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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #26

All right folks, this one’s a rush, so I apologize in advance.  Gotta get this going before I bail for the north.  Have a happy 4th of July and don’t forget to check out our BIG SALE on Monday! (shameless plug) The Goon #34 Writer/Artist: Eric Powell Oh hell yes! The Goon!  Literally the best thing you’ve probably never read is back and not missing a beat.  Powell is without a doubt the King of painted art, and his monsters rival some of the greats from the past.  It’s the greatest comic you’ve probably never read, but seriously, it’s worth … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #194

Journey Into Mystery #622 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Pencils: Dougie Braithwaite;  Colorist: Ulises Arreola This title takes over the numbering of the old Thor, since series writer Matt Fraction is leaving to helm the new Thor the Mighty (you’d think some sort of media event starring the Asgardian Avenger was coming…). Gillen handled a few Thor stories last year, and did a good job, and here delivers a young-Loki tale that’s layered, lyrical and actually makes you like the complicated little trickster; it’s a sign that, with a crossover mini-series and a movie all throwing a big spotlight on the … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #193

Captain America #616 — Writers: Ed Brubaker, Howard Chaykin, Cullen Bunn, Mike Benson, Frank Tieri, Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel; Art: Travis Charest, Howard Chaykin, Mike Deodato, Ed McGuinness, Jason Latour, Paul Grist, Paul Azeceta, Pepe Larraz This 70th Anniversary issue offers over 100 pages (I counted 104, plus the covers) for $4.99, so it’s a great deal, especially given that list of creators. Brubaker offers a one-page origin, a 15-page chapter in the regular book’s ongoing saga (involving Bucky/Cap in a Russian gulag), and another 15-page story with Steve Rogers trying to decide whether to don the uniform again … Continue reading

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