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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #240 on: May 06, 2016, 04:04:05 pm »
ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #268 came in the mail this morning, and I'm about halfway through it. I'd probably have finished it hours ago if I weren't typing a few huge replies over on another thread.


TWO Raj Patel stories in one month? Are Archie digests in India outselling the U.S. ones? I don't mean just 2 new digest stories where he shows up somewhere in the story, I mean 2 where he's one of the three main characters in the story. Maybe they're gearing up for a Raj Patel digital exclusive collection or something.

spazaru

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #241 on: May 06, 2016, 04:32:53 pm »
ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #268 came in the mail this morning, and I'm about halfway through it. I'd probably have finished it hours ago if I weren't typing a few huge replies over on another thread.


TWO Raj Patel stories in one month? Are Archie digests in India outselling the U.S. ones? I don't mean just 2 new digest stories where he shows up somewhere in the story, I mean 2 where he's one of the three main characters in the story. Maybe they're gearing up for a Raj Patel digital exclusive collection or something.

Who knows if it's true, but Jon Goldwater always says India is very important to them and they do well there. 

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #242 on: May 06, 2016, 09:31:29 pm »
I read some digital comics for 12 minutes each
📖-Team Betty
📖-B & V -Snow Day
📖-Jughead In Love
📖-Archie & Friends-Love Is Blind

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #243 on: May 07, 2016, 04:52:52 am »
I got up early & read
Jughead #5-Thomas Pitilli variant
Archie #6-Veronica Fish
Archie #7-Djibril Morissette-Phan variant
Saga #31

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #244 on: May 07, 2016, 09:20:00 am »
I read
Saga #36
BatGirl #51- they changed the artist, I miss Babbs Tarr. Her art was great.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8
Invincible #127-they changed the artist too, I miss the guy who did the other issues
Casey & April-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #245 on: May 07, 2016, 02:02:07 pm »
More of ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL #268


Didn't have time to read that much today. Found a few more Archie Comics when I went to my LCS today, a BETTY AND VERONICA, a BETTY'S DIARY, and an issue of ARCHIE'S TV LAUGH-OUT. No SABRINAs or JOSIEs, though.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 02:05:07 pm by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #246 on: May 08, 2016, 01:02:17 am »
Some Laugh comics from the late 80s series because they contain Josie and Sabrina stories. Adding them to the GCD as I go.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #247 on: May 08, 2016, 06:06:41 am »
Some Laugh comics from the late 80s series because they contain Josie and Sabrina stories. Adding them to the GCD as I go.

Excellent. I was just combing through that listing for Laugh at GCDb (or maybe it was the second series) looking for the Sabrina and Josie stories. Maybe when I have some more complete (or at least somewhat substantial in terms of multiple issues) runs of those older anthology titles (TV Laugh-Out is another, as is Pep Comics) I'll be able to contribute a few things to the index. I realize you can just add a single issue here or there, but I haven't really spent any time looking at the mechanics of adding listings, the format and whatnot. Seems like it would be easier to just concentrate on one title at a time, if I had a bunch of issues of the same. My older issues are sparse and pretty random acquisitions at this point. I haven't really seriously devoted time to searching out ones of particular interest, because I still have only the vaguest sense of what stories go in which titles in which time periods. That and a lack of good selection of Archie back issues to buy anywhere but online. I need more help from GCD than I'm able to give at this point. All I know is that I like Sabrina and Josie stories, and Betty & Veronica stories drawn by Dan DeCarlo. Wish I had more of the originals.

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #248 on: May 08, 2016, 04:28:42 pm »
Some Laugh comics from the late 80s series because they contain Josie and Sabrina stories. Adding them to the GCD as I go.

Excellent. I was just combing through that listing for Laugh at GCDb (or maybe it was the second series) looking for the Sabrina and Josie stories. Maybe when I have some more complete (or at least somewhat substantial in terms of multiple issues) runs of those older anthology titles (TV Laugh-Out is another, as is Pep Comics) I'll be able to contribute a few things to the index. I realize you can just add a single issue here or there, but I haven't really spent any time looking at the mechanics of adding listings, the format and whatnot. Seems like it would be easier to just concentrate on one title at a time, if I had a bunch of issues of the same. My older issues are sparse and pretty random acquisitions at this point. I haven't really seriously devoted time to searching out ones of particular interest, because I still have only the vaguest sense of what stories go in which titles in which time periods. That and a lack of good selection of Archie back issues to buy anywhere but online. I need more help from GCD than I'm able to give at this point. All I know is that I like Sabrina and Josie stories, and Betty & Veronica stories drawn by Dan DeCarlo. Wish I had more of the originals.


