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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #261

Beasts of Burden #1

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1 (of 1) — Writer: Evan Dorkin;  Art: Jill Thompson This title, about a group of dogs and cats who fight supernatural menaces to their small town, doesn’t come out very often — once or twice a year if we’re lucky — but it’s always worth the wait, and always ends up on the top of my list. Dorkin is mostly known for his humor (Bill and Ted, back in the day, and Milk and Cheese and Dork, plus the about-to-be released Eltingville Club, a savage-but-loving takedown of comics fans which no one who’s … Continue reading

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Free Comic Book Day May 3, 2014


All About Books and Comics is thrilled to announce our 2014 Free Comic Book Day Party and Sale! Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss the fun. Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 10 am – 6 pm 5060 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 602-277-0757 Great Event for the Entire Family! Free Comics for Everyone! Meet Superheroes In Person! FREE Superhero Face Painting 11am – 2pm   Get 15% off  any purchase with the purchase of a Raffle Ticket to Benefit 100% of the Raffle Proceeds  Go To Make-A-Wish Arizona! You can win a Superhero Gift Package Valued … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #259

She-Hulk #1

Yet another week with lots of first issues; comics fans certainly can’t complain about a lack of new options this year!  Let’s start with Marvel, who are offering three brand-new titles (even though they’re all revivals…): She-Hulk #1 — Writer: Charles Soule;  Art: Javier Pulido This is a well-done first issue: it takes the best ideas from the character’s previous run (especially that she’s a lawyer specializing in superhero legislation, meaning her stories can involve practically anyone in the Marvel universe), adds a new wrinkle (she quits her job at her current law firm, and has to decide what to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #258

Ms. Marvel #1

Let’s start with the Marvel output this week, since there are a couple of new first issues: Ms. Marvel #1 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Adrian Alphona This one’s gotten some press coverage, since the title character, Kamala, is a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants, and a Muslim. Wilson does a good job of making her a normal kid; she hangs out at the Marvel equivalent of a Circle K with a couple of friends before school, writes Avengers fanfic, fights with her parents about wanting to go to parties with boys, sneaks out to do it, and then a … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #92 by Dan!

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All right folks, we’re back in action. A smaller week, but lots of good stuff, so let’s do this! The Saviors #2 Writer: James Robinson Artist: J. Bone Picking up right where the first issue left off, Saviors kicks up the action with Tomas fleeing from a weird flying lizard dude that used to be the sheriff. He gets rescued by another guy, who has some of the answers, but not quite everything. They run off to Mexico, but the sheriff seems to already know pieces of the plan. Robinson’s writing is at its best when he has some type … Continue reading

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