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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #249
Avengers #11 — Writer: Jonathan Hickman; Art: Mike Deodato Secret Avengers #4 — Writer: Nick Spencer; Art: Luke Ross Uncanny Avengers #8 — Writer: Rick Remender; Art: Daniel Acuna Avengers Assemble #15 AU — Writer: Al Ewing; Pencils: Butch Guice; Inks: Tom Palmer with Rick Magyar Lots of Avengers comics this week (plus Avengers Arena, although only the title of that mini-series really connects it to the franchise), and they’re a mixed bag. Hickman’s Avengers is the best; wisely, this is a special-ops, done-in-one story, so it doesn’t add to the title’s increasingly-complex backstory: it’s got Shang-Chi, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, … Continue reading
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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #246
B.P.R.D.: Vampire #1 (of 5) — Writer: Mike Mignola; Art: Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon This sequel to B.P.R.D.: 1947 offers the return of the Brazilian twin brothers Ba and Moon (their last work was the magic-realist Vertigo mini-series Daytripper), and between their evocative art and Mignola’s well-staged, every-word-counts writing, this is one good-looking, creepy horror book. You really don’t need to know any more than that, so you? Young Avengers #3 — Writer: Kieron Gillen; Art: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton Another great writer/artist team (everybody’s read their two Phonogram series, right? The second one, especially? The one I … Continue reading
Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #241
Avengers #3 — Writer: Jonathan Hickman; Art: Jerome Opena Uncanny Avengers #3 — Writer: Rick Remender; Art: John Cassaday Young Avengers #1 — Writer: Kieron Gillen; Art: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton Three Avengers-related books this week, so let’s start with those: Avengers is the conclusion of the book’s first arc; you have to admire Hickman for only making it three issues, and not stretching it out to the more-usual trade-sized six, although his writing is dense enough to make the story seem longer. Maybe a little too dense (I’m never quite sure about Hickman’s plots, and this one resolves … Continue reading
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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #175
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour — Writer/Artist: Bryan Lee O’Malley Yes, it’s a satisfying conclusion, and a cultural phenomenon, and about to be a movie — but don’t read this volume if you’ve never heard of it until now: it’s the sixth and last book of a series. Go get Scott Pilgrim #1, start there, and work up to the end. That way, you’ll get to see O’Malley develop over the six years it took to create this story (there’s a noticeable leap in storytelling ability with each of the first five books), and you’ll get to know and care for … Continue reading