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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #423

  Wonder Woman Annual #1 — Creators: Various Teen Titans Special #1 — Story: Christopher Priest, Benjamin Percy and Dan Abnett;  Writer: Priest;  Pencils: Paul Pelletier;  Inks: Andrew Hennessy;  Colors: Adriano Lucas The Flash #23 — Writer: Joshua Williamson;  Art: Carmine di Giandomenico;  Colors: Ican Plascencia The Wonder Woman Annual (just in time for the movie!) leads with its best shot: the first meeting of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott. In addition, there’s an encounter with King Shark, by Vita Ayala and Claire Roe; a Japan-set tale by Michael Moreci and Stephanie Hans; and … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #384

Silver Surfer #200 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Art: Michael Allred;  Colors: Laura Allred All-New Wolverine Annual #1 — Writer: Tom Taylor;  Art: Marcio Takara;  Color: Mat Lopes Amazing Spider-Man #17 — Writer: Dan Slott;  Pencils: R. B. Silva;  Inks: Adriano di Benedetto;  Colors: Marte Gracia Three non-Civil War II tie-ins: Silver Surfer #200 celebrates that title’s anniversary with a 25-page episode of the regular story (with the usual Allred/Slott combination of quirky charm and bittersweet relationship drama), plus a one-page recap, a two-page letters section, a page about the Eisner award for best single issue that the comic won last … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #356

Love and Rockets: New Stories #8 — Creators: Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez This yearly dose of new Hernandez Brothers’ work is always cause for celebration — very few creators can say they’ve been chronicling their creations’ lives for thirty years, aging them in real time (you’d have to go to daily newspaper strips like Gasoline Alley or For Better or for Worse to see anything similar, and neither of those is still publishing new material), and both brothers are still capable of tremendous storytelling. Gilbert’s the more operatic, as the many descendants of his Palomar character Luba follow film careers … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #350

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1 — Writer: Skottie Young;  Art: Filipe Andrade;  Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu Deadpool and Cable #1 (of 3) — Writer: Fabian Nicieza;  Pencils: Reilly Brown;  Inks: Reilly Brown and Jay Leisten;  Colors: Jim Charalampidis Only two Marvel first issues this week, and they’re both retreads — Rocket Raccoon and Groot is by last year’s Rocket Raccoon creative team, which is good: Young, especially, has a knack for acid-tinged, off-kilter cuteness (see his I Hate Fairyland), and it mixes well with the space opera here.  My only complaint is that it’s an odd choice of story for a first issue, … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #345: Comics as Gifts for Kids

If you’re a parent, or Christmas shopping for young- or pre-teens, it can sometimes be hard to find comics that are suitable, without the darker elements of violence or adult themes that so many comics seem to emphasize. However, there are a lot of all-ages books out there, comics that aren’t too cloying or sweet, but offer smart, engaging stories and characters that both adults and kids can appreciate, and this week offers a number of examples: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 — Writers: Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder;  Art: Natacha Bustos;  Colors: Tamra Bonvillain The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl … Continue reading

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