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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1380 on: March 04, 2018, 06:14:46 am »
02-22-18 to 03-04-18:
SKULL ISLAND: THE BIRTH OF KONG #4 (of 4)
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN HC OGN
TARZAN: THE COMPLETE JOE KUBERT YEARS TP
THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS starring BETTY & VERONICA VOL 02 TP
B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #260
BETTY & VERONICA: VIXENS #1-4
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP #35 (with Yogi Bear)
ACTION COMICS #998
DETECTIVE COMICS #975
WONDER WOMAN #41
MERA, QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #1 (of 6)
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #4 (of 6)
THE TERRIFICS #1
DOOM PATROL/JLA SPECIAL #1 ("MILK WARS" Part 5 of 5)
THANOS #16
INFINI-T FORCE: ARC TO THE FUTURE VOL 02 TP
THE BEEF #1 (of 5)
G.I. JOE Vs The SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN #1 (of ?)
KISS/ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 (of 5)
RICK & MORTY #35
THE BEEF #1 (of 4)
DOCTOR STAR & THE KINGDOM OF LOST TOMORROWS #1 (of ?)
TAARNA #1
KRUSTY THE CLOWN #1 (one-shot)

Art books I've read recently:
  THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIN-UP - DRIBEN TP
  THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIN-UP - ELVGREN TP
  THE LITTLE BOOK OF PIN-UP - VARGAS TP
  UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS HC by Doug Ellis
  DIAN HANSON'S HISTORY OF PIN-UP MAGAZINES VOL. 1-3 HC
  THE GREAT AMERICAN PIN-UP HC by Charles G. Martignette/Louis K. Meisel
  Peter Driben - 1000 PIN-UP GIRLS HC

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1381 on: March 07, 2018, 06:30:30 pm »
I read
Betty & Veronica Vixens #4
The Archies #5 - Featuring Tegan & Sara - Eisma
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #5
Saga #49

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1382 on: March 10, 2018, 12:15:28 pm »
I finished Reggie & Me - Volume #1
And I also read these books for 12 minutes
Archie 1000 Page Comics 75th Anniversary Bash
Archie Comics Double Digest #281
Life With Kevin - Volume #1
The Best Of Archie Comics Starring Betty & Veronica - Book #2
Blankets
Colder -Omnibus
Deadly Class - Noise Noise Noise - Book #1
Suburban Glamour


DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1383 on: March 11, 2018, 10:57:47 am »
03-04-18 to 03-11-18:
STREET FIGHTER VS DARKSTALKERS #8 (of 8 )
STREET FIGHTER SHADALOO SPECIAL #1
STREET FIGHTER RELOADED #1-6 (of 6)
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #1 (of 2)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 (of 5)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #699
MOON KNIGHT #192
FIGHTING AMERICAN: THE TIES THAT BIND #1
(of 4)
DEJAH THORIS #2
SAVAGE DRAGON #232
RICK & MORTY PRESENTS THE VINDICATORS #1
(one-shot)
TWISTED ROMANCE #4 (of 4)
GALAKTIKON #5 (of 6)
ASSASSINISTAS #3 (of ?)
ONE PUNCH MAN VOL 13 tankobon
ASTRA: LOST IN SPACE VOL 1 & 2 tankobon
BATTLE ANGEL ALITA DELUXE ED HC VOL 02
MÈNAGE Á 3 VOL 01 (omnibus) - A newer, bigger collection of the webcomic from Udon; Same contents as the tankobon (5"x7") volumes 1 & 2.
SUPER 'SUCKERS (Binge Books) #1-4 - I freakin' LOVE this comic book!
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #261 - Wow, I just realized there haven't been any Josie reprints in the last three issues... OR in the last five issues of B&V FRIENDS. We still get a regular fix of Sabrina and Cheryl (and in the last 5 issues of B&V FRIENDS, Katy Keene). Occasionally they'll toss in a Ginger, Suzie, or Li'l Jinx reprint (or *ugh* "Little Betty & Veronica"). We even got a couple of classic BETTY & ME stories (more of those, please!)... but the Josie reprints stopped cold a couple of months after the big reprint collections THE BEST OF JOSIE and ARCHIE'S BIG BOOK VOL 1: MAGIC, MUSIC & MISCHIEF. I may go into withdrawal if this condition lasts all year.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1384 on: March 14, 2018, 09:04:17 am »
03-12-18 to 03-14-18:
FRANKENSTEIN: ALIVE, ALIVE! #1-4 (of 4)
BEST OF THE ROCKETEER ADVENTURES (one-shot)
TITANS #21
WONDER WOMAN #42
DETECTIVE COMICS #976
ACTION COMICS #999
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #4
DRY COUNTY #1
(of ?)
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #3 (of 4)
COSMO #3 (of 5)
VAMPIRONICA #1
KONG ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5
(of 6)
FIRE PUNCH VOL 01 (manga)
IT RHYMES WITH LUST OGN (reprint of 1948 graphic novel)
TRON: ORIGINAL MOVIE ADAPTATION TP
STAR TREK GOLD KEY 100-PAGE SPECTACULAR
THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TP

