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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 #314

Uncle Scrooge #1

Convergence #3 — Writer: Jeff King;  Pencils: Stephen Segovia;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: John Starr with Peter Steigerwald Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1 (of 2) — Writer: Marc Andreyko;  Art: Carlos D’Anda;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb Convergence: The Flash #1 (of 2) — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Art: Federico Dallocchio; Colors: Veronica Gandini Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 (of 2) — Writer: David Gallaher;  Pencils: Steve Ellis;  Inks: Ande Parks;  Colors: Hi-Fi Convergence: Hawkman #1 (of 2) — Writer: Jeff Parker;  Pencils: Tim Truman;  Inks: Enrique Alcatena;  Colors: John Kalisz Convergence: Justice League of America #1 (of 2) — Writer: Fabian … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #313

Groo Friends and Foes #4

Convergence #2 — Writer: Jeff King;  Art: Jason Paz and Carlo Pagulayan Convergence: Aquaman #1 (of 2) — Writer: Tony Bedard; Art: Cliff Richards;  Color: John Rauch Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (of 2) — Writer: Larry Hama;  Pencils: Philip Tan;  Inks: Jason Paz and Rob Hunter;  Colors: Elmer Santos Convergence: Catwoman #1 (of 2) — Writer: Justin Gray;  Art: Ron Randall;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb Convergence: Green Arrow #1 (of 2) — Writer: Christy Marx;  Pencils: Rags Morales;  Inks: Claude St-Aubin;  Colors: Nei Ruffino Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1 (of 2) — Writer: Tony Bedard;  Pencils: Ron Wagner;  Inks: … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #312

Rebels #1

Convergence #1 — Writers: Jeff King and Scott Lobdell;  Pencils: Carlo Pagulayan;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: John Star with Peter Steigerwald Convergence: The Atom #1 (of 2) — Writer: Tom Peyer;  Pencils: Steve Yeowell;  Inks: Andy Owens;  Colors: Hi-Fi Convergence: Batgirl #1 (of 2) — Writer: Alisa Kwitney;  Pencils: Rick Leonardi;  Inks: Mark Pennington;  Colors: Steve Buccellato Convergence: Batman and Robin #1 (of 2) — Writer: Ron Marz;  Pencils: Denys Cowan; Inks: Klaus Janson;  Colors: Chris Sotomayer Convergence: Harley Quinn #1 (of 2) — Writer: Steve Pugh;  Pencils: Phil Winslade;  Inks: John Dell;  Colors: Chris Chuckry Convergence: Justice League #1 … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #311

Convergence #0

Batman Eternal #52 — Story: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV;  Script: James Tynion IV;  Art: Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira;  Robson Rocha and Guillermo Ortego;  David LaFuente;  Tim Seeley;  Ray Fawkes Let’s start this week with two DC books: an ending and a beginning. Batman Eternal finishes its one-year weekly run, and in decent enough fashion: 37 pages but still at its regular $3.99 price, with a number of different art teams. Was it worth buying 52 $3.99 issues ($207.48)? That depends on your passion for Bat-stories, but it certainly gave a number of supporting characters a chance to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #310

Secret Avengers #14

Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne and Jaime Mendoza;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb and David Baron Past Aways #1 — Writer: Matt Kindt;  Art: Scott Kolins;  Colors: Bill Crabtree Hit: 1957 #1 (of 4) — Writer: Bryce Carlson;  Art: Vanessa R. Del Ray;  Colors: Niko Guardia Jem and the Holograms #1 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Ross Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado Fewer number-one issues this week than we’ve been seeing, but they cover a much wider range than usual (i.e., none of them are Image science-fiction books). Multiversity: … Continue reading

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