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Author Topic: What comics have you been reading?  (Read 222679 times)

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irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #360 on: June 07, 2016, 01:34:00 PM »
I've mostly been updating on Goodreads these days.


Paper Girls #6 - I was just about to give up on this series (because they weren't explaining anything) but this book brought me back. I loved the fish out of water experience the 80's girls had in 2016 and the 3 Erins.


Escape to Gold Mountain - a very difficult and horrifying book to read but a very important one. This is for those interested in Asian studies or race relations.


Curb Stomp #1 - Didn't like it at all unfortunately despite the beautiful colors. I wanted it to be Jem and the Holograms but it just wasn't. Why are these so few comics about music and bands??


Grimm Fairy Tales The Little Mermaid - Just terrible.


Part Time Princesses #1 - It was ok. Loved the idea of the setting - amusement parks, summer, and princesses.


Ares & Aphrodite #1 - I'm trying out Comixology Unlimited which unfortunately is mostly just issue/volume #1's. So if you like a series you have to buy it. This was ok. It was like a rom-com movie but in comic format.


The Undertaking of Lily Chen - Great idea (corpse brides are fascinating) but the old fashioned art style did not at all go with the modern dialogue.


Through the Woods - Loved it! Spooky stories and fabulous art. Why don't they make more like these??


BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #361 on: June 07, 2016, 06:13:31 PM »
⛵ I read each of these books for 12 minutes
Archie 1000 Page Mega Digest
Archie Giant Comics Party
World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #49
Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #233
And I finished Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #232
« Last Edit: June 09, 2016, 07:17:51 AM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #362 on: June 08, 2016, 12:26:58 AM »
HOWARD THE DUCK #8
GODS OF WAR #1 (of 4)
MICKEY MOUSE #322
DONALD DUCK #381
THE SHADOW: DEATH OF MARGO LANE #1 (of 6)
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT #11 (of 12)
EMPRESS #3 (of 7)
MIDNIGHT OF THE SOUL #1 (of 5)
INVADER ZIM #10
STAR TREK #55-58 (Legacy of Spock, Parts 1-4)
STAR TREK: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #363 on: June 08, 2016, 01:12:50 AM »
Best of Jughead Crowning Achievements - loved the Craig Boldman stories. I'm thinking of going back and reading all the ones he wrote.


In Real Life by Jen Wang - poignant, girlie gamer story.  :smitten:

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #364 on: June 08, 2016, 11:55:15 AM »
Best of Jughead Crowning Achievements - loved the Craig Boldman stories. I'm thinking of going back and reading all the ones he wrote.


You're just discovering Craig Boldman's Jughead? He did an incredible 10-year run on Jughead with Rex Lindsey. Gave Jughead an amazing array of quirky obsessions, a vocabulary word of the month, and introduced his arch-nemesis Trula Twyst.

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #365 on: June 08, 2016, 03:51:52 PM »
Best of Jughead Crowning Achievements - loved the Craig Boldman stories. I'm thinking of going back and reading all the ones he wrote.


You're just discovering Craig Boldman's Jughead? He did an incredible 10-year run on Jughead with Rex Lindsey. Gave Jughead an amazing array of quirky obsessions, a vocabulary word of the month, and introduced his arch-nemesis Trula Twyst.

I like Boldman's writing way better than Lindsey's art.  He didn't do bad on the girls but I always thought the guys' heads were too tall or something.

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #366 on: June 08, 2016, 06:06:51 PM »
Best of Jughead Crowning Achievements - loved the Craig Boldman stories. I'm thinking of going back and reading all the ones he wrote.


You're just discovering Craig Boldman's Jughead? He did an incredible 10-year run on Jughead with Rex Lindsey. Gave Jughead an amazing array of quirky obsessions, a vocabulary word of the month, and introduced his arch-nemesis Trula Twyst.

Never gave Jughead much of a try because when he appears in the Archie issues he's very one dimensional and obsessed with food which gets boring. These Craig Boldman stories are probably some of the funniest Archie Comics stories ever.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #367 on: June 09, 2016, 12:21:36 AM »
Best of Jughead Crowning Achievements - loved the Craig Boldman stories. I'm thinking of going back and reading all the ones he wrote.


You're just discovering Craig Boldman's Jughead? He did an incredible 10-year run on Jughead with Rex Lindsey. Gave Jughead an amazing array of quirky obsessions, a vocabulary word of the month, and introduced his arch-nemesis Trula Twyst.

Never gave Jughead much of a try because when he appears in the Archie issues he's very one dimensional and obsessed with food which gets boring. These Craig Boldman stories are probably some of the funniest Archie Comics stories ever.

That's what I meant about the quirky obsessions. The obsessions with food, laziness/avoiding effort, and his relationship to girls aren't isolated things in Craig Boldman's Jughead, but part of a broader range of general eccentricity. I think Boldman realized the food/laziness/girls thing had been done to death over the decades, so while he incorporated those aspects of the character, he tried to make them part of a wider spectrum of oddball behavior. Cleverness and luck (sometimes good, sometimes bad) both play a part in the stories.

daren

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #368 on: June 09, 2016, 05:31:47 AM »

I read Archie Double Digest 269, the one with Fernando's final Archie story. "Happiness is a Clean Pup" about Archie and Jughead starting their own dog washing business.












