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  • Tuxedo Mark: And another one: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Riverdale spoof: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:35:22 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Roughing It!" from B&V Friends #262: [link]
    June 14, 2018, 08:12:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: @irishmoxie -- It's definitely complete. All six of the 1958-59 Sy Reit/Bob White original issues, plus the feature-length "Good Guys of the Galaxy" by Tom DeFalco & Fernando Ruiz from ARCHIE #655, and three 5-page digest shorts that guest-starred Cosmo -- and the complete first issue of the Ian Flynn/Tracy Yarley COSMO (2017) thrown in for good measure. It follows the same layout/format as the previous JUGHEAD'S TIME POLICE, even though that didn't carry the "Archie Comics Presents..." trade dress. Not a bad buy for $11.
    June 14, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
  • irishmoxie: Anyone get the Cosmo book that came out today? Any good?
    June 13, 2018, 08:04:49 PM
  • Cosmo: Ah man....and I was worried I was the last enthusiast for ERB's stuff. I'm currently rereading my Dell Tarzan books. Really good fun! It took a while to complete that run.
    June 12, 2018, 06:51:53 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: ...Marvel's earlier JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS in there, so the DE Tarzan comics need to go in a different box, and SHEENA (also a recent DE title) and DC's RIMA THE JUNGLE GIRL will help fill up that box.
    June 11, 2018, 07:40:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Recently. DE's unauthorized LORD OF THE JUNGLE Tarzan adaptations (and its authorized THE GREATEST ADVENTURE) won't fit into my existing box of previous Tarzan comics from Gold Key, DC, and Dark Horse, so I have to start a new box. Logically these get filed with DE's unauthorized WARLORD OF MARS comics (including DEJAH THORIS) and their authorized JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS. But I also want to squeeze Marve;
    June 11, 2018, 07:38:48 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Interesting. I tend not to group titles by publisher at all, if the characters were not created as work-for-hire (meaning the publisher is legally considered the 'author' of the character). Do they belong to that publisher's "universe" (assuming it has one)? There are some publishers like Dynamite Entertainment where the vast majority of the titles they publish are licensed, and thus were "inherited" from other publishers. Therefore it makes more sense to me to group them together in boxes with similar characters. Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake comics (regardless of who the actual publisher was) go together in the same box because they're all classic adventure heroes licensed from Hearst Entertainment (formerly King Features Syndicate). Pulp fiction heroes like The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider (regardless of the fact that the latter did not originate with the same publisher as the first two) also get grouped together. Space considerations allowing, Tarzan (and other Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptations) might share the same box with Sheena and Rima, but NOT with Ka-Zar, because he's a Marvel Universe character.
    June 11, 2018, 07:16:22 PM
  • rusty: I do keep all Star Trek series together in their own section and all Star Wars books together.  I also keep all 2000AD titles together and manga books get their own section.  For titles that have switched publishers, I usually keep them all with the publisher that I identify them with the most.  Tarzan has been published by a variety of publishers, but I keep them with Dell/Gold Key.  Conan is starting to get a bit close with all the success Dark Horse has had, but I still identify Conan more with Marvel.
    June 11, 2018, 06:27:26 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Believe it or not, I even have a box labeled "Pseudo-manga" that contains comics published by American companies and created by American creators like Astro Boy & Racer X (Now Comics), Battle of the Planets (Gold Key & Top Cow/Image), Captain Harlock (Malibu), Godzilla (Dark Horse) and Ultraman. I just want to keep those separate from the boxes of real translated manga in floppy comic format.
