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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #444

DC House of Horror #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Batman: The Merciless #1 (of 1) — Writer: Peter J. Tomasi;  Art/Colors: Francis Manapul The Ruff and Reddy Show #1 (of 6) — Writer: Howard Chaykin;  Art/Colors: Mac Rey DC’s Hallowe’en special this week, House of Horror, offers eight ten-page Simpsons Treehouse of Horror-type tales where things go horribly wrong for their heroes;  the Harley Quinn episode, with Kyle Baker art and a script by Bryan Smith and Brian Keene, is the most notable, but a Justice League vs. zombies story by Brian Keene and Scott Kolins, a chilling Superbaby … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #443

The Mighty Thor #700 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Various The Invincible Iron Man #593 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev;  Colors: Marte Gracia and Alex Maleev The Incredible Hulk #709 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Pencils: Greg Land;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Frank D’Armata The Mighty Thor #700, a double-sized anniversary issue, is not the end of the current storyline, but a criss-crossed-plots advancement of it, a smorgasboard of all the “War Between the Realms” sub-plots you’ve been missing if you haven’t been reading it, all written by Jason Aaron (who’s been chronicling Asgardian adventures … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #441

Punisher Max: The Platoon #1 (of 6) — Writer: Garth Ennis;  Art: Goran Parlov;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Spirits Of Vengeance #1 — Writer: Victor Gischler;  Art: David Baldeon;  Colors: Andres Mossa Of the two new Marvel books this week, Punisher: Platoon is the most welcome: a return of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov, who had a decade-long run on that character that most critics consider the best in his forty-year-plus history. It’s a prequel to Punisher: Born, which was itself a prequel to the main Punisher title, looking at Frank Castle in Vietnam on the tour of duty just before … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #440

Marvel Legacy #1 (of 1) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Esad Ribic with Steve McNiven;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Generations: Miles Morales Spider-Man and Peter Parker Spider-Man #1 (of 1) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Ramon Perez;  Colors: Msassyx Generations: Steve Wilson Captain America and Steve Rogers Captain America #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Paul Renaud;  Colors: Laura Martin Marvel Legacy is, thankfully, pretty good — Aaron, Ribic, McNiven and Wilson are top-tier creators, and they get 50 pages to prove it, with the Avengers of One Million BC against an insane Celestial, plus modern-day cuts focusing … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #439

Harley Quinn Batman Day Special Edition — Writers: Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: John Timms;  Colors: Hi-Fi Batman Day Special Edition #1 — (Framing Sequence): Writers: Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: Bret Blevins;  Colors: Paul Mounts ; (Main Story): Writer: Tom King;  Art: David Finch;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire DC Superhero Girls Batman Day Special Edition — Writer: Shea Fontana;  Art: Marcelo DiChiara and Agnes Garbowska;  Colors: Silvana Brys Harley Quinn #28 — Writers: Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: John Timms with Tom Derenick;  Colors: Alex Sinclair Batman #31 — Writer: Tom King;  Art: Mikel Janin;  Colors: June … Continue reading

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