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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #396

A.D.: After Death Book One (of 3) — Writer: Scott Snyder;  Art/Colors: Jeff Lemire Usagi Yojimbo #159 — Creator: Stan Sakai Snotgirl #4 — Writer: Bryan Lee O’Malley;  Art: Leslie Hung;  Colors: Mickey Quinn Lumberjanes #32 — Writers: Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh; Art: Carey Pietsch;  Colors: Maarta Laiko Groo: Fray of the Gods #3 (of 4) — Writers: Sergio Aragones with Mark Evanier;  Art: Sergio Aragones;  Colors: Tom Luth Dept. H #8 — Writer/Artist: Matt Kindt;  Colors: Sharlene Kindt Let’s start with the indy books this week, because many of them offer addictive all-ages storytelling, with deep trade-paperback backlists … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #388

Doctor Strange Annual #1 — Writer: Kathryn Immonen;  Art: Leonardo Romero;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #11 — Writers: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Lots and lots of comics this week — almost thirty, and I pruned at least a half-dozen more — so let’s jump in, starting with the two Marvel books that aren’t Civil War II related. Doctor Strange Annual features the return of Clea, the other-dimensional sorceress who’s also Doc’s wife. They’ve had a star-crossed relationship, and are currently separated (she hasn’t been around during the latest incarnation … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #383

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Jacob Chabot;  Colors: Rico Renzi Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10 — Writers: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #9 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson These three books represent Marvel’s outreach to smart young women readers, from tweens to twenty-somethings. Look at Squirrel Girl‘s one-issue tale (heh…), which manages to be both a continuity-respecting, intricately-plotted supervillain confrontation, a tutorial on basic computer programming theory, and a demonstration of its role-model title heroine’s confident optimism. Guest artist … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #52

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially now that school’s started again), this amounts to a three-year project.  This week, we’re focusing on the east end of the store, and the discount racks there that have had Captain America books for most of the summer. Those are now gone, and have been replaced with a bunch of DC “B” titles, like so: The Brave and the Bold This was … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #208

Fables #110 — Writer: Bill Willingham;  Pencils: Mark Buckingham; Inks: Steve Leialoha and Shawn McManus This is just a normal issue of this book, by the normal creators — but it’s a good example of its charms: the monkey Bufkin and his allies are in the Land of Oz, fermenting revolution against the evil emperor Roquat, while in the land of the now-dead North Wind Bigby, Snow White and their children are facing down the other winds, and trying to decide which of the kids will take over as the new replacement avatar; meanwhile, in Mr. Dark’s old palace, the … Continue reading

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