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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222678 times)

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60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #270 on: May 13, 2016, 02:08:30 PM »
I just got My Dinner with Lulu (Little Lulu Vol.1)


invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #271 on: May 13, 2016, 03:43:55 PM »
Read “Protectors, Inc.” while waiting for the conclusion of Jupiter’s Circle on Wednesday  — good stuff; really a long graphic novel … Jupiter’s was good to — with a return to Legacy next month to anticipate …
After those: Silk 8 (Spiderwomen #6), Gwenpool 2 (funny — of a sort I don’t usually enjoy, but it’s growing on me …) and of course Archie … which was good, but … while I enjoyed it it was just … good …
Also read through Paul Jenkin’s Sidekick … just gratuitous humour  :-\ if it wasn’t relatively short (and long finished) I’d have dropped it …

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #272 on: May 13, 2016, 03:47:41 PM »
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.
It was good, but it invoked “Before Watchmen” for me, with the Justice League/DC heroes standing in for Charlton’s … and while Millar is good (even great at times) the overall comparison is not in his favour (though he makes a strong effort) …
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 03:49:53 PM by invisifan »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #273 on: May 13, 2016, 04:17:43 PM »
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.
It was good, but it invoked “Before Watchmen” for me, with the Justice League/DC heroes standing in for Charlton’s … and while Millar is good (even great at times) the overall comparison is not in his favour (though he makes a strong effort) …


I sort of wished I'd been able to read the whole thing in the proper chronological sequence, though. I believe there's still a third book to Jupiter's Circle, and it's been so long since the original Jupiter's Legacy came out that I've lost the thread a little, so I may wait until Jupiter's Circle is completed, then go back and read Book 1 of Jupiter's Legacy again before going on to Book 2. JLA simulacra (like Squadron Supreme) is such a common trope in comics now that I can't even see it as Moore's Minutemen, or whatever the abortive Silver Age group was called. Millar's characters don't really live in that Watchmen-like world, where Dr. Manhattan was the only real superpowered character, they have all the cornball Silver Age-y JLA-type adventures fighting alien invasions and supervillains, and they even have their own 'Teen Titans'. Obviously done with love and affection for those original comics.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #274 on: May 13, 2016, 05:18:19 PM »
Read “Protectors, Inc.” while waiting for the conclusion of Jupiter’s Circle on Wednesday  — good stuff; really a long graphic novel … Jupiter’s was good to — with a return to Legacy next month to anticipate …
After those: Silk 8 (Spiderwomen #6), Gwenpool 2 (funny — of a sort I don’t usually enjoy, but it’s growing on me …) and of course Archie … which was good, but … while I enjoyed it it was just … good …
Also read through Paul Jenkin’s Sidekick … just gratuitous humour  :-\ if it wasn’t relatively short (and long finished) I’d have dropped it …


Protectors, Inc. the J. Michael Straczynski book? Funny you mentioned Paul Jenkin's Sidekick, as I'd never heard of it or him (or is it the Marvel Paul Jenkins? Different guy? Jenkins is not known for his humor.), but while I didn't read JMS' Protectors, I did read J. Michael Straczynski's Sidekick (interesting, but pretty downbeat... there are no real good guys in the story, so it's hard to know who you're supposed to root for by the end of it). Intriguing concept, but I'm not so sure how I felt about the ending. I was reminded somewhat of Rick Veitch's Bratpack, from long ago.


Hermes' THE PHANTOM was great, but it did make me wish there was some way there could be a real Phantom/Tarzan crossover story. Old-school in a good way, and much better than Moonstone's Phantom (which wasn't bad, really) and MILES better than Dynamite's. Can't wait for Hermes' second Phantom series coming in August.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 05:33:47 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #275 on: May 13, 2016, 05:40:04 PM »
Protectors, Inc. the J. Michael Straczynski book? Funny you mentioned Paul Jenkin's Sidekick, as I'd never heard of it or him (or is it the Marvel Paul Jenkins? Different guy? Jenkins is not known for his humor.), but while I didn't read JMS' Protectors, I did read J. Michael Straczynski's Sidekick (interesting, but pretty downbeat... there are no real good guys in the story, so it's hard to know who you're supposed to root for by the end of it). Intriguing concept, but I'm not so sure how I felt about the ending. I was reminded somewhat of Rick Veitch's Bratpack, from long ago.
Likely the same Paul Jenkins — and if so, still not known for his humour IMO — and yes, Protectors, Inc. the J. Michael Straczynski book — more of a mystery+love story with “super”heroes as a complicating factor … and not so downbeat … well, mostly. and I actually picked up the Jenkins’ Sidekick because I came across it first when looking for the other, so not so much a coincidence really …

