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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #438

Runaways #1 — Writer: Rainbow Rowell;  Art: Kris Anka;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Secret Empire: Omega #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Andrea Sorrentino with Joe Bennett, Joe Pimentel, Scott Hanna and Rachelle Rosenberg Runaways was an early hit for Brian K. Vaughan (and artist Adrian Alphona) about fifteen years ago; its mix of super-teen angst (the various kids are linked when they discover their parents all belong to an Illuminati-like super-villain group), and YA hormonal relationships was a critical and, for a while, commercial success. This revival’s writer, Rainbow Rowell, has published a number of successful YA novels … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #437

Venomverse #1 (of 5) — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Art: Iban Coello;  Colors: Matt Yackey Venomverse: War Stories #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Generations: Iron Man and Ironheart #1 (of 1) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Pencils: Marco Rudy, Szymon Kudranski and Nico Leon;  Inks: Szymon Kudranski, Will Sliney, Scott Koblish and Nico Leon;  Colors: Marco Rudy, Dean White and Paul Mounts Black Bolt #5 — Writer: Saladin Ahmed;  Art/Colors: Frazer Irving and Christian Ward Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #2 (of 5) — Writer: Christopher Priest;  Art/Colors: Phil Noto Venomverse, true to its name, is a retread of Spiderverse: … Continue reading

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Batman Day! 9/23/17

Harley Turns 25 and Steals BATMAN DAY! All About Books and Comics Celebration and SALE! See Details below! Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2017 10 am – 6 pm FREE  Batman and Harley COMICS & MASKS* *While Supplies Last FREE PHOTO OPS with Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Batgirl and others! WIN a FREE HARLEY QUINN STATUE ( $80.00 Value) Just stop by the store and drop your name in the fishbowl on 9/23/17 for your chance to win! Check in at the store on Facebook and get 2 entries! 20% off  Batman &  Harley Comics and Merchandise!* Includes Golden and Silver Age Consignment* … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #436

Secret Empire #10 (of 10) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Steve McNiven;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Matthew Wilson True Believers: Kirby 100th — Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 — Creators: Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Stan Lee and H.E. Huntley True Believers: Kirby 100th — Iron Man #1 — Creators: Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Stan Lee and R. Berns Generations: The Archers #1 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Stefano Raffaele;  Colors: Digikore Star Wars: Mace Windu #1 — Writer: Matt Owens;  Pencils: Denys Cowan;  Inks: Roberto Poggi;  Colors: Guru-eFX Secret Empire, although it’s had its bumps along the way, ends well, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #435

This week, for $3, less than the price of one new comic, you can get three, all by Jack Kirby: True Believers: Kirby 100th — Nick Fury #1 — Creators: Jack Kirby and Stan Lee True Believers: Kirby 100th — Inhumans #1 — Creator: Jack Kirby True Believers: Kirby 100th — Devil Dinosaur #1 — Creator: Jack Kirby They form an interesting sequence, too: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D is from 1965, at the height of both the Silver Age and the ’60s super-spy craze; we watch middle-aged, tough-as-nails WW II vet Fury (in his late 40s, just like Kirby) gets … Continue reading

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