Some stories I liked so far:
"Camp Scamps" in Laugh #10 - Sabrina is a camp counselor for mischievous young witches. (not reprinted elsewhere that I can find)
"Clowns of Renown" in Laugh #11 - Sabrina is a clown and helps another clown entertain some children with magic.
"Maid of Money" in Laugh #18 - Melody wears a dress made out of dollar bills and gives them out to the boys at the dance.
"It's Magic" in Laugh #14 - The Pussycats get a band of magician's costumes by mistake.



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60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #249 on: May 09, 2016, 01:29:41 am »
I read Archie Comics Digest #195 and Archie #116-119

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #250 on: May 09, 2016, 03:03:46 am »
JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #15, 16, 17, 18

There are good new Fernando Ruiz Jughead stories in all of these. #17 has "New Superkid In Town", a 10 page story that takes place at the local comic shop, where Archie, Jughead and Chuck are excited about the upcoming in-store appearance of Hugh Kendraw (punny... "you-can-draw"), a famous comic creator who has a new reality TV series entitled So You Wanna Be A Superhero?. (An obvious reference to the then-current reality TV series, Who Wants To Be A Superhero?, hosted by Stan Lee.) As part of the promotional kickoff for the new show, Kendraw will be judging a competition at the store with fans creating their own superhero characters, and appearing as them in costume. The winner of the contest gets to appear on the show and will be drawn into one of Kendraw's comic books as a guest star character. At the comic shop they bump into Dexter Daring, a meek, mild-mannered glasses-wearing teen, who begs off from participating in the competition, claiming it's "a little too much excitement for me".

Chuck creates a costume for himself as his superhero Fastball, a baseball-inspired superhero; Jughead appears as The Living Statue, whose indestructible stone body can't be harmed (but he has some mobility issues in his costume); Betty & Veronica appear in identical costumes sporting the Roman numeral II as a symbol, as one girl who can split herself into two bodies named Gemini; and Archie appears in an orange and yellow costume as Count Vertical, his superhero creation whose not-very-well-thought-out superpower is vertical flight (he can only levitate up and down, not horizontally). All of them are impressed when they witness the real superhero Courageous Kid flying overhead, saving Riverdale from the threat of an impending meteor impact (no points for guessing that Dex is secretly Courageous Kid). The final panel punchline comes after an irritated Hugh Kendraw throws up his arms in frustration over the parade of ill-conceived wannabe superhero character contestants, refusing to continue judging the competition. His parting accurate observation is "This town wouldn't know a REAL SUPER HERO if it stared one right in the face!" My own observation would be that Stan Lee must likely have felt the same frustration often in the judging of contestants on his cable series Who Wants To Be A Superhero?, but years of experience dealing with wannabe comic book writers and artists certainly must have armed him with diplomacy and tact. On the couple of episodes of that show I managed to catch, Lee handled the less-talented participants with kid gloves.

That story caused me to ponder the similar plot of Night At the Comic Shop (also drawn by Ruiz, and hardly coincidentally, I think -- he seems to relish these opportunities to work superheroes into the Archiverse, and the results are always enjoyable to me). In that story, a meteor impact at the comic book shop causes a rift in the multiverse, opening a number of dimensional gateways to parallel worlds inhabited by other characters formerly published by ACP. But where was Courageous Kid when he was needed?! (Probably otherwise occupied, off in outer space stopping some incipient cosmic disaster or alien incursion... it's the most likely explanation in these all-too-common situations.)

Reggie's cousin Regina appears in "Cousin Calamity" issue #18, where she actually goes on a date (not shown) with Jughead! Regina actually reminded me of one of the prettier versions of Ethel, without the buck teeth and with eye makeup and lipstick, except for her hairstyle. At least, to me she looked more like Ethel than a female Reggie, which was what I expected. She's mad at herself after the date, when her anticipated pranking of Jughead on their date got sidetracked by a trip to a burger joint and a movie, followed by ice cream and a long walk in the park, resulting in what she claims is the best date she ever had (she was having such a good time, she forgot to prank him).
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60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #251 on: May 09, 2016, 08:45:51 pm »
I was going to continue reading Archie #120 to maybe #125 but with my allergies acting up I don't feel like reading  :(

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #252 on: May 09, 2016, 09:34:25 pm »
I took a break from reading today. Maybe tomorrow.

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #253 on: May 10, 2016, 05:49:38 am »
Finally started Millar’s “Jupiter’s Legacy” … fairly typical Millar  ::) (which is to say pretty good)

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #254 on: May 10, 2016, 07:52:05 am »
Finally started Millar’s “Jupiter’s Legacy” … fairly typical Millar  ::) (which is to say pretty good)


I liked the prequel, Jupiter's Circle, even better in terms of the writing, although it's not as consistent having more than one artist.

 


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