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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1230 on: August 08, 2017, 07:14:04 AM »
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02 (Kodansha 2017) Here's hoping for a reprint of the original Captain Harlock manga someday, although Kodansha doesn't have those rights.

Eternal Wanderer EMERALDAS: The Children of Eden #1-4 (Eternity Comics 1990) Not bad as Eternity titles go. This was one of their better ones.

MONSTERS: MARVEL MONSTERBUS HC VOL 01 (Marvel 2017) - Well, they've now reprinted every Jack Kirby pre-Marvel superhero SF/fantasy story in this (and a second volume) HC collection, but they did leave out a few giant monster stories which Kirby didn't draw. Hopefully someday Steve Ditko will get a similar comprehensive reprinting of SF/fantasy pre-superhero stories from Marvel. They did release a complete AMAZING FANTASY OMNIBUS a few years back, which was all Ditko stories, but that by no means represents the bulk of his contributions to the pre-Marvel Age fantasy titles.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1231 on: August 09, 2017, 07:21:00 AM »
I'll try to read today because I already did my workout.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1232 on: August 09, 2017, 06:24:56 PM »
I finished Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #242
And I also read these books for 12 minutes each
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #247
Archie & Pals & Gals Double Digest # 135
Reggie & Me #4 & #5
Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggled - Volume #3

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1233 on: August 09, 2017, 07:40:30 PM »
08-09-17:
NEWSBOY LEGION & BOY COMMANDOS SPECIAL #1
MISTER MIRACLE #1 (of 12)
DETECTIVE COMICS #962
THE PHANTOM: PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MISSION #1 (of 5)
THE SHADOW #1
GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #2 (of 5)
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #4 (of 9)
ASH VS. THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #2
KILL OR BE KILLED #11
VIOLENT LOVE #7
FREEWAY FIGHTER #4 (of 4)



DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1234 on: August 17, 2017, 05:32:19 AM »
WEEK OF 08-16-17:
SILVER SURFER #13 (of 14)
X-MEN BLUE #9
SPY SEAL #1 (of 6)
UNCLE SCROOGE #433
ROM #12
INVINCIBLE #139
WORLD WAR TANK GIRL #4 (of 4)
KILL THE MINOTAUR #3 (of 6)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #17
ASTRO CITY #46
DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1 (of 6)
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS SPACE GHOST #1 (of ?)
SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 (one-shot)
SHEENA #0
KISS/VAMPIRELLA #3 (of 5)
MIGHTY MOUSE #3
MICRONAUTS WRATH OF KARZA #4 (of 5)
STAR TREK TNG: THE MIRROR BROKEN #3 (of 6)
ANNO DRACULA #5 (of 5)
ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #1 (of 4)

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1235 on: August 17, 2017, 05:45:15 PM »
DANGEROUSLY CHLOE VOL. 1 (tankobon pb collection of the PixieTrix webcomic) By David Lumsdon (writer) and Cassandra Wedeking (artist) - This is my favorite of all the PixieTrix webcomics. It's a spinoff (as is Magick Chicks) of the earlier webcomic Eerie Cuties. Chloe Love is a cadet succubus, so it's her job to... collect or tempt new souls into Hell. But's she's kind of a softie at heart, so she just can't seem to bring herself to collect on a contract with a student named Teddy DeCarlo, and she decides to help him get out of his contract via the loophole of finding him a girlfriend. Well, she has good intentions, but you know what they say the road to Hell is paved with? Chloe's not the only supernatural being around, and a host of angelic characters, as well as her academy-mate succubi (BFF Pandora and arch-rival Lucretia Devotion) get involved in Teddy and his sister's life. Hardly a page goes by that there isn't some kind of joke or comical situation, and most of them are pretty damned darned funny too. Chloe's favorite expression when she's frustrated is "Oh, pitchforks!!", which I just love.

MENAGE A 3 VOL. 1 (tankobon pb collection of the PixieTrix webcomic) By David Lumsdon (writer) and Gisele Lagace (artist/co-writer) - Really too complicated to describe in just a few sentences, but this one's more down-to-earth with less of a fantastical angle. It's a little like "Three's Company", set in Montreal, but one of the characters, DiDi, is a French-Canadian (Quebecois) girl who reminds me a lot of Melody Valentine (although Gisele says she was inspired by Samantha Smyth, and she does have super-strength). I guess it was DiDi's fractured franglais that reminded me of how Melody mixes up her quotations and aphorisms. I found it a little hard to get into as a webcomic at first, and liked it better reading it in book form, but part of that might be because it's the second time around reading the strips in this first volume. I'll probably wind up getting the subsequent volumes sometime.

