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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #322

Lumberjanes #15

This week offers fewer Secret Wars tie-ins than last (“only” six), but more DC debuts (eight), with a couple of indy first issues and the usual bunch of other interesting stuff: Secret Wars: Runaways #1 (of 3) — Writer: Noelle Stevenson;  Art: Sanford Greene;  Colors: John Rauch Secret Wars: Squadron Sinister #1 (of 3) — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Pencils: Carlos Pacheco;  Inks: Mariano Taibo;  Colors: Frank Martin Secret Wars: Thors #1 (of 3) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Pencils: Chris Sprouse;  Inks: Karl Story;  Colors: Marte Gracia Secret Wars: Armor Wars #2 (of 4) — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Marcio Takara; … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #320

Groot #1

Hoo boy — with Convergence done. you’d think there’d be a chance to relax in the early-summer heat (and, weirdly, rain), but instead we get nine Secret Wars books from Marvel, plus five DC first issues (and major turning-point episodes of Action and Justice League), along with the usual batch of cool indy stuff too. Let’s run them down: Secret Wars #3 (of 8) — Writer: Jonathan Hickman;  Art: Esad Ribic;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Secret Wars: Years of Future Past #1 (of 4) — Writer: Marguerite Bennett;  Art: Mike Norton;  Colors: FCO Plascencia Secret Wars: X-Tinction Agenda #1 (of 3) … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #270

Wicked Divine #1

The Wicked and the Divine #1 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Jamie McKelvie Iron Man #28 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Pencils: Joe Bennett, Cliff Richards and Derlis Santacruz;  Inks: Scott Hanna and Rick Magyar Gillen’s one of the better writers in comics right now, and his first big splash was Phonogram — especially the second volume, a multiple-perspective tale of one night in a dance hall, and the magical effects of the music played there on its listeners. That was a collaboration with McKelvie, too, and the team went on to create one of last year’s best mainstream series, Young Avengers; … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #268

Trees #1

Trees #1 — Writer: Warren Ellis;  Art: Jason Howard Ellis is, at base, an sf guy — his earliest big hit, Transmetropolitan, was a near-future, high-tech riff on Hunter S. Thompson, and he has a soft spot for space opera, aliens, hard-science speculation, and all the other trappings of the genre. This offering is a good example: ten years ago, huge tree-trunk-like alien constructs plopped down all over the world, as casually as humans would plop the legs of a barbecue grill down over an ant colony, and ever since they’ve sat there, occasionally venting toxic waste and otherwise inscrutably … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #263

Iron Fist #1

So far, this has been the year of the first issue, with lots of reboots, brand-new series and plain-old-relaunches almost every week. This time, we’ve got nine first issues to look at (and there were actually a few more than that I didn’t get to), so let’s start with the obvious best-seller: Batman Eternal #1 (of 52) — Story: Scott Snyder;  Script: James Tynion IV;  Consulting Writers: Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Tim Seeley;  Art: Jason Fabok DC isn’t stupid: if you want to sell more comics, take your top-selling book and create a one-year weekly comic about it, making … Continue reading

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