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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #9 by Dan!

All right folks, it’s another dose of opinionated Silver/Bronze Age analysis.  Let’s do this! Amazing Spider-Man #88 from 1970 I was a little disappointed in this issue.  It was extremely misleading on the cover!  Probably only half the book was actually Doc Ock’s phantom legs attacking random people.  The rest was the usual Silver Age Spidey goodness.  It’s exactly what you’d expect from this Stan Lee/John Romita plethora of team ups from this era.  It’s absolute quality stuff that’s very simple to look at and enjoy.  Doc Ock captures some Chinese general (complete with stereotypical Asian designs) and Spiderman has … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #9 by Dan!

Oh man,  have plenty of other things I could be doing, but here I am writing a blog for you.  You owe me! Let’s do this! My Top Five (The Five Best comics of the Week) Amazing Spider-Man #647 Writer/Artist: Various This is one of the rare occasions where a $4.99 price tag actually makes sense.  This comic is huge, wrapping up all the pieces of Brand New Day, and setting everything up for the next set of arcs.  As it has been for months, this Spidey issue is a lot of fun.  It gives a lot of different writer … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #179

Love and Rockets : New Stories #3 — Creators: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez The disadvantage of this being a once-a-year, $15 trade, instead of a series of smaller issues, is that it’s easy to miss — I didn’t see it at all Wednesday, and only knew about it because I read one or two online mentions of it. Fortunately, copies are still available, because no serious comics fan should have do without a Hernandez Bros. fix. Gilbert offers two connected stories: one of those Z-grade exploitation movies, like Speak of the Devil,  that he likes to play around with (this one … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes On Old Books #5 by Dan!

I have nothing clever to say this time around, let’s do this! Adventure Comics #302 from 1962 By a specific request from one commenter (Bill D…, who could that be?)  I have decided to take a look at some good old fashioned Legion stories.  To start off, this isn’t just the Legion of Super-Heroes.  It, of course, involves Superboy well before he was Superman in a story that involved robots!  Not much there content wise, but the Sun-Boy story was a really good one.  Splitting this book into two stories both helps and hurts it.  Everything happens nice and quickly, … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #5 by Dan!

Quick and short week, so I’ll try to make this quick and short reviews.  We all know that’s not going to happen, but we’ve all got important things to do, so let’s speed this up! My Top Five (The Five Best Comics of the Week) Batman And Robin #14 Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Frazer Irving Do you ever get tired of me telling you just how awesome Batman and Robin is?  Well I’m not sure I’ll be able to much longer with the changing creative team, so enjoy it while it lasts!  This issue, things continue building to a head … Continue reading

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