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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #99 by Dan!

the superannuated man 1

So here we are. If some of you haven’t heard, I’m leaving the comic book store for greener “full-time job” pastures (not really that much greener if you ask me. My last day is this Saturday, June 7th, so stop on by to tell me how much you’ve disliked all my reviews all these years!) Barring some aggressive boredom changing my mind, this will be the last edition of the Latest and (Mostly) Greatest. It’s been an interesting process getting used to writing about comics every other week, and I hope that some of you at least slightly enjoyed it. … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #268

Trees #1

Trees #1 — Writer: Warren Ellis;  Art: Jason Howard Ellis is, at base, an sf guy — his earliest big hit, Transmetropolitan, was a near-future, high-tech riff on Hunter S. Thompson, and he has a soft spot for space opera, aliens, hard-science speculation, and all the other trappings of the genre. This offering is a good example: ten years ago, huge tree-trunk-like alien constructs plopped down all over the world, as casually as humans would plop the legs of a barbecue grill down over an ant colony, and ever since they’ve sat there, occasionally venting toxic waste and otherwise inscrutably … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #98 by Dan!

Hellboy in Hell 6

All right folks, I’m back! There’s a lot of different things and a lot of different opinions about them. Let’s do this! Batman Eternal #6 Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Tervor McCarthy Futures End #2 Writer: Various Artist: Jesus Merin. Let’s talk about DC weeklies, shall we? Always providing varying degrees of content, DC loves to see how many times they can get you to spend $2.99 a week. But are they any good? The answer is “sigh… eh?” Batman Eternal has had more time to breathe, and it’s been diving head first into a Gotham Gang war, with lots of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #264

Captain Action Cat #1

Captain Action Cat: The Timestream Catastrophe #1 — Writers: Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits, and Art Baltazar; Art: Art Baltazar Everybody knows Baltazar and Franco, right — Tiny Titans? Superman Family Adventures? Baltazar’s art epitomizes “fun,” and his bold layouts and colors are super-attractive to younger kids; I don’t know anyone under, say, seven years old who can resist them. Add in enough clever references to “real” continuity to keep adults entertained, too, and those DC books were some wonderful parent/child comics-bonding issues. In this new offering, the team takes their own creation, Action Cat, and sets up a crossover with … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #96 by Dan!

Inhuman 1

All right folks, while it was a lighter week, there’s still plenty of good stuff to check out this time around. Let’s do this! She-Hulk #3 Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Javier Pulido I hate feeling like I have to take a bet on when Pulido bails on this book, but I know it’s coming soon. But that’s a conversation for later; right now we should just enjoy this book for what it is. Embracing the recent success of Hawkeye and Daredevil, this book helps bring the street level lawyer She-Hulk into a more realistic setting. It helps that Soule writes … Continue reading

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