B & V FRIENDS FALL ANNUAL DIGEST #255 - What, no Josie stories?? And no Cheryl Blossom either!! There's 23 pages of Andrew Pepoy's post-millennial version of Katy Keene though, and a 5-page Suzie story by Samm Schwartz, and a 6-page Ginger story by Harry Lucey. There were a fair number of B&V stories by Kathleen Webb, which I always enjoy, plus another reprint of one of my favorite Dan Parent Veronica stories, "Drama Queen", where Ronnie takes on the Bard by rewriting Romeo and Juliet to update it for modern teens. "What a train wreck!! You want to leave, but you can't turn away!" The lead story by Dan P. and Bill Galvan, "Don't Test My Patience!" is pretty funny up to a point, but kind of left me hanging in the last two panels. Seems like it could have gone on another page or two.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 05:51:42 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1236 on: August 20, 2017, 12:16:18 AM »
I read Riverdale #5. Are Reggie & Josie really gonna act like that on Riverdale? And why did they make Reggie have a car dealership, his dad always worked at a Newspaper.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 01:51:00 PM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1237 on: August 20, 2017, 01:11:38 PM »
I read these books for 15 minutes each
The Art Of Betty & Veronica
Archie 1000 Page Comics Blowout
Archie 1000 Page Comics Celebration
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #41
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 01:50:34 PM by BettyReggie »

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1238 on: August 20, 2017, 11:31:27 PM »
I've been catching up on manga for the past week:


Anonymous Noise 1-3
Platinum End 1-3
Your Name 1
Say I Love You 17
Boruto 1
My Love Story 12
My Neighbor Seki 9
Oresama Teacher 22
Skip-Beat 3
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess 1
Food Wars 17-19
World Trigger 15-16
Haikyu 13-14
Ubel Blatt 8
Btooom 16-17
Attack on Titan 21-22
Kuroko's Basketball 13-14
The Crater
ERased 1-2
Under the Air
Tokyo  Ghoul 11-14
Cells at Work 3-4
Golden Kamuy 1
Ultraman 7-8
Blood Alone 7-8 (online)

I've still got quite a few more in my backlog, unfortunately, but I'm going to see what kind of progress I can make before school starts back up again.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1239 on: August 21, 2017, 03:24:24 AM »
I've been catching up on manga for the past week:


Anonymous Noise 1-3
Platinum End 1-3
Your Name 1
Say I Love You 17
Boruto 1
My Love Story 12
My Neighbor Seki 9
Oresama Teacher 22
Skip-Beat 3
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess 1
Food Wars 17-19
World Trigger 15-16
Haikyu 13-14
Ubel Blatt 8
Btooom 16-17
Attack on Titan 21-22
Kuroko's Basketball 13-14
The Crater
ERased 1-2
Under the Air
Tokyo  Ghoul 11-14
Cells at Work 3-4
Golden Kamuy 1
Ultraman 7-8
Blood Alone 7-8 (online)

I've still got quite a few more in my backlog, unfortunately, but I'm going to see what kind of progress I can make before school starts back up again.

How's Cells At Work? I was thinking about trying that, since the art looked good and the concept seemed interesting.

Is the new Ultraman really that good? I'm a big fan of classic Ultraman, but after flipping through one of the early volumes of the reboot, it just seemed way too grim for me. Other people have told me it's good, though. On the other hand, I enjoyed Urusawa's PLUTO, which rebooted the classic Tezuka Astroboy story "The World's Greatest Robot" -- in fact it turned out to be one of the best seinin manga I've ever read -- so I don't know...

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1240 on: August 21, 2017, 03:38:57 AM »
And why did they make Reggie have a car dealership, his dad always worked at a Newspaper.

Reggie had a car dealership in Life With Archie/The Married Life, in the Archie Marries Veronica timeline. I'd guess that's probably where they got the idea.

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1241 on: August 21, 2017, 06:12:36 AM »

How's Cells At Work? I was thinking about trying that, since the art looked good and the concept seemed interesting.

Is the new Ultraman really that good? I'm a big fan of classic Ultraman, but after flipping through one of the early volumes of the reboot, it just seemed way too grim for me. Other people have told me it's good, though. On the other hand, I enjoyed Urusawa's PLUTO, which rebooted the classic Tezuka Astroboy story "The World's Greatest Robot" -- in fact it turned out to be one of the best seinin manga I've ever read -- so I don't know...


