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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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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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