Tag Archives: Iron Man

The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #21

Let the records show, I finished this early.  It’s going to be a very busy weekend, but I can’t fail you humble readers! Let’s do this! My Top Five (The Five Best Comics of the Week) Dark Horse Presents #1 writers/artists: Various So yeah, this was really, really rad.  It starts with a pretty good Concrete story, “heads” to a strange Howard Chaykin story, and “leads” to a weird Neal Adams story.  And that’s just the first 25 pages.  AND THERE ARE 80 TOTAL.  The Adams story is, of course, weird cuz’ he’s written it (oy vey.)  There were also … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #20

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’ve finally hit the letter “I,” and the first up is one of Marvel’s longest-running titles, and most popular movie stars: the Invincible Iron Man! Iron Man We can skip over much of Iron Man’s earlier years, since it’s not like there’s much in the way of discount issues available (although we’re now well stocked … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #192

Bad Dog #4 — Writer: Joe Kelly;  Art: Lucia Diego This hasn’t been out for awhile, but Kelly’s tale of a werewolf bounty hunter cursed by past sins and existential angst (but, in the best hard-boiled detective tradition, still determined to do the right thing) is worth waiting for. This issue, Lou and his partner, the cheerfully scatological, sexually deviant but religiously fanatic midget Wendell, get their Hunter S. Thompson on and travel to Las Vegas for fun and debauchery, although of course complications ensue. Diego’s art is always fun to look at, especially on the two leads (Lou’s massive … Continue reading

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The Latest and Mostly Greatest #17 by Dan!

I’m writing these on a Friday, whoa! Stuff on time! Let’s do this! My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of the Week) Amazing Spider-Man #655 Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Marcos Martin Yup, I’m on the bandwagon for this issue. It’s been going around the “internets” (as dear Dubya once said) that this is some big special fantastic issue, and holy crap it is.  Look, all you need to know is that Dan Slott really loves writing Spider-Man and Marcos Martin draws the hell out of it.  With the recent death of J. Jonah Jameson’s wife, this is a first … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #189

Knights of the Dinner Table #170 — Creators: Jolly Blackburn, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer and Brian Jelke I have nothing new to say about this comic, except that I still like it — but if you didn’t see Community this week, go to your cable box and its “On Demand” channel, and see it right now: the gang play Advanced D&D, with Abed as DM and Pierce as scorned, gleeful personification of evil (Chevy Chase does his best work of the series), and it’s… just perfect; you can tell the creators spent a lot of their high school time with twenty-sided … Continue reading

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