Tag Archives: Mark Millar

It Came From the Back Room #31

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 (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project.  This week, the focus continues to be on the letter “F,” and on discount comics featuring the Fastest Man Alive: The Flash Volume One Discounted issues from Volume One of the comic don’t come up a lot here — there are a few dozen lower-condition books below issue #300, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #204

Batman Incorporated #8 — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Art: Scott Clark with Dave Beaty Bruce Wayne is showing off his “Internet 3.0” to a bunch of super-rich investors via virtual reality, and cyberterrorists attack, so he and Oracle team up to kick their digital butts. Very very cool graphics, typically dense Morrison concepts (sample dialog from page two: “The city of numbers is on fire! All must kneel to the worm captain!“), a striking cover, and a comic that delivers an actual beginning, middle and conclusion, all in one issue. I’m sorry, but there’s something wrong with you if you don’t … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #186

Batman, Inc. #2 — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Pencils: Yanick Paquette;  Inks: Michel Lacombe So far, this version of Morrison’s Batman is a lot of fun — no overarching cosmic significance, or Invisibles-like time-spanning conspiracies: just brainy, fun superhero action in Japan, with relaxed, grown-up repartee between a confident Bruce and Catwoman (because, really, giant octupi and murderous reincarnated skeleton guys have no chance against the two of them when they’re at the top of their games), and a nice little bow at the end, to wrap up this first installment in the franchising of the Dark Knight in fine style. … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #181

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #5 (of 6) — Writer: Grant Morrison;  Art: Ryan Sook and Mick Gray; Pere Perez Um… yeah, so a bunch of DC books out this week are one-shots set after the return of Bruce Wayne, but here we have a very late issue #5 of 6 of said “return,” and he ain’t quite back yet (if it wasn’t obvious from the beginning, now I guess we know how it’s all gonna turn out, eh?). The fact that the second half of the book is by a different art team than the first hints at … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #6 by Dan!

Do you ever just get really sick and tired of reviewing comics?  Cause I don’t! Let’s do this! My Top Five (The Five Best Comics of the Week) Secret Avengers #5 Writer: Ed Brubaker Artists: Michael Lark and David Aja What do you do when your superstar artist takes an issue off?  You bring in two of the sweetest possibly fill-in artists to come and do the job.  Both Aja (Iron Fist) and Lark (Daredevil & Gotham Central) have worked with Brubaker before, and they pick up right where they left off in terms of quality.  An absolutely fascinating back-story … Continue reading

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