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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #232

Journey Into Mystery #644 — Writers: Kieron Gillen and Matt Fraction; ¬†Art: Carmine di Giandomenico I’ve made it no secret how much I like Teen Loki: instead of a stereotypical cackling villain, he’s a kid trying desperately to do the right thing, and he’s willing to cheat, lie and piss off any powerful adult figures to do it. That makes him, simultaneously, a typical Trickster archetype and a typical adolescent, and leads frequently to results like the one on this issue’s cover. In the capable hands of ¬†Gillen and Fraction, we’ve actually come to care about the little hustler; here’s … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #2

Quick Summary: I’m fulfilling my function of 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, and I’m currently on the letter “N.” Here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: Ninja High School is one of those long-lived but under-the-radar books, having been published by its writer/artist, Ben Dunn, for almost 25 years now. As its name implies, it’s a mashup of standard manga types — the alien princesses, the samurai warriors, the anthropomorphic entities, the title ninjas, etc. — in a high school setting. One … Continue reading

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