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1385 on: March 16, 2018, 06:22:56 pm »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
The Best Of Archie Comics - Book #3

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1386 on: March 19, 2018, 04:17:15 pm »
Riverdale #11 just came & I'm going read it.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1387 on: March 21, 2018, 01:24:19 pm »
03-15-18 to 03-21-18:
THE PIN-UP ART OF HUMORAMA TP
CHERRY #1-22 (1982-2000)
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #3 (of 5)
KILL OR BE KILLED #17
KICK-ASS #2
THANOS #17
ICE CREAM MAN #3
MOONSHINE #8
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #5 (of 6)
BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #2 (of 6)
DEADMAN #5 (of 6)
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: MIGHTOR #8
INFINITY 8 #1
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #4 (of 4)
THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP GN
DON'T MEDDLE WITH MY DAUGHTER VOL 03 (of 3) tankobon

ARCHIE'S GIRLS BETTY AND VERONICA #37, 128, 154, 155, 156
BETTY AND VERONICA SPECTACULAR #42
BETTY'S DIARY #28
BETTY #87, 89, 92
JUGHEAD (V2) #134
LAUGH COMICS #326
PEP COMICS #257
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #101, 107, 275
ARCHIE'S PALS'N'GALS #159, 211
ARCHIE #498, 502, 503, 504, 505
ARCHIE AND ME #24
ARCHIE'S JOKE BOOK #176, 244
JUGHEAD'S JOKES #75
LI'L JINX GIANT LAUGH-OUT (ARCHIE GIANT SERIES) #33

JUGHEAD #134 had a good example of how Jug obsesses over Trula, in the story "Do the Write Thing" (Trula doesn't actually DO anything in the story; Jughead just *thinks* she's up to something). AGB&V #156 had another Sugar Plum story, "Some Things Never Change" by Kathleen Webb & Jeff Shultz. Issue #37 of AGB&V (from 1958) was in such poor shape that both covers were detached and the covers and pages' edges were literally flaking off in my hands as I handled it. Good stories, though! PEP #257 has a story which *might* (I haven't checked into it yet) be the first Chuck Clayton story... his initial character design looks a little different than later became standard, and he does introduce himself to Moose (it's actually a "Big Moose" story). Also in the story, Chuck uses judo to toss Moose around like a rag doll (several times), and says that his father, the new assistant coach at Riverdale, taught it to him.

BETTY #87 had the first appearance of Adam Chisolm, in a 5-page story by George Gladir and Stan Goldberg titled "Dilemma". The final panel of page 5 is a response coupon for the reader to cut out and mail back to the editor, telling how the reader felt about Adam. The following multiple choice checkboxes were given:

DEAR EDITOR,
   
  BETTY SHOULD:


[ ]  DUMP ARCHIE                      [ ]  PLAY THE FIELD

[ ]  SAY SAYONARA TO ADAM    [ ]  DATE ARCHIE AND ADAM

[ ]  OR_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Various ACP floppy comics contain stories which for one reason or another you just know are never going to be reprinted in a digest. This is a good example, because the story only existed to get the readers' response on whether they should proceed with the idea of Adam, a character representing a rival to Archie for Betty's affection (and thus adding a second romantic triangle). I'm always glad to find these type of stories in a back issue. Given the nature of this story, I would have been sure to recognize this as Adam's introduction, so if the coupon had already been cut out it would have been very frustrating to wonder what had been in that final panel! By the way, a later "From the Editor" column which ran in all the Archie titles that month mentioned that the response to that request for reader feedback in BETTY #87 had been very good, and that they were working on a 2-part follow-up story featuring Adam and Betty. That story didn't appear until BETTY #99 & 100 (cover-dated July & August of 2001), "The Big Break-Up!", but those who voted to "Dump Archie" got their wish (temporarily), while later on after the conclusion of the two-parter, those who voted for Betty to "Date Archie AND Adam" also got their wish.

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1388 on: March 23, 2018, 05:19:38 am »
I checked into the first appearance of Chuck Clayton and found that it was actually in "The New Generation", an Archies story written by Dick Malmgren and drawn by Bob Bolling, from LIFE WITH ARCHIE #110 (Chuck also appeared in LWA#111, 112, and 113). In the story, the Archies meet up with a depressed and disillusioned Vietnam veteran, and the example of how all the Riverdale teens get along (regardless of differences of race) gives the veteran new hope for future generations.

