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What comics have you been reading? by DeCarlo Rules
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  • DeCarlo Rules: What I don't understand is why they're trying to discourage subscriptions to B&V FRIENDS Jumbo digest. It's been published at 10 times per year frequency for the last 3 years -- just like the other B&V jumbo digest. So if they're both published just as often, why do they offer a choice of 10 issue or 20 issue subscriptions for BETTY & VERONICA, but only a 6 issue subscription for B&V FRIENDS? You can get a 12-issue subscription to B&V FRIENDS on the website, but if I remember correctly, the printed ad for subs only offers the 6-issue sub option. Why isn't it the same option as the other digests (10 issues or 20 issues), if they're all published 10 times a year? And they ARE.
    July 21, 2018, 01:11:44 PM
  • BettyReggie: Archie was just on The Simpsons on FX.
    July 20, 2018, 06:50:15 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Summer Nights" from Riverdale One-Shot: [link]
    July 19, 2018, 08:53:14 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Just looked at Archie Comics' subsciption page. Archie Meets Batman '66 is a six-issue miniseries. Archie 1941 is a five-issue miniseries. There's a six-issue subscription for Betty and Veronica: Friends Forever and Vixens (surprisingly; might get transferred to the new B&V title) and a twelve-issue subscription for Riverdale. Riverdale Digest isn't listed, so it looks like it's been cancelled.
    July 18, 2018, 10:03:11 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: New Sabrina's new Instagram welcome message: [link]
    July 14, 2018, 03:29:59 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "The New Archies": "Gunk for Gold": [link]
    July 11, 2018, 11:09:16 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: Pretty sure Archie Comics, being New York based, knows someone at the Times
    July 11, 2018, 06:15:50 AM
  • ASS-P: I just find it " How things have changed " weird when comic book news breaks in The New York Times...but they hardly SELL anything! :-0 Strangeness.
    July 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
  • CAPalace: I'm a woman btw and I'm just so sick of the blatant anti-men thing going on in comics these days. It's not doing women any favors either. :/
    July 09, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
  • CAPalace: They're banking on Archie 700 to sell a lot because "lol a new number wow lol" and it will for the first issue but it'll just go back to the average/poor numbers it had before. And YOU KNOW with that writer on B+V it's going to turn into an anti-men, oooh girl power lol violence against men and demeaning men is feminism and fun lol lol Good luck. I'll stick to Ebay to find the DeCarlo stuff thanks.
    July 09, 2018, 09:04:54 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I'm looking forward to the new B&V series. Personally, I think that previous B&V series by what's-his-name was way worse than anything that Rotante wrote on Vixens.
    July 09, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So, so predictable... they love to exploit NUMBERS, whether it's a single digit (1 or 0) or a triple-digit ending in 00. Good lord, I can't believe they're actually giving Jamie Rotante ANOTHER B&V series to write ruin! She is the worst I've read -- although it's a tough call, Marguerite Bennett was pretty horrible as well. Nick Spencer can actually be quite good as a writer... or pretty bad, depending on the character and the direction. He was great on ANT-MAN and SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN (both books that had a strong humorous subtext), and not so hot on CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS. And he's he new writer on (yet another) first issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, so I wouldn't guess the ARCHIE gig will last. ACP could probably only afford to hire him for that ONE issue, #700.
    July 09, 2018, 06:00:07 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: News on new numbering for the Archie Flagship series and a new B&V series and DeCarlo Rules, you ain't gonna be into this!  And really neither am I: [link]
    July 09, 2018, 01:37:43 PM
  • Mr.Lodge: I still think 'The Married Life' was the best of the most recent and ended way too soon.
    July 06, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: No "big news about the flagship ARCHIE title" could possibly rock my world, short of CLASSIC ARCHIE RETURNS!
    July 06, 2018, 01:18:04 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Sweetwater" from Riverdale One-Shot: [link]
    July 05, 2018, 08:44:20 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: ARCHIE isn't on hiatus officially. The last official word from Archie Comics is that there is "big news about the flagship ARCHIE title" coming up after the "1941" miniseries. We'll see. RIVERDALE is supposed to come back early '19 after the TV show returns.
    July 05, 2018, 06:14:32 AM
  • Mr.Lodge: Think it's time for new leadership, especially in the creative front?
    July 05, 2018, 03:09:04 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I guess there's still THE HUNGER and VAMPIRONICA, but they're still so new that it's hard to think of them as "ongoing".
    July 05, 2018, 12:14:16 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So both ARCHIE and RIVERDALE are "on hiatus"? That means ACP has no ongoing floppy comic titles. Not a good sign. Good thing they still have the digests going (knock on wood).
    July 05, 2018, 12:12:47 AM


