Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #498

Uncanny X-Men #1 (Legacy #620) — Writers: Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg and Kelly Thompson;  Art: Mahmud Asrar;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Avengers #10 (Legacy #700) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: David Marquez and Ed McGuinness with Frazer Irving, Adam Kubert and Andrea Sorrentino;  Colors:  Justin Ponsor, Erick Arciniega, Frazer Irving, Matthew Wilson and Giada Marchisio The Black Order #1 (of 5) — Writer: Derek Landy;  Pencils: Philip Tan;  Inks: Marc Deering, Guillermo Ortega and Le Beau Underwood;  Colors: Jay David Ramos Uncanny X-Men #1 is a relaunch of that bedrock Marvel title, and it’s following the same pattern as the Avengers … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #497

Green Lantern #1 — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Art: Liam Sharp;  Colors: Steve Oliff Sideways Annual #1 — Writer: Grant Morrison with Dan Didio;  Art: Will Conrad and Cliff Richards;  Colors: Hi-Fi Suicide Squad: Black Files #1 (of 6) — Creators: Various Batman #58 — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Mikel Janin;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Justice League #11 — Writer: Scott Snyder;  Art/Colors: Francis Manapul United States Vs. Murder Inc. #2 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Avon Oeming;  Colors: Taki Soma The biggest news this week is Grant Morrison’s return to DC with his new ongoing Green Lantern;  it’s crammed … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #496

Batman Secret Files #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 (of 5) — Writer/Artist: Sam Kieth; Colors: Ronda Pattison From its title, I thought Batman Secret Files #1 would be like those ’90s/’00s SF versions with a story or two, and then a bunch of Who’s Who-type entries, city maps and other world-fillers. Not so; it’s a straight five-story anthology: a three-page opener by Tom King and Mikel Janin; an eight-pager about a GCPD officer’s encounter with the Scarecrow, in which writer Ram V and artist Jorge Fornes use (and then don’t use) the nine-panel grid … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER EVENTS!

November SPECIAL DATES! Local Comic Shop Day, Back Issue Deal Day Black Friday, Small Business Saturday! Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #495

Spider-Geddon #2 (of 5) — Writer: Christos Gage with Dan Slott;  Pencils: Jorge Molina;  Inks: Jay Leisten, Craig Yeung and Roberto Poggi;  Colors: David Curiel Spider-Girls #1 (of 3) — Writer: Jody Houser;  Art: Andres Genolet;  Colors: Triona Farrell Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 (of 3) — Writer: Seanan McGuire;  Art: Rosi Kampe;  Colors: Ian Herring Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Legacy #809) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Humberto Ramos;  Inks: Victor Olazaba;  Colors: Edgar Delgado Most of the Spider-books this week relate to Spider-Geddon, the sequel to the Spider-Verse series from a few years ago that inspired the upcoming animated film. The … Continue reading

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