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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #504

Fantastic Four #650 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Artists: Aaron Kuder, Michael Allred and Adam Hughes Superior Spider-Man #1 — Writer: Christos Gage;  Pencils: Mike Hawthorne;  Inks: Wade von Grawbadger;  Colors: Jordie Bellaire X-Force #1 — Writer: Ed Brisson;  Art: Dylan Burnett;  Colors: Jesus Aburtov Uncanny X-Men #7 (Legacy #626) — Writers: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson and Ed Brisson;  Art: Pere Perez;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg This Christmas-to-New-Year period is mostly a skip week, but Marvel’s got a major anniversary special and a couple of first issues, and a few indy books dribbled out too. Fantastic Four #650 (or #5 if you’re … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #277

Kick-Ass 3 # 8 (  of 8  ) — Writer: Mark Millar;  Pencils: John Romita Jr.;  Inks: Tom Palmer Millar has said previously that this issue is the end of both this mini-series and the entire Kick-Ass saga; he’s been coy about hinting that one or both of the main characters might not survive. I won’t play spoiler here, but I’ll say that it’s a satisfying conclusion, and has been his best sustained work (and certainly, if you go by publicity and movie deals, his most successful) — and that I actually cared whether the characters would live, one of … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #260

Sergio Aragones Funnies #12 — Writer/Artist: Duh…. Aragones says in the introduction that this is the last issue of this title from Bongo, but that it will continue at another publisher soon. Good, because we can’t afford to lose his meticulous, well-composed, funny pen — look at that cover (click on it for a larger version)! As always, the best thing about having his own comic is that he gets to stretch out from the one-panel and one-page Mad magazine gags he’s famous for; here, there’s an eight-page story of a loser trying to dress up and act like a … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #265

Sergio Aragones Funnies #11 — Creator: Sergio Aragones Aragones had some back problems earlier this year, and this book stopped coming out, but they’ve been fixed and he’s returned, and that’s welcome news: he’s one of our greatest living cartoonists. People who think of him only as the guy who does the marginal gags in Mad might be surprised at just how good a storyteller he is, but a comic like this lets him stretch out and show his versatility: there’s a memoir about getting Mad editor William Gaines a present, a horror story with a neat twist, a “war” … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #263

Young Avengers #12 — Writer: Kieron Gillen;  Pencils: Jamie McKelvie;  Inks: McKelvie, Stephen Thompson and Mike Norton The sad news is that this incarnation of Young Avengers is ending in January, with issue #15; the good news is that Gillen and McKelvie are walking away on their own terms, having completed one overall “season,” and it’s been great: funny, wise, exciting, sometimes experimental, and always fun, both to read and to look at (McKelvie’s characters have become so sharply-drawn, so laser-focused and clear, that they leap right off the page). This issue is the next-to-last of the mega-storyline, so it’s … Continue reading

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