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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #508

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 — Writer: Ed Brisson;  Art: Carlos Gomez;  Colors: Guru-eFX Guardians of the Galaxy #1 (Legacy #151) — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Geoff Shaw;  Colors: Marte Gracia War Is Hell #1 — Creators: Howard Chaykin and Edgar Delgado;  Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Alberto Alburquerque and Andres Mossa Crypt of Shadows #1 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Garry Brown, Stephen Green and Djibril Morissette-Phan;  Colors: Chris O’Halloran The Immortal Hulk #12 (Legacy #729) — Writer: Al Ewing;  Pencils: Joe Bennett;  Inks: Ruy Jose;  Flashback art: Eric Nguyen;  Colors: Paul Mounts Uncanny X-Men Annual is a Cyclops-centric story explaining how … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #256

There are a lot of good non-corporate, creator-owned books out right now (this has been a great year for them), so let’s start with those this week: Saga #13 — Writer: Brian K. Vaughan;  Art: Fiona Staples This is revving up again after a few months’ absence (the creative team takes a break after each six-issue volume), and the cover helps to show why Staples, the artist, has been such a big part of its becoming a hit: the eyes are drawn to the cute baby first, and the lifelike eyes, but then they notice the horns… and the fact … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #51

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 (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (even now in the summer, when I’m not teaching), this amounts … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #226

Walking Dead #100 — Writer: Robert Kirkman;  Art: Charlie Adlard This is now officially the best-selling comic of the year, a tribute to both Kirkman’s storytelling skills and luck in catching the cultural zombie zeitgeist at just the right moment, and with just the right media tie-ins and collaborators. Eddie thought it  was lazy — it provides just the kind of major-character death that you’d expect, and on top of that it’s got a lot of echoes from the earlier “Governor” storyline. That’s all true; on the other hand, you have to admire the way the brutal, low-tech nature of … Continue reading

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