    June 11, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Well. the problem is when you get titles with licensed characters that aren't owned by the publisher. So if you collect Star Trek comics, you'd have different series published by Gold Key, Marvel, DC, and IDW (and I probably missed one in there). It doesn't make sense to me to put them in different boxes by publisher, but to each his own. Disney comics would be another example. There are even some instances where if I like a certain artist enough, I will put all his work regardless of publisher or characters into one box, like Paul Gulacy, Steve Rude, or Mike Allred (and file them chronologically from older to newer, rather than alphabetically). Those are examples where my interest in the creator far exceeds my relative interest in whatever characters are involved.
    June 11, 2018, 03:14:29 PM
  • rusty: That makes sense.  There are many ways that people can file books.  What I do is file by company or category and then alphabetically within each section.  My first category is Richie Rich then Archie, then other Harvey titles, then Disney, then other humor/kids books, then by company (unless it is a company where I don't have very many books from them.  Star Trek and Star Wars each get their own section as well.  I will probably revamp a bit when I do my next major sort/merge.  The biggest section by far for me is DC.
    June 11, 2018, 09:28:59 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I don't even file my comics alphabetically. I file them according to how closely they're related to other titles, but it's all dependent on the number of issues I have of any given title, and what will fit into a single box. Fpr ACP comics I just put all the short-run series (whether an actual miniseries or just a not particularly successful title) into one box. Even though some of those short run series star Jughead, and I could as easily file those together with the main JUGHEAD title in another box. For longer running ACP titles, "girl" titles are sorted into different boxes than "boy" titles. Eventually when I have enough issues of BETTY (and BETTY AND ME and BETTY'S DIARY) they'll get their own box, and VERONICA will get her own box.
    June 10, 2018, 09:49:06 AM
  • rusty: I file Jughead under J and Reggie under R in all of their incarnations, though I do file the original Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen books under S since that keeps them with the Superman books and also because they kept that title throughout their entire run.  If anyone wants to look up Jughead or Reggie in Overstreet, though, they will have to look under A for the early issues.
    June 10, 2018, 07:56:27 AM
  • BettyReggie: I can't wait to get that Reggie book. It's coming out the day after my 39th Birthday.
    June 10, 2018, 06:42:06 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Yeah, I never understood why publishers felt the need to point that out on the covers of a comic book, like maybe someone didn't really know who REGGIE was, and might buy it just because they noticed the words "Archie's Rival" above the big letters that spelled REGGIE? Same with "Archie's Pal" or "Superman's Pal" or "Superman's Girl Friend" -- like some potential buyer wouldn't know who Jughead, Jimmy Olsen, or Lois Lane was, but would know who Archie or Superman was? Just assume you're selling the product to idiots, I guess. Is anyone really filing REGGIE under "A" for Archie's Pal in their collections??
    June 10, 2018, 05:42:02 AM
  • rusty: In it's first incarnation, Reggie was titled ARCHIE'S RIVAL, REGGIE.  It wasn't until after the title was resurrected nearly a decade later that it became REGGIE and then REGGIE AND ME.
    June 09, 2018, 10:23:13 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: I've never understood why those old titles had "and Me" in them, anyway. Why not just name the titles after the starring characters?
    June 09, 2018, 08:17:45 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: Funny that the trade paperback collection is entitled REGGIE AND ME Vol. 1, when his floppy comic book series was actually titled just plain REGGIE for the first 18 issues (and going on hiatus for nine years in between issues #14 and 15). Since it's only a 224-page book, that should mean we'll be seeing reprints of stories from the first 9 (or maybe 10) issues. So shouldn't it be titled REGGIE Vol. 1? Unless they actually do plan to start the first volume with issue #19 from 1966 (the first classic Evilheart issue) where the title actually changed to REGGIE AND ME. My theory is that the ME in that title = Evilheart, unlike the prior titles ARCHIE AND ME (where ME = Mr. Weatherbee), or BETTY AND ME (where the ME = Archie).
    June 09, 2018, 12:59:59 PM


