says on the editorial page that … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #419

Secret Empire #1 (of 9) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Steve McNiven;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1 (of 4) — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Matt Yackey Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout! #1 (of 1) — Writer: Christopher Hastings; Pencils: Edgar Salazar;  Inks: Allen Martinez;  Colors: Andrew Crossley Black Bolt #1 — Writer: Saladin Ahmed;  Art/Colors: Christian Ward Of the Marvel first issues this week, Secret Empire has the most buzz: a fascist takeover of the United States by a Captain America who, thanks to a … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #418

The Mighty Thor #18 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #18 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #17 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Hulk #5 — Writer: Mariko Tamaki;  Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Matt Milla and Andrew Crossley Of the books spotlighting women characters this week, Mighty Thor continues to be the most mainstream (and, not coincidentally, the best-selling), with its Asgardian/Shi’ar war, various gods and Phoenix forces, and Xavier-School alum Quentin Quire combining … Continue reading

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