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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #318

Ultimate End #1

Next-to-the-last week for Convergence, but now Marvel’s Secret Wars tie-ins start this week (although there’s no issue of the main title); in addition, a ton of indy books came out, from Optic Nerve to Wytches to Lumberjanes to Powers, so let’s dive in:  Convergence #7 (of 8) — Writers: Jeff King and Scott Lobdell;  Pencils: Aaron Lopresti;  Inks: Mark Morales;  Colors: Peter Steigerwald Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #2 (of 2) — Writer: Marc Andreyko;  Art: Carlos D’Anda;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb Convergence: The Flash #2 (of 2) — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Art: Federico Dallocchio;  Colors: Veronica Gandini Convergence: Green Lantern … Continue reading

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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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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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