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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #39

Happy New Year! I gotta go start a job, but I promise I’ll get these done first, so let’s do this! Strange Adventures #120 from 1960 No joke, the first story of this issue of Strange Adventures involves living oil trying to take over the world. Somehow, these creatures can start fires and not burn out, and it doesn’t make any sense.  It all ends up being a giant ad for someday getting to Mars. No, I’m not kidding. The next story is kinda like Groundhog Day, but the real draw is the Atomic Knights appearance. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #197

Uncanny X-Men #537 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Pencils: Terry Dodson;  Inks: Rachel Dodson The two main X-books are in good hands right now: here, Gillen is in the middle of a sequel to Joss Whedon’s “Breakworld” story, and it’s the point in the narrative where things are going very badly for… well, everyone, but especially for Kitty, who’s the focus of this issue. Solid characterization, with clear motives even for the bad guy, and the Dodsons’ art is both pretty and expressive enough to make Kitty’s wordless attempts to get help poignant and clear. Lots of good bits (Wolverine to … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #7 by Dan

It’s an all-DC special today.  We have three interesting comics to look at.  Let’s do this! The Spectre #1 from 1967: Seriously.  This issue is all about the Spectre fighting the astral form of a pirate hopping through time to try to be the richest and most powerful man ever.  I am not clever enough to think of an idea like that.  It’s a cross between the spooky ideas of the Spectre and pirate stuff.  I just don’t know how I feel about it.  It was so completely bizarre and full of bright colors and jumping around time and sword … Continue reading

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