Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #398

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Slapstick #1 — Writers: Reilly Brown and Fred van Lente;  Storyboards: Reilly Brown;  Art: Diego Olortegui;  Colors: Jim Campbell Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Kev Walker;  Colors: Antonio Fabela; (Second Story): Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Salvador Larroca;  Colors: Edgar Delgado Nova #1 — Writers: Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez;  Art: Ramon Perez;  Colors: Ian Herring Of the Marvel first issues this week, Slapstick is the most unusual, with its living-cartoon character existing in the “real” Marvel world; the cover gives the main idea, that he uses Bugs Bunny-like violence that doesn’t affect him — you … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #397

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Jughead #11 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art/Colors: Derek Charm Saga #40 — Writer: Brian K. Vaughan;  Art/Colors: Fiona Staples Monstress #8 — Writer: Marjorie Liu;  Art/Colors: Sara Takeda Deadly Class #24 — Writer: Rick Remender;  Art: Wes Craig;  Colors: Jordan Boyd Seven to Eternity #3 — Writer: Rick Remender;  Art: Jerome Opena;  Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Rick and Morty #20 — Writer/Artist: Kyle Starks;  Colors: Katy Farina (Second story) — Writer/Artist: Marc Ellerby The non-Marvel and DC books seem to float to the top of my pile lately; they’re the ones I want to read first, because they move in unexpected … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #396

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A.D.: After Death Book One (of 3) — Writer: Scott Snyder;  Art/Colors: Jeff Lemire Usagi Yojimbo #159 — Creator: Stan Sakai Snotgirl #4 — Writer: Bryan Lee O’Malley;  Art: Leslie Hung;  Colors: Mickey Quinn Lumberjanes #32 — Writers: Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh; Art: Carey Pietsch;  Colors: Maarta Laiko Groo: Fray of the Gods #3 (of 4) — Writers: Sergio Aragones with Mark Evanier;  Art: Sergio Aragones;  Colors: Tom Luth Dept. H #8 — Writer/Artist: Matt Kindt;  Colors: Sharlene Kindt Let’s start with the indy books this week, because many of them offer addictive all-ages storytelling, with deep trade-paperback backlists … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #395

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Thanos #1 — Writer: Jeff Lemire;  Art: Mike Deodato;  Colors: Frank Martin Doctor Strange #14 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Pencils: Chris Bachalo;  Inks: Al Vey, John Livesay, Victor Olazaba, Tim Townsend and Wayne Faucher;  Colors: Anronio Fabela with Java Tartaglia Black Panther #8 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Layouts: Chris Sprouse;  Finishes: Karl Story with Walden Wong;  Colors: Laura Martin Of the Marvel books this week, the only first issue is a relaunch — but an effective one, as Thanos of Titan, one of the company’s premiere bad guys (and a key figure in their upcoming movies) gets another series, this … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary!

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November 25 – December 24
 Join us for a month long 35th Anniversary Holiday Celebration! Please SHARE your favorite AABC memories with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all month long.  SUNDAYS – FREE Bag and Board with every comic purchase MONDAYS – Wear your “New” AABC Logo T-shirt (Grey or Blue 2015 /2016 logo version, all others are now retired) and get 15% off your entire purchase (*excludes consignment) TUESDAYS – Double Bucks for Subscription Customers WEDNESDAYS – Free Celebratory Refreshments THURSDAYS – Free AABC Tote Bag with any $35.00 purchase (while supplies last) FRIDAYS – 1 Free Comic … Continue reading

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