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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #225

Casanova #4

Casanova: Avaritia #4 (of 4) — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: Gabriel Ba Invincible Iron Man #519 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: Salvador Larroca Fraction’s career arc with critics sometimes reminds me of Bendis’s — people who liked him when he was new and different and an indie star now have a vague resentment for his mainstream success, and are tired of his various literary tics and fallbacks, leading to a lot of bitching about how he’s no good any more. Casanova is the antidote to that, his creator-owned book that (like Powers for Bendis) he’s kept up as a labor … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #224

Popeye #2

Popeye #2 (of 4) — Writer: Roger Langridge;  Art: Ken Wheaton and Tom Neely I raved about the first issue of this, and the second is just as good, although on a smaller scale — instead of an ocean quest and the Sea Hag, we get one of those neighborhood domestic comedies that Segar was so good at, with Popeye dealing with a rival for Olive’s affections (in one of the Easter eggs Langridge has sprinkled throughout the book, it turns out to be Willie Wormwood, the “actor” who played the Snidely Whiplash-like bad guys in Segar’s early, pre-Popeye versions of Thimble … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #49 by Dan!

Iron Man #517

What’s this?! Two weeks in a row!? How dare I… Yup that’s right, Phil’s out this week, so you’re getting a good-ol’ fashioned double-dose of Dan. Let’s do this! Fury Max #2 Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Goran Parlov Hey! Remember all those reasons you like Garth Ennis comics? And remember how you think when he resorts to fart jokes you find yourself just a little disappointed cuz’ you know he can do better? Well, this right here is where he does better. It’s Ennis telling a straight-up war story, with Nick Fury acting as any of a million different war characters you’ve … Continue reading

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The Latest and Mostly Greatest #47 by Dan

The Shadow #1

Oh boy, the Professor and I have agreed that there has been a ton of stuff worth talking about lately and limited internet space to post about it! It’s a good time to be reading comic books folks, so here’s more reviews for ya’! The Shadow #1 Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Aaron Campbell At times violent, at times dark, and at times funny, this new iteration of the Shadow hits all the style you’d expect from a Garth Ennis comic. However… you don’t quite get the traditional Ennis-isms that have become “the type” that you would expect from him. It’s … Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #2: Cyber-Comics

Shatter #1

Question for the Professor: Hello, Phil! When I was a lad, back in the ’80s, I had the opportunity to buy a special edition of Iron Man. It was a futuristic comic book and the drawings were made entirely in computer graphic software. Unfortunately I DIDN’T BUY it (how stupid I am) and now I can’t find it anymore! I looked all over the internet…. I would be very glad if you could help me! Thanks, Ed from Brazil Impressively, I actually knew this one (although I had to do some Googling — and some reading in the Overstreet Price … Continue reading

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