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  • DeCarlo Rules: Thanks, VJ. I did not know of Penny Peabody. If they're going to reprint Little Archie, I wish they'd reprint the longer, better (pre-1965) ones by Bolling. It seems like the longer stories allowed Bolling to create something more interesting out of LA, but there seems like some taboo against reprinting them in the digests.
    Today at 09:46:35 PM
  • BettyReggie: I plan to watch Riverdale Espoide #1 & # 2 on The CW. Website later.
    Today at 06:42:39 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Penny Peabody was the girlfriend of Fangs Fogarty, the bully in the Little Archie comics.  I know you don't love those and even if you did read a lot of them, she's barely in them.  Really obscure.  Real Ms Grundy is dead I think.  This one stole her identity if I remember correctly.
    Today at 12:23:28 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...and if Ms. Grundy wasn't Ms. Grundy, then who was she, and where is the real Ms. Grundy?
    Today at 05:59:39 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Penny Peabody? ... original character created by the show's writers?
    Today at 05:56:42 AM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Archie's Weird Mysteries": "I Was a Teenage Vampire": [link]
    October 22, 2017, 09:04:01 PM
  • Ronny G: Actually yesterday. Today's Sunday, but I just got home from vacation today!
    October 22, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
  • Ronny G: Got my Betty and Veronica Halloween Annual digest in the mail today! YAY!
    October 22, 2017, 07:09:45 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Hey but who needs Moose and Midge when you can have such prominent characters as Penny Peabody and Toni Topaz on the show?
    October 22, 2017, 10:30:03 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Ms. Grundy would have been a total surprise but it turned out she wasn't really Ms. Grundy so I can let that go.  Killing Moose after barely seeing him last year and Midge after she was in literally one episode (and barely in it, at that) seems ridiculous.
    October 21, 2017, 08:31:51 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: For a character franchise that's been running for 75+ years, ARCHIE really has a pretty small cast of regulars. Apart from the core 5 and the other 6 already mentioned, there's Cheryl & Jason and Kevin... and (filed under "extended supporting players") the teachers and parents. That's pretty much it. 14 teen characters and their parents & teachers. Sabrina and Josie and their supporting casts coexist in Riverdale, but they're really their own separate franchises. If your murder victims turn out to be Jinx Malloy and Cricket O'Dell, there's not much drama in it, beyond a shrug.
    October 21, 2017, 07:12:39 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Why Moose and Midge? Good question... let me know if you can think of any other ongoing characters who are more expendable, but still well-known. I guess the other likely candidates would be Dilton and Ethel, or Chuck and Nancy. I guess you could come up with a short list of other names, but are they really that well-known? Ms. Grundy was a total surprise!
    October 21, 2017, 06:45:30 AM
  • BettyReggie: Midtown Comics has the new January 2018 Comics. I preordered mine.
    October 20, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
  • CAPalace: Seriously though why are Moose and Midge like one of the first people to die whenever they are in the horror stories line and now Riverdale lol
    October 20, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I recently watched Geek House's reaction to the episode. They're very amateur. They often leave in false starts and farting around before the actual intro. Joey often struggles with the episode title, like he can't just look it up before they start recording. Joey has to announce that he's putting the video into full screen and then does a countdown. Cut all of that stuff out! In the new review, he and his wife didn't react at all to Moose and Midge being killed. It soon became apparent that they didn't even know it was Moose and Midge! Joey referred to them as the "drug addicts".
    October 20, 2017, 11:42:14 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: Oh, wow, that sucks.
    October 20, 2017, 09:21:57 AM
  • JonInIowaCity: I'm not saying that they're dead, but they're not listed as appearing in any future episodes in IMBD, while other minor characters are.
    October 20, 2017, 08:53:10 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: I don't think Moose and Midge are dead.  I hope not.  It's one thing to kill Jason Blossom.  Killing two characters who have been around for 68 years is something else entirely.
    October 20, 2017, 07:43:40 AM


Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 178981 times)

