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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #238

OK, people, there were a ton of decent books this week — a holiday bounty partly because there will be only a handful for next week (although Amazing Spider-Man #700, and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, the next chapter in the story after that, will both be out) — so let’s get to them. Marvel’s many relaunches lead the pack; I had my doubts about Marvel Now!, but have to admit that reshuffling the creative teams and starting from scratch led to (a) a lot of satisfying conclusions to the old runs, and (b) a lot of intriguing beginnings to the new … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #234

Hawkeye #3 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: David Aja;  Color: Matt Hollingsworth;  Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Daredevil #19 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Chris Samnee; Color: Javier Rodriguez These two comics make me happy — they’re both confident, highly polished storytelling efforts, with writers who know how to create subtle, intriguing characters and slambang action plots, and artists who know how to break that action into fast-moving panels with crystal-clear composition and sharp, smooth lines. Special call-outs to the colorists of each book, too, who know just how to highlight, and when to be subdued, and whose palettes enhance the art … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #57 by Dan!

All right folks! Football season’s starting, but I won’t be writing these on Sunday’s, so you won’t get to hear about the stupid amounts of money and pride I lose! Let’s do this! The Boys #70 Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun I have to say, I do wonder what this book would have looked like if Robertson hadn’t jumped ship about 20 issues ago. I’ve moved on, but it’s interesting to see just how much Braun has done. Phil and I seem to debate each month about the ending of this book, and that’s how you know it’s good. … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews:Stuff I Bought #228

Hawkeye #1 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: David Aja Invincible Iron Man #522 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: Salvador Larroca Defenders #9 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Artists: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton Three by one of Marvel’s top go-to writers.  If Hawkeye’s creative unit feels familiar, that’s because Fraction and Aja were teamed (along with co-writer Ed Brubaker) on the cult favorite Iron Fist a few years ago, and since then they’ve only gotten better. This reminds me a lot of the sublime Daredevil, with its very clean, clear art, its masterful use of small panels to make the narrative flow smoothly, its firm … Continue reading

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