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  • irishmoxie: I own all of B&V Spectacular and most of the later issues of Life with Archie but I would definitely get these collections as they are easier to read without worrying about tearing the pages of fragile comics. Digital would be even better for me.
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  • irishmoxie: I don't see that classic B&V Vol 1 from the 50s up for pre-order on Amazon anymore. So it looks like they've ditched that idea for now.
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  • irishmoxie: I think their idea was to go with the more "edgy" Classic Archie ie fantasy stories from Life with Archie. I haven't read many of the Archie at Riverdale High books but my impression was that they were the "issue" books focusing on a particular issue pertinent to teens like protesting school lunches or something.
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  • rusty: Dark Horse could still have the rights, even if they are not using them.  Archie may be thinking that the Life With Archie and Archie at Riverdale High books wi be more marketable than the older comics.  If so, I would agree with that thinking.  Cosmo is an interesting choice for a collection, but maybe they are hoping to capitalize on the new series or have other plans.
    February 15, 2018, 08:28:49 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: They also have "Cosmo: The Complete Merry Martian" up for pre-order!  How many of these things are in the works? This could be cool, but as DeCarlo Rules says, it's some kind of weird titles they're starting with.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: I'm not really sure if the B&V Spectacular collection goes back to include the individual B&V Spec issues from the Archie Giant Series, or starts with #1 of the 1990s series, either.
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  • DeCarlo Rules: Dark Horse has only really done the 1940s (and early 1950s) ARCHIE and 2 volumes of JUGHEAD, and they haven't solicited a new volume in a couple of years. ACP could certainly start with any title (Archie's Girls B&V, or Archie's Pals 'n' Gals, for instance) besides those two.
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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222801 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1365 on: January 30, 2018, 09:32:07 AM »
01-25 to 01-30:
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #2
THANOS #15
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #3 & 4
(of 5)
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 (of 12)
ACTION COMICS #996
DETECTIVE COMICS #973
WONDER WOMAN #39
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 & 23
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #3
(of 6)
CALIFORNIA GIRLS #1 (June 1987)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #19
BETTY PAGE #7
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS #260
DOCTOR STRANGE #281-284

SAGG

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1366 on: January 30, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
01-25 to 01-30:
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #2
THANOS #15
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #3 & 4
(of 5)
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 (of 12)
ACTION COMICS #996
DETECTIVE COMICS #973
WONDER WOMAN #39
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 & 23
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #3
(of 6)
CALIFORNIA GIRLS #1 (June 1987)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #19
BETTY PAGE #7
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS #260
DOCTOR STRANGE #281-284

Doomsday Clock is an interesting series. What do you think of the fusion of the classic "Watchmen" and the DC characters, DR? They're certainly allowing profanity in it like the original....

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1367 on: January 30, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Doomsday Clock is an interesting series. What do you think of the fusion of the classic "Watchmen" and the DC characters, DR? They're certainly allowing profanity in it like the original...

I've been enjoying it so far (as I did parts of Before Watchmen). But where's it's all going, and will it ultimately mean anything when it gets there? That's usually the biggest question involved in any major comics event or story arc today. They seem to have gotten the "keep the reader hooked" part down to a science... what isn't so well practiced in comics today is the denouement -- the climax or payoff of the story. The last thing I read that was written by Geoff Johns was a long multipart Justice League story that brought back (for the first time since the 2011 DC reboot) the Crime Syndicate (the evil JLA counterparts from Earth-3), which was a great story right up until the end -- which was a big letdown. It just doesn't seem like there can be any permanent fusion of the Watchmen and DC universes, or any lasting impact on the classic DC heroes. But they've got me for 12 issues, anyway.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 07:09:51 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1368 on: January 30, 2018, 07:33:20 PM »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
The Archies & Other Stories
Blankets
Life With Kevin
Suburban Glamour
Deadly Class - Noise Noise Noise

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1369 on: January 31, 2018, 01:12:13 PM »
01-31-18:
JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #3
THE ARCHIES #4
RICK & MORTY #34
STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND THE FLEX FIGHTERS #1 (of 3)
GALAKTIKON #4
PUNISHER: PLATOON #5 (of 6)
MOON KNIGHT #191
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 (of 5)
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1
MYSTIK U #2 (of 3)
JLA DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1
ASTRO CITY #50

SAGG

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1370 on: January 31, 2018, 11:51:52 PM »
01-31-18:
JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER #3
THE ARCHIES #4
RICK & MORTY #34
STRETCH ARMSTRONG AND THE FLEX FIGHTERS #1 (of 3)
GALAKTIKON #4
PUNISHER: PLATOON #5 (of 6)
MOON KNIGHT #191
PHOENIX RESURRECTION #5 (of 5)
DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1
MYSTIK U #2 (of 3)
JLA DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1
ASTRO CITY #50

Interesting that you're reading the Archies. I thought you had misgivings about the New Archie universe, DR. What's your take? 😊

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1371 on: February 01, 2018, 04:08:59 AM »
Interesting that you're reading the Archies. I thought you had misgivings about the New Archie universe, DR. What's your take? 😊

I just picked up THE ARCHIES #4 for the variant cover by Mike Allred. I'll sometimes pick up a book for the variant cover if it's a piece of art I really like, by one of a handful of my favorite artists (Allred, Steve Rude, Alex Ross, Dan Parent, Gisele, a few others). It's hard to stick to any absolute rules about this, but I try to limit my purchasing of variants, because there are just so MANY of them. In general, I try to avoid the "limited" type variant covers (1-in-10/25/50/100) that cost 10 bucks or more, but succumb to the temptation if it's a regular-priced book.

