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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #358

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat #3 — Writer: Kate Leth;  Art: Brittney L. Williams;  Colors: Megan Wilson Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Silk #5 — Writer: Robbie Thompson;  Art: Veronica Fish;  Colors: Ian Herring Jem and the Holograms #12 — Writer:  Kelly Thompson;  Art: Sophie Campbell;  Colors: M. Victoria Robado Another week with a big batch of diverse-audience-friendly comics, four of them from Marvel; none of them are breakout hits as monthly … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews:Stuff I Bought #228

Hawkeye #1 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: David Aja Invincible Iron Man #522 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Art: Salvador Larroca Defenders #9 — Writer: Matt Fraction;  Artists: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton Three by one of Marvel’s top go-to writers.  If Hawkeye’s creative unit feels familiar, that’s because Fraction and Aja were teamed (along with co-writer Ed Brubaker) on the cult favorite Iron Fist a few years ago, and since then they’ve only gotten better. This reminds me a lot of the sublime Daredevil, with its very clean, clear art, its masterful use of small panels to make the narrative flow smoothly, its firm … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #217

Usagi Yojimbo #144 — Creator: Stan Sakai I’ve sung the praises of Sakai’s long-eared samurai before, and this issue is a good example of why: it’s the conclusion of a two-part story involving rival soy-sauce breweries. Sound boring? Not so: Sakai wraps careful research into this ancient Japanese staple (there’s an improbably-fascinating essay about it in the back of the book) around a plot involving a noble businessman, a lazy cop, a loyal employee, murder and poetic retribution, all in his clear, suspenseful, action-packed style. As always: if you’re missing this, you’re passing up one of the best monthly comics … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #41

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 (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). 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 … 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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