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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 #332

Secret Wars Old Man Logan #4

Secret Wars: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #3 (of 4) — Writers: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Kelly Thompson;  Art: David Lopez;  Colors: Lee Loughridge Secret Wars: Civil War #3 (of 4) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan;  Colors: Sunny Gho Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4 (of 4) — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Art: Matteo Lolli and Matteo Buffagni;  Colors: Ruth Redmond Secret Wars: E is for Extinction #3 (of 4) — Writers: Chris Burnham and Dennis Culver;  Art: Ramon Villalobos;  Colors: Ian Herring Secret Wars: Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra #1 (of 1) — Writer: … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #331

Astro City #26

Whew — fifteen Secret Wars tie-ins from Marvel this week, plus eight third issues from DC’s recent new books, plus the usual other cool stuff. Let’s see: Secret Wars: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #3 (of 4) — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Steve Pugh;  Colors: Jim Charalampidis Secret Wars: Armor Wars #4 (of 5) — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Marcio Takara;  Colors: Esther Sanz Secret Wars: Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #2 (of 2) — Writer: Al Ewing;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Wil Quintana Secret Wars: 1872 #2 (of 3) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #330

Eltingville Club #2

Secret Wars #5 ( of  8  ) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Secret Wars: A-Force #3 (of 5) — Writers: Marguerite Bennett and G. Willow Wilson;  Pencils: Jorge Molina;  Inks: Jorge Molina and Craig Yeung;  Colors: Laura Martin Secret Wars: Battleworld 4 (of 4) — (First Story): Writer/Artist: James Stokoe  (Second Story):  Writer: Peter David;  Art: Daniel Valadez;  Colors: David Curiel Secret Wars: Ghost Racers #3 (of 4) — Writer: Felipe Smith;  Art: Juan Gedeon;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Secret Wars: Inhumans: Attilan #4 (of 5) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: John Timms;  Inks: Roberto Poggi; … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #329

Groot #3

Secret Wars: Age of Apocalypse #2 (of 4) — Writer: Fabian Nicieza; Art:  Gerardo Sandoval;  Colors: David Curiel Secret Wars: Civil War #2 (of 4) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan;  Colors: Sunny Gho Secret Wars: Future Imperfect #4  (of ) — Writer: Peter David;  Pencils: Greg Land;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Nolan Woodard Secret Wars: Giant-Size Little Marvel #3 (of 4) — Writer/Artist: Skottie Young;  Colors: Jean-Francois Bealieu Secret Wars: Guardians of Knowhere #2 (of 4) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Mike Deodato;  Colors: Frank Martin Eleven Secret Wars tie-ins this week, so let’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #328

Daredevil #17

Besides Marvel’s usual Secret Wars entries (this is going to be over soon — right, guys? Guys…?), DC releases a number of annuals this week (a traditional midsummer move), and then there are the usual cool indy books, including new issues of Casanova, Sex Criminals, Low, Powers and Sabrina. Let’s look…. Secret Wars: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 (of 4) — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Steve Pugh;  Colors: Jim Charalampidis Secret Wars: Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #3 (of 4) — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Art: Matteo Lolli;  Colors: Ruth Redmond Secret Wars: M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #3 (of 5) — Writer: … Continue reading

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