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About Phil

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 #370

Lumberjanes #26

Lumberjanes: Makin’ the Ghost of It 2016 Special #1 (of 1) — (Lead Story): Writer:  Jen Wand;  Art: Christine Norrie; Colors: Maarta Laiho; (Back-up Story): Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Savanna Ganucheau;  Colors: Joie Brown Lumberjanes #25 — Writers: Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh;  Art: Ayme Sotuyo;  Colors: Maarta Laiho Goldie Vance #2 (of 4) — Writer: Hope Larson;  Art: Brittney Williams;  Colors: Sarah Stern Mae #1 — Writer/Artist: Gene Ha;  Color Assist: Rose McClain Jughead #6 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Erica Henderson; Colors: Andre Szymanowicz Usagi Yojimbo #154 — Creator: Stan Sakai If you only knew comics from current … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #369

All-New All-Different Avengers #9

Black Panther #2 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Art: Brian Stelfreeze;  Colors: Laura Martin Gwenpool #2 — Writer: Christopher Hastings;  Art: Gurihiru;  Colors: VC’s Clayton Cowles All-New, All-Different Avengers #9 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Mahmud Asaar;  Colors: Dave McCaig Vision #7 — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Michael Walsh;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire The Ultimates #7 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Kenneth Rocafort;  Colors: Dan Brown Powers #6 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Avon Oeming;  Colors: Nick Filardi Back to a normal week (after the loaded-up couple of ones before FCBD, where publishers were making sure lots of product would … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #368

Beasts of Burden #1

Beasts of Burden #1 (of 1) — Writer: Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer;  Art/Colors: Jill Thompson Alan Moore’s Cinema Purgatorio #1 — Creators: Various Renato Jones: The One% #1 — Writer/Artist/Colorist: Kaare Andrews Alpha King #1 (of 5) — Writers: Brian Azzarello and Nick Floyd;  Art: Simon Bisley;  Colors: Ryan Brown 4001 A.D. #1 — Writer: Matt Kindt;  Art: Clayton Crain and David Mack Weavers #1 (of 6) — Writer: Simon Spurrier;  Art: Dylan Burnett; Colors: Triona Farrell King’s Quest #1 (of 5) — Writers: Ben Acker and Heath Corson;  Art: Dan McDaid;  Colors: Omi Remalante A bunch of cool … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #367

Batgirl #51

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi with Erica Henderson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Ms. Marvel #6 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Ian Herring Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #5 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Spider-Woman #6 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Art: Joelle Jones;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Women rule at both Marvel and DC this week, with many of the best books sporting female leads. Witness The Unbeatable … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #366

Lumberjanes #25

Lumberjanes #25 — (Lead Story): Writers: Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh;  Art: Carey Pietsch;  Colors: Maarta Laiho; (Second Story): Writer: Chynna Clugston-Flores;  Art: Laura Lewis and Mad Rupert;  Colors: Maarta Laiho Jem and the Holograms #14 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado Howard the Duck #6 — Writers: Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North;  Pencils: Joe Quinones; Inks: Joe Rivera, Marc Deering and Joe Quinones;  Colors: Joe Quinones and Jordan Gibson Let’s start with some all-ages books, including the standout Lumberjanes, celebrating its double-sized $4.99 25th issue with a jump-on chapter of a new story that’s … Continue reading

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