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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #469

Action Comics #1000 — Writer/Pencils: Dan Jurgens;  Inks: Norm Rapmund;  Colors: Hi-Fi;  Other Stories: Various Let’s start with DC this week, especially with Action Comics #1000 being one of the most anticipated comics in months: it’s 80 pages for $8 (well, $7.99…), and in addition to the lead story (14 pages written and drawn by Dan Jurgens, who’s finishing his tenure on the book after very capably helming it since its “Rebirth” relaunch) there are a bunch of shorter tales: “Never-Ending Battle,” a tribute to the various Superman styles over the last 80 years, written by Peter Tomasi and with … Continue reading

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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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