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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #255

Optic Nerve #13 — Writer/Artist: Adrian Tomine Tomine’s been publishing these comics through Drawn and Quarterly for almost 20 years, and even though he’s grown famous (he’s “New Yorker cover artist Adrian Tomine” now), he still manages about one a year. This, like the others, is very accomplished straight-ahead storytelling, with no fantasy, superheroes or other gimmicks. His precise panel layouts, carefully-constructed architecture and intense focus on character — especially the myriad small flaws that make us all wince when we see them in others, or ourselves — make him overlap with Daniel Clowes in a lot of fans’ minds. However, he’s … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #78 by Dan!

Surprise attack! I’m back! That’s right, after last week’s insanity of goodness, I’m back for more! Let’s do this! Satellite Sam #1 Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Howard Chaykin So. Fraction clearly wrote this book specifically to get Chaykin to draw it right? You’ve got the old-timey 50s style mixed with pin-ups and sci-fi that isn’t quite sci-fi. It might as well be called “Matt Fraction Presents: Something I Wanted Howard Chaykin to Draw.” This beginning overall is a pretty sweet comic. Satellite Sam is a live sci-fi TV show in New York, but the star is conspicuously absent, so his … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #248

Young Avengers #4 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton A lot of good books came out this week, but I’m putting this one at the top just because Gillen and McKelvie are having such an obvious blast creating it — between the playful layouts (especially a double-page splash involving a Marvel Boy fight), the skillful mix of drama and deadpan humor, and the young Loki’s expressions as he walks his tightrope act (is he trying to do the right thing, or the wrong thing? How do you trust a trickster god?),  this is a comic that … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Launch Party and WILD WED. Cosmic Sale!

  Another WILD WED. at All About Books and Comics! Wed. March 27, 2013 One Day Only! Guardians of the Galaxy Launch Party and COSMIC SALE!  20% off All Back Issue “Cosmic” Comics* Infinity Gauntlet, Silver Surfer, Nova, Annihilation, Warlok, Thanos, Rocket Raccoon etc. *Not valid on consignment or with any other discount, coupons or bucks. Launch Party Exclusive Variants, Buttons, Lithos Refreshments  Wed. March 27, 10 am – 8 pm! Continue reading

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