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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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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #422

I Am Groot #1 — Writer: Christopher Hastings;  Art: Flaviano;  Colors: Marcio Menyz All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #2 — Writer: Gerry Duggan;  Art: Aaron Kuder;  Colors: Ive Svorcina Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #4 (of 5) — Writer: Jim Starlin;  Pencils: Alan Davis;  Inks: Mark Farmer;  Colors: Matt Yackey Lots of Guardians of the Galaxy comics this week — for obvious reasons; I Am Groot is, naturally, about the current “baby” form of the character and, while it’s rated “T” for “teen,” younger readers should have no problems with it either, with the art making our hero super-cute … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #416

Black Panther and the Crew #1 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Pencils: Butch Guice;  Inks: Scott Hanna;  Colors: Dan Brown X-Men: Blue #1 — Writer: Cullen Bunn;  Art: Jorge Molina and Matteo Buffagni;  Colors: Matt Milla Weapon X #1 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Pencils: Greg Land;  Inks: Jay Leisten;  Colors: Frank D’Armata In a week that sees the debut of two major X-books (well, one and a half…), Black Panther and the Crew #1 leads off because, despite its title, it’s a Misty Knight/Storm teamup in New York City that’s a valentine to the Chris Claremont-era Uncanny X-Men. Coates was facing … 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 #413

Action Comics #976 — Writer: Dan Jurgens;  Pencils: Doug Mahnke;  Inks: Jaime Mendoza, Christian Alamy and Trevor Scott;  Colors: Wil Quintana Doom Patrol #6 — Writer: Gerard Way;  Art: Nick Derington; Colors: Tamra Bonvillain Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #17 — Writer: Robert Venditti;  Art: Ethan van Sciver;  Colors: Jason Wright Suicide Squad #14 — Writer: Rob Williams;  Pencils: John Romita Jr.;  Inks: Richard Friend;  Colors: Dean White Deathstroke #15 — Writer: Christopher Priest;  Breakdowns: Larry Hama;  Pencils: Carlo Pagulatan;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: Jeromy Cox Action Comics is actually kind of a big deal — it’s the conclusion … Continue reading

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