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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1110 on: May 10, 2017, 05:56:41 PM »
I read
Gotham Academy-Second Semester #3
The BackStagers#4 & #5
Oh Hell -Volume #1-#3
« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 08:01:08 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1111 on: May 11, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
I read
Archie #19-Lupacchino's
Josie & Pussycats #6-Caldwell's
And I read these books for 12 minutes each
RiverDale Digest #1
The Death Of Archie-A Life Celebrated
Black Hole
« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 08:00:47 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1112 on: May 12, 2017, 08:01:39 AM »
I'll read later.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1113 on: May 13, 2017, 03:25:02 AM »
WEEK OF 05-09-17:

THE DAMNED #1
TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #2 (of 4)
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #6 (of 6)
SILVER SURFER #11
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #2
WONDER WOMAN #22
DETECTIVE COMICS #956
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #6 (of 6)
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #4 (of 6)
X-MEN BLUE #3
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #1 (of 4)
FUTURE QUEST #12 (of 12)
FCBD DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SUMMER OLYMPUS
BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #1 (of 6)
THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI #1 & 2 (of 2)
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2
THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #1-6 (of 6)
FCBD 2017 FANTAGRAPHICS WORLD'S GREATEST CARTOONISTS

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #140
(July 2008) - This had Part 2 of "The Matchmakers", my most-disliked of the generally unliked New Look stories. Other than that, a nice mix of reprints - the usual quota of Schwartz and Ruiz, with a few more Boldman/Lindsey stories than average, including stories where Juggie contends with Googie Gilmore ("Good Neighbor") and Trula Twyst ("Notes to You").

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1114 on: May 13, 2017, 02:07:54 PM »
WEEK OF 05-09-17:

THE DAMNED #1
TANK GIRL WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #2 (of 4)
STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN VOL 2 #6 (of 6)
SILVER SURFER #11
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #2
WONDER WOMAN #22
DETECTIVE COMICS #956
BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #6 (of 6)
PLANET OF APES GREEN LANTERN #4 (of 6)
X-MEN BLUE #3
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #1 (of 4)
FUTURE QUEST #12 (of 12)
FCBD DC SUPER HERO GIRLS SUMMER OLYMPUS
BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #1 (of 6)
THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI #1 & 2 (of 2)
LOVE & ROCKETS MAGAZINE #2
THE COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS #1-6 (of 6)
FCBD 2017 FANTAGRAPHICS WORLD'S GREATEST CARTOONISTS

JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #140
(July 2008) - This had Part 2 of "The Matchmakers", my most-disliked of the generally unliked New Look stories. Other than that, a nice mix of reprints - the usual quota of Schwartz and Ruiz, with a few more Boldman/Lindsey stories than average, including stories where Juggie contends with Googie Gilmore ("Good Neighbor") and Trula Twyst ("Notes to You").


How was the history of comics? Worth reading?

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1115 on: May 13, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
I read each of these books for 12 minutes
Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash
Archie 1000 Page Comics Gala
The Best Of Archie Jumbo Comics #260
RiverDale Digest #1
B&V Friends Comics Double Digest #243



« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 08:02:45 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1116 on: May 13, 2017, 08:57:41 PM »
How was the history of comics? Worth reading?

This is not the first go-round for this particular story. It was originally (self-)published by Evil Twin Comics (a.k.a. Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey) circa 2008-2011 in black & white, under the title COMIC BOOK COMICS, which also ran 6 issues, and was subsequently compiled into a 2012 trade paperback collection re-titled COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS, which title it has retained in this newer, color edition from IDW (and also available mid-August 2017 as a trade collection in color). Van Lente admits in the comic that he realized later that his original title was highly un-Google-able -- just try typing "comic book comics" into a search engine and you won't get ANY relevant results.

I'm going to have to check this new IDW version against the earlier b&w Evil Twin Comics version, because some things about this color version (particularly the last couple of issues) seem to have been substantially re-worked (besides the fact that they've added a short backup feature, "The Comic Book HERstory of Comics", 1-2 pages for each of the six issues). For one thing, this version ends oddly with the rise of the underground comics in the late 1960s to early 1970s (what, there was no comic book history after 1974?), while the earlier version had some interesting things in issue #4 about various lawsuits from the Air Pirates vs. Disney, to Siegel & Shuster vs. DC, to Steve Gerber vs. Marvel and Jack Kirby vs. Marvel -- none of which were covered in the IDW version.

