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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #430

Astonishing X-Men #1 (of 12) — Writer: Charles Soule;  Pencils: Jim Cheung; Inks: Mark Morales, Guillermo Ortego and Walden Wong;  Colors: Richard Isanove and Rain Beredo Secret Empire #6 (of 10) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Leonil Francis Yu;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan with Leonil Francis Yu;  Colors: Sunny Gho with Java Tartaglia Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #2 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Adam Kubert;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Astonishing X-Men is a 12-issue maxi-series by Soule, who used that length to good effect a couple of years ago on She-Hulk, with a series of one- and two-issue tales that also … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #429

Spider-Men II #1 (of 5) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Sara Pichelli;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Amazing Spider-Man #30 — Writers: Dan Slott and Christos Gage;  Pencils: Stuart Immonen;  Inks: Wade von Grawbadger; Colors: Marte Gracia Venom #152 — Writer: Mike Costa;  Art: Gerardo Sandoval;  Colors: Dono Sanchez-Almara Edge of Venomverse #2 (of 5) — Writer: Christopher Hastings;  Art: Irene Strychalski; Colors: Java Tartaglia Spider-Men II is a sequel to the five-year-old Spider-Men, also by Bendis and Pichelli, which brought together the Marvel and Ultimate-Universe Spider-Men for the first time; it stems from a scene at the end of the … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #428

True Believers: Amazing Fantasy Starring Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Steve Ditko True Believers: Spider-Man #1 — Writer/Artist: Todd McFarlane;  Colors: Bob Sharon True Believers: Spider-Man — Brand New Day #1 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: Steve McNiven;  Inks: Dexter Vines;  Colors: Morry Hollowell At only $1, these “True Believers” reprints are both great all-ages gifts and smart marketing tools, introducing new readers to Spider-Man’s long history. Amazing Fantasy offers the eleven-page origin, a stark Lee-Ditko morality tale, and then adds a retro Spider-Man/Iron Man/Vulture reprint from the high-school-set Spidey #6, by Robbie Thompson, Andre Lima Aravjo and … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #427

True Believers: Amazing Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Stan Lee;  Art: Steve Ditko True Believers: Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Gerry Conway; Pencils: Sal Buscema;  Inks: Mike Esposito;  Colors: Dave Hunt True Believers: Miles Morales, Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Sara Pichelli;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Amazing Spider-Man #29 — Writers: Dan Slott and Christos Gage;  Pencils: Stuart Immonen;  Inks: Wade von Grawbadger;  Colors: Marte Gracia Edge of Venomverse #1 (of 5) — Writer: Matthew Rosenberg;  Pencils: Roland Bosche; Inks: Bosch with Adam Gorham;  Colors: Daniel Brown Lots of Spider-books this week, many of them reprints … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #426

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Adam Kubert;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire W.M.D.: Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Art: Mahmud Asrar;  Colors: Nolan Woodard Nick Fury #3 — Writer: James Robinson;  Pencils: ACO; Inks: Hugo Petrus;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Invincible Iron Man #8 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Stefano Caselli;  Colors: Marte Gracia Silver Surfer #12 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred Mighty Thor #20 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art/Color: Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson;  Valerio Schiti and Veronica Gandini America #4 — Writer: Gabby Rivera; … Continue reading

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