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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 #460

Captain America #698 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Chris Samnee;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Doctor Strange #385 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Gabriel Hernandez Walta;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Avengers #680 — Writers: Al Ewing, Jim Zub and Mark Waid;  Art: Kim Jacinto;  Colors: David Curiel Marvel 2-In-One #3 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Valerio Schiti;  Colors: Frank Martin Amazing Spider-Man Annual #42 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: Cory Smith;  Inks/Finishes — Terry Pallot;  Colors: Brian Reber The newest volume of Captain America has been kind of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #459

Black Panther: The Sound and the Fury #1 (of 1) — Writer: Ralph Macchio;  Art: Andrea di Vito;  Colors: Laura Villari Rise of the Black Panther #2 (of 6) — Writer: Evan Narcisse;  Consultant: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Art: Javier Pina;  Colors: Stephane Paitreau X-Men Red #1 — Writer: Tom Taylor;  Art: Mahmud Asrar;  Colors: Ive Svorcina X-Men Gold #21 — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Pencils: Diego Bernard;  Inks: JP Mayer;  Colors: Arif Prianto Rogue and Gambit #2 (of 5) — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Pere Perez;  Colors: Frank D’Armata Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 (of 1) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Michael … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #458

Phoenix: Resurrection #5 (of 5) — Writer: Matthew Rosenberg;  Pencils: Leonil Frances Yu and Joe Bennett;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan and Belardino Brabo;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Jean Grey #11 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Art: Victor Ibanez and Alberto Albuquerque;  Colors: Jay David Ramos Jessica Jones #16 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Gaydos;  Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Defenders #9 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: David Marquez;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Invincible Iron Man #596 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev;  Colors: Marte Gracia and Alex Maleev Phoenix: Resurrection ends (and this is the short, sort-of-spoilers-but-not-really version) … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #457

Let’s start with the non-Marvel and DC books this week, since they have the greatest number and variety (and, often, quality). Instead of starting with the brand-new #1 issues, let’s do the reverse: we’ll lead with the highest-numbered books, the ones that have produced the most stories and survived the longest: Lumberjanes #46 — Writers: Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh;  Art: Ayme Sotuyo;  Colors: Maarta Laiho Dept.H #22 — Writer/Artist: Matt Kindt;  Colors: Sharlene Kindt Sex Criminals #21 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art/Colors: Chip Zdarsky Southern Bastards #19 — Writer: Jason Aaron; Art/Colors: Jason Latour Monstress #13 — Writer: Marjorie … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #456

Avengers #676 — Writers: Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub;  Art: Pepe Larraz;  Colors: David Curiel Doctor Strange #384 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Gabriel Hernandez Walta;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire The Mighty Thor #703 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Venom, Inc. Omega — Writers: Dan Slott and Mike Costa;  Pencils: Ryan Stegman and Gerardo Sandoval;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Brian Reber Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #299 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Adam Kubert and Juan Frigeri;  Colors: Jason Keith Champions #16 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Pencils: Humberto Ramos;  Inks: Victor Olazaba;  Colors: Edgar … Continue reading

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