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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1170 on: July 02, 2017, 12:48:52 pm »
It's too bad they didn't do more Jughead trade collections, especially the Boldman/Lindsey stories.

Practically every other multi-part continued story got a trade collection except for that Jughead "Movin' In"/"A Jughead in the Family" story, and it was one of the best ones, too. That was pretty close to the end of Jughead's title, so I guess sales must have been bad.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1171 on: July 03, 2017, 07:23:15 am »
TOYBOX TIME MACHINE HC
STAR WARS: DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1 (one-shot)
ASTRO CITY #45
ANNO DRACULA #4 (of 5)
STAR TREK TNG: MIRROR BROKEN #2 (of 6)
THE COMPLETE DICK TRACY HC VOL. 21: 1962-64:  MOON MAID  | 52 GANG
THE COMPLETE DICK TRACY HC VOL. 22: 1964-65: MR. BRIBERY | UGLY CHRISTINE
FANBOY #1, 2, 3, & 6 (of 6)
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #12 (of 12)
SKULL ISLAND: THE BIRTH OF KONG #2 (of 4)
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 09:00:27 am by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1172 on: July 07, 2017, 03:38:33 pm »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Archie 1000 Page Comics Blowout
Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza
Archie 1000 Page Comics Celebration
Scott Pilgrim-Volume #4-Gets It Together


rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1173 on: July 08, 2017, 12:27:09 am »
I'm working my way through my Image Comics backlog now.

I caught up on Black Magick, Thief of Thieves, They're Not Like Us and a few others.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1174 on: July 08, 2017, 03:02:04 am »
I caught up on BLACK MAGICK too. I re-read the first 5 issues (reprinted in the first TP) and the newest one, issue #6.

WEEK OF 07-05-17:
MILLENNIUM: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #1 - reviewed on my review thread.
ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN #4 (of 6)
RICK & MORTY #27

SAUCER COUNTRY TP VOL. 1: RUN (= issues #1-6)
SAUCER COUNTRY TP VOL. 2: THE RETICULAN CANDIDATE (= issues #7-14)
SAUCER STATE #1 & 2 (of 6) - An interesting series that asks the question "What if the new U.S. President was a UFO abductee?" The original series was published by Vertigo(DC) in 2012-13 and followed the election campaign of Arcadia Alvarado, the Mexican-American (and divorced) Democratic Governor of New Mexico, after she and her ex-husband are abducted the night before announcing her candidacy for President, and the new sequel series (now published by IDW) follows after Alvarado wins the election (after a series of odd turns of events that may have been manipulated) and takes charge of the Oval Office. In the sequel series a huge alien spacecraft now appears to be heading straight for Earth and the general public is made aware of it. President Alvarado recalls an alien who appeared to tell her "You are all property." It's a bit like West Wing meets The X-Files. Lots of intrigue and UFOlogy lore, a twisty plot and oddball characters.

BLACK MAGICK VOL 001 TP: THE AWAKENING (= issues #1-5)
BLACK MAGICK #6 - I'm SO much more interested in this right now than ChAoS. This issue is a standalone flashback interlude that constitutes an "origin story" of sorts for protagonist Rowan Black, and details her awakening as a witch on her 13th birthday. You'll have to read the story (no spoilers) to understand what 'awakening' means in this context. There is a powerful conspiracy (that we don't quite understand just yet) targeting Rowan in the main storyline, and in this story we discover that a character who had appeared briefly in an earlier group scene of the 'convocation of evil' (as I'm calling them) had played a key role in an event affecting the course of Rowan's life. Just a beautifully written comic with some absolutely amazing artwork. The series had taken an extended hiatus while the writer/artist team of Greg Rucka/Nicola Scott worked on the first 25 bi-weekly issues of the DC Rebirth WONDER WOMAN, but they seem to have left that title (for now at least), so hopefully we'll see new issues of BLACK MAGICK on a more regular basis beginning with issue #7 in August.

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #7 - Kind of starting to lose interest. Sabrina wasn't even IN this issue; instead it was all about her father, Edward Spellman (who looks just like Eddie Munster as a kid). Wait, wasn't that what I said about the issue that was all about Salem? But I did like that one issue that was all about Madame Satan. In fact, my favorite Archie Horror Sabrina story wasn't even an issue in this series, it was an issue of AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. Now that I think about it, 4 issues out of 7 isn't a lot of panel time for a supposed 'main character' whose name appears in big letters in the title logo. In fact it's pretty hard to maintain much of any reader level of interest/anticipation for an imprint which releases no more than 2 or 3 issues per year (and that's including both ChAoS and AWA), so the idea that ACP even contemplated a third AH title (speculated to be based either on Vamperonica or some horror twist on Josie & the Pussycats) is sort of laughable.