I was kind of indifferent toward Cells at Work after the first two volumes, but I'm enjoying it more now.  These two volumes were fun.  It isn't one of my favorites or anything like that, but the art is good and the story isn't too bad.  The main characters are a red blood cell who gets lost a lot when delivering oxygen and a white blood cell who isn't as mean/rough as some of the other white blood cells.


The art for Ultraman is kind of rough.  I've been enjoying the story, though.  It isn't nearly on the same level as Pluto which was great, but it isn't bad.  I've never watched the original Ultraman, but did read the various short comic series back in the 1990s.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1242 on: August 21, 2017, 07:31:03 AM »

How's Cells At Work? I was thinking about trying that, since the art looked good and the concept seemed interesting.

Is the new Ultraman really that good? I'm a big fan of classic Ultraman, but after flipping through one of the early volumes of the reboot, it just seemed way too grim for me. Other people have told me it's good, though. On the other hand, I enjoyed Urusawa's PLUTO, which rebooted the classic Tezuka Astroboy story "The World's Greatest Robot" -- in fact it turned out to be one of the best seinin manga I've ever read -- so I don't know...


I was kind of indifferent toward Cells at Work after the first two volumes, but I'm enjoying it more now.  These two volumes were fun.  It isn't one of my favorites or anything like that, but the art is good and the story isn't too bad.  The main characters are a red blood cell who gets lost a lot when delivering oxygen and a white blood cell who isn't as mean/rough as some of the other white blood cells.


The art for Ultraman is kind of rough.  I've been enjoying the story, though.  It isn't nearly on the same level as Pluto which was great, but it isn't bad.  I've never watched the original Ultraman, but did read the various short comic series back in the 1990s.

Actually, now that I've taken a peek at it, Platinum End looks like a pretty good superhero-y manga. I haven't read Death Note yet, but would I like Platinum End if I like things like Saint Seiya, Devilman, Guyver, Zetman, Tiger & Bunny?

rusty

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1243 on: August 21, 2017, 11:58:23 AM »
Actually, now that I've taken a peek at it, Platinum End looks like a pretty good superhero-y manga. I haven't read Death Note yet, but would I like Platinum End if I like things like Saint Seiya, Devilman, Guyver, Zetman, Tiger & Bunny?


I haven't read Saint Seiya, Devilman or Zetman and it has been a long time since I read Guyver.  I like Tiger & Bunny, but it doesn't really compare to Platinum End too much.  I think Platinum End is more serious, though it does have elements of humor at times.  God has decided to abdicate so 13 angels each pick a person who has given up on life and give them either wings (so they can fly really fast), red arrows (to make someone love them and follow their suggestions for 33 days) or white arrows (instant death).  Higher rank angels can give 2 or 3 of the above.  One of these candidates will be chosen to become  the new god in 999 days.


At least one of the chosen decides that killing off the other candidates is a good way to become the new god.  It isn't really a superhero manga, though a 'superhero' does play a role since one of the candidates sets himself up as one.  It isn't as intense as Death Note, but does have some of the same elements.  As for Death Note, I loved the first 6.5 volumes, didn't like it that much for a couple of volumes and then it got better again toward the end.  I thought the first 6.5 volumes were among the best manga that I've read.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1244 on: August 21, 2017, 01:17:11 PM »
Actually, now that I've taken a peek at it, Platinum End looks like a pretty good superhero-y manga. I haven't read Death Note yet, but would I like Platinum End if I like things like Saint Seiya, Devilman, Guyver, Zetman, Tiger & Bunny?


I haven't read Saint Seiya, Devilman or Zetman and it has been a long time since I read Guyver.

Zetman hasn't had an authorized English translation as yet, and precious little of Go Nagai's Devilman (3 issues from Verotik in the 90s -- but more is on the way from Seven Seas). Saint Seiya had a long English tankobon series from Viz under its alternate English title Knights of the Zodiac, but all of these have been turned into anime movies, OVAs or series (some all three) so I thought you'd be familiar with at least some version of the stories. Masakazu Katsura's Zetman and T&B are both more recent and are more overt homages to American-style superheroes, but they are all some Japanese variant of standard superheroes.

Some aspects of Saint Seiya and Devilman don't sound too far off from Platinum End -- they're "superheroes" of the mythological/SF/cosmic variety, with powerful ancient forces vying against each other. Given your wide range of Japanese genres over several decades, I'm amazed that you wouldn't be familiar with the basic story concepts of at least most of them. Or do you not watch anime? I guess I'm surprised because it seems like you're reading about ten times the amount of manga I am, but maybe that doesn't leave much time for watching anime.

Platinum End sounds right up my alley, and the art passes my eyeball test, so it's on my list now. Thanks, Rusty.

 


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