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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #314

Convergence #3 — Writer: Jeff King;  Pencils: Stephen Segovia;  Inks: Jason Paz;  Colors: John Starr with Peter Steigerwald Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1 (of 2) — Writer: Marc Andreyko;  Art: Carlos D’Anda;  Colors: Gabe Eltaeb Convergence: The Flash #1 (of 2) — Writer: Dan Abnett;  Art: Federico Dallocchio; Colors: Veronica Gandini Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1 (of 2) — Writer: David Gallaher;  Pencils: Steve Ellis;  Inks: Ande Parks;  Colors: Hi-Fi Convergence: Hawkman #1 (of 2) — Writer: Jeff Parker;  Pencils: Tim Truman;  Inks: Enrique Alcatena;  Colors: John Kalisz Convergence: Justice League of America #1 (of 2) — Writer: Fabian … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews Special: Back to the Klondike (for the first time)

  It Came From the Back Room will return with new installments in a week or two (Conan back issues!), but there’s nothing new to put out right now, because I’ve been on vacation: Diana and I took a one-week cruise to Alaska. Now, normally that wouldn’t matter to this blog, but it so happens that Alaska is the scene of one of the greatest comic stories involving one of comics’ greatest creations, by one of comics’ greatest creators: in order, that would be the story “Back to the Klondike,” appearing in 1953 in Four-Color Comics #456, the second comic starring … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #23

Round two!  I am rolling right through these things! Dr. Strange #179 from 1969 Ditko! Within the first page they let you know that this is a reprint. I think it’s a lot more fun when Stan Lee would actually call people out for being late and then force a reprint down the readers throats.  This is your fairly generic old-school Ditko Dr. Strange story.  The one thing that’s always worth noting about Ditko is how much he (at least seems) to have enjoyed drawing the backgrounds of the Astral Plane.  It’s like Stan Lee’s “script” said “screw with reality, … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #18 by Dan!

Whoa, it’s late on a Sunday and I’m late with the reviews.  How responsible! Let’s do this: Wonder Woman #169 from 1967 So there’s this Crimson Centipede right?  Multitude of arms and legs, so on so forth.  Nineteen sixty-seven was a freaking genius time.  This villain carries guns in his right hands, and stolen money in his left, so what’s not to love?  Add to that the fact that this guy also uses those arms to run super fast.  I can’t make this kind of genius up.  The art is kinda terrible, but in one of those “I’m looking at … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #191

Uncle Scrooge #401 — Writer/Artist: Don Rosa: “The Universal Solvent.” Rosa originally wrote this 24-page story in 1995, for (I think) one of the European Disney books; it appeared here in the US in 1997 in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #s 604-606. Gyro Gearloose invents the titular solvent (to demonstrate it to a skeptical Scrooge, he pours it through a stack of “the most impervious substances known to mankind,” starting with lead, and going through iron to “titanium steel,” “impervium,” and, at the bottom, “Disney contract”), and Scrooge spills a bottle on the ground, setting off a wild, science-fueled adventure … Continue reading

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