Tag Archives: Garth Ennis

It Came From the Back Room #26

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. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed, this amounts to a two-year project. This week, we’re looking at a couple of DC bargains from the end of the letter “H,” and some indy titles from the beginning of the letter “G” : Hellblazer Alan Moore’s occult trickster, who first appeared in Swamp Thing looking almost exactly like Sting (the Police lead singer of the early ’80s, not the easy-listening jazz … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #20!

It’s been twenty of these; have I become any better?  Read on to find out! My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of the Week) Axe Cop #2 Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Written by a six-year-old and drawn by his thirty-year-old brother!  This comic is just as ridiculously rad as you think it would be.  There is literally, vikings fighting baseball players (a much more even fight than you’d think),  The people of the Uni-Smart World had their unicorn horns covered so they no longer had “magic unicorn powers.”  Originally a webcomic, this has translated almost perfectly to … 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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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #188

Iron Man #500 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: Salvador Larroca and Frank D’Armata; Kano; Nathan Fox and Javier Rodriguez; Carmine Di Giandomenico and Matthew Wilson One of those start-the-original-numbering-over anniversary issues, complete with a five-page gallery of all 500 covers. Fraction proved with last year’s Iron Man Annual that’s he’s good at these big-event comics, and he doesn’t disappoint here, providing a 56-page story that guest-stars Spider-Man and roams from the present to the year 2052 (where the Mandarin, who was handled so well by Fraction in that annual, has taken over the world) and back; the varying time periods … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #11 By Dan!

This was a shortened week, so forgive me for this rush.  Just means I’ll be cramming in sarcasm by the boatload! My Top Five (The Five Best Comics of the Week) Jonah Hex #62 Writers: Justin Gray Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Eduardo Risso This issue was so very pretty.  Risso has his distinct style that just worked perfectly for this issue.  It’s amazing to me that it’s taken 62 issues for him to get involved in the Hex mythos.  Hell, it’s amazing that this title has lasted 62 issues.  But it’s been all about the writing team.  Gray and Palmiotti have … Continue reading

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