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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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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.

spazaru

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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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