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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #507

Invaders #1 — Writer: Chip Zdarsky;  Art: Carlos Magno with Butch Guice;  Colors: Alex Guimaraes Marvel Comics Presents #1 — Creators: Various Black Widow #1 — Writers: Jen and Sylvia Soska;  Art: Flaviano;  Colors: Veronica Gandini Why so much focus on the Submariner lately? He’s becoming a major Avengers villain, with Mad Max-y armor and a meaner, deadlier damn-the-surface-world attitude, while also co-starring in a revival of the original-team Defenders; this week, he’s featured prominently in two new series: the revived Invaders #1, and the anthology Marvel Comics Presents.  Well, Marvel’s celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, and Prince Namor was their first … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #11

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 year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’m currently (and finally!) finishing the Marvel “M” stuff, and here’s the last title I’ve encountered: Marvel Comics Presents: MCP was started in mid-1988, and was a biweekly anthology series; it was likely a reaction to DC’s early-1988 move of Action Comics to a weekly anthology (no, kids, … Continue reading

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