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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1350 on: January 13, 2018, 04:45:53 PM »
Archie Jumbo Double Digest 285 has an interesting story called "Snowbound". It's what I call an "Action Archie" story, you know, the adventure ones that have Goldberg illustrating where Archie is in danger, or fighting some really nasty bad guys who want to off him, those stories. Here, however, it's done by DeCarlo....

Well, it's an oddity, I'll grant you that much, but it seems like a waste of DeCarlo's real talent. "Snowbound" is another of those seemingly endless mild variations on the exact same plot which appeared far too frequently in stories from both ARCHIE AT RIVERDALE HIGH (with Chuck sometimes taking the role of the main, endangered, hero), and LIFE WITH ARCHIE. Because the plot always attempts to highlight the element of danger, the stories are totally humor-free. In fact, the plot at its most basic level is a variation of the old "Reggie attempts to trip up Archie using a variety of dirty tricks", but at least those stories are played to slapstick violence, so the essential humor element is maintained.

In the LWA version of the same plot, it usually involves a wider competition in which Archie is a main favored competitor, and introduces a new character (or two) -- unsavory, underhanded types who will stoop to any level to win by cheating, and usually endangering Archie's life in the bargain. The new character(s) are most often students at Central High, or some other rival high school to Riverdale (and will never be seen again after this story, either). Despite enduring multiple hazards along the way, we KNOW Archie's intrinsic goodness and fairplay are going to triumph over the dirty tricks and pitfalls laid by his nasty rival, and he'll expose the blackhearted cheater for his dishonest deeds. The stories are never really long enough for the plot to become TOO complicated either, so there's not even an element of "how will he do it?" for the reader to challenge the writer by guessing some mystery either. The main element that changes in these stories is the sport involved (skiing, hiking, running a marathon, mountain biking, etc.) and the nature of the obstacles to be overcome -- but it's the same plot every time. If you've read one, you've basically read them all.

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1351 on: January 15, 2018, 11:50:12 AM »
I think I'm going to quit reading the Archie digests (not the B&V digests, just the Archie ones). There's this real feeling of blandness about them right now, like they're just in a holding pattern, waiting for their time to inevitably run out. That's probably true, to a lesser extent, of the B&V digests as well, but it's less apparent to me because those digest stories seem to have a greater aggregation of my favorite artists in each issue.

They seem to be done with any pretense of growth or evolution (while maintaining faithfulness to the core style), even in the new stories -- there's a real feeling of "just keep it average and homogenized, according to what sold in the past", so there's no real "trying" on the part of the digest editors -- they've basically given up, and aren't going to bother making ANY effort. There's a real contrast there to the period between the late '90s Archie Comics (both floppies and digests) up to 2015, when they were introducing new characters, trying new things, new kinds of stories (out of that came cousin Marcy, New Kids, Kevin Keller, Harper Lodge, and a lot of fun 'what if' variant stories, and even LIFE WITH ARCHIE). All that seems to be over now, and 'classic Archie style' just seems to be in a short period of maintenance until the final shutdown.

 :'(

Sorry to hear your going to quit buying some of the Digests. I received super stellar deals on Digest subscriptions in the past so I pay about 1.50 per Digest. That's at least a 75% markdown on the current cover price.  I can't find any other deal with color comics for that price point.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1352 on: January 15, 2018, 01:00:35 PM »
I think I'm going to quit reading the Archie digests (not the B&V digests, just the Archie ones). There's this real feeling of blandness about them right now, like they're just in a holding pattern, waiting for their time to inevitably run out. That's probably true, to a lesser extent, of the B&V digests as well, but it's less apparent to me because those digest stories seem to have a greater aggregation of my favorite artists in each issue.

They seem to be done with any pretense of growth or evolution (while maintaining faithfulness to the core style), even in the new stories -- there's a real feeling of "just keep it average and homogenized, according to what sold in the past", so there's no real "trying" on the part of the digest editors -- they've basically given up, and aren't going to bother making ANY effort. There's a real contrast there to the period between the late '90s Archie Comics (both floppies and digests) up to 2015, when they were introducing new characters, trying new things, new kinds of stories (out of that came cousin Marcy, New Kids, Kevin Keller, Harper Lodge, and a lot of fun 'what if' variant stories, and even LIFE WITH ARCHIE). All that seems to be over now, and 'classic Archie style' just seems to be in a short period of maintenance until the final shutdown.

