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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #387

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Civil War II #5 (of 8) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: David Marquez;  Art Assist: Sean Izaakse;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #10 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson The Mighty Thor #11 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson The Vision #11 (of 12) — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Gabriel Hernandez Walta;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Amazing Spider-Man #18 — Writer: Dan Slot;  Pencils: R. B. Silva;  Inks: Adriano di Benedetto; Colors: Marte Gracia The Punisher #5 — Writer: Becky Cloonan;  Art: Steve Dillon;  Colors: Frank Martin International Iron Man … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #386

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Black Panther #6 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Chris Sprouse;  Inks: Karl Story;  Colors: Laura Martin Scarlet Witch #10 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Kei Zama;  Colors: Ian Herring Spider-Man #8 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Marte Gracia Only a couple of Marvel books to note this time — after a few light weeks, the DC “Rebirth” issues are back to sucking all the oxygen out of the room. Black Panther is probably Coates’s best issue yet, because it’s reached that turn-around point where, after the hero has been beaten down and seemingly lost his way, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #385

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Doctor Strange #11 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Kevin Nowlan and Leonardo Romero;  Colors: Kevin Nowlan and Jordie Bellaire Invincible Iron Man #13 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Mike Deodato;  Colors: Frank Martin All-New, All-Different Avengers #14 — Writer: Mark Waid and Jeremy Whitley;  Art: Adam Kubert;  Colors: Sonia Oback Not very many Marvel books in my pile this week, so let’s get them out of the way first: Doctor Strange writer Jason Aaron has spent the first ten issues of the book making magic in the Marvel universe a lot less easy to use — so Doc has … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #384

Silver Surfer #200

Silver Surfer #200 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred All-New Wolverine Annual #1 — Writer: Tom Taylor;  Art: Marcio Takara;  Color: Mat Lopes Amazing Spider-Man #17 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: R. B. Silva;  Inks: Adriano di Benedetto;  Colors: Marte Gracia Three non-Civil War II tie-ins: Silver Surfer #200 celebrates that title’s anniversary with a 25-page episode of the regular story (with the usual Allred/Slott combination of quirky charm and bittersweet relationship drama), plus a one-page recap, a two-page letters section, a page about the Eisner award for best single issue that the comic won last … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #383

Squirrel Girl #11

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Jacob Chabot;  Colors: Rico Renzi Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10 — Writers: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #9 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson These three books represent Marvel’s outreach to smart young women readers, from tweens to twenty-somethings. Look at Squirrel Girl‘s one-issue tale (heh…), which manages to be both a continuity-respecting, intricately-plotted supervillain confrontation, a tutorial on basic computer programming theory, and a demonstration of its role-model title heroine’s confident optimism. Guest artist … Continue reading

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