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  • BettyReggie: 112 Days until Wednesday 10th 2018 ,  Riverdale Season #3 on The CW at 8pm.
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  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
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    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
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  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM

Poll

What are your favorite comic book genres to read or collect?

Adventure
0 (0%)
Crime
0 (0%)
Fantasy
2 (11.1%)
Horror-Mystery
1 (5.6%)
Humor
5 (27.8%)
Manga
1 (5.6%)
Monster
0 (0%)
Romance
1 (5.6%)
Sci-Fi
2 (11.1%)
Superhero
3 (16.7%)
Underground
1 (5.6%)
War
1 (5.6%)
Western
0 (0%)
Other
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 5


Author Topic: Favorite Comics Genres  (Read 2188 times)

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steveinthecity

Favorite Comics Genres
« on: September 15, 2016, 05:50:16 AM »
What genres of comic books do you most prefer to read or collect?  Archie would of course fall under the "Humor" category. 
Comics!

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 06:28:45 AM »
No "all of the above"? I have read and collected all of those genres (and others).

And what about manga, or are you specifically dis-including foreign comics genres? Some might might roughly be categorized in one of the traditional American comics genres, but many would not fit (for example, Lone Wolf & Cub), so maybe a catch-all genre for manga?

steveinthecity

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 06:44:57 AM »
No "all of the above"? I have read and collected all of those genres (and others).

And what about manga, or are you specifically dis-including foreign comics genres? Some might might roughly be categorized in one of the traditional American comics genres, but many would not fit (for example, Lone Wolf & Cub), so maybe a catch-all genre for manga?
I added Manga to the poll.  I didn't want to split genres up too much, as there can be quite a bit of overlap as you well know.  "Humor" as an example could include Archie, Hot Stuff, Mad, and the Inferior 5. All quite different comics, but I'd think they all fit comfortably in the humor category.
Comics!

BettyReggie

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 10:06:47 AM »
That's a great question. I love to read Archie Comics while I also love Saga . I guess you can Saga a fantasy comic. Saga doesn't take place on earth.  The Super Hero Comics I like to read is Invincible & Super Boy & Bat Girl & Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & Black Canary.

Bluto

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 10:34:23 AM »
I chose Fantasy (thinking that's where I'd put Conan), Humor, Superheroes, and Sci-Fi. If I could choose 5, I would have included Adventure (because I read James Bond).

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 11:09:31 AM »
I chose Fantasy (thinking that's where I'd put Conan), Humor, Superheroes, and Sci-Fi. If I could choose 5, I would have included Adventure (because I read James Bond).

Yeah, it should be five, or even six. I would have added Monster and Adventure, but limited to four I chose Sci-Fi, Manga, Superhero, and Humor. Steve didn't specify whether he was referring to current comic books, or just everything, new and old. I would probably have to admit that the percentage of superhero comics that I would consider my "favorite" comic books being published currently is lower than it ever has been for me, or maybe the favorites just need to be a whole lot better now than they did in the past. Or maybe it's just that the other genres got a lot better, or a little of both.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 11:11:50 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 12:50:32 PM »
I like comics that I would categorize as "girlie" that have female protagonists. Most of these are probably categorized as slice of life or romance but not the traditional romance comics. I like humor but besides Archie most humor comics these days consistent of badly drawn web comics.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 04:39:16 PM »
I like comics that I would categorize as "girlie" that have female protagonists.

So basically, what you like is the equivalent of shojo manga for American young women, without actually being shojo manga translated into English. But most comics having female protagonists are not girlie -- although the mainstream ones are a lot girlier in the last couple of years than they used to be, in an attempt to grab hold of a rising demographic of readers. The problem with most of those mainstream comics is that it's hard to do a comic with a female protagonist that appeals equally to both a strong male and a strong female demographic of readers. For the most part, Japanese publishers have accepted that their comics genres need to be targeted specifically to age and gender, and although there's always some slight overlap, what appeals to younger readers generally doesn't appeal to older readers, and what appeals to male readers generally doesn't appeal to female readers. There are a few exceptions, of course.

60sBettyandReggie

  • Guest
Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 01:13:21 PM »
I voted for Humor. That's the only genre I've ever read, other genres don't really interest me much :)

irishmoxie

Re: Favorite Comics Genres
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 11:59:57 PM »
I like comics that I would categorize as "girlie" that have female protagonists.

So basically, what you like is the equivalent of shojo manga for American young women, without actually being shojo manga translated into English. But most comics having female protagonists are not girlie -- although the mainstream ones are a lot girlier in the last couple of years than they used to be, in an attempt to grab hold of a rising demographic of readers. The problem with most of those mainstream comics is that it's hard to do a comic with a female protagonist that appeals equally to both a strong male and a strong female demographic of readers. For the most part, Japanese publishers have accepted that their comics genres need to be targeted specifically to age and gender, and although there's always some slight overlap, what appeals to younger readers generally doesn't appeal to older readers, and what appeals to male readers generally doesn't appeal to female readers. There are a few exceptions, of course.


Well I do like manga a lot....


Yeah I hate being fooled by a female protag with beautiful art in a comic and when I go to read the story it isn't what I thought at all.

 


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