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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #417

Secret Empire #0 ( of 9 ) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art/Colors: Daniel Acuna Steve Rogers: Captain America #16 — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Kevin Libranda, Yildiray Cinar and Jon Malin;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Thunderbolts #12 — Writer: Jim Zub;  Art: Jon Malin;  Colors: Matt Yackey U.S.Avengers #5 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Paco Diaz;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Whether we all really want to read about a fascist takeover of the U.S. by a nationalist-themed sociopath and his cartoonish super-villain flunkies right now is a good question, especially in a ten-episode mini-series with line-wide tie-ins, but as such things go … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #416

Black Panther and the Crew #1 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Butch Guice;  Inks: Scott Hanna;  Colors: Dan Brown X-Men: Blue #1 — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Art: Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni;  Colors: Matt Milla Weapon X #1 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Pencils: Greg Land;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Frank D’Armata In a week that sees the debut of two major X-books (well, one and a half…), Black Panther and the Crew #1 leads off because, despite its title, it’s a Misty Knight/Storm teamup in New York City that’s a valentine to the Chris Claremont-era Uncanny X-Men. Coates was facing … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #415

True Believers: X-Men #1 — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby;  Inks: Paul Reinman True Believers: Giant-Size X-Men #1 — Writer: Len Wein;  Art: Dave Cockrum;  Colors: Glynis Wein X-Men Gold #1 — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Pencils: Ardian Syaf;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Frank Martin In conjunction with this week’s release of X-Men Gold, the new “main” X-Men title, Marvel’s offering $1 reprints of both 1963’s Lee/Kirby X-Men #1, and 1975’s Wein/Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1 (weird to consider that the distance between the Silver Age debut and the Bronze Age makeover was only twelve years — and that it’s been … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #414

Green Lantern/Space Ghost Special #1 (of 1) — Writers: James Tynion IV and Christopher Sebela;  Art/Colors: Ariel Olivetti Adam Strange/Future Quest Special #1 (of 1) — Writers:  Marc Andreyko and Jeff Parker;  Art: Steve Lieber;  Colors: Veronica Gandini Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special #1 (of 1) — Writer: Mark Russell;  Pencils: Rick Leonardi;  Inks: Scott Hanna;  Colors: Steve Buccellato Suicide Squad/The Banana Splits Special #1 (of 1) — Writer: Tony Bedard;  Pencils: Ben Caldwell;  Inks: Mark Morales;  Colors: Jeremy Lawson Harley’s Little Black Book #6 — Writers: Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: Simon Bisley;  Colors: Paul Mounts March had five … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #413

Action Comics #976 — Writer: Dan Jurgens;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Jaime Mendoza, Christian Alamy and Trevor Scott;  Colors: Wil Quintana Doom Patrol #6 — Writer: Gerard Way;  Art: Nick Derington; Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 — Writer: Robert Venditti;  Art: Ethan van Sciver;  Colors: Jason Wright Suicide Squad #14 — Writer: Rob Williams;  Pencils: John Romita Jr.;  Inks: Richard Friend;  Colors: Dean White Deathstroke #15 — Writer: Christopher Priest;  Breakdowns: Larry Hama;  Pencils: Carlo Pagulatan;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: Jeromy Cox Action Comics is actually kind of a big deal — it’s the conclusion … Continue reading

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