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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #31

And we’re back! My football-related things are not going well, so I’m just gunna take a step back and read some comics. Let’s do this! Tales of Suspense #89 from 1967 So around this time in the 60s, Cap came back with WWII stories (not returning to modern times until Avengers 4) . So Tales of Suspense became the go-to title for anything Iron Man or Captain America. And it’s actually really good! Stan Lee is at his best when he’s limited to an eleven-page story. He doesn’t go wild with extra love plots; he doesn’t throw around a bunch … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #203

Sergio Aragones Funnies #2 — Writer/Artist: Guess who Just as entertaining, wide-ranging and well-produced as the first issue, with a combination of the one-page gags that Mad readers are so familiar with, plus a trio of longer (five and seven pages) stories, including a fascinating autobiographical piece about the first time the schoolchild Sergio ever got paid for his drawing; like the other longer works, it’s colored by Groo‘s Tom Luth, and looks wonderful. Throw in a couple of puzzle pages, and this continues to be one of the best comics on the stands. DMZ #68 — Writer: Brian Wood; … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #23

All right folks, amidst packing for a California trip, watching way too much of The Shield, and playing too many video games, I’ve taken time out of my busy schedule to get these reviews to you.  You’re welcome! Let’s do this! My Top 5 (5 Best Comics of the Week) Tiny Titans #40 Writer/Artist: Art Baltazar and Franco So here’s the deal.  The current Teen Titans series isn’t very good, and it’s almost reached 100 issues.  This series has only 40% of that right now and probably 40 times as much quality.  This is the kind of comic that you … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #22

Well folks, we’ve survived another Free Comic Book Day.  Did you make it in?  If so, good for you, if not, what did you really have to do that was so much better?  Anyway, I’m still exhausted, but because I love you guys, you’ll still get my post.  Let’s do this! Superboy #54 from 1957 So, Superboy’s suit is made out of some kind of fancy synthetic fiber that protects him from harm, and a scientist gets hold of it and sells it to his friends so they can pull heists whenever they want.  One guy, no joke, robs a … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #21

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 continuing the letter “I,” and featuring the second half of The Invincible Iron Man. In our last episode, we got up to the end of Shellhead’s first run, which ended with issue #332, in 1996. If you’d like to see some high-end offerings of those early issues, check our stock here, here, here and … Continue reading

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