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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222202 times)

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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1200 on: July 18, 2017, 08:42:43 AM »
I haven't read any in a while because I'm coloring a lot so today I will read.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1201 on: July 18, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
No Boo the worlds cutest dog?

Sorry, that's not a title I'm interested in.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1202 on: July 19, 2017, 01:32:39 PM »
WEEK OF 07-19-17:
ASH VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #1
INVINCIBLE #138 (of 144)
THE WILDSTORM #6 (of 24)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #2
KILL THE MINOTAUR #2 (of 6)
BATMAN 66 MEETS THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 (one-shot)
BLUE MONDAY TP VOL 03: INBETWEEN DAYS
WALT DISNEY'S COMICS & STORIES #739
DUCKTALES #0
ROM VS TRANSFORMERS: SHINING ARMOR #1
THE FOREVER WAR #6 (of 6)
BETTIE PAGE #1
KAIJUMAX: SEASON 3 #1 (of 6)
THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: WHO'LL STOP THE REIGN #4 (of 4)
ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT #3 (of 4)
THE THREE STOOGES: TV TIME #1 (one-shot)
HOPELESS SAVAGES: GREATEST HITS 2000-2010 TP

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1203 on: July 20, 2017, 02:58:10 PM »
07-20-17:

IT CAME FROM... THE 50-CENT BIN !!
I'm always looking for interesting-looking and weird comics (or comix, as the case may be). All of these ones were in B&W (almost always an indicator of small circulation, for these older comics).

BLACK HOLE #1 [Kitchen Sink Press 1995] - Okay, so not particularly obscure. Pretty weird though, and difficult to describe. It got me interested enough in Charles Burns to put this on my reading list of things to pick up when I get the time. While no explanations were forthcoming in this issue for the somewhat hallucinogenic goings-on, it still felt complete enough in itself as a single issue, and managed to evoke a certain ambiance.

URBAN LEGENDS #1 [Dark Horse 1993] - Interesting collection of one- and two-page strips by a variety of creators, some well-known, some not, just as with the various legends (such as "Babysitter and the Psycho Caller", "Earwig", and "Baby in a Microwave" which are familiar, while others are lesser-known or more obscure or just totally invented). Well worth the time.

DINOSAUR BOP #1 [Fantagraphics/Monster Comics 1991] - Some kind of post-apocalyptic caveman story done in a Kirbyesque (but not slavishly so) style, with kind of a 1950s-greaser influence. It's a continued story. Too bad I didn't find any subsequent issues, as I sort of got into the story before it ended with "to be continued".

SPIDER BABY COMIX #1 [Steve Bissette/SpiderBaby Grafix 1996] - A self-published collection of some of Steve Bissette's older stories and collaborations, with about 1/4 of the comic at the back devoted to text pages (which were just as interesting, if not more so). Bissette's an iconoclastic and uncompromising creator with definite ideas about the comics biz and what's wrong with it, and he's not afraid to spell it out. More than a little self-indulgent, but I guess when you self-publish that's your right. The stories themselves were enjoyable, if somewhat unmemorable, as shorts often are.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1204 on: July 20, 2017, 06:23:26 PM »
Moving on to DC titles:


First, the Batman related titles


All Star Batman
Batgirl
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Batman
Batman and Elmer Fudd
Batman Beyond
Batman TMNT Adventures
Batwoman
Detective Comics
Nightwing


DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1205 on: July 21, 2017, 10:33:17 AM »
INCOGNITO: THE CLASSIFIED EDITION HC

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1206 on: July 23, 2017, 09:50:51 AM »
I haven't read any in a while because I'm coloring a lot so today I will read.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1207 on: July 23, 2017, 01:41:04 PM »
07/21-07/23:

CRIMINAL: THE DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (collects the stories Coward, Lawless, and The Dead and the Dying)
CRIMINAL: THE DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02 (collects the stories Bad Night, The Sinners and The Last of the Innocent)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CRIMINAL (magazine-format one-shot, 2015)
DEADLY HANDS OF CRIMINAL (magazine-format one-shot, 2016)

THE FADE OUT: THE DELUXE EDITION HC (collects issues #1-12)

CRIMINAL is a "Mature Audiences" crime noir series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Except for the 2 magazine-size one-shots, I had not previously read any of the stories in floppy comic format. The 2 magazine one-shots are homages/metacomics stories that juxtapose a hard-boiled crime story taking place in the 1970s with pages out of a black & white magazine comic imitative of the style of comics published by Marvel (Savage Sword of Conan, Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu) in that same time period, by showing someone in the story reading the comic, then cutting to multi-page homages to comics done in that style. The two Deluxe Edition hardcovers also contain metacomics (a comic within the comic story that somehow relates to events in the framing story). Bad Night has as its main character a comic strip artist who draws a strip called "Frank Kafka", which is drawn in the style of Dick Tracy, but events in the strip continuity reflect the writing style of Franz Kafka.

