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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #367

Batgirl #51

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi with Erica Henderson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Ms. Marvel #6 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson; Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Ian Herring Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #5 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Spider-Woman #6 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Art: Joelle Jones;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Women rule at both Marvel and DC this week, with many of the best books sporting female leads. Witness The Unbeatable … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #366

Lumberjanes #25

Lumberjanes #25 — (Lead Story): Writers: Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh;  Art: Carey Pietsch;  Colors: Maarta Laiho; (Second Story): Writer: Chynna Clugston-Flores;  Art: Laura Lewis and Mad Rupert;  Colors: Maarta Laiho Jem and the Holograms #14 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado Howard the Duck #6 — Writers: Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North;  Pencils: Joe Quinones; Inks: Joe Rivera, Marc Deering and Joe Quinones;  Colors: Joe Quinones and Jordan Gibson Let’s start with some all-ages books, including the standout Lumberjanes, celebrating its double-sized $4.99 25th issue with a jump-on chapter of a new story that’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #365

Goldie Vance #1

Moon Knight #1 — Writer: Jeff Lemire;  Art: Greg Smallwood;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 — Writer: Christopher Hastings;  Art: Gurihiru with Danilo Beyruth Spider-Gwen #7 — Writer: Jason Latour;  Art: Bengal;  Colors: Rico Renzi Only two Marvel debuts this week — Moon Knight starts in a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest setting, with its title character in an insane asylum, trying to decide whether the whole Konshu/superpowers thing is real, or just a symptom of his madness; considering that multiple personality disorder’s been hard-wired into his origin from the beginning, it’s probably a little of both. … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #364

Black Panther #1

Black Panther #1 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Art: Brian Stelfreeze;  Colors: Laura Martin Spider-Women Alpha #1 — Writer: Robbie Thompson;  Art: Vanesa Del Ray;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Poe Dameron #1 — Writer: Charles Soule;  Art/Colors: Phil Noto Amadeus Cho: Genius at Work #1 (of 1) — Writers: Greg Pak and Fred van Lente;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa, Gary Frank and Rodney Buchemi Of all the Marvel first issues this week, none has been more anticipated than Black Panther, partly because the company tapped as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, a prominent author on African-American issues (among other topics), who last year won both … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #363

Ragnarok #8 Mignola

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 — Writer: Ryan North with Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Jughead #5 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Andre Syzmanowicz Jem and the Holograms #13 — Writer:  Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado These four books always seem to come out around the same week, and they’re classy, vastly-entertaining all-ages comics that make me happy. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur wraps its first arc, its pint-size heroine executing … Continue reading

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