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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 #375

She Wolf #1

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #8 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Mighty Thor #8 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Ms. Marvel #8 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona;  Colors: Ian Herring with Irma Kniivila Scarlet Witch #7 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Annie Wu;  Colors: Muntsa Vicente The women heroes really rule at Marvel right now — many of the company’s best, most imaginative storytelling comes from books with female leads. Look at the four here: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #374

Vote Loki #1

Superman #1 — Writer: Peter J. Tomasi;  Pencils: Patrick Gleason;  Inks: Mick Gray;  Colors: John Kalisz Batman #1 — Writer: Tom King;  Pencils: David Finch;  Inks: Matt Banning;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Titans: Rebirth #1 — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Pencils: Brett Booth;  Inks: Norm Rapmund;  Colors: Andrew Dalhouse Green Arrow #1 — Writer: Benjamin Percy;  Art/Colors: Otto Schmidt Green Lanterns #1 — Writer: Sam Humphries;  Pencils: Robson Rocha;  Inks: Jay Leisten DC’s Big Two get their second relaunch titles this week, as do a couple of the second-tier heroes. Superman continues to be the most changed, as we now have a … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #373

Flash Rebirth #1

Flash: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writer: Joshua Williamson;  Art: Carmine di Giandimenico;  Colors: Ivan Plascencia Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writer: Greg Rucka;  (First Half): Pencils: Matthew Clark;  Inks: Sean Parsons;  Colors: Jeremy Colwell; (Second Half): Art: Liam Sharp;  Colors: Laura Martin Aquaman: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Pencils: Scott Eaton and Oscar Jimenez;  Inks: Mark Morales and Oscar Jimenez;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb DC’s definitely having a good summer so far, with the “Rebirth” titles flying off the stands; whether readers will stick around for the regular issues is the big question, but at … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #372

Civil War II #1

Superman: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writers: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Jaime Mendoza;  Colors: Wil Quintana Batman: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writers: Scott Snyder and Tom King;  Art: Mikel Janin;  Colorts: June Chung Green Lantern: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writers: Geoff Johns and Sam Humphries;  Art: Ethan Van Sciver and Ed Benes;  Colors: Jason Wright Green Arrow: Rebirth #1 (of 1) — Writer: Benjamin Percy;  Art/Colors: Otto Schmidt The Coming of the Supermen #5 (of 6) — Writer/Artist: Neal Adams;  Ink Assists: Buzz;  Colors: Tony Avina Since the first of the DC … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #371

DC Universe Rebirth #1

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7 — Writers: Brandon Montclaire and Amy Reeder;  Art: Marco Failla;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #6 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art/Colors: Natasha Allegri Ms. Marvel #7 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Adrian Alphona;  Colors: Ian Herring Mockingbird #3 — Writer: Chelsea Cain;  Art: Kate Niemczyk Captain Marvel #5 — Writers:  Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters;  Art: Kris Anka with Felipe Smith;  Colors: Matthew Wilson As so often in comics this year, the women rule: six books … Continue reading

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