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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #496

Batman Secret Files #1 (of 1) — Creators: Various Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2 (of 5) — Writer/Artist: Sam Kieth; Colors: Ronda Pattison From its title, I thought Batman Secret Files #1 would be like those ’90s/’00s SF versions with a story or two, and then a bunch of Who’s Who-type entries, city maps and other world-fillers. Not so; it’s a straight five-story anthology: a three-page opener by Tom King and Mikel Janin; an eight-pager about a GCPD officer’s encounter with the Scarecrow, in which writer Ram V and artist Jorge Fornes use (and then don’t use) the nine-panel grid … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #486

West Coast Avengers #1 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Stefano Caselli;  Colors: Triona Farrell Mr. and Mrs. X #2 — Writer: Kelly Thompson;  Art: Oscar Bazaldua;  Colors: Frank D’Armata The Punisher #1 (Legacy #229) — Writer: Matt Rosenberg;  Art: Szymon Kudranski;  Colors: Antonio Fabela Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1 (of 1) — Writer: Nnedi Okorafor;  Art: Oleg Okunev;  Colors: Erick Arciniega When we put the cover of this week’s relaunch of West Coast Avengers #1 up on the store website, almost all the comments were negative, presumably from fans who remember it fondly and don’t think this new iteration does justice to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #474

Iron Man #600 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art/Colors: Various Black Panther #1 (#173) — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates;  Art/Colors: Daniel Acuna Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 (of 4) — Writers: Chris Sims and Chad Bowers;  Art/Colors: Gang Hyuk Lim You Are Deadpool #3 and #4 — Writer: Al Ewing;  Art: Salva Espin;  Colors: Guru-eFX Doctor Strange #390 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art/Colors: Frazer Irving Incredible Hulk #717 — Writer: Greg Pak;  Pencils: Carlo Barberi;  Inks: Walden Wong;  Colors: Frank D’Armata Iron Man #600 is Brian Michael Bendis’s farewell to the Marvel universe after 18 years (Ultimate Spider-Man #1 came out in … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #466

Jessica Jones #18 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Michael Gaydos; Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Invincible Iron Man #598 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev; Colors: Marte Gracia and Alex Maleev Daredevil #600 — Writer: Charles Soule; Art: Ron Garney; Colors: Matt Milla Avengers #686 — Writers: Jim Zub, Mark Waid and Al Ewing; Pencils: Paco Medina; Inks: Juan Vlasco; Colors: Jesus Aburtov Black Panther #171 — Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates; Art: Leonard Kirk; Colors: Laura Martin Jessica Jones is Brian Michael Bendis’s (and Michael Gaydos’s) fond farewell to their creation, whose first appearance was almost 17 … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #462

Doctor Strange #386 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art/Colors: Nico Henrichon Thanos #16 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Geoff Shaw;  Colors: Antonio Fabela Redneck #10 — Writer: Donny Cates;  Art: Lisandro Estherren;  Colors: Dee Cunniffe Jessica Jones #17 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Michael Gaydos;  Colors: Matt Hollingsworth Invincible Iron Man #597 — Writer: Brian Michael Bendis;  Art: Stefano Caselli and Alex Maleev;  Colors: Marte Gracia and Alex Maleev These comics symbolize a changing of the guard at Marvel: less than two years ago, Donny Cates had written a couple of obscure Dark Horse series (The Paybacks, about repo men … Continue reading

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