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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #263

Iron Fist #1

So far, this has been the year of the first issue, with lots of reboots, brand-new series and plain-old-relaunches almost every week. This time, we’ve got nine first issues to look at (and there were actually a few more than that I didn’t get to), so let’s start with the obvious best-seller: Batman Eternal #1 (of 52) — Story: Scott Snyder;  Script: James Tynion IV;  Consulting Writers: Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Tim Seeley;  Art: Jason Fabok DC isn’t stupid: if you want to sell more comics, take your top-selling book and create a one-year weekly comic about it, making … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #96 by Dan!

Inhuman 1

All right folks, while it was a lighter week, there’s still plenty of good stuff to check out this time around. Let’s do this! She-Hulk #3 Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Javier Pulido I hate feeling like I have to take a bet on when Pulido bails on this book, but I know it’s coming soon. But that’s a conversation for later; right now we should just enjoy this book for what it is. Embracing the recent success of Hawkeye and Daredevil, this book helps bring the street level lawyer She-Hulk into a more realistic setting. It helps that Soule writes … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #262

Rocky and Bullwinkle #1

Empowered Special #6 — Writer: Adam Warren;  Art: Adam Warren and Brandon Graham I’ve made no secret of my fondness for Warren’s starcrossed, plucky heroine and her always-interesting supporting cast; throw in 24 pages of color Brandon Graham art in the middle (he and Warren are a match made in sf heaven; both have a knack for telling stories that blend technology, aliens, strong female characters, brainy plots and clever dialogue) and this moves to the top of the list, even in a week  with a number of strong books. Sandman: Overture #2 (of 6) — Writer: Neil Gaiman;  Art: J.H. … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #95 by Dan!

Animal Man 29

All right folks, it’s a lighter week so we won’t have a lot to talk about. But there’s still plenty of great stuff out there, so let’s do this! Daredevil #1 Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Waid and Samnee ended their seminal run on Daredevil by revealing his identity and moving him to California. So now Waid and Samnee are back with an all-new location a possibly new set of characters and a lot of space to just roam. And roam they do. This issue acts as set-up (including a quick origin that is presented beautifully), Daredevil manages to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #261

Beasts of Burden #1

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1 (of 1) — Writer: Evan Dorkin;  Art: Jill Thompson This title, about a group of dogs and cats who fight supernatural menaces to their small town, doesn’t come out very often — once or twice a year if we’re lucky — but it’s always worth the wait, and always ends up on the top of my list. Dorkin is mostly known for his humor (Bill and Ted, back in the day, and Milk and Cheese and Dork, plus the about-to-be released Eltingville Club, a savage-but-loving takedown of comics fans which no one who’s … Continue reading

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