WORLD OF ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #70 - I was disappointed to find NO Wilbur section in this WoA Annual, since a Wilbur section had appeared previously in issues 65, 67, 68 and 69.  :( This issue did have sections of Archie 1 and Archie 3000 stories and a couple of beach stories, but apart from those and the new lead story, a pretty ho-hum issue.

JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #26 - I'll review this later on my review thread.

ARCHIE SUMMER ANNUAL DIGEST #280 - A couple more beach stories; I liked the one (written by Dan Parent) where B&V compete as ice cream vendors on the beach by wearing different swimsuits and trying to outdo each other attracting male customers --  not much else to comment on here.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #3 (of 9)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: HERO KILLERS #2 (of 5)

KINGS QUEST TP
FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS TP
- Both of these TP collections were sequels to Jeff Parker's earlier KINGS WATCH, the first series which teamed up King Features adventure comic-strip characters Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician & Lothar, Jungle Jim, and Prince Valiant.

PREDATOR HUNTERS #3 (of 5)
STREET FIGHTER VS. DARKSTALKERS #3 (of 8 )
SKYBOURNE #4 (of 5)

DEATHSTROKE #21
IRON FIST #5
DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1
- I found these 3 comics (which I borrowed) pretty boring, so I'm done reading them. Those were the only DC or Marvel titles I read this week!

ARCHIE CROSSOVER COLLECTION TP - Will review on my review thread later.

NURSE HITOMI'S MONSTER INFIRMARY TP VOL 06
Shigeru Mizuki's KITARO VOL 03: THE GREAT TANUKI WAR TP VOL 03

« Last Edit: July 08, 2017, 10:42:51 am by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1175 on: July 08, 2017, 07:39:57 am »
I just read these ,I haven't read any of Cheryl's comics in a while.
Cheryl Blossom Special #3 & #4.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 12:15:38 pm by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1176 on: July 09, 2017, 12:16:16 pm »
I'll read in a while.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1177 on: July 09, 2017, 04:42:06 pm »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
The Best Of Archie Comics 75 Years 75 Stories
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
The Art Of Betty & Veronica

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1178 on: July 11, 2017, 10:10:14 pm »
WEEK OF 07-12-17:
BIG BANG UNIVERSE #2 & 3
UNCLE SCROOGE #432
RICK & MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT #1 (of 5)
KILL OR BE KILLED #10
X-MEN BLUE #7
DETECTIVE COMICS #960
DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1 (one-shot)
GREEN LANTERN/PLANET OF THE APES #6 (of 6)
BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #2 (of 6)
GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #1 (of 5)
DOC SAVAGE: THE RING OF FIRE #4 (of 4)
JUSTICE INC: FACES OF JUSTICE #1 (of 4)
KISS/VAMPIRELLA #2 (of 5)
GWAR: ORGASMAGEDDON #2 (of 4)
MIGHTY MOUSE #2
GUMBY #1
MICRONAUTS: WRATH OF KARZA #3 (of 5)
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE #0


rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1179 on: July 11, 2017, 10:55:08 pm »
I caught up on:


Lake of Fire
Invincible
Invisible Republic
The Black Monday Murders
God Country
The Old Guard
Drifter
Descender
Birthright
Black Road
Copperhead


I also plan to work on Mayday and Manifest Destiny before going to bed.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1180 on: July 12, 2017, 10:16:57 am »
I sometimes wonder if Image isn't actually publishing more titles than DC. Most of them don't come out nearly as often, but they do publish a heck of a lot of titles.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1181 on: July 12, 2017, 03:31:59 pm »
I sometimes wonder if Image isn't actually publishing more titles than DC. Most of them don't come out nearly as often, but they do publish a heck of a lot of titles.


I buy more comics from Image than I do from Marvel.  I think that DC and Marvel publish more titles, but Image does have quite a few.


Today (and maybe tomorrow)


Moonshine
No Mercy
Paper Girls
Reborn
Saga
Shutter
Wicked + Divine
Horizon
Eclipse
The Fix
Green Valley
Southern Cross
Switch

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1182 on: July 12, 2017, 05:44:18 pm »
I sometimes wonder if Image isn't actually publishing more titles than DC. Most of them don't come out nearly as often, but they do publish a heck of a lot of titles.


