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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 #420 on: July 02, 2016, 03:11:05 AM »
Picked up Menage a 3 again. It really is Gisele's best comic as far the writing goes. So funny. I love that she's working at a comic book store now and the references to Archie and Japanese manga/pop culture. The only bad thing is the digital version from gumroad takes awhile to arrive in my inbox. :waits impatiently:

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #421 on: July 02, 2016, 09:04:32 AM »
I read Jughead #6-Volume #1 & #149 & #199 & #200 & #201
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 02:09:25 PM by BettyReggie »

spazaru

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #422 on: July 02, 2016, 09:28:58 AM »
I read Jughead #6-Volume #1 & #149 & #199 & #200 & #201


Jughead 200 is one of my favorite Archie issues ever

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #423 on: July 02, 2016, 10:25:58 AM »
I have a regular Jughead #200 & the variant of that issue.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 02:09:45 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #424 on: July 02, 2016, 11:36:10 AM »
I read Jughead #6-Volume #1 & #149 & #199 & #200 & #201


Jughead 200 is one of my favorite Archie issues ever

That was the Sabrina story right, where another witch tricks Jughead into selling her his metabolism, essentially? Dan Parent has a print he sells of that cover (I think his was the alternate one).
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 11:38:09 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

spazaru

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Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #425 on: July 02, 2016, 11:55:15 AM »
I read Jughead #6-Volume #1 & #149 & #199 & #200 & #201


Jughead 200 is one of my favorite Archie issues ever

That was the Sabrina story right, where another witch tricks Jughead into selling her his metabolism, essentially? Dan Parent has a print he sells of that cover (I think his was the alternate one).


Yes that's the one!  So maybe adding Sabrina to the new Jughead comic isn't as weird as it seems.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #426 on: July 02, 2016, 03:05:57 PM »
I read Jughead #6-Volume #1 & #149 & #199 & #200 & #201

Jughead 200 is one of my favorite Archie issues ever

That was the Sabrina story right, where another witch tricks Jughead into selling her his metabolism, essentially? Dan Parent has a print he sells of that cover (I think his was the alternate one).

Yes that's the one!  So maybe adding Sabrina to the new Jughead comic isn't as weird as it seems.

Speaking of "weird", I remember thinking when I read that, that having Sabrina guest-star in a Jughead story was sort of a weird way (and it is kind of a weird Jughead story, and for him, that's saying something) to celebrate a 200th issue. It's a great story however, just not the sort of one I'd expect for a 200th issue. Generally with Archie comics that would mean something like the number 200 would be central to the plot of the story (as the number 666 was for the final issue of ARCHIE, and they used it in ARCHIE #400 too, IIRC) or it would be more of a retrospective type story, with a lot of old characters that hadn't been seen in while all showing up in the story, or something along those lines. The Sabrina thing almost seemed a little random, like when they wrote the story, they weren't even thinking about "which" issue it would come out in. Of course I was glad to see her in that story, and nothing like that had ever been done in an issue of JUGHEAD before.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #427 on: July 02, 2016, 03:35:58 PM »
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #19, 20, 21, & 22 - I've been reading through a big run of these, and really enjoying them. There's a heck of a lot of variety in this digest, and it's a good kind of variety. Some of the reprints that show up on a continuing basis in this title are: Sabrina the Animated Series (let's get that out of the way first, as I consider it pretty much the ONLY drawback detracting from this digest title -- it's in every single issue, and I skip it every single time -- it looks to me like the digest reprinted the entire run of that series); Cheryl Blossom (most issues); Josie & the Pussycats (some older stories, but mostly Stan G shorts from the 90s); That Wilkin Boy (not too often, as that was a regular feature in every issue of JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST); Madhouse (a whole bunch of these have Madhouse sections, which is awesome); Archie's Weird Mysteries (only a few of those); plus the usual mix of Betty, Veronica, Betty & Veronica, Archie, and Jughead stories. A few Reggie stories as well. Three of the Veronica stories in these digests featured Veronica as Powerteen, and they made kind of a big deal about it (Powerteen gets her own splash page introducing the section). Even though I'd read 2 of them before, it was good to read those again.

