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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 #502

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 (Legacy #241) — Writer: Saladin Ahmed;  Art: Javier Garron;  Colors: David Curiel Spider-Geddon: Spider-Force #3 (of 3) — Writer: Christopher Priest;  Pencils: Marcelo Ferreira and Ibraim Roberson;  Inks: Roberto Poggi, Ibraim Roberson and Craig Yeung;  Colors: Guru-eFX Spider-Geddon: Spider-Girls #3 (of 3) — Writer: Jody Houser;  Art: Andres Genolet;  Colors: Cris Peters and Jim Campbell Spider-Geddon: Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #3 (of 3) — Writer: Seanan McGuire;  Art: Rosi Kampe;  Colors: ian Herring Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #313 — Writer: Sean Ryan;  Art: Juan Frigeri;  Colors: Jason Keith Amazing Spider-Man #11 (Legacy #812) — Writer: Nick … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #501

True Believers: Fantastic Four: Skrulls #1 (of 1) — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby True Believers: Fantastic Four: Puppet Master #1 (of 1) — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby True Believers: Fantastic Four: Mad Thinker #1 (of 1) — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby;  Inks: Dan Ayers This week’s best bargains, as they often are, are the Marvel “True Believers” $1 reprint books — for $3, you can get copies of Fantastic Four #2, 8 and 15, all by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, from back when the FF was Marvel’s flagship comic, and Spider-Man and the … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #500

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1 (of 5) — Story: Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson;  Art: Mike Norton, Yishan Li and Michael Avon Oeming;  Colors: Dave Stewart The Warning #1 — Writer/Artist: Edward Laroche;  Colors: Brad Simpson Sex Death Revolution #2 — Writer: Magdalene Visaggio;  Art: Kasia Witerscheim;  Colors: Harry Saxon Man-Eaters #3 — Writer: Chelsea Cain;  Art: Kate Niemczyk;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Archie: 1941 #3 (of 5) — Story: Brian Augustyn and Mark Waid;  Art: Peter Krause;  Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #4 (of 4) — Creator: Sarah Graley Let’s start with the smaller-publisher indy books again … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #499

Love and Rockets #6 — Creators: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez Go-Bots #1 — Creator: Tom Scioli Rick and Morty Presents: Pickle Rick #1 (of 1) — Writer: Delilah S. Dawson;  Art: CJ Cannon;  Colors: Brittany Peer Middlewest #1 — Writer: Skottie Young;  Art: Jorge Corona;  Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Dick Tracy #2 — Writers: Lee and Michael Allred;  Pencils: Rich Tommaso;  Inks: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred Exorsisters #2 — Writer: Ian Boothby;  Art: Gisele Lagace;  Colors: Pete Pantazis Black Badge #4 — Writer: Matt Kindt;  Art: Tyler Jenkins;  Colors: Hilary Jenkins Burn-Outs #3 — Writer: Dennis Culver;  Art: Geoffo;  Colors: … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #498

Uncanny X-Men #1 (Legacy #620) — Writers: Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg and Kelly Thompson;  Art: Mahmud Asrar;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Avengers #10 (Legacy #700) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: David Marquez and Ed McGuinness with Frazer Irving, Adam Kubert and Andrea Sorrentino;  Colors:  Justin Ponsor, Erick Arciniega, Frazer Irving, Matthew Wilson and Giada Marchisio The Black Order #1 (of 5) — Writer: Derek Landy;  Pencils: Philip Tan;  Inks: Marc Deering, Guillermo Ortega and Le Beau Underwood;  Colors: Jay David Ramos Uncanny X-Men #1 is a relaunch of that bedrock Marvel title, and it’s following the same pattern as the Avengers … Continue reading

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