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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #497

Green Lantern #1 — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Art: Liam Sharp;  Colors: Steve Oliff Sideways Annual #1 — Writer: Grant Morrison with Dan Didio;  Art: Will Conrad and Cliff Richards;  Colors: Hi-Fi Suicide Squad: Black Files #1 (of 6) — Creators: Various Batman #58 — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Mikel Janin;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Justice League #11 — Writer: Scott Snyder;  Art/Colors: Francis Manapul United States Vs. Murder Inc. #2 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Avon Oeming;  Colors: Taki Soma The biggest news this week is Grant Morrison’s return to DC with his new ongoing Green Lantern;  it’s crammed … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #496

Batman Secret Files #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 (of 5) — Writer/Artist: Sam Kieth; Colors: Ronda Pattison From its title, I thought Batman Secret Files #1 would be like those ’90s/’00s SF versions with a story or two, and then a bunch of Who’s Who-type entries, city maps and other world-fillers. Not so; it’s a straight five-story anthology: a three-page opener by Tom King and Mikel Janin; an eight-pager about a GCPD officer’s encounter with the Scarecrow, in which writer Ram V and artist Jorge Fornes use (and then don’t use) the nine-panel grid … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #495

Spider-Geddon #2 (of 5) — Writer: Christos Gage with Dan Slott;  Pencils: Jorge Molina;  Inks: Jay Leisten, Craig Yeung and Roberto Poggi;  Colors: David Curiel Spider-Girls #1 (of 3) — Writer: Jody Houser;  Art: Andres Genolet;  Colors: Triona Farrell Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 (of 3) — Writer: Seanan McGuire;  Art: Rosi Kampe;  Colors: Ian Herring Amazing Spider-Man #8 (Legacy #809) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Humberto Ramos;  Inks: Victor Olazaba;  Colors: Edgar Delgado Most of the Spider-books this week relate to Spider-Geddon, the sequel to the Spider-Verse series from a few years ago that inspired the upcoming animated film. The … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #494

Shuri #1 (of 6?) — Writer: Nnedi Okorafor;  Art: Leonardo Romero;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire The Unstoppable Wasp #1 — Writer: Jeremy Whitley;  Art/Colors: Gurihiru X-Men Black — Mystique #1 (of 1) — Writer: Seanan McGuire;  Art: Marco Failla;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Shuri is a solo mini-series about the Black Panther’s techno-genius younger sister; Okorafor, the writer,  an American-born daughter to two Nigerian immigrants, has a better background to write realistic, strong African women than most, and Leonardo Romero’s art, in the school of Chris Samnee and David Aja, is attractive and open and meticulous, with every line in place.  Add … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #493

Spider-Geddon #1 (of 5) — Writer: Christos Gage;  Art: Jorge Molina;  Colors: David Curiel Amazing Spider-Man #7 (Legacy #808) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Pencils: Humberto Ramos;  Inks: Victor Olazaba;  Colors: Edgar Delgado What If? The Punisher #1 (of 1) — Writer: Carl Potts;  Art: Juanan Ramirez;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg True Believers: What If Dr. Doom Had Become A Hero? #1 (of 1) — Writer: Don Glut;  Pencils: Fred Kida;  Inks: Dave Simons;  Colors: Carl Gafford True Believers: What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy? #1 (of 1) — Writer: Tony Isabella;  Art: Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia;  Colors: Carl Gafford … Continue reading

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