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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1440 on: June 27, 2018, 11:14:50 AM »
BETTY AND VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #264
WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE OGN HC
ROM & THE MICRONAUTS #1-5
(of 5)
Marvel Masterworks: ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN HC VOL 1-3 (of 3)
AVENGERS: THE MANY FACES OF HENRY PYM TP
Marvel Universe ANT-MAN DIGEST TP
ANT-MAN & THE WASP ADVENTURES DIGEST TP
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #7
- ANT-MAN
ANT-MAN: SEASON ONE HC
Marvel's ANT-MAN PRELUDE TP
Marvel's ANT-MAN & THE WASP PRELUDE TP
ANT-MAN & WASP: SMALL WORLD TP
ANT-MAN: SCOTT LANG TP
AVENGERS: THE TRIAL OF YELLOWJACKET TP
Archie's Girls BETTY AND VERONICA #315

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1441 on: June 30, 2018, 06:01:17 AM »
June 30th:
KILL OR BE KILLED #20 (of 20) - An unfortunately unsatisfying conclusion to this otherwise excellently-written series.
THE SENTRY #1 (of 5) - I may read a couple more issues, but I found it slightly disappointing.
MULTIPLE MAN #1 (of 5) - One issue was enough. Not for me.
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #7 - Doesn't seem to be really going anywhere, just spinning those wheels while awaiting the return of the Fantastic Four. This issue might be my last.
RICK & MORTY #39 - Always a fun read.
WONDER WOMAN #49 ("The Dark Gods" Part 4 of 5) - Not a bad story, but I'll be dropping this book when the creative team changes after issue 50.
THE FLASH #49 ("Flash War" Part 3 of 4) - Not too impressed with the story (it's just average), but I guess I'll finish reading it with #50.
THE TERRIFICS #5 - This might be the best DC Universe title right now.
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP [with The Justice Society of America] #39 - Still my absolute favorite DC read every month, and I especially liked seeing the classic JSA in a story again.
ASTRO CITY #52

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1442 on: July 04, 2018, 06:53:12 AM »
JIMMYS BASTARDS #9 (of 9)
VALIANT HIGH #3 (of 4) - Y'know, I NEVER read Valiant titles. I just never cared for any of the characters, or that universe. Decided to give this one a try because the artwork here is by Derek Charm, whose work on STARLEET ACADEMY, STAR WARS ADVENTURES (both IDW titles) and JUGHEAD I had previously admired. The story here is another one of those "Superhero High" kind of things -- I suspect it may not actually be part of the continuity of the "Valiant Universe", as it would seem a little far-fetched to suddenly reveal that all of their main lead characters are more or less the same age and had gone to the same high school together. It wasn't bad, even though these are teenaged versions of characters I essentially know nothing about. I missed the earlier issues, so I may just get the trade collection when that comes out.
DONALD & MICKEY QUARTERLY: TREASURE MENACE IN VENICE
GREEN LANTERNS #50; BATMAN #50; CATWOMAN #1 - I'm giving DC's latest "Creative Refresh" (as they're calling it in-house) a chance... just trying a few things I don't normally read. Didn't find any of these books to be particularly creative or refreshing, though. :(
XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS #4 (of 5)
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #3 (of 5) - Ant-Man (in this case Ant-Man II, Scott Lang) is a character I'm predisposed to like, but 3 issues into this, I'm enjoying it less than I'd hoped to.
EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY'S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #5 (of 6)
[FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER] THE QUANTUM AGE #1 (of 4) - I've enjoyed all of the series related to Jeff Lemire's BLACK HAMMER, and this one (which takes place in the 31st Century) was no exception.
RED SONJA/TARZAN #3
VAMPIRELLA: ROSES FOR THE DEAD #1 (of 5)
ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF DARK #1
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #0
TAARNA #1 & 2
INFINITY 8 VOL 1 (of 8 ): LOVE AND MUMMIES #1-3 (of 3)
BY NIGHT #1 (Boom); UNNATURAL #1 (Image); NEW LIEUTENANTS OF METAL #1 (Image) - Again, just trying some new things to see if I like them. I liked each of these new series enough to at least read the next issues, and maybe more, we'll see.
ASSASSINISTAS #6 (of 6)
JUDGE DREDD: UNDER SIEGE #2 (of 4)
STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS #22 "AN UNEXPECTED YESTERDAY"
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rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1443 on: July 05, 2018, 04:13:16 PM »
My monthly shipments from DCBS and Mycomicshop should be arriving within the next few days.  Meanwhile I have been catching up on various manga, reading around 50 volumes over the past couple of weeks:

Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Anonymous Noise
Astra Lost in Space
Attack on Titan Lost Girls
Children of Whales
Dimension W
Food Wars
Golden Kamuy
Haikyu
Kuroko's Basketball
Oresama Teacher
Platinum End
Promised Neverland
Skip-Beat
Yowamushi Pedal

and others
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 04:16:14 PM by rusty »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1444 on: July 09, 2018, 07:14:38 AM »
I've also been reading a few manga:
  DEVILMAN G[Grimoir] VOL 03 (of 5 tankobon) by Go Nagai & Rui Takato
  ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL 14: THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR (tankobon) by ONE & Yusuke Murata
  TOKYO TARAREBA GIRLS VOL 01 (of 9 tankobon) by Akiko Higashimura
  BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (of 5) by Yukito Kishiro
  Go Nagai & Ken Ishikawa's GETTER ROBO DEVOLUTION VOL 01 (of 5 tankobon) by Eiichi Shimizu & Tomohiro Shimoguchi - I was looking forward to reading this one, Seven Seas' first release in the Getter Robo franchise since getting rights to Dynamic Pro's manga, but it was disappointing. DEVILMAN G is also a modern reboot/reimagining like this one, but it was so much better. Didn't care for the art style in DEVOLUTION at all, which seems sketchy and undetailed. I'm not too keen on the mecha redesigns, either. Although this is the most recent manga in the franchise, it's a poor choice to introduce the characters to American readers, and unless I'm reading the situation wrongly, it appears in this story that Professor Saotome (who's supposed to be one of the good guys) actually shoots an innocent man (or had his goons do it, I forget now) because "he knows too much". The sensationalized, over-the-top violent/gory stuff on display here (which is entirely appropriate in a horror-hero manga like DEVILMAN) just doesn't sit right -- trying to 'grim&gritty'-up a cornerstone franchise in the super robot genre just doesn't work for me.

And finishing off my reading of the various ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN collected trades:
ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN: GROWING PAINS TP
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1445 on: July 09, 2018, 10:23:54 PM »
I've also been reading a few manga:
   ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL 14: THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR (tankobon) by ONE & Yusuke Murata
   BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (of 5) by Yukito Kishiro
One Punch Man is a series that I've heard mentioned a lot and will probably try out eventually.  What do you think of it?

I love Battle Angel Alita.  I first collected it in regular comics and continued as they switched to the volume format.  I wasn't going to get the deluxe editions, but when I saw how nice they were, I went ahead and bought them even though I have the earlier editions.  I'm behind on reading Mars Chronicle, but will get to those eventually.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1446 on: July 11, 2018, 09:27:29 AM »
I've also been reading a few manga:
   ONE-PUNCH MAN VOL 14: THE DEPTHS OF DESPAIR (tankobon) by ONE & Yusuke Murata
   BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (of 5) by Yukito Kishiro
One Punch Man is a series that I've heard mentioned a lot and will probably try out eventually.  What do you think of it?

I love Battle Angel Alita.  I first collected it in regular comics and continued as they switched to the volume format.  I wasn't going to get the deluxe editions, but when I saw how nice they were, I went ahead and bought them even though I have the earlier editions.  I'm behind on reading Mars Chronicle, but will get to those eventually.

I somehow completely missed out on Battle Angel Alita the first time around. I mean, I was aware that it existed, because I'd seen it around here and there, but for whatever reason, I'd just never picked it up and given it a try. Now after I'd read the first couple of hardcover volumes, I liked it so much that I went and ordered all five omnibus editions of Battle Angel Alita: The Last Order, and have been getting the Mars Chronicle tankobon volumes as they've come out. I've held off on reading the latter two series for reasons of not wanting any spoilers revealed until I've read the last volume of the hardcover collection of the original series. Kodansha will also be releasing a standalone Battle Angel Alita: Homecoming volume in hardcover that collects some shorter, self-contained stories set during the same time frame as the original series (there's a Halloween Comic Fest giveaway comic scheduled to preview that).

