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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 #324

Secret Wars Giant-Size Little Marvel #2

A bigger haul this week than last, with an installment of the main Secret Wars series plus seven tie-ins from Marvel; no DC debuts, but there were eight first issues from indy publishers that caught my eye, plus the usual suspects from ongoing books. Come by the brand-new All About store at 24 W. Camelback and check these out: Secret Wars #4 — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Secret Wars: Red Skull #1 (of 3) — Writer: Joshua Williamson;  Art: Luca Pizzari;  Colors: Rainier Beredo Secret Wars: A-Force #2 (of 5) — Writers: Marguerite Bennett and … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #323

Secret Wars Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Eight Secret Wars tie-ins, but only three DC first issues, make this a smaller week than the last few, but there are still plenty of comics to talk about. Don’t try to buy them at the All About Books and Comics at 5060 North Central, though, because it no longer exists — instead, come to the brand-new All About, right around the corner at 24 West Camelback, starting July 1st, and marvel at the amazing job everyone’s done to create the best-looking place to buy comics (combined with, obviously, the best selection of old and new issues) in the whole state! Secret … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #322

Lumberjanes #15

This week offers fewer Secret Wars tie-ins than last (“only” six), but more DC debuts (eight), with a couple of indy first issues and the usual bunch of other interesting stuff: Secret Wars: Runaways #1 (of 3) — Writer: Noelle Stevenson;  Art: Sanford Greene;  Colors: John Rauch Secret Wars: Squadron Sinister #1 (of 3) — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Pencils: Carlos Pacheco;  Inks: Mariano Taibo;  Colors: Frank Martin Secret Wars: Thors #1 (of 3) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Pencils: Chris Sprouse;  Inks: Karl Story;  Colors: Marte Gracia Secret Wars: Armor Wars #2 (of 4) — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Marcio Takara; … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #321

Batman Superman #21

Another big week — Marvel’s right in the middle of Secret Wars, with no regular issue but twelve tie-ins, while DC continues rolling out its new titles, with five debuts — plus a couple of #1s from other publishers, plus the regular good stuff too. Let’s jump right in: Secret Wars: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1 (of 3) — Writers: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Kelly Thompson;  Art/Colors: David Lopez Secret Wars: Ghost Racers #1 (of 3) — Writer: Felipe Smith;  Art: Juan Gedeon;  Color: Tamra Bonvillain Secret Wars: Inferno #2 (of 4) — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Art: Javier Garron; … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #320

Groot #1

Hoo boy — with Convergence done. you’d think there’d be a chance to relax in the early-summer heat (and, weirdly, rain), but instead we get nine Secret Wars books from Marvel, plus five DC first issues (and major turning-point episodes of Action and Justice League), along with the usual batch of cool indy stuff too. Let’s run them down: Secret Wars #3 (of 8) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Secret Wars: Years of Future Past #1 (of 4) — Writer: Marguerite Bennett;  Art: Mike Norton;  Colors: FCO Plascencia Secret Wars: X-Tinction Agenda #1 (of 3) … Continue reading

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