While this is pretty limited in details due to the small number of pages and the short amount of text (compared to more full-fledged comics histories, many of which I've read), it's still a good basic primer (at least up to the 1970s) for anyone who hasn't read the history of the medium extensively, done in a humorous and painless fashion for the kind of people who might be bored with something that goes into excruciating detail for endless pages.

But even having said that, there's still something to be found for those like me who are well-familiar with most of the material, as it does take a somewhat unique perspective on things. For example, the issue covering up to 1966 goes into some interesting background detail about the rise of the Pop Art movement (Roy Lichtenstein & Andy Warhol in particular), which directly related to comics as source material in the early-to-mid-1960s, and was reflected back by the comic books themselves by a self-awareness of Pop Art in various forms (including critical lampooning of the movement, something which can be easily found in 1960s issues published by Archie Comics).

I'll let you know when I check back on the older b&w version and compare it to the IDW color version what differences I find in content.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1117 on: May 13, 2017, 09:38:11 PM »
I read
Moose One Shot-Thomas Pitilli's issue.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 09:25:16 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1118 on: May 14, 2017, 08:27:28 AM »
I read
Archie Meets Ramones #1-Gisele's issue
Jughead #14-Charm's issue
Reggie & Me #5-McManus's issue
« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 09:24:50 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1119 on: May 14, 2017, 02:40:22 PM »
I read
Giant Days #21
Clean Room #14
Invincible #135
Jem & The Holograms #24

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1120 on: May 15, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
I finished
Archie's Funhouse Double Digest #1
Jughead & Archie Double Digest #1
And also read each of these books for 12 minutes each
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
Archie 1000 Page Comics Celebration
Archie Giant Comics Festival
The Best Of Archie Comics 75 Years 75 Stories
Scott Pilgrim-Gets It Together-Volume #4

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1121 on: May 16, 2017, 05:50:51 PM »
I finished reading Blue Is The Warmest Color
And I also read these books for 12 minutes each
Black Hole
Last Look
Blankets
The Death Of Archie-A Life Celebrated

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1122 on: May 18, 2017, 07:24:09 AM »
WEEK OF 05-17-17:
BETTY & VERONICA SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #253 - Hope to find time to review this later.
NEMESIS THE WARLOCK: DEVIANT EDITION HC
ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #36 (Mar. 2002)
FLASH #22 (The Button, Pt. 4 of 4)
STAR TREK TNG: THE MIRROR BROKEN #1 (of 6)
ROM #10
JUGHEAD #15 - The first Mark Waid/Ian Flynn-written issue, guest-starring Sabrina & Josie and the Pussycats. Hope to find time to review this later.
ASTRO CITY #44
THE WILD STORM #4 (of 24)
INVINCIBLE #136 (of 144)
POWERS #8
FREEWAY FIGHTER #1 (of 4)
THE FOREVER WAR #4 (of 6)
WONDER WOMAN 77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #4 (of 6)
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #3 (of 5)
ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT #1 (of 4)
BATWOMAN #3
ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #77 (Sept. 2003)

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1123 on: May 18, 2017, 10:56:57 AM »
I read each of books for 12 minutes
Archie Book #1-The Married Life
Archie -Day By Day

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1124 on: May 18, 2017, 11:17:11 PM »
WEEK OF 05-17-17:
BETTY & VERONICA SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #253 - Hope to find time to review this later.
NEMESIS THE WARLOCK: DEVIANT EDITION HC
ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #36 (Mar. 2002)
FLASH #22 (The Button, Pt. 4 of 4)
STAR TREK TNG: THE MIRROR BROKEN #1 (of 6)
ROM #10
JUGHEAD #15 - The first Mark Waid/Ian Flynn-written issue, guest-starring Sabrina & Josie and the Pussycats. Hope to find time to review this later.
ASTRO CITY #44
THE WILD STORM #4 (of 24)
INVINCIBLE #136 (of 144)
POWERS #8
FREEWAY FIGHTER #1 (of 4)
THE FOREVER WAR #4 (of 6)
WONDER WOMAN 77 MEETS THE BIONIC WOMAN #4 (of 6)
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #3 (of 5)
ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT #1 (of 4)
BATWOMAN #3
ARCHIE'S PALS 'N' GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #77 (Sept. 2003)


Looking forward to those reviews.

 


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