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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #286

Yet another week with a large number of first issues, including a couple of highly-advertised Big Event books from Marvel and DC. Before getting to those, however, there are a couple of less-hyped, but more worthy, books to mention… Batgirl #35 — Writers: Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher;  Breakdowns: Cameron Stewart;  Art: Babs Tarr Strictly speaking, this isn’t a first issue, but it’s a “soft reboot” of the title, with a new creative team, location, look and tone for the character, so it should count. Also, it turns out to be really good: I was skeptical of a couple of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #281

So, the big news this week is that DC, who had so much success with their 3D cover promotion last September, is doing it again this year, with a few twists.  First, the covers are lenticular instead of 3D; that means, while they appear to have depth like the 3D covers, they actually have two scenes embedded in them, and if you tilt the cover back and forth you can toggle between them — so, for example, on the Green Arrow cover, one scene just shows Oliver Queen’s tombstone, but when you look from another angle his ghostly image appears … Continue reading

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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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