For new stories, there's also an excellent variety of shorts: I've seen Ginger Lopez, Nancy, Chuck, Chuck & Nancy, Dilton, and even an Archie & Frankie (Valdez) story, all of which were new. I think I saw at least one Mr. Weatherbee story and at least one Reggie story, too. A lot of Archie/Archie & the Gang/Jughead stories as well, of course. I'd say about 2/3rds to 3/4ths of these are by Fernando Ruiz (mostly written by him, too) and the rest mostly by Dan Parent, although there are a few by the Kennedy brothers in there as well. New characters were introduced in some (like Wendy Weatherbee in #10, and Raj Patel and his family in #21). Really, there's some great stuff in this digest that I don't see a lot in other digest titles. Generally there seem to be about 2 or 3 new shorts (10 to 12 pagers for the lead story, then one or two 5 or 6 pagers in the back) in every issue.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2016, 03:43:40 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #428 on: July 02, 2016, 06:30:59 PM »
Oh, and Li'l Jinx. Jinx is pretty much in every one of those, but I really like the way it's reprinted here. Instead of bunching all the Li'l Jinx stories up in one 12 or 15 page section, they're all spread out evenly, and for the most part, it's all 1 or 2 pagers, with rare exceptions. So it's just a brief pause before launching into the next couple of longer stories featuring the other characters. That's the ideal way to read Jinx stories as far as I'm concerned. WHAM-BAM. I get too bored when they clump up too many of these together.

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #429 on: July 03, 2016, 11:36:12 AM »
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #25, 26, 27 & 28 - #25 had a new 12-page story of Dilton, drawn by Fernando Ruiz, and #26 had a new 11-page story of Reggie, also drawn by Ruiz, but written by George Gladir. All these issues had reprinted Moose stories (not just the one-page gag ones, although those show up randomly in a lot of issues), and I recall one of the earlier issues also had a reprinted Moose story as well. It appears I was mistaken in my earlier post about Sabrina the Animated Series being in every issue, as with #25 it is gone, and replaced by an Archie's Weird Mysteries section (starting with reprints of the 1st issue of that title). #27 has another appearance by Wendy Weatherbee (in another story written & drawn by Ruiz) that tells about her father, Tony Weatherbee, who's Waldo Weatherbee's (almost-)identical twin brother. He has a full head of hair and facial hair, and is into motorcyles, so he opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop. The two brothers had grown apart over the years because of their opposite interests (and Waldo was jealous because his brother never lost his hair like he did), but they reconcile in this story. In a flashback to the brothers' younger years, we get to see a young Geraldine Grundy (sometimes called Gerri) and a young Hirarm Lodge. Geraldine has red hair and Hiram's hair is black, in case you're wondering. By #25, the new 5-6 pagers are gone - only the 11-12 page lead story is new. In addition to AWM, these all have Josie and the Pussycats sections (reprints of Stan G. stories from the '90s). #28 has a new Archie lead story by Ruiz.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2016, 12:37:40 PM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #430 on: July 03, 2016, 11:37:04 PM »
I read some Digital Comics
Life With Kevin #1
Betty's Diary 75th Year
World Of Archie-Pals vs Gals
Sunstone-Volume #4
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 05:33:41 PM by BettyReggie »

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #431 on: July 04, 2016, 01:45:24 AM »
Read all the Kevin Keller issues.

BettyReggie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #432 on: July 05, 2016, 03:37:54 PM »
I read each of these books for 12 minutes
🔮  -World Of Archie Comics Double Digest #48
📒-  Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #266
💜 -Archie & Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #15
🍓 -I finished Archie's Funhouse Comics Double Digest #13
« Last Edit: July 05, 2016, 05:33:59 PM by BettyReggie »

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #433 on: July 06, 2016, 12:49:37 PM »
Today, July 6:
HILLBILLY #1
FLINTSTONES #1
SILVER SURFER #15
MOON KNIGHT #4
PUNISHER #3
DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER #3 (of 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #6 (of 6)
EMPRESS #4 (of 7)
UNCLE SCROOGE #320
DONALD DUCK #382
LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #2 (of 3)
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT #12 (of 12)
THE BADGER #5 (of 5)
FUTURE QUEST #2
BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED & MRS. PEEL #1 (of 6)
INVADER ZIM #11
KIM & KIM #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
AQUAMAN #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #11
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #29 & 30

irishmoxie

Re: What comics have you been reading?
« Reply #434 on: July 06, 2016, 08:54:50 PM »
Today, July 6:
HILLBILLY #1
FLINTSTONES #1
SILVER SURFER #15
MOON KNIGHT #4
PUNISHER #3
DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER #3 (of 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1
SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #6 (of 6)
EMPRESS #4 (of 7)
UNCLE SCROOGE #320
DONALD DUCK #382
LOBSTER JOHNSON METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #2 (of 3)
WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT #12 (of 12)
THE BADGER #5 (of 5)
FUTURE QUEST #2
BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED & MRS. PEEL #1 (of 6)
INVADER ZIM #11
KIM & KIM #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
AQUAMAN #2
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #11
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #29 & 30


Looking forward to The Flintstones and Kim & Kim. How were they?


Edit: read Bounty and Kim and Kim now. I keep thinking they're the same series. Unfortunately Kim and Kim pulls a bait and switch where the interior art is not as great as the cover.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 10:43:29 PM by irishmoxie »

 


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