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #276 on: May 13, 2016, 05:55:25 PM »
It was good, but it invoked “Before Watchmen” for me, with the Justice League/DC heroes standing in for Charlton’s … and while Millar is good (even great at times) the overall comparison is not in his favour (though he makes a strong effort) …
I sort of wished I'd been able to read the whole thing in the proper chronological sequence, though. I believe there's still a third book to Jupiter's Circle, and it's been so long since the original Jupiter's Legacy came out that I've lost the thread a little, so I may wait until Jupiter's Circle is completed, then go back and read Book 1 of Jupiter's Legacy again before going on to Book 2. JLA simulacra (like Squadron Supreme) is such a common trope in comics now that I can't even see it as Moore's Minutemen, or whatever the abortive Silver Age group was called. Millar's characters don't really live in that Watchmen-like world, where Dr. Manhattan was the only real superpowered character, they have all the cornball Silver Age-y JLA-type adventures fighting alien invasions and supervillains, and they even have their own 'Teen Titans'. Obviously done with love and affection for those original comics.
Well, I would say that you are supposed to read Legacy without the foreknowledge of just how corrupt “Brainwave” really is, so the start comes as a shock … Circle v2 comes to a natural close, but there’s room for a 3rd which I think implies a 3rd Legacy series as well …  in many ways Circle opens more cans of worms than it answers questions …
 
Watchmen of course had nothing to do with the JLA/JSA, the Minutemen was just the old Charlton heroes used as a team the way everyone formed teams — but the Circle is not just a homage to the old DC heroes, it even uses very recent DC material …

invisifan

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #277 on: May 14, 2016, 12:58:01 AM »
And now finished the JMS Sidekick ...

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #278 on: May 14, 2016, 04:12:20 AM »
Got about halfway through ARCHIE BY BOB MONTANA: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER COMICS 1960-1963 - THE SWINGIN' SIXTIES. The title "The Swingin' Sixties" is a bit of a misnomer here, as there's nothing particularly "Swingin' " about these strips (the "Swingin' Sixties" didn't really get underway until the arrival of The Beatles in America in 1964). I like this volume a bit less than the previous one (1946-1948) because ALL the strips here are independent and unrelated gags. In the earlier volume, Montana had little running storylines, even though each strip stood on its own as a "gag-a-day" strip. That was a tough thing to pull off, but he did it beautifully in those early strips. A punchline every day, while still moving a short continuity of related strips forward -- a series of incidents all happening during a running theme.

Also read about half of JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #27 (good new story by Bill Galvan, who was particularly well-suited as an artist for Jughead).

Reading Dynamite's DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #3-6 now.

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #279 on: May 14, 2016, 01:55:07 PM »
Archie #124, 125, 126

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #280 on: May 14, 2016, 02:48:44 PM »
I'm going read these books for 12 minutes each
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #242
B & V Friends Comics Annual #246
World Of Archie Comics Annual #50
« Last Edit: May 14, 2016, 04:22:20 PM by BettyReggie »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #281 on: May 14, 2016, 04:23:19 PM »
I finished World Of Archie Comics Annual #50.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #282 on: May 14, 2016, 07:25:35 PM »
I read Saga #32 & #33 & #34 & #35 & #36.

60sBettyandReggie

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #283 on: May 16, 2016, 12:43:49 AM »
Someone lent me a copy of the reboot Jughead #1 and I just finished reading it.
Did. Not. Like. It. At. All. Nevermind the fact that I don't care for the reboots or the new style, or Erica's hideous drawings. The comic is just not funny. It was boring, it did not make me laugh not even one bit, plot is not interesting. The guy said I could also borrow the other issues if I want to, but frankly I don't feel like reading the other ones.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #284 on: May 16, 2016, 01:25:02 AM »
Sunday I read a bunch of JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGESTs. Issues # 29, 30, 32, 33, 37 and 38. That brings me to the end of that title's run, but I'm still missing issues #3, 7, 13, 23, 25, 26, 31, 34, 35, and 36.

I also read about another 70 pages in ARCHIE BY BOB MONTANA: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER COMICS 1960-1963, bringing me up to page 202, with exactly 70 pages left to go (hopefully I'll finish that today). I've already ordered the next (and last to date) volume of this series to be released by IDW/LoAC, 1963-1965, and should have it in day or two.

 


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