Pretty soon they expand their business to washing cats:





Obviously the story is funny and Fernando's art is as great as ever. Now we won't be seeing it in any new ACP stories anymore and no need to say to anyone here how much this sucks. Coincidental that this story comes out the same day that ACP announces their new Josie reboot as if as distraction, maybe when Dan Parent does his last story we'll get news of a Reggie reboot. With Reggie in juvie hall or maybe the psych ward if that isn't too tame for them by then.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #369 on: June 09, 2016, 05:53:45 AM »
⛵ I read
Jughead #5-Erica Henderson variant
Betty & Veronica #278-The 90's variant
Archie #6-Derek Charm & Marguerite Sauvage variants
Archie #415 & #645 & 648
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 07:39:52 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #370 on: June 09, 2016, 06:55:24 AM »

I read Archie Double Digest 269, the one with Fernando's final Archie story. "Happiness is a Clean Pup" about Archie and Jughead starting their own dog washing business.












Pretty soon they expand their business to washing cats:





Obviously the story is funny and Fernando's art is as great as ever. Now we won't be seeing it in any new ACP stories anymore and no need to say to anyone here how much this sucks. Coincidental that this story comes out the same day that ACP announces their new Josie reboot as if as distraction, maybe when Dan Parent does his last story we'll get news of a Reggie reboot. With Reggie in juvie hall or maybe the psych ward if that isn't too tame for them by then.

Started reading that yesterday as well. Usually I sit and read the whole digest (Annuals and Jumbos included) in one sitting, but for some reason I fell asleep after reading (I guess) about 50 pages (it was in the middle of the Statue of Liberty story).

And now I'm wondering just what happened to that B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #248, and if I will ever see it, or if it was cancelled with no announcement.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2016, 07:06:15 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #371 on: June 09, 2016, 03:15:28 PM »

I read Archie Double Digest 269, the one with Fernando's final Archie story. "Happiness is a Clean Pup" about Archie and Jughead starting their own dog washing business.












Pretty soon they expand their business to washing cats:





Obviously the story is funny and Fernando's art is as great as ever. Now we won't be seeing it in any new ACP stories anymore and no need to say to anyone here how much this sucks. Coincidental that this story comes out the same day that ACP announces their new Josie reboot as if as distraction, maybe when Dan Parent does his last story we'll get news of a Reggie reboot. With Reggie in juvie hall or maybe the psych ward if that isn't too tame for them by then.

Started reading that yesterday as well. Usually I sit and read the whole digest (Annuals and Jumbos included) in one sitting, but for some reason I fell asleep after reading (I guess) about 50 pages (it was in the middle of the Statue of Liberty story).

And now I'm wondering just what happened to that B&V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #248, and if I will ever see it, or if it was cancelled with no announcement.



How was the rest of that Archie digest? Does it have a lot of summer themed stories?


B&V Friends 248 has been out digitally since 5/25/2016. I've already read it. I'm not sure about the print version. Maybe they are testing the waters to see if people will buy digests digitally now. Or there is some new embargo before the print copies get released.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #372 on: June 09, 2016, 03:33:08 PM »
How was the rest of that Archie digest? Does it have a lot of summer themed stories?


Not that I noticed. I didn't really pay that much attention to when the stories might have been taking place. I guess some or most of them could have been during the summer (there really weren't any "school" stories, but nothing like beach stories, either). The only story that stood out (apart from the longish Statue of Liberty story I mentioned) was one written by Bob Bolling and drawn by Rex Lindsey (first time I've ever seen that particular combo) about Mr. Lodge taking (teenage) Archie with him on a trip to find Mystic Lake's legendary lake monster, "Misty". It has sort of a strange ending, the kind that is becoming an earmark of Bolling's writing to me. Apart from those, nothing really stood out - a pretty average issue.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #373 on: June 10, 2016, 06:28:56 AM »
PREZ: THE FIRST TEEN PRESIDENT TP  - by Joe Simon (w)/ Jerry Grandenetti (a) + Neil Gaiman (w)/ Mike Allred (a) + Ed Brubaker (w)/ Eric Shanower (a)
PREZ was a bizarre concept for a comic book even by DC Comics standards of 1973. (His actual name is Prez Rickard, given no more justification in the story than "When I was born, my mom said 'Someday this baby will be president, so she named me Prez -- ' ".) This collection reprints all 4 issues of the 1970s series plus the unpublished story originally intended as issue #5. Also included is a story by Cary Bates from SUPERGIRL #10 (Oct. 1974) that featured a guest appearance by Prez, plus a 1993 issue of the Vertigo series THE SANDMAN by Neil Gaiman & Mike Allred that revisited the character, and a final one-shot Vertigo Visions from 1995 written by Ed Brubaker, "Smells Like Teen President". I guess it's no more bizarre than Jughead's Time Police, though. In fact, it's not hard to imagine something like President Archie coming out of that late '80s period of experimental titles from ACP.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2016, 06:34:55 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #374 on: June 10, 2016, 06:12:01 PM »
I read The Nameless City for 12 minutes. It's a great book by Faith Erin Hicks. I also read BatGirl #52 & Deadly Class #21 & After Life With Archie #9.
On Saturday Morning I read these books for 13 minutes each
🍦 1-Archie 1000 Page Mega Comics Digest
💅2-Betty & Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #242
💃 3-Archie's Funhouse Jumbo Comics Digest #20
🐾 4-The Archie Wedding-Will You Marry Me?
🌌 5-Friends With Boys
🌾 6-The Nameless City
« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 01:33:37 PM by BettyReggie »

 


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