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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #485

Fantastic Four #1 (#646) — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Sara Pichelli with Elisabetia D’Amico;  Colors: Marte Gracia Spider-Man Annual #1 — Writer: Bryan Edward Hill;  Art: Nelson Blake II with Alitha E. Martinez;  Mark Bagley with Roberto Poggi;  Colors: Carlos Lopez Amazing Spider-Man #3 (#804) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Ryan Ottley;  Inks: Cliff Rathburn;  Colors: Laura Martin Domino #5 — Writer: Gail Simone;  Layouts: David Baldeon;  Art: Michael Shelfer;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #35 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Derek Charm;  Colors: Rico Renzi One reason Fantastic Four relaunched this week is that Wednesday, August 8 was … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #484

Infinity Wars #1 (of 6) — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Mike Deodato, Jr.;  Colors: Frank Martin Marvel Rising: Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl #1 (of 1) — Writers: G. Willow Wilson and Ryan North with Devin Grayson;  Art: Ramon Bachs and Irene Strychalski;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Captain America #2 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Leonil Francis Yu;  Inks: Gerry Alanguilan and Leonil Francis Yu;  Colors: Sunny Gho Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Dylan Burnett;  Colors: Antonio Fabela Death of the Inhumans #2 (of 5 ) — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Ariel Olivetti;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Infinity … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #483

X-Men: Grand Design: Second Genesis #1 — Creator: Ed Piskor Mr. and Mrs. X #1 — Writer: Kelly Fitzpatrick;  Art: Oscar Bazaldua;  Colors: Frank D’Armata X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nnedi Okorafor;  Pencils: Ray Anthony-Height and Alberto Alburquerque;  Inks: Anthony-Height, Alburquerque, Juan Vlasco and Keith Champagne;  Colors: Erick Arciniega All the first issues seem to be X-related this week.  The most interesting is the continuation of Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design, a retelling of all of the X-cast’s history in chronological order, mostly based on Uncanny X-Men, but with some other relevant stuff too; this issue covers … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #482

True Believers: Fantastic Four: By John Byrne #1 (of 1) — Writer/Pencils: John Byrne;  Inks: Bjorn Heyn;  Colors: Glynis Wein True Believers: Fantastic Four: By Walter Simonson #1 (of 1) — Writer/Art: Walt Simonson;  Colors: Max Scheele The Life of Captain Marvel #1 (of 5) — Writer: Margaret Stohl;  Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Fonteriz; Marguerite Sauvage;  Colors: Marcio Menyz and Marguerite Sauvage Marvel offers two more of its $1 “True Believer” Fantastic Four reprints this week, both spotlighting writer/artists who had influential runs on the title. The first, John Byrne, had arguably the best since the Lee/Kirby era: a five-year … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #481

Amazing Spider-Man #1 (#802) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Ryan Ottley;  Inks: Cliff Rathburn;  Colors: Laura Martin True Believers: Fantastic Four: Vs. Doctor Doom! #1 (of 1) — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby;  Inks: Sol Brodsky True Believers: Fantastic Four: Hulk vs. Thing #1 (of 1) — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: John Buscema;  Inks: Joe Sinnott True Believers: Fantastic Four: Galactus Hungers #1 (of 1) — Writer: Roy Thomas;  Art: John Buscema Amazing Spider-Man‘s latest volume gets a double-sized first issue; new writer Nick Spencer titles it “Back To Basics” (a callback to John Byrne’s Fantastic Four #232…), and … Continue reading

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