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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #274

Life With Archie #36

Another week with tons of first issues — there are eleven reviewed here, and that wasn’t even all of them — but first let’s start with a book that’s more a last issue than a first: Life With Archie #36 — Writer: Paul Kupperberg;  Pencils: Pat and Tim Kennedy;  Inks: Jim Amash This is the comic where Archie “dies.” Now, as readers of this website, you’ll no doubt find it easier than civilians to grasp that Life With Archie is set in the future, and has been exploring what happens to the Riverdale gang after high school (in one timeline, Archie … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #261

Beasts of Burden #1

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers #1 (of 1) — Writer: Evan Dorkin;  Art: Jill Thompson This title, about a group of dogs and cats who fight supernatural menaces to their small town, doesn’t come out very often — once or twice a year if we’re lucky — but it’s always worth the wait, and always ends up on the top of my list. Dorkin is mostly known for his humor (Bill and Ted, back in the day, and Milk and Cheese and Dork, plus the about-to-be released Eltingville Club, a savage-but-loving takedown of comics fans which no one who’s … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #245

Age of Ulttron #2

Age of Ultron #2 ( of 8 ) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Pencils: Brian Hitch;  Inks: Paul Neary Uncanny X-Men #3 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Pencils: Chris Bachalo;  Inks: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey and Victor Olazara First, for a story set in an Ultron-destroyed New York, Age Of  is a very pretty book — all the little bits of rubble are lovingly drawn, while the desperate human refugees look unfailingly handsome; even a reveal of Black Widow’s injured face looks oddly attractive: this is what happens when you get Bryan Hitch to draw your comic. When you get … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #41 by Dan!

Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles

Oh boy, changes are ahead. We’re figuring things out, doing that whole social networking thing and bringing you the best blog-type things we can do. That means “Fresh Eyes” has officially been retired, and we may be coming up with something new for me to do (we’ll see). In the meantime, your new comics reviews will continue! Let’s do this! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 Writers: Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz Artist: Dan Duncan So within this whole DC 52 reboot, there’s been another reboot over at IDW. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has been nothing short of fantastic. … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #39 by Dan!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_MicroSeries_02_Michelangelo

So… funny story. I got a real job. (What are we….chopped liver? Editor Alan!) But I don’t have the actual guts to just up and quit this job, so you won’t be seeing any less of me here on this blog. Let’s do this! TMNT Micro-Series #2 Michelangelo Writer: Brian Lynch Artist: Andy Kuhn: All right you guys, I don’t’ know why I feel like some kind of huge sell-out, but I am absolutely Loving this new TMNT series. This micro-series is not even remotely a step down in quality from the current series, and it’s just pure fun. I … Continue reading

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