The spoiler thing kind of bugs me, because Seven Seas Entertainment completely spoiled the original Devilman for me by releasing two later series in translation earlier, Devilman G (which is a modern retelling with some differences) and Devilman vs Hades (a fairly recent sequel to the original Devilman which also crosses over with characters from Mazinger Z). Since I'd just been reading those as they came out in overlapped releases, the first volume of Devilman vs Hades completely ruins a couple of major plot reveals from the ending of Devilman: The Classic Collection (the second volume of which hasn't come out yet in translation from Seven Seas).

ONE-PUNCH MAN is just amazing! I mean, on the surface it just seems like a bunch of fights and hyperviolence, but it's got humor and even some deeper commentary on what it means to be a hero. Saitama is the one-punch man of the title. He's a short, bald-headed guy whose slightly-built physique and blank expression leads everyone to overlook him and underestimate him, but somehow Saitama possesses the power to defeat any opponent with a single punch. It's mostly over so quickly that any witnesses don't even realize what happened or how. So what Saitama really wants to do is be a hero for fun, helping people while he seeks an adversary that can give him a challenge and won't be defeated so easily. To do this, he joins up with the Heroes Association, a kind of national infrastructure for superheroes, to facilitate dispatching heroes to the scene of emergencies. Since his power isn't really measured easily, and is over with in the time it takes for him to deliver a single punch, people tend not to believe what they've seen (or are distracted by something else, not realizing what exactly happened); Saitama starts out as a lowly-rated Class C hero. Genos, a teenage cyborg hero who is rated as Class S (that's above Class A, by the way) is one of the few that sees Saitama in action and believes. Since Genos is an earnest young hero he immediately begs Saitama to become his sensei and train him. We are also introduced to many other heroes in the ranks of the Heroes Association. Some are not really heroes at all, but are out for their own personal celebrity or glory, or are just feeding their own inflated egos every time they defeat an opponent in combat. Monsters are also rated by their threat levels - Threat Level Dragon is more dangerous than Threat Level Tiger. It later turns out that there is also a Monsters Association to support the monsters, and things really get interesting.


DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1447 on: July 11, 2018, 09:55:08 AM »
SAVAGE DRAGON #235
ARCHIE #32
KISS ARMY OF DARKNESS #5
(of 5)
UNCLE SCROOGE #440
TITANS #23
WONDER WOMAN #50
FLASH #50
HAWKMAN #2
PLASTIC MAN #2
(of 6)
WORLD OF TANKS: CITADEL #3 (of 5)
SHE COULD FLY #1
AVENGERS #4 (694)
DOCTOR STRANGE #2 & 3 (392 & 393)
HILLBILLY #11
SHEENA #10
CASPER AND HOT STUFF #1
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #80
WALT DISNEY SHOWCASE #3: THE BEAGLE BOYS
FF VOL 1 TP: FANTASTIC FAUX
FF VOL 2 TP: FAMILY FREAKOUT

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1448 on: July 18, 2018, 09:07:52 AM »
07-18-18:
TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR VS DOCTOR DOOM #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR THE COMING OF GALACTUS #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR HULK VS THING #1
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #5
(of 5)
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP VOL 01: UNSTOPPABLE TP
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP VOL 02: AGENTS OF G.I.R.L. TP
WORLD'S END HAREM VOL 02
tankobon
CABLE #159
ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN '66 #1
(of 6)
BETTY AND VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: TRAVEL TALES #1
ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL 1 TP
HILLBILLY #10
INFINITY 8 VOL 2 #1
(of 3)
STELLAR #2 (of 6)
KICK-ASS #6
GIDEON FALLS #5
ICE CREAM MAN #5
AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee OGN
by Peter David & Colleen Doran

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1449 on: July 19, 2018, 08:06:26 PM »
I read Eerie Cuties presents Freaky Frights.

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1450 on: July 20, 2018, 10:13:31 AM »

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN '66 #1
(of 6)


Debating on whether this is worth a purchase or not.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1451 on: July 21, 2018, 01:38:05 AM »

ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN '66 #1
(of 6)


Debating on whether this is worth a purchase or not.