The guest-stars in this issue being the Monkees was a factor, too -- so I figured I might as well read it (I was wondering how they'd do that, given the timewarp factor). Interesting that the regular artist Joe Eisma here adopted a pseudo-classic style for the main "dream sequence" part of the story. He doesn't quite have the cartooning chops to pull it off (as opposed to Derek Charm, when he drew the in-game "cartoon" versions of Jughead & the gang in JUGHEAD). It might have worked if they'd let Rich Koslowski ink those pages. Still, I think it would have been a much better story if they'd just gotten Gisele or Dan Parent to draw those pages. I got the impression that Alex Segura's story was aiming to reflect the same 'off-the-wall' style of story that Frank Doyle used (possibly inspired by the Monkees TV series) when doing those earliest Archies stories with Bob White in LIFE WITH ARCHIE. There is a neat little in-joke reference to the supposed fact that the Monkees passed on recording the song "Sugar, Sugar" when it was offered to them by producer Don Kirshner (in the story, it's claimed to be a rumor -- don't know if that's the actual case). Doesn't make me want to follow the title regularly... but once again, I'll be picking up THE ARCHIES #6 specifically to get Dan Parent's variant cover with Blondie. It just occurs to me that this current series of THE ARCHIES is spinning off the sales success of Alex Segura's previous collaborations with Dan Parent on ARCHIE MEETS KISS and with Gisele on ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES (but the artwork makes a big difference to me).

As for JUGHEAD: THE HUNGER, I'd say that #3 (a loaner copy) is the last issue I'll read. I've satisfied whatever curiosity I had about that series, so no need for me to continue.
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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1372 on: February 06, 2018, 09:57:41 PM »
THE SIMON & KIRBY LIBRARY: SCIENCE FICTION HC
SKY MASTERS OF THE SPACE FORCE: THE COMPLETE DAILIES HC
THE SIMON & KIRBY LIBRARY: HORROR! HC
THE STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS HC

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1373 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

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1374 on: February 09, 2018, 06:32:33 PM »
I read these books for 12 minutes each
Deadly Class - Book #1- Noise Noise Noise
Life With Kevin- Volume #1
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #260
And I finished The Archies & Other Stories
I also read
The Archie #5- Eisma's
Archie #27

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1375 on: February 16, 2018, 06:38:43 AM »
02-09-18 to 02-15-18:
KYRRA: ALIEN JUNGLE GIRL TP
Akihiro Yamada's LOST CONTINENT #1-6 (of 6)  [Eclipse Comics, 1990]
Yukito Kishiro's BATTLE ANGEL ALITA Deluxe Edition HC VOL 01
Shigeru Mizuki's KITARO VOL 05: KITARO THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
DRAGONS RIOTING VOL 08 (of 9)
SAINT SEIYA: SAINTIA SHO VOL 01
ACTION COMICS #997
TITANS #20
WONDER WOMAN #40
DEADMAN #4
(of 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #974

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1376 on: February 16, 2018, 10:11:06 AM »
I read
The Archies #1 - Pitilli
Your Pal Archie #1
Betty & Veronica Vixens #1- Staples
Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica #1- Conner
And these books for 12 minutes each
The Best Of Archie - Book #3
Archie 1000 Page Comics Bonanza
Archie 1000 Page Comics Shindig

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1377 on: February 18, 2018, 07:21:59 AM »
02-16-18 to 02-18-18:
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1 ("MILK WARS" Part 3 of 5)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24
CAPTAIN AMERICA #698
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3
DOCTOR STRANGE #385
KILL OR BE KILLED #16
- Just an amazingly well-told, interesting story with a 'high-concept' premise that keeps you guessing all the way along. One of the absolute best comics on the market right now. It could be one of those Showtime, Netflix, or HBO series in terms of realism... but part of the idea is that we're never quite sure what is real here and what is not.

KICK-ASS #1 (of 6) - Surprisingly, this had no connection (the only tenuous connection is the protagonist's costume) with the previous KICK-ASS series that was adapted into a couple of films. Feels a little like a bait-and-switch scheme, but I guess I'll wait another issue or two until I can figure out where this one is actually headed.

SKYBOURNE #5 (of 5)
COMIC BOOK CREATOR Magazine #16 (Interview with Dan Parent!)

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #1378 on: Today at 04:50:51 AM »
02-21-18:
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NICK WILSON #2 (of 5)
TWISTED ROMANCE #2 & 3 (of 4)
HELLBOY & THE B.P.R.D. 1955 #20
EMPOWERED & SISTAH SPOOKY'S HIGH SCHOOL HELL #3 (of 6)
HIT-GIRL IN COLUMBIA #1 (of 4)
ICE CREAM MAN #2
MOONSHINE #7
KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #4 (of 6)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN: PRIME #1
PUNISHER: THE PLATOON #6 (of 6)
BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #1 (of ?)
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #4 (of 6)
CAVE CARSON/SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1 ("MILK WARS" Part 4)
FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS: BIRDMAN #7
COMPULSIVE COMICS bY Eric Haven TP
DEVILMAN GRIMOIRE VOL 02

 


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