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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #360

The Infinity Entity #1

The Infinity Entity #1 (of 4) — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Jordan Boyd Mockingbird #1 — Writer: Chelsea Cain;  Art: Kate Niemozyle;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg The Haunted Mansion #1 (of 5) — Writer: Joshua Williamson;  Art: Jorge Coelho;  Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu This week’s Marvel debuts — Infinity Entity #1 continues Jim Starlin’s decades-long (as in, since the ’70s) chronicling of the adventures of Adam Warlock, Thanos, and Marvel’s cosmic characters; he’s been doing this lately in original graphic novels, so it’s nice to see this installment as a good-‘ol floppy comic. Davis and Farmer … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #356

Love and Rockets #8

Love and Rockets: New Stories #8 — Creators: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez This yearly dose of new Hernandez Brothers’ work is always cause for celebration — very few creators can say they’ve been chronicling their creations’ lives for thirty years, aging them in real time (you’d have to go to daily newspaper strips like Gasoline Alley or For Better or for Worse to see anything similar, and neither of those is still publishing new material), and both brothers are still capable of tremendous storytelling. Gilbert’s the more operatic, as the many descendants of his Palomar character Luba follow film careers … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #353

Silver Surfer #1

Silver Surfer #1 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred Captain Marvel #1 — Writers: Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters;  Art: Kris Anka;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #2 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Ms. Marvel #3 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa;  Colors: Ian Herring Starbrand and Nighthawk #2 — Writer: Greg Weisman;  Art: Domo Stanton;  Colors: Jordan Boyd This is another week with a bunch of the “newer” Marvel titles — not so much in numbering, since they’ve all been restarted, but in style: these … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #352

Secret Wars #9

Secret Wars #9 (of 9) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Finally! On its own merits (ignoring the lateness, the hundreds of pages of mini-series, etc.) this has been one of the better Marvel events; you can accuse Hickman of many things, but he’s always got a solid plot, and character through-lines that make sense, and he uses them here: at base, this has been a Fantastic Four story (the last for a while), stemming from Hickman’s long run on that title just before he took over the Avengers books, and it’s a good one, with … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #349

Island #5

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #1 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #2 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Spider-Woman #2 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Pencils/Colors: Javier Rodriguez;  Inks: Alvaro Lopez We were talking about comics friendly to girls and women last week, and these first three Marvel offerings qualify, too — Hellcat, for example, really wants to be Batgirl, with its 20-something hip urban protagonist, its manga-cartoony art, its consciously-diverse cast and its cool-clubhouse group of super-friends (and even their foes). Leth, who … Continue reading

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