The story that took me totally by surprise was The Last of the Innocent. It's a 4-issue story arc (originally published in 2011) that seems to take its inspiration from the "Archie Marries..." stories in LIFE WITH ARCHIE magazine that had debuted the year before. It is indeed a grim and gritty, dark and twisted tale of one "Riley Richards", who returns from the big city to his small-town home of "Brookvale" because of his father's impending death of stomach cancer. Flashbacks in the story are one-page sequences drawn in the simplified cartoony style of a teen humor comic book, which take place years earlier when Riley was in high school. This really requires a much more lengthy review which I promise to get to soon on my review page.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 01:42:44 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1208 on: July 24, 2017, 12:06:11 PM »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggled -Volume#3
The Art Of Betty& Veronica
The Best Of Archie Comics-Book #3
Archie1000 Page Comics Bonanza
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 12:11:09 PM by BettyReggie »

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1209 on: July 25, 2017, 01:34:54 PM »
Continuing with DC


DC/Looney Tunes crossovers - These were pretty well done
Blue Beetle
Gotham Academy
Harley Quinn
Hellblazer
Justice League
Justice League of America
Teen Titans
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman Odyssey of the Amazons

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1210 on: July 26, 2017, 11:55:47 AM »
WEEK OF 07-26-17:
YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
FANTOMAH #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
BATMAN/THE SHADOW #4 (of 6)
DOOM PATROL #7
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7 (of 12)
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #28
THANOS #9
X-MEN BLUE #8
SAVAGE DRAGON #225
B.P.R.D.: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
THE DAMNED #3
ELEPHANTMEN #77
RICK AND MORTY #28
REVOLUTIONARIES #6
BLACK HAMMER #11
BLOOD BOWL: MORE GUTS, MORE GLORY! #2 (of 4)
MIRACULOUS: ADVENTURES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR #1

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1211 on: July 26, 2017, 03:21:05 PM »
My purchases for the week:


DC
ACTION COMICS #984     
ALL STAR BATMAN #12   
BATGIRL #13   
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27   
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12   
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11   
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27

Marvel
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5   
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10

Action Lab
KID SHERLOCK #2
TOMBOY #12

Aftershock
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5

Archie
ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255

Dark Horse
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1   
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3   
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5

Dynamite
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PATHFINDER RUNESCARS #3

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10   

Image
PAKLIS #3
SAGA #45   
SHUTTER #30

Titan
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #14
ROBOTECH #1

Valiant
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1
X-O MANOWAR #5

Other
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
Previews
SOLAR FLARE #4   
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS LTD ED HC

Manga
ANONYMOUS NOISE GN VOL 03
HAIKYU GN VOL 13
NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 22   
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02
RIN-NE GN VOL 24
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 11   
WORLD TRIGGER GN VOL 16   

TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO    waiting for the hardcover

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1212 on: July 26, 2017, 07:48:44 PM »
My purchases for the week:


DC
ACTION COMICS #984     
ALL STAR BATMAN #12   
BATGIRL #13   
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27   
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12   
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11   
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27

Marvel
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5   
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10

Action Lab
KID SHERLOCK #2
TOMBOY #12

Aftershock
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5

Archie
ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255

Dark Horse
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1   
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3   
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5

Dynamite
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PATHFINDER RUNESCARS #3

IDW
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10   

Image
PAKLIS #3
SAGA #45   
SHUTTER #30

Titan
DOCTOR WHO 10TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 11TH YEAR THREE #7   
DOCTOR WHO 9TH #14
ROBOTECH #1

Valiant
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1
X-O MANOWAR #5

Other
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
Previews
SOLAR FLARE #4   
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS LTD ED HC

Manga
ANONYMOUS NOISE GN VOL 03
HAIKYU GN VOL 13
NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 22   
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02
RIN-NE GN VOL 24
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 11   
WORLD TRIGGER GN VOL 16   

TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO    waiting for the hardcover


Yay manga. I've been reading tons of that lately.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1213 on: July 26, 2017, 10:33:29 PM »

Yay manga. I've been reading tons of that lately.

I usually get anywhere from 10 to 20 volumes each month.  I'm way behind in my reading, but I plan to start getting caught up with the manga once I get caught up with the regular comics.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1214 on: July 27, 2017, 04:15:12 AM »
I should have that second volume of Leiji Matsumoto's QUEEN EMERALDAS by next week. English-language translations of older manga are rare, so it's always an event when one comes along. So now we at least have a translation of Matsumoto's spinoff character from SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK, but still no translation of Matsumoto's original Harlock manga that preceded it. I'll never be able to figure out the thinking of the companies doing these adaptations. It stands to reason that Harlock is the better-known character, so you'd think if a business agreement was reached between an English-language manga publisher (even if it is the Japanese publisher Kodansha) and Matsumoto, they'd begin with his best-known series in the English-speaking world, starting with Space Battleship Yamato and Space Pirate Captain Harlock. Viz reprinted 5 volumes of an English translation of Matsumoto's next best-known series, the 18-volume Galaxy Express 999, but that's been about it for English translations of his major works.

 


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