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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #452

X-Men: Grand Design #1 (of 6) — Creator: Ed Piskor X-Men: Grand Design, a cool, addictive surprise, comes from Marvel’s hiring Ed Piskor, creator of the Hip Hop Family Tree comic, to tackle an even more tangled history: The X-Men. The result is six forty-page issues, using aged paper and lurid colors to present a mashup of 1940s science-fiction-comic style and underground art (he’s worked with Harvey Pekar and Jay Lynch), to remix and retell the group’s history, using as source material the first 300 issues of Uncanny X-Men. Mind you, it’s not as simple as starting with the story in X-Men #1; no, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #446

Daredevil #595 — Writer: Charles Soule;  Art: Stefano Landini;  Colors: Matt Milla She-Hulk #159 — Writer: Mariko Tamaki;  Art: Jahnoy Lindsay;  Colors: Federico Blee and Chris Sotomayor Moon Knight #188 — Writer: Mex Bemis;  Art: Jacen Burrows;  Colors: Mat Lopes Spirits of Vengeance #2 — Writer: Victor Gischler;  Art: David Baldeon;  Colors: Andres Mossa These are what you might call the mainstream Marvels of the week: three starting their legacy renumbering, and the fourth a ’90s revival that, presumably, didn’t reach enough issues in its first incarnation to warrant the higher number now. Daredevil starts an arc with the Kingpin … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #442

Falcon #1 — Writer: Rodney Barnes;  Art: Joshua Cassara;  Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg Amazing Spider-Man #789 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: Stuart Immonen; Inks: Wade von Grawbadger;  Colors: Marte Gracia Uncanny Avengers #28 — Writer: Jim Zub;  Art: Sean Izaakse;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Runaways #2 — Writer: Rainbow Rowell;  Art: Kris Anka;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Defenders #6 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: David Marquez;  Colors: Justin Ponsor Hulk #11 — Writer: Mariko Tamaki;  Art: Bachan;  Colors: Federico Blee The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25 — Writer: Ryan North;  Art: Erica Henderson;  Colors: Rico Renzi Falcon #1 is the only true new … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #440

Marvel Legacy #1 (of 1) — Writer: Jason Aaron;  Art: Esad Ribic with Steve McNiven;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Generations: Miles Morales Spider-Man and Peter Parker Spider-Man #1 (of 1) — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Ramon Perez;  Colors: Msassyx Generations: Steve Wilson Captain America and Steve Rogers Captain America #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Paul Renaud;  Colors: Laura Martin Marvel Legacy is, thankfully, pretty good — Aaron, Ribic, McNiven and Wilson are top-tier creators, and they get 50 pages to prove it, with the Avengers of One Million BC against an insane Celestial, plus modern-day cuts focusing … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #438

Runaways #1 — Writer: Rainbow Rowell;  Art: Kris Anka;  Colors: Matthew Wilson Secret Empire: Omega #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nick Spencer;  Art: Andrea Sorrentino with Joe Bennett, Joe Pimentel, Scott Hanna and Rachelle Rosenberg Runaways was an early hit for Brian K. Vaughan (and artist Adrian Alphona) about fifteen years ago; its mix of super-teen angst (the various kids are linked when they discover their parents all belong to an Illuminati-like super-villain group), and YA hormonal relationships was a critical and, for a while, commercial success. This revival’s writer, Rainbow Rowell, has published a number of successful YA novels … Continue reading

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