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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #358

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #3 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Silk #5 — Writer: Robbie Thompson;  Art: Veronica Fish;  Colors: Ian Herring Jem and the Holograms #12 — Writer:  Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado Another week with a big batch of diverse-audience-friendly comics, four of them from Marvel; none of them are breakout hits as monthly … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #342

Uncanny X-Men #600 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Sara Pichelli, Mahmud Asrar, Stuart Immonen, Eris Anka, Chris Bachalo, David Marquez and Frazer Irving Let’s start with this — not a beginning, but an ending, the conclusion to Bendis’s three-year run on both Uncanny and All-New X-Men.  It’s mostly everybody attempting to perform an intervention on Henry McCoy, calling him to task for all his messing with the time-space continuum, after which he kind of stomps out. That’s basically it, but the various flashbacks and little set pieces play to Bendis’s dialogue and character strengths, and the division into small … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #25

After I wrote this — but before I posted it — we got the news that Gene Colan died on Thursday, at the age of 84. His comics career spanned almost 70 years, and he was certainly well-established at Marvel when the ten-year-old me, 45 years ago, was awestruck at his work on Daredevil and the Iron Man stories in Tales of Suspense. Add in his Dr. Strange work, his Captain America, his work on two of the best comics of the ’70s — Tomb of Dracula and Howard the Duck — his ’80s work on Batman and indie books, … 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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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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