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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #420

Rocket #1 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Adam Gorham;  Colors: Michael Garland Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #2 — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Al Davis; Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Matt Yacky Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1 (of 5) — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Marco Checchetto;  Colors: Andres Mossa Zombies Assemble #1 — Writer/Artist: Yusaku Komiyama;  Script: Jim Zub Secret Warriors #1 — Writer: Matthew Rosenberg;  Art: Javier Garron;  Colors: Israel Silva Marvel first issues: Rocket because, duh, hot movie, and Al Ewing turns out to be a good choice as writer: he says on the editorial page that … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #415

True Believers: X-Men #1 — Writer: Stan Lee;  Pencils: Jack Kirby;  Inks: Paul Reinman True Believers: Giant-Size X-Men #1 — Writer: Len Wein;  Art: Dave Cockrum;  Colors: Glynis Wein X-Men Gold #1 — Writer: Marc Guggenheim;  Pencils: Ardian Syaf;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Frank Martin In conjunction with this week’s release of X-Men Gold, the new “main” X-Men title, Marvel’s offering $1 reprints of both 1963’s Lee/Kirby X-Men #1, and 1975’s Wein/Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1 (weird to consider that the distance between the Silver Age debut and the Bronze Age makeover was only twelve years — and that it’s been … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #398

Slapstick #1 — Writers: Reilly Brown and Fred van Lente;  Storyboards: Reilly Brown;  Art: Diego Olortegui;  Colors: Jim Campbell Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Kev Walker;  Colors: Antonio Fabela; (Second Story): Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Art: Salvador Larroca;  Colors: Edgar Delgado Nova #1 — Writers: Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez;  Art: Ramon Perez;  Colors: Ian Herring Of the Marvel first issues this week, Slapstick is the most unusual, with its living-cartoon character existing in the “real” Marvel world; the cover gives the main idea, that he uses Bugs Bunny-like violence that doesn’t affect him — you … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #375

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #8 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Mighty Thor #8 — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Russell Dauterman;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Ms. Marvel #8 — Writer: G. Willow Wilson;  Art: Takeshi Miyazawa and Adrian Alphona;  Colors: Ian Herring with Irma Kniivila Scarlet Witch #7 — Writer: James Robinson;  Art: Annie Wu;  Colors: Muntsa Vicente The women heroes really rule at Marvel right now — many of the company’s best, most imaginative storytelling comes from books with female leads. Look at the four here: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #345: Comics as Gifts for Kids

If you’re a parent, or Christmas shopping for young- or pre-teens, it can sometimes be hard to find comics that are suitable, without the darker elements of violence or adult themes that so many comics seem to emphasize. However, there are a lot of all-ages books out there, comics that aren’t too cloying or sweet, but offer smart, engaging stories and characters that both adults and kids can appreciate, and this week offers a number of examples: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl … Continue reading

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