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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #23

Round two!  I am rolling right through these things! Dr. Strange #179 from 1969 Ditko! Within the first page they let you know that this is a reprint. I think it’s a lot more fun when Stan Lee would actually call people out for being late and then force a reprint down the readers throats.  This is your fairly generic old-school Ditko Dr. Strange story.  The one thing that’s always worth noting about Ditko is how much he (at least seems) to have enjoyed drawing the backgrounds of the Astral Plane.  It’s like Stan Lee’s “script” said “screw with reality, … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #22

So it’s almost Free Comic Book Day.  Are you prepared? Are you SURE?  Well, here’s some reviews to settle you down before the brouhaha. My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of The Week) Moon Knight #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev So here’s the deal.  I saw this and went “Wow! Maleev actually isn’t photo-referencing! This looks hand-drawn, but it doesn’t look quite right.”  Then a very aware customer (I’m lookin’ at you Jeff) says “You know, it’s a tribute style to Bill Sienkiewicz” and my mind was blown.  This book is absolutely great.  And the new … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #12 by Dan!

I’m taking a break from watching whatever the Cardinals are trying to do.  It sure isn’t playing football, but that’s the kind commentary I should save for a different blog.  Now, Comics! Defenders #6 from 1973 The Defenders are a team that has always surprised me.  They look like a poor-man’s Avengers team, consisting of throwaways that aren’t good enough for the main team.  But this title lasted over 150 issues, so do I really have any room to judge them?  It is a completely capable creative team in Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema.  It’s the kind of group that … Continue reading

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