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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #355

Spider-Man #1

Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Sara Pichelli;  Ink Assists: Gaetano Carlucci;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Amazing Spider-Man #7 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Matteo Buffagni;  Colors: Marte Gracia Spidey #3 — Writer: Robbie Thompson;  Art: Nick Bradshaw;  Colors: Jim Campbell and Rachelle Rosenberg Three Spider-Man books in one week isn’t exactly a testament to Marvel’s shipping strategy, but at least they’re all very different.  Spider-Man is Miles Morales in the regular Marvel universe — and he’s one of only a couple people who even remember that there was any other universe, or a Secret Wars,  all because he … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #354

Moon Girl Devil Dinosaur #3

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #3 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Spider-Woman #3 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Pencils: Javier Rodriguez;  Inks: Alvaro Lopez;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Black Canary #7 — Writer: Brenden Fletcher;  Art: Annie Wu;  Colors: Lee Loughridge Jem and the Holograms #11 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado This is another week with a bunch of… well, not “kids’ comics,” but comics suitable for all ages; I’m an increasingly-aging white male, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #353

Silver Surfer #1

Silver Surfer #1 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred Captain Marvel #1 — Writers: Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters;  Art: Kris Anka;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #2 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Ms. Marvel #3 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa;  Colors: Ian Herring Starbrand and Nighthawk #2 — Writer: Greg Weisman;  Art: Domo Stanton;  Colors: Jordan Boyd This is another week with a bunch of the “newer” Marvel titles — not so much in numbering, since they’ve all been restarted, but in style: these … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #352

Secret Wars #9

Secret Wars #9 (of 9) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Finally! On its own merits (ignoring the lateness, the hundreds of pages of mini-series, etc.) this has been one of the better Marvel events; you can accuse Hickman of many things, but he’s always got a solid plot, and character through-lines that make sense, and he uses them here: at base, this has been a Fantastic Four story (the last for a while), stemming from Hickman’s long run on that title just before he took over the Avengers books, and it’s a good one, with … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #351

Green Lantern #48 coloring

Before we get to the reviews, let’s give a shout-out to DC this week: their new batch of alternative covers for their January issues involves a cool coloring-book-ready black-and-white style, perfect for both kids and adults to pick up some markers and try their hands at the profession of cartoon colorist; even if you’re the kind of fan who shudders at ruining a perfectly-collectable comic, you can always remove the special thicker-paper outer cover, because the book’s regular one is right underneath it — or, buy two copies, one to color and one to keep (then, encourage everyone else to … Continue reading

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