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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #67 by Dan!

All right folks, we’re back! There’s a fair amount to cover this week. Let’s do this! Mara #2 Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ming Doyle How to explain this comic… A strange future world where armies are still fighting, but everyone loves watching girls volleyball to the point that they are complete superstars. One star (our title character), has shined above the rest, but something isn’t quite right… this is the follow-up from the previous issue where everyone seems to think Mara is now cheating, and she is not taking it well. Doyle is drawing solid action scenes where everything makes … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #233

Avengers Vs X-Men #12 (of 12) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Pencils: Adam Kubert;  Inks: John Dell with Mark Morales and Adam Kubert This may not be the best book of the week, but it’s the best seller, and it’s been surprisingly good — partly because the last few Marvel events, especially Fear Itself, lowered expectations considerably. Aaron is a good choice for writer — he doesn’t have some of the stylistic tics in dialogue of a Bendis or a Fraction, so he doesn’t call attention to his writing, and lets the art and action speak for itself, while Kubert holds … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #230

Detective Comics Annual #1 — Writer: Tony Daniel;  Art: Romano Molenaar and Sandu Florea; Pere Perez Flash Annual #1 — Writers: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato; Breakdowns: Manapul; Finishes: Marcus To; Scott Kolins; Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert; Marcio Takara; Wes Craig Green Lantern Annual #1 — Writer: Geoff Johns;  Art: Ethan Van Sciver with Pete Woods and Cam Smith Justice League International Annual #1 — Writers: Geoff Johns and Dan Didio;  Art: Jason Fabok DC came out with a number of annuals this week, and they’re fascinating because of the different approaches they offer to the genre. Detective is … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #227

Everybody Loves Tank Girl #1 — Writer: Alan Martin;  Art: Jim Mahfood This gets first place this week because Mahfood (who has a big Phoenix connection, having attended ASU and drawn for New Times for a number of years) turns out to be a perfect artist for the ordinance-obsessed Australian riot grrl. With scripts by Martin, her original co-creator, all the characters “sound” right, and, given the typically tossed-off nature of the stories here, Mahfood’s knack for humor, cartoon violence and obsessively-detailed background bits adds just the right ingrediants. If Jamie Hewlitt stays too busy with the Gorillaz to draw … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #51 by Dan!

Well folks, I’m back! It’s been another long week, full of wonderful comics, so here’s the best of the best. Let’s do this! Uncanny X-Force #26 Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Phil Noto With each issue, X-Force moves closer to the consistent quality of X-Factor as the best X-comic on the stands. There’s nothing here that you won’t like. Remender has a voice for every single one of the characters that works and helps build appropriate relationships based around what is going on. Fantomex and Psylocke have both quit, but of course they can’t actually get away. There’s a new Brotherhood … Continue reading

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