 :'(

Sorry to hear your going to quit buying some of the Digests. I received super stellar deals on Digest subscriptions in the past so I pay about 1.50 per Digest. That's at least a 75% markdown on the current cover price.  I can't find any other deal with color comics for that price point.

It took me quite a while to get a handle on the history of the digests (your online article helped a lot). But you really need to spend a lot of time analyzing exactly how they evolved over the last decade or so, which means looking at the subtle changes in content over time.

IMO the high point in digest history begins somewhere around 2008. You can tell by looking at the covers. Most of the digest titles received a makeover with new logos at that time. This was a short time (about a year or so) after the "New Look" stories were first introduced. They also started putting the little logos in the corners highlighting a new semi-regular reprint series being featured in all the titles. I've noticed this is the era where the covers become less oriented around the generic gag, and more story-based... and this was because for the next 3 or 4 years, all the digest titles began featuring more pages of new stories than ever before, somewhere between 10 to 20 pages of new stories (but usually more like 12-15) in every title. The variety of the reprints seemed to increase at the same time (as indicated by those little corner logos I mentioned).

I'm not entirely sure, but I think this coincides with a time where Nelson Ribeiro was the editor of the digests, and he seemed to take a real interest in trying to improve them. He had been around as an editor for awhile, at least since the time when they cancelled both Laugh Comics Digest and Jughead With Archie Comics Digest, and replaced those two titles with Tales From Riverdale Digest and Jughead and Friends Comics Digest. The new titles were both great improvements IMO, and always carried new stories in every issue. Alas, they only lasted 38 issues. I'm still missing 8 or 9 issues from both runs.

During that period I mentioned between 2008 and 2012 (which seemed to kick off around the same time that those special "Past Meets Present" stories appeared in Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead, and Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest) there were a lot of changes, but a lot of the new digests that appeared were good ones -- the early World of Archie Double Digest, Archie and Friends Double Digest, Jughead Double Digest (from around #144-200), and B & V Friends Double Digest replacing the old 96-page Betty and Veronica Digest with issue #209. Then for some reason they just dropped the idea of promoting an ongoing reprint feature in those digests with the little corner logos, and sometime towards the end of 2012 or 2013, the new stories stopped altogether. I don't know why. Then they started up again midway through 2014, and stayed regular, in all the titles, but rarely if ever going even one page over the 5-page rule. For a while there seemed to still be a fairly decent variety to the reprint mix (and World of Archie is the best barometer for the overall diversity of content across the digest line), but now things have just gotten too bland and middle-of-the-road, too plain vanilla.

On studying what went on (since I didn't start buying the digests myself until 2014), and comparing them to the contents of the most current issues of Archie, World of Archie, and Archie and Me Comics Digest, I simply concluded that I'm better off spending my money on trying to collect those back issues I missed from the 2008-2013 period, and a few other older digest runs (like Tales From Riverdale and Jughead and Friends).


« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 02:31:43 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1353 on: January 16, 2018, 10:42:40 AM »
I read
Die Kitty Die #4
The Beauty #7 & #12 & #13 & #14 & #15
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 09:07:25 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1354 on: January 16, 2018, 04:02:53 PM »
I just got The Life With Kevin Book. I skimmed through it. I can't wait to read it.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 09:07:00 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1355 on: January 16, 2018, 06:40:12 PM »
01-11 to 11-16-18:
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
The Little Book of BATMAN
The Little Book of SUPERMAN
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: MOBY DICK TP
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: WAR OF THE WORLDS TP
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND and Other Stories
(adapted by Gou Tanabe)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #6
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP (with the Legion of Super-Heroes) #33
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: BIRDMAN #6
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3
(of 6)
BUGS BUNNY (1990) #2 - Strangely enough, of the 3 stories in this issue, NONE of them was a Bugs Bunny story!
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #5 (of 5)
SHEENA #5
KILL OR BE KILLED #15
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #1
ICE CREAM MAN #1
FIGHTING AMERICAN #4
KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3
(of 6)
ASSASSINISTAS #2 (of ?)
NEMO HC (adapted by Bruno)
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA HC (adapted by Gary Gianni)

