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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #254

Like last week, there were a bunch of first issues released this Wednesday, so let’s start with those: The Invincible Haggard West (Battling Boy preview) — Creator: Paul Pope For $2.99, this offers 32 pages of full-color Pope art, involving a jetpack-equipped hero defending kids against creepy mutants in a crumbling urban setting. It’s both a self-contained story and a setup/sneak peek at Pope’s new graphic novel series, Battling Boy, due out in a few months, but hey: reread this paragraph’s first sentence, and that’s all you need to know to understand why this is easily my book of the … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #250

Young Avengers #5 — Writer: Kieron Gillen; ¬†Art: Jamie McKelvie with Mike Norton The comics that take first position in these reviews are generally the ones that make me happy — and that’s why this issue of Young Avengers, which concludes its first arc, is at the top this week: I love McKelvie’s expressive, very clean-lined art; I love Gillen’s group dynamics and clever plotting and sense of humanity and humor, and I especially like the way he uses Loki as the instigator and commentator, and in this issue gives a callback to his wonderful Journey Into Mystery run on … Continue reading

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