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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 #512

Return of Wolverine #5 (of 5) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: Steve McNiven;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Laura Martin Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1 — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Andy MacDonald;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Hulkverines #1 (of 3) — Writer: Greg Pak;  Art: Ario Anindito;  Colors: Morry Hollowell with Andrew Crossley Uncanny X-Men #12 (Legacy #631) — Writer: Matthew Rosenberg;  Art: Salvador Larroca;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Amazing Nightcrawler #1 (of 5) — Writer: Seanan McGuire;  Art: Juan Frigeri;  Colors: Dono Sanchez-Almara The original Wolverine, officially back from the dead, is all over Marvel’s comics this week: but the first one to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #511

Avengers: No Road Home #1 (of 10) (Legacy #708) — Writers: Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub;  Pencils: Paco Medina;  Inks: Juan Vlasco;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Savage Sword of Conan #1 (Legacy #236) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Ron Garney;  Colors: Richard Isanove Next Gen #1 (of 5) — Writer: Ed Brisson;  Art: Marcus To;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Marvels Annotated #1 (of 4) — Writers: Kurt Busiek, Alex Ross and Steve Darnell;  Art/Colors: Alex Ross Marvel Tales: Black Widow #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Avengers: No Road Home is by the same creative team as last year’s Avengers: No … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #510

True Believers: Captain Marvel — Ms. Marvel #1 (of 1) — Writer: Gerry Conway;  Pencils: John Buscema;  Inks: Joe Sinnott;  Colors: Marie Severin True Believers: Captain Marvel — Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel #1 (of 1) — Writer: Chris Claremont;  Pencils: John Byrne;  Inks: Dave Hunt;  Colors: Dave Hunt Daredevil #1 (Legacy #613) — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Marco Checchetto;  Colors: Sunny Gho Old Man Quill #1 (of 12) — Writer: Ethan Sacks;  Art: Robert Gill;  Colors: Andres Mossa Gunhawks #1 (of 1) — Writers: David and Maria Lapham;  Art: Luca Pizzari;  Colors: Neeraj Menon and Rachelle Rosenberg February sees Marvel’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #509

Age of X-Man: Alpha #1 (of 1) — Writers: Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler;  Art: Ramon Rosanas;  Colors: Triona Farrell Uncanny X-Men 3D #1 (of 1) — Writer: Chris Claremont;  Pencils: Jim Lee;  Inks: Scott Williams;  Colors: Glynis Oliver X-Force #2 (Legacy #232) — Writer: Ed Brisson;  Art: Dylan Burnett;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Doctor Strange #10 (Legacy #400) — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art/Colors: Jesus Saiz; Kevin Nowlan and Jim Campbell;  Butch Guice and Carlos Lopez;  Tom Palmer and Daniel Acuna Journey Into Unknown Worlds #1 (of 1) — Writers: Cullen Bunn; Clay McLeod Chapman;  Art: Guillermo Sanna; Francesco Manna If … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #508

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 — Writer: Ed Brisson;  Art: Carlos Gomez;  Colors: Guru-eFX Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Legacy #151) — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Geoff Shaw;  Colors: Marte Gracia War Is Hell #1 — Creators: Howard Chaykin and Edgar Delgado;  Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Alberto Alburquerque and Andres Mossa Crypt of Shadows #1 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Garry Brown, Stephen Green and Djibril Morissette-Phan;  Colors: Chris O’Halloran The Immortal Hulk #12 (Legacy #729) — Writer: Al Ewing;  Pencils: Joe Bennett;  Inks: Ruy Jose;  Flashback art: Eric Nguyen;  Colors: Paul Mounts Uncanny X-Men Annual is a Cyclops-centric story explaining how … Continue reading

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