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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #347

Scarlet Witch #1

Secret Wars #8 (of 9) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina This series is now like the guest who stays at the party too long: they were entertaining a few hours ago, but now all you want to do is sweep up and lock the doors, and they’re still over at the karaoke machine….  You can’t accuse Hickman of thinking small, though, considering this issue has a cover-featured battle between a giant Thing and a Galactus controlled by Franklin Richards; there’s also a Thanos/Dr. Doom “fight,” a reunion of 3/4 of the Richards family, a bunch … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #344

Ms. Marvel #1

Ms. Marvel #1 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona;  Colors: Ian Herring The Mighty Thor #1 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Spider-Woman #1 — Writer: Dennis Hopeless;  Pencils/Colors:  Javier Rodriguez;  Inks: Alvaro Lopez Another week, and another seven first issues from Marvel — three of them with strong female leads. Ms. Marvel is one of the most anticipated; it’s consistently one of Marvel’s best-sellers in its trade collections and digital-download forms, which indicates it’s reaching a younger, more modern audience. It’s easy to see why, too — Wilson, who also … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #343

All-New All-Different Avengers #1

All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Adam Kubert;  Colors: Sonia Oback Uncanny Avengers #2 — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Ryan Stegman;  Colors: Richard Isanove As Marvel continues its relaunch rollout, A-N A-D Avengers is definitely the star of the week: Mark Waid brings clever plotting, deft characterization and an ability to cut right to the heart of a book’s strengths, and teaming him with a Kubert adds a visual panache that makes it even better. Wisely, this first issue doesn’t try to introduce everyone; it focuses on Sam Wilson/Captain America and Tony Stark, with the Miles Morales … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #341

Squirrel Girl #1

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Angela: Queen of Hel #1 — Writer: Marguerite Bennett;  Art: Kim Jacinto with Stephanie Hans;  Colors: Israel Silva Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 — Writer: Frank Barbiere;  Art: Brent Schoonover;  Colors: Nick Filardi Marvel continues its slow rollout of new books — Squirrel Girl is definitely the star, with its irresistible combination of charm, snarky humor, girl power and clever problem-solving; it’s got the perfect creative team in North and Henderson (just look at New Avengers, where the character is a team member, to see … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #339

Twilight Children #1

Marvel continues their new-issue rollout with seven first issues this week, plus three Secret Wars conclusions, some DC books, six indy debuts and the usual suspects. Let’s look: The New Avengers #1 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Gerardo Sandoval;  Colors: Dono Sanchez Almara The Uncanny Avengers #1 — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Ryan Stegman;  Colors: Richard Isanove A couple of Avengers beginnings: New Avengers has a team run and financed by Robert DeCosta/Sunspot; he’s the new head of A.I.M. (long story), but now it stands for “Avengers Idea Mechanics,” and they have their own island off the coast of California … Continue reading

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