SAGG

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1356 on: January 17, 2018, 05:31:43 AM »
01-11 to 11-16-18:
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
The Little Book of BATMAN
The Little Book of SUPERMAN
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: MOBY DICK TP
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: WAR OF THE WORLDS TP
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND and Other Stories
(adapted by Gou Tanabe)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #6
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP (with the Legion of Super-Heroes) #33
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: BIRDMAN #6
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3
(of 6)
BUGS BUNNY (1990) #2 - Strangely enough, of the 3 stories in this issue, NONE of them was a Bugs Bunny story!
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #5 (of 5)
SHEENA #5
KILL OR BE KILLED #15
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #1
ICE CREAM MAN #1
FIGHTING AMERICAN #4
KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3
(of 6)
ASSASSINISTAS #2 (of ?)
NEMO HC (adapted by Bruno)
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA HC (adapted by Gary Gianni)
What in the world is a "Little "Book"?   ???  And what did you think about the Birdman book, DR? I  liked the part about Avenger being able to understand Birdman....
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 05:33:54 AM by SAGG »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1357 on: January 17, 2018, 10:49:51 AM »
01-11 to 11-16-18:
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
The Little Book of BATMAN
The Little Book of SUPERMAN
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: MOBY DICK TP
MANGA CLASSIC READERS: WAR OF THE WORLDS TP
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE HOUND and Other Stories
(adapted by Gou Tanabe)
JIMMY'S BASTARDS #6
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP (with the Legion of Super-Heroes) #33
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: BIRDMAN #6
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3
(of 6)
BUGS BUNNY (1990) #2 - Strangely enough, of the 3 stories in this issue, NONE of them was a Bugs Bunny story!
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT: THE CORPSE MAKERS #5 (of 5)
SHEENA #5
KILL OR BE KILLED #15
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #1
ICE CREAM MAN #1
FIGHTING AMERICAN #4
KONG ON PLANET OF APES #3
(of 6)
ASSASSINISTAS #2 (of ?)
NEMO HC (adapted by Bruno)
20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA HC (adapted by Gary Gianni)
What in the world is a "Little "Book"?   ???  And what did you think about the Birdman book, DR? I  liked the part about Avenger being able to understand Birdman....

The Little Books are small (Flexicover, 4.7 x 6.5 in., 192 pages) books by Taschen, a German publisher specializing in highly graphic books about art, photography, and popular culture. The Little Books are like character histories told through graphic images and captions. They actually derive their content from larger, more expensive hardcover histories of comics written by Paul Levitz (DC) and Roy Thomas (Marvel). There were images in some of these books that even I hadn't seen before. I've provided links to the Taschen site for each of the comic-related Little Books so you can get an idea. Considering that the cover price of a floppy comic is $4, these Little Books are an absolute steal at $10 SRP.

The Little Book of AVENGERS https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48614/facts.the_little_book_of_avengers.htm
The Little Book of CAPTAIN AMERICA https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48617/facts.the_little_book_of_captain_america.htm
The Little Book of FANTASTIC FOUR https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48616/facts.the_little_book_of_fantastic_four.htm
The Little Book of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48615/facts.the_little_book_of_spider_man.htm
The Little Book of BATMAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48602/facts.the_little_book_of_batman_tm.htm
The Little Book of SUPERMAN  https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48601/facts.the_little_book_of_superman_tm.htm
The Little Book of WONDER WOMAN https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/48603/facts.the_little_book_of_wonder_woman_tm.htm



The FUTURE QUEST Birdman was good. I pretty much buy whatever comics Steve Rude draws anyway. He's a genius.

