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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #386

Black Panther #6 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Chris Sprouse;  Inks: Karl Story;  Colors: Laura Martin Scarlet Witch #10 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Kei Zama;  Colors: Ian Herring Spider-Man #8 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Nico Leon;  Colors: Marte Gracia Only a couple of Marvel books to note this time — after a few light weeks, the DC “Rebirth” issues are back to sucking all the oxygen out of the room. Black Panther is probably Coates’s best issue yet, because it’s reached that turn-around point where, after the hero has been beaten down and seemingly lost his way, … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #39

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 two 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 (especially with the school semester starting up again), this amounts to a two-and-a-half-year … 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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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #190

Jennifer Blood #1 (of 5?) — Writer: Garth Ennis;  Art: Adriana Batista A suburban housewife is also the Punisher — that’s the premise of this mini-series, one that Ennis says, in an interview in the back, is meant to be less “bleak,” and lighter in tone, than a lot of his recent work. Of course, as an example of “lighter,” he mentions Hitman, which had a body count higher than most W.W.II movies — so, too, with this book, which features our heroine going to the docks at night (after spiking her husband’s and kids’ bedtime drinks with Valium) to blow … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #4 by Dan!

The emmy goes to… Top Chef!  And no one really cares.  Dan talks about old comics… and everyone cares! Batman #126 from 1959. Immediately I want to point out that Hawaii wasn’t a state when this came out, and they have a whole section discussing all 49 states, which is AWESOME.  Also, Robin uses the bat-plane to blast exhaust into a bad guys face just to disable him.  All this happens before Batman and Robin fight the giant Kodiak Bear.  Add in some “native eskimo tongue” and you’ll slowly start to realize how awesome this all is.  And that’s just … Continue reading

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