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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff Bought #317

Astro City #23

Another week of Convergence, plus the next Secret Wars (just the second issue of the main title; Marvel’s tie-ins to it aren’t starting until next week), the revelation of who Lady Thor is, and a bunch of other Marvel and indy books that stood out. As with last week, all the Convergence titles also feature a different preview of one of DC’s June titles, so read through the reviews to see which new-book appetizer appears where: Convergence #6 (of 8) — Writers: Jeff King and Scott Lobdell;  Pencils: Ed Benes and Eduardo Pansica;  Inks: Ed Benes, Trevor Scott, Scott Hanna … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #316

Squirrel Girl #5

We start to get the second issues of all the Convergence mini-series this week, and I’m even more impressed with Chip Kidd’s alternate-cover designs (with the #2′s the “other halves” of the #1′s), and the way the original artists of the cover images are given prominent credit.  DC’s including eight-page previews of their post-Convergence new and returning titles, a different one in every book; check the reviews here to see which preview can be found in which title.  Meanwhile, the other comics companies haven’t been idle: Marvel’s got Secret Wars #1 and a new Squirrel Girl, while new issues of … Continue reading

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Secret Wars 2015 Launch Party! Wed. 5/6/15

MarvelSecretWars

SECRET WARS 2015 LAUNCH PARTY! THIS WED. 5/6/15  10am – 8pm SECRET WARS IS BACK! VARIANTS * LITHOS*  MARVEL BACK ISSUE SALE* Follow the path to 2015′s MARVEL event  Secret Wars, an epic more than 30 years in the making! From the climax of 1984′s original Secret Wars saga, to the origin of Miles Morales, the new Ultimate Spider-Man, it’s all been leading up to this. And Marvel’s master planner, Jonathan Hickman, has long been planting seeds for the story only he could write. War is coming – be ready! This Wed! 20% off BACK ISSUE MARVEL COMICS* * Some … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #315

Silver Surfer #11

We’re halfway through with Convergence: this is the last week of “new” titles, with the second issues of all the two-part tie-ins starting next week. Let’s check them out, and then tackle the rest of the week’s offerings…. Convergence #4 (of 8) — Writer: Jeff King;  Pencils: Stephen Segovia;  Inks: Seven different guys;  Colors: John Starr with Peter Steigerwald The main title gets a lot more linear this issue, with an actual plot that begins to tie everything together: the Earth-2 heroes, fleeing Telos, have ended up in The Warlord’s dimension of Skartaris, where the evil wizard Deimos is trying … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #314

Uncle Scrooge #1

Convergence #3 — Writer: Jeff King;  Pencils: Stephen Segovia;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: John Starr with Peter Steigerwald Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1 (of 2) — Writer: Marc Andreyko;  Art: Carlos D’Anda;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb Convergence: The Flash #1 (of 2) — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Art: Federico Dallocchio; Colors: Veronica Gandini Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 (of 2) — Writer: David Gallaher;  Pencils: Steve Ellis;  Inks: Ande Parks;  Colors: Hi-Fi Convergence: Hawkman #1 (of 2) — Writer: Jeff Parker;  Pencils: Tim Truman;  Inks: Enrique Alcatena;  Colors: John Kalisz Convergence: Justice League of America #1 (of 2) — Writer: Fabian … Continue reading

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