I'm not so much looking forward to the upcoming Mightor issue(s)... that character was a little too rebooted. Taking him out of his prehistoric world (and changing the simple costume) is a bad idea. At least Space Ghost hinted that the Galaxy Trio is still alive out there somewhere, and that he's going to find them (the previous Galaxy Trio stories were flashbacks).
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 12:15:07 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1358 on: January 17, 2018, 12:07:22 PM »
I read each of books for 12 minutes
Deadly Class - Book # 1 - Noise Noise Noise
Life With Kevin
Reggie & Me - Volume #1
The Archies & Other Stories
Archie's FunHouse - Back To School Annual # 27
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 11:53:40 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1359 on: January 18, 2018, 10:37:44 AM »
I read
Invincible #136 & #137 & #138 & #139 & #140 & #141 & # 142 & #143
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 11:53:11 AM by BettyReggie »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1360 on: January 18, 2018, 12:17:58 PM »
Re-reading Super 'Suckers, Die Kitty Die, and Life with Kevin. Remember when comics were funny?

PTF

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1361 on: January 19, 2018, 03:02:32 AM »
Catching up on Sitcomics. They have the first issue of each of their titles for free download (well Z-people later today)

https://sitcomics.net/

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1362 on: January 24, 2018, 12:14:09 PM »
WEEK OF 01-24-18 (so far):
BLACK MAGICK #10
X-MEN BLUE #20

BETTY AND VERONICA: VIXENS #3
- There are a few things that bug me about this book, starting with the fact that overall it seems like it's set in the fifties or early sixties, yet they have smartphones and computers. I'm liking it a little better as of this issue, but only in anticipating that there's an actual story here which has an ending.

ARCHIE'S BIG BOOK VOL 02: FANTASY TP - All but about 18 pages here are reprinted from ACP comics published in the last decade. I mention that not as a detraction, but as a matter of interest in pointing out how the past decade (particular the half-decade between 2010-2014) was one of the most interesting and creative in the entire 75-year history of the characters. Nearly ALL the stories here are reprinted from issues of ARCHIE between #418 and #464, a span of about 46 months. And they're all pretty good stories. The weakest stories here are those 18 pages I mentioned earlier, which reprint "The Mighty Archie Art Players" shorts from issues of LAUGH (2nd series) from the late 1980. Those stories could (and should) have been left out, as there were several other good issue-length stories from the last decade that they could have squeezed in instead.

B & V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS #248 - They seem to have swapped the lead stories (as solicited) between this issue and BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS #249 (which I assume will have the Marcy story which was solicited as appearing in this issue, since this issue has the Harper story promised for that issue).

JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #1 & 2 - So, everyone seems to think Jughead's a werewolf (including Jughead)... but I saw no proof of it in these two issues. So... probably not. Bingo Wilkin is a werewolf, though, and unless I misread things, Reggie is too. I'm not too enthused, but I might check out one or two more issues.

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM UP (with Birds of Prey) #34
LOONEY TUNES #241
SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & THE LEGION OF EVIL #4 (of 4)
EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY'S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #2 (of 6)
MEGA MAN: MASTERMIX #1
(of ?) - 80 pages of Megaman manga in color for $8. This is old material previously appearing in a UDON translation in the standard b&w paperback format. It looks good in the larger size with color. Makes me want to re-read the Archie Action Megaman run, at least to compare, because it really is the same story.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1363 on: January 25, 2018, 07:26:29 AM »
I'll read in a while. I got these 2 comics at the Thift Store - Betty & Veronica #227 & Veronica #227 & Veronica #176 which I just read.
I also read
Jughead #16
Archie #26- SANDY Harrell
Jem & The Holograms #24- Rian Gonzalez

« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 07:57:07 AM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1364 on: January 26, 2018, 07:57:29 AM »
I'll read in a while.

 


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