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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #301

Guardians of the Galaxy #23

Powers #1 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Avon Oeming;  Colors: Nick Falardi Groo: Friends and Foes #1 (of 12) — Story/Art: Sergio Aragones;  Words: Mark Evanier;  Colors: Tom Luth Burning Fields #1 (  of 8  ) — Writers: Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel;  Art: Colin Larimer; Colors: Joana LaFuente These are the week’s first issues that caught my eye — although two of the three are relaunches, not debuts. Powers, for example, has been around for well over a decade — but it’s going to be a TV series starting in March (on the Playstation Network, so good … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #300

Star Wars #1

We should probably note a couple of anniversaries this week: as you can see, this is my 300th “Stuff I Bought” review post; the first came out the week of January 5, 2007, which was when the AABC blog began — so that’s an eight-year anniversary for it, too. That very first review is no longer on the site (it had some kind of coding problem that was screwing things up, if I remember correctly, and had to be erased), but there’s a link to the second week’s reviews here.  If you’re wondering why it’s the 300th review but I’m … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #299

Squirrel Girl #1

Ant-Man #1 — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Ramon Rosanas;  Colors: Jordan Boyd With a movie this summer, of course Ant-Man needs a new ongoing series, and this is a respectable shot at a debut issue. Spencer, who’s a clever writer, is going for a little bit of a Hawkeye feel here, with his good-hearted, regular-guy rogue of a main character, except that where Clint Barton’s problem is his scruffy overconfidence, Scott Lang’s is the opposite: as an ex-con and a divorced father, he knows exactly how normal and scruffy he is, and sees that as a failure, despite his heart, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #298

Batman Eternal #39

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally very light, and this one’s no exception — but, fortunately, there are still some comics worth mentioning: Abigail and the Snowman #1 (of 4) — Writer/Artist: Roger Langridge;  Colors: Fred Stresing Langridge has delivered a lot of quality humor/bigfoot books over the last few years; his dry British wit and adaptable art made him perfect for The Muppets, and he pivoted from that to a pitch-perfect Elsie Segar-inspired Popeye. On his own, he also produced Snarked, a Lewis Carroll pastiche, and now this: a story about a little girl who meets … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #297

Superman:Wonder Woman #14 Cooke

Superman #37 — Writer: Geoff Johns;  Pencils:  John Romita Jr.; Inks: Klaus Janson;  Colors: Laura Martin Harley Quinn #13 — Writers: Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: Chad Hardin; Colors: Alex Sinclair Superman/Wonder Woman #14 — Writer: Peter Tomasi;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Four Different Guys; Colors: Tomeu Morey Sinestro #8 — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Pencils: Martin Cocollo; Inks: Scott Hanna;  Colors: Jason Wright The Flash #37 — Writers: Robert Venditti and Van Jensen;  Pencils: Brett Booth;  Inks: Norm Rapmund;  Colors: Andrew Dalhouse Aquaman #37 — Writer: Jeff Parker;  Pencils: Paul Pelletier;  Inks: Sean Parsons;  Colors: Rain Beredo He-Man: The … Continue reading

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