I LOVED it! (but what else would you expect?)  It's worth mentioning that it really should be ARCHIE '66 Meets Batman '66. So when you see Mrs. Lodge (who didn't have a first name in 1966), it's the 1966 version of Mrs. Lodge (i.e. a stout, matronly woman, with a hair bun). Veronica is wearing a minidress with a style similar to what you'd have seen her wearing in a 1966 Archie story. And it's really remarkable how much Mr. Lodge and Alfred (Batman's butler) resemble each other, but then that makes complete sense when you think about the actor that played Alfred on the 1966 Batman television series, and how he would look translated into the traditional Archie style. It's all those little touches of detail that make the story stand out from the POV of a fan of Archie comics. But then I guess it would depend on how you felt about the Batman TV series. At any rate, this is probably the last opportunity to read a long-form Dan Parent Archie story that we'll have for a while.

****

Since you asked about it before in the Shoutbox, I'll mention ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH VOL 1 again. Originally, I was going to pass on picking this one up, and after reading it, I have to conclude that my initial gut impressions were correct. I relented in my initial conviction to skip it because I had a moment of doubt where I questioned whether my subjective impressions of that title might have been wrong. First off, this is not, as I might have expected, a complete chronological reprinting of the stories proceeding from ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH #1. It reprints stories from issue #1 through 33, but at 224 pages, obviously not ALL of the stories from those issues. Most curious of all is the fact that none of the stories reprinted features Chuck Clayton in a starring or co-starring role (in fact, I don't remember him having a significant part in any of the stories reprinted here). That's decidedly odd when you look at those 1970s issues of A@RH, because this title was the place that stories with Chuck most frequently appeared. Perhaps they purposely left those out, because the company's well-meaning attempts to promote racial/ethnic equality at the time might seem patronizing today without any contextual hindsight. The quality of the artwork is certainly on a par with other Archie stories from this same time period (1973-76), but storywise...

All of the stories are little didactic lessons in which Archie sees a problem and solves it. Nearly all the stories downplay or outright ignore the typical Archie situation comedy format. The stories all present Archie as sort of a role model for emulation by the young readers who would have picked up this comic in the early 1970s. It's hard to imagine Archie Comics publishing a title like this in the 1950s or early 1960s, but I chalk it up to the mass exposure Archie and friends were getting at the time in the Filmation animated cartoons on TV. Like the A@RH stories, the television stories ignored the rom-com and slapstick situations that were the main strength of the original comic books. Those stories as well as these are safe, squeaky-clean pro-social message stories like the few plots that television broadcast standards and practices censors of the time could find no fault with, and let pass for Saturday morning kid-vid. That's fine for the less-demanding childrens' audience, but not for adult comic readers looking purely for entertainment value.

The worst sin of these stories is that few if any of them derive the impetus for their plots from the standard character flaws, relationships, or motivations that are the hallmark of the best Archie stories. Jughead does nothing of any importance, nothing remotely Jughead-like, with the exception of lending support to Archie as a best friend, and even that plays into very few of the stories. Betty and Veronica don't display any traits of best-friendship or of competitive rivalry. The plots don't turn on the characters' motivations of jealousy, covetousness, selfishness, or ego competition. Only Reggie is allowed to maintain a small portion of his vanity and jerkiness in a few stories (again, reflecting the situation of the plots of the Filmation TV cartoons).

Taken as merely one of a dozen or so Archie-related titles that ACP published at the time, A@RH can be seen as simply providing some variety to the lineup of titles published by ACP, and having its own distinct flavor so that the stories appearing in each title seemed less totally interchangeable. Spread out as reprints in the digests, these stories merely seem like the raisins in an oatmeal cookie, which is fine -- but reading 224 pages of them at a sitting wears thin awfully fast. There are only a half-dozen or so basic plots in A@RH stories, the rest being merely slight variations or embellishment; Archie motivates the baseball/football/basketball/hockey team to win through teamwork or school spirit, Archie recognizes a problem and helps organize the students to pitch in to help the school or the community, and few basic others. They're a little obvious and repetitive, especially when read one after another in a collection this size. In short, boring! It's equally true that can also be said of the comedic situations in most Archie stories, but the variations on the same basic tropes seemed more like a challenge to the writers' inventiveness in many of those stories. There are maybe half-a-dozen stories in the whole collection that stick out or are memorable in any way.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2018, 02:12:41 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

 


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