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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 #413

Action Comics #976 — Writer: Dan Jurgens;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Jaime Mendoza, Christian Alamy and Trevor Scott;  Colors: Wil Quintana Doom Patrol #6 — Writer: Gerard Way;  Art: Nick Derington; Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 — Writer: Robert Venditti;  Art: Ethan van Sciver;  Colors: Jason Wright Suicide Squad #14 — Writer: Rob Williams;  Pencils: John Romita Jr.;  Inks: Richard Friend;  Colors: Dean White Deathstroke #15 — Writer: Christopher Priest;  Breakdowns: Larry Hama;  Pencils: Carlo Pagulatan;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: Jeromy Cox Action Comics is actually kind of a big deal — it’s the conclusion … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #412

Amazing Spider-Man #25 — (Main Story): Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: Stuart Immonen;  Inks: Wade von Grawbadger; Colors: Marte Gracia Spider-Man #14 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Sara Pichelli;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Ms. Marvel #16 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa;  Colors: Ian Herring The Mighty Thor #17 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat #16 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Only five Marvel books, six DCs, and fifteen indy books (including nine just from Image) on tap this week, but let’s start with the … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #411

Grass Kings #1 — Writer: Matt Kindt;  Art/Colors: Tyler Jenkins Redline #1 — Writer: Neal Holman;  Art: Clayton McCormack;  Colors: Kelly Fitzpatrick Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys #1 — Writer: Anthony Del Col;  Art: Werther Dell’Edera;  Colors: Stefano Simeone Charmed #1 — Writer: Erica Schultz;  Art: Maria Sanapo;  Colors: Heartwork Studios The indy books have the variety and quality to lead the pack this week. Grass Kings is the  star: Matt Kindt’s new tale about a ramshackle freehold of misfits claiming their own law over the county sheriff’s, run by a trio of brothers straight out of Shakespeare by … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #410

America #1 — Writer: Gabby Rivera;  Pencils: Joe Quinones; Inks: Joe and Paolo Rivera;  Colors: Jose Villarrubia The Unstoppable Wasp #3 — Writer: Jeremy Whitley;  Art: Elsa Charretier;  Colors: Megan Wilson Hawkeye #4 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Leonardo Romero;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire America is a love letter to the Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie Young Avengers, with its lead having come to prominence in that series, and a few of the members of that team showing up, too. It’s got some of the sass, the cutting-edge, clean-looking art, and the casual acceptance of diversity of that well-received series, too; with its … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #409

Spider-Woman #16 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Art: Veronica Fish;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Hulk #3 — Writer: Mariko Tamaki;  Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Matt Milla Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #16 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Elektra #1 — Writer: Matt Owens;  Art: Joann Cabal;  Colors: Antomio Fabela and Marcio Menyz Scarlet Witch #15 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Vanesa Del Ray;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Spider-Gwen #17 — Writer: Jason Latour;  Art: Robbi Rodriguez;  Colors: Rico Renzi Leading with the Marvel women again: a lot of these books aren’t big sellers on the … Continue reading

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