Tag Archives: Jordi Bernet

It Came From the Back Room #19

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 have the last of “J”: Jonah Hex DC’s grizzled, cynical Westerner has been a cult favorite for decades. His profile’s higher than ever right now (ironically, because of a supremely crappy movie), but it’s the book we’re examining today, and thankfully it’s got a number of high points. There are five stages to Jonah’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #191

Uncle Scrooge #401 — Writer/Artist: Don Rosa: “The Universal Solvent.” Rosa originally wrote this 24-page story in 1995, for (I think) one of the European Disney books; it appeared here in the US in 1997 in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #s 604-606. Gyro Gearloose invents the titular solvent (to demonstrate it to a skeptical Scrooge, he pours it through a stack of “the most impervious substances known to mankind,” starting with lead, and going through iron to “titanium steel,” “impervium,” and, at the bottom, “Disney contract”), and Scrooge spills a bottle on the ground, setting off a wild, science-fueled adventure … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #187

Jonah Hex #63 — Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti;  Art: Jordi Bernet In a week without a lot of must-buy items, let’s start with an old reliable: as I’ve said here before, Jonah Hex stands or falls on its artists, and Bernet is the best among them; like a lot of European artists, his pleasure at getting to draw the Old West and its quirky, craggy characters and scenery is infectious, and the more terrible their actions (and the retribution that Hex rains down upon them), the more inspired his art becomes. Palmiotti and Gray give him a lot … Continue reading

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