Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #327

Secret Wars E is for Extinction #2

Fables #150 — Writer: Bill Willingham;  Pencils: Mark Buckingham;  Inks: Steve Leioaloha, Andrew Pepoy, Dan Green and Jose Marzan, Jr.;  Colors: Lee Loughridge We’re breaking the pattern of starting with Marvel’s Secret Wars tie-ins this week, to acknowledge the last issue of Fables, DC’s long-running Vertigo title about fairy tales living on Earth (and, before you accuse it of ripping off TV shows like One Upon a Time or Grimm, do the math: it was around long before they were). The collected trade editions of the series, all in print, total 21, and this is the 22nd: it’s a full … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #326

Hawkeye #22

Another big week, with twelve Secret Wars tie-ins (including four debuts), a bunch of second issues involving last month’s DC relaunches, and other interesting stuff, including the final Matt Fraction/David Aja Hawkeye, a new Kieron Gillen sf book, and new issues of Lumberjanes, Justice League, Trees, Groo and Usagi Yojimbo: all perfect for summertime reading.  Adjust the hammock, put another ice cube in the lemonade, and let’s get started… Secret Wars: Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1 (of 2) — Writer: Al Ewing;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Wil Quintana Secret Wars: Guardians of Knowhere #1 (of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #325

Saga #30

Lots and lots of comics this week — including thirteen (!) Secret Wars tie-ins — so let’s just do it: Secret Wars: Age of Apocalypse #1 (of 4) — Writer: Fabian Nicieza;  Art: Gerardo Sandoval;  Colors: David Curiel Secret Wars: Civil War #1 (of 4) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan;  Colors: Sunny Cho Secret Wars: 1872 #1 (of 3) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Nik Virella;  Colors: Lee Loughridge Secret Wars: Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #2 (of 4) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Salva Espin;  Colors: Val Staples Secret Wars: Ghost Racers … Continue reading

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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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