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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1365 on: February 09, 2018, 05:07:02 am »
WEEK OF 02-07-18:
SAVAGE DRAGON #231
DEJAH THORIS #1
KINGSMAN: RED DIAMOND #6
(of 6)
WALT DISNEY SHOWCASE #1
Drew Friedman`s CHOSEN PEOPLE HC
POPEYE CLASSICS HC VOL 11
(reprints POPEYE #50-54)
COSMO #2 (of 5)
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #9 (of 9)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK #1 (one-shot)
X-MEN RED #1
TWISTED ROMANCE #1
(of 4)
YOUNG MONSTERS IN LOVE 80-PAGE GIANT #1 (one-shot) - A Valentine's Day Special featuring ten short stories of DC's monsters (Man-Bat, Frankenstein, Solomon Grundy, Raven, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Monsieur Mallah & The Brain, Andrew "I, Vampire" Bennett, Etrigan the Demon, and the Creature Commandos) in love. Obviously conceived as a fun experiment in creating a mashup of the monster comics and romance comics genres, I suspected that there might be a tendency on the writers' part to indulge in parodying or poking fun at the characters, but the stories here all seem to take on the challenge of the premise while keeping all these stand-alone stories in-continuity with their current regular stories -- they're mostly bittersweet little 8-page episodes. Not bad, really, although I think I'd have been happier seeing the opposite approach -- just throwing continuity to the wind in favor of a bunch of funny/happy ending-type throwaway shorts. DC Comics could use a little bit of humor (which you pretty much only get in SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP) once in a while, and this would have been a perfect opportunity for that. The cover seems like a tongue-in-cheek riff on a typical old-school romance comic book, but that's about as lighthearted as it gets here. I guess the typical DC reader doesn't have much indulgence for that sort of thing.

SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL 80-PAGE GIANT #1 (one-shot)
MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL #1 ("MILK WARS" Part 2)
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #8 (of 8 )
SPACE RIDERS: GALAXY OF BRUTALITY #4 (of 4)
RASPUTIN: VOICE OF DRAGON #4 (of 5)
THREE STOOGES SHEMPTASTIC SHEMPTACULAR #1 (one-shot)
KAIJUMAX: SEASON 3 #6 (of 6)
STAR TREK: NEW VISIONS #20: ISOLATION

 


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