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #113 came out the same month (September 1971) as PEP #257, with the Big Moose story "My Reputation" where Chuck manhandles the terror of Riverdale High by tossing him around using judo throws which his father taught him. LWA #113 that same month had a story where Chuck became The Archies' business manager. I can recall other early Chuck stories which portrayed him as a hypochondriac and as being particularly inept with girls (which causes him to seek advice from Archie and Reggie), and a couple where he acts like an egotistical braggart (including one I read just recently). It seems as though having introduced Chuck by editorial mandate, early on the writers at ACP really didn't have much of a grasp on exactly what sort of character he was, and were experimenting with a lot of different personality traits and quirks in those early stories.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2018, 10:42:56 am by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1389 on: March 25, 2018, 11:32:36 am »
I read each of books for 12 minutes
Colder - Omnibus
Suburban Glamour
Nameless City
Pushing 40- A Better Or Worse Collection
The Best Of Archie Comics - Betty & Veronica - Book #2

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1390 on: March 28, 2018, 05:05:01 am »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
The Best Of Archie Comics - Book #3

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1391 on: March 28, 2018, 10:12:44 am »
03-22 to 03-28-18:
NEIL GAIMAN'S HANSEL & GRETEL HC OGN
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #7
BLACK MAGICK #11
HIT-GIRL IN COLUMBIA #2 (of 4)
KISS/ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (of 5)
FACTORY #1
RICK & MORTY #36
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #4 (of 12)
DETECTIVE COMICS #977
WONDER WOMAN #43
THE TERRIFICS #2
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #5 (of 6)
MYSTIK U #3 (of 3)
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP #36
LOONEY TUNES #242
LOONEY TUNES #159 (Apr. 2000)
BUGS BUNNY #1 (Jun. 1990)
THE BEEF #2 (of 5)
THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT: SEE-TA THE SAVAGE #1 (of 2)
SHEENA #6 & 7
GALAKTIKON #6 (of 6)
LOCKJAW #1 & 2
PEP COMICS FCBD 2011
SILVER AGE: DIAL H FOR HERO #1 (Jul. 2000)
WONDER WOMAN: FORGOTTEN LEGENDS TP
THE LEGEND OF AQUAMAN TP
MANN AND SUPERMAN (2000)
« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 03:33:34 am by DeCarlo Rules »

darkmark

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1392 on: April 01, 2018, 07:27:33 pm »
Keeping up with Waid's ARCHIE (I knew Mark when) and ASTRO CITY whenever it comes out.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1393 on: April 02, 2018, 01:32:22 am »
03-29 to 04-01-18:
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: FRED FREDERICKS SUNDAYS HC VOL 01 [1965-1969]
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: FRED FREDERICKS DAILIES HC VOL 01 [1965-1967]
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: LEE FALK & PHIL DAVIS DAILIES HC VOL 01 [1934-1936]
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: LEE FALK & PHIL DAVIS SUNDAYS HC VOL 01 [1935-1937]


Lee Falk created Mandrake (the first comics superhero with magic powers) in 1934, when he was a 19 year-old college sophomore, and continued to write the strip until his death in 1999. In the early years Mandrake had true mystical abilities, although as time went on, all these fantastic manifestations began to be explained as powerful illusions created by Mandrake through a form of instant super-hypnosis. "MANDRAKE GESTURES HYPNOTICALLY" was a caption oft-repeated. Telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, levitation, psychometry, astral projection, invisibility, and metamorphosis were only a basic selection of Mandrake's vast array of powers. Mandrake was trained in the mystic arts at the Collegium Magikos, hidden in the Tibetan Himalayas, presided over by Headmaster Theron (who was later revealed as both Mandrake's father, and the father of Luciphor [unbeknown to Mandrake, he was his half-brother, who later became his arch-enemy the Cobra]), yet Mandrake's powers always seemed to be somewhere between true magick and parapsychological talents, plus having mastered all the standard craft of traditional stage magicians. Whether mystical or psychic in nature, Mandrake's abilities served him well as he travelled the globe, opposing criminals and all forms of injustice. He, together with his constant companions, the faithful aide Lothar (an African prince of immense strength who forsook his throne for a life of adventure), and the exotically beautiful Princess Narda of the tiny kingdom of Cockaigne (whom Mandrake finally married in 1997 after a 62-year courtship) endured in newspapers for nearly 80 years.

For the first 30 years, Phil Davis was the artist. Fred Fredericks took over the strip in 1965 (both dailies and Sundays) after Davis' death, and drew it until his retirement in 2013 (and he did double-duty after Lee Falk's death by writing the strip from 1999 until the end). Mandrake survives in reruns, but the Phantom, Lee Falk's other comic strip superhero (the first to wear a colorful form-fitting costume and mask, although without any superpowers) goes on and on.
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BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1394 on: April 02, 2018, 10:47:21 pm »
No reading today but I got a package from Midtown Comics which I will open tomorrow.

 


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