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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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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #214

Dare Devil #8

Daredevil #8 — Writer: Mark Waid;  Art: Kano DD continues to be a bright spot among the Marvel books — literally, since its pages are splashed with lots of reds, blues and other primary colors. That gives it a unique look (even when a different artist is drawing it, as here, although Kano turns out to be a good match for the previous pencillers), and suits its sunny, optimistic stories. This issue, the second part of a crossover with Amazing Spider-Man, features Spidey, DD and the Black Cat battling bad guys (and sometimes each other), and ends with an intriguing … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #212


Fables #112 — Writer: Bill Willingham;  Pencils: Mark Buckingham;  Inks: Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy and Dan Green In a week that’s a holiday gift to readers — after what’s turned into a great year for comics, there were at least a dozen noteworthy ones just this Wednesday — Fables gets first position this week because it’s a Christmas story, of sorts. While we check in with most of the current subplots (but not the one involving Bufkin, Willingham leaving his fate, literally, hanging), the main thread involves Rose Red and a story about hope, taking its structure from A Christmas … Continue reading

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