I buy more comics from Image than I do from Marvel.  I think that DC and Marvel publish more titles, but Image does have quite a few.


Today (and maybe tomorrow)


Moonshine
No Mercy
Paper Girls
Reborn
Saga
Shutter
Wicked + Divine
Horizon
Eclipse
The Fix
Green Valley
Southern Cross
Switch

I read about the same percentage of the titles Image publishes as I do Marvel and DC's... maybe about 05% of what they're publishing. That's probably true of most of the larger publishers. I think I might read a slightly better percentage of Dark Horse, IDW, Boom, and Oni Press titles, and probably a significantly higher percent of Dynamite titles. Hard to say with Archie, because things keep shifting in the titles being published. I read 6 digests, most classic Archie trade collections (except for the Giant Comics and 1000-pagers), and was reading Jughead until it was cancelled. I'll be reading Your Pal Archie when that comes out.

I'd say the hardest thing with most Image titles is trying to get some idea of what the book's about, just by skimming through one. Frequently the art isn't doing anything to pique my interest, and the covers rarely even attract me to pick one up and flip through it. The ones I've liked I've generally just discovered by accident. Oh, I could easily discover those things about various titles if I wanted to do the work in checking up on each title Image puts out, looking at reviews and so forth, but it's just more effort than I want to make. Many's the first issue I've read that just didn't grab me, so it's got to stand out in some way to get my attention. Then again even if I do make it past the first to a second, third and fourth issue, those titles tend to fall by the wayside pretty easily if something more interesting comes out to get my attention. Most Image titles I wind up reading don't have long runs anyway.

I honestly rarely even pay that much attention to what company is publishing the comic, although I might be more likely to try an otherwise unknown title from Dark Horse or IDW, simply because those companies have proven to be more sympatico with my tastes in the past. I'm more likely to be attracted by specific creators, a novel concept, a predisposition to genre or subject matter, or just artwork I like by a previously-unknown-to-me creator.

More and more my attention focuses on the really smaller publishers, and trade paperbacks or hardcovers, whether original or reprinting stuff recent or older.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1183 on: July 12, 2017, 09:24:05 pm »
With Image, I can often tell by the description, cover and any sample pages whether or not I will like it.  I only rarely get one that I don't care for much.  Motor Crush is the only recent example I can think of.  I used to work on a comic store in addition to teaching and got into the habit of buying all sorts of comics from various publishers, including many from small publishers  I often purchase 35-40 comics or more in a given week.

I buy just about every DC comic, though some of these are for a friend of mine that I order for along with my own comics.  Right now, I have about 26 Marvel titles on my pull list plus various annuals and one shots.  Most of these fall into the Spider-Man family and Star Wars family where I get all of those books.  I also get Daredevil, Defenders, Jessica Jones, Ms. Marvel and Icon books such as Powers and Scarlet whenever they actually come out.

I've got 41 Image titles on my pull list, though some of these are miniseries like the recently concluded Green Valley.  With Image, though, you never know when they'll be back for another series.

I get all of the Archie comics and digests, but none of the trades, except for the Archie Archives from Dark Horse and occasional stuff like the Sabrina paperback.  I did not get the Sonic titles or Black Hood, though.

I've got around 25-30 Dark Horse titles on my pull list, but many of these are miniseries since Dark Horse really seems to like that format.  I've got around 20 titles from Dynamite and another 20 from IDW on my list.  I also get all of the Valiant titles and all of the Doctor Who titles from Titan plus a handful of other titles from Titan.

I also get titles from Abstract Studios, Action Lab, American Mythology, Boom, Aftershock, Antarctic Press, Blue Juice, Bongo, Cartoon Books, Chapter House, Devil's Due, Hermes Press, Joe Books, Keenspot, Oni, Red 5, Scout Comics and a few others.

I don't usually get very many trades for myself.  I'll buy some of the new Omnibus editions from DC if it is not just reprinting stuff from the Archives.  I get the Usagi Yojimbo hardcovers.  I also get some of the Cinebook reprints of European comics like Valerian and Survivors. i will also buy some original graphic novels and a few strip reprints.  I've also been buying the Disney reprints of the classic material from Carl Barks.  I don't buy any of the Archie 1000 page books or the like.

Finding time to read all of this is the biggest problem.  I may eventually cut back, but figure there will be time to read everything when I retire if necessary.


SAGG

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1184 on: July 12, 2017, 11:20:31 pm »
There's one I'm just starting to read: Saga. Man, this is Dark Knight/Watchman level stuff....  :o

 


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